Stevenson is the founder and CEO of Spirit of Leadership LLC providing
coaching, training, seminars and retreat opportunites for corporations and
not- for-profit organizations.
She has the
ability to work as a consultant, coach, therapist and educator. She is the
is past Director of the Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland and past
Clinical Center Director of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. She teaches
and lectures within the U.S. and in Turkey, Israel and Mexico.
She is an
adjunct professor at the Mandel School of Social Sciences at Case Western
Reserve University and on the faculty of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.
Jackie’s professional practice includes Equine Guided Coaching and
Experiential Learning and natural horsemanship methods. She is a pioneer in
this work and has trained and collaborated in developing this cutting edge
organizational development modality through out the United States and
She works with
individuals, groups and organizations. She is the founder of “Wolf
a wilderness based leadership and personal development training program for
women. Over 100 women have participated in this year long training program
exploring the teachings of nature and the power of personal presence and the
what is possible when creating community.
Jackie is a Lake
Erie College Entrepreneur in Residence and founder and director of the Lake
Erie College “Experiential Learning with Horses”: Developing Human Potential
for Positive Change professional development certificate program.
EAHAE Accredited Program
Leadership LLC and Lake Erie College
Experiential Learning with Horses:
Professional Practitioner Certificate Program
Meet Our Horse Partners
At the heart of our work is our awesome
herd of seven horses and a zebra - uncommon heroes for the common good; Be,
Thunderheart, Rojo, Spirit, Toby, Lily, Raven and Holly
Pebble Ledge Ranch
is a wonderful choice for your individual, group or organizations retreat,
seminar, or training program.
Pebble Ledge Ranch is situated on eighty
acres of private conservancy protected land and is surrounded by 500 acres
of Geauga County Park forest, rookery and wetlands.
The ranch is conveniently located within an
hour drive of downtown Cleveland, Ohio the popular University Circle
cultural center, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Hopkins
airport, while quietly nestled in the heart of the pastoral Great Western
Reserve of northeast Ohio.
Several ecosystems thrive on this land.
Rolling pasture and grass land, a mature woods, ancient hemlock forest,
rocks and river invite, observation, hiking and exploration on Pebble Ledge
Ranch. The beautiful Chagrin River borders the east boundary, the Canadian
Glacier Rock Ledges filled with quartz pebbles border the south boundary, a
primorial bog of birds and water creatures extends along the north boarder.
Fox, deer, hawk and heron are among the wildlife that are often seen and
make this their home.
Pebble Ledge Ranch has several structures
including a pre civil war bank barn, a yurt (mongolian tent) a guest cottage
and farm house which can be made available for activities and meeting space.
The horse facility is home to a gentle herd of five horses with a dry sand
paddock work space and picturesque rolling pasture.
"My name is Jackie Lowe Stevenson.I have
been privileged to follow my professional interest and passion for engaging
people in personal discovery and development for almost forty years.
For the last 20 years I have fully integrated into my coaching and
consulting work my personal respect and passion for nature, horses, the
intelligence of our bodies and experiential learning.
I bring this approach to my work
and the work of my clients at a time when we struggle with the changes
brought by a highly evolved technological culture and a less evolved
My clients include a diverse population drawn from individuals,
families, groups, organizations and communities. I have worked with kids
from the inner city, parents and children, family businesses,
professional men and women embarking on their careers, individuals
challenged with demanding leadership responsibilities, teams struggling to
succeed, CEO’s questioning “for the sake of what do I go to work each day."
The service I provide is unique
to each client and innovative in approach, grounded in well accepted
practices and based on a strength based “what’s working” and “what needs to
Work is important. We all
struggle with day to day challenges trying to earn a living and
do productive work while living our dreams and destinies. We seek meaning
and identity in our work and strive for purpose in our endeavors.
Being physically, emotionally and mindfully present provides the well spring
for meaningful relationships in work and the courage and creative energy to
inspire greatness in individuals and their organizations.
commitment is to provide the context and professional service to empower
the client to achieve their best purpose and to enjoy well being in
service of the whole."