There has never been a lack of positive male role models, only the lack of media coverage of them.
There are positive role models in all segments of society which are not shown in the media.
As men, it is our responsibility to be great role models.
It is important for us to be mentors and teachers that share our knowledge and wisdom.
Dr. Ray Blanchard is a Lifestyle Architect, who is grounded in transformational principles and “heroic leadership.”
He is a master international trainer, seminar designer, corporate consultant, founder of Ray Blanchard Training Systems which operates TrainUP, the train-the-trainer program, and founder of BLANCHARD CONSULTING GROUP.
He is a partner in SPECTRUM LIFE DESIGN HQ, LLC and is the owner of the SUPER SEMINAR Series. Ray co-founded Transformational Media Group, and he is Co-Executive Producer of the movie THE ANSWER To Absolutely Everything and the upcoming documentary movie, “Reinvented”.
Rico Ricketts has dedicated his life to supporting men in embracing the idea that they can live rewarding and fulfilling lives no matter what their age. Rico specializes in working with men who have crossed the 50 year old thresholds in their lives and are wanting to maintain aliveness and vigor and a sense of purpose and meaning in their lives. As an elder and mentor, he guides men on an inner journey of transformation to support them in creating extraordinary lives filled with infinite possibilities.
Stefan is the owner and operator of the Good Brotha's Book Cafe in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. As an entrepreneur and book lover he definitely shatters the stereotypes about black men. Be sure to check out this interview to learn more about his bookstore and cafe and how he is promoting books, coffee, and conversations in his community.
Armon R. Perry, Ph.D., MSW is Professor at the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work. Dr. Perry teaches Introduction to Social Work and Social Work Practice with Families. Dr. Perry’s research interests are fathers’ involvement in the lives of their children and African American men’s contributions to family functioning. In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Perry has professional experience as a child protective services social worker and as a parent education curriculum facilitator.
Gregory is a Self-mastery Coach and Founder of “Zen Friend & Urban Monk,” a one-on-one coaching platform for black, highly sensitive-intuitive, masculine-identified men who are seeking to master the magic of their emotions and manifest the life of their dreams.He is also Co-founder of “King’s College - The Divine Masculine Series” - a safe, virtual container for men of obvious African ancestry to learn how to embody healthy, integrated masculinity.
W.J. Alexander & Associates (WJA) was established in 1980 by Mr. Willie J. Alexander. Mr. Alexander began his insurance career in 1973 with Sun Life of Canada while playing defensive back for the National Football League’s (NFL) Houston Oilers. Over the seven years during his dual career as an insurance broker and football player, he developed strong entrepreneurial skills as a lead broker for several major insurance companies specializing in life insurance, group health insurance and estate preservation. Finally, after playing nine years in the NFL (1971-1980), Mr. Alexander retired in March 1980 to establish W.J. Alexander & Associates
Dr. Antonio Webb is a fellowship trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Author, and Keynote Speaker. Currently, he practices medicine in San Antonio, Texas and has special interest in minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS), robotics/computer navigation, and artificial disc replacement. To learn more about Dr. Webb please visit www.antoniowebbmd.com
Collin is an Executive Producer and Videographer with expertise in online show, web series, and film creation, video production, photography, technical directing, editing, lighting, audio, live stream, web broadcasting, online event management, advertising & marketing. He is enamored with the entire process of content creation, and possess a creative eye for detail and a keen ability to bring concepts and ideas to reality.
Kelly Marianno helps coaches and consultants to make 5 figures per month attracting 4-6 clients per month. He has been helping entrepreneurs of various types since 2009 when he started helping would be entrepreneurs to get started on their pursuits of profits.
Robert is a Mechanical Engineer and Sustainability Consultant who is passionate about Design and Sustainability. He provides consulting in the areas of HVAC + Green Building Design, Microgrid Optimization, and Sustainable Business Practices for small and medium-sized firms. He collaborates with industry professionals and academics and also holds a patent with Apple.
He is committed to teaching the next generation of engineers the importance of design and function.
I had the opportunity with Jon Walton to speak with Jayson Gaddis, who is the founder of The Relationship School, about the current state of black men in America. Jayson is committed to healing the current racial divide in society and he wanted to have an open honest dialog with black men about how we were dealing with the trauma associated with the senseless killing of George Floyd. In this episode Jon and I discuss the challenges black men face in society and offer insights for black men to inspire hope and optimism about the future.
Kriste is a writer, speaker, media producer, and outdoorist, who is passionate about the outdoors and using nature as a healing resource for women. She leads outdoor retreats to support women in accessing their divine feminine essence and challenges them to say "Yes" to life by finding their joy. Although she primarily focuses on women, her message of saying "Yes" to life transcends gender and she is encouraging men to nurture a love for the outdoors and to engage in their own inner healing. Her energy is infectious and she is shattering the stereotypes that black people do not love communing with nature and taking care of the environment.
Urban American Outdoors (UAO) is the first African-American owned and produced adventure-sports reality TV show based in the U.S. Hosted by Wayne Hubbard, filming began in 1999 showing the outdoors from a different, more culturally diverse perspective. In 2003, Urban American Outdoors TV launched into syndication, airing on a number cable TV networks. Since that time UAO TV has received four (4) EMMY nominations, and won more than 50 broadcast awards for our contributions to diversifying U.S. television.
Kedrick is a talented actor who is catching the attention of major network execs, directors and producers throughout the film and television world. He has had recurring roles on the NBC new hit medical show, NEW AMSTERDAM, Oscar Award Winning Cuba Gooding Jr. ‘s theatrical directorial debut, BAYOU CAVIAR, the hit CW superhero show, BLACK LIGHTNING (Season 2&3), the much-anticipated horror film sequel executive produced by Spike Lee, TALES FROM THE HOOD 2, the hit lifetime tv movie, SURVIVING COMPTON, Oprah Winfrey’s critically acclaimed drama series, GREENLEAF, John Legend’s executive produced series UNDERGROUND, and John Ridley’s critically-acclaimed ABC crime drama AMERICAN CRIME.
Che is an entrepreneur who is committed to empowering entrepreneurs to gain the knowledge and the skills to build successful companies. In this video, he shares some of the obstacles he had to overcome to build his business, and he also shares why the most important thing he focuses on is his faith and his family. He is a high octane motivational speaker that walks his talk and loves being in service to others.
Sean is an educator who recognized the need for black male teachers and he has dedicated his life to teaching young people the importance of science and technology. He combines hip hop dance and music with his teaching skills to keep young people engaged and excited about learning. He is launching the Sean Patterson Academy in which he has designed a unique curriculum that teaches self-awareness and empowerment, as well as chemistry and science.
Olivier is the host of the Awaken The Awesome podcast. He has dedicated his life to inspiring others to awaken the awesome within them to build rewarding and fulfilling lives. In this interview, he shares the importance of family and why family should always come first. He also shares how he deals with being a black man in Canada and why he remains optimistic about the future despite the current racial tension being felt around the globe.
Join Coach Michael Taylor in this much-needed conversation about the changing roles of manhood and masculinity. In this interview, he shares why he does not believe there is such a thing as "toxic masculinity" and contrary to mainstream media, he believes the overwhelming majority of men are actually good men who are sometimes trapped in antiquated paradigms of masculinity. He also discusses the difference between masculinity and femininity and explains why the two are not gender-specific.
Tyrone is a former financial advisor who decided to take the leap and launch his own company. His business tagline says " We Maximize the Revenue, Profits, and Value of Small Businesses. In this interview, we discuss the challenges of running a business and why there has never been a better time to become an entrepreneur. He also shares why he doesn't allow his race to keep him from living his dream.
Hakim Erwin interviews Coach Michael Taylor for an in-depth discussion on various topics ranging from how to overcome racism, how men have been led astray to believe it's not "manly" to express our emotions, the 5 Illusions of Manhood which keep men feeling stuck and disconnected and a wide range of other topics. They also discuss his latest book, The Cure For Onlyness, which provides wisdom and guidance for men to experience joy, passion, and purpose! Sit back, relax, and be blessed by the JUST JUMP PODCAST, Episode #20, “The Coach” Hosted by The Orator of Enrichment, Hakim Erwin.
Hakim is known as The Orator Of Enrichment and he is focused on training leaders to excel in their positions to support them in being the best leaders they can be. His Just Jump Podcast is a motivational and inspirational program designed to encourage anyone to have faith in their dreams and to gain the courage to Just Jump right into them.
Ralph is CEO & Thought Leader of Optimized Learning LLC. As a Corporate Performance Expert, he has been in the field of personal development and transformation for 25 years and has held key corporate leadership positions in the insurance and finance industries. Ralph has completed extensive research in the field of performance expertise, building and sustaining high impact teams through his work at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business executive program, and deep practice applied in the workplace and career space.
In this episode Idris talks about dealing with being from Nigeria and how he stays connected to his heritage and being a man of color. He also shares his love for music and why he chose to gain a degree in economics as well as becoming a lawyer. He also shares his reasons for optimism and how he has been able to deal with adversity in his life.
President of Icarus Consulting which is a veteran-owned consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations create inclusive cultures that leverage diversity and inclusion for a competitive advantage. We accomplish this by developing strategies which enable our clients to attract, develop, and retain highly skilled talent from an emerging diverse workforce and, at the same time, enhance the engagement, knowledge, and skill of current employees.
Daren is the writer and director of an upcoming Sci-Fi television series called The Spring. It is an innovative approach to film making because he places a lot of emphasis on combining dance and art to create beautifully orchestrated movements combined with a deep spiritual and philosophical story line.
Jewel is a therapist who specializes in coaching high level executives to embrace healthy masculinity and find inner peace. He is the founder of Black Executive Men (BEM) and he is committed to helping 50,000 black men find inner peace by 2030.
Brandon Alexander is the founder of NewAgeGents which is an organization that supports men in being extraordinary gentleman. In this interview he shares tips on being a man of integrity and honor and discusses some of the unique psychological challenges men of color have to deal with.
Dwayne is a digital artist that creates beautiful pieces of art using digital technology. His creations are absolutely stunning and the fact he is self taught makes his story and his art even more appealing. In this episode we talk about the importance of embracing beauty and he shares some of the inspiration for a wide selection of his paintings.
Dennis is a therapist who facilitates a mens group called Brothers Helping Brothers. In this conversation we discuss the importance of understanding trauma and healing, seeking emotional support as men, why we do not agree with corporal punishment for children and how early childhood trauma impacts our lives. It's a powerful conversation that every black man should check out.
K.A. is the author of a wonderful children's book titled Perfect Just Like You. The book is designed to empower children to accept themselves just the way they are and to understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. It is a wonderfully illustrated book with a powerful message and a great resource for building confidence in children.
Chase is a personal development coach and author of the book Kick Rocks. In this candid interview Chase speaks openly and honestly about healing from emotional and physical trauma and the importance of self love.
This conversation is possibly one of the most important conversations that are not being had in the black community. It is a thought provoking conversation that provides insights and challenges the stereotypes that black men aren't willing to change.
Jonathan is a stay at home dad, speaker, author and personal growth coach that shatters stereotypes about what it means to be a father and he also courageously discusses mental health issues like dyslexia and ADHD.In this conversation he talks about his new book The Little Boy In Me in which he shares his trials and triumphs of dealing with his struggles with mental health and how he overcame those challenges to become a joyful stay at home dad.
Paul has 20 years of corporate experience in human resources consultation, pre-sales analysis, public speaking, development training, and coaching.
He serves humanity and his community and others by teaching yoga, being a fitness coach and guide, and delivering health and well-Being sessions to help others achieve the best version of themselves.
Join us for this heart opening dialog about essence, healing, forgiveness and recognizing your divinity.
Jason is the founder of The Lives of Men which is an integrated media and lifestyle company focused on chronicling the stories and diverse interests of men of color. TLoM exists as a resource for men as we navigate various life stages. By embracing a feminist, inclusive perspective, our goal is to inspire, activate and nurture the development of well-rounded men.
Rick Williams is a men's coach who teaches men how to create true connection and intimacy in their relationships. He incorporates a wide variety of techniques and modalities to support and challenge men to move past antiquated masculine roles and encourages them to discover their true authentic selves.
One negative stereotype about black men is the myth of the deadbeat dad. Join Coach Michael Taylor in this completely unscripted interview with his son Mike as they shatter that stereotype. In the conversation they discuss openly and honestly their love for one anotherand talks about important issues like divorce, dealing with challenges in life and what it means to love each other unconditionally.
Tyrone Smith is a nationally recognized lecturer and motivational speaker. After he retired from playing professional football with the San Francisco 49ers, Tyrone dedicated his life to helping youth and young adults score in life by obtaining the tools needed to enhance academic, social and moral development. Tyrone’s philosophy, which stresses educational prowess and proactive social behavior, helps today’s youth and young adults become the leaders of tomorrow.
Ellis is a Professional Performance & Leadership Development Expert/Speaker/Trainer & Consultant who specializes in helping teams both corporate and otherwise, create synergistic relationships so their performance and productivity excels. He is as entrepreneurial as one can get and loves to inspire others to spread their entrepreneurial wings too! His company is Short Street Strategic Solutions.
Michael is a 20 year old college student who is currently running to be the next mayor of Washington D.C. He definitely shatters the stereotype of young black males and he is a role model and provides a sense of optimism for our youth with his intelligence, compassion and courage.
Raymond is the founder of Metromorphosis which is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform urban communities from within. Through this mission, the organization seeks to develop and mobilize a critical mass of engaged citizens to design and implement sustainable solutions to persistent community challenges.
Derrell is the founder of Fresh Tech Solutionz; a startup that develops affordable mobile apps and websites for small businesses. Derrell is very active in the community and has recently co-founded another business called Granny's Grand Children to inspire the next generation by encouraging entrepreneurship, black excellence, and multi-generational wealth.
Ashante is the founder of an organization named Ever Forward. Founded in 2004, the Ever Forward Club mentors young men of color in middle and high school by providing them with safe, brave communities that build character and transform lives.Our mission is to give young men a chance to get real.
Ahmad is a leadership futurist, educator, coach and speaker. He advises companies, start-ups, governments, colleges and universities on big shifts and global trends impacting the future of learning, talent and the economy.
Karl T. S. Jackson is a Software Release and Program Manager at On Center Software in The Woodlands, Texas where he manages and directs software releases and company projects. He is launching a new men’s grooming line to help promote healthier options for men called the Black Beard Brigade.
Michael Brown helps people learn how to make their money work for them using simple financial concepts. He is an expert in financial services and teaching financial literacy. He is committed to empowering families to make better financial choices and to insure they are able to reach their financial goals.
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