Today I’m chatting with one of my good friends, Connor Beaton. Connor is the founder of ManTalks, an international organization dedicated to men’s wellness, success, and fulfillment. Connor is a coach, facilitator, teacher, podcast host, and speaker who helps men from all over the world find purpose, healthy love, a joy-filled life, and fulfilling sexual connection. His teachings draw from an in-depth apprenticeship in Jungian psychology, Gestalt, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and both Buddhist and Taoist traditions.
Known for his no-nonsense approach and compassionate understanding of human limitations, Connor has coached thousands of men through private coaching, group work, workshops, retreats, and masterminds. He has also shared the stage with renowned speakers like Gary Vaynerchuk, Lewis Howes, and Danielle LaPorte.
Tune in for a free-flowing conversation where we jam on the challenges men face today, masculinity, turning towards our pain, and his new book, Men’s Work: A Practical Guide to Face Your Darkness, End Self-Sabotage, and Find Freedom.
04:12 The men’s movement
06:10 Emotionality in men
12:00 Toxic masculinity
16:28 Hurt people hurt people
25:41 Men and vulnerability
33:44 Healing the divide between men and women
49:09 Men’s work
54:42 A relationship with something bigger than yourself
59:20 “I don’t trust men…”
1:05:19 You don’t need to hit rock bottom to change
1:13:53 There’s more to it than vulnerability
1:22:51 What fulfilling relationships require
1:28:00 Being present
1:42:49 Impact of pornography on relationships
1:46:18 Healing a porn addiction