About ARKA



  1. The sun, ray of light
  2. Archetype Integration
  3. The King

What We Are

The ARKA Brotherhood is a transformative community for growth-oriented men. We inspire men to grow, improve their relationships, and take accountability for their lives.

What We Do

We build better men through leadership training. We provide a structured space for men to transform themselves into self-aware, self-disciplined, empowered and trustworthy leaders. Each leader is mentored by fellow squad captains, senior leadership and our founder.

Our members meet weekly in small circles, in-person or online, that we call ‘Squads’. Each squad is led by an experienced leader that we refer to as ‘Captain’. The focus in our meetings is on speaking the truth, listening deeply, and mutual support. Our men join us to overcome self-sabotage, be challenged, be celebrated, set goals and be accountable for them.

Our History

In 2015, Phil T. Mistlberger initiated this community, formerly known as the Samurai Brotherhood, with a small circle of six men. Since then, it has grown organically to 450+ men with over 45 squads in North America.

In 2022, we selected a new name, The ARKA Brotherhood. “ARKA” represents growth, solar energy and unification of the four masculine archetypes; King, Warrior, Magician, Lover.


Phil T. Mistlberger


Phil T. Mistlberger is the founder and senior guide of the ARKA Brotherhood. He has been a transformational facilitator and mentor since the late 1980s teaching workshops and trainings throughout North America, Europe and the Middle-East. He has over 30 years of teaching experience and 7 published books including The Way of the Conscious Warrior and is the author of the 14 Point Code of the ARKA Brotherhood.


Nick Sol


Nick Solaczek is a Certified IMAGO Relationship Coach based in Vancouver, BC. His work focuses on romantic relationships with an emphasis on safe conversations, conscious relationship principles, mindfulness and authenticity. Over the last 7 years, Nick has helped grow the brotherhood by mentoring leaders, facilitating workshops and taking on an executive role for the organization. You can learn more about his work by visiting his website at nicksolaczek.com.

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Ben Goresky


Ben Goresky is a coach, counsellor, and group facilitator with a decade of experience leading groups in the realms of addiction recovery, relationships, and men’s work. Ben hosts the Evolving Man Podcast and offers relationship coaching through his brand, Evolving Man. He is passionate about creating a movement that makes men’s work as common as yoga. Ben pioneered our online groups – we call them Ronin – which have grown to 15+ squads.


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Matt Cooke

Onboarding and Communications

Matt Cooke is an education and leadership consultant. He helps people and organisations actualize their unclaimed potential and is passionate about empowering and inspiring people into action to make positive changes in their lives. He is also a high school food studies teacher where he uses food as his medium to nurture the minds of tomorrow. He holds bachelor’s degrees in science and education, and a culinary arts diploma from Northwest Culinary Academy and is currently completing a masters in organisational leadership.

Matt is captain of Eagle Squad in Vancouver and he oversees onboarding and communications for the brotherhood.