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Our presentations are on the topic of male friendship. They are extremely relatable, well put together and professional. They take the audience on a journey that without a doubt will leave a mark. We've had presentations for schools, events, companies, sports clubs, mental health organizations and more.  Our programs' goal is to educate, provoke to thought, inspire and equip. Our program: "Created for Connection Presentation" Duration: Normally 60 or 90 minutes For: Boys and girls, men and women. Content: introduction to Brothers' team and vision, common reactions we get, the importance of male friendships, what about the ladies (why should women pay attention to this), cultural norms and expectations that can create distance in boys and men's friendships, research from Dr. Niobe Way, Dr. Judy Chu, Dr Robert Garfield, Kim Evensen etc., from boyhood to manhood, personal stories from guys, why many American veterans miss war, invitation to reflect on questions, call to action. We always end our presentations with the Created for Connection video. After the presentation people can ask questions and purchase books and merchendise (book signing). Physical/online:Both (though physical is highly recommended) Fees:Contact us for an offer. Language:English or Norwegian We also offer reoccurring workshops and coaching.

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Kim Evensen, Brothers

Kim Evensen

Founder and CEOof Brothers

Kim (29) is the CEO and the Founder of Brothers. He has previously studied leadership for three years and is emerging as a subject matter expert on male friendship. He has published two books: The Real Bro Code (2020) and Brothers (2019). Kim's got background as an actor, and he's an incredible communicator - both when it comes to small and big audiences. With his incredible stage presence and genuine character, he invites the audience on a journey that always leaves a mark. Kim's massive passion for the topic of male bonding, as well as all his knowledge and experience, will inspire, challenge and empower whoever is listening - both boys and girls, men and women. Our talks and presentations can be offered in English or in Norwegian.

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Wanna know who's booked Brothers presentations before you? Here are a few: The Norwegian Armed Forces (Huseby Camp) (Norway) x5The Norwegian Armed Forces (Evenes Camp) (Norway) x4The Norwegian Armed Forces (Rena/Terningmoen Camp) (Norway) x3The Norwegian Armed Forces (Ørland Camp) (Norway) x3Mental Health Youth (Norway)Danvik FHS (Norway)Buskerud FHS (Norway) x2Oslofjord FHS (Norway)AUF (Norway)TVO (Norway)Several Rotary Clubs (Australia) and more... Click here to read more about who we've worked with.


Testimonials

"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 GreeneSenior 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)

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We're not fighting for men's friendships because we think it's a cool thing to do. We're fighting for these vital relationships because they impact every sphere of a man's life. Here are some of the positive effects of male bonding in a man’s life*:
 - Less likelihood of social isolation (which can lead to stress related illnesses, isolation, addiction, suicide, divorce and violence).- Increased lifetime (less likelihood of Alzheimers, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, neurodegenerative diseases, and even cancer.)**- Greater success in men’s personal and professional lives.- Increased resources and resiliency in times of crisis.- Stronger connection with family, spouse, kids, peers and themselves.- Greater peace of mind and sense of purpose. Psychologist Niobe Way says that "when adolescent boys stop sharing their intimate feelings with their peers, we see an alarming increase in their rates of depression and suicide. Wives who cite their husband´s ´emotional unavailability´ as the primary cause of divorce initiate two out of every three divorces today."  She goes on to say that the absence of close friendships also can have negative effects on a man´s physical health and lower his bodily resistance to illness.*** After studying topics about masculinity and male bonding, we can without a doubt state that deep and genuine male friendships are vital for men. It is not about how many friends you have, though - it has much more to do about the depth and quality of the relationship itself. A wise man once said: “Show me your friends, and I´ll show you your future”. And if you think about it, it makes much sense. We all get affected by the people we surround ourselves with. By allowing people to be close to us, we let them bring out new sides of us that we might never thought existed. Those sides can either be good or not so good, which is why we ought to choose our friends carefully. Click here to learn more about Brothers, the leading organisation championing men's friendships.

*Sources: Deep Secrets (Niobe Way), When Boys Become Boys (Judy Y Chu), Remaking Manhood (Mark Greene).**"Why Do We Murder The Beautiful Friendships of Boys?" by Mark Greene.***Garfield, Robert. "Men In Transition." Breaking the Male Code: Unlocking the Power of Friendship: Overcoming Male Isolation for a Longer, Happier Life. New York: Avery, an Imprint of Penguin Random House, 2016. N. pag. Print.

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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.

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