Read What Past Attendees Have To Say
"The day that I reached out to Katie was the best decision that I could have ever made. I was stuck in a "rut" in my life ... getting older, direction my life was going, feeling depressed, lack of attention to my goals in life.
Having Katie as my Leadership Coach, has helped me identify ways to resolve my problems and fears in my personal and professional life. Katie has an exceptional ability and insight to assess my situation and offer tools, processes and "homework" to help me reach my goals, my personal well-being, change my way of thinking and increase my revenue!
She has motivated me to find my inner self and feel better about myself! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Katie and how awesome she is! I am a better person today because of Katie. She truly is a blessing in my life."
- D. Morris, Mooresville, NC
"I had been working on building morale within my group of 6 employees and doing outreach with different agencies in our area to build on our knowledge of local resources. I reached out to Willow Equine and requested to visit the ranch in Mooresville for a team building exercise. I informed them of the dynamics of my staff and what I wanted to accomplish during our visit. I didn't know exactly what the exercise would entail as I would be experiencing the exercise right along with my ladies.
When we arrived at the ranch, we were given a brief overview of
Willow Equine's mission and team of professionals. Over the next hour, my team was asked to move through a set of leadership and collaboration exercises. After we were done, we were given opportunities to discuss what happened, what we took out of the exercises and ask more questions.
The experience was great and we are still talking about that day! Willow Equine was very professional in gilding us through the exercise and leading the discussion after each activity to help us build on what we experienced with the horses.
I would recommend Willow Equine to anyone wishes to work on team building and boosting morale within their group. These ladies were very professional in developing an exercise to fit our needs and leading group discussion. I will definitely call upon Willow Equine again for future outings; not to mention being able to enjoy the beautiful scenery!"
- Laura Willard, BSW, Care Manager Supervisor - Iredell Co Health Dept
“Go! The 48 Hour Breakthrough™ will exceed every expectation you have going in. You will get so much more out of the weekend than you ever imagined. The cost is nothing compared to the value you’ll receive. It’s incredible. Just go!”
- Nathan Berberia, D.C., Owner , The Source Specific - Springfield, MO
“The 48 Hour Breakthrough™ gave me a reboot – a chance to rearrange my priorities and get a fresh perspective on what I truly need to focus on to make my business thrive.” - Sativa Boatman-Sloan, Principal, 417 Elder Law - Springfield, MO
“I have had numerous mentors and utilized many coaching programs over the years, but I have never encountered anything like The 48 Hour Breakthrough™. That stands alone." - Jim Hinkley, President & Founder, Environmental Business Solutions, Inc. - Portland, OR
"Geriatric Veterans with cognitive deficits often struggle with feelings of being an observer of their own life. The very nature of Alzheimer's, Dementia's, Parkinson's threatens to rob a person of their individuality, their personal memories and the ability to meaningfully connect with others. Many of their daily choices are now decided and acted out by medical staff persons. While healthcare has come a long way in becoming person-centered and "Homelike", which are measures to be appreciated ... truly living in the moment, celebrating one's life as it presently is ... remains a dim glow in everyday skilled nursing care.
Humans have an innate desire to belong, be a part of something bigger than themselves. And the need, perhaps especially for Veterans, to know they are making a difference. When our Veterans feel they are connected, making a difference, that is when the dim glow becomes a spark, a flame! When our Veterans roll onto Willow Equine, submerged in an environment that both comforts and energizes, a subtle reminder of home and the independence of their youth ... Eagala becomes the perfect catalyst for what our Veterans need most. The ability to connect and be present. An opening to just be. No judgment, no confusion, no power struggle. Simply the opportunity to bask in the presence of a large animal that seems to accept them as they are. The ability to meaningfully impact their environment.
Willow Equine allows the Veteran to bask in sensory stimulation ... enjoy the warm beams of sunshine that rest upon cheekbones, or catch a whiff of honeysuckle while being serenaded by a chorus of birds chirping. Simple freedoms such as these are a gentle reminder of all that Veterans, and their family members, sacrifice to protect our homeland and the liberties offered to all residing here. Despite the magnitude of what these Veterans faced in combat, a trip to the farm leaves them filled with gratitude. They understand that these simple freedoms are anything but simple.
The bus ride back to the VA is traditionally bursting with both enthusiastic chatter and a calm confidence of knowing their morning mattered. And the question is always the same "When are we going back?""
- Terri Gilbeau, CTRS,
VA Medical Center, Salisbury, North Carolina