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Consulting Services

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Consulting Services

In an environment where the measure of a nonprofit’s success is increasingly defined by its ability to make a profound impact, Strides to Success stands at the forefront of Equine-assisted Services (EAS) consultancy.   Spearheaded by the unparalleled expertise of Debbie Anderson and Dr. Blair McKissock, our consultancy is synonymous with innovation, dedication, and transformative outcomes. We listen to YOUR vision and can call on many years of expertise to help YOU with YOUR vision.  

What We Bring to the Table:

  • Decades of Combined Experience: With over half a century of combined experience in EAS, Debbie and Blair have cultivated a deep understanding and expertise that is unrivaled. Their hands-on experience, exceeding 20,000 hours in the arena, and at the helm ensures that every consultancy engagement is grounded in real-world applications and best practices.

  • Global Impact and Recognition: Our experience extends beyond the US, with impactful projects across diverse geographical landscapes, including Australia, South Africa, Singapore, Qatar, and Serbia. This global footprint attests to our adaptability and the universal applicability of our methodologies.

  • Comprehensive Organizational Development: From building a nonprofit from the ground up to program development, board development, PATH accreditation, and professional training, Strides to Success offers a suite of services designed to shepherd organizations to operational maturity and beyond. 

  • Sustainability and Innovation: We are pioneers in fostering sustainable equine-assisted businesses through diversified programs, workshops,  curriculum development, and staff training in best practices, ensuring organizations are surviving and thriving.
  • Educational Leadership and Research: With Dr. McKissock as the Director of Education and Research, our consultancy is at the cutting edge of equine-assisted learning initiatives, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the field.

  • Advocacy and Community Engagement: Debbie Anderson’s leadership within PATH Intl. and her role in advancing industry standards and terminology exemplify our commitment to community engagement and advocacy, setting industry benchmarks for excellence.

Tangible Results for Your Organization:

  • Customized Solutions: Whether reviving an existing program or launching a new venture, our approach is tailor-made to meet the specific needs of each client, ensuring outcomes that are both impactful and sustainable.

  • Educational and Professional Development: Through comprehensive workshops and educational endeavors, we equip staff with industry-leading practices, enhancing program delivery and client outcomes.

  • Industry-Leading Resources and Curricula: Our contributions to EAL curricula and resources, considered industry staples, provide organizations with the tools they need to excel and innovate within the EAS industry.

  • Strategic Growth and Development: We guide organizations in navigating the complexities of EAS, leveraging our global experiences to inform strategies that foster growth, resilience, and adaptability.

  • A Legacy of Positive Change: Partnering with Strides to Success is a commitment to not just achieving your organization’s goals but setting new standards in the EAS sector, impacting lives through the power of equine-assisted interventions.  They have a genuine joy and love for this work.

  • High-level vision and scaling: Finding resources with the breadth and depth of experience in this industry is hard to come by. Both Debbie and Blair have supported organizations, professional associations, and large-scale projects. 

In choosing Strides to Success, organizations are selecting more than a consultancy; they are embracing a partnership with leaders who are deeply invested in their vision and equipped with the knowledge, experience, and passion to turn aspirations into tangible success. Dr. Blair McKissock and Debbie Anderson represent the very best in EAS, offering a comprehensive, innovative, and transformative approach that ensures your organization not only meets but exceeds its goals. Ready to talk?  Give us a shout and let us know how we can help!

Here are some of the things we offer:

  • Non-profit set up
  • Program evaluation and makeover
  • Staff training in EAL for schools, organizations, veterans, personal development
  • Staff credentialing in our dual credit program in PATH Intl and HorseWork credentialed equine assisted learning facilitation
  • Remote mentoring for the PATH Intl therapeutic riding certification
  • Sustainability strategies
  • Equine sustainability programs
  • Advocacy—Do you need help securing change with a school board or non-profit board regarding the benefits of EAL? We can help!
  • Board training and development
  • Don’t see what you need on this list?  Just let us know!

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