Annyse Balkwill, PEng

Founder, The LuminUS Group


Annyse works with organizations to build community through meaningful conversations. She focuses on coaching and teaching leaders both the mindsets and skillsets required to nourish an environment where people can thrive, co-create, share wisdom and have important conversations that lead to potent actions.

Annyse is a licensed professional chemical and biochemical engineer in Ontario, Canada who worked in the water industry at General Electric for over a decade. She had the privilege of facilitating powerful conversations and building authentic community with customers and GE employees all over the world. She is a certified Genuine Contact facilitator and an Open Space Technology facilitator.

She is also a yoga instructor, a mom of two young girls and she recently co-authored and published a book called Women, Let’s Rise.

Working with Annyse was a turning point for our company. We were stuck, incongruent, and not meeting our goals. LuminUS provided us with clarity, cohesiveness, positivity, and fun! It brought our team together and we are not only reaching our goals, we are exceeding them!

Dr. Beverly Gilroy


Women, Let’s Rise: Empowering Women to Thrive and Lead

#1 Bestselling gender studies book on Amazon Canada

Women of all generations from all corners of the world have the power to affect positive change by sharing their best authentic selves. This moving collection of personal journeys, insights, and wisdom encourages women to use their natural talents of self-reflection, connection, and collaboration to influence and inspire social change––working towards a world where women are fully valued for their energy and contribution.

Women, Let’s Rise aims to ignite the fire within every woman to power up, step out, and empower the world with her presence. This book teaches acceptance of others and is a display of encouragement. Filled with business, career, management, purpose-driven, and communication tactics it has something for every woman.