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Inside Edge presents authors of men’s personal growth book

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, the Inside Edge is presenting a program featuring Leonard Szymczak and Rick Broniec, authors of a forthcoming book, Calling Men Into the 21st Century.

According to Szymczak and Broniec, men today are at a critical juncture: “resist change and cling to the old model of manhood, or embrace a call to wake up…[and] grow into healthier adulthood and show up to serve the world.”

Szymczak and Broniec have been actively involved in developing programs for men’s personal growth and healing for decades. Together they’ve explored masculinity with thousands of men and facilitated workshops in 11 countries on five continents. They will share their experiences, personal stories and a paradigm that synthesizes cutting-edge work about masculinity from the fields of positive psychology, sociology and personal development.

Inside Edge presents authors

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(L-R) Leonard Szymczak and Rick Broniec

Leonard Szymczak, MSW, LCSW is an award-winning author, speaker, psychotherapist and life coach who has been on the vanguard of men’s healing for 35 years. His books include: The Roadmap Home: Your GPS to Inner Peace, an Amazon bestseller, as well as two lighthearted satires on psychotherapy. He co-authored with Mari Frank, Fighting for Love: Turn Conflict into Intimacy. He maintains a counseling and coaching practice in Orange County.

Rick Broniec, M.Ed., is a writer, inspirational speaker and coach. He has been a pre-eminent leader of men’s international trainings with ManKind Project since 1990. He is an Amazon bestseller author of The Seven Generations Story: An Incentive to Heal Yourself, Your Family and the Planet (2015) and A Passionate Life: 7 Steps for Reclaiming Your Passion, Purpose and Joy (2011).

The event takes place at The Pacific Club. Doors open for registration and the buffet line starts at 6:45 a.m.; the meeting starts promptly at 7 a.m. RSVPs are requested to plan for the buffet breakfast. Seating is limited. The cost is $35 for first-time Inside Edge guests or $45 for returning guests. Validated parking will be provided.

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The Pacific Club is located at 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach.

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