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AgriLEAD Program
Empowering People & Transforming Teams

"Compared with people at low-trust companies, people at high-trust companies report: 74% less stress, 106% more energy at work, 50% higher productivity, 13% fewer sick days, 76% more engagement, 29% more satisfaction with their lives,
40% less burnout"

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Cultive Trust,
Navigate Challenges,
Achieve Results. 

In the rural sector, both family farming businesses and Corporate Ag companies' team's success extends beyond technical skills and specialised knowledge.

Common challenges experienced in rural workplaces include:

  • Profiling suitable candidates

  • Trust issues

  • Communication breakdowns

  • Personality clashes

  • Resistance to change

  • Limited perspectives

  • Insufficient accountability

  • Inadequate buy-in to decisions and goals

  • Limited vulnerability

  • Deficient emotional intelligence

  • Limited self and behavioural awareness

  • Access to leadership training and development

  • Maintaining motivation and engagement

  • A culture that lacks psychological safety

  • Managing workplace stress and mental health

Our program develops individuals and teams to overcome these common challenges, building trust, enhancing people skills & fostering a resourceful, collaborative culture.


With our tailored approach, your team will develop the interpersonal & leadership skills needed to boost motivation, productivity, to achieve your collective results! 


Transforming people and teams
from the inside, out. 

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Team success is rooted in building a high-trust environment, strengthening relationships, enhancing communication, and adopting flexible and adaptable leadership.

We help you build trusting, cooperative and cohesive teams...
creating a workplace where everyone wants to stay.

What's Included in AgriLEAD


Behavioural Profiling

Participants will undergo the deep dive into self awareness, the foundation for developing leadership. 
Extended DISC behavioral profiling assessments give your team members their behaviour blueprint and how they express themselves in their work environment, providing crucial data and information to individuals and team leaders/managers on how to get the best out of individual sin their roles, as well as how they interact within the team dynamic. This is NOT a standard personality profile. The personalised reports highlight team member's natural v's adapted strengths, communication preferences, and areas for growth. "When you have behavioural flexibility you can make the most out of every situation and every challenge". A Team Unpack workshop is included in the "agriLEAD" program.


Relationship & Emotional

Social Emotional EQ is a central theme throughout the program.
Individuals learn about the importance of self leadership. Topics and masterclasses may include aspects of emotional fitness in personal leadership; self-awareness; awareness of others; emotional awareness; vulnerability; emotional flexibility, the power of perspective, empathy, active listening, body language, and understanding and practicing critical human skills in a team setting.


Communication Styles

Explore different communication styles and their impact on leadership effectiveness. Team members learn all about their own communication style, as well their team member's communication styles. This includes strategies for adapting your own communication style to connect more effectively with team members, customers , clients, community members, colleagues, and professionals.

Your team members will have a different perspective on conflicting discussions and their role in creating a functional team.


Tailored Leadership Development

Team members will engage in tailored leadership education - including experiential collaboration with horses to emphasise leadership principles, competencies and behaviours.
We include interpersonal skills development, behavioural awareness and leadership agility.
Your team members learn the essential human skills  needed to build and maintain a culture built on trust, cooperation and collaboration.

There are a number of activities available including the Emotional Culture Deck, to help individuals at any stage of their leadership journey.


Building High-Trust

We delve into the principles of creating and maintaining a high-trust team environment. Team members will gain an understanding of their personal role in being part of a team that people want to be a part of!
Your team will understand how to overcome team dysfunctions to collectively build a culture where people feel valued, seen heard and psychologically safe. 
Your team will learn how to navigate constructive & conflicting (yet safe) discussions with our natural human approach. 


Implementable Learning From Horse Leadership Roles & Culture

Horses, through their natural roles and interactions within the herd, provide a compelling framework for enhancing human leadership abilities and genuine team engagement. Our guided activities leverage the similarities between horse and human behaviours to enrich team members' self-leadership and interpersonal dynamics. Participants will delve into the importance of trust, respect, body language, energy, intention, focus, communication, adaptability, and empathy. These sessions offer profound insights into effective leadership and teamwork, empowering individuals to lead and collaborate more effectively.

We Specialise In Working With:

  • Family Farming Business Teams 

  • Corporate Agriculture Teams

  • Rural Business Teams

  • Rural Community Organisations

We Focus On These Areas of Development:

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Why Choose Us?

Including these horse-assisted components in your leadership development program will offer participants a transformative and memorable experience. It allows them to connect theoretical knowledge about leadership with real-world, tangible experiences, reinforcing key concepts and providing a unique perspective on leadership development.


Specialised Facilitator:
Jess is a certified senior facilitator with 7 years experience and combines deep expertise in leadership and team culture development with a profound understanding of equine-assisted learning. She guide participants through a transformative journey with support and skill. 


Customised to Your Needs:
We understand that every agri-business is unique and has employees that are at different stages on their leadership journey. For rural businesses, families and organisations, we offer a program that is tailored to meet your specific goals and requirements.


Memorable Experiences:
Incorporating equine-assisted activities guarantees that our program is not just informative but also implementable and unforgettable and fun! Participants leave with profound insights and lasting memories that stay with them long after the program concludes. Moreover, Jess is available for follow-up training and coaching as needed to further support your journey.


Practical Application:
We bridge the gap between theory and practice. Our participants not only learn about leadership but also have the opportunity to apply their newfound knowledge in real-life situations. Collaborating with horses introduces a large element of unpredictability, allowing individuals to put their skills and knowledge into action while confronting real-time challenges in an uncertain environment.


Lasting Impact:
Our training fosters positive change. We cater to the different learning styles and is particularly impactful for kinesthetic learners. Participants emerge from our program not only as more effective leaders but also as individuals who are better equipped to navigate the uncertainties of today's world.

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Where Are We?

Leading Change Experiences now based at Xmas Rocks Training and Events, Willalooka, in South Australia's Limestone Coast region.

The facility is in its construction phase and is shaping up to be a versatile facility that is conveniently accessible from the Riddoch Highway. Centrally located between the Upper SE, Lower SE, and the Western Districts of Victoria, this rural landscape along with all of the necessary amenities and features, offers a nature-based atmosphere that is an inspiring environment and learning space for an unmatched learning and development experience.

Accomodation is available at the Willalooka Tavern which is only a short 5 minute drive away. We are able to arrange on-site glamping accomodation for teams who travel, please contact Jess for more details. 


The AgriLEAD program is designed for flexibility, offering facilitated sessions remotely, on-site at your place of employment, or here with our horses, to best suit your team's needs.


Reach out to Jess today to explore the potential of our AgriLEAD program. Ideal for aspiring leaders, managers, business owners, decision-makers, community partners, and anyone interested in advancing leadership in regional areas. Whether you aim to nurture emerging talent, transform your team dynamics, or build leadership capacity, Jess is ready to discuss how AgriLEAD can align with your goals and fulfill your developmental needs. Discover what’s possible with us at Xmas Rocks. Jess looks forward to helping you achieve your objectives.

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