Overcoming patterns of fear and fatigue to reinvigorate corporate SA

Vulnerability is not necessarily a term you expect to hear much in the workplace, let alone actively taught and practised. There is a commonly held perception, often based on one’s upbringing and the culture of the organisation you work for, that…


Parenting in vulnerable times: coping skills for parents

Parenting has never been easy – but throw in the anxieties parents naturally experience as the coronavirus pandemic turns our worlds upside down, and you’re faced with a whole new set of complexities ICF professional coach and MD of Lumminos…


Avoiding difficult conversations at work hinders innovation

To stop this cycle, it is imperative that we lean into the discomfort of vulnerability and step into courage. There is no doubt that today’s working environments are both complex and demanding. Fuelled by our increasing appetite for innovation, our…


3 easy ways to help managers to be more empathetic

The world has been thrown into a unique state of collective vulnerability. In times of such uncertainty and risk, there is bound to be a sense of emotional exposure. Never before have we found ourselves in the same collective boat across…


The importance of empathy and compassion right now

Commit to practising empathy and compassion daily, knowing that at some point you won’t get it right. The world doesn’t need perfection right now, it needs connection and those willing to question, listen and learn. Johannesburg, South Africa (1…


Reinventing teams and their leaders for the future (Part 3): Applying lessons to yourself

CFOs often need to oversee the skilling up of their teams. But junior employees aren't the only staff who need to grow and learn - the demand for development exists all the way to the very top, with leaders needing to embrace learning opportunities…


PODCAST - Thrive with Dr D

Finding empathy and courage at this time. Listen here: https://iono.fm/e/843164


TV – TalentTalks

The importance of courage, building the skill set, rumbling with vulnerability and showing up as real, authentic South Africans. Watch it here: https://tv.talenttalks.net/julia-kerr-henkel/


Returning home: From Bali to Bryanston

"Thank you so much for talking to our team today. Your story was breathtaking – truly, truly brilliant. You delivered it in such an authentic , articulate and moving way. I can’t thank you enough. Your experience and the lessons you drew from it…


Why compassion is important at this time

With fear, restrictions and insecurity dominating the world, people are both vulnerable and volatile. Empathy goes a long way towards preventing anger, meltdowns and aggression from making a bad situation worse. The world’s been thrown into a unique…