Imprint:G.P. Putnam's Sons
Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:9.29in x 6.25 x 0.96 in | 0.99 lb
Page Count:272 pages
DALAI LAMA IN A 10-GALLON HAT: Grant Golliher is a real-deal horse whisperer who looks straight out of a Clint Eastwood film. His authentic cowboy wisdom—adages like “make the right thing easy and the wrong thing difficult” and “be slow to take and quick to
give”—resonates with ranchers and CEOs alike.
EXPANSION OF HIS HUGELY SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS AS ADVISER TO CEOS AND CELEBRITIES: DiamondCrossRanch is one of the most popular ranches in the country, with 70k followers on Instagram. Grant has trained thousands of horses and shown an extensive network of Fortune 500 CEOs (of Urban Outfitters, Shake Shack, Wrangler, Mattel, and others), celebs (the Kardashians and Kanye), coaches of all sports, and families from around the world his methods, making them translatable to people’s lives.
PROMOTIONAL GOLD: Grant has a whole promotional team who are already working to get Think Like a Horse into the hands of as many people as possible. Together they have an extensive network of Fortune 500 CEOs, politicians, local Jackson Hole retailers, and national retailers (Urban Outfitters, Book Barn, etc.) for us to tap into for different publicity and sales opportunities.
BESTSELLING CATEGORY: Business and inspirational books are proven bestsellers as evidenced by Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead, William McRaven’s Make Your Bed, and Jay Shetty’s Think Like a Monk. Golliher’s unique approach to personal success is one that will appeal to these readers and those interested in the western lifestyle, animals and Christian and military markets.
“In his new book Think Like a Horse, Golliher dishes out all the wisdom he’s gleaned from nearly 50 years as a horse trainer.” —New York Post
“Grant Golliher has authored both a how-to for horse lovers and a guide to thoughtful professional and personal leadership for anyone, no matter if you’ve never saddled up. Think Like a Horse shares plenty of gems for navigating life. Its pages are filled with wise words spoken with a cowboy’s inviting drawl… it’s his hard-won horse sense that has given Golliher a unique ability to teach invaluable lessons that anyone can use to live a fuller, more successful life. Sometimes you’ll laugh, sometimes you’ll tear up. You’ll always find yourself not wanting to miss a word of Golliher’s wisdom.” —Cowboys & Indians
“As the book’s subtitle suggests, these lessons apply to interpersonal relationships as well as personal and career advancement; beyond that, Golliher paints a beautiful picture of the internal peace that good behavior and kindness can bring, describes the importance of boundaries in teacher-learner relationships, and brings to life an image of the individual strength that trusting relationships can confer. Written in non-preachy, folksy, authentic manner, Golliher’s self-help book has the potential to inspire and transform anyone who reads it.” —Library Journal
“This new book shares ‘lessons in life, leadership, and empathy from an unconventional cowboy.’ Veteran horse whisperer Grant Golliher explains how lessons of communication, boundaries, fairness, trust, and respect learned from horses can translate to human interactions too.” —Country Living Magazine
“At the heart of Golliher’s methods is encouraging people to learn to think like a horse and, using that understanding, to ‘cultivate a willing partnership based on mutual trust and respect, fairness, and clear boundaries.’ Golliher (Chasing a Dream) emphasizes that this is not a proscriptive method or system; instead, it’s a philosophy based in empathy for interacting with others in leadership roles and other relationships that can ‘guide you to the right solutions for whatever situation you happen to be in.’” —Shelf Awareness
“If your relationships are anything less than stable, read Think Like a Horse and then trot out what you’ve gleaned. Learn from its methods and let its stories rope you in.“ —Daily Jefferson Country Union
“Grant Golliher’s example and the lessons captured in this masterful collection of stories have produced a profound impact in my life. Over the years, his wisdom has inspired me to become a better family member, a more effective business executive, and a committed servant leader in higher education.” —Brad D. Smith, President, Marshall University and former CEO, Intuit
“Executives can read about the principles of good leadership and team building. They can attend conferences or hire coaches. But spending an hour watching a horse whisperer bond with and gain the cooperation of a wild, 1,000-pound horse brings home important leadership lessons in an immediate, profound way.” —Jeanne Sahadi, CNN Business
“I can’t wait for the world to be able to experience Grant’s horse whispering philosophies. I left that demonstration aware of my need to improve my approach to relationships with friends and family, but most importantly, how I raise my children.” —Justin Holiday, NBA Player
”Think Like a Horse is a must-read for anyone who seeks to be a leader with accountability, wisdom, and empathy—in the world of business and beyond. Whether you’re looking to lead more successful teams at work or apply the many gems he shares to your personal life, you cannot go wrong with Grant Golliher’s brilliant and thought-provoking book.” —Anita Elberse, Harvard Business School
“Observing Grant work with horses underscored for me that leadership can at the same time be warm yet unyielding, calm but assertive, and both strong and understanding. All leaders, whatever their natural style, can incorporate his philosophy in a myriad of ways as they develop individual talent and build broader teams. I know I strive to do so each and every day.”
—James G. Conroy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boot Barn
“I have had several opportunities to watch Grant work with horses. Reading his story and watching his interaction with horses have given me a far greater appreciation for how our boundaries expand rather than limit our reach. A great read and a great experience.” —Rob Vitale, CEO of Post Holdings, Inc.
“Watching Grant at his horse whispering demonstration for nearly an hour was an extraordinary and mesmerizing experience. I was deeply touched spiritually and it moved me for days afterward.”
—Kathie Lee Gifford
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