Welcome to the Confidence Blog of Effective Horsemanship — where any and all questions, answers, thoughts and articles about Confidence for Horse And Human can and will be posted — let me know if you want me to write about anything in particular!
So, how did I get into this Confidence Coaching? Well the official story is that after 20 years of coaching leaders and high flyers in Fortune 500 companies, I decided to take advantage of the credit crunch to refocus my work life balance.
But of course there is more to it than that — I myself have had several run-ins with unconfidence, fear – and remember holding a horse’s lead rope crying my eyes out because I was too scared to ride!
I kept finding my confidence — then losing it again – as if it was an object I could lose and find – when all the time it was there inside me, waiting to be uncovered and developed. So I started my own journey to confidence, which led to others asking me to help them with their journeys — and now, from 2008 to March 2014 I have been a full time Confidence Coach. In March 2014 I returned to other work (consulting, writing, etc) to fund my own development and horsemanship progress, so am now coaching part time.
I use my background and training in coaching, along with my experience with natural and classical horsemanship, to create workshops and clinics aimed at developing your ability to measure and manage your own confidence: to become your own confidence coach.
You can find more details of the courses I do on here on the blog, in the Confidence Coaching and Courses section, so take a look there for more up to date info!
I also do one to one coaching for horse related and life related issues: confidence, anxiety, fear, making changes — many things.
I am the author of the “Self Coaching for Confidence” talks, reproduced in 2013 in a five part series in Horsemanship Magazine (www.HorsemanshipMagazine.co.uk ) as the DIY Confidence Course
More recently, I have become involved in extending my confidence work and am currently setting up a collaborative project using horse-assisted coaching in behavioural change programmes for children and young offenders.
Oh, and I also coach people without horses too…..
Hope you enjoy the blog — please comment (so I know real people are reading it!) and feel free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to share anything more privately!
Also,I am inviting anyone who has anything to say about confidence to write a “Guest Blog” for this site
If you can write something between 300 and 2000 words — and send a photo to go with it (otherwise I will pick a random photo from my collections) that is about confidence — then I will publish it Let me know how you want to be described (first name only, no name, full name and weblink or link to fb page)
If you have a story or idea and want help sharing it, drop me an email and I will work with you to produce an article.
The more success stories and insights we all have in our internal reference library, the more confident we can all become — and stay!
yours in confidence,