Lissa Pohl holds a master’s degree in transformational leadership development. She works in the University of Kentucky’s Department of Community & Leadership Development as well as owns her own business—The Engagement Quotient. She has facilitated equine-assisted learning workshops with students, nonprofits and executives across the United States, the United Kingdom, and in Qatar for the Qatar Foundation and HEC Paris Executive Leadership Programs in Doha. In 2012, she conducted research on “The Effectiveness of Equine Guided Leadership Education to Develop Emotional Intelligence in Expert Nurses.” Lissa is a master trainer for the Equine Experiential Education Association (E3A) and served on the E3A Board of Directors from 2012–2018 with four years as vice president. As a member of the PATH Intl. EAL workgroup (2013-15), she assisted in defining terms and creating guidelines for the practice of EAL. She has been a volunteer at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Seattle, WA, and Central Kentucky Riding for Hope in Lexington, KY.