The Catalyst with Samantha Kris

Mindful Masculinity

February 12, 2020

In episode 2 we chat with Paul Simard, TEDx speaker, HuMENity Curator and Director at UNHCR Canada, about the transition from outdated to modern masculinity. He shares openly about his struggles, his growth and his mission to create a new paradigm for boys and men across the globe. He believes boys and men need to be invited to understand, engage with and embrace their emotions and to love what they find, both in themselves, and in others. 


In this episode we discuss:

  • The evolution of a man’s role from a provider to an equal
  • What society can do to create brave spaces where vulnerability can live
  • How critical self-awareness is and ways to practice it daily


Paul recommended two books which helped him on his journey, they are A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life (referred to as Curiosity Conversations in the episode) and Face to Face, both by Brian Grazer.


To learn more about Paul and support his efforts in empowering boys, men and refugees, check out the links below. You can connect with him on Facebook and LinkedIn.


TEDx talk: The Mythical Man



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