LIVE LIFE IN THIS MOMENT
FINDING YOUR BEST SELF AND PATHWAY TO SUCCESS
Do you have a passion for all things equestrian but need help navigating your blocks to pursuing your passion and the goals you have set for yourself?
Do you have the spirit of an entrepreneur but want help achieving your desired business results?
Begin your journey today with The Mindful Equestrian!
WHAT IS EQUESTRIAN PERFORMANCE COACHING?
WHAT ARE YOUR FUNDAMENTAL GOALS IN YOUR RIDING?
Do you think you have to ride at a certain level to have a professional equestrian performance coach? Do you think having a coach is only for the elite? Not true!
As your equestrian performance coach I will support you to your desired goals no matter your experience level, or our vision of success. I will design the best program that will work for you.
You may want be more comfortable walking and trotting on a leisurely trail ride or have better focus achieving our goals at high level competitions. You may be at some level between these two. Whatever your needs, I will design a program that fits you and your goals. I will support you and help you maintain accountability as we develop the right map to achieve your vision of success. If that vision changes as we work together I will help you find the right journey for you.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
I met Lisa in a clinic I participated in at Platinum Stables, a stable I ride at. I read up on information about Lisa, and knew immediately that I wanted to be apart of the clinic. I am very glad I did. For about a year now, I have been struggling a lot of fears for riding a horse, especially jumping. I had a rough fall two winters ago and ever since have been scared to jump a horse. Lisa helped me understand that I can’t fight my fear, that I have to befriend it. That I have to accept that it is there, and understand that my fears are real. My confidence level has since increased, because I grew to understand that my fears are legitimate and that they’re just something that I can’t keep pushing away. I have to work with them, and continue to work harder. Thank you very much Lisa for coming and teaching many students at Platinum Stables many different lessons. I hope to see you soon!
Lisa has been doing clinics at our facility for a few years now and I always look forward to them and walk away with something new to work on and a better insight to problems I have when riding. Though I have no nervousness or fear when I ride I tend to ride too much and over think things therefore getting in my horse’s way. She’s very kind and personable and very easy to understand and work with. I would very much recommend her clinics and will be doing more with her in the future. My horse and I have become a better in-sync team since working with Lisa and look forward to using what we’ve learned in the show ring and at home!
WHAT IS COACHING AND HOW I WILL SUPPORT YOU
People often asked me “what is coaching”? I define it as a partnership formed to help people get from where they are to where they dream to be. It is built upon listening, hearing, empowerment, support, commitment, caring and action.
Through weekly coaching sessions a coach will focus on you, and help you discover your dreams and unlock the greatness inside of you. A coach will listen, ask powerful questions, help you create new perspective and offer insight. From these sessions you will develop and discover your equestrian dreams, and the obstacles between you and the great fulfillment as defined by you. A coach will help you develop a specific action plan, stay on track, create tools for success, encourage and empower you to achieve your dreams and help unlock the greatness in you.
As your coach, I bring many qualifications to our alliance. I am a:
We will work together to accomplish your goals and dreams.
I will listen to you. I will hear what are saying and what you aren’t saying. I will encourage and motivate you. However, I emphasize listening. You will do most of the talking.
I will help you see things from a different perspective. I will help you develop and stabilize the priorities for your life based upon your discovery of what you value.
I will push you to dream and I mean big dreams, enlarging your vision to unlimited possibilities. We can all do so much more than we believe.
Questions are critical in helping you find your own way, to get to the heart of and unlock your passions.
Comfort Zone Challenger
I will challenge you to step out of your comfort zone. Take some risks with yourself and push to be bold.
BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
I’m an equestrian performance coach and a hunter/jumper clinician and trainer. I have over 35 years of experience as a private trainer and member of the USEF United States Equestrian Federation (formally the AHSA), an assistant professor in equine science and management, a hunter/jumper schooling show judge, an IHSA Intercollegiate Horse Show Association coach and an IEA Interscholastic Equestrian Association, judge, steward and event manager. My personal journey and passion for mindfulness and self- awareness has lead me to develop a unique style of teaching and training. I blend traditional equestrian training techniques with mindfulness training and performance coaching. My 35 years of experience and training in the equine industry, combined with my training and certification (Certified Professional Coach CPC) from the International Coach Academy give me a strong foundation in both training and coaching.
My diverse background and interests have enabled me to create a blended teaching and coaching style that incorporates specific riding techniques and mental coaching support. I love understanding the science behind how things work, but I also am comfortable with relying on my intuition, instincts and feel. I am always searching for new ways to look at things and try not stay stuck in one way of teaching and training. I apply what I learn through my self-growth to my professional growth. I enjoy supporting my clients in their journeys.
LATEST LIFE ARTICLES
Build Confidence in Your Riding
Lack of confidence is really a symptom of another problem. When I teach a clinic, I ask riders what types of mindset blocks/struggles they have. A common answer is lack of confidence. Lack of confidence is often seen as a problem in riding, and this is my approach on...
Develop Your Intuition and Become a Feeling Rider
Without this riders can never become truly feeling riders. So much of what is taught today in riding is about position, and technique. That certainly is important to know. But there is a tendency to teach in a do as I say way, creating riders who become followers....
Let Go of Comparing Yourself to Other Riders: You Are Good Enough Just as You Are!
You are right where you are supposed to be. I want to share this poem that my father used to say to me. He has been gone 32 years and this poem brings up such fond memories. It's been popping into my head lately. I think it's because I keep reminding riders that they...