The blockbuster men’s consciousness-raising event “The Ultimate Men’s Summit,” was experienced by millions of registrants from 126 nations between June 10 – 19, 2011. Seventy-five prominent leaders in the men’s and human potential movements broadcasted presentations that were accessible by phone and on the internet. I listened to several of them, yet wish I could have heard many more, as I was familiar with most of the speakers (Robert White contributed a personal story to my men’s anthology; Jed Diamond endorsed the book).
Having served as a therapist and facilitator in both the men’s and human potential movements since the mid 1970’s, I am thrilled that The Shift Network, founded by Stephen Dinan, was dedicated to organizing and hosting an event of this magnitude. Kudos to Stephen and to Lion Goodman, Director of Men’s Programs, for their vision, resourcefulness, and king-sized efforts in creating such a momentous, globally empowering extravaganza. I am also very appreciative of the luminaries who offered their time and skill to present to the world audience.
Based on the limited number of programs of which I availed myself, and reading descriptions of many of the others, my sense is that the Summit accomplished its mission of disseminating vital information, tools and resources to the global masses.
In my estimation, the key messages that were highlighted in various ways by various speakers, were that to lead truly fulfilling lives, men must recognize that everything is interconnected and that we each need to find our unique purpose, serving alongside of women to foster harmonious human evolution.
As founder and coordinator of Whole Man Expo, I am further inspired and fueled to produce a highly informative and festive live event September 10th at Sheraton DTC Hotel in Greenwood Village, CO, as a result of attuning to The Ultimate Men’s Summit. We anticipate an excellent turnout, even if it will be paled by the huge global response to The Summit.