My name is Ilana, which means Tree and I love that. Roots were not something that always came naturally to me, wings were much easier.
Born in England, growing up in South Africa, then working all over the world, I had a deep longing for home most of my life. Coupled with not having a geographical identity meant that I felt a strange freedom of belonging both everywhere and nowhere at the same time.
I discovered human development in my early twenties and fell in love with learning and unlearning.
My life got me to travel the world for over 10 years, coaching and facilitating over 300 programs in transformation across Europe, China, India, South Africa and America - inspired by making visible the deeper connection that lives within and between us.
What I kept experiencing over and over again was our astonishing capacity as human beings to create spaces of belonging for one other, allowing all the constructed stories of who we are to dissolve and our essential natures to show up. This was the closest thing to real magic I had ever experienced.
And then, unsurprisingly, with all the movement and travel, I burnt out.
This turned out to be an invitation for a much deeper journey inwards. And so a new chapter started, a long and profound journey back home - to myself. I had to explore much further inward than I had outward and it felt both far more treacherous and beautiful than I could have imagined.
And at some point - I found roots and home again, from the inside out.
My great passion now is empowering transformation from within, supporting people to come alive - individually, collectively and systemically. Real aliveness, from the deepest part of who we are.
I’m based in Colorado with my incredible husband Jack and I love working with people from all walks of life, especially entrepreneurs and those in leadership positions - to wake up to who they really are.