Episode 22: Connor Beaton/Calling Men Forward

It’s really cool to see a lot of organizations working hard to help men out in understanding their own masculinity and to help people in general. One of them that caught my eye is one from Vancouver named ManTalks. Now ManTalks is self-described to help “modern man to evolve. Through authenticity, community, purpose & accountability.” Founded by entrepreneur Connor Beaton, ManTalks wanted to move beyond the psychoanalytic or “support group” model of a men’s group, but instead focus on what makes men in general, excited, focused, and wanting to come back from. His themes of presence, vulnerability, and community were important for him to be a better man and found that it could help others. He does this through his various events in which he invites speakers from all around the world hosted in places like San Francisco, Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto. A weekly podcast, and specifically a group called Mastermind, in which men make time to connect with each other through intentional gatherings, and they are full of men who in his words “call you forward.” I got a chance to talk to Connor about ManTalks back in November and I’m excited to share this with you.

ManTalks is also host for the Real Talk Summit w/ Gary Vaynerchuk and you can get an early bird ticket for it if you’re in the Vancouver area:





By German V

My name is German Villegas and I have worked with youth and males in a human service capacity for 5 years plus. It was one of my passions to help out males of all kinds in their quest for their own perfect manhood, and to be a better ally to the many marginalized population in my community and beyond.

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