Kelly Peta Wendorf
Kelly Wendorf is an entrepreneur, life coach, motivational speaker and a uniquely skilled systems-change and leadership mentor. Her early experiences were vitally shaped by the natural and ancient world around her where she learned a way of listening to forces within people, nature and moments. This unconventional education grants her a gift of perception that liberates untapped potential and hidden gifts within individuals and organizations, helping them to solve problems differently through a wisdom-informed and wholeness approach.
Throughout her life she has lived and worked around the world, studying with many spiritual and Indigenous leaders in India, Africa, Indonesia and Australia. Such immersion in multi-cultural perspectives has honed a passion for creating a new narrative in the human condition, empowering organizations and their leaders to wield meaningful change in their communities and in the world through servant leadership and innovative business development.
Her work has also been influenced by Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, Fred Kofman, Arie de Geus, Gerald May, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, James Prescott, and Ina May Gaskin.
Previously, Kelly founded, edited and published Kindred magazine (Australia), an evidence-based publication that explores the social, cultural and biological underpinnings of a compassionate society. Here she spent 15 years immersed in the field of neuroscience and neuropsychology and its relationship to social justice and transformative cultural change. As a blogger and writer, Kelly also authored and Edited Stories of Belonging (Finch), an anthology of stories from authors around the world, including the often excluded voices of the indigenous peoples.
Founder and CEO of EQUUS, a self-managed innovative leadership and self-mastery mentoring collaborative, she specializes in the liberation of robust leadership capacities in those who are most qualified—ie, the empathetic, the conscientious, the accountable, the generous, and the kind.
A gifted horsewoman, she developed The EQUUS Experience®, a horse-assisted learning process, in response to her frustration with the limitations of conventional learning methodologies. The EQUUS Experience® curates various awareness-based frameworks to teach elusive yet essential personal- and organizational-change concepts. One of the approaches of EQUUS works with horses as co-facilitators, to illicit breakthroughs and support transformation through the ‘way of the horse’. It is used in corporate, academic, personal and organizational environments to explore collaborative leadership, non-predatory uses of power, and self-mastery. The work, grounded in evidence-based research into the neuro-biological approach to learning, engages the limbic pathway where the re-wiring of emotional and psychological habits is possible, translating into lasting change and growth. Fast being recognized as a powerful differentiator in organizational change circles.