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Balance of Power: Leading Change in an Unpredictable World

September 21

| $180

Half-Day Introductory Seminar


Cost: $180 AUD ($133.35 USD) — Please note that payment processor requires payment in USD.

Program Date: September 21, 2018

Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm


Location of Half-day Seminar (which is also the first part of the 2.5-day experiential workshop):


Level 6/1 O’Connell St, Sydney NSW 2000



In this half-day indoor seminar, bestselling author Linda Kohanov shares compelling insights and practical tools from her latest book The Five Roles of a Master Herder. This model—based on an ancient source of wisdom—offers a much-needed perspective on how free, empowered people can navigate constantly changing social and economic climates. Linda looks at traditional herding cultures where tribes must manage large groups of powerful animals without the benefit of fences and with very little reliance on restraints. Experienced herders exhibit a sophisticated understanding of leadership and group cohesion as they move through seasonal grazing lands, facing predators, and dealing with all kinds of challenges along the way. Linda skillfully adapts this nature-based wisdom into principles that can help adults and adolescents build trust, transform aggression, empower people and inspire them to work together for a better future.

“It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you know how to employ these power- and relationship-building tools,” she says. “Understanding the differences between the five roles and how to combine them has been a revelation to executives, equestrians, educators, parents, counselors, and social service personnel—basically anyone interested in accessing the greener pastures of their own untapped potential.”

In this seminar, you will:

Discover the benefits and challenges of each role, as well as why balancing all five of the roles is necessary for success in your personal as well as professional life.

Learn innovative skills for handling conflict and for motivating and empowering others.

This engaging introduction to the Five Roles model is for executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and coaches, as well as people who work in non-profit, social service, educational, political and community-based organizations. Equestrians will explore the advantages of employing this model with horses. Parents and teachers will discover the benefits of balancing all five roles in working with and caring for children of all ages.

For additional information on where to stay and other logistics related to this seminar, contact:

Judy Brightman
Mindful Horse, Mindful Leader
+61 414 336 690


Since 2013, Linda has offered this indoor seminar throughout North America and Europe. This marks the first time she will share the model in Australia. Here’s what participants had to say about this engaging indoor introductory seminar:

“An innovative and practical nature-based approach to leadership — and life. [It’s] not just for corporate executives. Parents, teachers, community organizers, film directors, and especially politicians would all benefit from learning these skills.”

William Shatner, actor, director, author

”Changed my life and the life of everyone in the conference room. Explaining the differences between a dominant and a leader, and the usefulness of predatory power when balanced with nonpredatory power were real insights to understand how companies are working and how we can improve our efficiency. With great examples coming from the world of horses and traditional herding cultures, Linda explained the power of groups and how to build relationships that can enable any individual to steer and leverage large and powerful organizations.

Didier Tranchier, Director, Executive MBA Program “Leading Innovation in a Digital World” de l’Institut Mines-Telecom, Paris, France

“People were really thinking, ‘this is it; this makes so much sense; this is what I’ve been struggling with; this is why I’m clashing with the people I don’t get along with.’ The Five Roles model took all the personal-ness out of conflicts, misunderstandings, and differing leadership styles. It inspired people to move forward in a constructive, mutually-supportive way.”

Holly Harris Reid, Human Resources Director, Best Friends Animal Society, Knab, Utah

“Unique and powerful. My staff of 30 attended. They were surprised to find how pertinent the information was to their work as loan officers, and relieved to know some of their individual qualities, sometimes seen as negative, made the department successful. The language gave them a new way to talk about how to lead and how to work together as a team.”

Laurie Roberts, Chief Lending Officer, University Federal Credit Union, Austin, Texas


Those interested in practicing the five roles model with specially designed horse-facilitated learning activities have a chance to do an additional two days of experiential work with Linda Kohanov in a small group intensive at Eureka Pines, just outside Sydney. For more information on this option, see https://eponaquest.com/workshop/balance-of-power-in-depth-intensive/.


September 21
Event Category:


Sydney, Australia
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