About Lodestar and Nicole Dodd, Ph.D. avatar

About Lodestar and Nicole Dodd, Ph.D.

Certified Equine-Assisted Personal Development Coach (EAL Canada)

Equine-assisted personal development will unlock your potential. We use horses and Industrial-Organizational Psychology to create a space where you can develop skills, make decisions and develop strategies to promote strength and growth. Nicole has a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and decades of experience with equines. She draws from extensive experience in training, research and clinical assessment to develop programs that promote effectiveness in children, teens, adults and organizations. Nicole works with trained wranglers in partnership with Conestoga River Horseback Adventures in Waterloo, Ontario.

 Jenniefer Ekström Stronge avatar

Jenniefer Ekström Stronge

Equine-Assisted Learning Facilitator (Equine Connection)

Jenniefer uses horses for skills-building and to improve mental health. Using the dynamic force of horses brings us into the now, where we can analyze and review our choices. Momentum from work in the arena or on trails (including the joyful moments shared with horses) can be used for the rest of our lives. New teams are built continuously, which can benefit the rest of our community.
Jenniefer holds a 4-Year Bachelor of Liberal Arts (University of Waterloo) and is a Certified Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator (Equine Connection). She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Event Management from Conestoga College. Jenniefer has spent a large part of her career promoting human and equine well-being.