Connect, learn and grow - both as a man, and as a leader of men - in this advanced, emotional-development and leadership program.

Our Most Comprehensive Training

Foundations is both a deep commitment to your own emotional growth and development, as well as a deep dive into the skills, tools and experiences you need to guide others.

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Commit to your growth as a man and a leader

Not just a leadership training program: This isn’t a passive experience. It’s a transformative, hands-on, deep-dive into guiding men through the fire, by going through it yourself first.

A solid path forward: Foundations program participants can go on to become EVRYMAN facilitators, bringing their lessons to life in their own community.

Grounded in our core ethos: At the core of our values is the notion that the best leaders are men who have led themselves through deep change, Foundations is built around learning from your own growth.

How Foundations Works

The first four months of Foundations take you through our most thorough and intensive emotional development program. This course is for EVRYMAN members who are really ready to go deep into their own work. It’s intense, but it’s worth it.

The last two month of this program build on your personal experiences in the first four months to give you a deep understanding of the EVRYMAN method. This training will allow you to incorporate our skills in your own practices as a leader, coach or facilitator. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with a community of other coaches and grow your network.


  • Improve your tools: Build a foundation of skills, techniques and experiences that can be applied to your work as an EVRYMAN facilitator (if you should choose to head down that path).
  • Take your personal development to the next level: Further your own emotional growth and development towards living a fuller more-present life.
    Find your crowd: Connect in a deep and impactful way with a cohort of like-minded men on the same path.
  • Connect with yourself: Learn how to slow down, listen to, and connect with yourself.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of who you are: Do the hard work of digging below the surface to understand yourself on a deeper, more meaningful level.
  • Learn how to own it: Learn how to step powerfully into your own being and lead.

What to expect

Because this is our most intensive program, we have to be upfront about the fact that this is a big commitment of time and energy.

That said, you are making this investment in your own growth and in the growth of the men you will be helping with this knowledge for the rest of your life – the value of this program will pay dividends for a lifetime.

Program Requirements

Weekly group meetings with your cohort and facilitator (additionally you’ll likely need to set aside 1-3 hours per week in personal prep work).

We’d love it if you were currently participating in a weekly EVRYMAN men’s group or equivalent group in your community. Men are encouraged, and supported, to start a group if you don’t have access to a group.

You must have completed the EVRYMAN MELT training, or equivalent training – If you haven’t done MELT yet, you may be able to join our upcoming one, or have 1-1 mentoring to be ready for the Foundations training.

All participants must agree to the Terms and Conditions of this Training:
30 Hours of group leadership, including mentoring an EVRYMAN group or supporting a group’s organizer.

Program Options

Full Program


Member price
Non-member price: $7200

Personal Work Training


Member price
Non-member price: $4750

Facilitator Certification


Member price
Non-member price: $2450

Note: Upon acceptance of your application you will be invoiced based on your preferred payment plan

leadership team

Owen Marcus

I’m Owen Marcus, co-founder of EVRYMAN. For the last 30 years I’ve been teaching men like you how to develop themselves more fully by addressing a side of themselves they often repress — their emotions. But before I could teach men, I had to learn how to do it for myself. Realizing my relationships were not relationships, I knew I needed to change. Hearing about men’s groups and their benefits I had resistance which was a clue that told me there was something there. Figuring all I had to lose was my pride; I started my first men’s group in 1995. During our first group I was immediately put at ease as men expressed similar feelings as mine, I knew I found what I needed and I knew I wanted to share it with more men.

I am Brad Golphenee, Senior EVRYMAN Facilitator. My curiosity of the human experience has led me down many roads. With over a decade of experience participating in Men’s Groups, sitting each week for 4 hours with other men, my life has forever changed. I’ve had the honor of learning from and working with Owen Marcus for over a decade. Together we’ve crisscrossed the country and trained hundreds of men in the EVRYMAN method to support their own growth and their groups. I’ve spent thousands of hours in EVRYMAN groups and coaching men one on one. My personal passion is to support more men in their growth so that they can lead other men. I am trained in Somatic Experiencing and The EVRYMAN Method. I currently facilitate and lead advanced training for EVRYMAN as well as coach men one on one via my own practice.

Meet Our Alumni

Matt Nadu
Adam Hansen
Craig Salazar
Dr. Paul Browde
Paul Senecal
Bob Noriega
Andrew Kippen
Matt Mikella
Mike Sagun
Tom Henle
John Stirpe
Ben Redmond
Avi Kotte
David Murphy
Michael Diramio
Stephen Kotev
Brian Von Ancken
Dan Doty
Nathan Schultz
Lucas Krump
Quinn Luke
Brett Morrell
Christopher Fletcher
Dan Maccombie


The program begins on Nov 3rd, 2021 and is 4 weeks long. There will be live/online group sessions every week.

8pm-9:30pm EST

In the program we provide you with practical lessons, tools, and practices you can use every day; they will always be there so you can refer back to them whenever you need them. In fact, we encourage you to do exactly that.

Please note: all of the live webinar sessions will be recorded. If you can’t make one of the live sessions you will be able to access the recording on-demand whenever it’s convenient for you.

You have lifetime access to all material from the program.

At the core of what you’ll learn is a deeper awareness of yourself — both your body and your emotions. When you’re able to live that way it creates a strong and effective way to be vulnerable as a man. When we’re vulnerable in that way it allows other people to engage you and draw closer to you.

Most men walk away from this program with a sense of relaxed confidence and deeper, happier, healthier relationships.

The program is based on The EVRYMAN Method, which combines somatic understanding, emotional physiology and our biological need for human connection and psychological safety.

LOL! Only if you feel like it. Your emotions are your own. We’re simply going to teach you how to honor those emotions and show you a healthy way to respond to them.

None. If you can surf the internet, watch online videos, and join a webinar… you be solid.