Horse Power - Empowerment through Connection
By Elysia Jane Buss
Horse Power - Empowerment through ConnectionJun 23, 2023
Elysia Buss interviews Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi regarding new paradigms in horsemanship & why they're essential; leadership & what horses teach us
This was such a fun interview to do! We discussed what it was like being the pioneer of equine guided education and coaching; why the new paradigms in horsemanship are essential; leadership; what horses teach us; and the beauty of her seeing her dreams of the evolution of the equine assisted industry coming to fruition! Ariana started her coaching career pioneering Leadership & Horses TM and Intuitive Horsemanship TM in 1989. She went on to create SkyHorse Academy and pioneered Equine Guided Education and Coaching. Her teachings have been incorporated into leadership institutes and equine therapy programs around the world including Institute for Women’s Leadership, Institute for Generative Leadership, Institute of Noetic Sciences, and Meridian University, Teaching Horse, The Reflective Horse and more. Ariana is the author of four books and recently won a Indies Book Award for her latest book, The Water Calls, One Woman's Journey to Reclaim her Dignity and Freedom.
Ariana’s mission is to empower healthy leaders to take a stand for healing the planet. She is a zoologist, healer, visionary storyteller, and renaissance woman who weaves together the powers of intention, somatic presence and nature's wisdom into a unique visionary model that has transformed thousands of people worldwide. Ariana is authentic, original and wild by nature. She grew up in two different worlds; the world of nature and the world of people. Her entrepreneurial instinct was sparked at a leadership conference when she saw the gap between the words people spoke and the underlying energetic tone of their presence. She knew at that moment her destiny was to build a bridge between the natural world and the human world so each could heal the other. This epiphany led her to develop her powerful body of work that blends the unlikely combination of instinct, intuition and lessons from nature into embodied leadership for a healthy planet.
Elysia Buss interviews Lynda Watson re: horse human connection, developing human potential, equine leadership & a vision for the future
The horse~human connection always helps develop human potential.
Done from the heart it enhances both horse and human on their paths; and that is Lynda J. Watson's path.
In the words of Lynda: I consider myself a passionate and joyful human being. Life couldn’t be fuller and I am grateful for every minute of it. I live just outside of Toronto, Ontario, Canada with my two Silken Windhounds, Audrey and Tiffany. I have enjoyed many fabulous adventures on my journey through life so far. These include; mother, equestrian coach with my own farm for 20 years, equine photographer, worked in the humanitarian field for 15 yrs, an avid traveler, and lifelong learner in the field of human potential. I am the founder and publisher of Equine Leadership magazine.
Currently, I am taking time to follow through on some writing projects that have been in my heart for quite a while. Of course, the horses are never far away and I freelance as a coach in the field of Equine Facilitated Learning. To compliment that I recently certified as a Trauma Sensitive HearthMath Practitioner. Equine work, in whatever form it has taken in my life, has instilled in me the insight that a horse’s model of living is a gateway to personal, community, and global change. A brighter future so to speak.
My motto: Inspiring compassion and enhancing the evolution of the human heart.
As always, if you're interested in being on my show; collaborating with me; or exploring coaching, please go to www.globalequineaffiliates.com to book a call. I'd love to connect with you! Smiles with gratitude, Elysia Buss, Empowerment Coach
Elysia Buss interviews Ada Haensel re: hippotherapy, service dogs & neuroscience
I'm so excited to be showcasing a local business owner here in Charlottesville, Virginia! Ada Haensel is a wonderful young woman who is working with kids and horses while providing speech therapy! I look forward to having her on the show and learning more about her journey, the science behind the work, and how horses and dogs help with it all! Our top three topics are: 1. What is hippotherapy and what it isn't 2. Service/therapy dogs 3. Neurological research incorporating dogs and implications for horses.
Ada's bio: Ada Haensel is a Virginia licensed speech language pathologist and equine expert. Ada graduated from the University of Virginia for undergraduate studies in communication disorders in 2019 and from the communication science and disorders masters program in 2021. She knows how it feels to struggle in school. She was diagnosed with dyslexia and severe anxiety in 4th grade. She saw specialists in and out of school to help with her learning challenges but the mundane experience disengaged her from the therapeutic messages. Ada is opening Speaking of Horses to help children find their voices by targeting specific speech goals in a passionate, engaging, natural environment.
As always, if you'd like to be on my show or book me for your own or do empowerment coaching with me without or without horses; go to www.globalequineaffiliates.com to book a call.
Elysia Buss interviews Hallie Ziehe (Sheade) from STEPS With Horses re: equine assisted mental health & paving your own way.
On October 27th, 2020I had the fantastic opportunity to connect with Dr. Hallie Sheade, in Texas. She is one of the few facilities in the equine assisted learning and mental health field that continues to thrive during these uncertain times, even to the point of having a waiting list! She is kind, highly intelligent, compassionate, and so much more! We discuss the importance of honoring what meets you& paving your own path. I hope you enjoy this deep, and insightful interview.
Dr. Hallie Sheade holds a Ph.D in Counseling from the University of North Texas. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S). Her practice, Equine Connection Counseling, has provided over 6,500 sessions of equine-assisted counseling, specializing in military and at-risk youth clients. She pioneered Relational Equine-Partnered Counseling and Equine-Partnered Play Therapy approaches for equine-assisted counseling and psychotherapy.
Dr. Sheade is passionate about training and educating others in the field of equine-assisted counseling and psychotherapy. She has presented as numerous professional conferences, co-authored peer review articles, and provides training for interns. She also serves on PATH Intl.'s Health and Education Advisory Committee and is a Faculty Candidate for the ESMHL workshop. Dr. Sheade also offers professional consultation and as well as training in her innovative, evidence-informed approaches, Relational Equine-Partnered Counseling and Equine-Partnered Play Therapy. Dr. Hallie Sheade's primary area of interest is equine-assisted counseling and psychotherapy with a special focus on work with military veterans, service members, and family members. In addition, she also has a focus on working with clients with trauma, especially at-risk youth. Dr. Sheade has specialized training in play therapy and integration of play therapy with equine-assisted counseling and psychotherapy.
Other professional interests include multicultural and diversity competency, counselor education and training, equine welfare, and ethical issues in equine-assisted counseling and psychotherapy. Where to find her: Equine Connection Counseling: https://www.equineconnectioncounselin...
STEPS With Horses: https://www.stepswithhorses.org
Equine-Assisted Counseling and Psychotherapy: Healing Through Horses (Book): https://www.routledge.com/Equine-Assi...
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Shannon Knapp on the science behind equine assisted learning & mental health; EmWave/Heart Math; and the importance of scope of practice.
On July 11th, 2020; I had the honor of interviewing Shannon Knapp, founder of Horse Sense of the Carolinas located in Marshall, North Carolina. Shannon established Horse Sense of the Carolinas in 2003, and works towards keeping industry standards high. She has incredible programs and over the years has served people in the juvenile justice system, incarcerated youth, kids in gangs, people struggling with dissociative identity disorder, addiction recovery, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), veterans, first responders and families. They also offer youth groups for children age 6-10, +/-. She holds webinars twice a month to help support other equine professionals, and is currently hosting reading groups on "White Fragility.'
During the interview we dive into some of the science behind equine assisted learning and mental health; EmWave/Heart Math; the importance of scope of practice; different models which have informed her work; and some beautiful success stories of her work with horses and a couple of different populations she and her team have served. This interview is not to be missed! :-D
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Veronica did a great group call on: More than a Statement: Responding for Racial Justice in EAP/L You can find Shannon at https://www.horsesenseotc.com/ Her new 2020 editions of Running with Mustangs and Policies and Procedures, as well as a new, updated EAP/L Forms & Paperwork, can be found at: https://www.horsesenseotc.com/store#curricula
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Elysia Buss interviews Patricia Kelly re: Ebony Horsewomen Inc cultural competency training & horses; supporting people of color and her journey working with horses for over 40 years!
Wow! What an honor and a privilege to spend time with Patricia Kelly, founder of Ebony Horsewomen, Inc.! She has done so much for her community and for the equine industry, paving the way creating cultural competency courses and so much more to support people of color, both as clients and clinicians! She truly is a remarkable women! See her epic bio below!
Patricia Elaine Lawson-Kelly is part Native American, Seminole Tribe and is a United States Marine Corps veteran serving during the Viet Nam War and received training in Military Intelligence and received military clearance for Secret and Top Secret messages.
Patricia, is also a certified as an Urban Riding Specialist Instructor, Master Urban Riding Instructor, Certified Equine Husbandry Instructor, and is certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Horse Specialist. In 1984, Patricia E. Kelly founded Ebony Horsewomen, Inc. (EHI), Ebony Horsewomen, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community-service organization, developed and directed by African-American female equestrians whose mission is to encourage and empower inner city youth toward positive and successful lives through the use of horses and Equine Assisted Therapy . Patricia was the first Chairwoman and has been the Chief Executive Officer for 36 years. Patricia is also the Head certified Equestrian Trainer.
The programs that operate from the Ebony Horsewomen Equestrian and Therapeutic Center is the only one of its kind in the United States. Ebony Horsewomen, Inc. is also the only State of Connecticut credentialed animal therapeutic organization in the region and is the leader in providing Equine Assisted Therapy and Psychotherapy in the region.
Patricia has received numerous awards which includes (but not limited to) CNN Top Ten Hero, the induction into the National Cowboys of Color Hall of Fame, Fort Worth Texas, Aetna Champion for Change, The Community Economic Development Fund's Community Development Award, induction into the Cricket Hall of Fame, The National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials Community Service Award, Boy Scouts of America, Spirit of Scouting Award, Greater Hartford Alliance of Black Social Workers - Dr. Ivor Echols Community Service Award, Leadership Greater Hartford Polaris Award, Atena Champions For Change and a host of other awards and recognitions from Governors of the State of Connecticut and Mayors of Bloomfield and Hartford and many other award to numerous to state.
In 2014 CNN selected Mrs. Kelly to receive their Top 10 CNN Hero Award. Mrs. Kelly also appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, Dr. Oz Show, MSNBC, Fox News, and the Queen Latifa Show. Mrs. Kelly has been given the the" Key to the City – Hartford, CT". Patricia has received the honor of being inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Forth Worth Texas, 2015 and a spokeswoman for Hersey’s Brookside Chocolate “Ballsy Women” campaign spokesperson, 2018.
There's so much more to say, but I think you really should just watch. :-) For more information on Patricia and Ebony Horsewomen Inc., which by the way is not just for women, go to https://www.ebonyhorsewomen.us/
If you're interested in being on my show; collaborating with me; or receiving empowerment coaching... go to www.globalequineaffiliates.com to book a call. We hope you enjoyed the show! Smiles with gratitude, Elysia Buss, Empowerment Coach
Elysia Buss interviews Tracy Weber about organizational development coaching, horses & her book.
I originally interviewed Tracy August 6th,2020 and just looking at Tracy's vita/resume made me tired, she's done soooo much! Truly a remarkable woman! She is an author, a speaker, and so much more! Tracy Weber, has a Ph.D. in Leadership, a Master of Science in Service Management and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Advertising. Tracy is the founder/owner of Kaleidoscope Learning Circle, llc. in Birch Run, Michigan. Tracy recently sold her farm and is transitioning, creating a new web and social media presence, launching thought-provoking processing cards for facilitators, and creating a new online course for leaders.
This course will engage the whole person because it features customized learner-centered processes which achieve positive, transformational, and lasting behavioral change for individuals or teams. This online experiential provides participants with opportunities for personal growth and professional development, connecting people to their authentic self.
In 2014, she wrote the book: Wildly Successful: Is Effective Leadership Always Obvious, with the second edition coming out soon! “This small book packs a big punch. Tracy Weber’s fable demonstrates to leaders the importance of self-assessment, the essential tools of organizational change, and the power of “and” over “or”. Excellent!” Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers 50 Top Ten Global Business Thinker. Check out her TEDxSVSU “Horse Wisdom for the Human World” on youtube. She can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Linked-In. Please contact her if you have any questions about the remarkable work that she does, or if you'd like to collaborate with her. Tracy was an absolute pleasure to interview.
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Elysia Buss interviews Diane Prewitt re: her non profit Guiding Reins, serving First Responders, Veterans, active duty military and their families through the Pandemic
On June 23, 2020, I had the great honor of interviewing Diane Prewitt, founder of Guiding Reins in Tryon, North Carolina. She was the first person I ever interviewed for my YouTube channel Horse Power: Empowerment through Connection, which now, at long last... is being transferred to podcast format.
Guiding Reins focuses on providing equine assisted therapy to veterans, first responders, their families, people with special needs or who have been affects by mental, physical, or emotional traumas. You can find this amazing facility and who they serve at https://guidingreins.org/about. Or call them at 864-457-3575.
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