Recognizing the power of horses to help heal and educate beyond riding, Victoria (Tori) began her journey in the field of Equine Facilitated Learning and Equine Facilitated Counselling, creating her business, 2 Lead Change. As a lifelong learner, she completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) specializing in wholistic healing practices. She works part time at Seneca College with the Therapeutic Recreation Degree Program.
Tori supports people, in groups or one-on-one, in their healing, with their career path, or with interpersonal relationships and welcomes innovative approaches to learning and change. She has supported persons to develop leadership skills or facilitate decision making and manage stress, anxiety, and addictive behaviours.
As an accomplished educator, she has honed her skills with extensive experience in Project Management and Employment Training, including international experience. Tori has over 25 years’ experience developing and implementing employment and personal development training programs for immigrants, youth, college students and woman while managing client intake, assessment, and career planning. A strategist as well as a teacher, Tori has worked with the Agribusiness and Trade Unit of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Emerging Markets providing support in project/proposal administration, marketing, and recruiting for international development projects. She is effective in client service relations, strategic planning, and staff/project management.
Currently, Tori sits on the advisory board of Horse Spirit Connections and has co-facilitated with other Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning (FEEL) practitioners. As facilitator, peer support, program developer, and FEEL trainer, Tori brings her education and training expertise as well as her diverse experience working with horses. She has learned from her horse Querica, and gleaned much from EPONA instructors, Klaus Hempfling, Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association, Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association, Equine Guided Education Association and many herds of horses.