Meet the Staff



Karen Kendrick   |  Founding Partner, Discovering Your Way

Karen Kendrick

Karen Kendrick

With openness, compassion and humor, Karen has a unique ability to create a space and experience for individuals and teams to quickly gain clarity on where it is they want to go, what is blocking their path, and the solutions to get there that is found within them.

As Founding Partner of Discovering Your Way, Karen depends on horses for coaching and leadership development of individuals, groups, teams, and leaders. The combination of coaching knowledge, technique, and interaction with horses represents a unique opportunity for personal and professional transformation. Karen has an EFLC (Equine Facilitated Learning & Coaching) certification from Coaching with Horses and is an E3A Certified Practitioner (Experiential Learning with Horses focusing on Corporate training).

With a heart for inclusion and understanding, Karen spent ten years working as a cultural competency consultant and facilitator with the National Conference of Community and Justice, where she served as Program Director and Executive Director. In that position, she conducted needs analysis in corporations, implemented trainings, created & facilitated train-the-trainer programs, presented at local, national and international conferences, as well as created and implemented conferences. Karen also has worked as a fundraiser and fundraising consultant for 8 years helping charities meet the needs of those they serve.

Karen holds a degree in Education, a Master’s in Counseling, and has specialized training in strategic planning, mediation, conflict management, transracial adoption, facilitation, fundraising and cultural competency. With this diverse background, plus her own journey of personal healing and growth, Karen provides an accepting and safe place for people to find their way to the life they want through the wisdom of the horse.

 

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Richard Perry   |  Senior Partner, Discovering Your Way

Richard Perry

Richard Perry has over 30 years experience in management and leadership development and transition in the United States, Canada and Europe.
As the Senior Partner in Discovering Your Way, Richard uses a combination of business, coaching and discovery skills to help you set a vision for yourself or your organization, organize a system for your current work or a transition to another place or unravel and make sense of the difficult people management situations you face.

Richard has worked with many leaders in corporate as well as non-profit leadership positions to help them find their way in both personal and professional situations.

By working with Richard you will gain a clear picture of how you are operating in your environment and how to be a more effective leader.  The journey will not only affirm the use of your strengths, it will identify weaknesses and behavior patterns that are blocking your success and give you practical ways to improve.

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Lynn Switzer

 

Lynn Switzer  |  Co-Facilitator, Discovering Your Way

With 15 years in the corporate world and over a decade as owner of Everglades Ranch, Lynn uses her natural horsemanship experience and leadership skills to teach you how to communicate with horses more clearly and become more self aware through the wisdom of the horse.