Kathy and I met right before her first entrepreneurial event with horses, when I received (and accepted) an invitation to observe. Over the past ten years, Kathy has blossomed as a horsewoman and credentialed professional, dedicated to helping her clients live differently.
One of my favorite chapter titles in The Breath of Horse Crazy begins Kathy’s story, Manure Meditations. Like many of you, I totally relate to such moments of ponderment. Nothing is as peaceful, productive, and more purely a service of love than horse-keeping duties. Kathy’s experience proves that success with horses isn’t always a first career, or even a second.
If you haven’t read Manure Meditations yet, flip over to it and enjoy.
About Kathy Taylor
Kathy Taylor is an ICF professional certified coach, Master NLP practitioner and an engaging speaker who helps her overwhelmed, frustrated, distracted clients get out of their own way by getting clear about who they are, what they want and how to get there with kindness, authenticity and generosity.
Through personal leadership coaching, Kathy’ clients identify limiting beliefs and patterns that keep them stuck.
Kathy deeply believes in the power of connection to heal. She offers one-to-three day intensives with horses that transform trauma into leadership. A combination bootcamp and retreat, her clients are challenged, frustrated, enlightened, encouraged and loved. They emerge on the other side ready to live a brave, wholehearted life free from overwhelm, perfectionism, people pleasing and imposter syndrome.
Rich in Life Experience
As a graduate of Vanderbilt University, TEDx speaker, and having more than 40 years’ experience with horses, Kathy has a varied background with the depth that can only come from life experience. She is the co-author of Dare to Be a Difference Maker and the creator of Peace: A Coloring Journal for Adults. Kathy has spent many years living around the globe as part U.S Air Force family, and now calls Texas home along with her husband, Tim, and her children Ben and Caroline.
As of this writing, Kathy has five horses. Roxy’s a pinto mare known for being dependable in almost any situation. She has a good mind and is very opinionated.
Flo and Gus
Flo, a Quarter Horse is the “momma” of the herd. She loves to connect and is very much a “with you” kind of girl. Gus, a miniature horse, is affectionately known as the “teddy pony” because he is so stinkin’ cute. Gus and Kathy grace the banner at the top of this page.
Rooster, another mini, has more personality than most horses. He is the master relationship tester. Isaac, an OTTB is the newest member of the herd. His playful attitude and curiosity bring a smile to the face of everyone he meets.
Learn More About Kathy
Working with a horse helps you become aware of patterns of behaviorKathy Taylor, Personal Leadership Lessons: 26 Lessons Straight from the Horse’s Mouth
you weren’t aware of before – patterns like ignoring feedback, or placing
too much emphasis on feedback. When you relate with horses, patterns
like being too aggressive and demanding, or giving up too easily when
things get challenging will become apparent. Interacting with a horse
Awareness helps you recognize how you start and develop relationships, as well as the assumptions you have about yourself and others.
A Free Resource From Kathy
Download your free copy of Personal Leadership: 26 Lessons Straight from the Horse’s Mouth
Watch Kathy’s TED talk on YouTube. Success creator, relationship transformer, change agent — these are just some of the words used to describe Kathy Taylor. Yet she will tell you it’s not her — it’s the horses.
If you haven’t read Kathy’s chapter, Manure Meditations yet, here’s an opportunity!
Meet the other amazing women who contributed here: The Ladies of The Breath of Horse Crazy