Meet Dr. Bethany

Dr. Bethany is deeply committed to inspiring dentists who desire to achieve balance, peace, and prosperity within the challenges of working in a dental practice. She practiced as a clinical dentist for over 20 years, six of them in a partnership.  In 1997 she started a practice from scratch and immediately realized she was enrolled in the “school of hard knocks,” and experienced the frustration that being a dentist entrepreneur can bring. After hiring a coach and seeing exponential progress in leadership, profitability, and personal growth, she discovered that helping others find the same satisfaction was her true life’s calling. 

So she changed her career?

One of the most difficult and courageous decisions Bethany ever made was to leave a very successful career during peak years, and it didn’t happen overnight. However, being a visionary who follows her heart, it became clear that she had to do whatever it took to be free and follow her passion to help others. She sold her practice, became a Certified Life Coach in 2012, and a Certified Equine Gestalt Coach in 2015. Helping others discover their own joy and purpose is at the core of how Bethany serves, and she is now in the business of restoring the human spirit instead of teeth! 

How do the horses fit in?

Horses have always been an important part of Dr. Bethany’s life. The mere presence of a horse is healing for the heart, and they speak to us in many ways. Combining the wisdom of horses and the positive effects of coaching, Dr. Bethany facilitates deeply impactful retreats that put restoring the heart and spirit center stage. Come and experience what the horses have to say.  No one ever forgets what a 1200 -pound animal teaches them!

About the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method

The Equine Gestalt Coaching Method® was developed by Melisa Pearce, a core founder since 1989, of the horse-human healing movement. The experiential nature of the method involves the horse as an active partner with the coach in the client’s exploratory process. The integrative approach of the equine’s interaction combined with positive coaching, somatic awareness guidance and Gestalt methodology, assists the client in examining their life and choices made with a focus on designing a positive future.

No horse experience is necessary to participate in an EGCM coaching session and you will not ride the horse — although, if have horses, you may find that the EGCM experience deepens the connection with your horses.

“Today I realized that I am more in need of peace than I knew. I am thankful for the opportunity to work with & enjoy the horses. I was a skeptic at first and at the end of our session I am more in tune to my inner soul. I now know more of how to reach & see that inner spirit. Thank you!”


— Crystal, RDH, Michigan