Julie Lines - UK Director
“Julie is a radiantly powerful leadership practitioner in coaching, as in life. It’s a privilege to have her headed our UK Team.”
Director of our UK office, Julie Lines is an internationally acclaimed leadership development facilitator and coach from a FTSE 100 corporate background. With a passion for protecting animals, Julie was driven to co-found Britain’s first international Awakening to Animals Conference in 2012. At this pioneering event, Linda Tucker was the key-note speaker and the Global White Lion Protection Trust was the charity of choice.
In addition as a leadership expert, working with the late Dr Stephen Covey, as one of his senior UK based consultants, Julie worked with some of the most innovative and influential leaders and organisations in the world for more than a decade. She established her own consultancy and effectively created positive change in global organisation’s for over 13 years.
Trained and practiced as an interspecies communicator, and master of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Julie blends her skills, experience and knowledge to enable her to follow her true passion for nature-centred transformation.
Her achievements include founding the animal awareness organization ‘Voice of the Animals’ ; publishing her book “The Purpose of Species”; co-founding the ‘Awakening to Animals’ Conferences; and working with charities and private clients as ‘The Nature Coach’.
The ideal choice to head up our UK operations, Julie was invited in 2015 to formalize her long standing connection with The Global White Lion Protection Trust and now as the UK Director of the Linda Tucker Foundation.
Julie’s primary focus is to extend the scope of Linda Tucker’s 13 Laws of LionHearted Leadership™ co-creating the Corporate LionHearted Leadership Programme™.
Also, under Julie’s protective wing we have a wonderful team of volunteers who help to raise much needed funding to support the work of the trust and increasing awareness about the plight of the White Lions and indeed all lions.
THE LINDA TUCKER FOUNDATION – UK
When Linda Tucker had her life changing experience with the lions in South Africa in 1991, her home and career were both in the UK. Additionally, one of our very first sponsors, who enabled us to rescue the first pride of white lions was also from the UK.
Read more about Mireille Vince and her role in the White Lion Trust in Linda’s book, Saving the White Lions (2013).
Over the past three years, The Linda Tucker Foundation is proud to have created a permanent base in the UK with a large circle of long-standing supporters including award-winning photographer Karen Jane Dudley, donor Rev Ingrid Scott, fund-raiser Ann Fowler, entrepreneur Tracey van den Brand, song-writer David Chabeaux and a pride of long-standing enthusiasts whom we are proud of!
A special thank you to Conscious Chocolate for their Lion’s Raw range in support of our cause.
Under Julie’s protective wing, the activities of the UK base range from organising awareness-raising marches to eco-cultural activities which link the privileged youth of the UK to the youngsters in the StarLion centres, which we support in one of the poverty nodes of South Africa. Here many rural children are responsible for child-headed households, and financially poor but are rich in culture and LionHearted spirit.
We also host workshops and talks during Linda Tucker’s visits to the UK, where our non-profit has helped establish an all-party political group (APPG) in Westminster, the purpose of which is the protection of endangered species, and maintaining a keen watch on international conservation legislation which impacts on the blood sport and trade in animal body-parts.
Linda Tucker is joined by Jo Summers (Partner of the legal firm PWT Advice LLP) and Stephen Pomeroy (Founder and CEO of the PR Company, Remarkable Group) as Trustees of The Linda Tucker Foundation,
JEROME FLYNN – CELEBRITY ACTOR AND CONSERVATIONIST
Star of the popular series “Game of Thrones” and “Ripper Street”, Jerome Flynn has supported the Global White Lion Protection Trust’s efforts through many generous means including public appearances in the Global March for Lions and long-distance running events.
Linda Tucker as Guest Speaker at Awakening to Animals Conference
“The 12th Law of LionHearted Leadership™ is Aspiration: Reconnect with the Stars. We all have Star potential, but we can’t reach it without reconnecting with Mother Earth.”
– Linda Tucker
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