As the founder of Lumos Transforms and creator of The Resilience Toolkit, NKEM NDEFO oversees the development and implementation of programs that reduce stress and build resilience for individuals and organizations throughout the US. She is a skilled practitioner, dynamic speaker, and valued strategist. 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. Certified as an advanced practice nurse with extensive post-graduate training in complementary health modalities and emotional therapies, Nkem has worked as a clinician, educator, and researcher in settings ranging from large-volume hospitals to small community clinics, and has maintained a holistic health private practice in Los Angeles since 2001. She served on the LA County Trauma- and Resilience-Informed Systems Change Initiative Workgroup.