The KC Institute for Inner Work (the KC Institute) creates spaces where individuals and leaders are supported and affirmed to better lead themselves and their organisations.

Understanding that change starts with the self, we facilitate conversations which assist leaders to transform their characters and consciousness, and take accountability for the effects their actions inflict on society.

‘’It starts with self-examination and listening to those whose lives are different from our own. It ends with justice, compassion, and empathy that manifests in our lives and on our streets.”

– Michelle Obama

Our Vision
Work with leaders whose characters and consciousness compel them to take accountability for the effects their actions inflict on society.
Our Mission
The KC Institute for Inner Work does this by creating spaces to facilitate training and hold deep conversations that develop individuals’ spiritual*, emotional, intellectual, and social skills in order to align their purpose to organizational outcomes.

Our Values

Justice: we believe in fairness and accountability.

Vulnerability: we accept people as they are, with their weaknesses and strengths, and reserving judgement

Transformation: we understand that people are ever-changing and constantly evolving, meaning there is always room for improvement and no lost cause.


*spiritual: a deep reflection and journey of self-exploration


We believe in the power of inner work.

Inner work is a deep and honest stillness we personally create to take a deep dive into our inner self for the purpose of self-exploration, self-understanding, healing and transformation. It is the process of deliberately changing ourselves through bringing an awareness to what is happening inside us and how it affects what we do in the world.

“Knowing others is intelligence. Knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.”

-Lao Tzu

The KC Institute for Inner Work is incubated by Kagiso Capital. Kagiso Capital (Pty) Ltd is an investment holding company whose primary purpose is to ensure the longevity of the Kagiso Trust and to diversify the investment asset base of the Trust beyond its current investments. Established in 1986 to channel funds to support the anti‐apartheid struggle and empower communities, the Kagiso Trust has grown a sizeable investment asset base during its 35 years of existence. Post 1994, the Trust’s focus was to secure a sustainable source of funding. It formed its own investment company, Kagiso Trust Investments (now known as KTH, after the merger with Tiso Group in 2011). Kagiso Capital was subsequently established in 2014 as the Trust’s 100% owned investment company.