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A podcast for people of every stripe - all about the state of men, manhood and masculinity in our ever-changing world. With humility, depth, humor, and more than a little irreverence, Mojo for the Modern Man invites listeners into stories and deep conversations about what goes on at the crossroads of manhood, leadership, creativity, curiosity, vulnerability and responsibility. Mojo for the Modern Man entertains, teaches, invites reflection and engagement - and points toward more sustainable, healthy, and generative expressions of manhood.

Mojo for the Modern Man Ken Mossman

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    • 4.6 • 7 Ratings

A podcast for people of every stripe - all about the state of men, manhood and masculinity in our ever-changing world. With humility, depth, humor, and more than a little irreverence, Mojo for the Modern Man invites listeners into stories and deep conversations about what goes on at the crossroads of manhood, leadership, creativity, curiosity, vulnerability and responsibility. Mojo for the Modern Man entertains, teaches, invites reflection and engagement - and points toward more sustainable, healthy, and generative expressions of manhood.

    Rootless and Restless to Powerful and Loving with David Jurasek - Act 1

    Rootless and Restless to Powerful and Loving with David Jurasek - Act 1

    David Jurasek joins me today to share his profound insights on navigating shame, embracing authenticity, and embarking on the transformative journey towards self-discovery. Through heartfelt anecdotes and candid reflections, David illuminates the importance of confronting his inner demons of shame and self-doubt, which ultimately aided him in cultivating more genuine connections with others. As we explore the depths of human experience, David leaves us with a powerful reminder: "I want to live in the truth now," beckoning us all to strip away what’s unimportant and doesn’t truly serve us in the pursuit of a genuine life.

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    INTEGRITY Therapy is run by David Jurasek, a father, husband, Sensei and Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with 25 years experience helping boys and men of all ages.

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    Truth, Determination, and Success with Don'Angelo Bivens - Act 2

    Truth, Determination, and Success with Don'Angelo Bivens - Act 2

    I hope that you’re as excited as I am to welcome back Don Angelo Bivens for a captivating Act 2 of our conversation. Together, we navigate the intricate landscape of modern living, delving into the pressures of capitalism and the invaluable art of slowing down to foster genuine connections. Seeking answers amidst today's complexities, Don Angelo imparts profound insights on the power of self-awareness and the transformative journey toward authenticity, ultimately leaving us with a message of love, self-leadership, and the imperative of crafting a legacy rooted in integrity.

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    Don’Angelo Bivens is a Certified Executive Coach, a Leadership Facilitator, and Speaker with a heart for humanity. While the bottom line in business is profit, how we attain that profit is key. 
    Don’Angelo has both a deep understanding of what drives human behavior and the innate ability to produce results that are of great importance to leaders: meaningful, effective, and lasting solutions to obstacles that arise regularly. For this reason, Don’Angelo is highly sought after as a facilitator and coach who cuts through the noise.
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    Truth, Determination, and Success with Don'Angelo Bivens - Act 1

    Truth, Determination, and Success with Don'Angelo Bivens - Act 1

    Today I had the absolute pleasure of chatting with Don’Angelo Bivens, delving into his fascinating upbringing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. From navigating the challenges of poverty and discrimination to embracing his identity as a gay Black man, Don’Angelo's journey is nothing short of inspiring. He has this inspiring aura of resilience and self-acceptance, and throughout our conversation, he emphasized the importance of grounding oneself amidst life's chaos and seeking support from genuine, agenda-free sources. It was a much needed reminder that authenticity and self-discovery go hand in hand, leaving me with a newfound appreciation for the power of embracing one's true self.

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    Don’Angelo Bivens is a Certified Executive Coach, a Leadership Facilitator, and Speaker with a heart for humanity. While the bottom line in business is profit, how we attain that profit is key. 
    Don’Angelo has both a deep understanding of what drives human behavior and the innate ability to produce results that are of great importance to leaders: meaningful, effective, and lasting solutions to obstacles that arise regularly. For this reason, Don’Angelo is highly sought after as a facilitator and coach who cuts through the noise.
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    Men's Tears and Mindfulness with Dxtr Spits - Act 2

    Men's Tears and Mindfulness with Dxtr Spits - Act 2

    Today I am joined once again  by Dxter Spitz, the visionary behind the "How Men Cry,"  movement, revolutionizing men's mental health. We delve into the complexities of masculinity, exploring themes of compassion and authenticity, and Dxter's refreshing perspective challenges conventional stereotypes, emphasizing the strength found in vulnerability. Before wrapping up, Dxter leaves us with some sage advice;  "Vulnerability can be your greatest asset." 
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    Jordan “Dxtr Spits” Holmes was raised in Prince George’s county Maryland, a suburb of Washington D.C. His curious mind led him to become a jack of all trades as a scientist/engineer, musician, spoken word artist, and entrepreneur.  Holmes relocated to Chicago in 2014 after graduating from Virginia Tech where he got his degree as a Materials Science Engineer and met his mentor Dr. Nikki Giovanni.
    He began the pursuit of his music career as Dxtr Spits, a witty, impactful, and energized lyricist. Holmes is the Founder and CEO of “Onli Packs”, an apparel and backpack brand that utilizes art from local artists. He prioritizes community reinvestment and creates community support initiatives utilizing his company and brands. His versatility and hustle has landed him attention locally and nationally including: NPR, The Chicago Tribune, Vocalo Radio, Voyage Chicago, & These Days News.
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    Men's Tears and Mindfulness with Dxtr Spits - Act 1

    Men's Tears and Mindfulness with Dxtr Spits - Act 1

    In the latest episode of Mojo for the Modern Man, I had the pleasure of chatting with Dexter Spitz, a man who's as deep as he is insightful. Hailing from PG County, Maryland, Dexter opened up about his journey growing up in a whirlwind of family dynamics, divorces, and remarriages. We dove into his coping mechanisms, from creative outlets to the classic trio of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Dexter didn't hold back, sharing how his sensitivity often left him feeling overwhelmed and seeking escape.
    But here's where it gets real: Dexter unpacked the importance of compassion and mindfulness, urging listeners to slow down and embrace their vulnerabilities. His reflections on distinguishing between personal and external emotions were not only profound but downright enlightening. It's like he's handing out emotional wisdom nuggets left and right.
    As we wrapped up, Dexter left us with a challenge: to cultivate mindfulness and compassion as tools for navigating life's twists and turns. This episode was a crash course in emotional intelligence with a side of witty banter.

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    Jordan “Dxtr Spits” Holmes was raised in Prince George’s county Maryland, a suburb of Washington D.C. His curious mind led him to become a jack of all trades as a scientist/engineer, musician, spoken word artist, and entrepreneur.  Holmes relocated to Chicago in 2014 after graduating from Virginia Tech where he got his degree as a Materials Science Engineer and met his mentor Dr. Nikki Giovanni.
    He began the pursuit of his music career as Dxtr Spits, a witty, impactful, and energized lyricist. Holmes is the Founder and CEO of “Onli Packs”, an apparel and backpack brand that utilizes art from local artists. He prioritizes community reinvestment and creates community support initiatives utilizing his company and brands. His versatility and hustle has landed him attention locally and nationally including: NPR, The Chicago Tribune, Vocalo Radio, Voyage Chicago, & These Days News.
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    • 37 min
    Basement Booze, Family, and the Mirror Moment with Luke Iorio - Act 2

    Basement Booze, Family, and the Mirror Moment with Luke Iorio - Act 2

    I am back today with Luke Iorio and we kick off Act 2 by diving headfirst into the deep end of personal growth and manhood. Luke, a seasoned veteran in the world of personal development, dishes out some serious wisdom on vulnerability, transformation, and the art of men's work. Together, we uncover the magic of genuine connections and the transformative power of what Luke calls "soul ships" - those relationships that don't let us off the hook easily. As we wrap up, Luke leaves us with a gem: the journey to true freedom and authenticity is paved with friendships that challenge and uplift us.
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    Luke is a dad, a husband, an entrepreneur, sought-after coach, and adventurer – of this great land and of the human spirit (especially his own). His journey has included working for his own father, starting and running his own small consulting practice, and then going on to join, build, and lead as CEO one of the largest and most prestigious coach training organizations in the world, iPEC.
    Since iPEC, Luke’s personal work – when he’s not with his family or with a private client – led him beyond the modern practice, science and research that drove his work in coaching, to exploring various wisdom, spiritual, and indigenous traditions as he sought to re-connect to his passion, a deeper purpose and calling, and grow himself to be of more service.
    Chronicled on the podcast series On This Walk with Luke Iorio, this path after several years led Luke to his current business partner and the organization, Man on Fire Rising. Man on Fire is a men’s personal growth organization focused on helping men rise with passion, power, and purpose. We know that the last breath every man wants is the breath of Freedom – which will be filled with fulfillment, joy, and the knowing that you loved, lived, and gave fully to this life.


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Stellar Guest List

Any pod that explores ways for men to deepen their self reflection and grow their humanity and has a guest list that includes Ashanti Branch and Dr. Keith Edwards is one to tune into!

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