For leaders at work, at home, and in our communities—an essential guide to nature-based leadership inspired by the wisdom of indigenous teachings and horses.
Is there a common element to the challenges and crises of our modern age? If so, it must be disconnection—from each other, our planet, and the sense that our lives have purpose and meaning. Where can we turn for answers? In Flying Lead Change, leadership teacher Kelly Wendorf offers a new approach to leading and living inspired by two profound sources of ancient wisdom: original peoples and Equus (the horse), grounded in evidence-based principles of neuroscience.
In her groundbreaking EQUUS training program, Wendorf teaches a way of leadership modeled on a 56 million-year-old system of the horse herd––a path that has allowed humans and horses alike to survive the kinds of global and societal threats we now face, such as climate change and mass extinction.
In horsemanship, a “flying lead change” allows a running horse to respond with breathtaking grace to changing conditions. “Collectively, we need a similar physics-defying maneuver,” Wendorf writes. “This book is for the called—thought leaders, visionaries, parents, creatives, and all those who sense we are being asked to participate in humanity’s ‘flying change’ through the way we live, love, and lead.”
“A book the horses want us to have so that we can remember our horse body and how to be in the world, our lives, our relationships, our families, and in our organizations. Let this wisdom gallop through your heart. I want to put it under my pillow and absorb it all by osmosis and dreamtime night after night.”
“Flying Lead Change is a nimble exploration of human potential. It is a manual, a user guide to being human, ultimately lifting up infinite possibilities for connection between nature and the human heart.”
Flying Lead Change exudes the fragrance of horses, earth, love, hope, humanity and wisdom. It is an artfully woven tome of spiritual wisdom teachings, conveyed through accessible stories and anecdotes, which is to put down. Going far beyond the standard self-help fare, Wendorf guides the reader on a profoundly enriching voyage of spiritual and emotional awakening. Be forewarned: the book you are holding has the power to change you and to change the world.
“Not only was this a page turner, but a tearjerker. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself on a spiritual journey. I was left with the recognition that I had received something profound, a message that I had not heard before.”
A portion of this book’s proceeds will go to Tewa Women United. Tewa Women United is a socially inclusive, indigenous-women founded and operated non-profit: “Nurturing and celebrating the collective power of beloved families, communities, and Nung Ochuu Quiyo (Earth Mother).”