Alyssa Aubrey, CEGE
Medicine Horse Ranch
Founder, Executive Director
Executive Director Alyssa Aubrey, CEGE, is the Founder and Program Director of Medicine Horse Ranch, an educational experiential learning center incorporating horses in human self-development. Alyssa is a writer, teacher, facilitator, empowerment speaker, money coach, and business consultant with over thirty years of experience as both educator and entrepreneur. She is a certified Equine Guided Educator (CEGE) and a Certified Money Coach through the Financial Recovery Institute.
Alyssa is a seasoned facilitator with broad experiences that arise from coaching over 6500 clients in equine- guided learning processes. She is compassionate and tenacious with a genuine passion for supporting others as they embark on new directions for discovery, recovery and transformation. She considers the herd of Medicine Horse program horses to be partners, healers, teachers and guides in their powerfully transformative, often spiritually awakening experience.
Medicine Horse Ranch offers internship studies to eligible candidates to become successful in the field of horse and human interaction. Alyssa has developed nationally recognized curriculum that includes best practices and core principles for the field, providing hands on training, course work and experiential learning through mentoring and apprenticeship participation.
Alyssa’s current focus is LeaderSenseEQ, a collaborative leadership methodology, born from the partnership of Powerful Visions Leadership Consortium and Medicine Horse Ranch.
LeaderSenseEQ is an internationally certified equine facilitated leadership development program that engages participants in immersive experiences rooted in the recognition that all things are intimately interconnected. It is explicable only in reference to the whole, a concept key to successful leadership and paramount to inclusive excellence. Their approach, though not yet widely used in leadership education in the United States, is commonplace and has been implemented for over twenty years in many other countries in the world and within all different types of organizations.
After attending Ohio University, Athens Ohio, Alyssa finished her postgraduate training from Writtle College (U.K.) in Horse Behavior and Psychology, Barn and Stable Management, Equine Feeding and Nutrition and Equitation. Alyssa currently serves on the CBEIP (Certification Board for Equine Interaction Professionals) Board of Directors. She is the 2016 co-chair for WAAT (Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment.) Alyssa is the US License holder for HorseDream® and an active member of the EAHAE (International Association for Horse Assisted Education), NAWBO (North American Women’s Business Organization) and ICF (International Coaches Federation) She was awarded the AIA Meritus Certification in 2016 for her project of excellence; Medicine Horse Ranch Field Studies Program.
Inspired by colleague Jan Butler Loveless and the success of Jan’s Horse and Reader program, Alyssa launched Horse Sense for Readers™, a literacy pilot program in 2011. She received a $30,000 grant from the Marin Community Foundation for the project that included nine sixth-grade Latino boys and girls, all of whom were reading at a 3rd grade level. The goal of the program is academic intervention integrating equine-guided experiential learning, cultural enrichment, expressive arts, career exposure, and horsemanship, riding and family involvement. In four short months, there were dramatic and positive changes in reading comprehension, reading fluency, writing, and overall academic performance. In addition, there were improvements seen in the children’s self-esteem and confidence, socio-emotional skills, and in handling frustration. These boys and girls also learned horse handling and riding at the walk and jog trot.
Medicine Horse/LeaderSenseEQ clients include Leadership Consortium, Apex Leadership, IMPACT Leadership Coaching, Inspiring Success/ Executive Coaching, Twitter, Sound Investments, LLC, Genentech, Verizon, Capitol Art, LLC, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Sisters Ranch, Muir Wood Adolescent Treatment Center for Boys, Alta Mira (IOP), North Bay Recovery, Olympia House, Living Reflections, Reflections (IOP), Willow Tree Counseling, Sutter Health, Marin General, Kaiser Permanente, Women’s Cancer Awareness Group, Shambhala International, Kohl’s Dept. Store, Wells Fargo Bank, Marin Curiosity Club, CASA, The United Way, A Home Away from Homelessness, Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts of America, and the Novato Pregnancy Prevention Program.