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Kimberly S. Jaussi Ph.D. and Peter Leone

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Kimberly S.Jaussi, Ph.D. to Present at College Preparatory Invitational: "Leadership, Vision and the Equestrian Athlete" with Olympic Silver Medalist Peter Leone

Written by: Carrie Wirth
Client: Peter Leone and Lionshare Farm
Release Date: 2012-01-11

Wellington, FL- January 11, 2012 - Kimberly S. Jaussi, Ph.D. will speak at the College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) in the Special Events Pavilion at the Palm Beach Equestrian Center at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 14th. Jaussi's co-author, Olympic Silver Medalist Peter Leone, will also be on hand to link the workshop material to his own experiences and offer his advice.

A rider, Coach, Author and Leadership Professor at the Center for Leadership Studies, School of Management, Binghamton University (SUNY) and author, Jaussi marries her passion for helping others learn and develop with her love for the fundamentals of riding and jumping.

According to Jaussi, "Leaders have their eye on the future, actively creating it rather than waiting for it to come and then simply reacting. Riders must do the same thing, not only for each and every round but also in crafting their lives to build on and support their passion for our sport. In this workshop, the equestrian athletes fortunate enough to be part of CPI will have the opportunity to consider their own leadership perspective, begin to craft a vision for their future to include riding, college and life goals and align those goals with every ride they take."

Together with Olympic Show Jumping Silver Medalist Peter Leone, Jaussi has co-created the DVD, Ride the Body: Select Insights of Peter Leone. Additionally, this team's upcoming book, Peter Leone's Show Jumping Clinic: Success Strategies for Equestrian Athletes (Storey Publishing) will hit the shelves in spring of 2012.

Jaussi's work in the equestrian world takes a slightly different twist through a series of leadership, team building and sports motivation workshops created specifically for equestrian athletes. Riders who have experienced these workshops have described them as "amazingly infectious and very inspiring!" In addition to delivering energizing workshops to riders and teams at both the college and high school levels, Jaussi also creates and facilitates equine-assisted leadership development and team building workshops for practicing managers and leaders.

"Everything I wanted to know about leadership I learned from a cowboy. Well, not exactly, but just about. Only I didn't realize it at the time," shared Jaussi. "Horses make incredible partners when it comes to learning about yourself and your impact on others. Why? Because it's impossible to hide anything from a horse- they are instant judges of the true character of individuals. Sensing each and every emotion through their natural abilities, horses are live, four-legged mirrors that allow us a glimpse inside ourselves that may not be found any place else."

An award winning teacher and public speaker, Jaussi received her doctorate in Organizational Behavior from the University of Southern California in 2001 and her A.B in economics from Smith College. A former Pony Clubber and an IHSA alumna of Smith College Riding Team, Jaussi and her family own and operate Lucky Stone Farm in Owego, NY. In addition to her projects with Peter Leone and her consulting and leadership development work, Jaussi is a tenured professor at Binghamton University (SUNY) in the School of Management and a fellow of the Center for Leadership Studies. She teaches courses in Leadership, Innovation, and Organizational Behavior in Binghamton's undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. programs.

To learn more about Jaussi's workshops go to:

For more information about Peter Leone and Lionshare Farm go to:

To purchase Ride the Body: Select Insights of Peter Leone DVD go to:

To be notified when the book, Peter Leone's Show Jumping Clinic: Success Strategies for Equestrian Athletes will be available contact:

For information about the CPI go to:


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