Practitioners who have graduated from the White Lion Leadership Academy
The people on this page have participated in the Academy for LionHearted Leadership and successfully completed six-months of carefully supervised monthly online classes under the inspired guidance of our Director Practitioner Studies, Rev Debbie Schmidt.
They have earned the right to use the 13 Laws of LionHearted Leadership™ and associated developmental materials in education and training to enhance their existing behavioural and psychotherapeutic modalities.
If you would like to become a 13 Laws Practitioner, please email to take the first step – booking a place on the 2018 Academy for LionHearted Leadership.
If you would like to consult with any of our Practitioners, please contact them on the email address supplied alongside their information.
MAUREEN ROBICHAUD – Hampton, NB, Canada
Maureen is a retired nurse educator, yoga teacher and passionate community advocate. This passion has lead to many initiatives such as garden and cooking programs with children and adults through the Hampton Wellness Network, and a grandmother partnership through the Swaziland-Hampton Piggs Peak Partnership. Furthermore, it lead to a deep love and respect for the white lions and the eventual accreditation of the 13 laws.
At present, the vision is to apply and implement the 13 laws for a self esteem program for young girls, in collaboration with the WLA.
AIKYA-NATHALIE VERBURGH – Auroville
Aikya is a trained psychologist and is the Founder of “Spirit and Nature” in Auroville. It is a space dedicated to the experience of Spirit and Nature — Nature as a teacher of the multiplicity of creative expressions of Spirit. She uses world games, nature and sense awareness games, flower messages, guided meditations, dream boards, and other tools with the aim of re-connecting and finding meaning. She also gives introduction into Auroville, a universal city in South India aspiring to realise Human Unity. Aikya has always been searching for her true purpose in life — of finding oneness, consciousness and beauty — or the way of Creative Shakti. She enjoys working with children as they are still close to their heart and with people who are open to exploring new territories.
Aikya had the privilege to meet the White Lions of Timbavati who deeply inspires her life and work and participated in the Academy of LionHearted Leadership and graduated as a practitioner.
CONTACT INFO: https://www.spiritandnature.org/
Ymani Simmons is a Peacemaker, Practitioner for the 13 Laws of LionHearted Leadership™, Spiritual Mentor, Writer, Conservationist, International Facilitator of Workshops and Retreats for spiritual healing, and trip Guide for Wisdom of the Heart, journeys to the White Lions, at the Global White Lion Protection Trust in the heartlands of South Africa. She assists people globally in healing their hearts, embracing loving empowerment and re-membering their true selves and purpose. Through her gentle voice of experience and wisdom, conscious awareness and positive spirit, she provides a safe and sacred container for individuals ready to experience the life they have always envisioned.
Ymani is honored to be an accredited Practitioner for The 13 Laws of LionHearted Leadership™, fulfilling her commitment to living these Laws and sharing them to offer a new leadership model to the world. She is grateful to be a member of the Pride.
Beth helps to empower others to connect to their hearts in order to unearth their gifts and bring them forward. After earning an MBA in international business, then working as a diplomat with the foreign service and in the corporate world, Beth left that path in 2012 to follow a dream (literally), that brought her to the White Lions in the heart of South Africa. There she participated in the innovative, three-year White Lion Leadership Academy and was the first graduate in 2014. She became a certified practitioner of the 13 Laws of LionHearted Leadership™ in 2017.
Beth’s training also includes advanced leadership training through Pathways to Successful Living™ and the LifeLine Technique™.Beth is currently the Program Manager for the Worldwide Indigenous Science Network, a nonprofit organization that networks indigenous elders and western scientists, and she also founded White Lion Journeys and Sprout Your Vision in 2012 and 2007 respectively. These skills and experiences allow her to offer a unique form of deep counsel and facilitation. Beth is available in for sessions via Skype.
Please note that photographs on this site are property of the White Lion Protection Trust and may not be reproduced without written permission of the WLT.
Photographers: Veronica Coetzer, Karen-Jane Dudley, Maurice Fernandez, Anthony Smyth, Beth Duncan, Jason A.Turner