WHO WE ARE
About Wholehearted Masculine
About Wholehearted Masculine
Hi, my name is Dan Mahle. I am a facilitator, storyteller and leadership coach with a strength for harnessing the power of stories to help people disrupt limiting beliefs, thrive through change, and build community across lines of difference.
I founded Wholehearted Masculine in 2014 as a blog. It has since developed into an organization that has directly served hundreds of men and reached thousands of people through film screenings, men’s groups, workshops, coaching, and writing.
Today, Wholehearted Masculine is a center for the exploration and development of wholehearted masculinities in society. Here, I engage in gender-based social advocacy while leading programs for people, predominantly men and fathers, who seek to co-create and participate in healthier cultures of masculinity.
As a storyteller, my approach is to bring radical authenticity to some of the most challenging topics in gender, masculinity, and culture change.
For many years I struggled to find ways of working in cultures that I found challenging. Their toxicity and approaches to work were disempowering, ineffective and demoralizing. I counted myself among the working wounded. So much of my life was designed around dealing with the stresses of work.
Tired of being tired, I searched for a more principled approach to working. Along the way I learned about nonviolence, nonviolent communication and sociocracy. Learning about these different modalities and integrating them into my own principled way of living, I changed my relationship to work and life.
I created The Thoughtful Workplace specifically to share with leaders, regardless of where they are in the organization, a way of integrating principles of mutuality and respect in the day to day life of organizations.
Anna-Brown works as a trauma therapist and facilitator in Seattle. For most of her adult life she’s been experimenting with how to integrate the transformative power of meditative practice, the skills of psychotherapy, and a good dose of radical analysis to challenge and dismantle oppression. She is passionate about bringing together tools for awakening and social justice. As a mom to a toddler, integrating anti-racism work into the whole beautiful mess of parenting is an ongoing exploration.
Cole Hoover is a coach, facilitator and entrepreneur interested in the future of learning and using business principles to increase social and environmental impact and to transform systems of oppression towards greater equity and justice.
Cole currently serves as the Director of the MovingWorlds Institute, a global learning community empowering professionals from a variety of sectors to use their careers as a lever for greater social impact. Cole is also core faculty for the Grand Challenges Impact Lab at the University of Washington where he helps students explore human-centered approaches to addressing issues of inequity around the world.
When Cole is not working he is reading, cooking or spending time in the beautiful wilderness of Washington State which he calls home.