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.
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THE LINDA TUCKER FOUNDATION – USA

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.

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SHERYL LEACH

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

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This video shows renowned conservationist, Linda Tucker, recognizing the LionHearted Leadership™ quality in others.
Cathrine Nyquist gave up a flourishing career in business to dedicate her life to creating a sanctuary where animals and humans live in harmony and mutual respect. At the coal-face of many challenges, the “Ignition of the LionHeart” training has helped equip her with the resilience to continue. Do you want to step into your own unique purpose?
Join a free webinar today at 3pm CAT with Linda Tucker to find out more about LionHeartedness:
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LOCAL TALENT READY TO ROAR! As an exciting follow-up to the One United Roar Talent Challenge, the Global White Lion Protection Trust and the Linda Tucker Foundation will be hosting a series of creative workshops over June and July - culminating in the staging of a full-scale theatrical production : GARINGANI WHITE LION. Music is a universal language, crossing barriers, uniting prides. Last weekend we hosted a CHOIR WORKSHOP with renowned Choral Director, Linda Claassen. Thank you to Linda Claassen for sharing your expertise with the StarLion Centre : Acorn-to-Oaks High School Choir and their conductor, Wiseman Mathebula. Your shared knowledge, dedication, infectious inspiration and love for your craft made an everlasting impact on all the learners Members of this choir are gearing up for the upcoming production. Thank you NLC for making the choir workshop possible in this remote region of South Africa.

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This video shows renowned conservationist, Linda Tucker, recognizing the LionHearted Leadership™ quality in others. Nathan Swartz, 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?
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LionHeartedness—that quality of fearlessness that ignites your heart to live your life and change your world.

Once you truly start to feel the power of your heart connection, you are fueled and driven in an entirely new way. A way which enables you to achieve different outcomes. Outcomes that will deeply fulfill you and transform your world.
This Webinar is led by Linda Tucker, renowned conservationist and author of ‘The 13 LAWS of Lion-Hearted Leadership™’.

Inspired by first-hand knowledge of the White Lions, Linda Tucker has led leadership courses since 2005. In 2012, she founded the White Lion Leadership™ Academy attended by local community leaders and students from around the globe. The purpose of the Academy is to promote LionHearted Leadership™ to enable future leaders from all walks of life to become powerful agents of change, willing to challenge existing paradigms and champion new ways.

Sign up today for this FREE webinar.

Date: Wednesday 28 June at 15pm LionTime

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Free Webinar In LionHearted Leadership™

June 28, 2017, 3:00pm - June 28, 2017, 4:00pm

LionHeartedness—that quality of fearlessness that ignites your heart to live your life and change your world. Once you truly start to feel the power of your heart connection, you are fueled and driven in an entirely new way. A way which enables you to achieve different outcomes. Outcomes that will deeply fulfill you and transform your world. This Webinar is led by Linda Tucker, renowned conservationist and author of ‘The 13 LAWS of Lion-Hearted Leadership™’. Inspired by first-hand knowledge of the White Lions, Linda Tucker has led leadership courses since 2005. In 2012, she founded the White Lion Leadership™ Academy attended by local community leaders and students from around the globe. The purpose of the Academy is to promote LionHearted Leadership™ to enable future leaders from all walks of life to become powerful agents of change, willing to challenge existing paradigms and champion new ways. Sign up today for this FREE webinar. Date: Wednesday 28 June at 15pm LionTime Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. global.gotomeeting.com/join/121046133 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (872) 240-3212 Access Code: 121-046-133

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This video shows renowned conservationist, Linda Tucker recognizing the LionHearted Leadership™ quality in others. Savannah Heuser, in her late teens, founded a big cat sanctuary for 33 circus lions who had suffered brutality. We know she will find her strength again after recent horrific poaching. She has already made a world of difference and the "Ignition of the LionHeart" training has helped equip her with the resilience to continue against all odds. Do you want to step into your own purpose? ... See MoreSee Less

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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 Workshop is led by renowned conservationist Linda Tucker, author of The 13 LAWS of LionHearted Leadership™. Offered twice annually 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 the next-gen leaders with the millennial tool-kit to transform their world.

Get an impression of what the workshop is about and check out our video: youtu.be/SJ83qDlNN5Q

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Igniting the LionHeart Workshop

August 3, 2017, 2:00pm - August 10, 2017, 5:00pm

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 Workshop is led by renowned conservationist Linda Tucker, author of The 13 LAWS of LionHearted Leadership™. Offered twice annually 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 the next-gen leaders with the millennial tool-kit to transform their world. Get an impression of what the workshop is about and check out our video: youtu.be/SJ83qDlNN5Q For more information [email protected] Photographic Imagery by Veronica Coetzer

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Our hearts are broken open at the loss of life of plants, animals and humans in the devastating Knysna fires this week. As nature works to restore and reinvent herself, we send our healing love to all affected. Linda Tucker Foundation is aware of so many LionHearted heroes currently assisting those in need, and we invite you to follow our lead in supporting the work of the Knysna SPCA or any of the remarkable animal rescue operations working around the clock right now to alleviate the suffering. Linda Tucker Foundation has chosen to contribute to the Wolf Sanctuary, where volunteers are doing a remarkable job of not only caring for all the rescued wolves in their sanctuary, but also reaching out to help others wherever they can. ... See MoreSee Less

UPDATE AT LAST FROM ROBIN MCDONALD - SANCTUARY MANAGER - THE LUPUS FOUNDATION T/AS TSITSIKAMMA WOLF SANCTUARY: Hi everyone - to our families and friends, and Facebook friends. We have driven far and wide to get a tiny signal to send out an Update. Our home and sanctuary is absolutely devastated with 1000s of rands damage and we need public and corporate support to rebuild the Tsitsikamma Wolf Sanctuary. We are currently closed to the public and will be for many days to come. BUT - despite this all human beings and wolves are SAFE. Thank goodness. We spent the entire night monitoring fences, winds and the raging fire... Please.... Rally people and companies you know that can sponsor funds for poles, fencing, equipment etc. this is our biggest effort. We are extremely proud of the volunteers that live at the sanctuary and grateful to the team from Doctors Across Borders (t/as Doctors Beyond Medicine), who with one 4x4 Fortuner and our sanctuary bakkie gave their all. Tremendous effort given to support the local people and animals that were driven off burning grounds as the fire swept past within uncomfortable proximity to the sanctuary. We are now driving through the land across our way and it's massive devastation, trying to help anyone that we can... No one has power or water, choppers bombing the fire sites, winds being monitored very closely and everyone from the sanctuary volunteering help where they can to ensure we can bring everyone to safety... So, humans and animals accounted for, damage unimaginable and funds required desperately.... If anyone is willing to donate please do so: The Lupus Foundation Nedbank, Claremont Branch Number: 104609 Account Number: 2046548558 (Savings Account) SWIFT CODE- NEDSZAJJ Or go to our "Go Fund Me" page www.gofundme.com/rebuilding-the-wolf-sanctuary?pc=fb_co_dashboard_a&rcid=54e8a5350d854eda99c45d56...

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Heartbreaking news from our friends and colleagues at Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary, who have lost two of their rescued lions to poachers in a horrific attack. We know the grief of losing a life, especially a life so lovingly fought for and cared for, and we offer our deepest sympathy to Minunette and Savannah Heuser, owners of Emoya. The two lions, poached apparently for their body parts, are part of a group of 33 former circus lions rescued in 2016 from circuses in Peru and Colombia.
WE WILL REDOUBLE our efforts to have lions legally, properly protected. We will always protect the sacred.
Minunette and Savannah, our hearts are with you and your lions.
May Peace Prevail on Earth.
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