We are driven to inspire and grow people to become their best authentic selves.

We exist to inspire and grow the Leaders of today, to create a better tomorrow.

We believe the number one asset in every organisation are your people
and Luminate exists to support you to develop them.

The mantra we bring to every interaction is to bring joy to people's lives and inspire every person to be their best authentic self.

We believe in the power of human connection by using a heart and mind approach in everything that we do.
We understand people.
Passion and connection are just as important as science when it comes to maximising the learning experience, enjoyment and engagement.

Boring workshops don’t produce great results, and we are anything but boring. We use interactive techniques and storytelling to create an environment that challenges and inspires participants.

By empowering individuals to be accountable for their own path and action plan, we’re able to help affect a mindset shift in how leaders self-manage, interact with their people and drive results.
the mind
Our programs are based
on Neuroscience.
We use scientifically proven methods and neuroscience principles when designing our programs for proven results.

We draw on proven leadership tools to profile individuals and teams before, during and after our programs, to enhance our focus and understanding of the group. 

All workshops and programs are then designed to encourage clarity, capability and contribution that is aligned to your business strategies and enables a high-performance culture.

Cherie’s passion lies in inspiring people to achieve their personal potential by developing their human skills, aimed at growing leaders, their teams and results.

Cherie Canning is a passionate optimist, certified facilitator, and CEO of Luminate Leadership.

With 2 decades experience developing Leaders, Cherie has proven results and her authentic communication style and content continue to leave a long-lasting impact on leaders and their businesses.

Cherie is a kindness ambassador and is passionate about contributing to the community. She has been awarded an Order of Australia, Community Commendation medal and was an awarded finalist in the 2020 QLD Day Awards for her impact on the community by QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Cherie is a proud mum, wife and an avid traveller.

Her claim to fame is singing karaoke on a stage in front of 3500 people with Michael McIntyre, Jimmy Carr and Chris Hemsworth.
Cert IV in Training and Assessment
NLP (Neurolinguistic programming) Practitioner
HBDI (Whole Brain Thinking) Practitioner
MBTI (Myers Briggs) Practitioner
E-DISC Accredited
Mental Health First Aid
Emotional Intelligence Practitioner
Accredited Life Coach and Mindfulness Coach
Certificate of Design Thinking and Creativity for Innovation

Emily is a passionate believer that the best workshops revolve around a connection to the learning material, connection to the purpose for the training and connection to her and the other participants.

Emily has joined Luminate after enjoying a storied career in the travel industry, working in specialty retail sales and management roles, before finding her true passion and becoming a Learning & Development Specialist.

With 8+ years as an L&D specialist, Emily is a highly skilled facilitator and content creator, with proven success for keeping the learner experience as her top priority.
Her workshops are famous for delivering innovative and contemporary learning experiences that are engaging and fun for the learner as well as inspiring them to commit to turning their learnings into action.
Bachelor of Communications
Cert IV in Training and Assessment
Diploma of Management
Cert IV in Workplace Health and Safety Certificate III in Tourism (Retail Travel Sales)
E-DISC Accredited
Mental Health First Aid

Andy's favourite workshop is Emotional Intelligence. There is no limit to how much we can learn on this subject.

Andy has been with Luminate since its inception and is the man behind the scenes.

Prior to joining Luminate, Andy has held leadership roles across specialty retail businesses, where he worked in product, operations and sales roles.

When Andy’s not in the office, he’s likely to be found on the golf course.

Our Values:

At Luminate our values are not aspirational, they are at the centre of how we live life and do business.

We are

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. We create a community through meaningful connections and collaboration.

LEad with

No matter what, we bring our best authentic selves, speaking up and showing up. We choose courage over comfort.


Leaders are never done learning and neither are we.
We embrace a growth mindset by listening, learning and creating solutions.

what our clients
have to say

We just can't stop booking sessions with Luminate, they're fantastic.
We are currently running 3 of Luminate's sessions in each state around the country and the feedback has been brilliant. Our people have found the sessions incredibly engaging, challenging and valuable. Cherie relates to people in a special way which is what produces amazing results.
She's extremely commited and a great communicator.


I reached out and engaged Cherie to facilitate a multi-day personality type’s workshop and strategic planning session with a group of Business leaders in my organisation, and I could not have been more impressed. I briefed Cherie on the outcomes I was trying to achieve at the outset, and Cherie ran with it and delivered an incredibly powerful session; spending time in advance to deeply understand our Business and team dynamics to help tailor the content for maximum effect.

Simon McNally - National Director at Cover-More Group

Our business in Asia has engaged Cherie on a number of occassions over the past few years to facilitate leadership workshops and conduct team leader training. Cherie is a passionate facilitator and her personal experience as a business leader created empathy and credibility with her audience. With her ability to understand our learning outcomes and thorough preparation, she was able to adapt the content and delivery to accommodate the cultural nuances of our Asian leaders and their varying levels of leadership maturity. Great use of real life examples from her own leadership experience coupled with an engaging style of delivery made Cherie one of our most sought-after facilitators. I would not hesitate to recommend Cherie to any business looking for a facilitator or coach to make an impact on leadership development.

suyin lee - managing Director at discova

Cherie is a natural. Within an instant she had the group engaged. Her ability to read the room and tailor off-the-cuff content is the mark of a true professional. We left the session educated and empowered and will definitely have her back to facilitate groups in future.

carene carroll - Founder of Modern Mamas

Cherie is one in a million! Her passion, energy and dedication to help individuals and teams reach their full potential is phenomenal. Cherie works above and beyond the call of duty to create an experience to remember in her workshops. She has changed lives and transformed businesses. She is the most efficient and effective person I have ever had on my team.

Fiona Taylor - Senior Leadership Expert AT Flight Centre

Our staff were privileged to have Cherie Canning present a workshop on Team Building using Myers Briggs. Cherie explained the material with humour, clarity, and accuracy. She is an incredible presenter with a very personable style. The material was presented at the perfect pace for both beginners and those with previous knowledge of the subject matter. I especially appreciated how inclusive Cherie was. She encouraged active involvement and successfully kept participants on track.

Julia Druery - Director at little + CO

Cherie’s workshop was nothing short of brilliant. Cherie is warm, relatable, highly engaging and creates a truly safe place to share and reflect. She gave us the opportunity to pause for a moment and take a deep dive into the things that really matter; something that I find I seldom make time for in today’s fast-paced world. I left feeling motivated, empowered and energised, and perhaps most importantly – focused. Cherie is anything but your average presenter, I can’t recommend her highly enough.

Emma Russell - Owner of Emma Russell Creative

We originally engaged Luminate Leadership to do a 'Conversations With Courage' course for a few of our business units and we were so impressed that we asked Cherie to facilitate our Senior Leader 2 day conference and also present an HBDI session for us as well.  Throughout the whole process, I found Cherie to be open, willing and exceptionally skillful.  The way Cherie was able to deliver a 2 day workshop with only a couple of briefing sessions was extraordinary.  Cherie utilised both her training prowess and business knowledge to navigate us through the 2 days with ease.  Her ability to both keep us on track, but offer humour and mastery all at once was second-to-none.  A very big thank you to Cherie and Luminate Leadership and we'll be looking for opportunities to engage with her again.

Julia Leary - Regional Director - APAC intelliHR

Cherie is a star! If your business is passionate about leadership and organisational development, you couldn't ask for a better partner to take you on that journey. As soon as we finished our initial engagement, we began looking at other areas we could invest in to foster growth in our people and teams. Cherie's engaging style, ability to connect on a personal level and understanding of her field delivered an enlightening and transformational experience for everyone involved. Cherie was born for this role! Thank you Luminate.

Mike Davis - CEO FELIX

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