Kanada Gorla is the founder of Shine where she works as a process consultant, group facilitator, 1:1 coach and leadership & change catalyser. She is vastly experienced in helping individuals to inspire themselves and allowing them to foster a higher level of performance and resilience. Kanada facilitates the annual On Purpose Embercombe retreat, one of the highlights of the On Purpose programme.
Why do you do the job you do?
Because I can. What I mean by that is I think I’ve been fortunate enough to find work that really requires me to use all of my gifts, skills and experiences in a way that challenges me. It keeps me at the edge of my learning and growth and at the intersection of my eclectic constellation; I feel very lucky to have found work that allows me to bring what I can bring.
What are you most proud of?
It’s funny that you ask me that as it’s something I ask other people often but don’t think about much myself!
What keeps you awake at night?
Not much, I sleep like a baby!
What were you doing 5 years ago?
I was living on Vancouver Island and was leading a rather crazy life commuting to Milan leading a change programme for Unilever Italia (but then moved back to the UK the following year).
What do you expect to be doing in 5 years’ time?
Launching my son into the world. He’ll be eighteen; I’ll be getting back to my roots and exhibiting as a visual artist; I’ll also be growing lots of food at home and continuing to grow people at Embercombe.
If you were Prime Minister for the day, what would you do?
Start over man…dissolve the current system… implement sacred economics.
I’d cancel all debt. I’d make ecocide the 5th crime against peace.
Why are you involved with On Purpose?
Because we share a common goal to inspire and direct the flow of passion, talent and skills of the people we work with into endeavours that will co create the world that works for all of its inhabitants.