Career Transformation and Animal-Assisted Interventions
Leah Goldman, Animals and Human Health Certificate '20
Leah Goldman was considering a career change and wanted to start her own business as a Life Coach. She knew she wanted to integrate animals, specifically horses and dogs, into her work with clients. A friend who had attended the University of Denver recommended the Institute for Human-Animal Connection, and when Leah looked at the professional development course offerings, she knew it was the right choice.
“It took a moment to get used to being back in school again, but the professors were all so kind. I also enjoyed the online format as it made it easy for me to work the course into my work schedule,” says Goldman. It wasn’t just the instructors that she benefitted from. Goldman states, “I am also very grateful for the peers in my course, many of who I am still in touch with today and who I have learned so much from.”
Even though career shifts can be scary, the Animals and Human Health Certificate program helped Leah formalize her business plan and learn about human-animal interactions. Goldman shared, “This course really helped me turn my idea into an actual business. Once completed, I had a strong foundation to launch myself as an Equine Coach. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking to integrate animals into their work. You will learn so much about the world of animal-assisted interventions and how impactful animals truly are.”
You can learn more about Leah’s work at Fika Coaching.
"I highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking to integrate animals into their work. You will learn so much about the world of animal-assisted interventions and how impactful animals truly are."Leah Goldman Equine Coach