Well last night it happened- the first ever round of “ManTalks” took the stage here in Vancouver and it was a brilliant success.
The premise for this event is to support men in establishing communities of fellow high vibin, conscious and awake men.
Women have these networks all over the place- we are natural connectors. It’s now time to support our male friends, partners, brothers, fathers in creating more masculine networks that are based in the vibration of authenticity, vulnerability and real rawness.
Human beings are freaking masters of illusion. We are so good at putting on the “I’m fine- everything is perfect” mask. When we do so we run the risk of loosing the opportunity to truly connect with each other and experience the bliss of human heart connection.
For this connection to happen we gotta let down our guard, we have to allow ourselves to be seen and we have to open up and be vulnerable enough to let the stuff we would rather keep hidden be shared from a place of power, possibility and evolution.
This is what ManTalks is all about, creating the environment for men to dive into the fabulousness of community, of their vulnerability and ultimately of their humanity. I am so freaking thrilled of how the first event went. The speakers were all incredible and set the tone for a really incredible community to begin to unfold and the opening of such a significant cultural conversation to begin.
I’m so proud of my warrior man who by sharing his truth, his vulnerability and leadership has called this same gift out of some pretty incredible men in this Vancouver community. I also really dig that it’s an open space for women to come to watch and connect with men who are diving in and leading by conscious example.
I think its so easy for us as a collective female gender to formulate stereotypes about men or ideas about their ability to open, be real and be raw. I quite enjoyed the sharing, the stories and the inspiration that came out of each of them and as a woman I am thrilled to watch a community of like minded and like hearted men (and women) take shape.
This is a massive win for our collective human family. One step closer to harmony, unity and ultimate love connection!
For all you curious cats here is some info on each of the speakers!
Co-Founder of FS Financial Strategies. FS is a social conscious financial strategy group that donates $50 to any charity of your choice after a consultation through their Mission of Care program.
Co-Founder of Eartheasy. Eartheasy is an online store for anything and everything sustainable. Their goal is simple: to encourage, inspire and inform people about the benefits of a simpler, less material lifestyle, and the importance of protecting our natural environment as the source of our well-being.
Co-Founder of Debrand. Debrand is an innovative pioneer specializing in secure and responsible recycling solutions for corporate waste. They find unique and environmentally friendly ways to recycle materials while respecting brand protection.
Founder of PhilipMckernan.com, a boutique experiential retreat based company dedicated to connecting people to what they love. Best selling author, runs retreats around the world, speaks around the world, work with companies and individuals to help them create a more meaningful life by connecting to the things they love. I work with high level athletes, entrepreneurs, actors, couples and anyone who gets in their own way to real fulfillment.
Founder of ManTalks a platform for men to authentically share their biggest challenges, passions and purpose to inspire the development and like minded and like hearted community. Connor is a leadership and development expert who thrives in the environments of effectively directing people how to lead, inspire and grow their teams in the most on purpose manor. He is a coach and mentor for men who have a desire to positively impact the world through the work they do and the lives they live and the best part he walks the walk and talks the talk. He is a true leader who leads by clear example. His willingness to openly share is vulnerabilities, rawness and masculinity is what makes him a source of authentic inspiration to his community and to this world.
All of the proceeds from last nights event (nearly $600) is being donated to charity. Our charity of choice this time around is Music Heals we were blessed to have the executive director Chris Brandt join us in the evenings festivities!
I am so proud of my partner for putting together this event and taking his vision and making it a reality. His story is one of complete transformation and I know will be a catalyzing force for more men to reclaim their true authentic power and shine in their incredible masculine essence.
There is a massive awakening happening and I am blessed to know my partner and all of these men and women are a massive catalyst for change.
Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!