What is Leadership Development?
To be an Effective Leader, You Need Dual Awareness
A powerful way to create a change in your way of being is through Somatic Awareness, which engages all four intelligences.
Somatic intelligence is described as an ability to integrate the four intelligences of intellect, emotions, intuition, and body sensations. If you are listening to the wisdom available to you in “all rooms of the house,” you then can be aware of how you yourself are reacting and how that is affecting others, and then make a choice that is the most effective in the moment.
Dual awareness is the ability to be aware of your own ways of being and at the same time aware of how you are impacting others. Your somatic awareness doesn’t just give you information on your own reactions. In connecting to all parts of yourself, your body becomes an instrument picking up the vibes, energy, emotions, and reactions of others. That gives you so much more information that guides the choices you make as a leader.
Our training is created to relate specifically to the goals and objectives of a team and their workplace. Through a Leadership with Horses experience, leaders develop Somatic Leadership skills such as…
- Self-awareness – Understanding how feelings, body language, thoughts, and actions impact those you lead, and managing them for the good of the group.
- Awareness of others – Able to quickly tune into what is occurring with individuals or groups you lead, and able to respond effectively in the moment.
- Intuition – You can just know, without reasoning, and very quickly access creative, out of the box, and highly effective actions beyond logic and formula.
- Action – The ability to take timely and appropriate action that springs from awareness and feedback.
- Trust – Because you are authentic and congruent, people trust you and feel safe to be “real” around you – because what you say and do matches your nonverbal body language.
- Respect – You naturally respect others and what they have to bring to the table, and as a result they respect you.
- Connection – You realize that your actions affect the whole, so you make decisions with the bigger picture in mind.
- Tools – Practices that give you an in-the-moment quick way to check in as a leader to become more self- and other-aware.