Meet the Practitioner


Vonie Kalich

After decades of teaching, training, managing, and coaching all fitness levels, I transitioned my career in 2016 and eagerly stepped out into the world as an Equine Gestalt Coach. As my client base grew, I quickly realized most of my clients dealt with grief and traumas associated with their health and wellness. They were carrying the ‘weight of the world.’

It didn’t matter if it was through thoughts or spoken words; how they communicated with themselves supported any limiting beliefs they had. However, by taking a more holistic approach and thinking beyond the “mindset” of the impossible, they could be more effective in right-sizing the reality of living a healthy lifestyle.

When the pandemic hit us in 2020, I quickly pivoted and created a 12-week online women’s Health and Wellness program. You can find the program 'One Size Fits None' here.

Thankfully, we’ve moved past the shelter in place, and I can once again partner with my horse and connect with my private clients and you to share the experience of Equine Gestalt Coaching.

How Does Equine Gestalt Coaching Session Work?

Equine Gestalt Coaching sessions vary based on what you bring to the session; the commonality is you may engage with grooming and leading a horse. Each session is an experiential process where you get to connect on a deeper level with your reality, awareness, responses, and your reactions to the world around you. The horse is an active partner and provides feedback, and mirrors your behavior and emotions. A horse’s sensitivity to your movement and emotions provides insights for me to coach and direct a session geared towards your needs. As the session moves along, we interact on so many different levels of communication, yielding insights, understanding, and self-discovery in unique and rewarding ways. At the end of a session, you’ll likely feel a sense of peace, empowerment and have a better understanding of what you want. The process is simply amazing. You’ll need to experience it for yourself to fully understand the benefits of coaching with a horse.

Coaching with me –

There are many styles and types of coaches available in a sea of coaches. However, I specifically work with people ready to make the changes they say they want to make. If you are prepared to…

* Change for YOU and not for those that want you to change.
* Penetrate the buzz and noise that clouds your mind and keeps you stuck.
* Identify and move past self-imposed limitations.
* Integrate and form new behaviors that move you forward in life.
* Improve emotional responses to become less reactionary and more reflective.
* Define your goals and set a course of action.

You’ll increase your self-confidence and release the ‘weight of the world.’

The good news is you don’t have to be local to me to coach with me. With today’s technology, we can coach, via Zoom, over the phone, or through my Health and Wellness program, ‘One Size Fits None.’ And, of course, there is always in-person. To schedule a free discovery call, connect with me here.


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