Partnering with individuals to harness the demands of modern life for growth and development.



Out beyond ideas of right and wrong, there is a field. I'll meet you there.

- Rumi

​The modern world is complex, demanding and increasingly uncertain. Whether you hold a formal leadership position or are simply leading your life, the pressure is growing to be able to respond, act and relate in novel ways.

Our work together sits at the boundary of who you are today, and who you are called to be tomorrow. My clients range from research scientists to nursing students, yoga instructors to civil engineers.  What they all share is a desire to grow into new ways of being, working and relating.

Less stress, more clarity.  Less reactive, more responsive.  Less overwhelm, more ease.

If you would like to know if my coaching is right for you, please reach out and we'll arrange a conversation.  I cannot describe here what coaching with me is like, as how we work will be unique, based on your agenda, and tailored precisely to you.

An initial chemistry session with me has no strings attached, no expectations, and no financial investment.  My commitment to you is to explore in a way that brings insight, understanding and spaciousness. From here, the path creates itself.



Coaching individuals is Thomas' heart and life's work.

Curiosity and respect lie at the center of his approach, where rigorous psychology and contemplative practice meet humour, playfulness and spontaneity.

His journey through a highly unconventional career path and varying leadership positions helped him understand the value of multiple perspectives and the wisdom of deep listening.

Thomas has trained for over fifteen years in mindfulness and Buddhist practice and in 2018 founded Rise Leadership Development.

His two daughters challenge him constantly to embody new levels of leadership and listening, while his clients teach him every day about the beauty and richness of human potential.

He is based in the southern Black Forest area of Germany and works with clients internationally.




©2020 by Thomas Arta.