Soul-Deep Motivation

Gemma Burford, M.Biochem.(Oxon), M.Sc., is an internationally acclaimed author, consultant and life coach specialising in behaviour change for sustainable well-being.

She’s also a sacred artivist, using the power of Art and Soul to heal broken hearts, build communities, and change the way people think.  She turns education inside-out by learning with Indigenous communities.

And yes, she’s THAT Gemma who was featured in the TV documentary ‘Cutting Edge: It’ll Never Last’ in 2004 when she married Maasai warrior Lesikar Ole Ngila, and was shortlisted for the Most Dynamisante Woman of the Year Award for her ground-breaking work to protect Maasai girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage.

By dancing in the borderlands between academic research, feminist spirituality, Indigenous wellness traditions, social activism and the arts, Gemma has uncovered the deepest roots of motivation – the four elements of personal and organisational change programs that actually work. 

In 2017, for the first time ever, she’s putting it all together to launch a ground-breaking new program called ‘Travelling Light: Lose your Excess Weight, Let Go of Emotional Baggage, and Face Your Fabulousness’.  

It’s revolutionary in that it doesn’t focus on food, exercise, weighing yourself, or measuring yourself.  It’s about creating a permanent shift in the way you live your life, so you don’t just change ONE of the toxic habits that keep you stuck in the vicious circle of stress, poor sleep, overeating and weight gain – you change ALL of them!

 At the heart of this process is the secret of Soul-Deep Motivation:


The four steps in the ‘Travelling Light’ program are:

Reconnecting with Nature, which helps you find the key of Peace

Reconnecting with your Creativity, which helps you find the key of Purpose

Reconnecting with Community, which helps you find the key of Passionate Activism

Reconnecting with your Emotions, which helps you find the key of Power

With these four keys, you’ll unlock the vast treasure trove of Deep Love and wellbeing that’s already within you.  It lights you up inside and makes you feel fully alive. 

It gives you the courage to let go of whatever’s been weighing you down for so long…to recognise yourself as the fabulous, creative, unique individual that you are…to come out of hiding at last, and take that one small step…and to start manifesting that big scary dream you’ve never dared to talk about!

There is one thing, one thing that can change it all for you:

It’s that dream in your soul that you never dared to mention,

when that dream becomes a goal, and that goal an intention…

the intention turns to one step, and the one step turns to more…

and then the dream begins to manifest, for sure!”

Gemma Burford, ‘It’s That Dream’, 2017

If you’d like to book a free, no-obligation 20-minute Discovery Session to talk about ‘Travelling Light’ and whether it might be a fit for you, please fill out the contact form below.

On this site, you can also find information about all Gemma’s publications, her global vision for transforming education, her artwork and songs, and her latest blog posts.