Be the best man you can be today, for the man you will be tomorrow
We specialise in helping men learn about, deal with and overcome the many changing challenges, problems, and issues of life as they age both physically & mentally, along with managing the expectations they place on themselves and the expectations the world places on them. There is precious little support for men and their issues in the community so we are committed to doing what we can to provide the support and education necessary.
Crises can happen at any time in life and it's not only at times of middle age, as society would have us believe. Our aim is to help men currently having a tough time in life, also to educate and help prevent crises in the future for men of every age. Men typically don't want to think about problems or bury their head in the sand. Your life is worth way too much to just bury your head in the sand either not addressing issues or pretending they will never happen to you. No matter how small you think a problem is, it has far more impact on your life than you think it does.
We have a range of services that cater to both mature and younger men. Nowhere in society are we provided with the knowledge, tools and strategies we need to make the most out of life. It is for this very reason Ken started Men's Life. Your life is far too important to just wing it.
Our programs are complete and comprehensive. We know that men don't want "waffle". Men are generally pragmatic so rather than "touchy feely" they want real and tangible, so that's the way our programs are designed.
You may not always like what you hear. We don't back away from that. Reality is sometimes not pretty. We are not here to be your friend. We're here to be like a best friend. Someone who will tell you the truth, not just tell you what you want to hear. Therefore at times it will be uncomfortable. At times you will need to control your ego. The absolute fact is, if you knew what to do, you'd be doing it.
We will expect more of you than you deep inside expect of yourself.
You come to us seeking change, not to validate what you think you already know.
We live and breathe helping men achieve a better quality of life, finding the happiness they weren't allowed to believe they deserve, by overcoming their issues and challenges. If you'd like to discuss how we can help you change your life for the better click here
"Every day you get the chance to write a new ending to your story"
Ken Kitson is a leading Life Strategist, Educator, Coach, focused specifically on the changing needs of men as they age. Some call him an Innovationist for his unique view and thoughts on what it means to be a man and the interdependency of all the aspects of a man's life.
Ken is passionate about helping men navigate and thrive both physically and mentally for the benefit of themselves, their family, and the broader community. He delivers innovative ideas and actionable strategies that address the challenges, trials, and tribulations of men as they progress through life.
Ken has more than twenty years experience in the personal development space having worked with a broad range of groups within the community and business. He has a particular personal interest in men's fitness and health and admits he gets somewhat frustrated seeing men not getting the maximum results from their workout time because they still want to train like they were twenty. Probably no surprise then that fitness and health are the foundations of our methodology.
Ken would say his most important lessons have come from all the mistakes he has ever made. These "mistakes" along with formal learning give Ken a pragmatic and real world approach to life. His philosophy on life is one that men connect with as it is very much about "fixing, overcoming, and achieving", not simply motivational rhetoric.
In a world where support for men undergoing life challenges is sadly lacking, Ken speaks, coaches, and writes for the improvement in the quality of life for all men. His drive and determination come from wanting all men to live with a clear purpose, happiness, and long life. To be able to celebrate their life supported, not stifled; fulfilled, not frustrated; healthy, not hopeless.
Ken's single pet hate is to hear any man be told he's "only having another mid-life crisis". A man may be having a lot of things for many differing reasons, to insult and berate him with such a dismissive label serves neither he or his loved ones. No one who is touched by the life of a man can benefit from such a superficial notion of what is going on in a man's life. Men too have dreams, aspirations, and goals. Ken is determined every man should have the chance to explore the best of his personal potential, regardless his age.
What We Believe
There is a story that best fits what we believe about helping men. It goes like this"
A guy is walking down a street when he falls in a hole. The hole is so deep and the walls are so steep he can’t get out.
A doctor passes by, and the guy shouts up, “Hey you, can you help me out?” The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and keeps on walking.
Then a priest comes along, and the guy shouts up “Father, I’m down in this hole, can you help me out?” The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole, and walks off.
Then a councilor is walking by, sees the guy and stops. The guy in the hole yells up, "hey, can you help me". The councilor says says “tell me how you feel”, then walks away.
Lastly, a friend walks by. The guy in the hole calls out, “Hey Joe, it’s me, can you help me out?” So the friend jumps into the hole. Our guy says, “Are you stupid? Now we’re both stuck down here.” The friend says, “Yeah, but I’ve been down here before, and I know the way out.”
How We Work
We are about being respectful and fair to all people. We will not run completely over the male ego but we don't mind leaving it a little bruised. It is this after all that for a man is the biggest challenge and it is what prevents him from truly making changes in his life.
Our approach is extremely real.
We are not an organisation that believes "Rah Rah men must eat meat and act like a caveman". We are also not all touchy feeling wanting men to hold hands and sing Kumbya.
Men must still be able to function within the modern world, but, are still men and have the needs of men. We address the realities of men in a modern world still having the needs of men, without trying to tell them that anything masculine is inherently bad.
A man does still have a right to be a man, with all it's unique characteristics and needs that must still be taken into account and fulfilled in life. We assist men to deal with the unique gifts given to them by nature and evolution to find fulfilment in an increasingly feminist world that tries to tell them being a "man" is wrong. Daring to speak of it is just as bad.
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at the close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Dylan Thomas - Poet