E-Colors in Education

Every School. Every Nation.

Developing Student Champions @ The Cowboy Solution

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Bringing children together to learn how to improve communication with others, as well as how to approach individuals for the purpose of building lasting relationships is what took place this week. In order for children to continue to grow and evolve, a child must experience being a part of a moment far greater than themselves. Moments, such as learning how to communicate with horses, offers perspective, understanding and a sense of gratitude.

Educators, community leaders and business professionals were able to witness the profound instruction gained from the leadership training at the Cowboy Solution offered by Dr. Don Hutson (Y/B) and Sara Klawinsky (B/G). Their lessons focused on meeting the need of the individual or being (in this case a horse) - even if it is was out of our comfort zone.

To build trust - one must be open to varying perspectives or viewpoints. To develop communication - one must consider the needs of the person with whom they are talking to. To grow as a leader - one must be accountable to self-development and live actions and words with good intention. These were a few of the lessons learned.

E-Colors and Personal Intervention or Team & Self Awareness training was the first step taken by the student champions throughout this school year. Engaging in meaningful exercises was essential to bring all of their new skill-sets to practice as we wrapped the school year. In our session with the horses, students reflected on their communication tendencies, conversation practices and how they can improve relationships at school and home. They were ecstatic to have this new-found knowledge.

I am beyond grateful to Lewis Senior (Y/R) Co-CEO of Equilibria, who envisioned a T-shirt that would bring additional dialogue about strengths and potential limiters, as well as Sandy (B/G) & David Phillips (R/Y), who introduced us to E-Colors and the Cowboy Solution. The visionary principals at the three campuses (Chancellor, Holmquist & Smith Elementary) have left a lasting memory in each of these students hearts and minds. There is so much growth that has occurred and more still to come...

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Lesson Learned: Taking action may be a natural tendency but pausing to learn what someone else may need in order to make a decision, take a next steps or have a greater understanding of the big picture will be considered closely by students.
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Lesson Learned: Sometimes, fear of the unknown will paralyze you from trying new things. You are never alone.
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Lesson Learned: Enjoying your surroundings comes natural to you. Listening closely to what others need will equally be rewarding.
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Lesson Learned: Relating to others may be a natural tendency. However, your desire to connect will need to be declared; so, other classmates, friends or family members will know when you are ready to take the next steps or connect.

Mission & Vision

Mission: E-Colors in Education is a public charity that is dedicated to delivering valuable, authentic and mindful coaching, as well as personal and professional development to every school in every nation.

Vision: Positively influencing every student, parent, educator and collaborator to become effective communicators, intentional leaders and caring citizens