Rise and thrive!

A daily practice of preparation and reflection to focus your entrepreneurial energy. Live every Monday and on demand video streaming everyday of the week.

I'm very happy from what I've gained from [Rise] during the COVID months. Because...I've learned to be more cautious about wellness. I didn't take wellness as a priority before and now I do. Wellness has helped me take care of myself first so that I can be able to take care of my partners and those that I work with especially during this time.

- Betty Mahugu, Founder and President, Go Tell World Exposures + Rise participant

Free Weekly Live Reflection + Question and Answer Session

A key to performing as a small business owner and manager is rooting yourself in daily practices of preparation and guided reflection.

Start your day with AMI’s Jonathan Cook, focused on your business and your personal wellness. As one of Africa’s leaders in adult learning for business management, he will take you through a free 15-minute practice every Monday morning to help you start your day and thrive in your business.

Jonathan facilitates a question and answer session following the 15-minute reflection during the live sessions every Monday.

Live Every Monday

8:30 am East Africa // 7:30 a.m. South Africa & Central Africa Time // 6:30 a.m. West Africa // 5:30 a.m. GMT

On-Demand Learning & Video Streaming

The Monday session will help you jump-start your week and provide you with a weekly focus. Then for the rest of the week you’ll have access to the live stream with the reflection practice on the theme for the week. Listen whenever you want during the week to help you centre your entrepreneurial energy.

The 15-minute session will accessible, along with the day’s activity in a public course on AMI’s learning platform and through AMI Learn, our mobile app.

Sign up for Rise

You’ll receive information from Zoom with your login information and weekly reminders.
Examples of Previous Sessions You Can Access on Demand When You Register
  • Boosting your Own Sense of Being Accepted
  • Resilience
  • Keeping Calm in the Face of Bad News
  • Healing Ourselves through Relaxation
  • Thriving through Stress
  • Cultivating Potential in Myself and Others
  • Imagining Your Business Growth
  • Coping with Stress
  • Growing the Potential in Others
  • Business Growth
  • Receptive Gratitude
  • Beauty in my Business
  • Introduction to Meditation
Steps to Access the Pre-Recorded Sessions:
  1. Be sure you’re registered to attend the live Rise sessions (form above)
  2. Access via Rise community and content via AMI Learning Tools:

    AMI Learn Mobile App (for Android)

      • Go to: bit.ly/AMILearn
      • Download and install the app (if you haven’t already!)
      • Log in (or ‘register’ if you’re not a member!)
      • Click on: Rise and thrive!
      • Enrol and access new meditations each week!

 AMI’s Online Learning Platform (web browser)

      • Go to: bit.ly/AMIonline
      • Log in (or ‘register’ if you’re not a member!)
      • On your dashboard page under courses, click ‘see all’
      • Click on: Rise and thrive!
      • Enrol and access new meditations each week!

About the Host: Jonathan Cook, AMI chairman and co-founder

Jonathan has been in management education since 1990, having begun his career as a community worker and a psychologist. A leader in the methodologies of adult learning for business management, he’s taught at Wits Business School in Johannesburg and was director of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) of the University of Pretoria. An entrepreneur himself, he currently serves as the chair of AMI, which he co-founded. As one of Africa’s leaders in adult learning for business management, AMI’s Jonathan Cook will be facilitating the Rise sessions every Monday morning and you will have access to the recorded version any day of the week.