Ten insights in virtual facilitation

Coaching and facilitating on-line has become our new normal. At Korumo we were able to pivot to virtual facilitation, and getting up-skilled as part of the first cohort of @SpringStrategies High Impact Virtual Facilitation intensive. A few weeks into "lockdown" we...
Showing up for work each day

Showing up for work each day

Showing up for work each day in these unsettling times is not easy. I have put together a few ideas for a healthy work routine. Let me know how you go. Stay safe, Mo View this post on Instagram Finding focus, calm and clarity #mindfulleadership #emotionalresilience...
We have moved

We have moved

Still serving KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and beyond. We are an international team of coaches who inspire leaders to organize for impact and transformative change.
Making social justice my business

Making social justice my business

My story as activist entrepreneur My name is Mo Salomon. I am the founder and Chief Navigator at Korumo Coaching for Transformation. I started coaching in 2014. It was an unexpected turning point in my career. I am an anthropologist who worked for many years in...
10 Principles in Coaching

10 Principles in Coaching

The other day, one of my clients wanted to know how to make marketing calls with impact. Coaching type conversations could be helpful, I suggested, and drew a quick sketch of a conversation flow. The client recognized immediately how it would help her to really...
Korumo Run/Walk For Change

Korumo Run/Walk For Change

KORUMO RUN/WALK FOR CHANGE Through Korumo Run/Walk for Change we raise funds for a just cause and get fit doing so. We run (and walk) because it makes us feel strong and confident. Running reminds us that we can push through any difficulty. Our first just cause was...
Coaching for Gender-Transformative Change in Africa

Coaching for Gender-Transformative Change in Africa

Mo Salomon has teamed up with coaches Christine Guchu (Kenya) and Dr Atafeinam Abalo (Togo), to support the GIZ German International Cooperation's programme on Agricultural Technical Vocational Education and Training for Women in Africa (ATVET-W). We offer coaching...
A Zen approach to conflict resolution

A Zen approach to conflict resolution

When we agree with others, we are just listening to our own story. Our skill as communicator really shows up when we disagree with others. As coach and strategic facilitator I work mostly with social justice organizations. One would expect that activist leaders would...
PhD Coaching

PhD Coaching

Consciously navigating your PhD journey I have personally found pursuing a PhD a deeply challenging journey, both mentally and emotionally. I was lucky to have supervisors who were very supportive. They were interested in my topic, excited about my writing, and...
Health Justice: Embodying the Warrior with Heart

Health Justice: Embodying the Warrior with Heart

A series of workshops at Pan Africa ILGA 4th Regional Conference in Gaborone 2-4 June 2018 by Jabulani Pereira, Iranti-Org & Monique Salomon, Korumo Coaching for Transformation. Activist leaders need skills and capacities of a different kind. Young people face...
Self-care Rehab for Leaders

Self-care Rehab for Leaders

BUILDING RESILIENCE OF SELF AND THE ORGANIZATION Do you recognize any of these patterns: You feel exhausted, irritable, or ill-tempered Your social life and/or relationships are suffering You have lower back problems, high blood pressure, and/or other physical...

Group coaching for PhD candidates

Consciously navigating your PhD journey   Pursuing a PhD is a deeply personal journey that stretches you mentally and emotionally How do you find your way through? This coaching programme can help you to overcome stumbling blocks, find routines that work for you,...

20-22 Oct Weekend retreat

Navigating life's transitions as wilderness experience Solitude Retreat Centre in the KZN Midlands Life changed my plans for August, and I had to postpone this weekend retreat. I was pushed into a new way of being in the world, to live without my father. Navigating...

Is coaching the new therapy?

Coaching is the in-thing, at least for an increasing number of leaders, socially acceptable, and cool enough to mention casually at a dinner party. Yet coaching is not always well understood. What do coaches do, and how is it different from therapy? Read my blog

Wilderness Retreat 20-22 Oct at Solitude

You are at a crossroads at work and want to trace a new path for yourself. Perhaps you sense that there is more to life and know that something has to shift. Or maybe you just need time-out to clear your mind and connect with nature. Book now Monique Salomon will lead...

Korumo joins Thoughtsmiths

Hundreds of conversations take place in your organisation daily. Change the conversation, change your organisation Monique Salomon of Korumo Coaching for Transformation has joined hands with the Thoughtsmiths team. She is assisting lead trainers Anne Heslop and Megan...

The Arctic Fox Talks again: Midlife crisis

I believe that in life when you heed the call of the wild there is no turning back, and as you persevere you will come through the wilderness transformed. At a recent Arctic Fox Talks pop up event, my friend, psychologist Dylan Evans really inspired me with his talk...

The Arctic Fox: A journey that changes lives

Do you believe in coincidence? I used to. These days I sense that there’s more at play than meets the eye. The Inuit people, who live in the world's most northern territories, believe that when the arctic fox appears, magic is afoot. The fox is a symbol of cleverness,...

Happiness at work

“Well-being is a leadership strategy”, says Deepak Chopra. Investing in well-being in the workplace is not only a nice-to-have, it also makes business sense. Happy workers are better people, more liked, less prone to stress, and more productive. The leadership of...

25-27 Nov Retreat: Navigating life’s transitions

NAVIGATING LIFE’S TRANSITIONS. LIFE AS A WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE Weekend Silent Retreat by Korumo Coaching Solitude Retreat Centre in the KZN Midlands 25 to 27 Nov 2016 You are at a crossroads at work and want to trace a new path for yourself. Perhaps you sense that...

Korumo joins Arctic Fox Talks

We are a proud partner of Arctic Fox Talks, a staff wellness programme for companies.  Arctic Fox offers a menu of talks ranging from stress management and healthy conflict to finance, nutrition, and dance.  Korumo talks include mindfulness at work, releasing habits,...

Mindfulness at work: decelerating in a fast-paced world

What would it be like to feel at your best at work? To feel focused and grounded, to communicate with clarity and calm, to feel connected to each other, have a sense of purpose, and be aligned in what you say and do. Imagine.  In a recent talk at a company, staff...

Reflect on your leadership

Trent Gilliss, co-founder of the popular podcast series On Being, poses five critical questions to reflect on leadership: - Can you take a reprimand without blowing up? - Can you take a turndown without becoming discouraged? - Can you laugh with others when the joke...

Body-Mind IQ

Much of our leadership behaviour is embodied. Yet many of us live in our minds and "out of our body". Fortunately, you can increase your body awareness or body-mind IQ. Tune into your body through exercise, dance, yoga, meditation, whatever moves you, literally. Try...

Mastering power and love

"As leaders we don't need to choose between power or love, we do both. We make connections and get things done", says Adam Kahane of REOS Partners. A leader makes a love move to foster mutual connection and awareness. Then power moves to make special interests...

Instilling a coaching culture

The essence of coaching is individual freedom. Coaching enables us to reclaim our power & responsibility to live a fulfilled life. This power & responsibility is intrinsic to our very being. Nobody grants it to us....

Recipe to work and life: your unique mixture

If you’re just focused on work, my view is that you’ll never get enough back from any organization no matter how fantastic the role is. You have to have a full life, so that you really get enriched in a lot of different ways. That can be family and kids. It can be for...

Take a bow

In your working day, pause for a moment. Bring to mind ten things which you are grateful for. Count them on your fingers. Stretch yourself to really get to ten things. Find the tiny unnoticed elements, the little gems hidden in a day. Mindfulness Program by Liz...

Well-being is a leadership strategy – Deepak Chopra

Do you like what you do each day and are you motivated to achieve your goals Do you have supportive relationships and love in your life Are you managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security Do you like where you live, do you feel safe, and do you...

Our song

The circumstances of our life bring us certain motifs, tasks to fulfill, difficulties we must face, and lessons to learn. We turn these into our story, our song. As we listen deeply we can hear what part we have chosen, how we have created our identity in the face of...

Chocolate meditation

A delicious introduction to Mindfulness by Andy Puddicombe. Chocolate-Meditation-from-book-Mindfulness-Finding-Peace-in-a-Frantic-World  

Poem by Mary Oliver

TODAY Today I'm flying low and I'm not saying a word. I'm letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep. The world goes on as it must, the bees in the garden rumbling a little, the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten. And so forth. But I'm taking the day off. Quiet as a...

The three marriages – reimagining work, self and relationship

Work is a constant conversation. It is the back-and-forth between what I think is me and what I think is not me; it is the edge between what the world needs of me and what I need of the world. Like the person to whom I am committed in a relationship, it is constantly...