"Having been around horses since I was 9 years old, and now working with them, in partnership, in my own coaching practice, it did not previously occur to me how precisely they reflect human behavior back to humans. I wish I would have had this book as a companion in my 20-corporate career, with a mix of leaders (males and females) who displayed many of the outlandish behaviors of immature dominants or destructive predator role. I wish I would have had the knowledge and insights, described so beautifully in her book, to cope with growing up with an alcoholic father, and a controlling and OCD mother. But then I know that the universe presents us with guidance and information only when we are ready for it and for me that time is now....with this book!
Linda Kohanov builds on her previous books, The Power of the Herd and Riding Between the Worlds, and makes available the very tools and keys to unlock the wisdom from the horses, that enables coaches and practitioners to help their human clients in transformational change and growth. The Five Roles of a Master Herder has become my new guide and compass for interacting with the many different leaders I encounter in my work. It has a permanent place on my desk and in the horse stable."