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

Can be joined by invitation only

As a leader, you know that you are called to Step Up. Now.

The rules of the game have changed

1. We are in a collective polycrisis. How we handle it will determine the future of Humanity, including your own future and that of your children and grandchildren. What part do you want to play? If you feel called to step up and be one of the people who take action to lead your company and it´s stakeholders into a bright future, you are invited to read on. Otherwise, don´t bother.

2. “A problem cannot be solved on the same level of thinking that created it”. These famous words from Albert Einstein have proven to be right. Our challenges are impossible to overcome with the mindset that created them.  We need to learn the new rules of the game and to play by them. How long do you want to wait to upgrade from 20th Century Leadership to 21st Century Leadership? Before or after it is too late, personally, professionally and planetarily?

3. The new leadership is more about who you ARE than about what you DO. Todays employees – or customers – don´t follow random strategies or bosses just because they have a title. They are more likely to give their best to – or invest in – inspiring role models. Are you the kind of luminous leader that people are attracted to like a magnet? Do you want to get the x-factor that makes you become one?

4.  We are entering a new era where we need creativity, flexibility and holistic thinking just as much as – or even more than – analytical skills, drive and action. A well-developed intuition has become necessary in order to navigate with clarity in an information overloaded society changing at an exponential pace. Plus we have entered the era of the ether. Is your ability to see clearly and work with energy fully  up to speed? Do you wish it to be?

5. We all need to make an effort to prevent stress before it disempowers our most valuable asset: talent (ourselves included). Are you able to surf on chaos and turn crisis into a quantum leap? Do you want to master this?

6. We currently live in a world with so much emphasis on speed and action that it is about to tilt. The future – your own and the worlds´ – depends on the new leaders, and to what extent they are able to reflect before they act and lead from wisdom and heart so they can bring about sustainable success. Are you evolving at the speed of technology? Do you desire to?

7. In the 4th industrial revolution, robots and artificial intelligence take over more and more rational – even creative jobs. Therefore we need to become masters of the only things AI cannot (yet) imitate: heart, spirit and energy.  Is your inner Operating System up to speed or are you still trying to run the latest zeitgeist-apps on an expired state of consciousness? What kind of future do you wish to experience? What will you do to co-create it?


How awake are you?

– in your life, your business and the World?

Are you sitting on a modern Titanic cheering with your friends while moving at full speed towards an iceberg (in fact there is already water coming in on third class)?

Or are you intersted in accelerating the necessary paradigmshift in yourself, your organization and it´s stakeholders?


As an A-player you know it´s invaluable to upgrade your leadership with other top performers

The Illuminary Leadership Accelerator is a Unique and Exclusive Program and Network where A-players from different companies connect on a deeper level and help each other rise to their most extraordinary purpose and create systemic change from within.

It´s a 12 month journey where members

* Upgrade to the OS of the 21st Century,

* Practice Mastery of the 7 Facets of 21st Century Leadership,

* Learn how the 7 facets of 21st Century Leadership can be applied on an organizational level

* Get inspired by cutting edge trends in technology, business and spirituality 

* Cross-fertilize with the most Visionary people on the planet.

The program is a supportive transformative sanctuary

ideally suited for leaders committed to future-proofing themselves, their companies and the planet.

What participants have in common:

  • They are ambitious, driven and accomplished, whether they are formal leaders, entrepreneurs or fiery souls
  • They have a drive to – or a job to – lead the future for themselves and their companies
  • They want to future proofe themselves and their organizations in a way that leads to positive change for All.
  • They get turned on by meeting other cutting edge frontrunners and innovators
  • They sense an urgency to step forward now, unite forces and work proactively for the common good
  • They know that many brilliant minds access better solutions and shortcuts than even a genius on it´s own
  • They know that the era of the lonely wolf is over – the new leadership is collective.



We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light a candle that can guide us through the darkness to a safe and sure future.

John F. Kennedy

What makes this program unique?

  • You will get introduced to the most cutting edge thoughtleaders and innovators, already changing the world, creating global movements or having invented solutions for the planet
  • You will understand how you can translate your personal leadership to organizational and evolutionary leadership
  • There is a strong component of yin-power: the focus is not primarily on what you need to do, but who you need to BE in order to step up to your next level of (worldchanging) leadership
  • The program is not only about information and inspiration, but about transformation
  • There is a strong emphasis on personal development, transitioning from ego to Essence
  • Participants are aware that what got them to where they are is unlikely to take them to the next step: the rules of the game have changed
  • The program develops the (systemic) leaders of the future.


  • We will work with our 7 main intelligences: Mental, Emotional, Physical, Spiritual, Erotic, Energetic and Collective Intelligences
  • We will use methods spanning from hardcore science based brain training to yoga and shamanic work
  • We will meet futurists, quantum physicists and enlightened masters
  • We will practise methods of the 21st Century leadership and ways of working
  • We will grow our brainpower by exposing ourselves to radically different perspectives and experiences
  • We will experiment with ways of creating systemic change from the inside-out.

When we talk about global crisis, or a crisis of humanity, we cannot blame a few politicians, a few fanatics, or a few troublemakers. The whole of humanity has a responsibility because it is our business, human business. I call this a sense of universal responsibility. That is a crucial point.

Dalai Lama



Elon Musk




  • you feel something bigger wants to happen, and you know you can´t get there on your own.
  • You know that what used to give you success might not get you to the next level.
  • you are in danger of tunnelvision if you don´t broaden your perspective by being in frequent quality interaction with other brilliant minds that think radically different from yourself.
  • you are in danger of missing out on crucial trends and new business models because you don´t have time to stay up to speed in all areas all the time
  • you are in danger of burning out because you simply work too much (and sleep too little and have too little time for self-care)
  • you are in danger of misusing your gifts if you only focus on making money, when you could make even more by doing good
  • you are in danger of being disrupted because of unforeseen sudden changes in your company, industry, career or family. And then what?
  • you are in danger of feeeling worthless if you only feel you are “somebody” because of your performance
  • you are in danger of being only a half-excellent leader because you dont master both your yin and your yang-qualities
  • you are in danger of becoming a dinosaur because you don´t master the new rules of the game
  • you are in danger of getting depressed if you don´t make a quantum leap into living your soul purpose now
  • Your organization is in danger of chaos, suffering, even extinction, if you don´t understand how to lead it into the future


You do not qualify for this unique program if you don´t have all of the following:

  • A Go Giver attitude: awareness that you get what you give, and more.
  • Karma consciousness: treat others like you would like to be treated
  • Interest in personal development
  • A learning mindset (vs fixed mindset)
  • Openminded- and hearted-ness towards new: new generations, technology, foreign cultures, perspectives, practices, habits & paradigms.
  • Commitment to serve not only yourself and your company but also Humanity.


What leadership are you taking to help decide?


  • In-depth knowledge of the new time rules of the game
  • Experience with cutting edge methods to bring out the best in yourself, in others and in teams
  • A effective space for reflection on how you and your organization can work smarter and thus achieve more with less
  • Experience in translating the new rules of the game into (organizational) practice
  • A network of like-minded sparring partners.


  • A representative scouting the cutting edge across industries on the company´s behalf
  • An ambassador for the company represented at the table of the new collaborative trendsetters
  • A rolemodel who carry the new leadership DNA and thus can spread the new leadership paradigm to others
  • A spearhead who can help renew the organization in alignment with 21st century mega trends
  • An unstressed and productive lighthouse who can lead the way for a creative and sustainable working style
  • An inspirator who can bring new tools to meetings and more effective management practices into the company
  • A lesser risk of brain drain of the most creative talent which typically leave businesses that are not up to speed.


You are not a leader until you have produced a leader who can produce another leader.

DR. Stephen Brown






The program centers around a 21st Century leadership model

that can be illustrated as below.

The upper pyramid symbolizes the Masculine Essence in all of us.

The lower pyramid symbolizes the Feminine Essence in all of us.

The key element of Illuminary Leadership is that

both parts must be used equally – by all.

The alternative will always, and only always,

per natural law, result in an imbalance.

It is precisely these inner and outer imbalances, Illuminary Leadership addresses

– before it’s too late.

The leadership model for the 21st Century is shaped like a diamond because diamonds

– like Humanity –

are developed under pressure.

The diamond shows us what wonder can come out of hardship.

The purpose of the program is to polish the inner diamond so participants can shine, illuminate others and spread the Light.


  1. Achieve more with less by balancing your inner masculine and feminine
  2. Bust flow-blocks and boost creativity
  3. Heal and prevent stress.


1. Stop wasting talent and start reaping the abundant fruits of diversity

2. Upgrade your masculine and feminine from distorted to mature

3. Learn how 1 + 1 can become 11.


  1. Replace victimhood, insecurities and weak self(worth) with centered strength and leadership
  2. Learn to make the impossible possible by applying power vs force
  3.  Stop repeating the patterns of the past and start building a pure future.


  • 1. Be original vs a copy
  • 2. Find & follow your calling
  • 3. Navigate from heart intelligence.


  1. Walk your talk.
  2. Be extraordinary
  3. Integrate your full self.


  1. Unfold the enfolded order
  2. Use your intuition
  3. Turn crisis into a quantum leap.


  1. Use all Intelligences – including Collective Intelligence
  2. Have a whole life
  3. Serve the Whole.


The main host, guide and facilitator of the training is Kirsten Stendevad, author of Gyldendal Business book The future is Feminine – 7 Dimensions of 21st Century Leadership that take You and Your Company from Great to Extraordinary.

Kirsten is known as a visionary inspirator and catalyst for inner and outer growth. She is (co)-author of 7 trendsetting books about the 21st century paradigms, and has taught at Harvard BusinessSchool, MIT, Simmons Graduate School of Management (MBA Education for Women Only) as well as in companies such as Nordea, McKinsey & co, novozymes et al

She has almost 2 decades of experience in developing leaders, fiery souls and entrepreneurs. One of Kirsten’s strenghts is an unrivaled network of extraordinary international capacities that she will bring to the program.

Participants will also get tailored, individual mentoring about Calling, Vision, Strategy and Unlocking Blockages for Leadership.

In addition, participants will, where appropriate, have the opportunity to get mentoring from experienced senior top executives.

Participants will also be introduced to inspiring forward-thinking role models from different industries that take leadership for solving some of the challenges we face as people, businesses and communities.

As a large part of the training material is available digitally, it is possible for participants to fit the training into a busy schedule.


5 Star Speaker

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

Kirsten taught me to walk on 2 legs.

Being a part of Kirsten Stendevad´s training has made a huge difference for me – both as a woman, leader and mother.

I received tools to reach and achieve more – without working harder more, even gaining renewed energy and peace of mind.

Before I used only one leg: the masculine. Kirsten taught me to use both my masculine and my feminine powers.

The future is feminine – also for men

Kirstens book and talk on why the future is feminine and how to adapt, is both highly relevant and very exiting – not least for men.

Kirsten can change your life

Kirsten Stendevad is an inspiring, personal and incredibly articulate speaker who is able to give her audience something to take home. If you listen closely, Kirsten can change your life.


We just evaluated the day and everyone who attended your super workshop agreed that it was the best one of the day and that it should be mandatory for everyone to hear what you said. Fantastic. Those who didn’t attend it were really sorry that they missed out, so we would like to hire you again.

If you want to retain women and young talent

Kirsten Stendevad is an inspiring and engaging speaker, who in an entertaining way talks about a refreshing approach to 21st century leadership. This workshop was full of interesting new angles about why holistic leadership is necessary today, not least if you want to attract and retain the new generations in the workplace .

Exceptionally inspiring and illuminating

Kirsten Stendevad is an exceptionally inspiring and illuminating woman and speaker. She has a rare ability to see past the obstacles many of us let ourselves be stopped by, and she contaminates us with her enthusiasm for new thoughts and ideas. She is always on the cutting edge of emerging trends.

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



As the only company in the World who includes an effective Neuroleadership Gym in our programs, we are proud and grateful to be able to help our participants to optimize their mental capacity and thus their ability for Regenerative Growth on the Inside that is the only way to bring about Regenerative Growth in Business and Society. It is the fast-track for upgrading the Human Resources of any company. Meet the founder of this genius sciencebased brainfitness program, Wynford Dore. It has has already helped 50.000 children overcome serious mental diagnosis and psychological problems. And it can help you and your employees go beyond stress, anxiety, procastination, indecision, lack of clarity, lack of relational intelligence and so many more of the problems that are keeping companies in a loop that is self-destructive in the long run instead of enabling a Leap into the Prosperous Possibilities for both People, Profit and Planet.


Choose between 3 models.
The basic curriculum is similar, but the level of ambition, leadership, intensity, customization, impact and network is different.


12 weeks. For (aspiring) leaders, small entrepreneurs and changemakers who want to align themselves with the leadership paradigm of the 21st Century.
A costfriendly and effective way to update your employees to the new leadership paradigm where everybody need to think and act as illuminary leaders.

12 weeks online training in the 7 facets of 21st Century Leadership

by Kirsten Stendevad

Weekly 90-120 min leadership strategy sessions

With group mentoring by Kirsten Stendevad

Access to Online University 24/7 for 3 months

with video tutorials on all tools,  inspirational interviews and curated library of talks

Access to closed digital networking group

with encouragements and reminders to use the new tools

Access to on demand help 24/7

with possibility for individual mentoring and customized help outside of the official sessions.


USD/EUR 3000 ex VAT /participant


9 months. For leaders, entrepreneurs and fiery souls who want to upgrade their leadership to the 21st Century OS and lead the future

Cutting edge science based brain-training to upgrade brain capacity and clear out “old software” such as traumas and (self) destructive patterns

9 days of live training in the 7 facets of 21st Century Leadership

by Kirsten Stendevad and co-facilitators

Weekly 90-120 min leadership strategy sessions

With group mentoring by Kirsten Stendevad

6 Individual Sessions with experts

On participants vocation, strategy for living the vocation and elimation of blocks.

Access to Online University 24/7

with video tutorials on all tools,  inspirational interviews and curated library of talks

Access to closed digital networking group

with daily encouragements and reminders to use the new tools

Access to on demand support

with possibility for individual mentoring outside the official sessions.


USD /EUR 12.000 ex VAT participant


12 months. For C-suite level, HR-people, Founders, Politicians and large Community Leaders and their boards/teams who need to drive the systemic change from ego to eco, from fear to faith, from separation to compassion and from selfinterested organisation to worldchanging organism.

Cutting edge science based brain-training to upgrade brain capacity and clear out “old software” such as traumas and (self) destructive patterns

12 days of live training in the 7 facets of 21st Century Leadership

by Kirsten Stendevad and co-facilitators

Weekly 90-120 min leadership strategy sessions

With group mentoring by Kirsten Stendevad

12 Individual Sessions with experts

On participants vocation, strategy for living the vocation and elimation of blocks.

Access to Online University 24/7

with video tutorials on all tools,  inspirational interviews and curated library of talks

Access to closed digital networking group

with daily encouragements and reminders to use the new tools

Access to on demand support 24/7

with possibility for individual mentoring outside the official sessions.

Access to cutting edge guest teachers

giving masterclasses either live or online.

These are all experts in  their field and will help particpants get inspired by cutting edge trends in tech, business models and “inner tech”.

Priority access to organizational talk/workshop

Kirsten can accelerate the organizational upgrade by giving a talk/workshop for the leadership group or team


USD/EUR 24.000 ex VAT participant


Time & Location:

Illuminary Leadership Activator (12 week online course) will be available from spring 2023.

Illuminary Leadership Incubator (9 months Future Leadership) batch 9 starts in March 2023:

24.3, 11.4, 16.5, 13.6, 14.8, 11.9, 9.10, 13.11, 11.12

Illuminary Leadership Accelerator (12 months Illuminary Leadership) starts in May 2023. Please schedule a meeting if you are interested.

Dates for Illuminary Leadership Accelerator:

May 13, Retreat June 2-4, August 11, September 9 (further dates for the rest of 2023 will be added soon).

All day meetings are @930-17 CET, unless otherwise announced.

The program consists of a combination of indvidual sessions in Copenhagen, group sessions (currently online), retreats (currently in Denmark/Sweden/online), masterminding sessions, Masterclasses and leadership strategy sessions.

Participants should estimate an investment of 30 min/day in their personal upgrade.

Plus a weekly Illuminary Leadership Strategy session of 90-120 min.

Individual sessions and Masterminding can be scheduled when it suits you.

Locations: Currently around Copenhagen, Denmark/online.

More details are revealed once you are accepted to the program.

The program changes every 12 months and once admitted, participants are welcome to continue their upgrade to next level while expanding their network of global influentials year after year.


All materials are in English.


Group reductions apply and early bird prices are offered.

Schedule a free consultation to  discover if we are a fit and find out how to proceed if we are.


A company who wants to upgrade from 20th to 21st Century Leadership is recommended to have a critical number of leaders go through the Incubator program while top executives go through the Accelerator.


Book a free appointment with Kirsten to find out whether we are a match.

Contact me by filling out the form below to hear more.

Scholarships are available for fiery souls. Mention in your application if you feel you are World-class in terms of expertise, ambition, experience and dedication and have lots to give besides financial means.


Fill out the application form to find out if you are a match.

Or request a clarifying call by contacting us at

or tel 45 31 32 65 64.

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Opened up a higher perspective on life, career and my true calling

“Kirsten is a visionary. She has observed and understood for a long time what others are only realizing as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic: The way we do business, the way we lead this world, must change. Kirsten has distilled the essence of what’s needed in 7 principles of leadership fit for the future. She has years of experience in developing leaders combined with a holistic outlook and compassion for others. This makes her the essence of what she teaches – a leader for the 21st Century.
Kirsten is a wealth of wisdom, knowledge and insights. She has in a very short time opened my mind up to a world I did not know existed, and with that, broadened my perspective on what my future can look like. I cannot wait to continue my journey with her and her high caliber network.”

Eva Kloeve, leader at World Bank, DC.

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, 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 Kofoed Chef, 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 and Minister of Culture, Ensure

Have received better balance, clarity self-worth, courage and drive

I can highly recommend Kirsten Stendevad’s leadership training. It is a wild transformational  journey, where we work from the inside out, creating an inner balance between the feminine and the masculine.

I have lived a large part of my life in predominance of the masculine, with achievement and action, but completely forgot to enjoy from the feminine.

Kirstens exercises are effective and have for me so far created greater results with an inner feeling of calm and balance. There is a super good mix between theory and practice in the training.

My feminine power has slowly increased, I dare to express it more, I now feel it physically in my body. At the same time, I have gained self-worth.

Kirsten oozes of feminine power, and she has a heart of gold.

I am so lucky and grateful to be part of her training where we learn to lead the future. 

Janni Servais, Business coach specialized in better customer care, FOCUS Consulting

Invaluable support for pioneers

Thank you so much for your unstoppable dedication and abundant heart energy. To me, it is a surplus of a carat that is completely unique. Role model!

I have known some of the things you teach for many years, but because of your leader training I get to apply them, and therefore I have grown in completely new ways, with the wholeness intact.

I could not do the pioneering work I do without the support of the group – it is invaluable.

Kirsten Krogh CEO, Out-of-the-box & Beyond-the-box

Got more courage and bigger Visions

I am grateful for my education in feminine leadership with Kirsten. It has given me the courage to have bigger visions and a strong drive to create better results with more wholeness and balance.

Louise Koch
Corporate Sustainability Director Dell

A loving and competent training in the consciousness of the new era

The leadership training with Kirsten Stendevad is a competent, loving and enlightened introduction to the consciousness of the new era. On all levels, Kirsten Stendevad has a God-given ability to transcend and facilitate many years of experience in leadership and awareness work. She inspires leaders at all levels and introduces effective tools for 21st Century leadership in the most beautiful way.

Karsten Skjoldhøj
CEO DesignMind – the award-winning leading expert in Conscious Branding

Have taken a quantum leap as a person and leader

As a dedicated guide, Kirsten creates amazing settings for learning and personal development. Here she manages to build a bridge between the future-visionary feminine universe and the completely tangible tools that immediately strengthened my daily management. I have taken a quantum leap personally, as a leader and in my private life.

Simon Dalsgaard
Director, Deloitte

The World would be a better place if all leaders took this training

It is a fantastic enriching experience to participate in Kirsten Stendevad’s Future Leadership training. She has a huge reference apparatus, which she generously shares, in the form of anecdotes, quotes, an enormously broad knowledge of everything from quantum physics to spirituality as well as her own life experience. I have learned to use the feminine and masculine energy in a conscious and productive way that promotes creativity, intuition, proactivity, empathy, dynamism and momentum. The transformative learning most often takes place in a “learning-by-doing mode” through both bodily and thought pattern exercises. There is also an extraordinary power in the groups she puts together. Everyone sees and lifts each other in a very positive and life-giving light. There is no doubt that the World would be a better place if all leaders took Kirsten’s training.

Christian Helsengreen
Bureau chef, Daman

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

Nelson Mandela

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