THE WAKE UP PROJECT

Dove Men+Care and the Wake Up Project created a 10 part podcast series around #RealStrength, asking Australia's most high-profile, influential men what it really means to be a man. Guests including Michael Cheika, Cameron Clyne, Nigel Marsh and David Koch are starting the conversation around celebrating a more real and authentic ideal of masculinity.

Dove Men+Care and the Wake Up Project ask Australia’s most high-profile, influential men what it really means to be a man. Guests including Michael Cheika, Cameron Clyne, Nigel Marsh and David Koch are starting the conversation around celebrating a more real and authentic ideal of masculinity. The second installment in this 10-part podcast series is a chat with former NAB CEO Cameron Clyne. Join the conversation at #realstrength.

The third instalment in this 10-part podcast series is a conversation with the co-founder of Earth Hour, Nigel Marsh. The best-selling author challenges the critical difference between being successful and admirable and discusses the importance of celebrating care in everyday life. Join the #RealStrength conversation on twitter.

 

The fourth instalment in this 10-part podcast series is with former senior adviser to Paul Keating and Kevin Rudd, founder of the Inspire Foundation and CEO of SANE Australia, Jack Heath. Jack talks openly about the role fathers play in their sons happiness and the importance of embracing a more open and vulnerable perspective. He stresses that it is crucial to value the simple moments of care and kindness and we invite you to join the conversation. #realstrength

The fifth instalment in this 10-part podcast series is with 60 Minutes Reporter, Michael Usher. Throughout this discussion, Michael talks openly about the role journalism has played in evoking an emotional honesty that many men find hard to express. Michael particularly emphasizes that men will always go through challenges in life and it is through showing support in small and simple ways that will make a difference. Thanks to Dove Men + Care, we invite you to join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #realstrength in a bid to celebrate more authentic and real Australian men.

The sixth instalment in the Dove Men+Care 10-part #realstrength podcast series is with Channel 7 Sunrise co-host and founder of The Koch Centre for Youth, David Koch (known as Kochie to most). Throughout this conversation, Kochie reinforces that in a fast-changing and judgemental world, it is more important than ever to be true to yourself, stand up for what you believe in and care for those that are closest to you. Although he uses his profile to make a difference, he stresses that you don’t need to be a public figure to make a positive change in the world. Thanks to Dove Men + Care, we invite you to join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #realstrength in a bid to celebrate more authentic and real Australian men.

The seventh instalment in the Dove Men+Care 10-part #realstrength podcast series is with Reverend Graham Long. Graham, a community leader, author and pastor at the Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross Sydney, displays an inherent sense of care through his ability to establish a community of support, free of judgement. Throughout this conversation, Graham conveys real strength as he tells stories of building real relationships with all members of the community, learning to let go of what he calls, ‘expert mode’ and meeting people in the ordinary moments of life. Thanks to Dove Men + Care, we invite you to join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #realstrength in a bid to celebrate care as a sign of a man’s real strength.

The eighth instalment of the Dove Men+Care 10-part #realstrength podcast series is with Dr Tanveer Ahmed. Tanveer, the child of Bangladeshi immigrants, psychiatrist and author, talks openly about the transition that masculinity is currently facing as men desire to break free from more traditional gender roles. Nominated as one of Australia’s top 100 future leaders under the age of 40, Tanveer emphasizes that real strength is showing care by offering something of yourself for someone else, with no obvious gain. Having experienced public humiliation, he values second chances and showing vulnerability. We invite you to join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #realstrength in a bid to celebrate care as a sign of a man’s real strength.

The ninth instalment of the Dove Men+Care 10-part #realstrength podcast series is with Michael Traill. Michael, the former Executive Director of Macquarie Group’s private equity arm and current CEO of Social Ventures Australia is concerned about those in positions of leadership and their willingness to be open, emotional and vulnerable. The MBA Harvard graduate sees care playing an equally important role as business skills in instigating social change, and emphasizes the pressing need for society to craft a new narrative on men. We invite you to join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #realstrength in a bid to celebrate care as a sign of a man’s real strength.

 

The 10th and final instalment of the Dove Men+Care #RealStrength podcast series is with Daniel Petre. Petre, The Founding Director of the Petre Foundation and former right hand man to Bill Gates at Microsoft, sees real strength as being determined by generosity, caring for one another and acknowledging our shared frailty as humans. Rather than being exclusively focused on wealth or achievement, he reminds us of the need to value our emotional worlds, our families and cultivating what matters most to us. We invite you to join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #realstrength in a bid to celebrate care as a sign of a man’s real strength.