Transform How You Lead:
          Become a Whole Heart Leader

Awaken Your Inner Wisdom.

Align Your Purpose.

Lead With Intention.

Experience the glory of the Rocky Mountains while working side by side majestic Clydesdales. Unplug from the daily grind and immerse yourself in an unforgettable learning experience.

June 13-16, 2024

Limited to 10 Guests
(6 Guests Required)


An Immersion Experience That Will Transform How You Lead

Imagine this: You're standing in a wide-open field, surrounded by the rugged beauty of prairie grass, pine trees and the view of Pikes Peak in the background. The air is crisp and clean, and the only sounds you can hear are the gentle rustling of pine trees in the wind and the distant pounding of hooves. Suddenly, you see them: a small herd of magnificent Clydesdales, thundering through the pasture.  You feel a sense of awe and wonder wash over you as you realize that you're about to embark on an incredible journey of self-discovery and leadership development.

That's exactly what you'll experience at The Whole Heart Leader Retreat, an exclusive program that combines the power of equine-assisted learning with the natural beauty of Eastern Colorado. Over the course of four days, you'll work side-by-side with these gentle giants, learning valuable leadership lessons that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether you're a seasoned executive or a rising star in your organization, you'll come away from this experience feeling inspired, empowered, and ready to take on any challenge that comes your way

What you can expect...

Increased self-awareness: Working with horses can help participants become more attuned to their own emotions and body language, which can lead to greater self-awareness and emotional intelligence.

Enhanced communication skills: Horses communicate primarily through body language and nonverbal cues, which can help participants improve their own communication skills and learn to communicate more effectively with others.

Greater understanding of leadership: By working with the horses, participants can learn important lessons about leadership, such as the importance of clear communication, setting boundaries, and leading by example.

Increased resilience: The retreat will provide participants with tools and strategies for managing stress and building resilience, which can help them navigate challenges and setbacks more effectively in their personal and professional lives.

Concrete action steps: Participants will leave the retreat with a clear plan for how to apply the insights and skills they've gained to their day-to-day leadership practices, allowing them to continue their growth and development long after the retreat is over.

Your Facilitators

Meet the team who will be instrumental in your transformative experience!

Amy Budd

Equine Intuitive
Performance Expert
Transformation Guide

Stacy Axon

Growth Strategist
Communications Expert
Human Behavior Specialist

Ashton Wallert

Certified Equine Specialist
BS in Psychology
Equine Assisted Therapist


Andy is a 15 year old Clydesdale gelding that is a masterful coach as well as upper level dressage horse.


Maddie is the sensitive one! A young 5 year old Clydesdale mare that is an old soul full of wisdom.


Nikki is a 14 year old Clydesdale mare that has had a fantastic show career and is ready to work!


Jupiter is our resident pony! She is spicy to the core and presents an element of fun to everything.

Ghost & Ranger

No barn is complete without barn cats! Ghost and Ranger are siblings although you will most likely never see Ghost. (Hence the name!)


Our protector (can't you tell?) Oshie (named after TJ Oshie - hockey player) 9 yr old Pyrenean Mastiff.


Here is what a few of our participants have to say about their experience:

Have you ever had your concept and depth of what it means to be a leader expanded? I was paired with the leader of the herd. She's a magnificent retired Budweiser Clydesdale named Maddie. She partners with Amy Budd at Whole Heart Ranch to provide a phenomenal leadership experience. Insights were unearthed into my leadership that I integrate into my life. This is a beautiful opportunity for leaders and teams!

Kimberly Wilson, Ph.D

"Tying this experience to work was insanely accurate"

John Hower, Learning & Development Manager, E&K Drywall

Still glowing from a phenomenal week with Amy Budd at Whole Heart Ranch. My leadership retreat was everything I had dreamed of and then some. From the team building activity with the Clydesdales, to the meeting facility and lodging, to the catering. Whole Heart Ranch is the perfect spot for a company retreat. Thank you Amy for taking care of my team and our clients!

Jennifer Darling

Working with Amy and her horses, as well as learning HeartMath has been transformational for my personal and professional business development. I found I was able to make clear decisions with ease, my employees didn't need to feel like they were walking on egg shells around me and at the end of the day I was not exhausted!

Melanie Andress

How this partnership came together...

When Amy & Stacy met on an introductory phone call 4 years ago, they both knew immediately that they would be life-long friends. The fact that they have a bit of an overlap with professional experiences, along with complimentary skillsets, made teaming up a perfect fit to help leaders grow even more than they could have imagined.

Partnering up to create The Whole Heart Leader, as well as their Master Mind program, Legacy Leadership: Leading With Heart, has been a natural evolution of their shared passion for helping others develop their leadership skills. With over 50 years of combined experience in various leadership roles, Amy and Stacy have seen firsthand the importance of leading with heart and building strong relationships based on trust, empathy, and mutual respect.

Their unique approach to leadership development, which incorporates working with horses to teach participants about nonverbal communication, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness, has been highly effective in helping leaders at all levels improve their skills and achieve greater success.

Through The Whole Heart Leader and Legacy Leadership: Leading With Heart programs, Amy and Stacy are committed to empowering leaders to tap into their full potential, to lead with purpose and passion, and to create positive change in their organizations and communities.

Amy Budd

Equine Intuitive
Performance Expert
Transformation Guide

"With 25 years of business ownership and a lifelong passion for horsemanship, I offer innovative programs that inspire change. Having built and sold my own pet food manufacturing company, I'm now driven to bring my expertise and love for horses together to help individuals, teams, and organizations develop personalized strategies and solutions that align with their goals. I aim to empower people to break through personal obstacles and achieve their next level of success by sharing my experience and guiding them towards meaningful breakthroughs."

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Stacy Axon

Growth Strategist
Communications Expert
Human Behavior Specialist

"With over three decades of experience in various leadership roles, and establishing my consulting practice in 2009, I've partnered with numerous sales teams and organizations, driving leadership development, enhancing productivity, and boosting revenue.  I've been told that my 'innate ability to empower individuals to overcome roadblocks and unlock their desired outcomes is truly remarkable.'  Through integrative learning approaches, I help my clients shift their mindsets, break free from limiting behaviors, and cultivate empowering habits, leading to profound and inspiring transformations.

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We can't disclose everything before you arrive, as much of what you gain by this experience happens in the moment!




Meet & Greet:
  Food, Fun & a Kick-Off Activity!

5 PM - 8 PM




Ignite Possibilities: 
  A Day with the Horses!

8:30 AM - 8:30 PM




Inspire Potential:
  Dive Into EQ, Superior Performance, Reflection, Vision & More!

8:30 AM - 8:30 PM




Prepare to Impact:
  Bringing it All Together to Become a Whole Heart Leader!

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

A Few More Details

Before You Arrive

We will have some pre-work including an assessment which provides insight into three key dimensions of performance: behavior, motivation and emotional intelligence. 


All meals, drinks and snacks are included. We work with a fabulous personal chef who makes the most delicious and often super healthy meals. (Okay, so the desserts aren't necessarily 'super healthy', but they are delicious!) She is able to work with any special dietary needs as well!

Wrapping Up Each Day

You will build connection as you fellowship with one another at the end of the day around the fire pit before being driven back to your hotel..

This is an all inclusive retreat!

Your investment includes:
All meals, snacks, and drinks; your hotel room (single occupancy with a king bed); transportation to and from the ranch starting Thursday evening; your assessment; materials; photos; and unique leadership experience. Once you arrive at the hotel on Thursday, you won't have to manage anything more until you are returned to your hotel on Sunday.

Limited to 10 guests!
Take advantage of early-bird pricing!

Your Investment

This incredible 4 day immersion retreat is $2997!
Want to bring a friend/business associate? If so, it is just $2497 each!

50% is required to hold your spot.
50% due 60 days prior to event.
(If you must cancel after that, 50% will be refunded to you - unless we can fill your spot. In that instance, then 100% will be refunded.)

January 1, 2024, pricing will go to $4997 for an individual, $4497 each for 2.

Have a TEAM you'd like to have participate? Ask us about special GROUP RATES!
Imagine the impact this experience would have on your entire leadership team!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER for Early Bird Pricing:  December 31, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will I be staying?

We have reserved hotel rooms for each guest at the new Quality Inn & Suites in Castle Rock, Colorado.

How will I get from the hotel to Whole Heart Ranch?

Due to the remote location of Whole Heart Ranch, we found a wonderful hotel about 30 min from the ranch. We have a car service that will transport you between the hotel and the ranch each day. All you need to do is get to the hotel by Thursday afternoon! (And have transportation back to the airport on Sunday afternoon if you are flying in.)

Which airport should I fly into?

Castle Rock, Colorado is about 45 min south of the Denver airport, and 50 min north of Colorado Springs. 

Could I ride share from the airport with another participant?

You are welcome to coordinate that, and we are happy to do what we can to help you connect with another attendee.

What if I want to bring a business partner?

Fantastic! We encourage you to bring an associate that you are working with or someone you know that also wants to grow their leadership skills. Check out our 'companion' discount!

What should I wear?

Be comfortable! We will be out in the country, so jeans, boots or tennis shoes would be best. 

The schedule seems like it's non-stop. Will there be any down time?

We have allowed for breaks of all sorts during our time together. There will be a good balance of activities, group learning and reflection, along with food and fun!

Don't see your question?

Feel free to reach out! If this has piqued your interest, we welcome a conversation!

Doesn't this sound incredible?

If being off-grid for a few days and diving into exploring leadership on a whole new level sounds like the perfect reset, then make plans to join us!

Next Steps:

1) Fill out the form below.
2) Have a conversation with Amy or Stacy
3) Reserve your spot!

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Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to expand your leadership skills - Register no later than 12/31/23 to take advantage of the best pricing!

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