Licensee Close-up: Bobbi McIntyre

Bobbi McIntyre is a licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainer and Consultant and Equine-Assisted life coach living in the upstate area of South Carolina. She was a member of the very first cohort of DEI licensees at Empathy Academy and became licensed in 2016.

Bobbi was also the first woman to qualify as a US Navy Surface Warfare Officer. She’s tough! But her patient, loving nature shines the brightest, creating a compassionate container for her workshops and consultations. Read Bobbi’s thoughts on boundaries in her post, Good Boundaries and Horse Sense.

Q&A with Bobbi McIntyre

Bobbi and Guinness

What brought you to this work?

I have always felt things strongly and was hyper-empathic in such a way that at times, I felt buffeted and out of control. When I read Karla’s first book, The Language of Emotions, a passion was ignited in me to share what I had learned. I knew that this emotion work would pair perfectly with my horse work in helping people navigate through life’s ups and downs.

What other work do you do and do you combine DEI with that work?

I am a certified Equine-Assisted Life Coach and double licensed as a DEI Trainer and Consultant. The horses respond to the emotional state of the humans interacting with them. This helps my clients understand where they are currently. The horses and I provide strategies for working with and channeling strong emotions in a healthy way.

What are some of the highlights of the work you’ve done with DEI?

My Equine Assisted workshop, Taking Life in Stride, has helped people facing issues such as child custody battles, career choices, living with autistic children, and learning more about how emotions work in our lives. I have been humbled and grateful to be able to provide people with skills and strategies to make life more enjoyable.

Do you ever work with other animals?

I love animals and have 4 horses and 2 dogs. In the past, I trained and ran my Border Collie in sheep dogs. Currently, I ride my horses and am training a young horse that was born on my farm to pull a carriage.

What type of clients do you work with?

I work with women veterans as they integrate back into the civilian work force or into family life after an overseas deployment.

What are your most recent projects?

I co-facilitated a course on Empathy Academy called Art and Emotions with dual licensed DEI Trainer and Consultant, Sue Barclay.  It’s an 8-week course that utilizes the practice of making marks (art) on a sheet of paper to connect with our emotions.  The course is based on The Dynamic Emotional Integration® Workbook and includes a combination of curriculum, Zoom meetings, and sharing in the Forum.

I also teach Art & Emotions for Cancer Survivors who are facing the emotions that arise when dealing with diagnosis, treatment, and most importantly, survivorship.  These courses review the most common emotions faced by Cancer Survivors and provides a community of people who can relate, having also lived the experience. The attendees have requested that I present this course again.

Bobbi and Cruiser

How has DEI most impacted your own life?

After I completed my DEI training, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The work I did with DEI helped me channel the strong emotions that accompany that sort of news. I used my new skills and strategies throughout my course of treatment and after the treatment was completed. I can honestly say that the information I learned at DEI and the support of DEI trained friends helped me get through the roughest time in my life.

Where do you see yourself in regard to this work in the future?

I plan to continue to co-facilitate Art and Emotions with Sue Barclay on Empathy Academy.  I’ll also continue to teach Art and Emotions for Cancer Survivors through the Center for Integrative Oncology & Survivorship.

I am also a Dynamic Emotional Integration® Consultant and plan on continuing in that role, working one-on-one with people.

Any final thoughts?

As a retired U.S. Navy Captain with over 40 years working in a male-dominated career field, I have been to sea, traveled the world, lived through difficult times and times of pure joy. My life experiences and training have inspired and enabled me to follow my passion – assisting others as they learn how to work with their emotions to create a full and fulfilling life.

Thanks, Bobbi!

Bobbi McIntyre

Bobbi McIntyre is a licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainer and Consultant. She lives in South Carolina and offers workshops throughout the Mid-Atlantic and South East areas. Bobbi is also a certified Equine-Assisted life coach and a retired US Navy Captain with over 35 years in corporate leadership. Her DEI teaching focuses on empathy and empathic communication skills to promote healthy relationships at home and at work. Her engaging and interactive workshops focus on the wisdom in emotions and how to work with them to create a balanced and healthy life. View Bobbi’s profile: Bobbi McIntyre.

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