Light Up Your Talent was founded in 2012 by Esther Akpomukai with the mission to support individuals and organisations in their growth process through the development and full release of talent potential. Light Up Your Talent is a talent development specialist and offers talent scans, personal and team coaching, workshops, accreditation trainings and consultancy.

Over the years, we have worked with many students, professionals and organisations varying from SME’s to multi-nationals, from educational to governmental, from family-owned to start-ups. We support professionals in effectively utilising their natural talents and expertise as they embark on careers more aligned with who they are. We offer organisations innovative and effective ways of optimising the talent capacity of their people so they can experience greater performance, better collaboration and employee wellbeing. That they are ready for what the 21st century requires of them in terms of people capacity and supporting culture.

At Light Up Your Talent, we believe that the road to success is different for each individual, as we each have unique combinations of natural talents, competencies, values and ambition. We make use of this uniqueness when co-creating transformational solutions with our clients. Our approach is best described as personal, integral, cultural aware and talent-based. We make use of state of the art talent scans that are scientifically sound. They give individuals, teams and leaders reliable information on how they can empower themselves to make the required changes and propel themselves forward in their lives. We partner with seasoned trainers, coaches and organisational consultants to give our clients the best possible solutions.

Years ago when I was studying and working, I saw that little attention was placed on the natural talents of students and employees. I saw how people were struggling to achieve their goals with their non-strengths.

This experience is what led me to create Light Up Your Talent and support others on their journey. That they engage life from a place of authentic strength, and in the process of doing so, experience inner peace, joy and a sense of purpose. I have been supporting students, professionals, teams and leaders in their growth process through my roles as coach, trainer, consultant and speaker. 

Growing up in a bi-cultural home and living in different parts of the world, exposed me to diversity in action. Both the beauty and challenges of it… and how one can create a bridge between seemingly different worlds. This awareness I bring with me when working with clients. 

In terms of education, I have a M.Sc in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and a degree in Corporate Education. I have had the opportunity to work in the banking, consumer electronics, education and government sector, where I held roles ranging from client loyalty program manager to lecturer to global head of HR Learning & Development and Talent Management.