Kelly Wendorf is a personal development coach, motivational speaker, a uniquely skilled systems-change and leadership mentor and socially responsible entrepreneur.
Kelly’s early experiences were vitally and deeply 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. She has worked inside a spectrum of clientele – from Amazon, to Microsoft to some of the most underserved communities.’
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 writer, Kelly also authored and Edited Stories of Belonging (Finch), an anthology from authors around the world, including the often excluded Indigenous voices.
Today, Kelly is a Founding Partner with Scott Strachan at EQUUS, an innovative self-mastery, discovery and leadership development organization. Kelly 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.
“What if all of the assumptions you had about yourself were not only challenged, but dispelled? What if they were replaced by new possibilities – and the courage and trust to live them? Our experiences can positively and permanently affect every aspect of your life. We use a 55-million-year-old system, the horse herd, to teach truly sustainable leadership practices.”
An intuitive lifelong horsewoman and gifted educator, Kelly developed The EQUUS Experience® — an equine-assisted learning process — in response to her frustration with the limitations of conventional learning methodologies. The EQUUS Experience® works with horses as co-facilitators, to illicit breakthroughs and support transformation through engaging in a 55-million-year-old thriving system – the horse herd. 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. The EQUUS Experience® is recognized as a powerful differentiator in organizational change circles.
Together, Kelly and Scott continue to develop and grow The EQUUS Experience® and EQUUS’s other complimentary processes that curate various awareness-based frameworks to teach elusive yet essential personal- and organizational-change concepts.