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Heart-Based Leadership and Team Development Workshop with Horses

Building a high performing, values-driven workplace culture takes conscious leadership. Our Collaborative Connections with Horses workshop provides an experiential learning environment for leaders to enhance self-awareness, and develop the emotional and social interpersonal skills needed to lead effective and cohesive teams.

Watch our video to learn more about our Collaborative Connections with Horses workshop.

Our mission is to support personal growth,
self-leadership and the performance of your team.

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Meet Joanna

With over three decades of success facilitating organizational transformation, and fifteen years teaching yoga, breath, and meditation, Joanna is passionate about self-mastery, mindfulness, and personal development. She created the Collaborative Connections program to offer leaders a unique transformation experience, working with horses in a beautiful, natural setting.

Joanna is also a global keynote speaker and the published author of “Conscious Culture: How to Build a High Performing Workplace through Values, Ethics, and Leadership.”

Meet the Herd

Meet our herd of equine partners and co-facilitators we work with during the Collaborative Connections program at Willaway Farm. They enjoy building confidence and trust for real connection to human beings and will make your leadership transformation a memorable experience.
Equine Facilitator
Global Keynote Speaker
Published Author - Conscious Culture
Equine Partner 
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“I’ve been able to find out more about my relationship to myself and my relationship with others.”

- Natalie O'Neill T, Collaborative Connections Participant

“These animals have great love, great care and great compassion.”

- Jen Kaufman, Collaborative Connections Participant

“It’s the kind of experience I recommend everyone enjoy at some point in their lives.”

- Ron Kaufman, Collaborative Connections Participant

Program Overview



As masters of non-verbal communication and herd behaviour, horses have the power to help us build trust and connect with our authentic selves. This one-of-a-kind workshop provides leaders with a fun and experiential learning environment to build self-awareness, enhance relational leadership, and connect with team members.


Leaders learn a values-based approach to leading cultural transformation and how to apply these skills to increase employee engagement, productivity and bottom-line results. These are key ingredients to creating a great workplace culture for competitive advantage to attain, maintain and retain top talent.

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Collaborative Connections - Get Connected with Horses 

Half day, full day and two-day Leadership Development and Team Building Workshops

Executives, leadership teams, managers, and individuals

Willaway Farm, Almonte, Ontario, Canada





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Learning Objectives: 

  • Lead with authenticity and integrity

  • Use the intelligence of head and heart

  • Become mindful of self and others, acting in service of the common good

  • Cultivate healthy, meaningful relationships

  • Empower people to reach their full potential

  • Develop healthy relationships with greater connection and trust

½, 1 - 2 Day Corporate Retreats:

  • IAF Certified Professional Facilitators

  • Team Retreats: $2,400 per day
    (max. 8-10 participants)

  • Leadership/Life Coaching: $250 per hour


  • Equine Facilitated Learning Exercises

  • Mindfulness Practices

  • Personal Values Assessment

We invite you to book a FREE introductory visit and come out to Willaway farm to meet the facilitators and the herd.

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"I leave today with well-being thanks to the talented facilitators."

"Very grateful to be part of an awesome opportunity."

"I now have a deeper connection with animals and myself."

"Thanks to the horses who played a part in this amazing experience."

"Today I gained healing in trust issues, and self-care."

Our Collaborative Connections team building and leadership development workshops are located at Willaway Farm, just 30 minutes from Ottawa, Ontario.

"More can be achieved in working with a horse for one day, than months of talk therapy!"

Scientific Research on Horseplay


"Horseplay for Transformational Leadership Development" by John J. DuPerry examines how equine facilitated programs can support leadership development.

Contact us for inquiries or to book a FREE introductory visit to the farm
(613) 327-1801

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