Ray Arata is a thought leader, sought-after speaker, and author who teaches important techniques that allow individuals and organizations to be more heart-centered, inclusive and effective.
Ray Arata is the author of two books, Wake Up Man Up, Step Up: Transforming Your Wake Up Call to Emotional Health and Happiness and Showing Up: How Men Can Become Effective Allies in the Workplace.
As an expert in leadership, inclusion, allyship, and emotional literacy, professionals connect with Ray because he leads from his heart and practices what he teaches in his own businesses and personal life. He brings an extensive business background and more than 15,000 hours in leading men to develop emotional literacy. Through his keynote presentations, workshops, executive coaching and management training, he applies the same heart-based principles that have helped him to lead a thriving business and fulfilling personal life.
Ray has delivered engaging talks to audiences featuring corporate leadership from organizations such as Oxy Petroleum, Manulife, Kaiser Permanente, Visa, Intel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, PWC, PG&E, Genentech, and Chevron.
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Co Founder of Better Man Leadership (BML) with a focus on the business value of creating full partnership between men and women by leveraging their differences. They create scalable, sustainable, and measurable solutions to drive fundamental cultural change for large companies such as Verizon, Toyota, Hearst, Intel, and Google.
Ray founded the Better Man Conference in 2016 for men to explore the roles they might play as allies for inclusion without shame or blame:
- Understanding the value of healthy masculinity and inclusive leadership
- Learn the language and gain confidence in context to engage in discussions
- Learn how to leverage power and position to elevate people who are too often underrepresented and underestimated
The intention of the one-day conference is to educate, activate and mobilize men as inclusionary leaders by leveraging their position and privilege to support and empower women and minorities.
Coach to corporate executives, business leaders, owners and entrepreneurs, Ray’s approach incorporates emotional maturity and accountability that empowers men with practical guidance and tools that support inclusionary leaders and allies in their workplaces and communities.
His talks bring key insights to events as a speaker, emcee moderator, workshop facilitator and panelist. He also enjoys working with small to mid-sized businesses and a range of professional services organizations/associations.
Ray has devoted more than 10,000+ hours of working with men to advance their emotional literacy and intelligence with the ManKind Project for more than 18 years.
Ray was recognized as a Male Champion Of Change in 2016, awarded by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the UN Women.
Resource for Men, Ally for Women
Author of Wake Up, Man Up and Showing Up.