Marianne Mallonee – Certified EGCM Practitioner
Freedom to Flourish Coaching
Do you recognize that your own cup is empty but are afraid to slow down to fill it and take care of yourself?
A horse can help you reconnect to who you really are.
Are you feeling burned out, overwhelmed, stuck on the fast moving treadmill of life? Are you a stereotypical type A overly busy human “doing” instead of a human “being”? An anxious perfectionist who doesn’t want to let others down? Are you a leader who believes that you can’t let others see you stumble? Or that you must take on more and more of a workload in order to be successful?
What toll is this taking on you?
In rare moments of quiet do you feel lost? Disconnected? As if you don’t know who you really are? Are you stuck knowing that there is more to life but not knowing where to begin? Do you recognize that your own cup is empty but are afraid to slow down to fill it and take care of yourself? Do you wonder where you could find a safe place to share these fears and concerns?
My horse and I are here for you!
Horses carry an innate wisdom, a gentle yet forceful power, and their mere presence can be healing to those in need. Horses also hold a space that is non-judgmental and safe where you can express your fears, your concerns and your truths. They help us slow down, be present in the here and now, and reconnect to ourselves so that we can be better human beings. They are tremendous teachers who guide us down the path of greater self-awareness, self-compassion and wholeness. Horses provide us with the freedom to flourish!
In 2016 I made the toughest decision of my life. I had worked in the veterinary field since my early teens and was now the proud owner/leader of a large general, specialty, and emergency veterinary practice in Colorado. This was my love, my life, my identity. Until it wasn’t. Until I allowed myself to be chewed up and spit out as a burnt out shell of myself. I was unhappy, I had no personal life, I was working way too many hours and I had no idea who I was or what “lit me up” anymore. I was anxiety-ridden and in full workaholic mode. Until I took a pause and had a short but life-changing vacation and horseback riding adventure trip to Iceland. During that trip, and while surrounded by horses, I had that pivotal realization that a leader cannot lead on empty and I knew it was time for me to leave. I knew in my heart that I needed to step aside from the company I loved for the benefit of my team, the business, and most importantly, for myself.
Coincidentally (or was it?!), I discovered Melisa Pearce and Touched by a Horse during that critical departure and immediately enrolled in the two year-long intensive Equine Gestalt Coaching Method (EGCM) Certification Program. I finished the EGCM Certification at the end of 2018 and am currently enrolled in the next level Gestalt Coaching Method (GCM) Certification Program. The journey that I have been on since 2016 has been life-changing for me. I look forward to helping make a difference in the lives of others by sharing my story, my adventure, the knowledge and experience that I’ve received, and the wisdom of the horse with others who have been in my shoes. There is a light at the end of the tunnel!
What I Offer
Individual Coaching Sessions
If you are stuck in workaholic mode and can’t find your joy, let’s begin here. In an individual coaching session we will explore together and reconnect you to your heart and your passion in a way that builds a more positive future.
Work Pairs and Small Groups
We all live within relationship to each other — and if one (or more) parties in the relationship are experiencing burn out or discontent, it can upset the system for all. I can work with you and your business partner and/or team members to bring harmony and positive growth opportunities.
Team Building Opportunities
The Equine Gestalt Coaching Method lends itself very well to creating more cohesive teams. My team building workshops are an excellent way to create a better work environment that leads to enhanced communication, greater productivity — and joy — every day.
Do you feel more like a human doing than a human being?
My horses and I will help you reconnect to your life and your passion.
The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom.
~Sharon Ralls Lemon
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
“Marianne brings a depth of compassion and authenticity to her work that is exceptional. She gives her clients permission to be themselves and creates a safe space for the deep healing work that is most on their hearts.”
Equine Gestalt Coaching Method
How It Works
What is Equine Gestalt Coaching
Equine Gestalt Coaching is a brilliantly crafted coaching method that combines gestalt, temperament work, neuro-linguistic programming, somatic coaching, positive psychology, the tenants of co-active coaching and, of course, the wisdom of the horse. The coaching process takes you on an experiential journey of self-discovery and awareness with the ultimate goal of knowing all parts of self. In doing so, you are able to find peace and wholeness in who you really are. You are able to respond versus react to situations, to set healthy boundaries, and to be free from what has been holding you back or wearing you down. And, you discover how to truly be present in the here and now and to live a deeper and more joyous life. This work is transformational and creates the freedom you need to live a flourishing life!
“I adore Marianne! She is such a strong, empowering presence. Having her as a coach has been a gift. She is someone who listens well, is wise, and supports her clients with clear heart and mind. Cannot recommend her enough!”
"Blessed are those who experience the whispers from a horse's heart."