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Let’s face it, men. Life can be stressful. Daily we deal with financial pressures, relationship problems, work and job difficulties, aging, health issues, too much to do, not enough time, and everything changing too rapidly to catch up.
And then there’s things like feedback and criticism from women, competition with other men, being a great husband, father, brother or son - all while trying to be of service to our communities.
On top of all that, we face an uncertain future and huge challenges for our planet and civilization -- economic uncertainties, job losses, political turmoil, wars, environmental disasters and critical resource limitations.
Most of us feel isolated, too - we don’t have the support of our team, our brothers or a community of men.So, imagine what your life would actually be like if:
- You are free to bring more passion to your work and your romantic relationship.
- You are clear in your life’s purpose and know how to be successful.
- You dramatically increase your productivity and effectiveness.
- You are comfortable in your own skin and could always be true to yourself.
- You have deep, honest and soulful connections with other good men.
- You tap into your full power and had a significant impact on the world.
- You are easily able to create the life you want
If a life like this sounds like what you want, you’re already on the road to becoming an Ultimate Man.
“Ultimate” isn’t a destination you reach someday and then you’re done. It’s a continual process of honing your best qualities, engaging in practices that enhance your goodness and making better choices to become more and more successful in your life.
Your best qualities are known as virtues. The term “virtues” sounds a bit old-fashioned, but the concept has a rich history. Aristotle (384 - 322 BC) said, “The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.”
Virtues are developed through repeated practice - like a knife being sharpened on a whetstone through continuous strokes.
During the course, you’ll learn practices you can engage in to become more accountable to yourself and others. This will sharpen your integrity. Like that knife, you’ll press yourself up against your own highest values, until your edges are sharp and clearly defined. Over time, you become known as a man of integrity.
Do you want to feel more personal power and have greater impact at work, in relationships and in the world?
If so, join us for an extraordinary training with some of today’s greatest teachers in the men’s movement.
In the nine weeks of classes and practices, you will:
- Enhance your integrity and improve your reputation
- Identify your gifts, your life purpose and your mission in life
- Learn to bring yourself fully and passionately to your chosen endeavors
- Recognize your authentic leadership qualities and bring them forward in the world
- Practice bringing your full, embodied presence to everything you do
- Sharpen your ability to make and keep promises by working with an “accountability partner”
- Clear past programming and beliefs that have gotten in your way
- Enhance your ability to create what you want in your life easily and effortlessly
- Connect and synergize with a community of men who are equally committed to self-development and being of service in the world
The Ultimate Man course is designed to give you a platform for continuous growth and development. It’s not designed to fix you. Because, ultimately, you’re not broken - and you don’t need to be repaired.
In this course, you’ll learn from experts - men who have honed themselves throughout their lives to be the best men they can be. These are teachers who know how to manifest their heart’s desires, men who walk their talk, men who have proven themselves over and over to be men of virtue:
- Robert Moore , author of King, Warrior, Magician, Lover, on Connecting to Soul & Spirit
- Keith Merron, author of The Golden Flame, on Bringing Out Your Inner Leader
- Satyen Raja , creator of Warrior/Sage Trainings, on Living With 100% Passion
- Jayson Gaddis, men’s coach and trainer, on Being Completely Authentic
- Bill Kauth and David Kaar of The ManKind Project, on Connecting to Supportive Men
- Stephen Dinan , Founder of The Shift Network, on Activating the Sacred Masculine
What’s the proof that it works?
Ask any of the teachers, speakers, and luminaries that we interviewed during The Ultimate Men’s Summit. They have all engaged in their own self-development for decades. They lead happy, successful lives and are making a huge difference in the lives of other. It works - if you do the work.
The single most valuable gift you can give yourself is to engage in practices that hone your virtues. It will improve every aspect of your life, and the lives of those around you. During the Ultimate Man Course, that’s exactly what we’ll do - together.
An Invitation from Host Lion Goodman
You may not know this, but you’re a member of a new breed of human being: Homo Novus (or “New Man”). My first mentor, T.D. Lingo, coined this term 40 years ago to describe men who have broken away from the past and are forging a new path into the future.
Most of us have recognized that the old male role models don’t work for us. The rugged individualist, the macho guy, the corporate drone and the 1950s family provider are long outdated. In times of rapid change, being stuck inside a particular identity isn’t just self-limiting – it’s dangerous. We need to prepare for a future that’s unknown and unknowable.
In a stable world, the more you know, the more likely you are to survive and thrive. But in an unstable, unpredictable world, knowledge isn’t enough. What’s required is awareness, adaptability, flexibility and further development of your virtues.
You’ve probably worked on yourself for months, years or decades. You’ve already been cultivating your truth, integrity and goodness. You’ve taken an initiatory workshop, joined a men’s group or done therapy. It’s a long and winding road with plenty of bumps along the way. But with the support of others, we make steady progress. In business terms, we are practicing what’s called “Continuous Quality Improvement.”
I believe we’re never actually done with our inner work. Over time, we become more and more ourselves: more comfortable in our own skin, more committed to living our life in service to others, more skilled at self-correcting when we go wrong. We learn to be vulnerable, tender and caring without losing our core strength. We are Homo Novus.
That’s why we created this course, The Ultimate Man: Activating a Life of Integrity, Authenticity and Power, with some of the best teachers of men in the country.
The most exciting aspect of this program is the orientation toward practices – the real application of our inner work into daily reality. This is where the rubber meets the road. This is where you show up – or you don’t. It’s where all the real learning is.
Throughout the course, we’ll be using an integrity practice called The Promise Game. This is a new twist on the concept of accountability – removing the negative connotations we have with promises (shame, blame and punishment if you break a promise) and replacing it with a highly supportive learning game. Don’t miss this chance to learn this potent methodology. It will help you accomplish everything you want in your life.
There will also be some surprises, including bonus speakers, free articles and more. But the real gift is the one you give yourself by participating. Dive deeper into yourself in the company of great men. Engage in practices that will hone your virtues, fine-tune your integrity, amplify your passion, extend your connections and cultivate your Soul!
I’m grateful to The Shift Network for this opportunity to share what I’ve learned in my 40+ years of self-development and men’s work, and for the ability to form a spirited community of inquiry and practice that will nurture your soul while bringing healing to your relationships, your families, your clients, your community and our world.
This is a powerful moment of global change, and we’ve got our work cut out for us. Let’s become the men we’ve been waiting for, rock the house and build a new world.
Join us for this course, and we’ll create an exciting and transformative growth experience together.
Director of Men’s Programs
The Ultimate Man Course Overview
In the opening session, you’ll dive right into the signature virtue of integrity. Integrity means being true to yourself and being honest, upright and decent in your dealings with others. It becomes the basis for both reputation and self-respect.
For men, integrity may be the most important virtue to cultivate. If you are a man of integrity, you are trusted by both men and women. Integrity means that your words and your deeds are aligned – you do what you say you will do. You’ll be introduced to The Promise Game, a new blame-free methodology for making, tracking and keeping your promises, which you’ll practice throughout the course. During this week, you will:
- Learn how a virtue-driven life leads to happiness, satisfaction and success
- Find the source of integrity inside yourself and take stock of where you’re out of integrity
- See the connection between your virtues, values, behavior and character
- Recognize how limiting beliefs interfere with your ability to create the life you want
- Begin to hold yourself accountable for the promises you make
The delusion of separateness causes most human suffering. When you remember that you’re always connected to everything, love flows in both directions, pain and suffering is manageable, and you can rest, knowing that there are others you can rely upon when needed.
Dr. Robert Moore is a psychoanalytic scientist whose work is at the forefront of masculine psychology and spirituality. He will address our connection to the Great Other as an essential foundation of initiation. The recognition of Other is the cure to the tendency to get lost in pathological narcissism and unconscious grandiosity. He will also discuss initiation and the role of virtues in the initiatory process. During the week you will:
- Recognize your connectedness with everything and know that you are never alone
- Turn on the fountain of love that flows between you and others
- Experience the difference between your Soul and Spirit
- Recognize the impact of narcissism and grandiosity on your relationships
- Deepen your connection to other men, to women, and to your family
Leadership is a quality that is inborn in some people, but can be cultivated by anyone. Keith has spent his entire career working with leaders of large corporations and entrepreneurial companies. He has interviewed hundreds of leaders to discover what qualities make Remarkable Leaders, which he describes in detail in his book The Golden Flame.
In this session, you will explore the virtue of Leadership and practices that will help you bring out your own leadership capacity – whether you lead others or not. Every man must become the leader of his own life. If a man can lead himself, he’ll be able to lead in his family, in his workplace and in his community. This week you will:
- Better understand your relationship to power
- Find your own Inner Leader and invite him out into the world
- Take control of your own life
- Identify the style of leadership that works best for you
- Cultivate your own remarkable leadership qualities
This week you will learn the virtue of Brotherhood, the ability to meet other men while standing in your truth and power. Teachers Bill Kauth and David Kaar, both leaders at The ManKind Project (the largest training group for men), will help you break through the social and cultural taboos that have separated us as men, making us isolated and lonely.
They will share key practices they’ve been honing for decades in their initiatory men’s work, giving you the tools to hone your virtues, cut through the bull and help yourself and others transform. During this week you will:
- Learn how to recognize other high-integrity men
- Heal past wounds from unhealthy relationships with men
- Discover a new sense of what real brotherhood can bring to your life
- Experience the true essence of being and having a brother
Authenticity is more than just being who you are. It’s being ALL of who you are, beyond your beliefs, definitions, roles or boundaries of your ego. When asked, “Who are you?” most men answer with the roles they play: “I’m a businessman” or “I’m a student.” Or “I’m a husband and parent of two children.” But these are merely boxes that keep you from your fullest self-expression.
Jayson Gaddis has spent his life fumbling around and practicing the art of living authentically. He hasn’t fallen prey to mainstream convention or societal expectations. His job is to help you live fearlessly, to call you out when you’re hiding or playing small. The primary vehicle for this self-study is the constant challenge of relationship. He will help you see that the greatest growth opportunities come in your relationships with others. Authenticity – being everything you are – is a key ingredient to success in dating, marriage, friendships and partnerships.
This week you will:
- Learn what the hell “being authentic” means
- Uncover the blocks that prevent you from being completely yourself
- Practice giving and receiving feedback about your incongruencies
- Experience “real,” honest connections with other men
- Practice embodying and speaking your truth
You were born with a specific higher purpose, a spiritual calling, a gift to give, and a mission to accomplish during your life. When you discover and fully live your purpose, you’ll experience a deep sense of fulfillment and meaning in life. And at the end of your life, you’ll have true satisfaction knowing that your life was worth living.
You‘ll learn masterful techniques for getting clear on your purpose, and specific ways you can begin to track and live your Soul’s Code.
David Fabricius has helped people from 142 countries to discover their life’s purpose and to manifest it magnificently. He is an internationally renowned speaker and trainer, a former Special Forces instructor and team leader, and recipient of numerous awards for service to humanity. He is the author of three books, including Heart of the Leader.
During this week you will:
- Discover your life’s purpose that you came into life to fulfill
- Get in touch with your soul’s code -- what you are uniquely equipped to do for this world
- Learn how to use your gifts to make a difference and make money at the same time
Passion is a key virtue for a man’s success in life. Nothing great happens without passion. Passion in men is what gets things done and what moves obstacles aside. If you’re light on passion, you won’t have the energy or fortitude to create the life you want.
Satyen Raja is a true man of passion. He is a black belt martial artist, an author and a trainer in the art of applying passion to life. And he knows that deep satisfaction comes from giving your all. This week you will learn practical exercises and tools to live from your passion. He will inspire you to find the source of passion within and to bring it out into every aspect of your life. During this week, you will:
- Deepen your connection to the penetrating force of passion
- Energize your life, your work and your relationships
- Find the source of inspiration and passion within you
Service is the culmination of all the virtues. When you serve and offer yourself to that which is greater than you, all of your virtues align and empower each other. Our life purpose is always about serving others, and our passion emerges when we are doing good. We are most authentic when applying ourselves to a goal that demands the best from us. In serving others, we have the opportunity to be a remarkable leader, in relationship with our brothers. And we can get anything done with integrity.
During this week, you will:
- See the connection between purpose, passion and brotherhood in service
- Recognize that happiness and satisfaction comes from service to others
- Dedicate and consecrate your work to the greater good
This session shares key principles for activating and honoring the sacred masculine in every area of your life. Led by the founder of The Shift Network and co-host of the Ultimate Men’s Summit, Stephen Dinan, you’ll learn how to:
- Honor all the aspects of your being, helping to release judgment or shame
- Create space and time for the many archetypes of your full manhood
- Consecrate your power to the service of a greater good
- Dance with the Divine Feminine in a more liberating way
- Establish a connection to Source at the center of your life
A new level of manly evolutionary leadership is called for. That implies integrity, awakening, authenticity, growth—and even a new level of friendship for men. But even a good heart, a clear vision and the best of intentions are not enough by themselves. What’s required is a whole life of do-able daily practices.
Integral teacher, philosopher and activist Terry Patten will offer you the 3 most essential practices for accessing the power of the Integral Heart—the deepest source of motivation to sustain a practice that can authentically change your life, while helping you contribute to the evolution of our world. Through direct teaching, stories and easy-to-follow practical exercises, you will take steps to:
- Access the power of your innate open intelligence
- Practice releasing what blocks you from trust and trustworthiness
- Connect with your power to choose and act from the heart
- Learn the principles of practicing every single day of your life
What You Will Receive
- Nine 90-minute class sessions with 8 top transformational teachers and ongoing facilitation by Lion Goodman. Includes live, interactive calls plus Q&A time. Classes are on Wednesday evenings at 5:00pm Pacific / 8:00pm Eastern.
- Nine 30-minute small group practice sessions.
- Weekly exercises and practices for deep inquiry and enhancement of your virtues
- A robust online learning community and a paired practice with another participant. You’ll use The Promise Game, an accountability process, each week to keep you on track with your promises and commitments.
- Unlimited access to recordings of all class sessions. (Listen online or download the mp3 file to your iPod or audio player.)
- PDF transcripts for each class session.
- Bonus sessions with Terry Patten and other top teachers from the Ultimate Men’s Summit.
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What Respected Leaders Say about Our Teachers
“In Facing the Dragon: Confronting Personal and Spiritual Grandiosity, Robert Moore gives frightening answers to questions people haven’t even begun to ask. This is a brave and important book."
“Robert Moore’s King, Warrior, Magician, Lover is a bold map for traversing the masculine psyche, marking the pathways and boundaries with archetypal signposts. The authors take on the difficult task of separating man from boy by excavating ’psychological facts’ from ancient myths and modern movies."
“Keith Merron’s thoughtful research has uncovered some critical leadership truths that will inspire each person to discover not only the key to being a remarkable leader, but more importantly, how to find the purpose that will drive their success.
“Satyen Raja’s amazing new work, Living Ecstasy, will show you how to ’fill the room’ with your Authentic Self and become that which you’ve been seeking. I thought I ’knew it all’ about being authentic, but I learned more in Satyen’s weekend workshop than in the previous four years of study. Trust him, learn from him – but above all, use him to awaken to YOUR true potential!”
“Satyen is unique in being both a leader and brother, a fierce heart-opener and a rollicking relaxer, an inspiration and a harbor. Heart and spine, brain and deep laughter, Satyen walks where others talk: he is here to serve and nothing will stop him. He approaches every person as a broad, boundless supernova of potential. As a human in full. Which is no surprise. Because Satyen – teacher, husband, son, father, lover of learning and of life – is a man in full. Learn with him.
“Jayson Gaddis is a bold, visionary, fiercely open-hearted and trailblazing leader for today’s men. He’s one of the most trustworthy and skilled men’s leaders around. Jayson walks his talk as well as anyone I know, living with huge integrity and courage. He’s savagely dedicated to truth, growth, and to serving men into their greatness. I highly recommend Jayson and anything he’s offering for men who want inspiration and guidance from an authentic, powerful guide.”
“David Fabricius inspires and guides people to live a more joyous, self-actualized and meaningful life.”
"Lion Goodman’s decades of experience in all facets of transformation combined with his profound love, great sense of humor and powerful commitment to brotherhood make him an outstanding facilitator for men’s awakening and liberation. If you choose to work with him, you’ll grow to love him as I do."
About Our Teachers
Lion Goodman is Director of Men’s Programs for The Shift Network. He brings more than 30 years experience in entrepreneurial business management, spiritual practice, transformational coaching and men’s work. Lion is a dynamic coach, widely published author, workshop leader, public speaker and successful businessman.
He is co-founder of The Tribe of Men, an initiatory program for men in Northern California, and creator of The BeliefCloset Process, a methodology for permanently transforming beliefs at the core of the psyche. From 1984 to 2002, he was President of The Goodman Group, an executive search firm that recruited and coached senior executives for high-tech companies.
Stephen Dinan is the CEO of The Shift Network and a member of the prestigious Evolutionary Leadership Council. As the former Director of Membership and Marketing at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, he was the driving force behind the Shift in Action program, which grew to 10,000 paying members, and the One Minute Shift video series, which was seen by more than one million.
He is also the author of Radical Spirit (New World Library), and a forthcoming book Sacred America. Stephen directed and helped to create the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory & Research, a think tank for leading scholars, researchers, and teachers to explore human potential frontiers.
Robert Moore, PhD, is best known for his bestselling series of books: King, Warrior, Magician, Lover; The King Within; The Warrior Within; The Magician Within; and The Lover Within. His articulate theory of masculinity became the most prominent in contemporary international men’s work and masculine psychology.
Recognized as a leading psychotherapist and consultant specializing in men’s issues, Dr. Moore is Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Spirituality in the Graduate Center of the Chicago Theological Seminary - where he is the Founding Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Spirituality and Wellness. Dr. Moore’s most recent book is Facing the Dragon: Confronting Personal and Spiritual Grandiosity.
Keith Merron, Ed.D., is the founder and managing partner of Avista Consulting Group, an organizational consulting and leadership development firm dedicated to helping organizations with bold visions achieve sustainable high performance and industry leadership. As an organization effectiveness expert and executive development consultant, he has more than 25 years of experience assisting executives and managers in business, government and education. He has designed and led over 100 seminars and workshops for leaders and has helped create some of the most innovative leadership training programs in the country.
Keith Merron received his Doctorate from Harvard University in 1985, where his studies spanned the fields of human and organization development. He is the author of four books on human and organizational change.
Bill Kauth co-founded in 1984 the New Warrior Training Adventure of The ManKind Project, the Inner King Trainingand theWarrior Monk. The ManKind Project has more than 45,000 graduates of their New Warriors Training, which has been operating successfully worldwide for more than 20 years. He is the author of A Circle of Men. In his role as "Visionary-at-large" with The ManKind Project, Bill has been studying the state of the world for a dozen-plus years.
David Kaar has held every position within The ManKind Project, including Chief Executive Officer. He has always been fascinated with how things work: from quantum physics to the human psyche. He has put his knowledge to practical use in new materials research (3 U.S. Patents) and by leading over 100 personal development and leadership trainings. David has led personal development group training and a variety of leadership trainings for the ManKind Project, an international non-profit, for 17 years. He trains leaders and creates leadership training and facilitation training events. He has founded and led a training center and has served as General Chairman of the Project.
Jayson Gaddis, MA, LPC, CGT is a psychotherapist and healer devoted to helping men and women awaken through relationship and intimacy. He’s calling in a new paradigm of connection, deep relationship and family. Jayson facilitates and teaches Relationship Practice with individuals, couples and groups. He is inspired to help spiritual practitioners learn to use relationship as the primary vehicle toward wholeness and self-realization.
He also founded and co-leads the Men’s Leadership Training. Jayson writes a very personal blog where he shares intimate details of his own journey. He’s a devoted husband and a part-time stay-at-home Dad getting schooled by his two kids.
Satyen Raja is a black belt, entrepreneur, author, trainer, iconoclast, visionary and life-architect. With 30 years as a teacher in multiple disciplines from around the globe, Satyen gleans the essence of the wisdom and distills it down to its very workable essence. He circles the globe, offering experiential trainings; from martial arts training - to the art of generating money and from creating passionate love - to obtaining a deeper satisfaction in life. He is known as a visionary and provocateur, while also being infinitely practical, giving people powerful tools to improve and transform their lives.
Prior to founding his current venture, The Get A Life Company, Satyen created and ran a variety of highly successful businesses, including several martial arts schools, as well as a multi-million dollar, personal growth global enterprise known as WarriorSage. He is a lifelong learner, gaining wisdom from a variety of sources; distilling and combining them into cohesive lessons to be shared with the global community. In his personal life, he is a devoted husband and father of two exceptional children.
David Fabricius is a world-renowned teacher, author, and visionary. He has guided elite business leaders, world-class athletes, and thousands of people around the world to discover their life’s purpose and then manifest it. David’s mission is to help men and women live their purpose without excuse, apology, or compromise. He is the founder of Men of the Code and the Agoge Initiations. He has been featured on television talk-shows, prime-time news, magazines, and world-wide radio. He brings thirty-five years of teaching experience to his students.
David is the author of three books on leadership and power. He has trained and led military and police Special Forces teams, and has received more than a dozen national and international awards for service to humanity. Originally from South Africa, David now lives and works in Northern California. He is passionate about helping men achieve their natural magnificence.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone line (or an equivalent voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own line. We use MaestroConference to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions, participate in groups, and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
Please note that dialing MaestroConference from your phone is a regular toll call to California, and your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. You can also use Skype credit/subscription (www.skype.com) or Google Voice (google.com/voice) to dial in to MaestroConference, and you’ll need to use your virtual keypad to enter your PIN and to indicate that you want to ask a question. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers, and we also have a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.
Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.
Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
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