Lead ~ Excel ~ Align ~ Perform
Sports Leadership and Team Development Programs
Whether in the boardroom or on the field, strong leadership and effective teamwork can mean the difference between an ‘average’ and an ‘exceptional’ performance. Our LEAP (Lead, Excel, Align and Perform) Ahead programs have been specifically designed to elevate the performance and leadership abilities of Athletes, Officials and Administrators within the sporting industry.
Our unique programs offers something no other leadership or team building programs can offer – a genuine accelerator to true self-awareness, inner leadership and teamwork – by working with horses.
The power of Equine Assisted Leadership & Team Development programs has long been recognised by leading sports psychologists and mindset experts as an effective tool for developing and maintaining high performance teams. Our equine partners provide honest, unbiased and immediate responses to individual and group energy, intention, actions, and body language, closing the feedback loop in the present moment. Our experienced leadership coaches support the process guiding participants in developing skills and insights that will immediately improve individual and team performance.
Programs include a combination of immersive experiential learning with the horses, group discussion, individual reflection, assessments, and practical accountability tools. Whether planning for the next season, looking for mid season support or a post-season debrief, our programs can be tailored to meet client objectives as half or full-day workshops, or over multiple sessions through our premium package.
“Leading by the way you did things is the most important thing you can do, people have to watch and learn from that.” Nathan Sharpe
Our Leadership in Action program has been designed for Athletes, Coaches and Administrators in current or emerging leadership roles, including:
- Senior Administrative Leadership Teams
- Coaches, Managers and Team Captains
- Leading Ladies – Women in Sports
- High potential individuals
Self-awareness is an essential trait of great leaders. Taking leadership to that next level means not only making the individual leader aware of their unconscious behaviours and biases and the impact these have on the people around them, but how to use this self-awareness to nurture what is working and change what is not.
Horses require clear, authentic leadership and in working alongside our horses, participants receive unique insights into their leadership style.
Your leaders will develop a deeper level of awareness – of self, others and the environment, in a supportive environment that empowers them with the confidence and skills needed to lead and inspire their teams.
Team Development Programs
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Michael Jordan
Our Teamwork with Horsepower program brings teams together in a unique way to build cohesion and elevate performance whether on the field or in the boardroom.
Through a series of group based activities with horses, participants build greater awareness of themselves and their teammates. In order to work through the tasks successfully with their horse, team members learn to adjust their intentions and behaviours. The cause and effect is obvious and immediate and parallels drawn to everyday situations have profound and lasting benefits for positive change.
Teams will develop communication and leadership skills, awareness of self and others, focus and motivation. Developing emotional intelligence, empathy and awareness lays the foundation for a truly cohesive and effective teamwork.
We work closely with clients to design programs that best meet their unique needs and objectives.