FOUNDER, EVRYMAN; MEN’S EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE EXPERT; LEADERSHIP COACH
Founder of Evryman, Dan Doty is the tip of the spear of a global movement to create emotionally healthy men. At the core of his message is human connection and how connected men can and will lead to a safer and more equitable world.
In his early 20’s, he led groups of wayward young men on therapeutic wilderness expeditions, staying out in the wild up to 50 days at a time. In between time in the woods, Dan became a New York City Teaching Fellow and taught high school in the Bronx. He sat in his first men’s group in New York in 2009, and the future vision of Evryman had its seed.
Dan took a professional detour and joined a television crew as a guide and PA on The Wild Within on the Travel Channel. This turned into quickly producing, shooting, and/or directing over 60 episodes of the hit hunting and food show, MeatEater.
Along with 3 co-founders, Dan launched Evryman in early 2017. The first full day summit of the team members included a 2 hour break to march in the historic Women’s March in New York City. Evryman is creating an entire ecosystem for men to engage with themselves and others in healthy ways. Evryman groups are free, peer led “emotional crossfit gyms” where men meet regularly to support one another. These groups and the men in them are supported by growth oriented retreats, leadership trainings, performance coaching and online education. As the organizations lead facilitator, Dan has been the prime creative force in building these experiences and offerings.
Evryman has exploded onto the public scene with a spate of articles in Elle, Men’s Health and the New York Times, and a deep segment on the Today Show. Thousands of men have been impacted by Evryman and the momentum is growing fiercely.
Dan is a man’s man with a well-developed tender side. He embodies the ability for men to be exactly who they are, and is sharing that message that there are as many definitions of manhood as there are men on the planet. His writing, his podcasts, and his speaking are imbued with a simple and consistent message that we are all good at our core and the best thing we can often do is slow down, get in touch with what we feel, and take the risk to be vulnerable with others.
BE MORE HUMAN
Human connection is the heaviest hitting, lowest hanging fruit in personal growth and performance today. Whether your task is to raise kids, build a business or run a team, the ability to truly connect with others is an often-missed entry point to success and fulfillment. American culture prioritizes independence and technology amplifies our isolation, and yet underneath we are social primates that do not operate at our highest potential alone. How do we move from alone and stuck to connected and free? Dan has logged more than 20,000 hours working intensively and with men of all ages and has helped to craft a very simple practice of connection. By simply slowing down, getting in touch with one’s body and emotions, and reaching out to share vulnerably with others, powerful connection occurs. In this talk, Dan walks audiences through Evryman's simple protocols of connection and vulnerability. They will learn about the power of human connection and how to practice simple and powerful skills of communicating and relating that can immediately be implemented in their lives. From the starting point of being seen, heard and felt, our goals and challenges become tangible and elegant.
WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS FROM MEN
In a rapidly changing landscape of gender, culture, and technology, what is the world asking of men? Dan believes that the answer might be simple. The world needs men to cast aside old prescriptive definitions of manhood or masculinity, and be true to themselves. Few people have spent as much time with men being vulnerable as Dan and what he has found is that at the core men are caring, loving, and deeply human. When men have permission to let down their guard and truly connect to others, they become forces of good in the world around them. Amongst candid stories and personal narrative, Dan brings the audience into a deeply experiential process, allowing for participants to not only hear, but feel what it’s like to live at the edge of a human connection revolution.
BOYS HAVE FEELINGS TOO
Research shows that young boys are as or more emotional than girls, but by somewhere between age 4-7 things begin to change dramatically. Ingrained gender roles hit boys from all angles, and an ethos of emotional repression becomes the norm. Gender dynamics are complex, but teaching basic emotional skills is not. In this talk Dan shares 3 core tools that we can all learn to create safer, happier, and more equitable learning environments for all. Educators and adults in caretaking roles will learn a simple set of tools and protocols to help boys of all ages stay connected to themselves and their emotional truth.