Who we are

Cape Town


Wendy Palmer was the founder of Leadership Embodiment and shared the work in South Africa for over 15 years until her passing in 2022.

KarenW Karen White brought Wendy Palmer to South Africa and partnered with her to offer retreats and the coach training. She is the Regional Director for Leadership Embodiment and is a certified Leadership Embodiment Teacher (Level 1 & 2) and Integral & Ontological Coach (MCC). Karen has over 20 years corporate experience, and is a Master Coach with over 2 500 hours of coaching. She is committed to offering tools and practices that enable people to be more skilful, effective and fulfilled.

Lisa Hansford is a certified Leadership Embodiment Teacher (Level 1 & 2) and Coach, a mentor in the coach training, and an Integral Coach. She is passionate about working with people in a practical way to develop their skills so that they are able to make meaningful contributions to their organisations and be more effective in their relationships and life.


Ute Kühlmann is a certified Leadership Embodiment Teacher (Level 1) and Coach as well as a mentor in the coach training. She is passionate about local SMMEs and start-ups. Ute is a keen practitioner and teacher of Aikido, in which she holds a black belt, and she empowers others to lead from a space of inclusiveness and power rather than force. Ute also offers Level 1 courses in German.


Kerry Hammerton is a certified Leadership Embodiment Teacher and Coach as well as a mentor in the coach training. She has over 20 years of experience in leading personal and organisational transformation. Kerry is committed to cultivating and inspiring creativity and wellbeing in the world.

Lila Ukabhai is a Leadership Embodiment Coach and Mindfulness-Based Facilitator with a postgraduate certificate from Stellenbosch University in Mindfulness Based Programme Teaching. Her 30 years of experience in financial services within IT and leading a business analyst team have given her deep insights into workplace challenges. She believes that so much is possible if we are better able to tap into our deep inner wellspring of resources.


Amit Prag is a certified Leadership Embodiment and Breathwork Coach and holds a 3rd degree black belt in Aikido. He draws on experience in somatic psychology and mindfulness approaches, as well as in business development in the biotechnology industry.
His way is to offer the means for greater integration and coherence in the way we live and work. He sees well-being, presence and joy as the path to greater productivity, creativity and synchronicity.

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Karen Nebe is a Leadership Embodiment Coach, Ontological Coach and Process Art Facilitator. She has over 15 years of corporate experience within the retail and marketing environments. Karen offers a self-authoring process, which assists clients in connecting to their inner wisdom, creativity and unlimited potential. She works with individuals and teams and offers public workshops and retreats.

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Julia Bonadei-Thorns is a certified Leadership Embodiment Teacher, as well as a professional Integral and Ontological Coach based in Johannesburg. She partners with leaders and their teams to improve performance and bring about sustainable shifts in all areas of their lives.

Caroline Ravenall is a Leadership Embodiment and Executive Presence coach. She is also a certified Ontological and Neuros-semantics (Meta Coach) and meditation trainer. With a leadership background of 10 years in Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and 15 years in organisational culture change, Caroline specialises in helping leaders to turn business into an adventure while leading with greater levels of confidence, courage, clarity and resilience.

Lineke Haydock is a certified Leadership Embodiment Coach, Integrative Enneagram practitioner (Levels 1 & 2) and ICF credentialed Integral Coach. She focuses on embodied growth for her clients as they develop their core leadership competencies. She is passionate about helping clients of all ages and in all areas of life step into their power and enhance their resilience.

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Julia Kerr Henkel is the MD of Lumminos Coaching. She is an ICF PCC-level integral coach, seasoned change management and communications consultant, facilitator and keynote speaker. Julia became a certified LE Coach in 2018. In 2019, she was selected to train with researcher and author Dr Brené Brown and has since become one of her Certified Dare to Lead™ facilitators.