We want to provide every man with a community of men to support and challenge him to be better.
Our storyInitiated by Steve Savides, and developed with the help of three men from the first ever circle, who together envisioned the creation of a supportive, facilitated, global online community - run by men for men. They established simple operating principles and processes, and began to build a membership base. In the same year, Pasco Ashton began his own circle in London parks. Steve, with the backing of his recruited colleagues Lee Stagles,Clive Selwyn and Avi Franks, invited him on board to take a lead and grow what they had begun. Pasco then applied his organisational experience to transform what he had inherited into the thriving Men's Circle community you see before you today.
Our 10 principles
These are the values and approaches we do our best to run the organisation and circles with.
A man is as good as his word. When you say you are going to do something, you follow through with it.
Leading in a circle is to adopt a culture of self-leadership, an adult-adult dynamic (rather than adult-child), where everyone contributes to the circle, sharing the responsibility.
Everything we do at Men’s Circle is optional. No one will coerce or pressure you to do anything that you don’t want to.
Every man's role to lead the way for others, by embodying these principles. To lead in self-awareness, self-development, and being courageous to find your edges of growth. To set the tone; from the heart, with depth and vulnerability, in and outside our circles.
Do No Harm
Our duty to prevent and reduce the risk of harm to ourselves, others, and the environment.
We are committed to showing up and being there for other men. We give as much as we take. We show up fully, being present and listening to other men, offering feedback that serves them.
We aren't here to compare, judge or critic. We can be a mirror, clean of our own opinions and perspective. We are encouraging self-directed development.
We are genuinely interested in what you are saying. We want to know more, and to support you to share your truth as deeply as you are able to.
Cultivating a love of the truth - being as real as you possibly can be in any given moment. No bullshit, no performing, no flexing.
Love for yourself and others; being kind and knowing softness. Acknowledging and celebrating that you and others are doing your best. Being forgiving for inevitable mistakes.