Sue PighiniABOUT SUE:

Acclaimed author, Sue Kipperman Pighini, shares how to light up the passion of your life in her book, Bootstraps: A Woman’s Guide to Personal Power.  Sue draws from her background in corporate America in helping women learn to speak with their true, authentic voice and live a fully empowered life.  As a Life Transition Coach, she has studied transformational technology at David Gershon and Gail Straub’s Empowerment Institute and graduated from and taught at the Stillpoint School of Integrative Life Healing.  Through her extensive training she now teaches others how to implement change in their lives by connecting the mind, body and spirit, and listening intently to the messages from their heart.

Sue now integrates her knowledge and love of horses in her healing practice on-site at Livin’ the Dream Ranch in both Fredericksburg, Virginia and  Ocala, FL.  Sue took her first riding lesson at the age of 60 and has been in her passion ever since of connecting the wisdom and intuitive energy of the horse with the desire of the human to discover more about themselves.  It has been thrilling every day!

Sue is Eagala trained and certified, as well as certified in equine psychological and spiritual training with The Institute of Conscious Awareness in San Antonio, Texas.

Bootstraps A Woman's Guide to Personal Power“Sue Kipperman has drawn upon her life’s journey and that of others who have overcome major challenges to write this compassionate, insightful, and inspirational book. Each of us will find chapters of our own story resonating here. It is a must–read handbook for any woman (or man) who is ready to break out and find the true path to self-fulfillment and undeniable happiness of spirit.”
–Frank Murphy, President
TotalMedia Communications, Inc.

“Sue Kipperman offers us a light to follow. We are skillfully guided through the stories of women who found their true voices and awakened a dynamic belief in themselves. They were able to step out of abusive and victimizing circumstances and achieve life-saving and meaningful futures. Sue shares with us lessons learned and actions taken by these women. She also reveals her own life’s journey. By the time we finish the book, Sue’s wise guidance is resonating in our ears and opening our hearts to the power we have in order to change even the direst situation. Halfway through the book, you’ll believe you can do whatever is necessary to turn your situation into one that is more in keeping with your joy and passion. I encourage you to read this book and take it to heart.”
–Meredith L. Young-Sowers, D.Div.
Executive Director, the Stillpoint School of Integrative Life Healing
Author, Agartha, Angelic Messenger Cards, Wisdom Bowls, and Spirit Heals

“Sue is a much sought-after speaker and panel discussion member on topics of learning to maximize our lives by welcoming change and living fearlessly! The horses are the greatest teachers on living an authentic life.”


John Pighini
John has been riding since the age of eight and is a very accomplished horseman who adheres to the methods of Buck Brannaman and other natural horsemanship clinicians. John spent 24 years in the USAF as a Pararescueman and is a combat veteran.  After retiring in 1987, he founded Pighini Medical Orthopedic Implant and Consulting Company.

He is an Eagala certified Equine Specialist, as well as certified in equine psychological and spiritual training with The Institute of Conscious Awareness.

He holds a B.S. in Education from Southern Illinois University, and has taught numerous subjects from Air Force Pararescue special operations training to biological and orthopedic surgical procedures.

John has a great ability to impart guidance on difficult subjects to clients of all ages and walks of life.  Through his black belt certification in To-Shin-Do, John teaches the art of staying connected with quiet patience to his students to help them overcome their fears of challenge and change.