About Shan and Bridget

Shan Bengtson

Founder of Mane Gate Coaching, is a Master Certified Coach  (MCC) with a BS degree in Social Work, and is a certified EAGALA Practitioner.

Shan brings to her work an insightful, thoughtful, straight-forward, genuine approach, and facilitates remarkable and lasting change in her clients.  She loves working with people and is touched and honored by those who are willing to share their lives with her both personally and professionally.  Her mission is to better the world by teaching people to unlock their potential, find their life's purpose, and live it authentically.  

By building a partnership relationship with her clients, Shan specializes in working with clients who are in transition.   She successfully accomplishes this in two different ways.  First, helping her clients define their dreams, values, and identify any challenges and/or fears that may be preventing them from reaching them.  Then to further deepen the process, and teach her clients the value of being authentic,  with the help of her three assistants; Doc, Jet, and Willie (her horses) help her clients increase their awareness of  unconscious behavior patterns, and develop the self-confidence, stress management, and assertiveness skills that leads to increased success in their relationships, career, school, and parenting.

Shan, inspired by her own evolution and wanting to help others achieve their dreams, offers a variety of

services with or without horses.

Bridget McConnell

Bridget is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in both WI and MN and is a certified EAGALA Practitioner. Bridget’s professional background is diverse, including experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, as well as clinical therapy work with individuals of all ages, families, and children, crisis work and hospital social work.

Bridget has been involved in Program Development and Management for a variety of non-profit and for-profit companies. The majority of her experience has been in mid-managerial roles, leading teams in high-stress environments. Bridget also has experience in the provision of training's to colleagues in a variety of subjects.

Bridget has a great sense of humor and a straightforward communication style. She enjoys reading, walking, animals, fishing, camping, and traveling. She lives in Roberts, WI and owns two horses, two dogs, and three cats.


Shan Bengtson
Our Specialties


Discovering One's Authenticity.

Unlocking Personal and Professional Potential.

Creating New Strategies for Success and Fulfillment.

Building Stable Relationships.

Increasing Self Awareness.

Increasing Emotional Intelligence Skills.

Developing Accountability & Collaborative Action.

Greater Awareness of Communication Strengths & Gaps.

Bridget McConnell