But at the the end of 2020, I had a very honest realization: I did not admire who I was, and I felt very alone.
I realized that there were certainly parts of myself that I did like, but also ones that I really didn't care for. And these darker parts of myself were holding me back personally and professionally. I wanted to become a man that I truly admired, but I didn't want to do it alone -- or maybe I couldn't do it alone?
Connections with great men has always been a huge part of my life. From playing Division 1 Lacrosse in the Ivy League for UPenn, being a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, and even winning US Lacrosse Coach of the Year. Connecting with great men had been such a dear part of my life, growth, and success. But for some reason, in "adult life" that connection, camaraderie, and community had stopped for me and so many men. And then, 2020 hit and brought my isolation to another level.
I know I’m not alone on that one!
So I started a group of guys coming together to not just be guys, but to become men — men that we admire.
The idea was to be able to acknowledge our own shortcomings and support one another to become our best selves. Believe it or not, there’s not a lot of places for men to do this without judgement.
Actually opening up about how we’re feeling, our dreams, our fears, our heartbreaks, and more than anything a community of good-hearted men wanting to become Men We Admire. And now, I feel more connected to a community than ever before, and experience the benefits personally and professionally.
The heartfelt conversations, the vulnerability, the deep strength, the belly laughs, and more than anything, the true connection. If you feel alone, or if you feel like there is a higher version of you wanting to bust out, this is the place for you. And if you want to get back to being a real man having adventures and living this life to the fullest while being lifted up by other amazing men — then we’ve got a spot for you.
Join us to be Men We Admire.