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Interview series jam-packed with valuable insights, education, tools, and practical tips in tackling the unique challenges that men face, and how to show up as the
Best Version of yourself every day!


Money and Relationships: How to start the money talk

Adam H. Kol, a Couples Financial Counselor helping couples make sure that the money conversation doesn’t get in the way to more peace, love, and cash. Adam draws on over a decade of experience as a Certified Mediator and a former Tax Attorney and Financial Advisor. He received his law degree from Duke and a Master’s in Tax Law from NYU. He’s an experienced community organizer, as well as a lifelong musician — you can find his Personal Finance Parodies on YouTube! Adam lives in Florida, USA

Dads Matter! The Realities of Divorce, Fatherhood and Co-Parenting in Today’s World

Alyson Jones is a highly respected therapist, educator and writer who has practiced and defined a no-nonsense approach to an exceptional life and is excited to share her insights with you. She is President of a large private counselling centre, Alyson Jones & Associates (, where she leads a professional team of therapists who are committed to providing outstanding services to a wide range of clients.  She holds a Masters in Counselling Psychology and has practiced as a therapist for over 25 years.  She is regularly featured in the media as a Relationship and Parenting Expert and is a regular on CTV Morning Live in Vancouver Canada.

Forgiving the Unforgivable: The Path to Freedom

Brenda Adelman has a Master’s in Spiritual Psychology. Her book, “My Father Killed My Mother and Married My Aunt: Forgiving the Unforgivable” is available on Amazon and has been interviewed on over 160 podcasts, radio and TV shows including Fox TV news and NPR. She is also a coach and speaker. Brenda lives in California, USA.

Staying in your Lane; Developing Strong Business and Relationship Foundations

Darryl and Chyanne Smith are a husband and wife team that love to learn and grow together as a family. With Darryl’s passion for business and Chyanne’s love for creating, they have grown a successful photography business together. Their podcast, “We Got this” is about helping entrepreneurial couples develop strong business and relationship foundations so they can they live a life that works. They are excited and passionate about sharing their lives are a married couple, step-parents, business partners.  With a thriving wedding photography business, managing a blended family of 4 kids, Darryl and Chyanne have proven that with commitment, teamwork, and fun, it can all work harmoniously. Darryl and Chyanne live in Grande Prairie, AB.

How to Achieve a Calm Mind when you Need it Most

Colin Ellis is a renowned mentor for Meditation Teachers and has written books on stress & anxiety, mindfulness & meditation. In a previous life, Colin was a college Lecturer, teaching personal development skills but suffered through chronic stress & anxiety. Colin now lives in the UK.

Get Better Sex and Love through Personality

Eileen Head has been called The Relationship Whisperer and is a Speaker, Best Selling Author and Personality Pattern & Relationship Coach. She works with women and men, couples and singles to find or reconnect to deeply intimate, meaningful relationships. She translates and interprets personality traits individually and in couple dynamics. She is passionate about helping people understand their personality differences, get their relationship answers and open their heart to lasting love. Eileen lives in Alberta Canada

PORN: What Men Really Want and Why they Use it

Helen Hillix is an Intuitive Counselor and Licensed Therapist with 35 years of experience supporting her clients to heal past traumas and limiting beliefs and supporting them to catapult forward to lives of joy, connection and adventure. Helen uses her powerful intuitive gifts and processes to dive deep and move quickly. She works with clients all over the world and resides in California.

The 4 steps to Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth

Lourens Badenhorst has been practicing Hypnosis since the age of 11 and has clocked over 3300 Clinical Hours in the process. He is the author of an upcoming book titled “Wealth Wants You” being published with Hay-House in January 2020. His primary focus is working with entrepreneurs, CEO’s and high net worth individuals who value their minds working at full potential and commonly focuses on clearing anxiety, self-sabotage, limiting beliefs, less-than-positive feelings, experiences and habits. Lourens lives in Summerland, BC

5 Smart Money Moves to Make Now!

Patricia Stallworth has 20+ years’ experience in personal finance. She is the author of several books, including Minding Your Money and the host of the Minding Your Money Minute podcast. Prior to starting her own firm, she worked in a management or advisory capacity for several firms including Deloitte & Touche and American Express Financial Advisors. Patricia resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Empathy instead of Ego: The Psychology of Gaining Respect

Paul Elmore has been a professional counselor in Portland, Oregon since 2004 and has worked with hundreds of men, women, and couples teaching them communication, connection, and conflict resolution skills. He holds two Master’s degrees in counseling, is the author of two books, creator of numerous online courses, podcast host, and is a sought-after speaker in the Pacific Northwest. He and his wife, Shannon, have been married since 1993 and together created where they teach couples how to fight less, feel understood, and enjoy a deeper connection with each other. Paul lives in Portland, Oregon.

How to Overcome Bullying: Yourself and your Kids

Peter Burkin is a teacher, parent, coach, and presenter. From the age of 3, he endured both physical and emotional bullying at home, on the playground, and later on in life, at his workplace. Because of the abuse, he suffered from nervous breakdowns in college after which he sought out professional help. His company, “Message to Billions” is committed to help city public schools and their Administrators decrease bullying and suspensions and increase attendance. Peter teaches a Mastery of Self-Love course and has a new book: “Bully Proofing: 234 Solutions to the Problems” Peter lives in Rochester, New York.

Own Your Masculine Confidence: Stepping up your Game in Love, Sex & Intimacy

Ra’Kaia Mitchell is certified as a Sex, Love and Relationship Coach with the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality, specializing in Men’s Sexuality. She has been working intimately with men for the past 5+ years, passionately sharing her knowledge of sexual health, multi-orgasmic potential, helping men overcome blockages in intimacy and step into their masculine confidence. Her modalities are from TaoTantra, Neuro Rewiring, Somatic Therapy, Breathwork & Psychotherapy. She has traveled all over the world to share her knowledge with men and couples from all different backgrounds in private retreats and workshops. Ra’Kaia lives both in Utah, USA as well as Mexico.

Simple Relationship Habits Proven to Create that Honeymoon Feeling

Rnold Smith is an entrepreneur, speaker, writer and consultant who specializes in behavioural transformation. As an entrepreneur, he focuses on solving complex problems with simple solutions.  His latest project, The Connection App, aims to help busy people stay emotionally connected despite the often unreasonable demands that modern society places on us.  The Connection Habits are the result of years of research and testing. Although he has over 20 years of experience helping businesses grow, his happy marriage and two daughters are his greatest source of pride. Rnold resides in New Westminster, BC

The Sensitive Man; the Pros and Cons

Dr. Steven Lake has spent the last 20 years working as psychotherapist focusing on men who have suffered sexual abuse, couples going through high conflict divorce, teaching at grad school, supervising students and writing. He was a writer and editor for the Marriage section of the Good Men Project and his last book, Talk2me, was written for men on how to improve their intimate relationships. Steven is located in Vancouver BC.

How to WOW your Partner Without Needing to be a Mind-reader

Staci Bartley is a Certified Divorce Mediator, Certified Strategic Intervention Coach, Graduate of energy and intuitive science, Lifelong study of psychology, Human Sexuality, and universal principles. She is also a speaker and workshop facilitator for medical and mental health professionals, as well as contributes to two international wellness programs for fortune 500 companies.  Staci lives in California.

Getting her in the mood So you can get what you want

Gabrielle Cardona is a coach who specializes in personality profiling and communication coaching. She is passionate about building personal and professional relationships and is the Chapter President of the National Association of Professional Women and is the  BBS Radio Show Host of “Yours, Mine, and Ours”

Father Figure: Stepping up as a Dad

Linda Clement is an author and parent coach with nearly 20 years of helping parents and families succeed at meeting their own high standards. As an author of three parenting books, Linda’s sense of humour and quirky insight can help parents quickly see the few things that are in the way of them feeling truly successful, connect with their kids, and avoid the modern, Western expected trials of parenting, from teen rebellion to sibling rivalry, sneaking out, anxiety, depression and self-destructive behaviour. Linda lives in Port Coquitlam, BC

Creating Mutual Leadership in Marriage

Neal Woodson has more than 25 years of leadership experience across a wide range of environments including restaurants, retail, education, and the event technology industry. He is a teacher, coach, and speaker helping managers and employees develop their leadership skills in order to improve workplace and customer experiences. He is also the author of The Uncomplicated Coach which was written for busy managers and leaders of organizations who are frustrated with low employee engagement. Neal lives in Timonium, Maryland.

Be heard or die; coping with a mid-life crisis

“Mighty Pete” Lonton is an Author, soon-to-be TEDx Speaker (Jan 2021), the Podcast Host of “Fire in the Belly”, Mentor, and Entrepreneur. His mission is to help others find their potential and become the mightiest version of themselves. Pete openly talks about losing both of his parents, suffering periods of depression, business downturn and burn-out, and ultimately his years spent not stoking ‘Fire In the Belly’. In 2017, all of that changed, and he is now on a journey of learning, growing, accepting and inspiring others. The ‘Fire In The Belly’ brand and show is rapidly expanding into podcasts, seminars, talks, business workshops, development course and rapid results mentoring. Pete lives in Ireland with his wife and 3 beautiful daughters.

The Alchemy of Intimacy

Lee-Ann Frances Bates is an Intimacy & Relationship Expert, Keynote Speaker, Comedian and Best-Selling Author who guides individuals and couples in achieving fulfilling relationships with themselves and others from the inside out. She works with the mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and sexual aspects of intimacy in a safe, trauma-informed and non-judgemental way. She has spent the last 20 years integrating ancient wisdom with modern science and the most effective transformation tools. Some of the tools she uses are coaching, hypnotherapy, family constellations, somatic therapies, sacred sexual healing, tantra, emotional release techniques, energy work, breathwork and conscious communication. Lee-Ann resides in Vancouver BC. 

Sexual Performance: What's Up?... or Not?

Bernie Fitterer is a speaker, writer, author and trainer for over 20 years. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. He is a member of a Men’s Organization called Mentor Discover Inspire for almost 10 years and have provided programs for men on death, relationships and fathering. I engaged in a 2 ½ year Psycho-Spiritual Therapy Practicum and have conducted hundreds of private and group sessions. He has three sons who are now contributing to the wellbeing of their families and society and has been a volunteer firefighter for over 20 years. Bernie resides in Calgary, Alberta.

The Logical Marriage Solution

Renowned Wall Street analyst Tim Kellis takes on what could be considered society’s biggest problem today, divorce. The journey that led to him tackling such a significant issue was both personal and professional. After a successful career that eventually landed him on Wall Street, Tim met what he thought was the girl of his dreams, only to see that relationship end with bitterness and anger. He now helps other couples through the same journey with love and forgiveness. 

Men and Marriage Summit: Host, Creator, Producer

Jeanell Greene is the creator, producer, and host of “The Men and Marriage Summit”. As a Relationship Coach for men, she realized very quickly that there is a lack of support and the need for more resources for men. She had a vision : To create a global event where education, inspiration and growth meet. Jeanell is passionate and committed to empowering men to find their voice and create a deeper connection in their romantic relationships