S3 E6. How to embrace masculinity and vulnerability

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Recently I have read some alarming statistics that men are being affected the most in the global mental health crisis. I never think it’s easy to be men, I think we just don’t hear enough about what they have to go through. I have empathy for everyone because I honestly think no matter what gender, each has its own unique and different set of challenges and circumstances!

Men often grow up thinking that talking openly isn’t very ‘manly’. The concept of masculinity and vulnerability can vary depending on the world and environment they grew up in, their parents' values, role models, the type of advice and support they get. The ultimate question no matter to men or women would be - how vulnerable do we allow ourselves to be?

I am so excited to bring on one of the featured mentors from my book, Chuck Burch. Chuck is a proud alumnus of North Carolina A&T State University. You probably have read about his story about growing up in the inner city in a single-parent household, nevertheless, he was focused and he was determined. His journey is definitely full of twists and turns but he navigated through it - let it be in the corporate environment, or getting laid off twice, went on to do manual labor just to make ends meet; but that period of time ultimately led him to start and build a very successful business and begin his entrepreneurial journey. But he’s here today not only to share with us his career or his interest in skating, but something deeper - to talk about vulnerability, mental health, insecurity and masculinity and how that may affect young men and what they can do.

CONNECT WITH CHUCK BURCH:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuck-burch-cpa-pfs-cfp%C2%AE-b0569a22/

Company Website: http://www.chuckburchcfp.com/

Chuck Burch Scholarship Fund: https://www.chuckburchscholarshipfund.org/

Best Selling Book: The Evolution of Skating: Live, Love, Sk8 to Tell It (The Evolution of Skating Series)

https://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Skating-Live-Love-Tell-ebook/dp/B08WPCCB5P

ABOUT CECE LEUNG, CPA

Cecilia "Cece" Leung is a finance executive and CFO advisor to growing businesses who are ready to scale up financially and get ready for next-level opportunities. Cece is the founding partner of The Entrepreneur CFO, a global professional advisory firm helping growing companies with strategic decision making as they become financially and operationally ready for their next big thing. With fluency in Mandarin, Cantonese and English, paired with two decades of international financial services experience in New York, London, Switzerland, Hong Kong and China, Cece has worked with prominent firms including JP Morgan, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Ernst & Young, offering the best in-class solutions to Fortune 500 and growing companies worldwide. Cece is the author of the book Dear Accountant: Stories, Advice and Explorations, which offers up-and-coming professionals valuable insights and perspectives about the many career paths and opportunities under the accounting and finance umbrella.

Personal Website: www.ceceleung.com

Book Website: www.dearaccountantbook.com

The Entrepreneur CFO website: www.ecfopro.com

Coaching, Training and Workshop: https://www.ecfopro.com/training-and-coaching/

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Podcast Blog: https://www.ceceleung.com/blog

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