The Confidence to Go All In

July 9, 2018
Hosted by June Gunter, with Beth Hyjek, Christine Erickson, and Morgan Ridenhour

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There are few places where life is more uncertain than for wild horses and the people who are trying to save them. On a daily basis, wild horses face not only a number of natural threats - including predators, dwindling resources, and rapidly changing environments - but also must grapple with the threat of round-up, separation from their herds, and removal from land that has been designated by law as their rightful place. In this episode we will talk with three individuals on the forefront of wild horse conservation who have faced all these uncertainties first-hand and still manage to maintain confidence and forward momentum in their quest. Neda DeMayo, Founder of Return to Freedom, will explore with us some of her lessons learned from being a leader committed to giving a voice to America's Wild Horses. Neda will be joined by Cory Golden and Chris Heyde to share some of their learning on how to align leadership, inspire people to take action, and maintain confidence in uncertainty.

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The world is changing and our beliefs about leadership need to change with it. On this show we reveal the simple, yet profound, truths we have learned from horses that will prepare you to lead confidently in the direction of your future. In the world we lead in, clarity is more powerful than force. We reframe uncertainty, offer you ways to find confidence in uncertainty, and reimagine leadership for the world we live in today. We explore ways to use attention, direction, energy, and congruence to elevate confidence in your leadership.

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June Gunter, with Beth Hyjek, Christine Erickson, and Morgan Ridenhour

June Gunter, with Beth Hyjek, Christine Erickson, and Morgan Ridenhour

June Gunter, Ed.D. is the Co-Founder and CEO of TeachingHorse, LLC, which was established in 2004, June holds a Doctor of Education degree in the field of Adult Learning from North Carolina State University and has worked in the field of leadership development for 32 years. She lives in North Carolina with her wife Beth and their 7 horses, 7 cats, and 2 dogs.

Beth Hyjek, MFA is the Co-Founder and COO of TeachingHorse, LLC. At her core, Beth is a storyteller who works with leaders, in partnership with the horses, to let go of inner stories that limit their capacity to lead. She has a BFA from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA.

Christine Erickson, MBA/MIM, is a Senior Associate Facilitator with TeachingHorse, LLC. Her background is in international business and intercultural communication. Christine is a leadership coach and educator, focusing on executive development, inclusive communication, and organizational impact assessment. Christine is the founder of One Legacy Coaching, LLC.

Morgan Ridenhour, MA is an Associate Facilitator with TeachingHorse, LLC. She is a life-long consumer of social science, a behaviorist at heart, and a devoted sentinel in the TeachingHorse herd. Morgan holds a Masters Degree in Clinical and Community Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, which is pretty cool.

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