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The OLD mold of manhood is on its way out, leaving men feeling stuck in an outdated way of being. The ManKind Podcast gives men tools to break through these molds and show them a new way to embrace their manhood. We talk with mission-driven authors, leaders, and change-makers to share tools and insights to help you build your identity and find a clear direction in life. So if you’re feeling stuck in an outdated mold, confused about what’s next, or looking for a dose of clarity in your day, stick around, and you may just come away with a better idea of the kind of man and human being, you want to become. Created by the ManKind Project USA. Hosted by Brandon Clift.

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The OLD mold of manhood is on its way out, leaving men feeling stuck in an outdated way of being. The ManKind Podcast gives men tools to break through these molds and show them a new way to embrace their manhood. We talk with mission-driven authors, leaders, and change-makers to share tools and insights to help you build your identity and find a clear direction in life. So if you’re feeling stuck in an outdated mold, confused about what’s next, or looking for a dose of clarity in your day, stick around, and you may just come away with a better idea of the kind of man and human being, you want to become. Created by the ManKind Project USA. Hosted by Brandon Clift.

    Leadership & Masculinity - The Future Of Leadership and The Role Of Men | Charles Matheus | Ep #085

    Leadership & Masculinity - The Future Of Leadership and The Role Of Men | Charles Matheus | Ep #085

    Charles Matheus is an adventurer, entrepreneur, mentor, and leadership consultant. He has led individuals and groups to the top of the highest peaks in Wyoming and to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (and back!). He uses the facilitation and coaching skills he honed in those intense, high-risk wilderness settings to support, teach, and mentor experienced and emerging leaders in business, higher education, and the nonprofit sector.
    Charles is on a mission to help other men feel powerful and confident as they step away from old, unsound leadership models and toward more inclusive, flexible, and sustainable modes. Charles’s TEDx talks, keynotes, and workshops have inspired hundreds of workshop participants, and conference attendees.
    Charles is a Mankind Project facilitator, men’s group coach, and acts as a consultant for several ongoing men’s empowerment, leadership, and study groups. Charles also co-hosts the “Remaking Manhood” podcast which features conversations with men and women at the forefront of the Healthy Masculinity movement.

    Key takeaways from this episode: 
    Should men Stand Up, Stand Down or Stand Aside so that other leaders can emerge?How to lead effectively in a rapidly changing world.Why you shouldn't be made to feel lesser than if you haven't picked up/adopted newer ideas and language around difference.
    Loved Dr. Payne? Here Is How To Find Out More: 
    Website: https://www.charlesmatheus.com/Book: Leadership & Masculinity: Embracing New StrengthCharle's TedX Talk: Redefining Strength For The 21st Century
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    With over 1000+ Men's Circles worldwide, men are waiting to welcome you into a kind, supportive and safe brotherhood of men. FREE Online Men's Groups are available every week.

    The Men's Work Introduction 3-Week Course: https://mkpusa.org/themenswork/
    Do you want to join a men’s group? Join a circle of men committed to creating a new men’s group. Participants will learn over 10 weeks the key elements and tools to launch their new group. After the 10 weeks, you will be invited to keep the group going for at least 3 months.

    Crossroads: https://mkpusa.org/crossroads/
    Go from reactive and complacent… to seeing, being, and living from your authentic values and core beliefs. Deeply confront your resistance. Figure out what’s been getting in the way of you moving forward in your life and take tangible steps to build the world you want.
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    How to Get Men Past Cold, Rigid & Isolated By Liberating Masculinity | Ed Frauenheim | Ep. #084

    How to Get Men Past Cold, Rigid & Isolated By Liberating Masculinity | Ed Frauenheim | Ep. #084

    hosted by Boysen Hodgson
    In this conversation we’ll hit some of the factors that are driving our poor health outcomes.
    We've bought in to ways of being that hurt us ... and everyone else. But it didn’t start with us. The provocative thesis that Ed puts forward is that our nature as men … the narrative we’re told about what it means to be man, has been corrupted. The current perspectives in anthropology, sociology, psychology, and neuroscience … are very different than what the academy has been saying for a long time. 
    What if progress … as we’ve understood it … is killing us? 
    We talk about the idea of ‘Circle and Arrow’ masculinity. And we talk about Integral thinking and how ‘Teal’ perspectives can help develop more soulful organizations to improve business performance. How can we help and support one another evolve our workplaces … and succeed. 
    The bottom line … as you’ll hear Ed say in the episode ... is that Liberating Masculinity is about supporting men to move from rigid, cold, and isolated manhood … to embrace something more … in a world that needs men’s agility, warmth, and connection.

    How to Find Ed Frauenheim:

    Website: https://thetealteam.com/
    Website: https://www.edfrauenheim.com/
    Book: Reinventing Masculinity: The Liberating Power of Compassion and Connection
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ed-frauenheim-685294/

    Additional Resources:
    Civilized to Death: The Price of ProgressReinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage in Human ConsciousnessThe Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
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    The Powerful Psychology Of Dismantling Racism: Three Pillars Of Sacred Intelligence | Dr. Rev. TLC | Ep #083

    The Powerful Psychology Of Dismantling Racism: Three Pillars Of Sacred Intelligence | Dr. Rev. TLC | Ep #083

    Can we use spiritual awareness to dismantle racism? 
    Put another way … How can we tap into our own sacred intelligence to empower change in the world? 
    This week on the ManKind Podcast I’m with Rev. Dr. Terrlyn Curry Avery, the Reverend Dr. TLC. Regardless of your belief or non-belief this podcast might help you connect to a deeper sense of who you are as a motivated and passionate advocate for change … in all kinds of environments. 

    Rev. Dr. TLC is the author of two books. Today we're talking about her newest book, ""
    What’s it like to be a Black Woman Pastor in the (mostly white) Presbyterian Church? 
    What kinds of transformations are possible when we get willing to set aside old ways of seeing and hearing the world and living from a sacred purpose. 
    There are three pillars in Sacred Intelligence. Sacred Motive, Self-ish Mindset, and Shared Movement.   In this podcast we dive into the journey of learning about our sacred intelligence and bringing it forward into the world. 
    There are ways to make a difference. YOU can make a difference.

    How to Find Rev. Dr. TLC:

    Website: SacredIntelligence.com
    Book: Dismantling Racism: Healing Separation from the Inside Out
    Radio Show: Dismantle Racism: with Rev. Dr. TLC

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    With over 1000+ Men's Circles worldwide, men are waiting to welcome you into a kind, supportive and safe brotherhood of men. FREE Online Men's Groups are available every week.

    The Men's Work Introduction 3-Week Course: https://mkpusa.org/themenswork/
    Do you want to join a men’s group? Join a circle of men committed to creating a new men’s group. Participants will learn over 10 weeks the key elements and tools to launch their new group. After the 10 weeks, you will be invited to keep the group going for at least 3 months.

    Crossroads: https://mkpusa.org/crossroads/
    Go from reactive and complacent… to seeing, being, and living from your authentic values and core beliefs. Deeply confront your resistance. Figure out what’s been getting in the way of you moving forward in your life and take tangible steps to build the world you want.



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    • 58 min
    Chronic Illness And The Devastating Consequences For Men Who Hide Their Pain | Dr. Kevin Payne | Ep #082

    Chronic Illness And The Devastating Consequences For Men Who Hide Their Pain | Dr. Kevin Payne | Ep #082

    Dr. Kevin Payne is a social psychologist, entrepreneur, author, podcast host, speaker, teacher, and frequent guest interview or panelist. He shares the results of his extensive research concerning how to live a quality life with chronic distress, pain, and illness. He also shares his personal exploits as a collector of experiences — even while battling Multiple Sclerosis for decades.

    Key takeaways from this episode: 
    How can the old scripts of Manhood (The Man Box) be directly linked to men dying before women?The importance of destigmatizing conversations around men's mental, emotional and physical health challenges? How to live a life well-lived despite living with a Chronic Illness. 
    Loved Dr. Payne? Here Is How To Find Out More: 


    Website: https://yourlifelivedwell.co/Kevin's Podcast: Your Life Lived Well Podcast
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    With over 1000+ Men's Circles worldwide, men are waiting to welcome you into a kind, supportive and safe brotherhood of men. FREE Online Men's Groups are available every week.

    The Men's Work Introduction 3-Week Course: https://mkpusa.org/themenswork/
    Do you want to join a men’s group? Join a circle of men committed to creating a new men’s group. Participants will learn over 10 weeks the key elements and tools to launch their new group. After the 10 weeks, you will be invited to keep the group going for at least 3 months.

    Crossroads: https://mkpusa.org/crossroads/
    Go from reactive and complacent… to seeing, being, and living from your authentic values and core beliefs. Deeply confront your resistance. Figure out what’s been getting in the way of you moving forward in your life and take tangible steps to build the world you want.



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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Let's Get Real Bro! How to Gamify Vulnerability and Dig Deeper | Weston Karnes | Ep #081

    Let's Get Real Bro! How to Gamify Vulnerability and Dig Deeper | Weston Karnes | Ep #081

    What is the cost of disconnection? 
    Can we play our way into connection? 
    With Weston Karnes, the creator of “Let’s Get Real Bro,” a card game for bros (and everyone else) to build connection and flex our vulnerability muscles in relationship with others. 
    We talk about the costs of disconnection and disembodiment on our culture, about how to make a habit of getting real with ourselves and our friends. About how the desire to make men’s work more accessible drove Weston’s product design and its ongoing development. 
    As humans, we’re wired for connection … and yet we live in a culture that actively teaches us to disconnect. Especially as men. 
    What’s at risk for us to connect?
    What do you think people expect of you as a man? 
    What comes up when you think about playing a game that asks you to dig a little deeper and share a little more? 
    We also talked about rolling from obsession to obsession, burnout,  being an entrepreneur with a mission, and learning to slow ourselves down into focusing on connection, self-awareness, and taking one slow breath at a time.  
    Let’s Get Real Bro is a game designed to help men drop in … to LOVE for themselves, to pierce the shells and beliefs … and to connect with other men. 
    I hope you enjoy the conversation.

    Connect with Weston & Get the Game!

    >>> Buy the Game Here >>HERE
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    With over 1000+ Men's Circles worldwide, men are waiting to welcome you into a kind, supportive and safe brotherhood of men. FREE Online Men's Groups are available every week.

    The Men's Work Introduction 3-Week Course: https://mkpusa.org/themenswork/
    Do you want to join a men’s group? Join a circle of men committed to creating a new men’s group. Participants will learn over 10 weeks the key elements and tools to launch their new group. After the 10 weeks, you will be invited to keep the group going for at least 3 months.

    Crossroads: https://mkpusa.org/crossroads/
    Go from reactive and complacent… to seeing, being, and living from your authentic values and core beliefs. Deeply confront your resistance. Figure out what’s been getting in the way of you moving forward in your life and take tangible steps to build the world you want.


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    • 58 min
    Weaponizing Masculinity, Giving From An Empty Cup & Hiding Behind Our Masks | Ashanti Branch | Ep #080

    Weaponizing Masculinity, Giving From An Empty Cup & Hiding Behind Our Masks | Ashanti Branch | Ep #080

    There are those who talk a big game... And then there are those who get S### done! Ashanti Branch is one of those who would rather let his actions be so deafening that his words aren't necessary. That's how much impact Ashanti Branch is having on the lives of young boys and men who find themselves disconnected from their emotions. 
    Ashanti combines his 20-year education background with his experiences growing up with a single mother in an urban environment where the only rites of passage were modeled through gang initiations to help marginalized communities raise healthier and more emotionally mature men. 

    Key takeaways from this episode: 
    Regardless of how much self "work" you have done, we all have masks.Have we weaponized the phrase "Toxic Masculinity?"Brandon's current challenges with being an expectant father and how his mask is turning up. Why giving from an empty cup is a formula for burnout and failure. 
    Loved Ashanti? Here Is How To Find Out More: 
    Website: http://everforwardclub.org1 Million Masks Challenge: Submit Your MaskAshanti's Ted Talk: Watch HereTaking Off The Mask Podcast: Listen Here

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    Find A Men's Circle Near You: https://mkpusa.org/mens-group
    With over 1000+ Men's Circles worldwide, men are waiting to welcome you into a kind, supportive and safe brotherhood of men. FREE Online Men's Groups are available every week.

    The Men's Work Introduction 3-Week Course: https://mkpusa.org/themenswork/
    Do you want to join a men’s group? Join a circle of men committed to creating a new men’s group. Participants will learn over 10 weeks the key elements and tools to launch their new group. After the 10 weeks, you will be invited to keep the group going for at least 3 months.

    Crossroads: https://mkpusa.org/crossroads/
    Go from reactive and complacent… to seeing, being, and living from your authentic values and core beliefs. Deeply confront your resistance. Figure out what’s been getting in the way of you moving forward in your life and take tangible steps to build the world you want.


    Join Our Newsletter: https://mkpusa.org/check-in/

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    • 1 hr 2 min

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