Luzette works on social ecosystem activation and system change through the design and facilitation of transformational learning processes. She works in the areas of human development, coaching, being-well, and awareness-based leadership development for changemakers. For two decades she has focused on social entrepreneurship through different roles at Ashoka, including launching Ashoka’s Learning & Development to deepen an organizational learning culture in support of their vision of accelerating the emergence of an “Everyone a Changemaker” world. Luzette works with CoCreative – a consulting firm that designs and facilitates Multi-stakeholder Innovation Networks to solve complex problems, from community revitalization to supply chain sustainability to education. Luzette is the founder of Alive & Thriving – a human development incubator for individuals and groups, co-founder of Consciousness Coalition (CoCo Labs*) – an ecosystem catalyst for cultural evolution and consciousness expansion, and co-founder of Weaving Lab – a network focused on creating learning ecosystems for wellbeing for all. Luzette is adjunct faculty at George Washington University Center for Public Leadership’s e-Co Leadership Coaching Program. She holds a BA in Finance & Intl Rel, a MSc in Holistic Science (whole and complex systems). Professional Certified Coach PCC, Theory U facilitator, Being-well coach and mindfulness practitioner.
What does inner wellbeing mean to you?
Inner wellbeing happens when I am grounded and present to meet life as it comes. When I have a state of okay-ness, even when facing difficult situations or experiencing difficult emotions. Inner wellbeing means freedom of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual conditioning and wounds that I no longer carry and that no longer limit my capacity to flourish and feel well in the human experience.
How would you define wellbeing in one word?
Are there any rituals or practices you use to enhance your wellbeing?
Mindfulness, Somatic Therapy, Positive Contribution to the World, Walks in Nature, Sabbaticals, Taking Pauses, Cultivating Friendships, Creating collective soulful spaces.
Why is it important that we prioritise individual and collective wellbeing?
All we do depends on how we feel. If we prioritize wellbeing, we prioritize our life.
Do you have any favourite books, podcasts, or articles that you believe support, promote, or educate on wellbeing and related themes?
Wellbeing Toolkit by Ashoka