Debbie Lewis  has been studying and teaching natural horsemanship since 1998 and has participated in countless clinics all over the country including both Parelli Ranches with instructors such as  Dave Ellis (Parelli 5-Star), Christi Rains (Parelli 4-Star), Jerilyn Caldwell (Parelli 3-Star), Nita Jo Rush (Parelli 4-Star), Kristi Smith (Parelli 4-Star) and Linda Parelli.  She has obtained her Parelli Level 3 and is currently working on Level 4.  She has studied dressage and ridden hundreds of miles of trails in California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.  She has supervised equine breeding programs and boarding facilities in addition to helping countless students improve their riding and horsemanship.  Prior to her immersion in the world of horses, Debbie raised 5 kids with her husband Robert, whom she met while working as a computer programmer at EDS.


Francie Kilborne has served as a lawyer and advisor to energy sector companies ranging in size from Fortune 100s to small privately held entities.  Solace is the second business she has founded and her first opportunity to unite her passion for horses with her almost 3 decades of business and legal experience.   She is a Certified Eponaquest Instructor, which means she has completed more than 256 hours of hands-on training in equine facilitated personal development with Linda Kohanov at the Eponaquest facility in Amado, Arizona.  In addition to her work facilitating EFL sessions and managing the business end of Solace, she maintains her own legal practice advising primarily energy sector clients.

Click on the link below to see Francie’s recently-published article about using horses to improve negotiating skills and conflict management.

Francie's Article

Teresa Pool,  Master Certified Coach and President of Transitions For Business, coaches executive leaders and teams through challenging business situations. In addition to her global talent management practice, the University of Texas Executive MBA program employs Teresa as a coach for high potential EMBA students, and as an instructor, supervising coach and examiner for their Organizational Behavior and Executive Coaching program.  Teresa has spent almost two decades in the global technology industry, focused on developing leaders, business planning, market strategy, and change management. She has coached professionally since January 2001 and is credentialed by the International Coach Federation as a Master Certified Coach with over 3,000 logged coaching hours. She also holds credentials as a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst, Talent Selection Specialist, Neuro Linguistics Master Practitioner, and Equine Facilitated Coaching Specialist. 

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Education and Experience

Susan Fawcett has spent her entire career helping individuals and corporations achieve their highest potential. Born with an innate love of horses and people, Susan uses her experience, knowledge and skills with both to create a unique, personalized learning experience for all participants. Through Equine Assisted Coaching, she facilitates a process that increases self-awareness and insight, identifies limiting beliefs and patterns, and develops strategies that empower her clients to live from a position of knowledge, strength and passion.

Susan provides: Equine Assisted Coaching and Team Building, Life Coaching, Performance Coaching, Strategic Team Building, Leadership Development, Relationship Coaching, Career Management, MBTI Personality Style Workshops, Conflict Resolution, Change Management, Wellness Initiatives and is available for Speaking Engagements.

For the past decade, Kaja Michelson has served as an advisor, teacher and coach to people on their quests for better physical, emotional and mental health. Kaja leads courses and workshops for organizations and also coaches private clients. She has been coaching with horses internationally since 2006 in Sweden, France, Costa Rica, and the USA, taking individuals and groups through the programs “Seven Games of Personal Empowerment” and “Healing with Horses” based on exercises in leadership, communication and personal development.  She is also a motivational speaker, inspiring her audiences to move from a lifestyle that triggers negative stress reactions to one that leads to a healthier, happier and more content life.

Kaja Michelson
+ 1 214 744 11 44, skype: "kajamichelson"

Education and Experience