About Dr. Bethany Piziks

Master Gestaltist, Certified Life and Equine Gestalt Coaching Method Coach, Retired Dentist

Hello, my name is Dr. Bethany.

I am deeply committed to inspiring dentists who desire to achieve balance, peace, and prosperity within the challenges of working in a dental practice. For over 20 years I was a clinical dentist, including 6 years in a partnership.  In 1997 my career began with starting a practice from scratch. I quickly realized it was the “school of hard knocks” and decided to hire a coach. After noticing exponential progress in leadership, profitability, and personal growth, I discovered that helping others find the same satisfaction is my true mission in life.

So you changed your career?

One of the most difficult and courageous decisions I ever made was to leave a very successful dental career during peak years, and it didn’t happen overnight. Following my heart, I sold my practice, became a Certified Life Coach in 2012, a Certified Equine Gestalt Coach in 2015, and a Master Gestaltist in 2020. This was over 4 years of study and hands-on experience. Helping others leave old, painful patterns in the arena dirt and discover their own joy and purpose is at the core of how I serve, and I’m now in the business of restoring people’s spirits instead of their teeth.

How do the horses fit in?

Horses have always been an important part of my life. The mere presence of a horse literally up-levels your physiology, and is healing for the heart and soul. Horses bring us to our own truth by breaking down walls and seeing straight into our hearts without judgement or expectations.

Combining the wisdom of horses and the positive effects of coaching, I facilitate deeply impactful experiences that put restoring the heart and spirit center stage. Find out what the horses have to say.  No one ever forgets what a 1200 -pound animal teaches them!

When not in the barn coaching clients toward their best life, I am most likely riding my horse, Lewistin. He has taken me me across Michigan from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan, a 280 mile ride in 10 days. What an athlete he is!

Eating healthy food is also a passion of mine, and I spend much time planning and preparing whole-food, plant-based meals. Other interests include swimming, biking, and running to train for a triathlon or half-ironman.

My family is the center of my world, and this includes close friends. After losing my younger brother Paul when he was only 52, I’ve learned not to take moments with loved ones for granted.

Learn more about transformational one-on-one sessions with me and my horse Lew! We are available for Zoom and in-person coaching. Click the button below to schedule an Exploratory Call or Coaching Session!

I love Bethany‘s mindfulness and thoughtful approach as she guides the process for her client.  Absolutely present, compassionate, and respectful.  The gift of healing is powerful in Bethany.
Connie, Creston, BC

What is 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.

Bethany carries herself with confidence and grace while keeping her client safe.  She moves her client through their process in a very loving way.
Marian, Victoria Beach, AB

Meet the horses …
Hi! My name is Lewistin and I was born in 2007 in Kentucky. I’m a Rocky Mountain gaited horse, which means when you ride me it’s very smooth and I cover miles quickly. This is why Bethany rides me on the Shore-To-Shore horse camping ride each year from Lake Huron all the way to Lake Michigan. I don’t even get tired; I’m an amazing athlete! Michigan became my home in 2011 and I love living here.

Another of my favorite activities (besides grazing) is helping people heal their hearts so they can live their best lives. That is my essential gift to humanity and the real reason that I’m on the planet. It’s natural for me to do this; I’m always focused in the present moment and am always completely honest and non-judgmental. Sometimes just standing next to a client and offering a listening ear is enough to remove blocks and promote healing, but I usually do much more than that. Bethany is my partner and often I depend on her to interpret my message. We make a great team!

I’m a very sweet boy and would love to meet you. I hope you come soon to hear my message!

Love, Lewistin

In Memory: Gypsy 1987-2016 Gypsy was the wise elder on the farm and lived with on the ranch from 1996 until her passing in 2016. Gypsy did many things in her equine life, but among her favorites was to help Dr. Bethany restore the human spirit in her clients. She is deeply missed in the herd.
In Memory: Anna (2009-2019) was a big heart on hooves. She was the horse who loved everyone and always showed it and is very much missed at BraveHeart Gestalt Coaching. She was an outstanding coach and equine partner who left us way too soon.
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 own horses.