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Conscious Leadership – The Path to Awareness and Wellbeing With Horses

Working with horses is personal development of the highest order. Not only good for leaders, everyone can benefit enormously.

Joanna Barclay recently facilitated a Mindfulness with Horses Retreat with 65 special needs children. Seeing the beautiful smiles on each child’s face as they led their horse around the arena was ‘magical’. The goal of the exercise – to develop non-verbal communication skills in self-confidence was successfully achieved.

International publication by Joanna Barclay. An innovative coaching modality for developing Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence. Empowering leaders with greater non-verbal communication skills for better decision making and abilities to lead

The culture of an organization, or any group of individuals that share a common identity, is a reflection of the values and beliefs of the leaders.

Christina Lu

“An excellent facilitation by Joanna to our top 100 leaders from Volvo Group Trucks Asia & JVs. The leaders had a valuable session building values-based leadership to drive a high performing culture and promote high team engagement thereby leading to positive business results and contributing to customer success.”

- Christina LuSenior Vice President, HR & Communication,
Volvo Group Trucks Asia & JVs

Who you are as a leader, the values you embrace, and the beliefs you hold, are automatically transmitted to the group through your words, behaviors and actions. This is why organizational transformation begins with the personal transformation of the leaders. If the leaders don’t change, the culture won’t change.

Developing value-based leadership supports the creation of shared values needed to achieve sustainable business results together with people and planet wellbeing. This new leadership style requires the leader to move beyond self-interest and act for the whole, helping shift the organization from “me” to “we” in thinking and action. It is a style that is focused on:

Great self-awareness and mastery

Distancing from selfish reactions and living more consciously, through choice; becoming more authentic and whole by integrating values as altruism, compassion, gratitude, and purpose into life and business;

Conducting relationships consciously

Developing soft skills and people-centred style; accessing the wisdom of the group, building consensus, engaging participation and generating trust and care, purpose, happiness and high performing;

Systems intelligence and collective responsibility

Awareness of the interconnectedness and interdependence between all life; experiencing an inner calling and sense of responsibility to create a positive impact that contribute to the wellbeing of People, Profit and Planet.

Leadership and Performance

Leading yourself, and leading others is not the same thing. You must be able to lead yourself before you can effectively lead others. Leading an organization is even more demanding and requires an additional set of competencies and skills than leading yourself and leading others.

Full spectrum leaders display all the attributes of the Seven Levels of Leadership Consciousness. They master:

  • Survival Consciousness, by creating an environment of financial security and physical safety for themselves and those in their charge.
  • Relationship Consciousness, through learning to communicate openly, and by creating a culture of caring and belonging that engenders employee and customer loyalty.
  • Self-esteem Consciousness, by measuring and monitoring progress towards the organization’s goals, and keeping the organization focused on quality, excellence and continuous improvement, such that employees feel a sense of pride in the organization’s performance, and can pursue their professional growth.
  • Transformation Consciousness, by becoming responsible and accountable for their actions, learning to delegate appropriately, empowering their executives and managers, and encouraging them to pursue their personal growth.
  • Internal Cohesion Consciousness, by finding a personal sense of purpose/mission to their lives, creating a vision of the future that is a source of inspiration for everyone in the organization, and engendering a climate of trust.
  • External Cohesion Consciousness, by actualizing their own sense of purpose through collaboration with external partners in strategic alliances, and enabling their employees, managers and executives to do the same.
  • Service Consciousness, by aligning the needs of the organization with the needs of humanity and the planet and performing acts of self-less service with humility and compassion that support their employees, managers, and executives in doing the same.

What levels of leadership are you operating from? Download here a Full Spectrum Leadership Survey to find out!



Values-Based Coaching

Leaders only grow and develop when they get regular feedback. Do you know what others appreciate about you? The Leadership Values Assessment (LVA) and Leadership/Individual (LDR or IDR) are powerful 360 coaching tools for promoting self-awareness and personal transformation. They provide an understanding of the actions a leader or individual needs to take to realize his or her full potential. The LVA, LDR or IDR relates a leader’s perception of his or her operating style with the perception of their superiors, peers and subordinates. Emphasis is placed on a leader’s strengths, areas for improvement, and opportunities for growth.


Promote Dialogue, Build Trust, and Create Value

‘Facilitative leadership is transformative. It moves an organization’s focus from self-interest to common good. Facilitative leaders access the wisdom of the group, inviting employees to participate, leveraging team work and building consensus.

It empowers group members to share perspectives and learn from each other. In the process, this increases self-awareness and awareness of others. Being engaged and empowered will lead to the necessary commitment and behaviour to support the transformation process. This unify the organization and bring out the best in people, creating sustainable solutions with high impact.’


Leadership Alignment For Strategic Success

A perfect start on the journey to become a values-driven organization is to begin with a Leadership Team Values Assessment (LTVA). The culture of an organization, or any group of individuals that share a common identity, is a reflection of the values and beliefs of the leaders. This is why it is critical to have a high performing, cohesive leadership team, if you want to improve the performance of the whole organization. This workshop will help your Leadership Team to build alignment to support the development of your Culture.


Certification Training from the Barrett Values Centre

We provide certification training for professionals who want to become highly skilled and confident in leveraging the Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT), from the Barrett Values Centre, either as a Leader, HR Manager, or Change Consultant. The program provides a deep understanding of the 7 Levels of Consciousness model and practical experience on how to apply the tools. The course also offers an opportunity for your own personal transformation experience.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be certified with full access to all the values-based diagnostic products and online consulting materials. To get you started, participants will receive a free Small Group Values Assessment, plus 20 Individual Values Assessments (valued at $1800 USD).


Equine Facilitated Learning: The Path to Awareness and Well-Being with Horses

Equine Facilitated Learning is an invitational approach that promotes conscious leadership through emotional growth and the development of life skills for personal and professional transformation with equine-assisted activities. Through interactions with the horses, leaders experience heighten self-awareness, learn social and emotional skills, and develop an appreciation for contributing to a greater purpose.

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