Kathy Milbeck, M.A. co-founder of Equinemity, comes to the world of equine facilitated human development with 37 years of experience as a psychotherapist. She received her Master’s in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame in 1980.
As a psychologist at Special Children’s Clinic in Reno, Nevada, Kathy provided assessments and psychotherapy for infants and young children for 10 years, leaving to take a position as an assistant clinical professor at University of Nevada School of Medicine. She held this position for 11 years and has had a successful private psychotherapy practice since 1982.
Kathy began her EAL work in 2006. She is certified in equine experiential educational and corporate coaching by Equine Experiential Association (E3A). She is a Master Trainer for E3A, teaching students how to do this work. She has been on the board of E3A for six years and currently serves more technical roles as the treasurer and the program development chair. Kathy has 19 years of experience with her horses and understands that horses have the ability and sensitivity to awaken heart-based moments of authenticity.
Innovating Business Consulting
Personal Development Training
EAL train the Trainer Mentoring
E3A Level 2 Certified Advanced Practitioner-Corporate & Personal Development
E3A Master Trainer
Jennifer Kaplan: is a partner at Equinemity in Reno, Nevada. She is a brilliant, inspiring, heart-centered teacher, coach and facilitator. Fearless in her commitment to help people create the freedom within their thoughts to live out their dreams, Jennifer is devoted to spotting the genius within her clients, and developing and up-leveling her clients’ potential, strengths and high value gifts.
She began her equine assisted learning (EAL) consulting work and corporate training in 2013 with Equinemity. As a guardian to four re-homed horses, Jennifer continually hones her intuitive communication skills through the horse/human connection. She is wholeheartedly committed to helping her clients discover their inner sovereignty through the heart-mind connection.
Jennifer received her BA in Social Psychology and a MA in Counseling and Educational Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. She was an educational leadership and psychology instructor at Truckee Meadows Community College for over nine years, teaching success styled classes with a focus on life, career and educational skills. Currently, Jennifer is an E3A Master Trainer and offers certification courses in Equine Experiential Education.
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 feedback they need to fully engage, inspire and lead their organizations.
Lissa holds a Master’s degree in Transformational Leadership Development and became an E3A Level 2 Advanced Corporate Practitioner in 2012 and a Master Trainer in 2015. She served on the E3A Board of Trustees for six years, four of those as vice president, and currently serves on the strategic planning committee, the conference committee, and the Master Trainer Committee.
In 2012, while working at the University of Kentucky, she conducted pioneering research into the effectiveness of Equine Guided Leadership Education to increase Emotional Intelligence in healthcare professionals and has presented on these subjects at leadership conferences worldwide.
Coaching people how to ‘embody’ leadership competencies and increase their Engagement Quotient (EnQ) is Lissa’s area of expertise. Often, in the world of leadership development our perceptual Sense- abilities are left out of the equation, taken for granted. Yet it is precisely these competencies that provide us the ability to transform our organizations and our lives. Facilitating learning experiences, both with and without horse partners, allows her clients to better understand and leverage their somatic intelligence (SQ) to become more effective leaders. “I challenge my clients to utilize perceptual skills that have long been dormant. When we spend time rediscovering how to learn holistically and perceive our world through a wider lens, much like a horse does, we can then leverage all of our intelligence in service to others.”
Lissa has over 50 years of experience with horses. She grew up in Boulder, Colorado riding ponies and horses with 4-H and showed in hunting, jumping and dressage. She has been a volunteer at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center outside of Seattle and at Central Kentucky Riding for Hope in Lexington, KY. She continues to enjoy riding, integrated horsemanship, and caring for and collaborating with her equine partners Mirkos and Coco in Lexington. KY.
Her clients include the Qatar Foundation, Qatari Diar, HEC Paris Executive Leadership Development, Johnson & Johnson, University of Kentucky Healthcare, Large Technology Companies and Applebee’s Restaurants.
EAL Research Consulting
Lights on Leadership Coaching
E3A Master Trainer
E3A Level 2 Certified Advanced Practitioner – Corporate
The Leadership Circle Profile 360 Profile and Culture Survey
Plexus Team Spirit
Lights On Learning Method Coaching
Ginny Telego is the President and Chief Facilitator of The Collaboration Partners, an organizational consulting firm she founded in Ashland, Ohio. Ginny has a vision to transform the way leaders lead and to help reduce conflict by understanding the strengths in diversity among groups. Her primary programs are centered in equine experiential learning workshops where she partners with horses to help participants in leadership programs move from theory to application. Ginny has a Masters Degree in Business Psychology and is a Certified Advanced Practitioner and Master Trainer with the Equine Experiential Education Association (E3A), which is an international organization that trains and certifies practitioners in equine assisted learning for organizations and coaching. Her career includes management experience in several diverse organizational settings and she is passionate about coaching people to achieve their potential in whatever capacity they seek to grow – whether personally or professionally.
As a professional facilitator, Ginny travels in the U.S. and Internationally to facilitate equine experiential leadership and team development with organizations; provides leadership coaching; and trains and mentors facilitators in the field of equine assisted learning. Some of the organizational leadership teams Ginny has engaged in as a facilitator include The Qatar Foundation, HEC Paris Executive MBA Program, Deloitte, Victaulic, IDB Invest, MetLife, Illumina, Ohio Mutual Insurance Company, Kroger and North Central State College as well as a multitude of other companies through the Leadership Ashland and CU Lead programs. As part of her consulting work, Ginny directs and facilitates the Leadership Ashland program, IMPACT Youth Council program, and is a Workforce Development Instructor for North Central State College. She also provides strategic planning consulting to Ashland County non-profit organizations through the Ashland County Community Foundation.
Ginny is Past President of the E3A Board of Directors and has recently returned to the E3A Board to serve the organization. She is a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee at North Central State College and was one of a group of 6 women to be the first female inductees to the Ashland Noon Lions Club in 2018.
Ginny lives with her husband, Greg, on their farm in Ashland, OH with two full size horses, three miniature horses, three fun-loving Australian Shepherds and a very sassy calico cat.
EAL Business Development
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (in partnership with licensed mental health professionals)
E3A Master Trainer
E3A Level 2 Certified Advanced Practitioner – Corporate
EAGALA Level 1 Equine Specialist
ARIA Certified Riding Instructor
Basic Mediation Certified
Kathy Moore began her career in 2001 after attending the Parelli International Student School in Ocala, Florida. She has studied with numerous renowned Natural Horsemanship Practitioners, including Joe Wolter, Buck Brannaman, Dave Ellis, and Chris Irwin. Kathy trains horses, specializing in colt-starts, restarts, and difficult horses. She also conducts multi-person riding and groundwork clinics and presents natural horsemanship demos. While working with horses and their owners, Kathy realized that she wasn't training the horse as much as she was helping facilitate change within the owners. That work became a natural segue into doing Equine Experiential Learning.
Kathy is an Advanced Practitioner with a Specialty in Corporate Training and an E3A Master Trainer, teaching trainers how to facilitate corporate team building and leadership workshops while partnering with equines. She offers an innovative approach to corporations and small businesses, promoting individual and team organizational learning, and improving teamwork, communication, leadership skills, and overall performance. She is also a certified Equine Specialist with EAGALA.
Kathy works with girls that are victims of human trafficking and drug and alcohol issues as well as young adolescents that have aged out of the Foster Care System.
Kathy graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Interior Design. She has also been a co-owner of an automobile dealership where she helped train horses for advertising campaigns and TV spots for the dealership.
Polly Ryan, M.A., discovered the magic of horses as partners in learning as an adult through her daughter, who inspired her to learn to ride (and jump!) at the age of 48. Polly and her daughter spent a decade riding and learning from their two hunter-jumper horses, Kingas Star and Othello, and pony, Ringo. Polly completed her certification in Equine Experiential Education and Corporate Coaching with E3A in 2006 and became an E3A Master Trainer in 2017. Polly loves the process of equine facilitated learning and the incredible ability of the horses to bring participants to an authentic place of insight and power. Polly has a BA in music performance, an MA in counseling psychology and a successful private practice in Truckee, California. She also served as a court mediator for 17 years. Having studied and practiced Tibetan Buddhist meditation for 30 years, Polly is an authorized meditation teacher and brings the depths of this wisdom tradition into all of her work.