Leading Change Experiences
Bringing The Human-Centered Focus Back Into Leadership
While many organisations, business and career roles focus heavily on
mastering technical skills and specialised knowledge, the true catalyst for success is in
the often-neglected human skills.
Emotional Fitness - Interpersonal Skills - Engaged Leadership
Meet Jess Keenan
Jess Keenan is a compassionate and dynamic facilitator who founded Leading Change Experiences. She is a devoted mother to two girls & her partner's daughter. She's an dedicated advocate for the transformative impact of experiential learning and emotionally fit leadership on personal and professional growth. Leveraging the unique wisdom of horses as leadership mentors, Jess facilitates unforgettable experiences designed to elevate interpersonal skills and foster strategic emotional intelligence.
With experience in diverse industries ranging from corporate agriculture to direct sales and social & emotional development programs for children and teens, Jess understands the importance of human development, interpersonal skills and an emotionally mature team culture. She is deeply passionate about developing social and emotional intelligent (SIEQ) leaders. Jess is a certified leadership coach and emotional fitness practitioner who is deeply passionate about developing human-centered leaders. Her mission centers on building trusting relationships and fostering environments where understanding behaviour, improving communication, and cultivating accountability and self-responsibility become the cornerstones of sustainable change.
Her facilitation and coaching style is warm and supportive, focused on guiding participants through a hands-on process of skill development and actionable insights.
Purposeful Pivot Retreat
Step into your leadership journey with renewed purpose and deep assurance. Our SheLEADS retreat is for women who have, or are climbing the ambitious ladder and are now seeking more meaningful horizons. This transformative experience delves into essential soft skills, emotional fitness and authentic leadership that will aid you on your journey beyond your career.. to your calling. This retreat reshapes your relationship with uncertainty and nurtures your leadership mindset rooted in purpose ... read more
Teams & Professional
The Building Strong Teams team development workshops enhance collaboration, cohesion, communication & productivity within a team. A dynamic team is characterized by strong communication, trust, mutual respect, and a shared sense of purpose. They are flexible, adaptable and thrive in a fast-paced and changing environment. Our interactive exercises & skill-building activities with horses improve team dynamics & enhance individual & collective performance... read more
The Extended DISC assessment is the measurable and effective tool that can elevate your personal & professional development or team's performance to the next level by improving communication, motivation, influence, and leadership skills. Really get into the nitty gritty of your team by utilising EDISC. You can enhance the productivity of your team & lead cultural change so your staff value collaboration, growth, and continuous learning... read more
Emerging Rural Leaders
The Building Tomorrow's Leaders program is an ideal solution for companies, organisations or agri-businesses in the rural sector seeking to develop the next generation of leaders by building social and emotional intelligence in young leaders. The program strives to cultivate the capabilities, knowledge, and mindsets required to lead with calm confidence and make valuable contributions to the collaborative culture of the workplace ... read more
Rural EQ Leadership Initiative
The Building Stronger Communities program is designed to empower Community Service Workers and Professionals. It focuses on developing people-centered leadership; interpersonal skills; & emotional fitness to sustain wellbeing in the workplace and prevent fatigue and burnout. The program helps equip professionals in the rural community services sector so that they can provide quality social services & support needed by our community ... read more
“Breakthrough To Be You” is Jess's 8-week personalised coaching program designed to help you overcome obstacles, transform your mindset & achieve deeper awareness. Through weekly coaching sessions, you'll learn practical strategies for navigating change, and building emotional strength & flexibility. I'll help you break through limiting beliefs and self-doubt, so you can approach challenges with calmness, courage & confidence.. read more
What clients have to say
"The horses offered some gentle & very clear messages through their body language & actions. The metaphorical layers of developing meaning through the work with the horses & how parallel our journeys was amazing!! The process of building confidence to lead the horses & develop clarity in my direction is something that I'm still processing & benefiting from. I am feeling teh sense of connection & groundedness. It's an empowering & beautiful process to work with Jess & her horses, the "teachers". Jess's honesty, wisdom, guidance and intuition was inspirational. The grounded experience supported the participants to embrace our authentic leadership & move forward with inner alignment & trusting ourselves."
- Tara K.