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What does it mean to become a man?
In some cultures, there are intense initiation rituals transitioning boys into men. These rituals include the slaughtering of animals and spreading the intestines all over the boy, others involve intense public circumcision ceremonies, and in one tribe in Brazil the boy must stick his hand in a glove woven with bullet ants and withstand the stings for 10 minutes.
But how do the boys in our society know how and when to grow into the maturity of man?
Matt Auron joined me on Allowed and revealed what it means to be and become a man today. Our conversation explores the development of the various strengths and leadership capacities that lead to maturity as a man.
We talk about how women can better understand the process men are in as they mature and how it intersects with men coming into their own power. We also touch upon emotional intelligence, connection, and men’s work and men’s groups.
As a woman who coaches a lot of men at midlife, these concepts have dramatically changed how I work with men.
Whether you are a male leader or work with one, this episode will give you a roadmap and deep insight into the mindset of male leaders throughout different stages of their career, allowing greater openings for cultural growth and improved communication between all genders.
I know men and women will both get a lot out of this episode.
Whether you are a male leader or work with them, this week’s episode, featuring Matt Auron, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Evolution, will give you a roadmap and deep insight into the mindset of male leaders throughout the different stages of their career, allowing greater openings for cultural growth and improved communication between all genders.
Matt helps senior leaders in fast-growing companies scale into their potential with long term, sustainable success. His combination of deep intuition, organizational experience, and behavioral science expertise allows him to design powerful and customized development solutions for their clients such as Slack, Snapchat, Change.org, Coursera, Tile, Eero, Collective Health, Dropbox and Radiology Partners. Matt is also a founding partner at Evolution Ventures, an early-stage venture fund that combines coaching with investment for seed- and other early-stage companies.
Matt formerly worked with DaVita HealthCare Partners, a highly progressive and culture-focused Fortune 500 healthcare company as Senior Director and Global Lead on their Wisdom Team. There, Matt served as the steward for the culture globally, developing leaders, and facilitating change through coaching, facilitation, and training. Matt’s team was awarded Training magazine’s “Top 125” award for the five years he helped lead it. Prior to DaVita, Matt worked as an Organizational Effectiveness Consultant at the ground-breaking Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP), building an organization that coached early childhood education professionals with developmental curriculum.
Matt has been trained and mentored by luminaries in the field of organization development such as Peter Block, Chris Worley and Edie and Charles Seashore and continually learns and integrates current thinking into his coaching practice such as neuro-leadership and mindfulness. Matt has received coach training at the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara.
As an author, Matt has published articles in both academic, peer-reviewed journals as well as trade magazines such as Training and Development. He has been a regular presenter at the Organization Development Network annual conference. Matt holds a Master’s degree in Organization Development (MSOD) from Pepperdine University where his thesis research was focused on building trust in groups.
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