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Who We Are

Lime Horse offers a range of online professional development courses that are grounded in mindfulness, based on scientific research and powered by technology. We give employees the tools they need to better connect with themselves and each other.

Who We Are

Lime Horse offers a range of online professional development courses that are grounded in mindfulness, based on scientific research and powered by technology. We give employees the tools they need to better connect with themselves and each other.

Today’s workplace is full of distractions from a range of screens, tasks and demands. These distractions leave employees stressed out and can lead to burn out.

In fact, stress-related illness costs US companies $300 billion per year in absenteeism, turnover, lower productivity and reduced creativity.

And 66% of Canadian CEOs believe stress is the biggest drain facing the corporate sector.

Today’s workplace is full of distractions from a range of screens, tasks and demands. These distractions leave employees stressed out and can lead to burn out.

In fact, stress-related illness costs US companies $300 billion per year in absenteeism, turnover, lower productivity and reduced creativity.

And 66% of Canadian CEOs believe stress is the biggest drain facing the corporate sector.

We developed our e-learning mindfulness training to reduce workplace stress, improve employee satisfaction and boost organizational efficiency.

And we have well-documented research backing us up:

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of leaders believe mindfulness training helped them create space for innovation

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of leaders say it improved their strategic thinking

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of leaders found they were better able to listen to themselves and others

Sara Robertson, Founder

Sara developed a keen interest in the wellness and performance of people and organizations by learning to manage her own stress while working as a manager at one of Canada’s 50 Best-Managed Companies.

She now leads her own professional development consulting company, providing accredited learning programs for organizations on mindfulness and emotional intelligence, with a focus on high-performance work environments. At corporate training firm, Mindful Gateway Consulting, Sara works with their team as a trainer and performance specialist.  She also develops and leads courses in the Applied Specialization and Mindfulness Meditation certificate program at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, where she sits on the advisory board of the AMM-MIND specialization program.

She has an extensive background in mindfulness and professional development, and holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management and a Masters Certificate in Adult Training and Organizational Development from Schulich School of Business. Sara earned an Applied Mindfulness Meditation Specialist certificate from the University of Toronto, and trained at the University of California, San Diego’s Centre for Mindfulness Studies. Most recently she has gained her certification in peak performance training as a Flow Coach with Distinction from The Flow Genome Project.

Sara has worked in diverse environments such as academic, corporate, and professional sports.  Through MGC she has developed and delivered training for the Toronto Maple Leafs development camp and the Toronto Marlies. She is a regular contributor to the Women’s Law Forum newsletter at the Ontario Bar Association.  She splits her free time between raising her young daughter, her many hobbies and volunteer commitments working with marginalized individuals.

Rachel Barbanel-Fried, Advisory Board and Faculty

Rachel Barbanel- Fried is a Clinical Psychologist and Peak Performance Coach with extensive training in using interpersonal communication, yoga, mindfulness, and food-as-medicine to mitigate how the modern world impacts individuals and organizations. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The George Washington University, and worked in the Washington, D.C. school system and other college counseling centers before entering private practice.

She has held faculty positions at The George Washington University, Argosy University, Boston College, the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, and Harvard Medical School.

Rachel has studied with some of the country’s most renowned thought leaders including: James Gordon, Mark Hyman, Cynthia Geyer, Jon Kabbat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli, Tara Brach, Dan Brown, Jamie Wheal, and Steven Kotler. Using her broad range of skills, including certification to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, she integrates multiple modalities to create a powerful path towards success.

An experienced speaker she has presented in many different settings from schools, to hospitals, businesses, and non-profit organizations.  Calling Boston, MA home, she regularly dedicates time to serving her community, enjoys cooking, travel and spending time with her young family.

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