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Dec 18, 2020

As Humans, we belong in a group.  Much like horses, belonging to a group (or herd) allows us to truly thrive.  So, what can we learn from horses to help us better connect with those around us, and enable us to lead in more effective ways?  In this episode, I speak to Beth Killough, owner of The Circle Up Experience, about how we can see our true nature through the eyes of a horse, and what we can learn from animals to help us center on our human selves.


Beth Killough is the owner of The Circle Up Experience, a consulting firm which provides leadership training and culture development to corporations, universities, teacher groups, first responders, and non-profit organizations. Circle up has trained thousands of leaders all over the country and has designed long-term culture programs to transform workplace relationships. Beth has an MA degree in Clinical Psychology from Santa Clara University and an MFA degree in Creative Writing from Arizona State University. A life-long cowgirl, writer, professor, and a licensed psychotherapist, Beth has 20 years of experience working with people to awaken their innate leadership gifts so they can live and work with more authentic relationship and connection. Circle Up’s model of Natural Leadership and experiential learning with horses integrates human psychology, animal behavior, and natural systems to offer a unique approach to personal and professional development. This approach moves quickly through the rhetoric in human groups and gets to core human issues. Circle Up has been featured on the PBS television show, Start Up, and has been profiled in Forbes magazine. Beth is a seeker and a truth-teller who brings heart and humor into her work. She is gifted at finding The One Question that needs to be asked and using her cowgirl courage to ask it. Beth owns Take a Chance Ranch in Morgan Hill, California where Circle Up hosts workshops. The ranch also hosts women’s events, recovery groups, weekly meditation with Dhammakaya monks, horsemanship events, and art programs. Beth and her human family live on the ranch an ever-growing menagerie of animals who support and participate in the Circle Up work.



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