Hope you are happy to give me 5 minutes as I need to pick your brains.
I have been running “How to stop killing your self-esteem and build it instead” courses for a while now and whilst I keep the number of attendees limited to small groups of eight, in the many courses I have facilitated, I have never had a male attendee.
Men and low self-esteem.
I could assume that it’s because men never suffer from low self-esteem, but I know that isn’t correct as I have coached men who have become aware and resolved self-esteem issues. I have also worked with many men in leadership roles who suffered t and have also coached many male leaders with self-esteem issues (you’d be surprised – or maybe not – at how high a level).
So why do I need to pick your brains?
The more thorough the research, the better quality the conclusion.
If you are a leader, some of you must also have noticed self-esteem issues amongst the men you work with.
I am honestly not being sexist here. In my experience, women seem more than happy to confront and deal with self-esteem issues.
Why do I ask?
Because low self-esteem can be deadly and can be resolved.
According to the Mental Heath Foundation 75% of suicides are men and in the UK alone suicide is the most common cause of death for men aged 20-49.
In many cases suicide is linked to feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness.
I am passionate about self-esteem issues. I know where low self-esteem can take you. I also know that self-esteem and confidence building courses do not work until you stop behaviour that continually destroys them.
How do I attract men to my workshops? What language should I use?
If I disclose my history of low self-esteem will they empathise?
If I then disclose that I am now a lot stronger, will that make them fear me?
I am open to any feedback that would enable me to provide a service that could go some way towards changing those statistics, however slightly.
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Thank you for your time and honesty.
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