Unreasonable Mentors

Nkem Ndefo

Founder Lumos Transforms | Liberatory change alchemist

Nkem is an Unreasonable Mentor. Nkem was part of Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe 2022 (Nov - Dec), and has advised over 13 Unreasonable companies.
Nkem Ndefo is the founder of Lumos Transforms and creator of The Resilience Toolkit, a model that promotes embodied self-awareness and self-regulation in an ecologically sensitive framework and social justice context. She is known for her unique ability to connect with people of all types by holding powerful healing spaces, weaving complex concepts into accessible narratives, and creating synergistic and collaborative learning communities that nourish people’s innate capacity for healing, wellness, and connection. Originally licensed as a nurse midwife, Nkem has extensive post-graduate training in complementary health modalities and emotional therapies and has worked in settings ranging from large-volume hospitals to mobile community clinics. She brings an abundance of experience as a clinician, educator, consultant, and community strategist to innovative programs that address trauma and inequity, build resilience, and shape liberatory change for individuals, organizations, and communities across sectors, both in her home country and internationally. Nkem is particularly interested in working alongside people most impacted by violence and marginalization.