Self-Paced Courses, Supportive Community, and Live Coaching that

Take the Confusion and Anxiety Out of

Creating the Life and Career You Want


Get practical guidance and support to find meaning and purpose.



Have access to, and learn new perspectives from a seasoned global leader, executive coach, and award winning professor.


Get the tools and feedback to be able to understand yourself and to listen to your intuition.


Design a life that aligns with your lifestyle, unique personality, and leadership skills and not one where you are stressed, depressed, or always waiting to clock out.


Find your tribe in a safe and supportive community to share what you discover about yourself - Be Heard, Learn, and Grow.

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All The Tools & Support You Need To Become The Person You Want To Be

  • A highly experienced guide who really cares about developing the next generation
  • Expert Coaching to shift you from your comfort zone.
  • Masterclasses with ongoing implementation support to accelerate embodiment.
  • High-level, science & Neuroscience-based strategies and frameworks.
  • Mindset, habit, & competency training.
  • Supportive community to encourage and foster accountability.
  • Curated resources for faster, easier, and better learning.
  • Defined and tailored Success Paths to get you from where you are now to where you want to go!

An excellent teacher who really cares about his students...

Arif took time with everyone and helped them with their specific issues with great detail. He has definitely affected my future in a very positive manner. He is an asset and has the ability to really affect student lives.


This course is the best one I took!!!

The reason is because I could gain self-confidence and learn how to be a good human by self-awareness and self acceptance. I think these kind of things should be learned by everyone to live a healthy life and to grow as a human and as a leader. Thanks to this class, I learned how to approach myself and grow. 

This is NOT JUST an online course!

This is also an online, get it done TOGETHER, Membership and Community.


You arrive ready to expand your capacity to be with life, take time to define what success means to you, and walk away with wisdom, compassion, career progression skills, and life-enriching friendships!

Developing new habits and skills

There are three stages which follow a structured development path moving you along the transformation milestones using recorded videos, coaching tools, journaling prompts, and self-reflection exercises. You choose the learning method that works best for you.

A new topic is introduced in the Academy every two weeks that you can work with at your own pace. As you progress through the modules, you can also share/discuss with other Community members for deeper understanding.  I am very active in the community and guide you if/when you need help.

Every month there is a group coaching call where we explore a topic in the success path and learn how to embody it as a habit/behavior.  The topic introduced is typically practiced during the call in group break-out sessions.  

The learnings in the call are further strengthened via a curated selection of implementation challenges, somatic exercises, meditations, journal writing, online training and/or community discussion.

The community offers support and accountability to allow safe experimentation and shifting into the growth zone.

Increase self-awareness & Presence to understand and connect to the deepest part of yourself 

Leverage your increased self-awareness to design the life and career you want for yourself

Learn self-leadership and embody habits and behaviors to live a life of meaning, belonging, and purpose 

All of this is possible because you get:


And let's not forget about....


Borrow the courage and wisdom of highly engaged fellow members, all helping each other become unstuck, and progressing towards that desired future state.


Understand what career savvy individuals do to take control of their career and get the jobs they want. 

  • How to develop key relationships for advancement and support
  • How informal HR processes work, and how to position yourself at the right time
  • How to navigate the minefields of office politics 
  • Tools & techniques to manage self-promotion
  • How to develop any competency
  • How to think about work/life balance in a comprehensive and integrated process. 
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Look at what past Managing Yourself students have commented!

This was the best course and best teacher I have ever had in my life ...

I am very thankful for having this course, it really affected my life a lot. I learned a lot of things I know I will use throughout my life.

The best class I have ever taken!!!

I am extremely glad that I got to be a part of it.

You're Absolutely Going To Love This Membership!


  • Membership Portal Access (24/7/365)
  • Private Members Community for connection and peer support
  • Monthly Live Zoom meetings (90 min) covering Group Coaching/Q&A/Masterclass Session
  • Success paths to guide development
  • Monthly development challenge to ensure progress
  • Curated Resource Library (audio/video/text) accessible via Desktop or Mobile App
  • 50% Discounts for 1:1 Personal Coaching and Executive Course Offerings
  • Support my endowment to help young adults overcome stigma when facing mental health related challenges
One annual payment of $384 $320 USD →
Monthly payment of $32 USD →

Hi. I'm Arif.

My mission is to develop purpose-driven individuals who use their authenticity, empathy, and genuine concern to help others.

In this membership, I am going to help you develop the habits that you need to lead yourself along your unique success journey so that you can experience and live the life and career you are really after. 

I am an executive coach and also a Professor of Leadership at KansaiGaidai University in Osaka, Japan.  I am the recipient of the President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching (Best Professor) and my "Managing Yourself for Career Success" class is a foundation class required for all new students in the Department of Global Engagement.

Prior to teaching and starting an executive coaching company, I was the Global CFO and Corporate Sr. Vice President for Benesse Holdings Inc., a USD 5B public Japanese company covering approx. 40 group companies. 

Over the course of my career, I was promoted many times and moved across industries and job functions. I held financial leadership positions at Ford and Delphi (Automotive), Avon (Cosmetics/Direct Selling), Becton Dickinson (Medical Equipment), and at McCann Worldgroup (Advertising). I have also served as a Board member in over 15 public and private companies across Japan, China, and the United States.

I want to share all my lessons learned about life and career management and help you share your unique voice and gift to be of service to others.

See you on the inside....


Learn more about Arif

Time for Action -
You got this!!!

And in case you've got some questions.... I've put together some answers below. 









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