Our Resources

At Luminate, one of our core values is ‘Always Curious’.
That’s why we've created and listed a range of resources for both individuals and organisations that want to improve their leadership capability and performance.

Lead your
Great leadership starts with you. Focusing on Self-Leadership allows leaders to influence others to take action so that the goals of the organisation are met. In addition to helping you achieve your personal life and career goals and greater fulfilment.
  • Resilience Project
    In The Resilience Project, Hugh van Cuylenburg shares the life-changing lessons he learned from his underprivileged students — including the three keys to happiness.
  • Dare to Lead
    Leadership is not about titles, status and power over people. Leaders are people who hold themselves accountable for recognising the potential in people and ideas, and developing that potential. This book, by Brené Brown is for everyone who is ready to choose courage over comfort, make a difference and dare to lead.
  • Find your Why
    With Start With Why, Simon Sinek inspired a movement to build a world in which the vast majority of us can feel safe while we are at work and fulfilled when we go home at night. Whether you're entry level or a CEO, whether your team is run by the founder or a recent hire, these simple steps will lead you on a path to a more fulfilling life and long-term success for you and your colleagues.
  • The Imperfects
    We're all imperfect. On this podcast, Hugh van Cuylenburg, founder of The Resilience Project chats to a variety of interesting people who are willing to make themselves vulnerable, by sharing their own struggles and imperfections.
  • Body Language
    Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and perhaps even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.
  • Emotional Agility
    Psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and happiness. In this deeply moving, humorous and potentially life-changing talk, she challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility.
  • Vulnerability
    Brené Brown studies human connection - our ability to empathise, belong and love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity
Lead your
Effective leaders have major impacts on not only the team members they manage, but also their company as a whole. Employees who work under great leaders tend to be happier, more productive and more connected to their organisation.
  • Fierce Conversations
    This engaging book focuses on the communication skills that will help you achieve personal and professional success one conversation at a time. Susan Scott explains, you must transform everyday conversations at work and at home with effective ways to get your message across—and get what you want.
  • The Coaching Habit
    Coaching is an essential skill for leaders. But for most busy, overworked managers, coaching employees is done badly, or not at all. They're just too busy, and it's too hard to change. But what if managers could coach their people in 10 minutes or less? In Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact.
  • Radical Candor
    Radical Candor is a business leadership book written by former Apple and Google executive Kim Malone Scott. In the book, Scott defines the term radical candor as feedback that incorporates both praise and criticism. Unlike radical transparency or radical honesty, Scott says the management principle of radical candor involves “caring personally while challenging directly.”
  • Dare to Lead
    The Dare to Lead podcast, hosted by Brené Brown, is a mix of solo episodes and conversations with change-catalysts, culture-shifters, and as many troublemakers as possible. Innovating, creating, and building a better, more just world, requires daring leadership in every part of our daily lives – from work to home to community.
  • The Coaching Habit
    In this funny and provocative talk, Michael Bungay Stanier explains how advice-giving goes bad, the three personas of your Advice Monster, and why the powerful act of staying curious a little longer is the secret to taming your Advice Monster.
  • Setting Expectations and Purpose
    Whilst this is not your typical business TED talk, it is a powerful story of a school Principal with palpable passion. Linda Cliatt-Wayman shares the three principles that helped her turn around three schools labeled “low-performing and persistently dangerous.” Her fearless determination to lead — and to love the students, no matter what — is a model for leaders in all fields.
  • 6 Core Needs
    Why do people do what they do? More specifically – why do you do what you do? There is always a reason behind your actions. You may not know what that reason is – at least not consciously. In fact, quite often people act and behave in ways that seem irrational and inexplicable, even to themselves. And there are a million answers to the question, “Why do I do the things I do?” But all these reasons revolve around just six primary driving forces, which Tony Robbins calls the Six Human Needs.
Lead your
Having an ‘Owners Mindset’ and focusing on running a sustainable business (or business unit) is a critical part of being a successful leader. Regardless of your role or the organisation you are in, understanding the metrics and measures to evolve and grow your business are essential.
  • No Rules Rules
    A fascinating read that is rather unconventional and expected. Reed Hastings, Netflix Chairman and CEO, is sharing the secrets that have revolutionised the entertainment and tech industries. This book explores his leadership philosophy - which begins by rejecting the accepted beliefs under which most companies operate - and how it plays out in practice at Netflix.
  • The Advantage
    There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it a superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are.
  • Good to Great
    One of the most popular business books of all time. There are companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity into long-term superiority. What are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause these companies to go from good to great? Using tough benchmarks, Jim Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years.
  • Delivering Happiness
    Tony Hsieh explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of employees, customers, vendors, and backers. Using anecdotes and stories from his own life experiences, and from other companies, Hsieh provides concrete ways that companies can achieve unprecedented success. Even better, he shows how creating happiness and record results go hand-in-hand.
  • Entre Leadership
    Weekly conversations with America’s brightest business owners, thought leaders and entrepreneurs that will help you win in business. Hosted by George Kamel, Ramsey Solutions Personality, you’ll hear top advice, origin stories and practical strategies for success.
  • The Table Group
    Real conversations and practical advice for everyday leaders. Sit across the table from one of the foremost experts in leadership and business. In his simple and approachable style, Patrick Lencioni tackles every topic related to the world of work (and some that aren’t).
  • How Great Leaders Inspire Action
    Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers -- and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.
Our Downloads
The below listed are a range of resources for both individuals and organisations that need to improve their leadership capability and performance.
Podcast's we've featured on
OF LIFE - Milkshakes for Marleigh Podcast
Cherie Canning shares her personal story of becoming a Mum to 25 weeker premmie baby and the impacts of blood donation and milk donation on her families life.

How giving blood can change someone’s life.
FINDING JOY - Leadership Podcast
Cherie Canning is interviewed about the creation of Luminate Leadership and other challenging events in her life and career.

She shares the message of optimism, and the importance of finding joy while leading through difficult times.
Cherie Canning is interviewed on the LSKD podcast where she shares her own personal journey of Motherhood, her career and the creation of Luminate Leadership.
LEADING IN HYBRID WORK - Leadership Podcast
Cherie Canning and Teri discuss the importance of adapting our style to best lead in a hybrid work environment (2021) 
FIRST AID - Leadership Podcast
Cherie Canning discussed her learnings and importance of the focus on your wellbeing after completing Mental Health First Aid program.