Ray Arata is the founder of aratacode.com, where his evolutionary system for Emotional Maturity and Accountability for men empowers them with practical guidance and tools to prevent and resolve conflict in their families, workplaces and communities. Ray does this with coaching programs, workshops, and speaking that are designed to support men in their transformation to new, happier lives. He is also an executive leadership coach, inclusionary culture consultant, and speaker. Ray brings his fifteen years of experience with men to the corporate world with his Engaging Men Curriculum to support full gender partnership towards tangible business outcomes. He is currently a coleader candidate with the Mankind Project. He obtained his undergraduate degree at UCLA and his Juris Doctorate at San Francisco Law School. His practice is located in Northern California.
His mission in life is to create safe relationships, families, and communities by empowering men to step fully into their roles as husbands, fathers, leaders, and friends. Wake Up, Man Up, Step Up is his first book that lays out a road map to emotional literacy.
Ray's own successful wake up call journey was prompted by divorce in 1999. Personal outcomes that followed were a healthy coparenting relationship with his former wife of their three teenagers, as well as his fourteen year relationship with his new wife, and a meaningful career, all of which give him the life experience (and results) that you can count on and draw from. Ray is also passionate about cycling and cooking!