#34 Masculinity Unleashed: The Road to Authenticity with David A. Charles

Are you confused about how to be a man and embrace your masculinity?
Has the cultural conversation about "toxic masculinity" made you fearful about how to be a man in this world?

Men who are disconnected from their masculine power or don't feel safe expressing it in their lives cut themselves off from the powerful life force that all men are born with.

In today's conversation with David A. Charles, prepare to unleash your boundless potential as David uncovers powerful strategies to explore and balance your masculinity. The processes examined in this episode are crucial self-work for any man who wants to show up in his power as his authentic self.

This episode is all about reconnecting with your masculinity! Please be sure to tag me @garethpickering on Instagram and share this episode with your community to spread the word if you or someone you know has benefited from this content! I love to hear about all your experiences. Also, be sure to leave a review on iTunes in order to receive a free meditation to reclaim your power. Just screenshot it before submitting it and email it to my team at [email protected], and I will see you in the next episode.

Learn all this and more in today’s episode:


• Authenticity as the highest potentiality for men and how to achieve it.
• How to start feeling the emotions men have been encouraged to suppress.
• Uncover how a negative opinion towards authority can cause distrust in ourselves, preventing us from creating the life we want.
• Understand the key distinction between emotional courage and vulnerability and face any situation head-on.
• The stage of your relationship and why outsourcing qualities to a partner is detrimental to you both.
• How enacting the role of head of the family can activate a powerful part of yourself and what shifts in your life when your father passes.
• A framework to deepen your connection with a parent when the relationship is challenging.
• Why men’s work is vital for the modern man & the challenges impeding our growth.

Episode resources:


"Raising Boys" by Steven Biddulph
Video: “You should be the strongest person at your father’s funeral”
“Keys to the Kingdom” by Alison Armstrong
“The Way of the Superior Man” by David Deida

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About our guest:

David stands as a revolutionary leader in men's work and masculinity, paving the way with his unique approach to guiding men and awakening their masculinity.

With over two decades of experience in leading, teaching, and coaching across various industries, he seamlessly integrates a diverse array of modalities from both Eastern and Western traditions. His study has included Embodiment, Tantra, NLP, Life and Business Coaching, Hypnosis, Kinesiology, Meditation, Breath-work, and Somatic therapies.

This fusion of experience and training allows him to create profound and deeply transformational spaces.
David specializes in helping men embrace their masculinity, power, certainty, and self-worth, and he is dedicated to ensuring they don't spend another year or even decade not embodying the man they were born to be. So that they can cultivate passionate, loving relationships and create wildly successful and impactful careers or businesses.

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About your host:

Gareth Pickering is an artist and thought leader. His inspiration is to create spaces for men to have open and honest conversations that shift their mindset and live life to the fullest. He’s a human connection specialist who guides others to level up with their lives through “relationships”. Relationships are a rocket ship for personal development. Gareth provides the tools and maps to fly and land your rocket safely.

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