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Meet our Founder 

Kirsten Stendevad, MA,  is a Nordic Awakener, Evoker, Evolver and Connector, specialized in Illuminary Leadership for a Bright Future.

She is known as an inspiring thoughtleader who has co-written 8 trendsetting books on 21st Century Leadership and given workshops at Harvard Business School, MIT, NYU, McKinsey & co., Mercedes, Novo Nordisk, Nordea and many more.

Since 2003 Kirsten and her faculty of extraordinary experts have trained countless leaders, entrepreneurs and change makers in the leadership of the new era.

Illumina International specializes in the 7 facets of 21st Century Leadership which includes working with all intelligences (mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, erotic, energetic and collective). One of our main distinctions is that we create close, often long-lasting relationships between our pogram participants who are carefully weaved together in diverse pods, all of a high level of heart and consciousness. At this Academy you are sure to meet the frontrunners who actively strive to shape a bright future - for All.

Favorite quotes:

A problem cannot be solved on the same level of consciousness that created it. Albert Einstein

The best way to predict the future is to co-create it. Peter Drucker

Why go down when it´s possible to go up? Calle Montsegur

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Kirsten Stendevad has two decades of experience as a keynote speaker and workshop leader in Danish and English, and has held workshops at Harvard Business School, MIT, Simmons Graduate School of Management and many more.

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Unique & Timely Leadership Training

A Transformative Leadership Journey and Exclusive Network for Visionary A-players who want to upgrade to the 21st Century Operating System and Lead the Change of their Companies and the World.

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Programs at the Illumina International Leadership Academy

7 Facets of 21st Century Leadership

Learn about the 7 Leadership (R)Evolutions you and your company will need to embody if you want to survive and thrive in the new more feminine era.

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Masculine Leadership

Both the macho, the workaholic and the wimp are outdated masculine rolemodels. Discover and develop the new masculine leadership.

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Feminine Leadership

Are you in masculine overdrive? Do have full access to your feminine superpowers Upgrade your awareness and embody the new Feminine in a powerful sisterhood.

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How to go up vs down

If crisis is the new norm, let´s get good at it. Because a crisis is a terrible thing - to waste. Teach your team to take advantage of the crisis window - at home, at work and in the World.

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Illuminary Mentoring

For leaders and  entrepreneurs who need a higher perspective or to solve a problem

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Illuminary (System) Leadership

Unique, cutting edge leadership program for ambitious formal and informal leaders.

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Check out what is said about us.


Have become more creative, productive and visionary

“I have learned so much that has changed so much for me. I have significantly strengthened my self-worth and my direction, and my creativity and productivity have increased while my stress has decreased. I've got new good work habits, a great network and now even "impossible" dreams seem realistic"


Tine Pia Jensen

Tine Pia Jensen, CEO, Lumuma Production & brand agency

“Nominated as Leader of the year and Colleague of the year”

“My current leadership training with Kirsten is the most transformative i have ever experienced. The fact that it lasts almost a year and with monthly and weekly virtual meetings, makes it impossible not to establish new practices... I have gained more physical strength, inner peace and not least more joy of life in general. The support from both Kirsten, her eminent and inspiring co-leaders and the entire cheering choir on the team means that i am now rooted in a community that gives me great strength and inspiration for my everyday life. With the results we already see for ourselves, those of us who participate in Kirsten's training this year, I can not imagine anyone other than Kirsten, who can bring a group of leaders regardless of their gender, so far in such a short time - and with so much joy, laughter, togetherness, inspiration, energy, spirit, motivation and perseverance. Kirsten is truly a master at bringing out the most beautiful light in all of us and ensuring that we are nourished for both body and soul. I have just been told that i am now both nominated for Colleague of the Year and Leader of the Year - it would not have happened without this training!"


Laila Blem Kofoed

Head of IT Gjensidige Insurance

“The best I have done for my career - it beats all outplacement programs”

“The leadership development course as a feminine future leader: it's the best thing i've done in my career, as the training deals with all the tools needed to lead in the new age as a whole person with the use of a feminine and masculine mind-set and practices. Highly recommend Kirsten Stendevad's training to everyone. It beats all outplacement programs"


Gitte Madelaire

Head of Operations & Minister of Culture at Ensure

5 star speaker

You got by far the highest evaluation: 5-figures from all participants on a scale of 1-5: well done


David Madié


You moved us!

"It was a great talk you delivered to Kirsten. I'm sure the "moved" something in everyone present. With people like you in the world there is hope"


Marion Pedersen

Conference of the Universal Peace Federation on the occasion of the UN Peace Day


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