Corporate groups and businesses
The Athena Herd Foundation team has extensive experience in the corporate environment which means that it is well placed to work effectively with business teams.
Equine Facilitated Interactions provide learning that builds important skills that strengthen and develop necessary personal and professional performance and wellbeing. The learning facilitates self, social and situational awareness, necessary foundations for emotional, social and environmental intelligence. These qualities are increasingly recognised important in supporting performance and effectiveness in the workplace.
Working with horses demands that we are present. Importantly, presence means not just being self-aware, but also socially and situationally aware. It helps us to recognise not just how we are and how we feel. But also how we need to be, and what others might need from us. This means identifying and engaging.
These benefits are well illustrated by feedback from a bespoke corporate workshop for a team of sustainability professionals who joined us from a leading global professional services firm, one of the Big Four accounting firms.
“I need to give people space to create their own opinions and solutions”
“Just how important balanced communication is in the workplace”
“[The day] helped demonstrate the diversity of strengths and personality traits in our teams, and it helped build social intelligence by acknowledging those and understanding how different people react in different situations.”
“I also really see the mindfulness point – both for ourselves and for the team: it’s really powerful to interact with the team in such a different context, and be taken out of the normal / “comfort” zone, where some might find it easier to thrive and demonstrate their uniqueness than others.”
“Recognising and acknowledging how my behaviour affects others”