The purpose of the Mastering Manhood Conference is to empower males for personal and professional development. We seek to inspire and encourage men to embrace community, responsibility, family, education and legacy. To challenge and strengthen our men and young men to be better leaders.

Redefine Community | Reclaim Masculinity
Saturday, September 23rd

Austin Community College: Eastview Campus

3401 Webberville Road, Austin, Texas 78702

Jim Bledsoe

Jim has been blessed to have been
A World Class industry leaders such as
FedEx and Pulte Home Corporation.

Ryan J. Schoenbeck, Ph.D.

As a certified executive and mentor coach, Ryan works with global leaders to create inspiring relationships and has taught leaders all over the world.

Brian L. Fontenot

Fontenot is a member of the Austin
start-up and innovation scene. With his nonprofit
he’s able help graduates to transition in their career path.

Rep. George McGill

Deputy Speaker Pro Tempora Arkansas
House of Representatives.  Business owner, and
and served in the Armed Forces for our country.

Ricardo Palomares

After migrating from Mexico, Recardo
became a speaker, coach, explorer,
and filmmaker.

Earl Ameen

Earl is the Founder, CEO & Chief Strategist of Grey Owl’s.
He’s also an international speaker with variours
skills and talents.

Derrick David Bryant

David is the chairman of “Celebrating Fatherhood”
and an educator of Fathers in Hays County.  He is
an author and public speaker.

Bavu Blakes

Bavu is deliberately walking through
the intersection of Hip Hop, education,
and spirituality.

Kevin Lyles

Kevin believes his upbringing on Chicago’s south side and experience working in the financial sector has prepared him to be a financial services professional that loves to bring “Wall-Street” to “Main Street.”

Los Ellis

Los has an extensive background in
information technology. He managed
one fourth of Dell Inc’s global IT portfolios.

Dr. Kevin Washington

Dr. Washington was the 44th President of the Association of Black Psychologists

Joshua Banks

Father, philosopher, author, speaker, mentor, DPR for the Man in Me, IDADS coordinator and facilitator.

Brandon Jones

Brandon graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan in 2006.  His first on-air news job was in Beaumont, Texas.


8:00am – Registration/Breakfast
9:00am – Program Begins


9:20am – Opening Keynote
10:15am – Breakout Session 1
11:15am – Breakout Session 2



12:00pm – Lunch & Live Band
1:00pm – The Kings Panel
1:50pm – Closing Keynote
2:20pm – Conference Ends

Location: | 3401 Webberville Road | Austin, Texas 78702

Contact Us Mastering Manhood

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Contact: Joshua Banks, Man In Me Organization
Phone: (512) 415-8926