Leadership through Eyes of a Coach...Alan Booth

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


I have come to the realization that I need to approach male clients differently than female.

Men seem to feel vulnerable when reflecting on themselves. Then further research told me that men are generally unavailable emotionally. Why?

  •         Our culture teaches boys not to cry when they get hurt
  •          "Don't be a sissy"
  •         "Be a man"
  •         Having a father who was emotionally not available

In adulthood men say: "This is too touchy-feely" or "stay focused on our business not soft stuff".

So when a male executive is dealing with unbearable stress, their understanding of their emotions is critical to dealing with what is the cause.

My Question:

What advice do you have for encouraging males to open up, to be more self reflective?