René Ragan - USA Director

René-Ragan USA Director

“One of most compassionate, organized, and enlightened people I know, a living example of LionHearted Leadership in action and in service. What a great choice for Director of our USA operations.”

Reverend René Ragan is an interfaith minister with a wealth of corporate and community experience.

René is the founder of a spiritual center and interfaith church and has served on many boards for non-profit organizations.
Having restructured and managed large health clubs in the private sector, Rene has also set up a number of non-profit organizations and served on their boards.

As a career advisor, Rene has worked with Ph.D. candidates and designed personal development programs and workshops. Undaunted by challenge, she is also the founder of a day-care centre, a spiritual centre and an interfaith church, and has been a spiritual counsellor for many years.

Her primary interest in people as well as nature has focused on the importance of communication as a bridging tool. After serving as Vice President at a research and development company that specialized in communication skills and teambuilding, she developed her own consulting business that designed and delivered workshops and seminars on communication skills, diversity training and customer service.

A radiant example of LionHearted Leadership™ in her life and work, Rene is one of the facilitators of the White Lion Leadership Academy, bringing her business acumen and spiritual alignment as powerful transformative tools to the leadership training.
email  René Ragan 


Linda Tucker’s support-base in the States has been long-standing, with a number of key non-profit organisations joining her in partnership during the founding stages of the White Lions’ protected area, and ongoing, including The Wild Foundation, CoreLight and NYC-based One Spirit Learning Alliance.

Leading philanthropist, Sheryl Leach, Creator of Barney the Purple Dinosaur, provided funding for the freedom of King Aslan (code-named “Mandla”) and secured vast tracks of ancestral territories to extend the protected area.

As a long-standing supporter of the cause, Rene Ragan has now taken on the mammoth task of educating a largely lion-less world about why it is vital for the survival of the planet and humankind that we rally together to ensure the safety and well-being of the White Lion in its endemic habitat. Humans and ecosystems are intimately connected.

With her pioneering spirit deep-rooted in nature and humanity, René Ragan’s is ideally suited to take Linda Tucker’s 12 Laws of LionHearted Leadership™ into the USA in all fields of personal development and human enterprize.
And with Rene’s enormously skilled network over a lifetime, Rene has gathered around her a wealth of advisors and people-resources to help her complete this task.



Hollywood film producer and Creator of the Barney the Purple Dinosaur, Sheryl Leach is one of the world’s leading educationalists and philanthropists, providing support to charitable causes that aim to achieve social unity and wildlife conservation on many continents.

She generously donated large tracks of wilderness land to extend the White Lions’ Protected Area, along with funding to ensure the reintroduction of a critically important founder lion (King Aslan aka Mandla) into the wilds of his ancestral kingdom. She lives in Connecticut, where her foundation supports emerging sustainable community farming initiatives

“I learned that Nature is magical and Magic is natural. This Law is Co-Creation –  
the 9th Law of LionHearted Leadership”

– Linda Tucker

Linda Tucker on CBS  “These Amazing People”

America’s Prime TV Channel covers Linda Tucker’s story from the catwalk to the big cats.



Photographic Imagery


Visit her Collection



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




Contact Page


“I am what I am because of who we all are”, this traditional African philosophy that is called 'Ubuntu', offers us an understanding of ourselves in relation with the world.
One of the many topics Nathan touched while sharing his personal and very inspirational story at the free webinar of last Wednesday.
A huge thank you to Nathan, you are a true LionHearted leader!
If you want to know more about what LionHearted Leadership is and how to Ignite your own LionHeart, or are interested in receiving a copy of this webinar, send us an email [email protected]
... See MoreSee Less

Igniting the LionHeart Training

December 5, 2017, 5:00pm - December 12, 2017, 12:00pm

Step into your purpose. Discover your pawprint. Uncage your gifts. Charting your own path means walking according to your own original plan, your hearts’ path, which means you can never fail. Igniting the LionHeart Training is led by renowned conservationist Linda Tucker, author of The 13 LAWS of LionHearted Leadership™. offered by the Linda Tucker Foundation, in support of the Global White Lion Protection Trust. Typically, a course would include riverine walks, lion patrols, a sleep out under the stars, “story-telling” your unique leadership narrative, guarding the flame and other heart-activating experiences. All these are based on the 13 Laws of LionHearted Leadership™ aimed at equipping you with the millennial tool-kit to transform your world. Get an impression of what the workshop is about and check out our video: For more information [email protected] Photographic Imagery by Veronica Coetzer

View on Facebook

Join our Free Webinar 'Ignite the LionHeart' led by Linda Tucker, and guest speaker Nathan Swartz.
Nathan, Founder of Youth Changemakers Parliament is a South African youth leadership ambassador. As an emerging political voice, he is already making a significant difference and the “Ignition of the LionHeart” training has helped equip him with the resilience to continue finding solutions where our governing structures have failed us. Do you want to step into your own unique purpose?
Sign up today for this FREE webinar.

Register in advance for this meeting:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +14086380968,,493774788# or +16468769923,,493774788#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 493 774 788
International numbers available:

For more information: [email protected]
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

The Linda Tucker Foundation was represented at the United Religions Initiative's Southern Africa regional assembly in Blantyre, Malawi. How fabulous to be part of this exciting grassroots work. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Look where we are this weekend! Linda is presenting a LionHearted Leadership workshop tomorrow at the PeaceJam Conference in Cape Town. You can follow it via live streaming! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Two great evenings in Modena (Pavorotti's home town) as Linda Tucker presents on the 13 Laws of LionHearted Leadership. With thanks to Andrea Contri whose inspired animal communication work began in the White Lion Heartlands. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Linda Tucker is the keynote speaker at the 2018 Animal Energy Conference in Manchester, England. She looks forward to sharing her experiences as founder and CEO of the Global White Lion Protection Trust and the Linda Tucker Foundation, and talking about how her life has evolved under the guiding influence of the White Lions. Linda will reveal how her story can help you to create yours. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

An overland gold-route tour to the LionHeart, organized by the Academy for LionHearted Leadership™. Led by Linda Tucker.
From Origination to Aspiration, what better way to introduce yourself
to the radiant Laws of LionHearted Leadership™ than to experience
them first-hand on a sacred overland journey to the White Lion
Heartlands, and back again?
For more information on this life changing journey, contact us via [email protected]
... See MoreSee Less

13 Adventures: 13 Laws in 13 Days

February 3, 2018, 11:00am - February 15, 2018, 2:00pm

An overland gold-route tour to the LionHeart, organized by the Academy for LionHearted Leadership™. Led by Linda Tucker. From Origination to Aspiration, what better way to introduce yourself to the radiant Laws of LionHearted Leadership™ than to experience them first-hand on a sacred overland journey to the White Lion Heartlands, and back again? For more information on this life changing journey, contact us via [email protected]

View on Facebook

The LionHearted Leadership Tour of Europe has been very eventful: we thank our Italian host Andrea Contri for taking a copy of Linda’s book 'Mystery of the White Lions' to the Pope! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

LionHearted Leadership™ requires that we give back to nature, even if in the simplest form of loving respect. In gifting back to nature, we discover that the returns are greater than anything we could ever have anticipated: Assegaia and Gaia represent new life and hope for the future. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook