AW Canine Assisted Coaching is an experience that gives clients a real in the moment understanding of how they relate, communicate, feel, and manage their internal state.
This is what a typical experience might be like. You step into the ring with a dog. Your coach asks you what you’d like to work on. Getting on better with your boss? Better communication with your team? Get clear on a decision?
Then your coach suggests some activities with your dog (one of ours or your own). And your dog responds to you. If you speak with confidence your dog will have confidence in you. If you’re anxious the dog gets nervous or starts sniffing the bushes. If you’re too bossy, the dog will ignore you or run away. If you can’t communicate clearly we’ll see that. Then your coach will help you understand what’s happening and help you work out what you need to change. When you change your patterns, your dog will engage with you.
It’s experiential learning at it’s most powerful. It’s profound and it’s fun!
The basic principle of AW Canine Assisted Coaching is that whatever happens in the ring is a mirror of something that’s going on somewhere else in your life.
The beauty of this type of coaching is that you don’t have to fit in with what the leadership books say, or remember what the experts say, instead you have a deeply felt sense of what happened in that ring, and it stays with you as you walk into the board room or face that difficult conversation you need to have. You are different now.
AW Canine Assisted Coaching private sessions are booked for a half day or full day. You’ll have a variety of experiences inside and outside the ring at Riverside Cottage, and walks, with time for reflection, along with integration and follow up with your coach.
Group sessions are offered on AW Coaching Days, where up to four people are coached together for a 5 hour day including lunch and time to explore the countryside. You will observe your fellow participants and they will observe you in a supportive, confidential community. And remember, if you can spot it in others, you’ve got it yourself.