Mindset: Turning Vulnerability into Strength with Mike Skrypnek

Mike Skrypnek is a business strategist, leadership expert, keynote speaker, author, podcast host, men's mental wellness advocate, and a philanthropic advisor. He is here to unpack the intricate landscape of men's emotional and communicative challenges. This discussion goes deep into the philosophy of masculinity, shedding light on how societal norms and personal experiences shape men's interactions and sense of self. Mike's wisdom will provide you with a fresh perspective on embracing vulnerability, fostering genuine connections, and redefining what it means to be a man in today's world. This episode serves as a compelling call to action for men to navigate their journeys with openness, courage, and authenticity.


  • 00:00:00 - Welcome and Introduction to Mike Skrypnek
  • 00:01:31 - The Role of Environment in Personal Growth
  • 00:02:28 - Adapting to Life's Changes for Better Time Use
  • 00:04:17 - Enhancing Emotional Intelligence and Communication
  • 00:08:18 - Male Bonding Through Shared Experiences
  • 00:12:52 - The Significance of Emotional Openness
  • 00:18:16 - Navigating Shame and Guilt as Men
  • 00:21:34 - Societal Impacts on Men's Mental Well-being
  • 00:22:24 - Redefining Men's Roles Today
  • 00:24:39 - Generational Perspectives on Masculinity
  • 00:28:07 - Social Media's Influence on Male Self-Image
  • 00:29:37 - Prioritizing Stability in Work and Life
  • 00:36:36 - Importance of Rites of Passage
  • 00:39:06 - Leadership's Role in Cultivating Masculine Health
  • 00:41:46 - Wrap-Up and Ways to Connect with Mike

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