About This One-Day Immersive

Experiences with the horses will bring the core concepts of Natural Leadership to life


Hosted at Take a Chance Ranch, Morgan Hill, CA participants will have an opportunity to observe, practice, and hone skills and tools that can be used in personal and professional relationships. 

This workshop is unique! You will learn basic horsemanship skills, practice Natural Leadership concepts with the horses, and explore how to apply your learnings in your human relationships.

 You will learn how to:

  • Access Natural Leadership Awareness channels to have better scope and to improve your big picture perspective
  • Sense the spectrum of pressure so you can adjust before stress and overwhelm become part of relationship
  • Practice a sustainable pace in how you communicate and listen
  • See when others are open to feedback and how to work with resistance 
  • Step into stable leadership presence which attracts others to you
  • Use influence, power, and voice while maintaining psychological safety
  • Practice healthy boundaries in all of your relationships
  • Create ease and connectedness in groups

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at herd@thecircleupexperience.com.

Your facilitators,

Beth Anstandig & Tami Thompson

Experience Your Natural Leadership

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Facilitated by

Beth Anstandig

Circle Up Head Cowgirl, Owner

Beth Anstandig is changing the way organizations, leaders, and individuals use their power. As a life-long cowgirl, writer, professor, and licensed psychotherapist, Beth has 25 years of experience developing, implementing, and training people in Natural Leadership—a model she pioneered. Natural leadership helps people awaken their innate awareness so they can live and work with more authentic relationships and connection. Beth owns Take a Chance Ranch in Morgan Hill, CA providing leadership, culture, and well-being programs through The Circle Up Experience. Together with an ever-growing menagerie of animals, Beth works with human herds onsite and online. She’s trained thousands of leaders and teams from some of the most renowned corporations, universities, and nonprofits. Beth’s fresh perspective and work integrating basic animal practices into everyday human life have been featured in global media including BBC World Service, PBS, and Forbes. She is a frequent podcast guest, contributing writer for MomsRising, and an advisor and content creator for Kahilla: A Basecamp for Women on the Rise. Beth has an MA degree in Clinical Psychology from Santa Clara University and an MFA degree in Creative Writing from Arizona State University. Beth is the author of A Garden of Forking Paths (Pearson Longman, 2006) and upcoming The Human Herd: Awakening Our Natural Leadership (Morgan James Publishing, 2021). She lives on her ranch with her daughter and an expanding community of animal herds.

Tami Thompson

Owner/Trainer at Firefly Farms

Tami started riding at the age of 4 and joined Pony Club at age 7. Tami's passion for horses lead her to ride and compete in many different disciplines while growing up. If it had to do with horses, Tami wanted to learn all she could. She spent many hours as a working student riding as many horses as possible and doing daily chores on numerous ranches and farms. Tami has been successfully training, breeding, and competing horses for over 20 years. Tami currently rides with Heidi Gaian on a regular basis and has had the opportunity to ride and learn from trainers such as, Gry McFarlane, Andrea Aston, Kelly Maddox, Buck Brannaman, Ricky Quinn, and more. She believes in putting the horse's health and well-being first and strives to find and develop what the horse excels at and is most happy doing. Tami is passionate about developing and encouraging the partnership and connection between horse and rider and strives to help them grow together with positive instruction and a soft feel.