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For centuries, humans have said to horses, ‘You do what I tell you or I’ll hurt you.’ Humans still say that to each other – still threaten, force and intimidate. I’m convinced that my discoveries with horses have value in the workplace, in the educational and penal systems, and in the raising of children. At heart, I’m saying that no one else has the right to say ‘you must’ to an animal – or to another human.

~Monty Roberts

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With recent reports of school districts in Georgia considering gender segregation out of desperation over plummeting test results and nationwide incidents of school and workplace violence on the rise, it may be time to find solutions in an unlikely source…the horse. Monty Roberts, aka “the man who listens to horses” and inspired both the book and film The Horse Whisperer is no ordinary cowboy. Possessing doctorates twice over in behavioral psychology, Roberts has presented his technique of non-violent and effective communication to audiences as disparate as Buckingham Palace and the CIA (the former, by personal request of Queen Elizabeth II to train Royal equestrian ranks, and the latter, to develop effective behavioral observation and modification for polygraph tests).

Bob Foxworthy, a consultant who has worked with Roberts suggests that the type of bureaucratic infighting and withholding of information that landed the US intelligence community in the headlines is a classic example of the type of behavior that costs governments and businesses dearly – and reversing that behavior can have immediate, positive effects on the bottom line. “Leaders who foster trust within their organizations create conditions where people will do their best work,” says Foxworthy. “The results are often quite stunning.” Some of these dramatic results were even documented by ABC’s Nightline program, when Monty transformed a troubled, underperforming elementary school in the UK.

Unfortunately, US schools have been slow to embrace Roberts’ concepts, but hopefully, that may change soon. Corporate executives, educators, psychologists and experts who work with victims and violent victimizers, autistic children or in the field of substance abuse, study Monty’s methods to learn how they might apply these same trust-based communication and training principles to their own work. In Monty’s experience with over 250 major companies, he has seen the same dynamics at work, time and time again. Monty and his wife, Pat in addition to three biological children, have raised 47 foster children. To experience one of Monty’s incredible “Join-Up” sessions first-hand or have him bring his equine insight to your organization, contact Monty’s team today.

Monty Roberts, a modern day cowboy, departed from the tradition of “breaking” horses through fear and punishment. He pioneered his own method of “starting” horses, called “Join-Up®” in which the trainer elicits top performance from horses by establishing a relationship of communication, trust and respect with them.

Monty has found that Join-Up works equally well in the corporate world as on the ranch. At the heart of Monty Roberts’ methods is a belief that with trust you will gain cooperation, that with listening you will spark motivation. In his work with over 250 major companies, including American Express, Johnson & Johnson, Dean Witter, Disney, Hallmark, John Deere, the CIA Polygraph Division and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Monty has seen that managers at organizations where people want to change and feel valued in the process, who apply his techniques for establishing a relationship of trust, respect and communication, elicit peak performance from their teams.

“The Man Who Listens to Horses has inspired me to the depths of my soul… One of the most profoundly deep, awe-inspiring, and heart-opening experiences I’ve ever witnessed.

~ Jack Canfield, coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series

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