Monday, December 15, 2008

Received my first Endorsement from Amazon Japan!

I recived my first recommendation for my book from on Amazon Japan.

Finding Our Fire - Enhancing Men's Connection to Heart, Passion and Strength (ペーパーバック) by Martin Brossman (著) See all customer reviews... (1 customer review)
Price: ¥ 3,031 (Tax Included) & this item ships for FREE shipping more than 1500 yen .

Reader's Review for Martin Brossman's book:
"Finding Our Fire" For several decades, the feminist movement has been successful in improving the lives of women in many places around the world. But during this same period, the educational, emotional, and legal concerns of boys and men in developed countries have been largely ignored. In recent years however, a development called "Men's Work" has arisen in North America and Europe which seeks to address those concerns. The North American "Men's Work" has several effective spokesmen and Martin Brossman is one of them. The information in his book "Finding Our Fire" is substantial and up-to-date, and the passion and authenticity in his presentation are unmistakable. For anyone seeking material on how to improve boys' and men's lives in developed countries such as Japan, Mr Brossman's book is an excellent resource. I give it my highest recommendation.
- RG Dale, Humanities and Language Dept, Kanazawa University, Japan

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Martin's interviewed on "Dads on the Air" - Sydney, Australia

Martin Brossman is interviewed on
"Dads on the Air" - Sydney, Australia

Click here to hear the Interview with
Martin Brossman
(or here for an shorter version can be downloaded)

Local Sydney Time: 10.30am to 12 midday Tuesday 13th May 2008
USA Eastern time: 8.30pm to 10pm Monday 12th May 2008
USA Pacific time: 5.30pm to 7pm Monday 12th May 2008
UK GMT time: 12.30am to 2am Monday night (Tuesday morning) 12th May 2008
2GLF FM 89.3 in Sydney
and ONLINE via live streaming at
or in MP3 format at
With Special Guests:
  • Peter Denman
  • Martin Brossman
  • Dr Elizabeth Celi.
From Learner Dads to finding your own inner Mr Invincible, Dads On The Air is covering a lot of ground this week. First up we talk with Peter Denman who has set up a website, is running workshops and has published a book for first time dads. As we all know, becoming a father for the first time can all come as a bit of a shock! After that we talk with Martin Brossman from the US. He runs a series of men's groups and is the author of Finding Our Fire. We close the show with Dr Elizabeth Celi, author of the just-published Regular Joe vs Mr Invincible: The Battle for the True Man.
If you missed last week's program with the new Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick, don't forget you can listen to our past programs online at If you haven't tuned in for a while, we're now a much more entertaining and broad-ranging program than ever before, and this week is no exception.
Peter Denman writes:
Going to be a father for the first time? Scared? Clueless? Not sure what to expect? It's enough to make a daddy-to-be drink! Enter the new, research-based, father-focused LEARNER DAD workshops. Designed and developed by qualified male counsellor and father, Peter Denman, LEARNER DAD workshops provide first time dads with practical information, advice and support in the most comfortable, non-judgemental, dad-friendly environment- the pub! Having a baby is one of life's most stressful events and most new dads are unprepared for the adventure that lies ahead. With so much emphasis on the needs of mother and baby, dads-to-be are often forgotten and sometimes receive little or no specific support. Let's face it, they're unlikely to read parenting books and often don't take much away from antenatal classes.
Denman hopes to fill this noticeable gap in parent education and complement existing antenatal classes by holding his LEARNER DAD workshops in local pubs close to maternity hospitals. The open discussion workshops address small groups and are facilitated by Denman - an engaging presenter and father who is experienced in helping people navigate life transitions.
LEARNER DAD focuses on key issues in the first 6 months from a father's perspective, helping new dads understand what parenthood is really like so they can enjoy fulfilling relationships with their partner and children.
"Most new dads are completely unprepared for the lifestyle and relationship changes that occur post-birth", explains Denman. "Research shows that the birth of the first child is the most difficult transition for most couples. Antenatal classes are great for preparing couples for the birth, but there is limited information to support new dads when their partner and baby return home from hospital and they begin the juggle and demands of work and home life."
The workshops cover topics such as postnatal depression, work/life balance, relationship conflict, time management and change, all from a father's perspective. They are currently being held in Sydney pubs with interstate workshops coming soon. Denman adds, "Investing in just a few hours at a LEARNER DAD workshop can give dads the confidence to enjoy those first 6 months of parenthood. The bottom line is that involved and equipped fathers are better able to support their partner and bond with their child."

The concept launches on Saturday, May 17th with its first workshop at the AB Hotel in Glebe and bookings are currently being accepted via the LEARNER DAD website. Of course, mums, grandparents and mates are welcome to buy dads a workshop gift! As well as receiving a relaxed and informative educational and social experience, every dad gets a free beer! Can't argue with that!
We then move on to US author Martin Brossman, talking about his new book Finding Our Fire - Enhancing men's connection to heart, passion and strength.
You can find out more at:

He writes:
Finding Our Fire is based on the Men's Inquiry Group which has been meeting monthly in person and on-line for over 10 years. In the Inquiry meetings, men explored questions about their lives that give new insights and new actions to take. The meetings have inspired men to enhance their relationships with their families, improve their jobs, and resolve old issues in their lives that previously held them back. Questions explored in the Men's Inquiry have included: What does it mean to be a man today? How do you discover your purpose in life and live it while providing for your family? What type of son were you to your father? How do you keep love and passion alive in a long-term relationship? The book is a multi-purpose tool: it can simply enhance the individual reader's life, or it can serve to facilitate the formation of a men's group to support ongoing growth on a broader scale. It also provides a much-needed impartial window into the inner world of men that seems to improve women's understanding of men and men's understanding of themselves. The compelling questions have had a powerful impact on the men whose responses are included in the book, and many of those who have seen preview chapters are looking forward to enthusiastically using the questions in their men's workshops and seminars across the country.
And next, Dr Elizabeth Celi, author of Regular Joe Versus Mr Invincible: The Battle For The True Man.
Dr. Elizabeth Celi is a privately practicing psychologist, speaker and author. After six years working in a private psychiatric hospital helping people hospitalized with chronic depression and anxiety, she has since incorporated her knowledge and skills with clients in private practice for 5 years, before their symptoms become so disabling. As a qualified personal fitness trainer, Elizabeth advocates for exercise and other pro-active activities to help reduce the risk of frustrations, irritability and withdrawal before it creates a risk for depression and anxiety. Especially with our modern day stresses in society and families posing more challenges to deal with. Her work with men and women experiencing relationship difficulties highlighted the disadvantage men were at in expressing their opinions and getting their point across to their partners. Women always seemed to get more in more often! She'd often have to ask the female partner to wait a moment while he got his answer in, uninterrupted.
Managing this on the one on one level with individuals and couples, while effective, was simply not enough for Elizabeth, who could clearly see the internal battle that men have between their Regular Joe and Mr Invincible, who simply didn't know any other way to cope. Having the time and insight to support men who really wanted to be their own True Man as a husband, partner, father, provider, brother and friend, Elizabeth was driven to raise awareness on a larger scale to help more men remember their strengths and help more women appreciate those strengths. This drive gave birth to her book, Regular Joe vs. Mr Invincible - The Battle for the True Man. Her book helps women learn how to support men more and helps men step back into the game with confidence. Advocating for men and their valuable place in our society and families at the recent Men and Fathers' Health Forum at Parliament House in March, Elizabeth continues to push for a National Men's Health Policy so that the value of men and their ability to look after their own health reminds all of Australia about men's strengths and abilities.


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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Martin presents at the Wild and Wacky Women's group today

Martin presents at the Wild and Wacky Women's group today: his talk "What's New About Men That Women Want to Know." He was honored to be the first man to present to this group since it's start.

The Announcement that was sent out to the group:
It's time for our First Saturday gathering THIS Saturday, April 5th, 11:15am! We have secured a FABULOUS NEW RESTAURANT in North Raleigh:

This place is perfect for a Wacky Gathering! Gianni and Gaitano's Tratoria has a HUGE Meeting area on the second floor with lots of space for all of our members, our guests as well as plenty of room for our Entrepreneurs.....
Announcing our Special Guest Speaker....
For the very first ever, we have invited a MALE
SPEAKER, Martin Brossman
, to join us with an irresistible topic: "What's New About Men ... That Women Want to Know." Martin is the Director of Martin Brossman and Associates, an organization committed to supporting people in living lives they love. ....Check out his bio at
. Call your girlfriends, forward this message, post this on the office bulletin board! This is a presentation you won't want to miss! In order to adequately prepare for wait staff, PLEASE RSVP by NOON This FRIDAY to
or by calling me at 919.333.3914
To learn more about the talk it:

This should be a great crowd and a wonderful opportunity for our entrepreneurs
to show off their products and services!

Saturday's Agenda:
11:15am - 12Noon Networking, shopping, socializing
12Noon Be Seated and Order Lunch
Noon Till 12:20pm Introduction of Guests and New Members
Optional 60 Second Commercial for attending members
Old Business: Final Total for the 2008 Bachelor Bid for Charity (the numbers
continue to climb!)
New Business: Wild and Wacky Google Group - YOU can post your profile and photo,
etc. Visible to MEMBERS ONLY! Must have Google Password (you assign)
Ride for the Cure - Saturday, April 19 Butterfly Life (see flyer)
Seeking Third Thursday Venue for April! (4/17)
Things Under Consideration:
Forming a less formal, but supportive Men's Group (I have an idea!)
Forming a W5 Golf Group
Anyone for Bridesmaids Bowling?

Martin Brossman, "What's New About Men ...
That Women Want to Know."

1:30pm Adjourn
Looking forward to seeing a record crowd this Saturday! Don't forget to RSVP if
you plan to attend!!!

Love to all~
Deborah Harrell Meehan
Founder and Original Wild and Wacky

If any women are interested in this group contact Deborah.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

"Finding Our Fire" is available on AMAZON!

"Finding Our Fire" is available on!

"Finding Our Fire: Enhancing men's connection to heart, passion and strength" is available on! Check it out! If you have an endorsement or review about the value of the book to you please post it. Thanks to all the men and women that supported this project so far!

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Model of The Maturing Man - CD is Available!

An audio CD presentation by Martin Brossman on his model of the social process of men maturing and how this relates to relationships with women.

For men to enrich their lives and relationships.
For women to further understand men.
For dads to be better fathers.
For single mothers to support their son’s becoming mature men.

To see the CD:

To see the MP3 download version:

The link to the book "Finding Our Fire: Enhancing Men's Connection to Heart, Passion and Strength"

"I listened to your CD (Model of a Maturing Man)- Wow! I couldn't have gotten it at a better time! As I transition to fatherhood and struggle with business, I could relate to your words. I am very much impressed with the depth and breadth of your knowledge!"

"Martin has strong insight as to what's been missing in this society from a male perspective."
Jean Wright - Raleigh, NC

Well worth the investment! "
Having read Martin's book, then listening to this audio, I have three simple steps. Get the book, get this audio - start moving forward!
You can hear the passion in Martin's voice as he speaks not only from his experiences, but from his heart as well. Whether men feel comfortable with his observations (derived from many years of work) or not, they resound with truth-truth's not often discussed in today's world.
It's for men. It's for women. It's for humans. Inquiry is the appropriate term for this work. "
Kelly Castor - "The Blue Jean CEO"

"This is one of the best talks I have heard; it is full of substance and useful information. Great work! Your insight into women is very useful as well. I also enjoyed hearing about your own experience on the path. "
Kevin Alexander

This presentation urges us as men in particular and society in general to dig deeply and discover what we need to understand about ourselves and how to use insights gained to become great role models and achieve greater success in life. The deeply-entrenched issues we face are made clear by this presentation, and exploring Martin's approach to these issues is a win-win approach for men and society in general...highly recommended!
Steve Karloski

"Martin's insights gave me a fresh look into my own masculinity. His comments on the wonderful weaving of masculine and feminine energies within each man has has given me a deeper understanding of myself. I feel more confident now. Thanks Martin for your wonderful work."
Joseph Asterita, Management Consultant

"Martin Brossman presented an introduction to his new book, "Finding Our Fire" at a recent event. Martin spoke with such sincere desire to pass his message on to the audience. I could feel his passion about his subject. He has so much knowledge to pass on, it was a wonderful presentation and introduction to the book. Thank you Martin for exploring and writing about this subject and sharing it with others. You are a wonderful speaker. Finding Our Fire,"is a must read for every man and every woman too."
Eileen Stevie, Certified Professional Organizer

"'The Model of the Maturing Man' has opened my eyes to the challenges faced by men in this day and age, whether they are sons, fathers, husbands, or siblings. I have gained valuable insights at a very crucial time in my life, and I am finding ways to approach my personal life issues, address them, and move in the direction of a more complete and fulfilled life. This presentation reveals the deeply entrenched issues facing us as a society, and it offers suggestions and approaches to everyone, men and women alike, who seek solutions for a better quality of life on both personal and relationship levels. I know that I will carry the insights gained thus far for the rest of my life; I have renewed hope for a more successful and enlightened existence, and I have already managed to share Martin's wisdom and insights with others in my life who also seek solutions to mens' issues that are plaguing our society. The single most important benefit of hearing this presentation is that it challenges us, especially men, to open our eyes and hearts to identify, understand, and tackle physical and emotional obstacles that prevent us from living to our full potential...thank you, Martin!"
Steve, Raleigh, NC

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Saturday, February 02, 2008

Finding Our Fire: Enhancing Men's Connection to Heart, Passion & Strength - Sun. Feb. 10th 1-2:30PM

Finding Our Fire: Enhancing Men's Connection to Heart, Passion & Strength

A Presentation for Men and Women with Martin Brossman

Sunday February 10th 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Unity Church of Raleigh
9225 Leesville Road
Raleigh, North Carolina

$10 - Contribution suggested
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he...(But, what does a man think in his heart?)

Find out at author and presenter Martin Brossman's engaging and interactive workshop Finding Our Fire: Men's Connection to Heart, Passion & Strength, Sunday, February 10, 1 - 2:30 p.m. at Unity Church of Raleigh. In this eye-opening breakthrough presentation, you'll learn the stages of maturing from boys to men and the effect of that process on relationships, the three types of men and the impact on our culture, and powerful information on what makes men tick that you can use for even richer relationships in your business and personal life. Inspired by the dynamic men's discussion group he founded and the compilation of more than 100 revealing and compelling survey responses from men, Brossman's seminar will synthesize not only his findings regarding the "inner lives" of men but also strategies on how both men and women can find their fire now, reigniting the flames of their personal missions and awakening the very best in themselves. For more information on this informative and inspiring session on Sunday, February 10, 1 - 2:30 p.m., contact the Unity Church of Raleigh office at 919.870.7364 or go to

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Martin Brossman interviewed on Women's Radio News

Martin Brossman interviewed on Women's Radio News:

Fanning the Flames of Success
by Pat Lynch, Editor-In-Chief, and Host of "Speak Up!"

"Martin Brossman known for his deep understanding of men's challenges in today's society, Martin serves as Vice President of the Triangle Men's Center. He founded the Triangle Men's Inquiry a decade ago and The Women's Inquiry 5 years ago. His book, Finding Our Fire – Enhancing Men's Connection to Heart, Passion and Strength, is an outgrowth of the Men's Inquiry discussions and includes contributions from over 100 men courageously sharing their personal experiences. "

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