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White Lion Leadership™Academy

2015 Curriculum Dates: 23rd July to 23rd August.

A Ground-Breaking, Solution-Based Empowerment & Enlightenment Program

Become an effective agent of positive change…Step into your Purpose.

“The program is founded on most ancient wisdom and cutting edge knowledge, it is inspirational and practical, with content of highest quality; but beyond that, the heart and might of White Lions permeates every moment and makes so much more than what it seems.” Maurice Fernandez (Author, Evolutionary Astrologer)

Most people today are so emotionally shut-down, they don’t know where to begin in accessing the leonine radiant power that lies within their hearts. Those of us who are sensitised and honest enough to recognise we are all in a global crisis, tend to feel paralysed, frightened and understandably confused about how to become effective in a world where destruction seems inevitable.

The fear is real. But so is Love, and the Laws for turning fear into empowered and joyous action.

Inspired by the most iconic and radiant animals who have manifested in our times, the objective of the White Lion Leadership Academy™ is to provide individuals of true heart with the empowerment principles and practices to ensure they become effective agents of positive change in today’s unprecedented and challenging world.

LionHeartedness is a fearless consciousness, inspired by love and reverence for nature, capable of changing the world.

The training at the White Lion Leadership™ Academy equips you to become LionHearted. Firstly, how to embody LionHeartedness so that you are resilient in the face of today’s challenges, and secondly, how to take action through 12 LionHearted Laws™ that will greatly enhance your life and radically change your world.

These Laws, inspired by the magnificent White Lions, and the leadership principles they embody, are designed to help you achieve the following:

IMG_60941) Become entirely original and step into your own unique life’s purpose
2) Find, and help create, joy in your work and home environment
3) Express your inner voice and receive inspiration from nature and animals
4) Work effectively with your own unique power, and empower those around you
5) Radiate with health, vitality, and enthusiasm for life
6) Heal yourself, and rebalance your environment
7) Feel pride and enjoy support from others
8) Be authentic and take responsibility for your actions
9) Actualise the dreams you are holding in your heart-of-hearts
10) Attract funds and resources whenever you require them in order to be effective
11) Free yourself from restrictions by putting your unique gifts into practice
12) Become a Shining Star, able to transform negative situations into positive

Each of these outcomes is a natural consequence of embodying and enacting your true heart through 12 LionHearted Laws™.

About The Program:

The training is not theoretical or academic. It is a CALL TO ACTION…

A ROAR from the very heart of the White Lion!

The White Lion Leadership Academy™ was founded by our CEO, Linda Tucker. It takes place in the White Lion Trust’s 5000 acres of Protected Area, in the epicenter of the UN-declared Kruger to Canyons Biosphere. The annual curriculum is a month-long on-the-ground intensive in the very heart of the White Lion ancestral territories, as well as a mid-curriculum excursion to a sacred site.

The training is available every year during the month of Leo, as an intensive month-long ‘immersion’ in the principles of White Lion Leadership™ However, if you are seeking full accreditation as a White Lion Leadership™ practitioner, you will be required to undertake a 3 year initiatory training, as well as a dissertation on your successful enactment of the 12 LionHearted Laws™ and intervention in making your world a better place.

Enrolment requirements:

Academic qualifications are not a requirement.
Candidates are selected upon completion of a motivational letter of intent and 3 referral letters. Your University qualifications will be considered along with your life skills. A completed Admissions Application Form is required.

IMG_6262Four Essential Qualities the Admissions Committee looks for:

1) An understanding that our universe is intelligent/meaningful – and a willingness to look for ‘the signs’.
2) An appreciation of interconnectedness of life – and a preparedness to make the connections.
3) An openness to receive important information – and a willingness to use such knowledge constructively.
4) A respect for the life-affirming properties of the Sun – and a readiness to ‘serve’ light and life.

If you are familiar with self-improvement practices, leadership training, or survival guides, your background is likely to be of benefit to you. However, the White Lion Leadership™ training is designed to take you much deeper – to the source of your true power and your purpose on earth.

2015 Academy Lecturers and Facilitators:

The White Lion Leadership™ Academy is led by Linda Tucker, CEO and Founder of the Global White Lion Protection Trust, who has developed the 12 LionHearted Laws™ after 2 decades of working with the White Lions, and their message for humanity at this critical time.

Each year, Linda Tucker is joined by a rare selection of extraordinary presenters from various disciplines, who provide in-depth exploration into aspects of the 12 LionHearted Laws™ by sharing their profound knowledge systems and training across disciplines and cultural divides.

The purpose of the White Lion Leadership™ Academy is to address the most critically urgent crises of today, including politics, economics, education, religion, culture, value systems and most fundamentally sustainability. It does so, in an entirely unique heart-centred way. Although focused on modern innovative techniques, the White Lion Leadership™ Academy’s methods are founded on the most ancient indigenous knowledge systems, that are more relevant now than ever before.

In this deeply nurturing and encouraging environment, the annual intensive training offers a platform to explore the fundamental questions that will shape consciousness for a positive future.

This years range of presenters include:

Jason A. Turner

JT Profile PicJason is an accomplished lion ecologist with several years experience conducting research on lions in the Greater Timbavati Region. His passion for wildlife began as a young boy and continued through into his studies where he completed a BSc Honours in Wildlife Management at University of Pretoria in 1995. He worked as a field guide at Phinda Resource Reserve, and as a wildlife biologist on the Minnesota Wolf Project. In 2003 he joined the White Lion Trust as the Lion Ecologist and head of operations. He initiated the white lion reintroduction program where he and Linda rescued, rehabilitated and released the white lion pride back into free-roaming conditions in their natural habitat. He both initiated and collaborated with 7 other countries to identify the genetic marker for the white lion, which was successfully identified. Since then he has been conducting primary research on white lion reintroduction, genetics and ecology in the wild, publishing research as scientific papers, ultimately towards a PhD.

Sustainability and conservation are fundamental components of the Global White Lion Protection Trust (WLT) and therefore also the White Lion Leadership Academy (WLLA), and Jason will be sharing his knowledge and experience with the participants during the Academy.

Wynter Worsthorne

wynter&jabuWynter is renowned international interspecies communicator, she is based in Cape Town, South Africa where she works closely with African wildlife. She teaches workshops in the UK, Europe and Africa and has been a core facilitator for the White Lion Leadership Academy since its inception. Wynter’s teachings are designed to help you understand the concept that all life is made up of energy and that we are all connected to each other, no matter what physical species we are. Through this form of intuitive communication, where you become conscious of the thought forms and mental images of others, you will find a greater understanding of all beings in nature.


Julie Lines

Julie LinesCo-organiser of the Awakening to Animals Conference UK, Nature Coach and Leadership Specialist. Julie Lines is The Nature Coach. She is an internationally recognised life coach and leadership consultant, as well as a global ambassador for animals. In combining her expertise in these fields, Julie works with passion to help individuals and organisations that want to change the world for the better. Julie draws on powerful wisdom from the natural laws of Mother Nature, the animal kingdom and also explores our human nature and the nature of change, searching for the missing links in your life to align you to your true purpose and passion. You will discover together what needs to change within your inner experience in order to allow you to bring whatever your heart truly desires to life. It is a role that takes her to all corners of the globe, working with all sorts of clients, from the Giant Pandas of China, to the White Lions of Timbavati.

Maurice Fernandez


Acclaimed international Evolutionary Astrologer, President of the Organisation of Professional Astrology (OPA), organiser of astrology conferences, notably the River of Stars in Hawaii, and Kundalini Yoga master. Maurice has been practicing astrology for more than twenty years with a passion to interpret planetary cycles as a way to live meaningful and healthy lives. He was born in Africa, and moved to Israel as a teenager where he was first exposed to astrology in a professional way. It was a natural language for him and provided an incredible understanding about the nature of existence. To provide a more spiritual experience to the study of astrology, he often combines it with the practice of Kundalini Yoga along with immersion into nature.  He is particularly interested in further developing inter-species communication to bridge consciousness between humans, animals, vegetation, and minerals. He has worked with the White Lions of Timbavati, for the past 5 years, to this purpose. This holistic approach helps with the original intention to align our lives on earth with the greater cycles of the planets and universal Truth.

Apela Colorado

Apela ColoradoDr. Apela Colorado is Oneida-Gaul and a traditional cultural practitioner and indigenous scientist. She is dedicated to bridging dialogue between Western thought and indigenous worldview. Apela is President and founder of the Worldwide Indigenous Science Network; Founder of Wisdom University USA, and Founder of the International Big Cat Initiative.

The aim of the Worldwide Indigenous Science Network is to foster the revitalisation, growth, and worldwide exchange of traditional knowledge and to safeguard the lives and work of the world’s endangered traditional practitioners. In 1997, Dr. Colorado was one of twelve women chosen from 52 countries by the State of the World Forum to be honoured for her role as a woman leader.

She created the first doctoral program in traditional knowledge at the California Institute of Integral Studies. For twenty years she directed the Indigenous Mind Program, which led students into ways of exploring their ancestral and earth-based, holistic consciousness within a Western academic framework. She continues this work offering workshops internationally in the ancestral remembrance process, this include her annual teaching at The White Lion Leadership™ Academy.


MandazaMandaza Augustine Kandemwa, Zimbabwe, Shimba Mondoro Lion Shaman was born a Svikiro (in Shona, his native tongue), a carrier of many earth and water spirits, and a Mhondoro, one who is in constant prayer on behalf of others.

As a vessel of the Spirits, Mandaza receives visions and dreams, makes offerings, performs healing rituals, and serves as a messenger for the Ancient Ones. Mandaza teaches us to become “living prayers” to be in service of the One Spirit that exists in all things. He lives in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and travels internationally as a Peacemaker.

…water spirits…come out of the body of God…they are his angels… Mandaza Kandemwa

Mae Naude

Mae NaudeBs.Pysch, Specialist Career Psychologist. Fascinated by all aspects of the human mind I am particularly drawn to the study of intelligence and consciousness. With the world changing at an unprecedented pace we are compelled to reinvent ourselves continuously and as we grapple with increasing challenges it is easy to become overwhelmed and lose direction. I adopt a strength based approach, employing a wide range of assessment and therapeutic tools and techniques to assist individuals to remain meaningfully connected to their true talents and strengths.

Additional invited guest presenters, may present on sustainability and resource management.

The training activates the heart to enable future leaders from all walks of life to become powerful agents of change, willing to challenge existing paradigms and champion new approaches to life. To become such a leader, each of us needs to make one simple shift; from an insecure, exploitative, need and greed ‘consumer culture’ to a confident, loving consciousness that holds deep reverence for the sanctity of life and Mother Nature.

“Attending the White Lion Leadership Academy is the single, best thing I have done for myself. I understand who I am in a much deeper way, I have gained confidence in myself and become more aware of when I am self-sabotaging. I have gained in strength and discipline to do the things I know I need to do to help myself, and help the World around me. I have accessed a courage I didn’t know I had and I regularly connected with a much deeper part of myself, something that had rarely happened before. I became more conscious, more accepting, more tolerant and more forgiving. This course really does do what it ‘says on the box’. However, it is not easy, it requires hard work, dedication and commitment but the rewards are “Out of this World!” ….  Janine Morris Opheim (Academy Participant)

IMG_6208“When I first heard about the Leadership Academy, I felt my heart leap and knew I must attend. Then it seemed the world tried to scare me away from activating my true self. I battled the fears, found my LionHearted courage and took the leap of faith to attend the program – and haven’t looked back since! The fellowship, the training–not to mention the White Lions themselves—are more than worth their weight in gold. I can’t wait to see what my second year brings.” …. Mary Brown (1st Year Academy Participant)

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The key is to open our hearts. That is the quantum shift that will change our world.

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