Press and Testimonials

“Equus Coaching offers us beautiful tools to go out and change the world one person at a time. This work has really helped me witness how I show up and what I bring to my relationships.  As a result, I’ve learned to see myself more clearly and I’m able to help support my clients and fellow Equus students in their own learning process.”

Renee Sievert – Equus Coach Master Facilitator

“When I first signed up for this work, I was familiar with horses, but I didn’t really know what I was in for. I initially wasn’t so comfortable being the focus of attention and I tended to deflect on what might be happening for the horse. With the support of the Equus Coach, I was able to see that the horse was actually embodying an extension of myself. I was able to see how I was shaping and creating the events in my life. I now really appreciate a much richer sense of who I am.”

Willow Vetch – Equus Coach Master Facilitator in Training

“In one of my first Equus Coaching sessions, I discovered how tight and stressed I became when I tried to ask for something I wanted. It was obvious that I was struggling to embrace my value and allow myself to truly connect with something I wanted in my life. In that moment, I realized I wanted to sign up for the Equus Coach Training. I wanted to begin a new journey towards the relationship I was having with myself and learn to celebrate my own needs.”

Susan Terry – Equus Coach in Training

“Equus Coaching enables us to share the magic and wisdom of horses with others. I love having an opportunity to facilitate this work and witness others embracing a moment of learning that allows them to grow from the inside out. I find this is a rare opportunity to connect with nature and the greater meaning of the universe.”

Kasia Roether – Equus Coach Master Facilitator

“Initially I felt a strange compulsion to experience this work for myself. Now I’m thrilled to be supporting the design and over all instruction of the Equus Coach Training. It’s remarkable to witness each student explore a deeper awareness of their own energetic patterns and transform their lives.”

Jennifer Voss – Equus Coach Training Coordinator

“After an experience with Equus Coaching, I took the lessons back to my relationships at work. I started to allow myself to show up to connect with others in a more authentic way. I was blown away with how our usual ways of dialoging and interacting with one other immediately shifted. For me, this experience is profoundly different from other forms of therapy given in that it is a real-time practice and visceral measurement of how I’m actually feeling and how I’m actually showing up in a given moment. It’s been life changing.”

Kit Weis – Equus Coach in Training

“This work helped me to recognize when I was forcing things, when I was trying not to be vulnerable or weak as a man in any way. It also gave me a powerful visceral awareness of when I was simply allowing myself to be authentic and transparent. I realize now that when I connect with a visceral place of authenticity with myself and allow others to witness me they feel more trusting and connected to me.”

Richard Griffin – Equus Coach Master Facilitator in Training

“The work of Equus Coaching has been so powerful and transformation for my own life. It’s nice that I can now integrate what I’ve learned on a deeper level by having the opportunity to share the learning with someone else.”

Travis Stock – Equus Coach Master Facilitator

Koelle Simpson is a horse whisperer and life coach. Most recently featured on the OWN Network series "Finding Sarah," Koelle's message has made profound impact on leaders, corporations, and change agents around the world from South Africa, Europe, UAE, Canada, and the United States.

TEDxSanDiego 2011 - Koelle Simpson

Meet Koelle Simpson of The Koelle Institute for Equus Coaching in Longmont, VoyageDenver

Koelle opens up about her very first experience with horses, how Equus Coaching and the Koelle Institute came to be, and the initial challenges of getting this transformative work out in the world—one client, one facility at a time—and more, in this new interview with VoyageDenver. Read the article.

Restoring Connection Workshop with Koelle Simpson, Shutterbean

A San Francisco-based food blogger, Tracy Benjamin, shares her powerful first-hand experience attending an Equus Coaching Workshop. Discover what you can learn from a horse. Read the article.

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Places to Heal from 2020: Reconnect with Your Inner Self, Haute Living San Francisco

At Ciera West Equestrian in Woodside, I met Nina Ericson, Ph.D., who is trained in horse-centric therapy, or Equus Coaching. I also met my partner for this therapy, a former police horse named Sparrow. Read the article.


Horse Sense, Oprah Magazine

In the August 2013 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, Martha Beck takes us through the journey of a client’s life changing equus session with Koelle. Read more


Horse Sense, The National

How did our relationship go this wrong, this fast? I mean, I’m the one who’s supposed to be in charge here. But first she stopped wanting… Read more


Learning Curves: Corporate Horse Whisperer, Delta Sky Magazine

You never face your issues more squarely than when you can’t tell a lie. Allie NEVER lies. And I am not trying to lie to Allie. Read more: CoverPart 1Part 2

A Trip Down the Rabbit Hole, Haute living SF

When walking into the lobby, read the set of stones placed a few feet apart. They are easy
to miss them if you don’t slow down. They say: HOW. FAR. DOWN. THE. RABBIT. HOLE. ARE.YOU. WILLING. TO. GO. Read More


Neigh Sayers, National Journal

How political leaders in both parties can learn a thing or two from horse whisperers. So how about a column that starts out being about… Read more


Everything Left Unspoken, Times Live

With its silent language of gestures, horse whispering is not only for the feverish esoteric, it’s a way to connect humans to horses. Oliver Roberts… Read more

Having trouble communicating with your partner? Go talk to a horse., Washington Post

Not too long ago a former high-profile fashion executive told me about the wonders of equine therapy. She brought a skeptical group of French executives to a serene California ranch… Read more

Equus Coaching, When the Horse Whispers Back, Punch Magazine

I’m anticipating a very different
experience: Equus Coaching, quite
simply, life coaching with horses… Read More