Congratulations to our next batch of Lumina Spark practitioners!

02 Nov 11:00 by Neelam Khalid


Congratulations to Samantha Knowles (Director of research) and Stephanie Greaves (Managing Consultant), who qualified as Lumina Spark Practitioners in October!

Lumina provides a next generation of professional development tools supporting individuals, teams and organisations to work more effectively and improve the bottom line. Based on a questionnaire, it provides a detailed breakdown of an individual’s character traits and attributes, categorising these into colours, and how these manifest differently when at work and when in a relaxed environment.

As part of the selection process within a search it allows Laurence Simons to offer our clients a summary of the short-listed candidates’ qualities and preferences, which will assist with cultural fit and career development. It helps people identify how to improve their working relationships with others. By applying the Lumina Spark model, learners unlock multiple business benefits.

We have used Lumina internally at Laurence Simons since 2015 and frequently converse in colour! We asked members of our team what they find most beneficial about using Lumina and here are some of the responses:

“It gives you a more ‘open- mind’ as to why people act differently or make decisions in another way than what you would have done. It also highlights the fact that we need people with diverse attributes in an organisation to make sure things will happen.” – Ingeborg Regeur, Senior Consultant

“Lumina is unique in that it identifies a work persona and a home persona. By differentiating these parts of my life, it is able to show me where my various qualities are most effective.” – Natasha Franks, Business Support

“Lumina Spark has been very accurate for me and it has cited my strengths and weaknesses very accurately, which has helped me self-reflect how I am at work and home. It definitely helps to understand your true self and improve in the area where you feel need it.” – Anu Malhotra, Senior Researcher, 

“Lumina Spark has helped me to become more self-aware and understand my own qualities better. It has been extremely useful when undertaking work tasks as I have been able to identify when I need to draw on particular qualities. It has helped me to communicate better with the team and work hand in hand with other members that have different qualities to myself.” – Sally-Maree Herlihy, Business Support

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