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About us

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At Rising Minds, we believe that everyone’s got what it takes to thrive in life and at work. And yet your true potential can be limited by how you think and feel about yourself and the world around you. This is where we come in. We help you connect with your natural energy, courage and inspiration to deal with tough challenges and move towards your aspirations.

There are many coaching and training firms out there. So why choose us? Well, we’re a bit different in two key ways.


First, as a social enterprise, we’re on a mission to bring the life-changing impact of our coaching and training services to people who don’t normally come anywhere near them. 

We specialise in two areas: workplace services for social purpose organisations, and programmes for people in the community. Ideally, we love to bring these two groups together into the same cohorts, as we believe that the core skills and capacities they cultivate - self-awareness, resilience and leadership - are universally applicable.  People get to learn extraordinary things from each other when traditional barriers are broken down. This approach also helps social purpose organisations to cultivate the core skills and attitudes required for ‘co-production’ and meaningful engagement with service users.

Second, our approach is refreshingly no-nonsense, down-to-earth and jargon-free, cutting through complex layers of developmental theory that often cloud the way. Since 2012 we’ve developed highly effective programmes that combine sensitive understanding about people and their challenges in life and at work, with no-nonsense pragmatism in enabling change.


Our people are highly skilled and experienced, whilst rooted in the real world – with a broad range of professional backgrounds. We’re also all committed to the core purpose and values of our social enterprise’s mission to bring high quality coaching and training services to people who can’t normally access them.

Rising Minds was founded in 2013 by Tim Segaller and Michele Grant.  Michele has since stepped back from her involvement in Rising Minds but continues  her professional coaching, training and supervision work in various capacities. This includes the long-standing Open Book Project at Goldsmiths University which supports people from disadvantaged backgrounds to take up higher education. More information here


"Rising Minds clearly have real mastery of resilience training techniques. The training went down very well – there was always a positive buzz among the participants after each session."
Andrea Baker, Director of Housing, Poplar Harca Housing Association
"We would have no hesitation in recommending mindfulness training as a tool for enabling staff to thrive in their work, and Rising Minds as the ideal organisation to provide that service."
Ruth Mitchell, Marketing & PR, Moorfield Group
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