Leadership Presence: The Equine Experience

Understanding and Enhancing Your Influence as a Leader

Join Pam McPhee and Judy Ringer at beautiful Tuckaway Farm in Lee, NH, for a new hands-on learning experience about leadership, power, and centered presence.

Leadership Presence is an opportunity to step away from the daily world of demands and habitual patterns, shake up the senses, and engage in experiences that ask us to confront ourselves and enhance our ability to influence others in achieving results. This experiential workshop helps individuals to clarify and practice the skills they need to intentionally and effectively ‘show up’ at their jobs, engage in their work, and live their lives.

Leadership Presence brings people and horses together to enhance self-awareness and to develop the quality of connection that supports highly effective relationships. Participants are encouraged to slow down and de-construct the components of relationship in order to intentionally build connections that support excellence and collaboration.

This methodology does not require any previous horse experience, and does not involve riding.  It involves observing and participating in activities with horses while on the ground.

  Why horses?

Inspiring Brilliance….
Inherently more powerful than humans, horses can challenge us to either attempt to control behavior and require compliance or to use our presence as leaders to inspire brilliance.

Encouraging Insight…

The horse serves as a metaphor for those we need to partner with to achieve results, and as teachers for how to be more effective as humans.

Providing Practice…
Horses provide immediate and honest feedback that allows participants to explore different components of partnership and leadership:

  • Personal presence
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Emotional congruence
  • Values, views and motivations of our stakeholders
  • The chemistry of connection 

Comments from past participants:

"I want to say how much I enjoyed the day. Having the opportunity to interact with horses relative to leadership gave me a unique opportunity to look at our 4-legged teachers in another way."  

Lunch and Learning Materials included

The group will be limited to 12 so register today! Your spot will be reserved once your payment is received in full.


Judy Ringer is the author of Unlikely Teachers: Finding the Hidden Gifts in Daily Conflict. She provides conflict and communication training throughout the U.S. and Canada with unique workshops based on mind/body principles from the martial art aikido, in which she holds a black belt. Employing best practice communication models, Judy brings to life key concepts such as self-management under pressure and appreciation of other viewpoints. Her programs are interactive, experiential and energetic.  

Pam McPhee, M.S.W. is a founder and the Director of the Browne Center for Innovative Learning at the University of New Hampshire, and is on the faculty of the Outdoor Education Program at UNH.  Pam has had a varied career working for Outward Bound, as a school social worker and as an organizational consultant. Her focus is on helping individuals and groups develop their own deliberate culture through inter and intra-personal skill development. She enjoys co-creating hands on learning environments with humans as well as horses. An avid rider she agrees with FDR that "an hour in the saddle is never lost."

Directions to the site, as well as other logistical information, will be mailed upon registration.


Name Sales End Price
Early Bird Ended $145
Attendee Ended $155
Group Attendee   Ended $140
Alum   Ended $130

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