Invite Koelle to Speak at Your Next Event
Koelle Simpson is a world-renowned life coach, horse whisperer, and leader of the Equus Coaching Movement.
The wisdom she witnessed in these powerful four-legged teachers offered a profound roadmap for how we as human beings can restore our own well-being and begin to cultivate safe, meaningful relationships with one another.
Professional Development: Psychological Safety in The Workplace
Ideal Audience: Professionals, Executives, Leadership Teams
The business landscape of today is marked by unprecedented changes very similar to the dynamic expansion and chaos cycles of the natural world. Technological advances keep commerce, employee retention and all aspects of work in perpetual transformation. Today’s leaders have immense responsibility to cultivate a supportive culture that fosters innovation so meaningful work can create a positive impact on the world. To succeed, employees and leaders must embrace resilience, creativity, emotional intelligence, clear communication, passionate engagement, dependability, vulnerability, and most importantly, trust.
Developing a work environment that embodies each of these elements is no small task. Yet, current research points to one vital element that provides a solid foundation for each of these dynamic values to emerge – a personal sense of psychological safety within the workplace.
With psychological safety present, an employee can freely take risks without feeling insecure, embarrassed, or judged; essentially being “safe” to be one’s wholehearted self in front of others. In turn, fellow team members also feel safe to be vulnerable with one another and thus fully engaged in shared creative endeavors.
With all of these challenges facing business leaders, how exactly do we create an environment where psychological safety can flourish?
Personal Development: The Road Map to Healing and Transforming Sexual Trauma
Ideal Audience: Mental Health Professionals, Women, Anyone Interested in Hope and Healing
In 2017, the #MeToo movement shook the world and gave voice to the human rights epidemic of sexual harassment and abuse. The dark statistics are clear; one out of six women and one in thirty-three men will be sexually abused in their lifetime. Sadly only 37% of sexual abuse victims feel safe enough to report the crime! #MeToo revealed we can no longer ignore the collective scale of sexual misconduct in our society.
As survivors of sexual assault and their supporters, how do we move forward? How do we aid each other to heal and also create a positive change in our society?
Like many, I am a survivor of multiple sexual assaults since my early youth. The trauma shattered my ability to trust others and left me consumed by self-doubt and shame. Although my experiences are sadly common, my journey into genuine healing took a rather unusual path. From a very early age, I looked to animals, most especially horses for guidance.
I discovered that horses hadn’t been completely overtaken by the effects of our human culture and the repetitive cycles of trauma we so often inflict on one another. I could see that the horses easily knew how to find genuine feelings of safety and belonging despite their own devastating experiences.
Somewhere in the center of my being, I knew that horses were offering me a powerful road map for how I could transform these traumatic events. Over the past 30 years, they’ve guided me on an adventurous journey to rediscover a deep sense of wholeness, self-empowerment and the ability to form healthy, meaningful connection with others.
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