Kelly Wendorf, MCC, MECD

Kelly Wendorf, MCC, MECD

Founding Partner

“I am still changing from my time working with you almost a year and a half ago – the experience feels just as visceral as if it happened yesterday. My time with you and the horses at EQUUS was pivotal in reconnecting me to parts of myself I didn’t know (or had forgotten) existed. I will always be tremendously grateful I decided to invest in that experience.”
– Lisa D.

Kelly Wendorf is an executive and personal coach, published author, spiritual mentor, and socially responsible entrepreneur.

Her 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 high-performing individuals, organizations, and their leaders to wield meaningful change in their families, 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. Kelly also authored and Edited Stories of Belonging (Finch), an anthology from authors around the world, including the often excluded Indigenous voices. Her upcoming book, Flying Lead Change (Sounds True) will be released in December 2020.

As Founding Partner at EQUUS alongside her lifetime partner J. Scott Strachan, she specializes in the liberation of robust leadership capacities in those who are most qualified — 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 56-million-year-old system, the horse herd, to teach truly sustainable leadership practices.”

As a gifted educator and facilitator, Kelly developed Wisdom Circles®, a group peer-learning and coaching model. An intuitive lifelong horsewoman, she also developed The EQUUS Experience® — an award-winning equine-assisted transformational learning process. Wisdom Circles and The EQUUS Experience® are recognized as a powerful differentiators in organizational change circles.

Together, Kelly and Scott continue to develop and grow The EQUUS Experience, Wisdom Circles, and EQUUS’s other complimentary processes that curate various awareness-based frameworks that create breakthrough learning and discovery.

J. Scott Strachan, CPCC, MECD

J. Scott Strachan, CPCC, PCC, MECD

Founding Partner

J. Scott Strachan, is a gifted and empathetic executive leadership and personal development coach.

As a socially conscious educator, serial entrepreneur, speaker and facilitator, he brings a wealth of experience to his clients. Scott dynamically engages with organizational leaders, business groups and private clients to evoke positive, sustainable changes and expanded possibilities informed by what is already possible within them. His ability to illuminate the hidden strengths and capacities within his clients makes him a trusted companion to those who are strongly motivated toward transformation. Scott has worked within many highly matrixed companies, such as Microsoft and Cisco, to assist them with shifting their organizational culture towards one that is more conscious, aware and human.

“What is success anyway? It is not what we strive to attain or even set our sights on; true success comes from the way we show up and how we walk the path toward any goal or desired outcome. If we do not stay present, or negate a focus on our own intrinsic integrity, then the reaching of or attaining any goal is devoid of depth and substance. We can only feel real success when we wholeheartedly honor our values in any pursuit and when we never fail to take personal ownership and responsibility in every action we take and every word we speak.”

Scott partners with senior leaders ensuring identification of their personal values, reminding them they already have the ability to clearly articulate targeted intentions and through that, attain desired outcomes. Additionally, he assists them in cultivating and modeling conscious engagement within their teams and across any enterprise through emotional mastery, authentic and skillful communication, impeccable coordination, and deep accountability.

Today, Scott is Partner and Co-Founder with Kelly Wendorf at EQUUS, an innovative self-mastery, discovery and leadership development organization. The EQUUS Experience®, originally developed by business partner Kelly Wendorf, is an equine-assisted learning process — developed as a response to the limitations of conventional learning methodologies. Its current iteration, and complimentary processes, are continually developed by Scott and Kelly together.

Scott’s extensive world travels and serial entrepreneurial history has illuminated for him the important impact each individual person brings to 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 executive leadership.

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 were within 30-90 days. Scott has also done substantial work with individuals’ higher functioning on the Autism spectrum. Scott doesn’t believe any of us have to live with labels imposed by anyone, or and especially those we choose to impose upon ourselves, consciously or unconsciously.

Scott holds fidelity to his belief that a life without limits is within everyone’s reach, regardless of the circumstances in which anyone finds themselves. Fulfillment and joy are not illusive, they are a choice.

Scott’s clientele is a celebration of diversity.