Intensive Leadership Training with Horses: The Five Roles of a Master Herder

29 June – 30 June – 1 July 2018

*** Fully Booked, Waiting List Reservations Only ***

Do you want to motivate others and set boundaries without force?

Do you want to effectively assert your vision and ideas?

Are you looking to expand your leadership strengths and leave behind limiting patterns?

Join this experiential leadership training by Linda Kohanov, with horses as co-trainer

Linda Kohanov met hengst Vittorio tijdens training NL & België in 2014 – foto door Natascha van den Bergh

This training is open to anyone interested in expanding their personal leadership skills with Equine Facilitated Learning. At the end of the three days you will have gained a deeper level of insight around your personal leadership strengths and challenges.

You will work with a powerful combination of equine-facilitated learning activities and step-by-step processes that help you take these principles back to the human world.

The programme:

  • a 2-day experiential training with horses in which you learn to work with ‘The Five Roles of a Master Herder’ – Saturday 30 June & Sunday 1 July
  • People who join this training may attend the interactive Master Herder day workshop on Friday 29 June for free.  This is recommended, as this basis will help you get more out of the 2-day practice training with horses.

Ancient wisdom “remastered”

Stucies of ancient pastoral cultures reveal these ‘original Master Herders’ use 5 roles: the Dominant, the Leader, the Sentinel, the Nurturer/Companion, and the Predator to move their herds across climate zones and different landscapes without the help of fences and restraints.

This innovative model—based on an ancient source of wisdom—offers a much-needed perspective on how free, empowered people can navigate continuously changing social and economic climates.

Nonverbal leadership skills

In modern leadership, we need the same roles to motivate people and meet our goals. Being able to balance the roles is key! You will discover your own roles of preference and the roles you find harder to play.

The experiential exercises with horses help you gain new insights about crucial nonverbal leadership skills and break through limiting patterns. The insights are directly applicable to achieve your goals in an effective as well as constructive way.

Join this unique opportunity to get training with Linda directly in Europe! Previous horse experience is not required to participate in this program. This training will go ahead with a minimum of 5 participants, and is limited to a maximum of 12 participants.

About The Trainer

Linda Kohanov (USA) is a bestselling author, speaker, riding instructor and horse trainer who has become an internationally-recognized innovator in the field of Equine Experiential Learning.

Her books “Tao of Equus”, “Rider between the Worlds”, “The Way of the Horse”, “The Power of the Herd” and “The Five Roles of a Master Herder” are considered standard works in the field of animal assisted training & coaching.

She regularly gives leadership trainings for large organisations. Linda’s professional clients include Nike, Raytheon, Kaiser, and Chubb Insurance. She has taught this model at universities and conferences in the US and Europe.

“It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you know how to employ all of these roles,” she says. “Understanding the differences between these ‘power tools,’ and how to combine them has been a revelation to leaders, teachers, parents, clergy; basically anyone interested in accessing their untapped potential.”


.Josselien Janssens (NL), Eponaquest Master Herder Instructor & Medicine Horse Way Master Instructor. Josselien graduated from Linda Kohanov’s Eponaquest apprenticeship in 2011. Josselien’s professional background is in communication and journalism. After a career as international funding coordinator and executive team leader in the international environmental organisation Greenpeace, Josselien set up her own training & coaching company in 2011. She specialises in equine facilitated personal growth, leadership development and teambuilding. Her clients are both private individuals as well as large organisations. She brought the Medicine Horse Way apprenticeship for equine facilitated coaching based on Linda Kohanov’s approach to the Netherlands. In 2018, the second group of students is expected to graduate for the Level 1 certificate.

Corinne Dumont (BE), Eponaquest Master Herder Instructor. In 2007, after a career in international corporate finance and as independent business consultant, Corinne took over 2 organic supermarket stores, Sequoia Bio and Natural Market. As CEO of this successful company, Corinne developed her own “human centered” leadership style, implemented collaborative governance and created a sustainable business model of balanced social-economic performance.  Her insights have motivated her to share, teach and train innovative leadership approaches. Corinne holds an MBA in Finance from the Solvay Business School. In recent years, she graduated as Eponaquest and Master Herder instructor with Linda Kohanov, and created Sense and Connect, an innovative leadership academy and training platform based inspired by horse sense

Dates: Friday 29 June (optional) – Saturday 30 June – Sunday 1 July 2018

Times: 9:30 – 16:30

Location: Hof ter Weyden, Greefstraat 1, B-2910 Essen, België (vlakbij Roosendaal, NL)

Price: €1.000,-

European VAT (btw) does not apply on the programme charges since they are payable directly to Eponaquest LLC in Arizona, USA. The price includes training materials, beverages, snacks and lunches on all training days. You will also receive a free copy of the Dutch translation of Linda’s latest book ‘The Five Roles of a Master Herder’.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation up to one month before the program starts results in a 90 percent refund (10 percent is retained for application and acceptance costs). Cancellation under one month before the program results in the ability to apply the tuition paid to future workshops with Linda Kohanov. There is no cash refund for cancellation under one month from the program start date.

*** Fully Booked, Waiting List Reservations Only  ***

This training is fully booked and the waiting list is filling rapidly. An alternative option to develop your leadership strengths with the Five Roles of a Master Herder and to learn more about this leadership model: join this 3-day Natural Leadership training by Eponaquest Instructor Josselien Janssens and colleague Judith van Heerde (available both in Dutch and English) >>> Click here

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