Leadership team

The core team responsible for delivering the Initiation

Eivind Figenschau Skjellum
Eivind Figenschau SkjellumRYIT Founder
Eivind created RYIT while in the midst of a profound initiation due to chronic health issues, death of family members and the loss of everything that had given his identity form. He then discovered how to take men on a similar journey in just three months, and with way more support than he himself had. Eivind is a recognized expert in the field of archetypes and masculine psychology, a true visionary and trailblazer, and a leading figure in burgeoning men’s movement.
Karl-Otto Sandvik
Karl-Otto SandvikCourse Leader
Karl-Otto has ten years of experience working as a men’s coach and mentor. He is a group leader, compassionate writer, an empath, and a challenger of bullshit. Originally from northern Norway, he relocated to Denmark because of a woman, and stayed because of a son. Karl-Otto is a trained artist, and has been working on his ongoing recovery from alcohol addiction since 2002. He has functioned as Eivind’s closest ally since he joined as assistant course leader for round #2.

Extended team

Membership services and support functions.

Ruben Benjamin Gorseman
Ruben Benjamin GorsemanHead of Support & Young Men's Coach in Training
Ruben is a certified Reiki master and young men’s coach in training from the Netherlands. After his own initiation in Spring 2018, he apprenticed himself with Eivind and has since then collected a keen understanding of the 4 archetypes. He brings clarity and an unwavering sense of loyalty in support of Eivind’s vision: “Creating a world where people thrive.”

The Women of RYIT

This team of incredible women come in to support the men as they leave the Underworld.
They are trained in the Circling modality, and also bring their own unique expertise and talents to the table.

Marysia Pstrokonska
Marysia PstrokonskaUnited Kingdom / Poland
Tina Svingerud
Tina SvingerudNorway
Tess van der Putten
Tess van der PuttenNetherlands
Deborah Scherz
Deborah ScherzNetherlands / Belgium
Shara Sebastian
Shara SebastianUnited States of America
Ellen Waenink
Ellen WaeninkNetherlands