Sue Spence the Horse Whisperer is a public speaker, workshop facilitator, author, and educator who teaches communication skills to corporate groups and underprivileged youth using the principles of natural horsemanship.
Sue was the first person to develop and identify different body language techniques for individual personality profiles. Her business, Horses Helping Humans™, and registered charity, the Horse Whispering Youth Program, have been featured in numerous reports, events, programs, newspapers and magazines.
Sue Spence's Horses Helping Humans™ is now a Licensed Program.
Sue specialises in personality profiling and body language analysis. Her four horses represent a modern adaption of The Four Temperaments theoretical framework, and her unique work demonstrates how choleric, melancholy, sanguine and phlegmatic personality types have their own conditioned responses when under pressure. ‘Horse whispering’ meets ‘people whispering’ within her innovative equine-assisted life coaching program that integrates extensive knowledge-bases in interpersonal communication skills, body language, emotional intelligence and personality types. Sue says she is "simply making each personality conscious of the body language that is hindering their communication".
When in the arena, Sue and her horses facilitate immediate change in those they help, hence her great demand from youth organisations, support workers and mental health specialists. Meanwhile, global opportunities as a keynote speaker and panel member have allowed her to bring this magic into board rooms and to the masses. Sue works with multi-national companies, psychologists, psychiatrists, small businesses, schools, event organisers, community groups and celebrities. She has unlocked effective communication skills for people ranging from CEOs - to actors – to disadvantaged youth.
Sue is a 2016 Gold Coast Business Woman of the Year Award winner for 'Creating Change' and Community Dedication for the success of her Horse Whispering Youth Program charity. She has presented on Network Ten, featured on the cover of How to Present magazine, been interviewed for ABC Radio, and been written up in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian’s Women’s Weekly and international magazines. She has been patiently spreading her messages of self-acceptance, anti-bullying, effective body language skills and respect to the world.
Sue has over 40 years’ equestrian experience including show jumping and eventing, and has specialised in natural horsemanship (horse whispering) for the past decade, successfully competing in many natural horsemanship shows. Her previous 30 years in the fitness industry in management, instructing and education gained her former sponsorship by Nike for her contribution to the fitness industry. Sue’s HELP program, developed to teach instructors how to recognise eating disorders and exercise addiction within the industry, was approved by Fitness Australia to educate fitness professionals.
Currently, Sue works with horses and clients on the Gold Coast, Australia, and travels the world with her motto; “There should never be any intimidation or fear in communication; there should only be respect and trust”. She has faced many personal challenges herself, and is passionate about sharing with others how to overcome adversity. Sue is also dedicated to her horses, entrepreneurship, community, and about giving everyone access to the skills they need to thrive, no matter what their background or self-perceived limitations.
Sue also won 2014 Gold Coast Business Woman of the Year Award.