Who we are

SOUL in the WORKPLACE is a Cairns, Australia based facilitation practice led by Jill Knell.

Jill has extensive professional experience in personal, team, organisational and community evolution. She is a highly skilled facilitator and leadership coach who draws on robust theoretical and practice evidence in addition to her own well developed intuition. She has been involved in academic research and practice in the areas of integral passion, transformational collaboration, spiritual capital, life work balance and workforce sustainability

Jill has a passion for and specialises in working with people who are focused on co-creating a better world. She has worked nationally and internationally with people, organisations and communities including those from the third, government and private sectors. Her natural disposition is one of light hearted joy, hope, enthusiasm and opti-mysm.


Jill’s work is characterised by the pragmatic distillation of theoretical knowledge into elegantly simple practice that inspires and empassions others.  Jill loves drawing on the wisdom of the universal library and has developed her own integral practice frameworks.  Her work has been deeply influenced by and she is sincerely grateful to;

  • Appreciative Inquiry – David Cooperrider
  • Integral Theory – Ken Wilber
  • Presencing, Theory U  – Otto Scharmer
  • Passion Maps© – Peter Wallman
  • Evolutionary Spirituality – Andrew Cohen
  • Action learning – Peter Senge
  • Neuro-semantics© – Michael Hall
  • Laughter Yoga – Madan Katari

“… to have passion, to have a dream, to have a purpose in life. And there are three components to that purpose, one is to find out who you really are, to discover the Divine, the second is to serve other human beings, because we are here to do that and the third is to express your unique talents and when you are expressing your unique talents you lose track of time.”

Deepak Chopra