Nige Atkinson, author of the forthcoming book Odd Man Out: Breaking The Vow of Male Silence, firmly believes that every man is whole and has the right to feel and express all of his emotions, despite the toxic vow of silence that men everywhere are living under today.
Nige has over 20 years’ experience of breaking the vow of male silence in his own life and in that time he has become a skilled and experienced facilitator of support groups and workshops. Nige is also a champion natural bodybuilder, a keen method actor and an enthusiastic fish keeper. He lives in Sussex, England, with his wife Elloa and their rescue West Highland White Terrier, Molly Miracle.
An article you might want to check out which he wrote for Good Men Project:
If you haven't seen the Netflix documentary The Mask You Live In, it's a great synopsis of the issues men face, although we didn't feel it provided much of a solution.
Jason Goldberg: How putting fake tattoos on strippers as a kid taught him to live a not so serious life
What does an award-winning entrepreneur, a TEDx Speaker, a baconatarian (thats a vegetarian who still eats bacon), a funky sock lover, a former rapper (who opened for the Wu-Tang Clan - YES, really!) and a previously 332lb man (who has since lost over 130lbs despite his affinity for bacon) have in common?
They are all the same guy!
Jason “JG” Goldberg is a geek, turned entrepreneur, turned international speaker, educator, best-selling author and the Founder and Chief Humor-izer at Not-So-Serious University (www.NotSoSeriousU.com).
After spending nearly 15 years in technology, followed by co-founding an award-winning executive transportation company and then serving as CEO of a technology commercialization firm in partnership with NASA, JG decided that there was something more he could be doing to make an impact in people’s lives and businesses.
He now blends his love of personal growth, comedy (and sometimes even rap music), with his speaking, training and workshops to help people open their minds, transform their lives and businesses and pee their pants from laughter (...okay maybe not literally on that last one, but no judgment if it happens).
JG brings the Aha’s and the Haha’s to thousands of aspiring and inspiring leaders, entrepreneurs and groups every year to create the mindset and the skill set to become powerful Self-Leaders, be more prosperous, have more fun and create a bigger impact in the world!
JG is also the author of the #1 International Best-Seller on (SELF) Leadership: “Prison Break: Vanquish the Victim, Own Your Obstacles, and Lead Your Life” (www.TheJasonGoldberg.com/PrisonBreak).
You can connect with him and probably see way more pictures of his pit bull Lola than you’d like at www.TheJasonGoldberg.com and at www.Facebook.com/TheJasonGoldberg
In this episode, I have a personal conversation with the powerful Rich Litvin.
Rich is an expert at taking high-achievers to the greatest levels of success. His clients are high performers. They are often powerful women. They have a bias for action, a track record of success and of doing daring work.
Rich believes that you are confident, successful, powerful. You are driven to make a difference, to make a contribution. You achieve at the highest levels. You have a cause to fight, you’re putting your stake in the ground because you have a compelling drive to step up.
He is the Founder of The Confident Woman’s Salon and The High-Achieving Introvert Project. He is also the co-author of The Prosperous Coach. He leads an online learning community for coaches, called Evercoach.
In this episode I have a personal conversation with the powerful Dr Robert Glover.
In a twist of fate, I first met Dr Glover on a flight between LAX and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Dr Glover's new home. We chatted for a while before he told me that he was the author of one of my favourite books, No More Mr Nice Guy! The book is a must read for any guys that have what Dr Glover calls "The nice guy syndrome". Guys that appear nice and friendly on the outside but are really not that nice deep down.
In this episode we take a deep dive into Dr Glover's life as a minister, a marriage counsellor and psychotherapist who has transformed the lives of people all over the world. Dr Glover gives deep insights into some of his own personal challenges as well as a candid look into his dark side.
In this episode I have a personal conversation with the powerful Tom Fitzsimons This is the first time Tom and I have ever spoken and I was enthralled from the first word. Tom's is a wonderful story teller and his ability to succinctly tell stories from his life made this conversation so enjoyable.
In this conversation, Tom details the challenges of growing up at the height of the sectarian violence of Northern Ireland in the 1970's. His story are equally shocking and moving. Understandably, hatred and racism were installed in him at a young age and it expressed as anger and violence throughout his early life. After moving to England in 1986, Tom's story was further filled with tragedy when his father passed away leaving him as the man of the house at age 13. Tom turned to alcohol to feel better and has battled with an alcohol addiction for most of his life.
Having gained sobriety in 2007, Tom developed a keen interest in distance running and in April 2010 completed the Marathon des Sables, running 250km through the Sahara desert. Then, over the summer of 2013 Tom made an epic journey running across the USA coast to coast from San Francisco to New York. He travelled over 3000 miles in 100 days. He started ‘Run4Sobriety’ on 20th May and completed it on Coney Island, New York on 27th August 2013, the anniversary of his 6th Year of Sobriety.
Tom is now an international inspirational speaker who has shared his story with schools, business and sports teams across Europe. Tom also works as a personal trainer, coach and mentor to athletes and business leaders in the UK. Having been on a journey of recovery for almost a decade, Tom has also built a reputation for being a “no excuses” addiction coach. Tom has created a formula that will allow his clients to be challenged about their past, put in charge of their present and reconnected to their future.
WARNING: Tom's story contains emotional stories of violence and recovery from alcohol addiction.