E3A would not be where it is today if it weren’t for our amazing group of Master Trainers. They dedicate a lot of time and energy into our Certification program and additional trainings that E3A offers for it’s members.
We asked Ginny a few questions so you could get to know her a little better:
E3A: Ginny what is your history with E3A and how long have you been a Master Trainer?
Ginny: I am a Charter Member of E3A, meaning I am one of the first 50 members of E3A. I joined in 2009 because E3A offered training in a non-therapy model of equine assisted learning, which is what my business focus is. I attained my Level 1 Certification in 2010, my Level 2 Advanced Certification in 2013, and became a Master Trainer in 2016.
E3A: What is the most rewarding aspect of being a Master Trainer to you?
Ginny: I love being part of the journey for practitioners who are coming into the field of equine assisted learning. Watching the learning process happen and being able to help practitioners develop the skills to serve people through equine assisted learning is incredibly rewarding for me. And I am part of an absolutely amazing team of Master Trainers!
E3A: What excites you the most about the new curriculum?
So much!! As I finish up teaching the first cohort of E3A’s online Foundations course with my amazing colleague, Jennifer Kaplan, I’d have to say it’s been super exciting to be alongside incoming facilitators as they are gaining self-awareness about their strengths and challenges as facilitators. In the past, we packed so much into the 6 day certification training that it was like drinking from a firehose for participants. They really didn’t have time to process what they were learning about themselves alongside learning and practicing how to facilitate using the E3A 5-Question Model. As a trainer, we were managing a lot of moving parts in those 6 days in supporting participants as they processed the self-awareness being presented to them during the training along with teaching the curriculum and coaching participants as they practiced facilitating.
Now that we have moved most of the didactic content (the parts of the curriculum that aren’t exercises with the horses) to the new Foundations online course, we are very excited about how much more time we’ll have to engage and participants experientially in learning and practicing facilitating the E3A 5 Question Model in the Capstone Arena Experience, which is now a 5 day in person part of the certification training.
Here is what Kathy Milbeck, Chair of the Master Trainer’s has to say about Ginny:
Ginny is a very accomplished Master Trainer with years of experience in the corporate world providing leadership and team building programs. One of her assets is presenting material and insights in a light jovial manner, which enables greater insights and learning. She just completed her Masters in business psychology. Ginny always provides insightful, thoughtful input which creates amazing learning.
Thank you Ginny for all that you do for E3A!
Lissa Pohl, Chief Engagement Officer at EnQ Coaching, is a global expert in somatic intelligence and engagement. Her work embraces several innovative learning modalities including Equine Assisted Learning (EAL), Lights On Leadership™ Coaching, and The Leadership Circle 360 Profile to provide leaders the heightened perceptual awareness and...