When I first got into men’s work about 15 years ago, the two core elements I sought were; deep and powerful mentorship and the support and brotherhood of good men who were also doing their best to navigate the gifts and challenges of manhood in today’s world. At that time this was something sorely lacking in my life and something I strongly needed. I have been extremely fortunate to have had some amazing mentors and I continue to benefit from many deep brotherhood connections, and this will always be an immensely important part of my life. To have a connection with like minded, like hearted men who have your back, who can call you on your crap, and who can go deep with you and meet you in all that you are, no holds barred, is a rare and powerful thing! And for men like you and I, who are ready and willing to do the work necessary to BE the best man we can be, to live as a force for love in the world, it is not only useful, it is crucial!
Approximately 20 years ago after a near death experience and subsequent journey with PTSD and depression I made a commitment to make my life’s work a dedication to support men and boys, to serve the world by helping men become the best men they can be. I have been immensely privileged to work with hundreds of men from all walks of life as a coach, facilitator and psychotherapist, from CEOs to violent perpetrators, from special forces opps to spiritual seekers. I have been consistently humbled by this work and I am utterly grateful for this opportunity to play an important role in their life. This work has been profound, powerful and sorely needed in the world, not only for the men themselves, but for all who’s life they touch.
This work has evolved as my own life journey has evolved. There have been many twits and turns, growth edges and challenges. As I have continued to place myself at the feet of my work I have had to respond to the ways it needs to adapt and change according to the need of my audience and how I can best serve. I recently came to the understanding that my mens work needed to take a big shift. I felt that it was going to end all together for a while. But what has become apparent is that my identity as a “men’s coach” had to die to make place for something new. As I have gone through a big shift in my own maturation process so has my work – I have moved from Coach to Mentor and The (R)Evolutionary Man Mentorship Program is an answer to this next phase in my work.
In my coaching work I would have a man much like yourself come and work with me for a period of time and then when we’re done off he goes into his life. We would do great work no doubt, but I often wondered how much of the work he would actually take with him and implement into his life for his continuous growth and development? I know very well how easy it is to go deep in some intensive experience to then go back into life, and the same old patterns and behaviours start to creep back in! I know how important it is to have some form of follow through and continued support for growth.
I can see that there are some crucial areas in our world where we need good men to play a big part in the continued evolution of humanity. We need men who are actively doing the work to integrate their full spectrum selves, to clear their shadow, who are ready to serve from a place beyond personal agenda and self importance, who have the emotional and spiritual competency to truly hold another through their growth. The world is crying out for good men to play a crucial role in the way that only they can. This is where I can best serve now – to help other men bring their unique gifts to the world, to help men discover, develop and LIVE their SOUL’s deepest PURPOSE, and to be their guide and companion along their journey.