Hello fellow Equus Coaches!

Are you starting to feel a pull to expand your skill set and experience as an Equus Coach? Do you want to learn the art of conducting group workshop events? Are you keen to witness the impact of Equus Coaching with a larger number of people?

If your body compass is guiding you to grow your skill set, we would like to support you on that journey!


It might seem like an easy next step in the growth of your business to start running group workshops, yet once you take the leap you can quickly find yourself utterly overwhelmed with all sorts of unexpected challenges.  We’re excited to offer you the Master Facilitator Training to help give you a big “leg up” in facilitation skills, experience, and the overall confidence needed when it comes to running group workshops. Let us provide you with all the practical tools and insights you’ll need to grow into the next chapter of your business.   

We know first hand what it’s like to embark on the precarious adventure of growing your own business, developing your client base, working with a wide variety of client issues, and learning the ropes for how to successfully deliver a group event.

If you are ready to embark on the next chapter of your business, we invite you to join us for the 2019 training.  

Personal Note from Koelle

Running a group event may seem like the greatest idea on the planet.  That is, until: 

  • you have trouble getting the word out about your event and you have more expenses than sign-ups,
  • on the day of, your venue suddenly decides to change plans about the arena usage,
  • you have multiples horses to tend to and you just became aware that two are lame,
  • several clients get lost and show up late while the one person who arrived early is having a panic attack,
  • it starts to hail and you’re not sure if lunch will be delivered on time,
  • and you forgot to make sure you had extra toilet paper.

Yes, all of this has actually happened to me in the span of one workshop day.

Suddenly the days of working with one client in a gentle private setting with lots of time flexibility feels like a pleasant distant memory. Don’t let this deter you though.  This work can have a profoundly life changing effect on people’s lives. Although the journey towards delivering smooth, effective workshops can include a steep learning curve, I can honestly say that it is very well worth the challenges.

There is nothing quite like the feeling at the end of a long workshop day when you look around your group and witness that each of them has discovered a whole new connection to themselves, that they’ve learned to express their needs more clearly, and that they’ve gained access to a genuine sense of belonging. It is a gift like no other I can possibly describe. I’m deeply honored to share my experience and insight with you. I have been facilitating Equus Coaching workshops around the globe for over twelve years working with a wide variety of groups ranging form corporate teams to families and those seeking personal development.  I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to help you expand your Equus Coaching business and create remarkable experiences for your clients.


2019 Master Facilitator Apprenticeship Overview

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We’re here to help you cultivate your ability to:

  • Work within a limited time frame to spotlight the core issues and cultivate genuine empathy while supporting a client’s ability to witness the feedback they are receiving from the horses
  • Manage the various levels of priority, including the overall workshop environment, a individual client needs, the needs of the horses, and the needs of the facility
  • Understand the hidden messages presented by challenging client sessions in a group environment, while creating a safe container for everyone to find a place of connection to the sessions.
  • Support and shape an environment of self-empowerment for each of the individuals as well as the collective group
  • Recognize the common patterns that arise within relationships between colleagues, friends, couples, parents, and children
  • Learn key access tools that will help you dissolve dis-harmonic communication and support clients in building their relationships from a new foundation
  • Communicate with clients, equine venues, and fellow horse owners in a manner that builds a synergistic partnership and, in turn, supports the vision you hold for the success of your business

Improve your overall horsemanship skills and depth of experience to enable you to feel confident in your ability to manage a wide variety of equine behaviors.


Outline of the Master Facilitator Training


Your year-long Master Facilitator Training will consist of

  • 23 Teleclasses spread throughout the year
  • 3 Homework assignments
  • 2 Hands-on onsite trainings
  • 5 Workshop events to shadow
  • 23 Teleclass gatherings (meeting by phone or video conference)
    • Class 1: Overview and Introduction Class
    • Classes 2 & 3: *Self-study* component review with live Q&A
    • Classes 4-9: Individual client session review, feedback & coaching
    • Class 10: Preparing for Onsite #1
    • Classes 11 & 12: Planning, logistics & marketing for collaborative workshops (Onsite #2)
    • Classes 13-18: Individual workshop check-in & coaching
    • Class 20: Logistics planning check-in for Onsite #2
    • Class 21: Individual workshop check in, Marketing & Demo Days
    • Class 22: Prep for Onsite #2
    • Class 23: Wrap up call

* Note:* Some of your teleclass topics will involve a self-study component with pre-recorded classes covering these topics:

    • How workshop events differ from one-on-one private coaching & the types of exercises that fit within workshop groups
    • Learning to find or create the right facility for workshop events
    • How to develop your client base
    • Overseeing safety throughout a workshop
    • Overseeing many different horses at once
    • The time constraints of running workshop events and the art of tying a session together
    • How to deal with approval-seeking from clients
    • Things to consider when working with couples, parents, teenagers & young children, and company groups, as well as addressing difficult or resistant clients, social pressures, and the impact of a crowd

Two In-Person Onsite Gatherings

  • Onsite 1 (Spring 2019 exact dates & location TBA shortly)
    • This onsite will focus on the development of your horsemanship skills, and working with challenging horses. We will also bring in volunteer clients to help you develop your skills for delivering effective Equus Coaching sessions workshop environment.
  • Onsite 2 (Fall 2019 exact dates & location TBA shortly)
    • This onsite will focus on providing you the skills not only to lead effective Equus Coaching sessions in a workshop setting, but also an understanding of the ins and outs of the logistics involved in running an event. We will take you behind the scenes, so to speak, and will teach you workshop design, logistics management, marketing and execution. We’ll be bringing in paying clients for you to work with while supporting you through ample practice and feedback so that you can deliver a successful event.  
  • You Will Have a Requirement to Volunteer for 5 Workshops or Events
    • You will be asked to shadow group workshops. During these events, you will be helping with workshop logistics and shadowing the Equus Coaching sessions.
    • This requirement can be spread over a period of 2 years. Shadowing any group workshops run by instructors of the Koelle Institute will count toward fulfilling this requirement.
    • During these events you may be asked to coach clients. You will receive feedback on your Equus Coaching in a workshop setting at the conclusion of each workshop event.
    • Attending these events is an important part of your learning process. It will provide you with the volume of experience and supportive feedback to feel confident in your ability to hold group workshops.

This program is not for the faint of heart!

Your year will be full! It requires a significant time commitment, a fair amount of travel, and a willingness to join the adventure of long energetic days spent outside enjoying clients and horses.

It’s profoundly rewarding work.

If this feels like a hot track to your body compass, please e-mail Support@KoelleInstitute.com to receive an application.

Minimum Requirements
Application Process and Fee Schedule
What You Receive
Commonly Asked Questions
Meet the Facilitators

Master Facilitator Apprenticeship

Please e-mail Support@KoelleInstitute.com if you have any questions.










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