Karimah Hudda


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Karimah Hudda is a Regenerative Leadership speaker, consultant and coach. As the founder of illumine.earth, she is focused on scaling regenerative ways of living, leading, and doing business, which are all key to accelerating the race toward regenerating nature and equity, and thriving future for all of us.


Within our generation, see a world where all nature and people thrive.

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Popular Talks

Elevate your impact through Regenerative Leadership
Leaders are rapidly approaching a dangerous state of depletion. Over Fifty percent are reporting burnout (HBR) and nearly seventy five percent state they are resource deficient and struggling with the pace of change. No matter which side of this statistic you represent, it’s time to prioritize personal well-being to sustain the effectiveness and longevity of your professional leadership.

Beacon of Light: Be the leader to whom top talent flock
Navigate the trifecta of climate crisis, employee burnout and economic uncertainty to emerge stronger and more competitive, and shift from burnt out to ‘big, bold, bright.’

Legacy of Light
Are you a visionary leader who has achieved great things in life already? You have the titles, the assets, and the lifestyle you dreamed of. Now what?

It’s time to step up to the next level. Elevate yourself from “visionary leader” to “legendary leader”.
Gain the knowledge of how to go deep into who you are, your purpose, and your legacy.

Workshops & Consulting


Leadership: Relight, Rewind, Regenerate Your Life, Livelihood and Leadership to Thrive
Impact: Ignite Leaders’ Regeneration: purpose, lives, livelihood, leadership
Why: The planet and its people are exhausted. We need to refocus on regenerative models to fuel our ingenuity for a better future for ourselves and the world.
Formats: Guided 1:1 or small group journeys. Small group journeys can be offered virtually, or as a travel retreat


I offer 1:1 leadership and career coaching for regenerative leadership and regenerative business.

“I worked closely with Karimah on a number of projects and was always impressed by her energy and drive and the clarity of thought that she brought to each of them. She was tireless in mastering her brief and being able to inform stakeholders and colleagues what they needed to know. She also demonstrated excellent listening skills and an empathy for different perspectives which was invaluable in a global, multi-stakeholder organisation. Her achievements in developing a network of producer service personnel across Asia were significant, tangible and lasting.”
— Ian Bretman

“I had the pleasure of working with Karimah while she was at Nike. Karimah is a caring team leader who always puts the team first. From her experience leading a team focused on raising our foundational expectations with suppliers I had the opportunity to work alongside her as we toiled in a resource constrained environment, and deliver some amazing value focus on elevating visibility into our supply base & compliance.

Karimah’s passion for ensuring her team is always her first priority can’t be understated. After she heard through the grapevine of some challenges I was facing with resources, she reached out on a weekend to ensure I knew that she supported me personally, my work and my team. She always stood by me even in tough times of messages that weren’t comfortable to share with leadership. I admire Karimah’s passion for enabling her team, driving the right value for Sustainability, and doing right for our people & planet. Those lucky enough to work with Karimah will find the same joy I found and will be rewarded with a valuable partner.”
— Steven Schafer, Product Management Director, Nike

“If you’re looking for an engaging, open-hearted leader with a capacity for facilitating deeply moving discussions, Karimah is highly recommended.”
– Sheila O.

“I wholeheartedly recommend Karimah’s Regenerative Resonance Leadership Program for those looking to not only make a meaningful, lasting impact but also rediscover and rejuvenate themselves in the process.”
– Emily H.

“The powerful part of the leadership journey is to dream, define, and act on future aspirations…The way Karimah supports you on the way is incredible.”
– Zoya C.

"Karimah is passionate about sustainability."

Karimah Hudda is a Regenerative Leadership speaker and the founder of illumine.earth, whose vision is: “within our generation, see a world where all nature and people thrive.” She works with leaders, businesses and solutionists to scale and accelerate regenerative models towards this vision.

Karimah is a woman of color from a small town in India who became a global nomad. Over generations her family journeyed from the villages and small towns of India to North America. At every juncture they navigated a series of choices, circumstances and chances; each move forged a new path of opportunity. Conscious of opportunities she had that others didn’t, she realized early on that her core purpose is to accelerate a world where everyone has the opportunity to rise.

Karimah is now a global citizen who has lived and worked in over 40 countries, often travelling off the beaten path and collaborating with people whose life journeys were as diverse as the coffee and oil palm farms of Sumatra, to the C-suites of the largest corporations in the world, the slums of Nairobi, to the global headquarters of international NGOs.

In collaboration with the best, most diverse minds in business, non-profits and independent expertise, she has catalyzed impact on speed and scale in environment, human rights and livelihoods.

Karimah has over 20 years of senior-level experience in building and executing pioneering environmental and social strategies, business transformation and systems change across multiple sectors such as Fairtrade, International NGOs, and corporations such as Mondelez and Nike.

Karimah holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from University of Washington, and a Master’s in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies from Oxford University.

Let’s collaborate to ensure a transformative experience.