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Kanada Gorla

Senior Associate — leadership, community change makers & transformative learning

Kanada has been a leadership and transformational change consultant, group process facilitator and executive coach / mentor since 1995.  Her core work is developing leaders and change makers of all ages and walks of life, releasing the innate genius of individuals and teams, launching young adults powerfully into the world, and contributing wherever she can to the co-creation of human cultures ‘worth coming home to’. 

Kanada has contributed to Embercombe from the beginning, from the early days of dreaming in the Embercombe Council to her current work today co-leading on our open programmes The Journey, Catalyst, The Embrace and Speaking Out, and on some of our bespoke programmes like On Purpose.

In addition to her work with Embercombe, Kanada works with individuals and teams through her social business Shine. She leads mindfulness & nature connection retreats with Sharpham Trust; is a Preferred External Coach with University of Exeter; is an Associate Coach with Common Purpose Customised, an international charity developing leadership and engaged citizenship. Kanada serves on the Advisory Group of Huxham’s Cross Farm, a land-based project & wellbeing centre in Dartington bringing together permaculture, biodynamic farming and process-oriented psychotherapy.

Kanada has many years’ experience developing values-led leadership and fostering cultures of resilience, wellbeing and high performance in her work as a people & organisation development consultant, leadership team and individual coach/mentor. Her approach is intuitive and pragmatic, holistic and results-oriented.  She is adept at working in different sectors, cultures and countries. Clients have included social enterprises, multinationals, schools, NGOs, universities, voluntary and community groups, and public sector organisations.

Kanada’s approach is informed by her background as a community arts animator, improviser and opera/theatre director; her understanding of the transformational power of presence; her recognition that humans are not only physical and mental beings, but also emotional and spiritual ones; and perhaps most importantly her core insight that at the heart of all transformational change is found personal responsibility, awareness and choice.

What does Embercombe mean to you?

A place to strengthen, deepen and connect with life — through exploring our relationship to nature, others, self, and our own leadership potential.