Holzapfel Training Group



Ralf Holzapfel has been a passionate leader in diverse leadership positions for over two decades.

He successfully led a European recruiting company with about 170 employees for many years before he founded IPN Brainpower Consulting Inc. in 2010, a recruiting company specialized in Engineering and IT located in Burnaby, British Columbia. He is the CEO of IPN Brainpower.

Ralf’s search for a more successful & authentic leadership style during his time as a CEO in Europe led him to experience the amazing & valuable insights horse-assisted learning provides.

Studying with many well-know leadership experts internationally, and particularly with Bernd Osterhammel, a leading expert in corporate leadership and team training programs with horses, has provided Ralf with the necessary resources to help leaders of all kinds transform their lives & become excellent leaders.

Based on his knowledge and profound experiences he gained through the work with horses, Ralf decided to help other leaders to discover their maximal potential by offering equine-assisted leadership and team development programs together with his wife Corina. They currently own six horses and facilitate workshops and training programs at their stable in Agassiz, which is a 75 minute drive from Vancouver, British Columbia.

photo (3)CORINA HOLZAPFEL has a rich and detailed repertoire of expertise in the equine industry as well as in the fields of personal development and holistic health.

Corina is a seasoned trainer, speaker, equine-assisted coach and facilitator helping individuals and organizations alike in creating excellent results and lasting change in their professional and personal lives.

Through her ambitious, success-driven and creative personality she  excelled in many different fields. She has studied personal development and success strategies for almost two decades and consistently works on improving her knowledge.

In her late twenties with the challenges of running her private practice as a certified German Heilpraktiker and the birth of her two children she had to face severe health challenges, which forced her to search for solutions on how to live life with more ease and joy while being successful at work and “managing” the family. During that time she discovered many valuable lessons from the horse’s wisdom and  the invaluable benefits of Yoga and mindfulness practices on health and well-being. This, later on led her to become a certified life and business coach as well as a classical Yoga and meditation teacher.
Since then, she has dedicated her life to helping others grow both personally and professionally and find true meaning, purpose and joy in their lives.

In 2013 she published her first Yoga and mindfulness DVD “Coco’s Yoga Classix” which is available here

Upcoming Workshops

“Horse Wisdom for Mastering Effective Interpersonal Communication “

Friday March 13, 2015, 9:30 am – 5pm, Location: Holzapfel Stables, Agassiz, B.C.


“Building Rapport With Your Team “

Friday April 10, 2015, 9:30 am – 5 pm, Location: Holzapfel Stables, Agassiz, B.C.




More coming soon!

Training Programs

   The Spirit of Leadership Training

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The Spirit of Leadership Training is a professional equine assisted Leadership Training Program for Executives, Managers, Team Leaders and Individuals.  The Training Package includes an introductory workshop, multiple training sessions with the horses and follow-up coaching sessions. Click on the picture or contact us for more information!

  Team Power

Team Power Picture Horse

The Team Power Training is an equine assisted team development training that incorporates physical exercises with conceptual learning. A team's excellence is defined by each individual's ability to stay open and receptive to new things, to communicate effectively, to live mutual trust and to turn problems into opportunities.  Through working with the horses the competencies and skills being developed actually become embodied rather than remaining good ideas forgotten in the busy day to day work. For more information click on the picture or  contact us!

  Mind-ful @ Work

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  Personal Growth with Horses


Personal Growth with Horses is a transformational equine assisted private coaching program (client, coach, horse) that helps individuals grow both personally and spiritually. The horse as a medium for self-reflection and transparency helps the individual find solutions during challenging times and ,through its spiritual healing power, assists the individual to become whole again, create a life filled with happiness, mental and  emotional health, joy, overall well-being and success. For more information click on the picture or contact us!


Spirit-of-Leadership-in-Right-Course by Bayla Lazarus, published in the Right Course magazine BIV, January 2013.
Leadership Straight from the Horses' mouth",  published in the Sounding Board Newspaper Vancouver, October 2012. 




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Holzapfel Training Group, Agassiz, B.C.

To contact us use the form below, send us an email to office@holzapfeltraininggroup.com or, call us directly at (1)604-323-4495