Connection + Empowerment = Healthy Masculinities

My Mission is to Move a Million Men to Purpose... because a million men empowered to live on purpose will connect with millions of other men, creating a domino effect of acceptance, accountability, and empathy. Eventually, ending sexism and sexual violence.

What I Do

I am out to change the model of masculinity in order to end sexual violence. 

How I Do It

I take men on the journey to empowerment through one-on-one coaching, group coursework, and retreats. I also speak out about ending gender inequality in the workplace because work equality is a key signifier to gender equality, and gender equality is necessary for masculinity to shift and become more empathic and healthy.

I hold men accountable and provide a safe space and a proven strategy to live a more purposeful and connected life.

Why I Do it

When a community of men feel self-empowered and connected, we begin to shift the accepted model of masculinity to something more healthy, empathic and whole. 

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.

People who work closely with me and my community walk this basic path, investing in themselves along the way to a more connected, empowered, and purposeful masculinity.

This is the challenge I work to counteract. This societal xenophobia - the fear of the "otherness" within us and around us - is at the root of all humanity's problems. When really, we're all just passengers on what Buckminster Fuller called "Spaceship Earth."

This is the goal of all of my projects. In the lives of men, in the corporate world, in the media... everywhere. The more we accept the otherness within us and around us without threat, the more we can connect with the world around us in healthy ways.

This is Healthy Masculinity to me.

My Bio For Print

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 an inclusionary leadership consulting company called The Gender 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 Los Angeles with his partner Elizabeth Menzel, founder of the Happy Woman Academy.