“We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.”

— Gloria Steinem

PEOPLE LIKE, AND UNLIKE, US

Gender equality cuts both ways.

It’s not only women who suffer from our worship of the dominant alpha leadership culture. As a man, if you don’t meet that profile, your talent and potential won’t be recognised as readily. And there’s real pressure to be emotionally strong, regardless of who you are.

OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGE

Men need help to break behaviour stereotypes, too. If you choose a different career path or take on caring responsibilities – still seen as a women’s role – you’re discriminated against. But more Dads are choosing to be stay-at-home parents and couples are starting to share parental leave, so change is happening.

Our group and 1:1 coaching and workshops tackle some of the big issues facing men in the workplace.

Our Authenticity in an Alpha Paradigm, Balancing Family Leave and Career, Being an Introvert in an Extrovert’s World and Emotional Resilience programmes all address the challenges that men must overcome to succeed on their own terms.

Let’s discuss how we can help. With more balanced, self-confident and happier men in the workplace, everyone benefits.

CASE STUDY 1

Coaching Men

Senior Manager, Construction

“As you might expect, the construction industry is a very alpha culture. Even as a man in that environment, it’s something I’ve really struggled with.

Coaching with Equal Talent has helped me to understand and embrace my unique, introverted, leadership style. I’ve developed the skills to get myself heard in noisy board rooms and found new confidence in my abilities. It’s been a transformational and enlightening experience for me.”

CASE STUDY 2

Parenting Skills for Families

Senior Manager, Digital Media

“As a senior manager, I battled hard with guilt after becoming a dad for the second time. Guilt about not being at home, helping with the family, and guilt for leaving work when I tried to get home early.

My experience on Equal Talent’s ‘Parenting Skills for Families’ lunchtime course completely changed the way I feel. I now know my work cares about parents and wants us to find a better balance. And when I am at home, I’m much better equipped to make the most of the time with my kids and give my wife a breather.

Through the course I’ve discovered colleagues going through the same thing. We share experiences and support each other, boosting everyone’s morale. And as an added bonus, I’ve learned coaching skills I now use every day to make me a better manager.”

A father?

Equal Talent can make a difference to your organisation, to your leadership, and to you. So be the change you wish to see and contact us.