Dr Arne Rubinstein is an expert on raising teenagers who delivers highly valuable and inspiring presentations about the transition from 'boy to young man'. And girl to young woman. He has created programs that have helped thousands of parents and their children to forge strong and healthy relationships for life.
Arne was the CEO and co-founder of Pathways Foundation, a non-profit organisation which run Rites of Passage programs. He built it to a national organisation running programs in eight venues around Australia.
He has run Leadership training programs for executives from some of Australia's top companies. He is now the CEO of Milestones which creates programs for children of all ages and their parents.
Dr Arne Rubinstein has worked with teenagers since graduating from the International Institute for Youth Leaders in Jerusalem in 1982. He worked as a General Practitioner for 12 years specialising in Adolescent Health, Preventative Medicine and Emergency Medicine. From 1995 to 1998 he developed an innovative drug prevention program based on improving personal self-esteem in Northern NSW High Schools. In 2007 and 2008 he was invited to attend the World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University.
In 1994 Dr Arne Rubinstein proposed the Pathways to Manhood project at the 4th Annual Australian and New Zealand Men's Leadership Gathering and since then has set up and facilitated multiple workshops in Northern NSW, Sydney and Western Australia. In 2009 and 2010 he ran Rite of Passage programs in England and Israel.
Dr Arne Rubinstein has extensively studied the topic of Initiations and Rites of Passage in communities around the world and has given workshops and lectures around Australia and internationally at seminars and conferences. In October 2006 he was a keynote speaker at the National Conference of the Men's Advisory NetwoFrkrom Babies to Blokes: The Making of Men. In 2008 he was a senior facilitator at the first international conference on Rites of Passage held in Hawaii.
He has written a model outlining the fundamental differences between Normal Boy Psychology and Healthy Man Psychology. The aim of a Rite of Passage is to create this shift and when it is not properly completed there are major implications for both the individual and the greater society.
He resigned his position as CEO of Pathways in 2008 to complete a book on Rites of Passage and to spend a year with his sons whilst his youngest completed his last year at school.