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.
J Scott Strachan
Chief Visionary Officer and Senior Partner to EQUUS Scott Strachan, is a gifted educator, entrepreneur and empathetic executive leadership and personal development coach. Scott dynamically engages with organizational leaders, business groups and private clients to evoke positive changes and expanded possibilities informed by what is already intrinsically possible within them. His exceptional ability to illuminate the hidden strengths and capacities within his clients makes him a trusted companion to those who are highly motivated towards transformation. He has worked with many companies, such as Microsoft and Cisco, to assist them with shifting their organizational culture towards one that is more conscious, aware and human.
Scott ensures that senior leaders identify their values, articulate targeted intentions and through that, attain desired outcomes. Additionally he assists them in cultivating conscious engagement within their organizations through emotional mastery, authentic and skillful communication, impeccable coordination, and deep accountability.
He also brings to EQUUS a long legacy of business development acumen and experience through his decades of being a serial entrepreneur, an engaged world-traveler, and the founder of many start-up organizations. This illuminated for him the importance that each individual person plays inside any organization or community large or small. In addition to his work with EQUUS, Scott is founder of Intrinsic Path, a wholeness-based approach to personal change and works one-on-one with clients to help lift up their magnificence and their innate gifts and strengths.
With humor, intuition, directness and sensitivity, Scott helps his clients access the best of themselves so that they may live inspired lives and lead thriving, sustainable organizations.
Scott was involved in the first-of-its-kind national Prison Pre-Release Re-Entry Pilot Program launched in San Francisco, designing rigorous workshops for inmates whose scheduled release date was within 30-90 days. The workshops, performed inside the jail system, were designed to reduce recidivism. This work highlights Scott’s fidelity to his belief that a life without limits is within everyone’s reach, regardless of the circumstances in which they may find themselves.
Scott’s clientele includes those not only in the corporate sector, but also in the arts, television, heathcare, technology, education as well as parents. In addition, Scott specializes in working with young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome helping them to achieve a life of fulfillment and joy outside of any labels or limiting self-held beliefs.