The Roots and Birth of DNA Light-Up

The Light-Up experience is a methodology that came clear to me after nearly 20 years working in the professional field of leadership and personal development. My clients have included leaders and their teams from companies such as Bauer Media, QBE Insurance, BNP Paribas, Global Radio, Disney and other well-known brands. In 2015 my work was recognized by the APCTC (Association of Professional Coaches, Trainers and Consultants) who handed me their prestigious Executive Coach of the Year Award. Wow – that sure was a surprise, and an amazing evening to go down in the memory banks I can tell you!

Waking Up

The roots of my passion for this work comes from personal experiences of overcoming repeated adversity and consistently finding ways to rise up to the challenge. Life was first disrupted with the sudden death of my father when I was four. I was then orphaned when I was 16 and sent to abusive guardians, a situation which then found me fighting the legal system to protect my little sister…. And that was just the start of it!

Since the publication of my autobiography “I’m Still Standing” (see left) in December 2012 (published under the pen name of Mel Carnegie – that’s another whole story in itself!) I discovered how to ‘light-up’ for myself, and as a result my life has changed beyond recognition. I often say that I must have been a particularly slow life-student, as it took a number of potentially life-shattering experiences before I finally woke up to the deeper meaning of the work I’d been studying and teaching for so many years.

Today, through our growing team of certified Activators, DNA Light-Up is now delivering life-changing work to individuals, groups, businesses, families and children. The work is spreading. And it’s just the beginning. Our mission to reignite our world, one person at a time is gathering momentum. I can only dream of where this astonishing journey will lead as the word and the light continues to spread.

The Stuff of Dreams

For me, this is the stuff of dreams considering that in 2009 I was on my knees – financially, emotionally, spiritually and physically. I pulled myself (and my son) out of the ashes by falling back on the skills that had been my passion for so many years. I had previously used these skills to heal my own past and also to motivate countless others in their work and home life. It was only through doing this work whilst in the middle of the most intensive trauma I had ever experienced that the real shift happened and I finally understood for real what all my work had been about. Through my own struggles, the DNA Light-Up experience was born. It both saved and changed my life. I describe it as a gift, a blessing, a divine intervention, because it seemed to come through me – firstly for me to use for myself, and then to share with other people.

What Lies Within

DNA Light-Up is based on my absolute knowing, and indisputable personal proof, that we already have the answers within us – this doesn’t apply to just some of us. It applies to all of us. Not just sometimes, but all of the time. Through continued practice and experiment, it has now evolved in to a step-by-step structured process through which we can identify and link with the core of who we really are – call it what you like… spark, soul, core, gut-feeling, inner-knowing, spirit…. It doesn’t matter. There are so many ways used to describe what we instinctively know to be the essence of our being. Whilst there are countless books, films, songs and pictures about what it means to be ‘in-lightened’, DNA Light-Up shows us how to experience it, re-connecting with ourselves on a profound and life-enhancing level. As a result of fully bonding with our own power, we can consciously shape our experiences and create the life we’ve always dreamed of living.

Reigniting Our World

In my own past, I found myself fighting many battles for my life and for my freedom. I have come to realise that for many years, whilst I won my crusades, I had been using the wrong weapons and had been fighting against the wrong enemy. I’ve learned that I had no need to struggle. That in actual fact, I had held the answers all along – and that it was actually easier than I had been taught. I learned all this the hard way – you don’t have to. It has become my mission to share the essence of all that I’ve learned, so that you don’t have to struggle like me. Our purpose within DNA Light-Up, quite simply is to be the light. Our mission is to reignite our world, one person at a time.

Thank you for joining me and our growing team of Activators and developing Lights Community in embarking on this voyage of re-discovery. The Light-Up experience is the start of it – buckle up dear friends, it’s going to be one heck of a ride!

I look forward to meeting you in the Lights Community once you’ve completed your initial sessions with your Activator. Please feel free to contact me there or by email with any ideas, questions or feedback you may like to share. This is all about building relationships and encouraging co-creation to flourish.

I am grateful that you are here. Enjoy your journey!

In continued love and appreciation


DNA Light-Up in Three Little Words

DNA Light-Up | Quick Testimonials

A short while ago, we were able to capture the thoughts and feelings of five participants who have been through Light-Up recently. Here are a collection of 16 short clips for your inspiration and consideration if you're contemplating doing Light-Up...

Michael | “inner stability and peace”

Testimonial received from Michael, an engineer. I'd say some of the biggest changes for me are my inner stability and peace, both emotionally and mentally, so I have much less of a tendency to march everywhere as I used to (marching at the same pace as my...

Chloe Louise | “I think I’ve just found the cure for M.E.!”

Here are some lovely comments from Chloe Louise after her Light Up journey that may encourage those of you wondering whether it would be emotionally rewarding and financially viable to become an Activator: (Read the original article here) ‘When you first...

Rachel Turley | It will help with the whole being and well being of children

Rachel was introduced to Light-Up by Sharon Evans, the CEO of the Dot Com Children’s Foundation. Interested in finding out what it actually does for people, Rachel explains her own experience this way: “It’s made me look at things more positively…. I can analyse...

Neil Evans | “An inner strength and a sense of balance”

A retired police officer who served in the police force for 20 years, Neil now runs the Dot Com Children’s Foundation with his wife Sharon. During his time in service, he suffered numerous traumas and had to leave the police force early. Speaking about the effect...

Sharon Evans | “I’m no longer afraid to be me and to let my inner light shine…”

Sharon has had a successful career as a news reader with Sky, ITV and BBC, as well as presenting TV documentaries. Whilst she was able to face millions, and read the news with confidence and charisma, what people didn’t know was that she was a survivor of childhood...

Simone Perryman – video testimonials

Simone volunteered to go through her Light-Up experience as part of an Activator training programme, in front of our group of students. Responding to an on-line request for people to come forward, she said “I just knew it was me, I knew this was the right thing for me...

Nikki Alderson | “a gentle tide of relief and calm washing over my very being”.

I've been mulling over how to put into words the re-discovery of myself. The best way I can describe my DNA light up experience is like a gentle tide of relief and calm washing over my very being; an absolute belief in myself and my authenticity and full knowledge...

“This is an outstanding course”.

This is an outstanding course. I am so impressed with the content Evelyn and Sarah pulled together. I strongly recommend their DNA Light Up workshop to anyone interested in character building. Its content will change you and your ability in the office to flourish and...

Athina | “I am confident in my abilities and stress-free”.

“With DNA Light Up training Sarah has helped me to let go of decades of anxiety and connect with my purpose. Now I’m being led by my intuition, not by my fears. For the first time in years, I feel I am confident in my abilities and stress-free.”


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