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 Dr. Jordan Shapiro, PhD 

 Relationship Coach for Men 

Men everywhere are struggling in relationships because they're being pressured to act in ways that threaten what it means to be a good man


Men are raised to believe that being strong and powerful are what make them attractive and successful. It's the natural order of things, to be the boss at home and at work.

But our wives are demanding that we change. They're saying that we need to act in ways that threaten the ways we know how to be husbands, providers, and fathers. These demands are direct assaults on our masculinity and the only way we know how to thrive without losing our dignity.

This existential struggle is at the core of many failing relationships. 

Yes, it takes two to tango and all relationship problems are to some extent co-created. But it's also time for men to acknowledge that our behaviors and habits of mind have reinforced the systemic oppression of women because in previous generations it was not only normal it was expected.

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 Ways to Work with Dr. Shapiro 

Relationship Coaching

Private coaching sessions for men with relationships in crisis or on the verge of divorce.


Men's Group Programs

Group programs for men questioning a wider array of struggles across relationships, friendships, and work.


Executive Coaching

Coaching for CEOs and senior executives navigating crises, affairs, or governance issues relating to the dynamics of gender in the workplace.


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We’ve reached a crisis point for traditional masculinity.

Men and women are all asking big questions about traditional household norms, and what alternatives look like.


But when we are forced to question ideas that make no sense in the context of our personal experiences and world view, it gets messy.

 Work with Dr. Shapiro if you are ready to:  

Talk about what's going on in your relationship, even the hard parts.

Engage in deep conversations that challenge what you believe, and possibly what your family and friends also believe.

Engage in deep conversations that challenge what you believe, and possibly what your family and friends also believe.

Let go of parts of yourself that -- while may serve you personally in lots of ways -- cause harm in your relationships. 

And, even if you're not ready to say yes to all of these but you're ready to explore what it may mean for your relationship, that can be enough to get started. You're invited to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shapiro now to explore to see if you're a good fit. 

 About Dr. Jordan Shapiro:  

Main job: Professor
Education: PhD, depth psychology
Age: 45
Books published: 2

Hometown: Philadelphia
Marital Status: Married
Father: 4 teenagers
Favorite whiskey: TKTK

Dr. Jordan Shapiro, PhD is a relationship and parenting expert for men. He's currently a professor of Gender Studies at Temple University and the author of multiple books on fatherhood and parenting in the 21st Century.  His first book, The New Childhood: Raising Kids To Thrive in a Connected World (Little, Brown Spark 2018) changed the cultural conversation about parenting and screen time. His most recent book, Father Figure: How to be a Feminist Dad (Little, Brown Spark 2021), offers a norm-shattering perspective on fatherhood, family, and gender essentialism. The New York Times Book Review called it, "Utterly mind-blowing."

Jordan is a senior fellow for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, and Nonresident Fellow in the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution. He is an expert adviser to the World Economic Forum, and a participant in China's Taihe Civilization Forum. He serves on the advisory board of the exclusive global think tank, Symi Symposium, led by former Greek prime minister George Papandreou. He regularly delivers keynotes at international conferences hosted by organizations like UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) and The United States Airforce Global Strike Command Women's Symposium. ​

He earned his bachelor’s degree at Bard College and his doctorate in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA, where he studied phenomenology with legendary American philosopher Edward S. Casey.

Before graduate school, Jordan was a chef and restaurant owner. He worked in New York City for celebrity chef Bobby Flay at New York City’s Mesa Grill and Mesa City restaurants. He then returned to his hometown Philadelphia to become the owner/operator of the Reading Terminal Market's Down Home Diner. In 2008, he sold his stake in that business to shift his focus to psychology and education.

As the youngest of three brothers, Jordan understands firsthand the challenging dynamics of family and masculinity in the home. As for relationships, Jordan's been married, divorced, and married again. He currently lives in Philadelphia with his wife Amanda, and their combined household of four teenage children. 

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