Horse power for leaders, teams & organisations

“Leadership and team cooperation inside organisations functions best if it is rooted in simple, natural core principles that everybody understands. These are the principles that form the basis of our approach.”

~ Josselien Janssens ~ Trainer-Coach, Leadership Development & Teambuilding ~ Rayamedicine Training & Coaching

Together with my network of international training, coaching, HR and organisational experts, I provide interventions and advisory support tailored to your needs.

In our leadership and team trainings, the natural herd behaviour of horses provides both inspiration as well as a nonprejudiced mirror. Horses show us the secret of nonverbal communication: the factor that determines for 90% how effective we are in connecting and communicating as leaders, within our teams and with our customers.

These powerful principles transcend language and cultural barriers. This is evidenced by the reactions of this group of Taiwanese government officals I co-trained with my Belgian colleagues of Kheiron CVBA near Brussels:


Engagement Transparence Best-practice


Leadership Development Teambuilding Personal Growth Organisational Development Change Management Re-integration after Burnout and Posttraumatic Stress

Instruments and approaches

Odin Development Compass Eponaquest Experiential Learning Family & organisational constellations Heartmath Neuro-Linguistic Programming Spiral Dynamics Integral LEAN/Six Sigma

Rayamedicine: “great remedy”

20140215_153945Raya is the name of my mare. The name means different things in different languages. Raya is a Hebrew word for “Friend”, it means “Figurehead”, in Arab, “Royal” in Indonesian, “Great” in Russian and “Sun Ray” in Spanish.

“Medicine” is the Native American term for “remedy” in the widest sense: not just a pill to cure disease, but also advice or insight gained at the right time.

subconscious patterns and nonverbal communication

The natural herd behaviour of horses provides a clear, unprejudiced reflection on the subconscious factors that determine the flow of human leadership and teamwork.

It provides  simple, streamlined principles for social intelligence that everybody in the human herd is able to understand.

Experiential training sessions with horses activate us into ‘accelerated learning’ which ensures 80% of the insights gained are remembered and translated to work floor practice, compared to 50% from a presentation with visuals, and 20% from a standard theory lecture.

Prior horse experience is not required.

Eponaquest & Medicine Horse Way master Instructor

“You may be able to fool other humans and even yourself at times, but you can count on the average horse to let you know exactly where you stand” ~ Linda Kohanov

I am certified by Eponaquest LLC as an equine facilitated experiential learning trainer-coach. Eponaquest LLC is the training institute of bestseller author Linda Kohanov in Arizona, one of the worlds’ pioneers in the field of equine facilitated experiential learning.

In April 2017 I published the Dutch translation of her latest book: ‘The Five Roles of a Master Herder – A revolutionary model for socially intelligent leadership’.

power-of-the-herd-240x360In 2014 I edited the Dutch translation of her previous book ‘Power of the Herd – A Nonpredatory Approach to Social Intelligence, Leadership and Innovation’.

I brought Linda Kohanov’s Equine Facilitated Learning apprenticeship program to the Netherlands. In Europe, including in Holland, this curriculum is taught under the name Medicine Horse Way.

Eponaquest & Medicine Horse Way Instructors form a growing international network of equine facilitated therapists and training & coaching peers that spans the America’s, Australia and many countries in Europe.

Instructors commit to working according to the Eponaquest & Medicine Horse Way best practice guidelines to training, coaching and horsehandling.

International network for internationals

Contact me to benefit from 18+ years of coordination experience in dynamic international teams (including in Greenpeace International and a few years London based), enhanced with the power of the herd.

My personal network spans professionals in leadership development, teambuilding and organisational expertise in the USA, Canada, Australia Equador, England, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Holland.