Workshop Leading Teams Effectively With the Power of Horse-Assisted Coaching

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Leading Teams Effectively With the Power of Horse-Assisted Coaching

No matter if it is the “Five Dysfunctions of a Team” (Patrick Lencioni), the concept of PERMA-Lead® or the five key dynamics identified in Google’s re:work study, they all describe FIVE areas to work on to make a team effective and how leaders contribute to this.

The fundamental element of all is trust. And communication is key for all. But how do you know, if your team members really trust you and if you communicate authentically? – Get unbiased feedback from our four-legged co-coaches.

This half-day workshop will be held on-site in line with the then prevailing Covid regulations (also see below).

Book this workshop here!

Please note the following:

  • Due to the horse-related prerequisites, this course will be held on-site at a paddock from 10am to 3pm. Lunch is included.
  • You will receive the address details after the booking is confirmed. Transport should be arranged independently.
  • We will follow the prevailing Covid regulations. At the moment, we plan to apply the 2G+ rules.


  • Setting the scene: get an understanding of the “Five dysfunctions of a team” (Patrick Lencioni) and how  this relates to the concepts of PERMA-Lead® and the five key dynamics of Google’s re:work study
  • Hands-on: work with horses*, experience what it needs to trust and which major role verbal and non-verbal communication plays
  • Taking home: Transfer your experiences and findings to your daily business by choosing your most important next three steps.

*The horses will not be ridden! Knowledge about horses is not necessary.

Your Coaches


Nicole Machmeier

Personal Information

"New Mindset – New Result" This my credo and leads me through my life!

After working for an international company for over 20 years in different roles and continents, I encountered my passion to be a certified coach. I love to work with people on new perspectives so that they can reach their goals.

Professional Career

  • Currently working as IT Business Application Principal within IT Merger & Acquisitions
  • + 7 years of experience as business coach
  • +20 years working for SAP in different employee and leadership roles and on different continents (USA/Asia)

Focus and Experience

  • Certified Coach to use horses as Co-Trainer / Leadership Training & Teambuilding with horses
  • Co-Leadership Coach at SAP
  • ICF Business-Coach ACC

Sandra Thiel

Personal Information

According to my favorite saying "It is better to light a candle than to complain about the darkness." 

I decided to follow my passion about the "Future of Work" and horses. Together with Nicole Machmeier, I offer horse-assisted coaching for individuals and teams to reflect upon themselves, allow feelings and grow as leaders and teams - for a better "Future of Work".

 Professional Career

  • Currently acting as Agile Coach being passionate about "Future of Work" topics.
  • For 7 years part of an innovation team.
  • More than 20 years at SAP SE in different roles, mainly Marketing and Go-to-Market in local, regional and global teams

Focus and Experience

  • Certified Horse-Assisted Coach
  • Design Thinking Coach
  • Co-Leadership Coach at SAP


Located in the heart of the German and European economy, Mannheim Business School (MBS), the umbrella organization for management education at the University of Mannheim, is considered to be one of the leading institutions of its kind in Germany and is continuously ranked as Germany’s #1.


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