071: A Lesson From Horses with Gail Carruthers

 

“Self awareness and responsibility, those are two key things.” -Gail Carruthers

 

In this episode, Jay brings on Gail Carruthers, founder of Sky Blue Acres, an executive leadership and team building facility where she works with horses to facilitate insightful and transformational sessions for corporate clients.  Gail’s work is quite rare, and as a result, Jay and Gail have an episode where they cover topics such as: why horses are ideal for identifying our blindspots, learning (and enforcing) our boundaries, the balance between responsibility and self-awareness, what the herd mentality can teach us about team dynamics, how horses are hard-wired to perceive energies, and so much more….

 

Episode Highlights

01:29 Out of Your Jargon
05:38 Why Horses
12:23 Beat a Horse’s Ability to Spot
17:51 Herd Mentality and Team Dynamics
22:29 Role Interchanging
27:05 Boundaries
32:20 The Conflict Resolution Point
38:55 Get Your Team on the Same Page Fast

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Connect with Gail

Website: http://www.skyeblueacres.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skyeblueacres/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SkyeBlueAcres
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gail-carruthers-99655311/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skye_blue_acres/

 

Inspirational Quotes

  • “Sometimes coming at a problem from different discipline or sideways is a way more effective way to get through it faster than traditional corporate speak.”- Jay Rooke
  • “Self awareness and responsibility, those are two key things.” -Gail Carruthers
  • “When horses come in and work with our clients, they’re like a parameter in the room, right? Reading what’s going on, on a level that no one’s admitting.”
  • “We all have different skills, but they can all come up at different times.” -Gail Carruthers
  • “Boundaries are a big deal in business, and they’re a big deal in life. But we either tend to have really strong boundaries, or almost no boundaries.” -Gail Carruthers
  • “Giving that feedback right away, I assume helps people almost immediately find where they haven’t done the work yet on themselves.” -Jay Rooke 
  • “Responsibility is a part of, what are the steps you’re going to take.” -Gail Carruthers

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