When an illness as serious as a malignant brain tumor rudely interrupted the author’s life and successful corporate career, she realized that the illness had a message – not just for her but for the many others in our world also suffering with illness or caught up in careers that are demanding, stressful or no longer inspirational. In her quest to overcome the illness and live an abundant, successful, purposeful and healthy life, she made a choice to ‘hear and listen’ to the voices of hope. She also became an entrepreneur on a mission, through her company Chloe Consultants.
Power in the Paddock is an inspiring account by Yolanda and her favourite polo pony, Erika. It is Yolanda’s response to the many questions she asked herself during her illness and her healing period of seven years, and it chronicles the extraordinary journey that sees her heal from cancer and take the leap to follow her greatest dream of living and working full time with beloved equine creatures. She shares her experiences and invites all of us to embrace healing as a natural part of LIFE. Her emphasis on spiritual surrender is reinforcing to any reader facing his or her own significant life challenges. Her writing, straight from the heart, is soothing to all who take the trouble to sense the depth and voluminous content; it is soft, gentle and filled with integrity. This book will inspire you to live more abundantly and effectively with your own thoughts, your own words, the way you ‘listen’ to healing voices, and the feelings you harbor while being a pilgrim on this earth. If you have been wondering why suggestions from other sources have not assisted you with any challenges in your life's journey, this book may just be the one written for you.
Horses are amazingly wise, clever and proud animals. Their nature is such that they live the values that organizations strive for; values which leaders try, with great difficulty, and often with little success, to instill in the hearts and minds of their employees.
The old adage “direct from the horse’s mouth” applies in this process – horses don’t lie, and you cannot lie to them. Status does not impress them and they will reward any person who treats them with respect.
Interaction with a horse touches one’s emotions – be it fear, excitement or confidence. The horse provides the conduit for individual exploration, as the horse provides immediate feedback and offers opportunities for profound personal growth.
About the Author
Yolanda Sing is a professional coach who inspires people to connect with the latent leadership qualities within themselves. Her technique is a catalyst that allows people to take charge of their lives, to find their purpose, and to draw upon their own gifts and talents, to become their authentic selves. Yolanda holds four degrees, specializing in People Development, Business Administration, Leadership Development and Psychology. She has spent time in Spain, USA, and Europe to qualify herself as an Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator. Although Yolanda is based in Maclear in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, she personally runs her programmes in various centres around the country: Maclear, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth as well as outside South Africa: United Kingdom, Dubai, India and Kenya. Her programmes offer powerful and unique approaches to personal and leadership development. She applies absolute passion and global experience to all her programmes, and boasts a proven track record.
Why LoA loves it….
Often in life and in business, decisions and directions are taken because of events that happen which fundamentally change and inspire our thoughts. In the case of Yolanda Sing, she came to a crossroads in her life and career stimulated by a major health challenge. Her book is a very personal story which makes for really inspirational reading, and tells of her making the move from the corporate world to not only finding herself and a way of helping her healing process, but also creating a truly innovative and life-changing business helping others. This is an amazing read for anyone experiencing self doubt on their own personal or entrepreneurial journeys, or needing a big dose of inspiration. --- Melanie Hawken, founder and editor-in-chief of Lionesses of Africa