What is Lumina Learning?

Lumina Learning creates innovative psychometrics and qualifies and maintains a global network of practitioners who specialise in organisational change and long-term improvement. By taking a humanistic approach and viewing people as "human beings" rather than "human doings" Lumina Learning practitioners can help organisations transform their performance by transforming their people. We are passionate about improving personal effectiveness at all levels within organisations.

We are single minded in our aim to fully equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to drive the success of your organisation.

Lumina Learning's products will help you bring about superior results through inspiring and engaging your people. With Lumina Learning your organisation can:

  • Develop a pipeline of transformational leaders

  • Better manage staff and create high performing teams, build their sales capability and sell more strategically

  • Dramatically improve productivity and personal effectiveness at all levels

  • Attract and retain high potential talent

In summary, we drive sustainable improvement in bottom-line performance and profitability through practical people development at all levels.


Our Founder

Stewart is the CEO and founder of Lumina Learning. He has a passion for building the community of like-minded professionals that are using Lumina Learning's offerings to help organisations become more effective through focusing on the development of their people. Stewart is also a highly experienced Business Psychologist and Organisation Development consultant and travels internationally as an inspirational speaker and sought after change agent.

Before setting up Lumina Learning, Stewart had a long career with British Airways, travelling internationally as a consultant and working as a line manager. His passion was leadership development and the use of psychometrics to support change processes.

With Lumina Learning, Stewart has supported many clients in customising their use of learning and assessment resources. He shares many of these experiences through his faculty role on the University of Westminster's prestigious Masters in Business Psychology.

Stewart has two Masters degrees, the first in 'Operational Research' that he used extensively at British Airways when he became part of the leadership team that ran BA's internationally acclaimed Operational Research consultancy group. His teams specialised in applying the scientific method to BA's organisational challenges using mathematical modelling and statistical analysis. Later he became the Senior Manager that ran BA's Heathrow Customer Service's Change Programme and also managed the airport's internal recruitment unit, bringing in a competency based recruitment processes supported by psychometrics. This involved leading a fifty plus team of project managers and HR specialists who drove change at Heathrow.

Stewart's second Masters degree is in 'Change Agent Skills and Strategies' and he is skilled in the application of humanistic psychology to support organisational change. Stewart has extensive experience developing learning resources, web based psychometrics and e-learning products with many clients globally.

Why did Stewart Desson want to create Lumina Learning?

Back in the 1990s Stewart experienced first-hand how big company bureaucracies can turn off their people's passion and dampen their commitment. Instead of just accepting this reality he set about changing it, initially as an internal change agent within his then employer British Airways and later as a line manager in customer services.

The birth of Lumina Learning

After much dialogue and collaboration with a close group of long standing colleagues, academics and business leaders, the Lumina Learning proposition was conceived - to help organisations move on from the old transactional approach where people were viewed as 'human doings', instead finding creative ways for organisations to truly value their people as 'human beings'.

After a little more dialogue, we honed this into Lumina's BIG IDEA - 'to help organisations see people, their most valuable natural resource, not as human doings, but as human beings'.