Over the past few years I have come across an increasing number of male clients that I coach that are amazed when I share with them that they are not alone in some of the issues they are coping with;
Masculinity – this is cropping up more and more. A few dads are ‘lucky’ that their wives have good jobs and they are not the breadwinner but they feel it has questioned their position in the home.
Emotion – I have definitely experienced more men crying and showing emotion than ever before.
Passive Aggression – one of the negative traits seen is the number that admit to, or are subject to, passive aggressive behaviour in work.
Depression – I have helped a number of clients access help for depression, or feelings that they are not used to.
Recently I have been approached by a large organisation to help them tackle these issues – we are referring to it as the rise of male vulnerability.
They have appointed me because as a coach I am unique. I was a rising star in banking, promoted during the banking crisis and had job security. I also became a father, had a health problem and all of a sudden started feeling suicidal but came through this all to retrain as a coach. I have experiences that allow me to empathise silently.
This is great but I need help. I know so many of my clients would benefit from hearing the challenges other men have suffered. I cannot use my own clients stories as these are private however if you are happy to share I would love to hear from you.
Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.