TŌPŪ - Lead your team

Transform lives. Building Indigenous Leadership Legacies.
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First the story behind TŌPŪ tohu or symbol. TŌPŪ is to assemble and unite as a collective. Leadership is about the collective not the individual.

This raranga pattern represents unity, coming together as one and interweaving with each other to create a stronger foundation. The raranga pattern reflects kete mātauranga too which links to sharing of knowledge. The deep red colour reflects Hineahuone and the red clay of Kurawaka. This binds mana wahine and leadership through the connection to whare tangata.

TŌPŪ is to assemble or unite as a group. TŌPŪ is our signature Indigenous-based leadership programme launched in 2019 for our government and corporate clients.

TŌPŪ is an agile and intuitive leadership programme which is delivered both online and in person. Experience noho marae (live-in experience) integrated with remote online delivery from the comfort of your home or office.

You will explore essential 21st century leadership skills in parallel with culturally rich Indigenous protcols and practices from past, present and future context.

Don't wait for another month, year or decade to pass by. Join our tribe from anywhere in the world! TŌPŪ is 80% online. A live-in experience is available in NZ only.

  • We offer:

    • Indigenous-led and facilitated wānanga

    • Māori values-based cultural practices and protocols

    • Culturally competent facilitators and support team

    • Indigenous and International coaching models of excellence

    • Coaching mastery and strengths-based leadership approach

    • Toa or experts will provide traditional knowledge linked to wellbeing

    • High trust, high integrity, high quality development spaces to grow

    • Transformational experience of personal and professional growth

Rise2025 Founder Rachel Petero designs, coaches and advises leaders of global organisations and government on strategic leadership models of cultural and Indigenous excellence.

Our facilitators are all trained Rise2025 coaches through our TAHI programme, who masterfully weave together an International coaching competency-based model with Maori values and protocols, through their Indigenous worldview. 


Cultural protocols, practices and values of Māori as Tangata Whenua and Indigenous people of Aotearoa, New Zealand are at the core of this unique leadership development experience.

Kia ora, Kia orana, Talofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Bula Vinaka

and a warm Pacific welcome to one and all!

TŌPŪ means to assemble or unite as a group.

We offer an agile and intuitive coaching and leadership programme
which can be delivered both online and in person. 

Throughout TŌPŪ, we welcome your ancestral knowledge, your cultural
worldview and your baskets of knowledge.

This programme is ready to mobilse for your organisation with little to no changes apart from branding. Cultural practices, protocols and Indigenous methodology is non-negotiable. 20% of logistical information and content can be adapted at no additional cost.