Martin Murphy & Emma Corbett
Martin Murphy BSc is a dynamic confidence and peak performance consultant, coach, speaker and writer. His broad and varied experience enhances his qualifications in Performance Coaching, Sports and Behavioural Psychology and Advanced Hypno-therapy. Together with his partner Emma Corbett, this team work with both horse and rider providing a unique blend of skills to build and inspire confidence in riders of all abilities.
Martin is also a Master Practitioner and Trainer of Performance NLP. He started working with riders in 2006. An instructor asked him for help in coaching a number of clients with confidence issues. The effects were instant and dramatic and Martin realised that there were many other riders whom he could help. He set up the “Equestrian Therapy Team” and designed ‘The Complete Rider Confidence System’, a new form of coaching which is taking the country by storm.
Emma Corbett MPNLP/ OPTIMISE Coach, partners Martin and works closely with him aiding his work with riders. Emma has over 25 years of experience of training horses so working with Martin to help his clients was an obvious link. As a performance rider/trainer Emma has worked with a variety of horses from the untouched youngster through to competition level in dressage, show jumping and eventing. Emma’s broad experience and learning includes NLP / coaching which sits well alongside her work with Martin. It allows her to assist in the utilisation of an eclectic mix of training techniques which enables her to evaluate situations from the horse’s point of view and also the rider’s perspective.
Emma’s uncanny and intuitive ability at helping horses overcome confidence challenges means that both trainers and horse and rider can attain a level of congruence and rapport that allow challenges to be resolved quickly and effectively. “Horses are like people in the fact that they have their own unique personalities and learning styles. My work allows me the privilege to watch the transformation, character and skill levels of both rider and horses develop – it is really inspiring. The excitement reflected in the riders and horses as they come together as a confident team is truly infectious.”
Today Martin travels around the UK and internationally to teach this unique confidence recovery and mental peak performance coaching system to riders and Instructors. “There are no unconfident people. Confidence isn’t a label for a type of person, it is a strategy, a habit, if you like – one that can be learnt. But many people suffer needlessly because they think that their problem is so deep-rooted and large that they can’t overcome it. That’s where we come in. We give them the skills and understanding to change their strategy – for good”