622 episodes

The ManTalks podcast features conversations between one of the leading men’s work facilitators and philosopher, Connor Beaton, and world class guests with expertise in mindset, life purpose, psychology, relational communication, sexual intimacy, business and spirituality. 

For more information about ManTalks go to: http://www.mantalks.com

ManTalks Podcast Connor Beaton

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 295 Ratings

The ManTalks podcast features conversations between one of the leading men’s work facilitators and philosopher, Connor Beaton, and world class guests with expertise in mindset, life purpose, psychology, relational communication, sexual intimacy, business and spirituality. 

For more information about ManTalks go to: http://www.mantalks.com

    Do Women Really Want Vulnerable Men?

    Do Women Really Want Vulnerable Men?

    Complexity and relationships go together like coffee and Sunday morning, and after working with hundreds of couples I've noticed some common threads that deserve a better look, like "vulnerability". Do women actually want "vulnerable" men? I think the answer is more complex than anyone wants to admit.

    Did you enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It helps us get into the ears of new listeners, expand the ManTalks Community, and help others find the self-leadership they’re looking for.

    Are you looking to find purpose, navigate transition, or fix your relationships, all with a powerful group of men from around the world? Check out The Alliance and join me today. 

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    • 13 min
    How To Lead In Your Relationship

    How To Lead In Your Relationship

    Simple idea, but not easy to execute. Far too often, we mistake being a control freak for leadership, and/or reactivity with decisiveness. Let's break it down a little and look at how to effectively (and authentically) take the lead in a relationship. 

    Did you enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It helps us get into the ears of new listeners, expand the ManTalks Community, and help others find the self-leadership they’re looking for.

    Are you looking to find purpose, navigate transition, or fix your relationships, all with a powerful group of men from around the world? Check out The Alliance and join me today. 

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    • 15 min
    Doug McKinley - The Shifting Landscape Of Leadership

    Doug McKinley - The Shifting Landscape Of Leadership

    Does effectively leading a company have anything in common with leading your own personal development? Of course, but what parts? This is why I brought in Doug McKinley, whose career has allowed him to bridge an individual psychological practice with coaching execs and organization heads.

    We cover adversity and bouncing back from it, the similarities between self-leadership and leadership within an organization, the ways men find success (or hardship) in both, some of the conflicts between what society tells about leadership and what actual effective leading looks like, and how it all. comes. back. to. discipline.

    Doug McKinley spent the first 15 years of his vocational life serving as a clinical psychologist and founded his own group practice in the early 90s. He was honored to be able to assist clients in the relief of unnecessary suffering and finding a healing path forward. While this was fulfilling in its own right, Doug knew that he wanted to do more; the collective insights of 30 years of investing in people have led him to the conclusion that clarity and culture are not simply “nice to have.”

    After meeting Pat Williams, renowned leadership coach and author, at a conference on marriage counseling, Doug transitioned from clinical psychology into serving clients as an executive leadership development coach and consultant. Part of this transition included moving on from his clinical practice and founding an executive coaching firm. In 2012, Doug created a successful consulting company with a business partner that they would run together until selling it in late 2017.

    McKinley currency runs DLM Pathways, an organization dedicated to guiding leaders increase their self-awareness, discover their purpose, and develop their competencies. Doug holds a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the Adler Professional School of Psychology and a Master's Degree in counseling from Wright State University. He has earned the Master Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation and is a practicing member of ICF. Doug is the author of The Resiliency Quest: A Journey of Personal Leadership Development for the Thriving Physician, and the co-author of Go Positive: Lead to Engage. He’s also authored several training program manuals that focus on leadership development.  

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    • 44 min
    The Real Reason Women Leave Nice Guys

    The Real Reason Women Leave Nice Guys

    Continuing the discussion of nice guys, I wanted to think out loud a little about a question I get a lot: if women want men who are more open, more vulnerable, more reliable, more caring, why is it they still reject men who are those things? It's a complicated subject, and worth thinking about.

    Did you enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It helps us get into the ears of new listeners, expand the ManTalks Community, and help others find the self-leadership they’re looking for.

    Are you looking to find purpose, navigate transition, or fix your relationships, all with a powerful group of men from around the world? Check out The Alliance and join me today. 

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    • 12 min
    Angus Fletcher - Change Your Story, Change Your Life

    Angus Fletcher - Change Your Story, Change Your Life

    Forgive me while I geek out for the rest of the week about this fantastic conversation! After reading Angus' book Wonderworks: Literary Invention and the Science of Stories, I knew I had to get him on the show. Story, myth, and narrative are incredible tools for change, and knowing how they affect us down to the neurological level is Angus' specialty. Listen in for...

    -How narrative shifts not just our perspective, but our entire life.
    -How literature and apology are two of the oldest, most powerful human inventions.
    -A quick look at why AI will never surpass human intelligence
    -How we're losing narrative diversity—and why that's leading to polarization.
    -The function of anger.

    Angus Fletcher is a professor of story science at Ohio State's Project Narrative, the world's leading academic think-tank for the study of stories. He has dual degrees in neuroscience and literature, received his Ph.D. specializing in Shakespeare from Yale, taught Shakespeare at Stanford, and has published two books and dozens of peer-reviewed academic articles on the scientific workings of novels, poetry, film, and theatre. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has done story-consulting for projects for Sony, Disney, the BBC, Amazon, PBS, and Universal, and is the author/presenter of the Audible/Great Courses Guide to Screenwriting.

    Connect with Angus

    -Website: https://www.angusfletcher.co/

    -Book: Wonderworks: Literary Invention and the Science of Stories: https://amzn.to/3smnhjQ

    -LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angus-fletcher-99713617/

     

    Did you enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It helps us get into the ears of new listeners, expand the ManTalks Community, and help others find the self-leadership they’re looking for.

    Are you looking to find purpose, navigate transition, or fix your relationships, all with a powerful group of men from around the world? Check out The Alliance and join me today. 

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    • 49 min
    Break Free From Nice Guy Syndrome

    Break Free From Nice Guy Syndrome

    I've worked with men for almost a decade now, am good friends with Dr. Robert Glover, and we've both witnessed the evolution of Nice Guys over the years. I won't lie to you and say breaking free from being the stereotypical "nice guy" is easy—in fact, it's more difficult than most people imagine. But there are a few fundamental things to keep in mind that will make it happen.

    Did you enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It helps us get into the ears of new listeners, expand the ManTalks Community, and help others find the self-leadership they’re looking for.

    Are you looking to find purpose, navigate transition, or fix your relationships, all with a powerful group of men from around the world? Check out The Alliance and join me today. 

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    Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts  | Spotify

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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
295 Ratings

295 Ratings

blakeroberts ,

Leads with Vulnerability

10/10 times I’m going to “follow” or be more inspired by the one who leads with vulnerability and knowledge, rather than just knowledge. Connor does that in a way that inspires the listener to engage in the same type of genuine self-work. Grateful for this show!

Dan-Johnson ,

Always a unique angle

I listen to a LOT of podcasts, especially podcasts specifically for guys. I have really enjoyed ManTalks because Connor always approaches topics with an angle and perspective I don't hear anywhere else. I always know I'm going to get content that is helpful, thought-provoking, and encouraging. Thank you Connor for the work you do!

Varga49 ,

Ringing True

This was an excellent interview with a man who has been my friend since I became a scholar of the Orphan Wisdom School, now some 10 years ago. I don’t say this to “toot my own horn”, but to say that in my time at the school Stephen reintroduced the idea of using Etymology as a tool to broaden inquiry. We, as North Americans, are all, and have all been exposed to the metastasized phenomenon of “Social Hypnosis”, AKA enculturation. In spite of this, clearly not everyone “ takes to” this sort of broad spectrum type of enculturation for any number of percolations. Meaning; it looks like some young folks the likes of yourself have that longing for that something which rings true! My Good Amigo Stephen does Ring True! Good Luck with your work!

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