“Her style is straightforward, uncomplicated, gentle yet assertive. She generously shares her insights; whether these are new is for the reader to determine, but they certainly invite personal reflection. In addition, her book adds weight to the argument for a different approach to leadership development based on embodied experience.”
Jim Kennedy, Founder and Director, Metis (People & Organisations) Consulting, for HR Director
‘A fresh approach to leadership using horses as the conduit to deliver the lessons. Very powerful case studies and personal stories from Jude written in a truly engaging style.’
‘Real people meet real animals …and find they haven’t been so ‘real’ after all!. After their encounter, it’s the people who go away with new, literally life-changing, levels of self-awareness.
Jude draws key leadership lessons from her direct experiences ‘in the field’ as hardened business people encounter themselves in the company of horses. Under Jude’s direction, these magnificent beasts have a unique way of providing unbiased, non-judgemental feedback that simply removes the pretense and helps us see, clearly, how we’re helping and hindering in the way we lead.
I’ve had first hand experience of the beasts in the book and have understood my own journey even more as I’ve read this book and reflected upon my own encounter. Jude provides such a remarkable an unique environment for her clients and has masterfully crafted this collection of stories from various client sessions in the paddock; drawing key lessons to nudge us towards personal authenticity.
Like a Bear Grylls book on survival, you’ll learn a huge amount from the book – but don’t stop there; get in the paddock and face the truth.
“To know and not to do is not really to know.”
A fresh approach to leadership using horses as the conduit to deliver the lessons. Very powerful case studies and personal stories from Jude written in a truly engaging style.