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Grand Prix Dressage Trainer Turned Life Coach Helps Youth Riders

Nancy Lavoie, certified life coach and mindfulness coach, offers a bimonthly webinar, Finding Our Identity Through Riding Horses, that youth riders can join from anywhere on their computers or phones. The webinar discusses difficult issues such as the fear of other’s opinions, competition pressure, values and how to build confidence as well as time management. The girls are able to share and work through difficult subjects as well as build a positive set of friends based on trust and common values.

What started out as a competitive life with horses has led to a path of wellness and contributing to others for Lavoie. She began riding at a very young age and a competitive life took her all over the U.S. and Europe. For years, improving her riding skills was all that mattered to her. As time passed, she began wanting to give back to the community and volunteered with the Young Riders, organizing clinics and fundraising. It was at this point that she wanted to learn even more how to make a real difference in young lives.

With so much competition and success pressure, today’s youth are not able to simply be in the present, believe in their own worth and just learn. As a life and mindfulness coach, Lavoie is able to give the necessary support to youth, whether they are involved with horses or not. Coaching is available in person in Wellington, Florida, in the winter and Greeneville, New Hampshire, in the summer months. Coaching is also available via phone.

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