Episode 6

The Male Vulnerability Issue

“Be a man”, “man up!”, “don’t cry like a girl” – just a few of the phrases often used to try and shame men into burying their emotions. In this episode, I chat with Connor Aylwin about the Male Vulnerability Issue and what we can do to change the definition of ‘masculinity’.

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Host: Debbie Roche

Guest: Connor Aylwin

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About This Episode

In this week’s episode, we talk about The Male Vulnerability Issue with Connor Aylwin. After running a summer contracting business in university that employed 12 full-time people and did over $600,000 in revenue, Connor became the founding president of eHUB; the University of Alberta’s very first student run incubator space. In 2014, he moved across country to Toronto to eventually run a division of Franchise Owners and was responsible for growing that division from 2 to 17 Franchisees. During his time in Toronto, Connor had grown his team to becoming the second largest division in the company, operating over $4,500,000 in revenue before eventually moving back across country. Now, living in Vancouver, Connor is a Business Advisor with Cultivate Advisors, a small business advisory firms that works with and scales growth stage companies all across North America and Europe.

Now Connor might sound like a very business driven, successful guy – and he is, but he is one of the most down to earth people I know, and he actually approached me about the topic of Male Vulnerability. I figured that someone who has worked their ass off to be the best in their field but then realized the power of opening up and being vulnerable – is definitely worth chatting too.

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Episode 6 Show Notes

Resources:

Connect with Connor on Instagram and LinkedIn.

David Hatfield’s website and TedTalk “Honouring and working with male vulnerability”.

ManTalks.com

Justin Baldoni’s Ted Talk “Why I’m done trying to be ‘man enough'”.

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