Yolanda Sing – Leadership training, straight from a horse’s mouth

It is a well-known fact that an entrepreneur can draw inspiration from almost anywhere – a mundane activity or a significant event. Meet Yolanda Sing, who was struck by a sudden inspiration, when her husband suffered a heart attack on a horse’s back and the horse saved his life. This significant event inspired Yolanda to start Chloe Consultants, a firm that conducts leadership-training programmes through horses, by harnessing the inherent qualities of horses into the training curriculum.

Yolanda shares, “At the time my husband had a heart attack and was saved by a horse, I was pursuing my Honours degree in Clinical Psychology, with the aim of becoming a Clinical Psychologist in the second half of my career. But I was drawn to the shifts in energy and the communication that occurred between me and the horses, when I visited a friend’s stables, while working in Dubai.” She adds, “I then discovered the world of Equine Assisted Therapy, which was already a growing business in America.”

Yolanda observed that horses share important habits with humans. She shares, “Horses, by nature live the values that many organisations strive for. Horses have numerous exceptional qualities that make them ideal as a means to develop leadership traits.”

Yolanda applied these observations to the unique curriculum of Chloe Consulants Leadership Programmes, where horses provide the conduit for individual exploration, as they give immediate feedback and offer opportunities for profound personal growth. The programme aims to create opportunities where participants, through direct experience with horses, learn about self, internalize this awareness through sessions, and apply it to their lives.

Yolanda shares, “The training we offer is a catalyst for people to take charge of their lives, find their purpose and draw upon their gifts and talents to become their personal best. People are inspired to connect with the authentic leader within.” She adds, “No horse riding experience is required, nor is any horse riding involved. All activities are conducted on the ground.”

Yolanda has successfully conducted trainings in UK, Dubai and South Africa, for clients like Coca Cola, South African Reserve Bank, Volkswagen, Harley Davidson, to name a few. She holds an international qualification of Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator. Yolanda has worked as a senior executive with various large companies worldwide. She returned to her home in South Africa in 2007 to follow her calling and start Chloe Consultants.

Team WEBO Power applauds Yolanda’s innovative approach to leadership training and wishes her the very best in her future endeavours.

Interviewed By: Achla Bhardwaj, Team WEBO Power
Posted On: September 20, 2013

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  1. Wow Judy, I am so sorry to hear about Baja and his cancer. This makes me so sad. I know for a FACT that you being there for him and still tniaterg him as a horse and friend will make him spend the time he has left on earth the best he could spend anywhere. You are so right, I often take for granted the gifts God has given me to take care of and I do not want to do that. Everyday, every person and animal I hold dear to me, should be such a joy. Thank you for reminding me. I am proud to be a part of the Heart of Tucson because it makes me remember that life is precious and love is forgiving. So many hurt horses that I have seen in my last month or so go through Heart, have brought inspiration and renewed HOPE AND FAITH in life. I call them Miracles because if it wasn’t for HEART, these animals would have died. Baja is giving us his best and we are giving all of the rescues our best. THAT is what life is all about. Heart gives comfort, love and healing to EVERYONE involved. Thank you Domino, Tamale, Baja and the rest of ya all for giving us love, comfort and healing too! We love and cherish you all. P.S. Judy, thanks for making me cry so early in the morning, but it is a good cry, a good reminder to remember how much I can love. Keep it up : ) And as for Digalow and my first pony Fantasy, they are both proud that we are out there saving their friends They are probably saying keep it up moms, don’t give up One horse at a time makes a GREAT difference!

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