the five roles of a master herder

socially intelligent leadership

Learn about the Dominant, Leader, Nurturer/Companion, Sentinel, and Predator roles and how to capture the unique power of each in this live-recorded workshop, based on Linda Kohanov’s book: The Five Roles of a Master Herder.

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What will I learn?

The Five Roles of a Master Herder is a workshop based on Linda’s best-selling book of the same name. This revolutionary model teaches you socially intelligent leadership skills that you can employ in personal and professional settings. You will learn how to handle power struggles, access your personal power, manage change, create collaborative relationships, and lead with confidence and empathy.

Gain Historical Relevance

Learn the history that inspired Linda’s leadership model and how balancing roles creates efficiency among any group of people.

Distinguish Roles

Explore the five roles and how they interconnect–Dominant, Leader, Nurturer/Companion, Sentinel, and Predator. Learn their strengths and purposes, and discover the dysfunctions that occur when any role is over-emphasized.

Balance Power

Learn strategies for balancing power and how to share authority in a way that promotes collaboration and innovation.

Harness the Power of Exceptional Leadership

Obstacles to success arise when people lack the sophisticated interpersonal skills to collaborate with coworkers, employees, clients—and even family members. Linda’s solution will empower you with a multi-faceted, socially intelligent form of leadership based on years of research and ancient, nature-based wisdom.

See a short excerpt from Linda’s Master Herder workshop.

Enjoy Life More Fully

Strengthen your personal connections by mastering your own emotions. Learn to improve creativity, practice mindfulness, and trust in your own intuition.

End Power Struggles

Learn practical skills and strategies for productive communication, conflict management, and relationship-building.

Empower People

Learn how to enable any individual to leverage their own potential amongst their modern herd.

Experience The Five Roles of a Master Herder

Who will benefit?

Do you want to motivate others, manage small and large groups, lead with authenticity, empower people, and end power struggles? Then The Five Roles of a Master Herder workshop is for you. Linda’s leadership model was designed to be effective for families, corporations, small businesses, law enforcement, and more. Every adult can benefit from this approach at home and at work.

The Five Roles of a Master Herder provides a template for all adults to reclaim their power and use it wisely, at work and, perhaps more importantly, at home.”

Rebecca Bailey, PhD, Psychologist and Author of Safe Kids, Smart Parents


What’s in the course?

The Five Roles of a Master Herder workshop is live recorded with Linda and a group of participants. Linda uses a mix of lectures, live demonstrations, and practical exercises. She also walks through a detailed presentation packed with historical data, peer-reviewed research and examples that you can employ at home and at work. The workshop uses a flexible personal platform that allows you to learn at your own pace for a total of four hours and forty minutes of workshop material.

Getting Started (37 minutes)

Part 1: Introduction (37:31)

The Five Roles (5 Parts, 3 hours 49 minutes)

Part 2: The Dominant Role / Direct and Protect: Dominance without Malice (01:19:22)
Part 3: The Leader Role / Discover and Inspire: Leadership through Relationship (20:02)
Part 4: The Nurturer/Companion Role / Support and Connect: The Power of Companionship (41:41)
Part 5: The Sentinel Role / Observe and Alert: The Sentinel’s Perspective (40:23)
Part 6: The Predator Role / Cull and Recalibrate: The Predator’s Task (47:59)

Wrapping Up (12 minutes)

Part 7: A Deeper Understanding (12:08)

Bonus Materials

Live Monthly Zoom Calls with Linda: Join Linda each month on a live 1-hour Zoom call where you can ask her questions and interact with other Master Herder students.

About Your Instructor

Linda Kohanov

Linda Kohanov is a world-renowned speaker, riding instructor, trainer and author whose five books have been translated into multiple languages. In 1997 Linda founded Eponaquest, an equine-facilitated learning program she uses to teach people the skills needed to improve their leadership, assertiveness, personal empowerment, and emotional fitness. Linda and her team have trained over 300 instructors who offer Eponaquest-based programs across five continents.

How to Enroll

No-risk guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied for any reason, email support@lindakohanov.com within 7 days of purchase for a FULL refund!


Do I need to have a horse or previous experience with horses to take this workshop?

No. You don’t need to have a horse or have previous experience with horses to take the workshop. While the materials are based on Linda’s work with horses, all of the lessons and exercises can be applied to your everyday life and interactions with others.

How many times may I access the workshop materials?

Once purchased, you may access the workshop at any time, as many times as you would like.

Is there a certificate upon completion of the workshop?

Yes. You will receive a certificate of completion upon finishing the workshop.


Will I be able to interact with Linda Kohanov during the workshop?

Linda Kohanov is not available for live interaction during the workshop. However, Linda does lead monthly live video calls for workshop participants, allowing them to ask her questions directly.

What if I have questions or technical issues during the workshop?

If you have any questions or technical issues during the workshop, you can contact the support team for assistance.