“Challenge your beliefs – Ignite your potential!”


Kerry van Huyssteen - playing with fireFollow in the footsteps of ancient warriors who used firewalking as a tool to overcome their inner enemy – fear. This time-honoured rite of passage remains a powerful tool to challenge unsupportive belief systems and conquer fears.

We learn that the real obstacle is not the fire – but rather the beliefs held about the fire. Once these unsupportive beliefs are conquered, we can move beyond our fears.

Moving passed those initial fears takes an understanding of how the mind works. Understanding the workings of the mind, we can then learn how to control our thoughts and the mind’s instinctive responses to stimuli, ideas, thoughts and events.

The firewalking experience creates a motivated, confident mindset among people who believe in themselves and are an invaluable asset to any business. Through the firewalking process, participants shift their own self-limiting beliefs – “If I can do this…then what else is within my reach?”

As a business team-building exercise, sharing the firewalking experience builds a profound sense of camaraderie and a deeper understanding of one another. Having experienced the euphoria of conquering their inner doubts and overcoming fears and trepidation, delegates experience a new level of self-belief and rapport with one another.

Seminar Format

  • Briefing using psychological and motivational models. There is no religious aspect to the briefing.
  • Firewalking ceremony
  • Standard timing 45 – 60mins (adaptable)
  • Enneagram seminar format also available

Requirements to run a Firewalk

  • A reasonably level area of 4 by 4 meters for the fire
  • A level area of 3 meters wide by 8 meters long for the walk itself
  • The fire making area needs to be in an open area, well ventilated and 4 meters away from the nearest brick and mortar structure. This distance would need to be increased for wooden structures and / or a thatched roof.
  • The suitability of the venue in terms of safety and logistical requirements will be confirmed by Ember Connect prior to the Firewalking event.

Detailed quotes will be provided on further enquiry.

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What some of our clients say about us:

“SRK Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd. (Engineers and Scientists) hired Ember to run a fire walk at our company Year End Function.  Kerry ran a professional, well organised session, and the fire walk was a great success.  All attending the function will agree that it was a very empowering experience – allowing individuals to overcome fears and mind-sets, re-establishing and strengthening belief in one’s self.  The Fire Walk experience was a fantastic team building experience, allowing cross disciple and management level interaction and support”  –  Murray Sim – SRK Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd. (Engineers and Scientists)

“I must thank you for all of the encouragement you gave us and the very good and professional atmosphere you created during the firewalking experience. My team enjoyed your kind and direct way of leading each and every person to confront his/her limits.  The experience showed us the great power of the mind, the importance which personal conviction has in what you can do and achieve everything that you set for  yourself.  –  Patrick Barber – Sales Director, Goscor Lift Truck Company

“Kerry van Huyssteen, Owner of Ember Connect, facilitated a fire walking experience for one of our Leadership Programs at The Unlimited. Her knowledge and skill in taking us through this amazing experience was by far the very best we have experienced to date and as a business we have hosted over 50 fire walks as part of one of our Leadership Programs. She was very professional in her approach. Her use of humour and story-telling along with her enthusiasm, energy and encouragement got all our people excited and enthusiastic about their experience as opposed to fearful and anxious.  We all had an amazing experience and can’t wait to use Kerry again. 

Thank you to you and your husband Kerry, for making our time with you so memorable!” – Love – The Unlimited



Kerry Playing with Fire