• Transform lives

  • Lead your team
  • Transform lives

  • Partner with Rise2025
  • Transform lives

  • Coach in community
  • Transform lives

  • Be your own boss

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Transform lives

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Transform lives

Coach in community Learn more

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What our customers say...

“Shopify selected Rise2025 as one of our first Indigenous entrepreneurship hub partners because of their history of providing locally and culturally relevant support of Māori and Pacific Wāhine. We know that when we support Indigenous-women owned business, we also support economic and social wellbeing".

Jace Meyer, Shopify, Indigenous Entrepreneur Lead

"He tohu te ingoa a HIWA. Pacific Corporation Foundation have partnered with Rachel as the co-Chair of Te Ohu Whai Ao Trust. We have set in place Te Kawenata or MOU to work in partnership with Māori and Pacific resource owners. Ka whiti te mauri o tēnei kaupapa e hoa".

Don Mann, Pacific Corporation Foundation, CEO

"Every leader should invest in a coach. I chose Rachel's executive 12 month coaching programme in Sept 2019. Rachel has supported me to find my unique leadership style, develop my team of 60 and challenges me to think bigger. 100% recommend Rachel to anyone who wants a pro".

Ria Apiata, Kiwirail, National Protection Manager

"I'm inspired by the work Rise2025 does for Wāhine Māori like me. Through Mana Whakatōpū it gave me the confidence to step out of a secure job, align my skillset and passion to build capacity and capability within Māori organisations. I also founded Applause Charitable Trust, our response to support the wellbeing of our frontline kaimahi during the Covid pandemic"

Jen Deben, Tuia Group, Founder

"Through Mana Whakatōpū program I now know and embrace my unique leadership strengths and talents and I will use them to effect positive changes for my whānau, my colleagues and my communities".

Jodi Watene, MBIE, Manager Business Strategy & Planning

"The course itself was fabulous, an extensive range of new tools, skills and strategies, Indigenous perspectives, interactive conversations, and opportunities to apply new learnings in real situations. For anyone looking to re-energise, pivot or kickstart something new, Rise2025 is the perfect opportunity. Busting through your own limitations, and helping others bust through theirs is powerful stuff".

Aroha Armstrong, Callaghan Innovation, Group Manager, Māori Economy

"I am so grateful for the opportunity the Rise2025 coaching wānanga gave me to: learn ‘deeply’ through my vulnerability, create whole new levels of awareness, identify and commit to new choices easily and effortlessly in the end!".

Edith Chaney, Chaney & Associates – Personal, Business Leadership Coach

"Executive coaching with Rachel Petero allows me to explore my emotional, spiritual and cultural intelligence that I apply in my busy professional career and role as a single mother. It’s so easy to connect and share with Rachel in our sessions where she creates a trusting and safe environment. I’m able to be honest and vulnerable to get to the core of any underlying and deep seated beliefs that usally lead to my growth and stretch moments with her and empowers me to move forward – ngā mihi maioha ki a koe e Rachel".

Merewaaka Kingi, Ngāti Awa, Director Deloitte

"Dear Rachel, I just wanted to thank you for all that you have done for me, especially giving me the courage and confidence to put myself out there! Lots of aroha".

Tapere Hewett, Financial Advisor, Stewart and Lord

Our purpose

Transforming the lives of Indigenous women and their families is why we get out of bed in the morning. Our coaching, leadership and business programmes are culturally rich and globally recognised.

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Our people

Based in Aotearoa, New Zealand we are an Indigenous owned and led management consultancy. Our team is a mix of Māori and Pacific Island women with diverse industry, community and tribal expertise.


Our programmes

We design, develop and deliver coaching, leadership and business programmes for government, community and corporate partners. We also work with our clients in Samoa, Chile and Fiji.


Our place

Our clients come to us to develop culturally focused leadership and learning experiences from an Indigenous and global worldview. We use coaching as a foundation for transformative change.


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