At Luminate

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

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

We believe the number one asset in any organisation is its people and our business exists to support your people. Our mantra is to bring joy people's lives and
inspire every person to be their best authentic self.

We believe in the power of human connection and unlocking potential 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 is a certified facilitator, coach, leader, and speaker.

Prior to Luminate, Cherie spent the best part of two decades working for Flight Centre Travel Group, where she established a reputation for people development in a variety of Senior Leadership and People + Culture roles.

Cherie’s passion lies in inspiring others to achieve their personal potential by developing ‘soft skills’, or as Cherie prefers to call them, 'power skills'.

Her workshops are renown for creating an environment that allows participants to focus on personal and professional growth, that is proven to have long-lasting impact on leaders, their businesses and communities.

Having worked in Senior Leadership roles, including through the GFC and COVID-19, as well as being a Mum to Chloe, her premature baby born at 25 weeks, Cherie embodies a sense of courage, optimism and passion for life that leaves her participants inspired and energised to live their best lives and unlock their own potential.

Cherie is a kindness advocate and is passionate about contributing to the community. In 2000, she was awarded an Order or Australia, Community Commendation medal. In 2020 was a finalist in the QLD Day Awards for her impact on the community by QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
Cert IV in Training and Assessment
NLP ( Neuro-linguistic programming) Practitioner
HBDI ( Whole Brain Thinking) Practitioner
MBTI ( Myers Briggs) Practitioner
Emotional Intelligence Practitioner
Accredited Life Coach and Mindfulness Coach
Certificate of Design Thinking and Creativity for Innovation
E-DISC Accreditated

Our Values:

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

We are

We exist to enrich the lives and businesses of our customers. We acknowledge our customers have a choice and we are grateful they choose Luminate.

We believe in creating a physiologically safe environment where our customers can bring their best authentic self.


Leaders are never done learning and always seek to improve themselves. We are curious about new possibilities and act to explore them. We are always asking questions and genuinely listening to the responses of our customers and the community.

LEad with

We believe traits such as integrity, honesty, effective communications and decisiveness are qualities of a great leader. Ultimately, these traits can only be displayed
when paired with courage.
We choose courage over comfort.

connection + collaboration

We are driven to make authentic and genuine connections with our customers and partners.
We encourage diversity, inclusion and belonging in every environment we are apart of.
We want to know your needs and goals and will collaborate to create impactful and meaningful experiences that drive results.


We truly care about delivering experiences to our customers that enrich lives and grow results for their people and their business.
We always act with kindness and good intent.
We believe in the best of all people.

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

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