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Dale Thomas Vaughn breaks down the crisis of masculinity and shares insight on how great men transcend the big barrier we all experience. In an inspirational, heartfelt talk, he illustrates the 3 steps and 7 simple but powerful words that can build deeper connection, respect, and purpose in your life.

I was very impressed and happy with the intimate candid discussions that we were able to develop. Everyone really identified with Dale, and the language he introduced has allowed us to address breakdowns in real time. It was even better than I expected, and I had extremely high expectations.
— Nadia Chargualaf, vice president of Human Resources at Telstra
I totally came away from the event changed. Truly one of the best events I’ve ever been to... and I have been going to an event every two weeks or so for years. Great content. I really enjoyed meeting everyone.
— Chris S., CEO of Bliss Life Press


Vaughn presents and leads workshops about engaging men in ending sexism and sexual violence - without shame and blame. He works with community organizations, universities, and corporations like the International Summit to End Sexual Violence, the Women In Tech International summit, the Los Angeles Diversity Council, Fordham University, Loyola Marymount University, E & J Gallo, Telstra, and many more.

Vaughn’s work uses inscrutable data and evidence to disrupt logical myths, but he combines the intellectual and academic contexts with his depth of experience leading men to be able to then dive into the emotional subtext and create profound engagement where there was once resistance. After establishing solid footing, he then creates a palpable momentum to install systems, strategies and tools that affect real change in the culture.

  • Healthy Masculinities, Masculinity

  • The Next Generation of Gender Equality, Equity, and Partnership

  • The New Big Business Trend Toward Diversity and Inclusion: Engaging Men

  • Silence is Violence: Engaging The Voices of Good Men

  • Be Seen On TV, Radio, Podcasts, Print & Blogs

  • Personal Development - (Self-Actualization, Connection, Accountability)

  • Purpose (clarification, edification)

  • Emotionally intelligent goal-setting (50-day plan)

  • Publishing your big idea book (Amazon)

  • Build Your Speaking Business around speaking/teaching/coaching

  • Crewing Your Life Rowboat (Leadership Team Building)

  • Recruiting Your Mentor (Mentorship)

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Dale Thomas Vaughn has worked with some of the most influential people in the world including billionaire industry moguls, academic thought-leaders and international heads of state. Dale began his career in communication at Southwest Airlines and Ticketmaster/Live Nation - after which he co-founded the Inclusionary Leadership Group. 

As an activist at the forefront of the conversation around gender equality and healthy masculinity, Dale was acknowledged as a "leader of men of quality" by feminist attorney Gloria Allred, and presented at the International Conference on Masculinities alongside other leaders like Gloria Steinem, Sheryl Sandberg and Michael Kimmel. As seen on CNN, CBS, Huff Post Live, TEDx, dozens of top podcasts and blogs, and in the LA Weekly, Dale’s work has received multiple Best of LA awards, Telly awards, and the M Award for service and leadership from his alma mater SMU. 

As a Renaissance Man
He has written and edited seven best-selling books, run with the bulls in Pamplona, trekked the 500-mile pilgrimage that is the Camino de Santiago, become a certified specialist of wine, played competitive dodgeball at a national level, and his recent learning endeavors involve learning the guitar, the piano, and taking real estate classes. Also, he can solve a Rubik's Cube in about 3 minutes.

Dale lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his partner Elizabeth Menzel, founder of the Happy Woman Academy.

Your workshop was one of the best workshops I’ve ever had here.
— Jason K., SBA Los Angeles