#56 JP Dyal: From Corporate Executive to Heart of the Horse

My guest for this episode of the podcast is JP Dyal. We met at Warwick Schiller’s Journey on Podcast Summit last year in San Antonio. JP answers one of the questions that has hovered over me of late: Can someone who didn’t grow up with horses become a true horseman? As you might guess, I have this question for myself. He embodies the answer to that question, as you will hear in this episode. Not only is he a true horseman, he shows all of us just how the dark episodes of our lives are the gateway to finding our path.

Here’s some more information about JP Dyal:

JP Dyal is not your typical horseman. He grew up in the Florida Keys and was a corporate executive until he lost everything. It was then his life was saved by a horse. While JP has competed in many different disciplines, his true gift and passion is transforming the lives of horses and their people by combining his leadership development experience along with his soft and light style of horsemanship.

With his corporate background and focus on leadership, we had a lot of common ground in this conversation.

Additional Topics:

  • How to show your vulnerability without it being weak. 2:10
  • Our societal programming tells us we’re not enough. 6:51
  • How do you take someone that far away from their feelings into a felt sense? 11:58
  • The other two parts of leadership that I always want to bring up with people. 17:07
  • The glass ceiling is based on what we believe is true. 22:41
  • What is the definition of leadership 30:33
  • Horses put pressure on each other 38:58
  • What is the difference between emotions and feelings? 44:41
  • When you get to realize how many toes you have stepped on by climbing the corporate ladder. 48:52
  • A horse laying down next to you is a sign that you’ve let things go. 55:56
  • The hardest thing to do is let go of expectations. 1:01:15
  • How to get out of your head and into your body. 1:12:04
  • Reaching for Your Tools -. 1:19:02
  • The people that have had the biggest impact on Dan’s life. 1:23:50
  • Holding on to things that don’t work. 1:28:09

Contact Info:



Facebook Profile: JP DYal Horsemanship

Facebook Page: Heart of the Horse with JP & Lisa

Facebook Group: Heart of the Horse

Email: jp@HeartoftheHorseOnline.com