Shattering the Mask of Masculinity with Connor Beaton

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When society tells men to “man up” and “suck it up,” their immediate response is often to bury their true emotions, only to fall into the trap of self-sabotage, anxiety, and depression.

But there is strength in vulnerability, and it takes a courageous heart to explore those insecurities and share them with the world.

It’s my pleasure to share this conversation with Connor Beaton, the visionary behind ManTalks, an international organization focused on men’s wellness, success, and fulfillment.

As an author and speaker who has shared the stage with Lewis Howes and Gary Vaynerchuk, Connor’s unique insights cut through the noise of traditional masculinity, offering men worldwide a guiding light toward a more fulfilling life.

Connor inspires men to confront their weaknesses and embrace their emotions, shattering the ego-driven image of a “real man.”

In our conversation, you’ll learn:

  • How to gain better control of your fears, anger, and self-doubts.
  • How to regulate your mind and body under stress and conflict.
  • Why young men need masculine role models more than ever.

Here are my favorite moments from our conversation:

  • Using your “dark side” as a beacon for finding meaning in life.
  • How the lack of fatherly masculine energy destroys young men.
  • Running away from fear and anger robs our loved ones of our masculine presence.
  • Facing insecurities instead of numbing them down with shallow distractions.
  • Why the best relationships help you grow through pain and trauma.
  • Do this the next time you feel the need to lash out!
“A lot of young men in our society really don’t know where they belong, they don’t know where they fit in, and they don’t know where to find meaning in life.” - Connor Beaton Click To Tweet “Sometimes men struggle to be the grounded and mature fathers our children need because we still feel like a kid inside.” - Connor Beaton Click To Tweet “A lot of guys have bought into the notion that as a man, I’m stronger if I just suppress things.” - Connor Beaton Click To Tweet

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Connor Beaton Bio

Connor Beaton

Connor Beaton is the founder of ManTalks, an international organization focused on men’s wellness, success, and fulfillment. He runs a top-ranked podcast, is the author of Men’s Work, and has spent a decade working with men. His teachings draw from an in-depth apprenticeship in Jungian psychology, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Buddhist and Taoist traditions.

Connor has spoken on stage at TEDx with Lewis Howes and Gary Vaynerchuk, taking ManTalks to dozens of cities internationally. He has been featured on platforms like the United Nations, Forbes, Huffington Post, HeForShe, The Good Men Project, CBC, and the National Post.

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