Awaken Your Inner Cowgirl
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I am a Martha Beck Life Coach, with an additional unique specialty -- I sometimes use horses in my coaching practice to help women tune into their energy, their passion and learn more about themselves. It's called Equine Learning. Horses have been part of my life for a long time, and I am so happy to share what I have learned from them!
Here's my story of how I got here: When I was little, I lived in the suburbs of NY, and dreamt of riding through sagebrush fields on a golden palomino. Growing up in a working class family, I had no hope of riding horses, yet the dream kept recurring. Twenty-five years later I made that dream come true. I moved to California, started riding and now live in Santa Fe, the Land of Enchantment (and sagebrush). And yes, I do ride a golden palomino!
During my travels I discovered the Rodeo Cowgirls, women in the early 1900’s who “bucked the rules,” followed their hearts, and defied the Victorian Age. The first women in pro sports, they were stars of the time, entertaining crowds with bold tricks and competitions on horseback.
These women, these free spirits, have inspired me to set on a new path and create a business that is closely aligned with my heart.
After many years consulting in the corporate world, facilitating groups and working with horses and people, I offer this unique way of helping you to find meaning in your life.
Joy’s Detailed Experience:
For many years, I have been a consultant to the corporate world – in advertising, marketing, and communications. I facilitate groups and provide strategic and creative insight. This experience has been great – it’s been challenging, creative and has given me many opportunities to stretch myself while working with innovative, insightful people.
Now I’m in a new stage in life. My experience with horses, dogs, facilitating groups and speaking, have given me the skills to create a coaching practice that is unique, exciting and fun.
I feel it is my time to be of service and to give to my community and the world.
My experience includes:
- Martha Beck Certified Coach Dr. Martha Beck is a renowned life-coach, a best-selling author and Oprah Columnist
- EAGALA Training (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning)
- Twenty years conducting and leading groups.
- Twenty years consulting, researching and brainstorming issues for various corporations, ad agencies and non-profits. This includes many Fortune 500 companies. Silha Communications
- Experience in “Natural” Horsemanship with Ray Hunt, Pat Parelli, Bryan Neubert, etc.
- Published Writer – Equus Magazine
- Videographer for “Natural” Horsemen (Ray Hunt, Dennis Reis)
- NLP Certified
- CPSI Workshops (Creative Problem Solving Institute)
My husband and I live on 15 acres with our two horses, one mule, and three rescued dogs in the Land Of Enchantment — Santa Fe, New Mexico. We love Santa Fe’s charm and sophistication and spend a lot of time hiking and riding the trails. I am also involved in community work and love the convergence of cultures so prevalent here. If you’ve never visited, make a point of coming to this unique city!