Victoria (Tori) Poe, B. Ed, MSW, RSW

Recognizing the power of horses to help heal and educate beyond riding, Tori began her journey in the field of Equine Facilitated Learning and Equine Facilitated Counselling, creating her business, 2 Lead Change. As a lifelong learner, she completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) in 2013, specializing in holistic healing practices.

Currently, she is studying Somatic Experiencing®, a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders.

Tori supports people, in groups or one-on-one, in their healing, with their career path, or with interpersonal relationships and welcomes innovative approaches to learning and change. She has supported persons to develop leadership skills or facilitate decision making and manage stress, anxiety, and addictive behaviours.

Tori instructs part-time at Seneca College with the Therapeutic Recreation Degree Program. As mother, daughter, partner, aunt, teacher, kayaker, canoeist, dog walker, care giver, and active community member, she brings her life experience and compassion to the people she engages with.

Since 2012, she has been engaged in the Walls to Bridges Collective, working with members inside and outside of a federal prison to promote education and social justice initiatives for incarcerated women.

As an accomplished educator, she has honed her skill with extensive experience in Project Management and Employment Training, including international experience.  Tori has over 20 years’ experience developing and implementing employment, communication and  personal development training programs for immigrants, youth-at-risk and woman while managing client intake, assessment, and career planning. A strategist as well as a teacher, Tori has worked with the Agribusiness and Trade Unit of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Emerging Markets providing support in project/proposal administration, marketing, and recruiting for international development projects.  She is effective in client service relations, strategic planning, and staff/project management.

Tori has co-facilitated the FEEL (Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning)® Certification Program at Horse Spirit Connections located in Tottenham Ontario,  since 2008 and has co-facilitated with other (FEEL) practitioners. As facilitator, peer support, program developer, and FEEL trainer, Tori brings her education and training expertise as well as her diverse experience working with horses. She has learned from her horse Querica, and gleaned much from EPONA instructors, Klaus Hempfling, Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association, Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association, Equine Guided Education Association and many herds of horses.