My Brother's Keeper of Greater Richmond

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I am passionate about helping non-profits, especially the ones that aren’t household names.  I know they are the heartbeat of communities and provide services that are essential to the people living here – sometimes even more than the “big names” who get all the funding!  Without organizations like My Brother’s Keeper and people like Coach, men would be missing out on direction.  Consider me a supporter who will do anything I can (what the station will allow) to give you your time in the spotlight.

I am happy to report my Positively Richmond segment is happening today.  You can watch your story at 5pm!  A link will go up on the website after it airs so you can share the story with your network.

Meeting all of you yesterday made my day!  It is not often that I meet another Duquesne Duke in Richmond or someone who is familiar with all of my old stomping grounds in Pittsburgh.  That city is still so special to me, and I know our paths had to have crossed while we were both living and working there.  What a small world!

Have a great Friday and weekend! 
     ~ Amy
Amy Lacey
Anchor/8News at 5 and 5:30

Motivational Speaker Tackles Issue of Authentic Manhood Minister Stephan “Coach” Hicks Provides Expert Insight into What Being a Real Man is All About!

Richmond, VA July 8, 2013

Everyday; whether they live in gritty urban areas or tranquil suburbs, men deal with the question of what it means to be a “real man;” an “authentic man.”  Many men have been taught to believe that being a man means living one way, when it is something entirely different.  Minister Stephan “Coach” Hicks, Founder and CEO of My Brother’s Keeper of Greater Richmond is a motivational speaker and leading authority on “Authentic Manhood.”

“Being a man has never been easy…..but the Bible teaches that there are resources available to help us face this challenge.  God has given us His Word, His Spirit, and one another so we don’t have to do the job alone.  MBK helps men draw on these resources and become a better man, husband, father, and brother, a man of integrity and good character—- an authentic man of God,” states Coach.

“Coach” as he is fondly known is a god-fearing man who is a passionate leader, facilitator, inspiring motivational speaker, manhood blogger, researcher and a leading authority in “authentic manhood.”  Men from all walks of life have been impacted by his discerning spirit, inspirational counsel, motivating style, and practical insights regarding authentic manhood knowledge.  He helps men develop the kind of relationships they need in order to be an authentic man through acceptance of one another as acquaintances, encouragement to one another as friends and exhortation of one another as brothers.

To be an authentic man requires a degree of intimacy that doesn’t come naturally to most men.  The Bible teaches that, “as iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens another man.”Proverbs 27:17   MBK is a growing network of men throughout the Greater Richmond area whose purpose is to support and encourage men engaged in ministering to men.  We are committed to rejecting passivity, accepting responsibility, leading courageously, and investing eternally.  We do this by providing resources, training workshops, conferences and more importantly, authentic fellowship for men.  We do not replace the work of the church in ministering to men — we reinforce it!

Coach coordinates and facilitates numerous authentic manhood workshops and programs to empower and encourage authentic leadership in the family, in the workplace, in the church and in the community.  He serves as a consultant to church, business and community leaders helping men seeking to reach their full potential as men, husbands, fathers and leaders in their communities.  Coach is a frequent speaker at conferences, retreats and seminars for men.

“Coach” is available to media, church, business, and community as an expert voice in:

  • Authentic Manhood
  • Fatherlessness
  • The Father Wound
  • Extended Adolescence
  • Male Leadership
  • Emotional/Spiritual Needs of Young Men

Media outlets interested in booking Minister Stephan “Coach” Hicks for interviews, conferences and workshops; please contact Monica Haynes, Communications Director at (412) 254-8704 or at [email protected].