About Equine Assisted Coaching Association™
and Meet Pam
Welcome to Equine Assisted Coaching Association Program founded by Pam Kachelmeier BA, MA, MEAC where I am passionate to be training you in the art, science, and business of partnering with horses, to create transformation for your clients.
I train and mentor horse lovers, healers, coaches, and therapists just like you in filling your medicine bag with facilitation skills, techniques, forms, checklists, scripts, templates, innovation, confidence and fun. Through weekly live tele-classes & onsite hands-on trainings which delivers a proven step-by-step system of equine assisted coaching.
I also train and mentor new and emerging equine assisted coaches just like you in filling their business bags with getting clients, creating programs, marketing, using social media, and so much more.
I invite you to read through this site and make a decision if this transformative mentoring program is right for you, we invite you to tune into your inner voice, to get a sense of what speaks to you.
The Change Starts With You
By claiming your position as an equine coach and helping clients in their world, you will have the opportunity to explore your personal and professional development in the world, to start and grow your practice or program in creative, expansive ways, and make yourself a conduit for personal transformative work with your clients. The program training is based in developing the facilitation skill-set, science, psychology, ancient practices, intuitive listening, mind-set shifts, and business development to create the best version of you.
In only a few months you will have the training, developing the confidence and skill-set to help others change their lives.
Here’s What I Know…
I know Equine Assisted Coaching is one of the most cutting edge and fulfilling professions you can live. Partnering with horses to create change for your clients and being in nature is so magical. It removes the old mundane state of being and opens an arena for new opportunities with a grander view.
- Coaching with horses is like feeling the WILD, WONDROUS, and LIMITLESS side of life. When clients are with horses and in nature they are connecting with their dormant voices inside. There is a natural life force that brings to the surface what needs to be felt, heard or said. This is the missing ingredient that helps change lives.
- Horses are master healers and teachers (angels in disguise) that guide clients in dissolving their past and discovering their own life’s path. CONNECTION, INNER GUIDANCE, A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR TRANSFORMATION
- You and your clients have a right to manifest desires and outcomes, to do what you really want, have what you really want and to express who you really are from the inside. Horses are great MOTIVATORS of CHANGE offering CONCRETE RESULTS.
- Doing Life and Business on your terms, supporting you to know the true VALUE you provide, how to provide it, package it, price it, and do all of this in alignment with your vision.
- I believe in a supportive community. The COLLECTIVE whole, the sharing of the MINDS, where you’re never alone. CONNECTION, COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION
- Above all, I am a stand for the creative and abundant life of growth-oriented equine assisted coaches. My work is dedicated to helping to pioneer an evolving field where equine coaches are new models of change and helping people live their best lives, contributing to a healthier world.
What you can expect is that I care deeply about you and what we do, and are not only committed to providing the best systems and materials for living and learning, but having a great time getting there. I invite you to take the lead as a an equine coach and partner with horses to transform the lives of your clients.
Pam Kachelmeier BA, MA, MEAC
Equine ACA Founder’s Story
Before I took my leap of faith and left my 17 years with a stable corporate job, I was being called to be a Master Equine Coach, Pioneer and Mentor but I did not know it.
Here is my story: For years I worked in the corporate world largely because that is what society conditioned me to do. At first I enjoyed it, but then eventually I drudged along each day in a programmed state, feeling unfulfilled, stressed, and burning out, which may likely be how you feel now, or will be feeling.
I was always climbing someone else’s mountain. And the higher I was climbing the more I was losing my own view. I was losing touch with my true desires. During the climb I kept hearing this subtle whisper telling me to do what I really wanted to do and be who I really wanted to be…but I ignored it and kept on working in the corporate world, buying nice things, reading self-help books, attending personal development workshops, and thinking a magic genie would come to my door.
It was somewhat rewarding, inspirational and useful, but it just increased my intense desire to do something different and live a much more meaningful and rich filled life.
Then I had a wake-up call with a deer, requiring the Jaws of Life to remove me from my severely damaged car. I was knocked unconscious and had what I consider a near death experience requiring emergency care. With a very bad concussion, cuts, bruises and a compressed vertebra leaving me out of commission. I was in no condition to work or be of service to anyone. During my healing months, I had time to reflect and become really aware of how precious life is, to ask life’s probing questions and discern how I really want to be living my life.
I returned to my corporate job, only to hear the same inner story that I needed to do what was calling to me. I could not live in this kind of environment anymore; it was leaving my soul dry, having to produce like a cog in a machine. My mind, body and spirit needed to feel free and feel ALIVE, to EXPERIENCE LIFE much more fully, but I was feeling the complete opposite, constrained, constricted and controlled.
Then the whisper turned into a deep inner voice, which kept getting louder and stronger. I had to pay attention, make a decision to follow my desires, or stay in a position where I was slowly deadening my soul. And that is when my deep desires and setting an intention were answered.
Pam’s Path to Equine Assisted Coaching and Creating the Association
My path of becoming a Master Equine Coach, Pioneer and Mentor started to evolve when I was still working in the corporate world. In February of 2006 I was on the internet when serendipity hit. I came across Prescott College that teaches Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Equine Assisted Mental Health and Learning. While reading through the program’s information, I got hooked. That spoke to me at such depth that I enrolled and was on their door step five days later. That is the day my calling of coaching, partnering with horses became a reality.
My inner voice, determination and decision changed my path’s course. I earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Equine Assisted Mental Health and Learning from Prescott College, the leading academic program in its field in North America.
I also traveled the United States for years learning facilitation skills, techniques and tools on coaching, counseling, healing, and learning with horses. I had to know HOW this new unconventional approach of partnering with horses worked. I learned from others who were leading this work, the tools and techniques they used, and integrated some of those pieces into my own system. I especially loved learning from a Northern Cheyenne Native American Chief on working with the horse’s spirit.
From this I discovered what I was being called to do…climb my own mountain and LOVE the view.
I developed my private practice Meaningful Life Counseling and Coaching, LLC and it was soon thereafter, despite all of the fears and struggles, that I took a leap of faith and made the decision to transition slowly off the big corporate mountain. It was one of the best moves I could have ever made.
Over the years I also learned modern day business building, marketing, and how to develop programs. My first few years were a struggle as it was a huge learning curve. I was holding myself back, thinking I could figure it all out on my own, as I also have a business administration and marketing degree. I was wrong. I was getting clients but not enough. I sought out the help I needed to succeed and soon thereafter things started to change.
As my business was growing I learned I have a unique specialty of partnering with horses and was helping my clients through non-traditional methods, and by far this produced accelerated results. People who invest in change, want an outcome, they want clarity, to be able to make decisions, and want the support and accountability to reach their desires and goals. Being in nature and partnering with the horses provides this through deep healing, personal empowerment and transformations.
I soon realized I had a yearning to share this amazing work with others. In addition, people were contacting me by phone and in person wanting to learn this work. What followed was a burning desire to teach equine assisted coaching with others. But I did not know how that was going to happen, however I felt a spark and was moving in the right direction.
It was during a business workshop that I had this breakthrough; I got a strong clear message that I needed to teach equine assisted coaching, business building and marketing through a special platform. I was being guided to teach others this transformational work through tele-classes, live workshops, speaking and demonstrations.
And that is when the Equine Assisted Coaching Association™ was born.
I’m best known as a Master Equine Coach and am passionate about teaching and mentoring others in the art, science and business of equine assisted coaching.
Which is why The Equine Assisted Coaching Association™ keeps growing and that’s why I’m inviting you to join the herd and become an Equine Assisted Coach. You’ll find a community of heartfelt individuals to support you – along with the best tools and equine assisted coaching skills I know – you’ll step into a world that’s filled with more awe than you have ever imagined.
So if this is what you want or not, I hope you follow your heart, and I will talk with you soon!