In Conversation With Elloa + Nige Atkinson

Today we have a Wildfire DUO – authors of ‘Odd Man Out: Breaking the Vow of Male Silence’ talking to us about the consequences we face when we aren’t encouraged to step into our power and connect on a deeper level.

Nige Atkinson

Tell us what you do – and more importantly, why you do it?

We write, speak, teach workshops and offer coaching to support men to break the vow of male silence and voice their emotional truth about what it means to be a man in the world today.

We do what we do because we see men quietly struggling under a vow of silence that prohibits them from talking and connecting with themselves and each other, and the consequences can be heartbreaking. We want to do what we can to help.

What’s the biggest misconception people have about you (or your industry)?

That men have it easy and because they don’t look like they’re in pain, everything’s OK.

Elloa Atkinson

What women in your life have been your biggest inspiration or mentors?

Nige: I love Marianne Williamson’s no-nonsense approach to A Course in Miracles and the way Louise Hay doesn’t take any crap when it comes to her ego. I also really like what Emma Watson stands for. She’s very inclusive and I find that inspiring.

On a personal level, my oldest friend Kate is right up there. We met when I was five and she taught me how to stand for something and live an unapologetic life. And of course my wife Elloa, who I feel really blessed to be walking alongside in this lifetime.

What one change would you most like to see in the world?

We want to live in a world where both men and women are fully alive and in touch with their full humanity.

What are you most looking forward to at Wildfire Women?

The opportunity to share the Odd Man Out message with amazing, likeminded women who are on fire about what really matters.

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