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 an internationally recognized expert in the field of archetypes and masculine psychology, a true visionary and trailblazer, and a leading figure in the Circling scene.
Karl-Otto Sandvik
Karl-Otto SandvikAssistant Course 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. He runs the Inner Circle with Morgan Rich.
Richard Arsic
Richard ArsicAssistant Course Leader
Richard is a men’s Coach, Vice Chair and Senior Men’s group facilitator of ManKind Project Canada. When he found RYIT in 2015, what he had learned with MKP was taken to a whole new level. Ever since, he has committed himself to spreading new paradigm men’s work, and has recently started a training of his own (“Become The Hero of Your Own Life”). Richard is currently setting up the North American Inner Circle with Tom Kelley.

Extended team

Membership services and support functions.

Morgan Rich
Morgan RichInner Circle co-leader
Morgan runs a local counseling practice helping teenagers in Portland, Oregon find purpose in life. He’s been a student of Michael Meade for years, and is a published author. His ultimate goal is to reform education to honor the souls and unique gifts of the students.
David Schofield
David SchofieldThe Systems guy
Coming from a business and IT background, David is bringing his understanding of the masculine aspect of structure to the Reclaim world, helping the entire team streamline their workflow and systems. He also has a background in community building, which is a great asset to our team.
Ian Altosaar
Ian Altosaar'Ask Ian' podcast host
Ian works in the IT industry in Estonia, but at night, he’s a mystic and a diviner of hidden knowledge. Having been the tech support guy for the last two rounds, Ian has now outgrown his former shoes and is ready for new challenges. His podcast launches soon.
Tom Kelley
Tom KelleyInner Circle North America co-leader
Tom Kelley, a former marine, is the founder of Open, Deep and True, a coaching practice for men. He has recently accepted a position as director of men’s programs at Wholeness Center in Valley Cottage, New York. He runs virtual men’s groups, and is the co-leader of our North American Inner Circle.
Nils Elzenga
Nils ElzengaBlog Editor
Nils Elzenga is a traveling photo journalist, surfer, and enjoyer of life. As part of our vision of making our blog a go-to place for new paradigm writing, we have recently asked him to become our blog editor, and he has accepted. More on this soon.
Aksel Andreas Larsen
Aksel Andreas LarsenTech support in training
One of our greatest pleasures is helping eager men grow. Aksel is a young man who had a very intense experience on round #5. He has shown great willingness to keep growing, and so on round #6, Aksel will fill the tech function that was previously held by Ian Altosaar (who has now outgrown the position).

The Women of RYIT

All the women of Reclaim your Inner Throne have trained with Circling Europe.
They also bring their own unique expertise and talents to the table.

Marysia Pstrokonska
Marysia PstrokonskaUnited Kingdom / Poland
Tina Svingerud
Tina SvingerudNorway
Berbel Anne
Berbel AnneNetherlands
Tess van der Putten
Tess van der PuttenNetherlands
Kristianne Fornebo
Kristianne ForneboNorway
Deborah Scherz
Deborah ScherzNetherlands / Belgium
Els Cardinaels
Els CardinaelsBelgium
Shara Sebastian
Shara SebastianUnited States of America