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Sep 23, 2020



Kelly Wendorf is an ICF Master Certified Coach and founder of EQUUS, a discovery, leadership, and self-mastery development organization. The company offers coaching for clients, thought leaders, and certifications for advanced coaches. She also founded KIndred Magazine, an Australian non-profit and alternative media outlet, where she spent 15 years learning about neuroscience and neuropsychology. Kelly is also the author of Flying Lead Change, a unique take on leadership based on the ancient system of the horse herd.


Kelly joins me today to share her flashpoints in life and how she found her passion for horses. She describes how her father influenced her work today, the influential people in her life, and how working with horses affected her career trajectory. She explains why horses are connected to the Earth through their heart as well as what we can learn from the way they live together in a herd. Kelly also discusses the time she founded Kindred Magazine and her company, EQUUS, and the importance of understanding your true self and how it relates to the way you lead.


"The most powerful leadership is when you enable those you serve to be emboldened and be all they could be to the point where they don't even know you're doing anything." - Kelly Wendorf





This week on The Virtual Campfire Podcast:


  • How Kelly's father influenced the work she does today.
  • How a friend from Ethiopia affected the way she perceived race.
  • Identifying our true selves outside of what were raised to be.
  • What it means to lead from behind and inspire without the spotlight.
  • Why Kelly prefers to use the term teachings over lessons.
  • What Kelly learned about herself after she understood who she really is.
  • How Kelly found a career working with horses.
  • The events that led her to founding the Kindred Magazine.
  • How horses are connected to the cosmos through their hearts.
  • The importance of going back to your roots and connecting with the Earth.



Our Favorite Quotes:


  • "Don't believe everything you learned about who you should be." - Kelly Wendorf
  • "When you're engaging with a horse, you're engaging with a conduit that is in an active relationship with the Earth and the entire cosmos." - Kelly Wendorf
  • "As the world gets faster and technologically driven, messages of how we're meant to be socialized are coming thick and fast." - Kelly Wendorf
  • "So many people don't think they're leaders because they imagine leading is out front." - Kelly Wendorf




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