It’s my pleasure to meet you. I’m Mike Flache, and I’m glad you are here. The Rising Up Again website is all about overcoming challenges and creating a fulfilling second half of life.
We all know that business and life are not just about going up. In addition to many moments of success and happiness, we also face various challenges: loss, failure, setbacks, mastering our minds, proving our moral compass, or overcoming our stories.
As you might know, the effects can sometimes be quite drastic and change the life we’re used to.
Over the decades, I’ve experienced my blows of fate. Believe me, it was pretty tough at times. On some days, I had the feeling that I couldn’t go on. Anyway, I kept going and learned my most important lesson:
"Never give up, no matter how hard life gets"
That’s why I came up with the idea for Rising Up Again. Following this motto, I want to share my insights and approach with anyone who wants to overcome challenges and create a passionate and purposeful life.
A little more about the backstory
"One of the world's most influential experts in digital transformation"
— Global Excellence Awards
I’m an advisor and mentor, former entrepreneur and angel investor. Together with talented teams, I build digital businesses worldwide. Onalytica’s analysts named me one of the top-10 global thought leaders in digital transformation.
On my way, I had to face and solve many challenges — be it the abrupt end of my professional sports career as a teenager, the survival of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004, or the separation from loved ones of my family.
Whether in business or life, each of these experiences has been an invaluable lesson and has made me grow.
In every situation, I was always grateful for any support.
This also applies to the start of Rising Up Again. I want to thank my closest friends from the UK, Switzerland, Spain, Singapore, the USA, and Germany for countless conversations, unbroken patience, and deep understanding.
Their appreciation was and will always be priceless for me.
How to start your growth journey
When you’ve made up your mind to tackle your challenges and create your fulfilling second half of life, it’s easy: Just do it!
I know the first step is always the hardest. Or maybe you’ve already made your way, but you don’t know in which direction you can continue.
In both cases, this website may be able to help you one step further. Let me introduce you to a few possibilities:
One final thought for you
Creating something new out of a crisis can be quite exhausting — especially when you’re at the end of your first half of life. Suddenly everything can break away that you’ve believed in and built up for many years.
If you go through something like this, I have a wish:
"Never give up, believe in yourself, and walk the way to the light at the end of the tunnel"
Remember, every crisis is an opportunity. Make the most of it!