Understanding power for effective leadership

We cannot fully comprehend leadership without discussing power. The word 'power' itself can be unsettling for many, as it is often associated with negativity and feelings of disempowerment or powerlessness. This sense of powerlessness can be…


CHOC PyschoSocial team dares to lead

Lumminos is deeply proud to share it's pro-bono association with the Childhood Cancer Foundation SA (CHOC). CHOC is a non-profit organisation that advocates for the health and well-being of children and teenagers diagnosed with cancer or…


Success at first ever Re-Source Yourself Retreat

In October 2023, Lumminos hosted its very first Re-Source Yourself Retreat. A carefully selected group of 20 diverse women from across African borders, professions and backgrounds gathered near the Drakensberg for 3 days to reset, rest and reconnect…


PODCAST - No way home with Julia Kerr Henkel

No way home with Julia Kerr Henkel (Working Women's Wealth, interview by Lisa Linfield): https://workingwomenswealth.com/144-no-way-home-with-julia-kerr-henkel/ Remember that game where you had to pick an object to bring with you if you were to be…


Don’t miss the mark on empathy, says Julia Kerr Henkel, MD of Lumminos

Empathy is the skill of the future to create greater belonging and cohesion, she says. We all tend to think of ourselves, perhaps somewhat generously, as being empathetic – maybe even great listeners. But are you really? What does it take to be…


Why is strong EQ and SQ so important in the workplace?

Firstly, what is EQ and what is SQ? Emotional quotient (EQ) is the capability of individuals to recognise their own emotions and those of others, to be able to discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional…


5C’s That Pave the Way to Clarity, Delegation and Strategic Decision Making

Have you ever found yourself in a team meeting or taking a brief from a client and you notice you’re struggling to get to the core of the request? Perhaps an issue has arisen that requires further analysis, or an opportunity presents itself that…


How to create meaningful and lasting change in your team

I once saw a cartoon of a leader standing at the front of a large auditorium addressing his staff. He posed one question: Who here wants change? All hands in the packed audience shot up. He then posed a second question:Who here wants to change? Not…


PODCAST - Dealing with Shame

Dealing with Shame with Julia Kerr Henkel. Listen here at Manned Up Conversations: https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/manned-up-conversations/id1577544009?i=1000543056366 In this episode, I speak to Julia Kerr Henkel about Dealing With Shame.…


Is it the thief of time? Understanding why you procrastinate

The tendency to procrastinate is a problem for many people. The solution to overcome procrastination can be simple and with practice, the method can become second nature. People often procrastinate when a task is associated with a negative emotion…