For us at Rise, leadership is both an honour and an extraordinary responsibility. Our mission is to support the development of exemplary organisations in this crucial time for the planet and all its inhabitants - present and future.
With backgrounds in education, academia, human resources, entrepreneurship, contemplative practice and science, our team walks the talk both individually and collectively. We are here to support you move to the next level of impact and service in the world.
CEO and founder
Thomas Arta is the founder of Rise and works at the intersection of leadership, mindfulness and adult development. With a multi-disciplinary background in creative education, psychology, contemplative practice and group facilitation, he is passionate about human growth and creating spaces that support this growth and its expression in the world. In addition to designing and teaching leadership programs, he supports leaders one-on-one to thrive in the face of complexity and volatility. He lives in the Black Forest area of Germany with his partner and two daughters.
MIKE MUNRO TURNER
The wise wizard of Rise, Mike has spent more than twenty years helping people develop their capacity for leadership and achieve increased levels of performance, effectiveness and fulfilment. He served on the faculty of The School of Coaching and was an associate with The Centre for Creative Leadership where he worked on their leadership development programmes. In addition to these roles, he also had careers as an academic, a software developer, a management consultant with the PA Consulting Group, and a psychotherapist. He was also a trustee of the charity Green and Away which creates convivial environments that transform people. He loves to walk on the Malvern Hills in southern England, and recently discovered a passion for singing!
Natalya is a leader and facilitator with a visionary flair. After working in executive search for 19 years, advising financial institutions and corporations on attracting, hiring and retaining talent, she now supports teams achieve deeper levels of harmonious co-creation in an environment where every member can thrive and grow. She arrived at her unique method of coaching through thoroughly analysing and synthesising her unconventional portfolio of personal and professional experiences - including growing up and living in the Soviet Union, studying natural laws and ancient traditions and training in vibrational medicine. She lives in London and is a secret adept of ballroom dancing.