“Authentic connection. Real Conversation. Riveting realizations. Brothers did exactly what we wanted. They started a very real conversation that connected with students on a meaningful topic that impacts everyone. Kim connected with the students in a way that was authentic to who he is. That authenticity is what makes these types of meaningful conversations make a huge impact on our students and I know our students will continue these conversations after Brothers leave campus.”
– Laken Moreno, MA
Coordinator – Greek Life & Community Engagement, CSUMB (California State University, Monterey Bay)
“Brothers has a message that people need to hear. Just in the few days following Kim’s talk I’ve had so many conversations with my bros challenging the beliefs we never really said out loud. Come in with open ears and an open heart and you will leave ready to create more meaningful connections with your friends.”
– Graduate student, CSUMB
“Kim revolutionised the topic!”
– Employee, The Norwegian Armed Forces
“Kim had a talk at our national board meeting in 2019. His passion for this topic (of male friendships) made the presentation very rewarding, and it shed light on an important topic that awakened many thoughts.”
– Aksel Grunnvaag (The Norwegian Armed Forces, TVO)
“A thorough seminar – well received by our students.”
– Principal at Buskerud Folk High
“Kim did an incredible presentation at our school. I’ve never seen anyone sell as many books before – which just shows how it really hit home!”
– Teacher at Danvik Folk High
“We invited Kim Evensen to come and teach our youth group about the core and heart of Brothers.
It really challenged and inspired us to think about our friendships. The workshop Kim had with us, opened our eyes to many things in regards to men’s friendships. Honestly, it made us see what we otherwise wouldn’t have seen.”
– Martin (Youth Worker)
“The work Kim and his team are doing through Brothers is remarkable in many ways. Brothers is directly and effectively addressing the many damaging cultural stigmas that prohibit boys and men from forming social connection. Kim’s understanding of the issues behind the isolation of boys and men face is ever-expanding because he seeks advice from a wide range of sources and he acts on it.
I have been writing and speaking on men’s issues for nearly ten years now. I have seen many different initiatives, which in seeking to address men’s challenges bog down in privileged or insensitive frames, thus creating more challenges then they resolve. Brothers does not suffer from these challenges. It is an organization that respects the issues faced by women and people of color even as it works to create much needed connection among men.”
– Mark Greene
Senior Editor at the Good Men Project, writer, speaker and advocate on men’s issues.
Founder of Remaking Manhood
I found something that I didn’t think I needed. And it changed my life. It’s so special…I can’t describe it…”
– Julian (Attendee)
“Thank you so much for speaking at our school. I really needed to hear this…”
– A student after a Brothers presentation
“I gotta tell all my boys about Brothers! Honestly, I never thought I needed to hear about this topic until you guys introduced me to it!”
– Attendee at a Brothers presentation
“Thank you again for the great presentation! We learned a lot, and several others told me that they wanted to put what they learnt into practice, not only in their personal lives, but also in our organization. I’d call it a success!”
– Thea (AUF)
An amazing presentation! A very important topic that we need to talk about. The soldiers were very satisfied!”
– Emil, The Norwegian Armed Forces (Evenes Base)
We know that there are a lot of people out there who in some way or another are leading a lot of boys or men, whether it be in a sports club, school, a corporation or organization. If that is you, then knowing the importance of friendship – and how it affects a man’s life, is vital.If you’re a sports coach, for instance, it’s worthwhile to remember that your mindset and perception of male bonding has an affect on the athletes you lead and their perception of male bonding. If close friendship between males is a taboo topic for a coach, then it won’t make it less of a taboo topic for the guys he’s leading. With leadership comes responsibility. That’s why it’s important for leaders to have a wholesome and good perception of how male bonding should and can look like.And that is why we offer individual coaching for sports coaches, CEO’s and leaders in any sphere. One-on-one conversation where our founder, Kim Evensen, will teach, inspire and challenge you – as well as invite you to reflect on your own friendships and on friendship in general. Contact us for fees. *Kim is currently based in Oslo, Norway.