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THE ANYMAN LEADERS

The ANYMAN Leaders are a group of trained and experienced ANYMAN members.

MICHAEL LEONARD

Having lived in Dubai for 13 years, for a long time I struggled with my own identity, really working out who I am and why I exist. In Dubai I found it hard to find my tribe. I experienced a lot of anger and at times found myself behaving in a way that I didn’t like. I am not proud of this and at times I felt embarrassed, shameful and sad. I have failed, picked myself up, and have learnt and grown as a man and am now in a really cool place. I know who I am, my purpose, my place, my legacy and my value to the world. I love helping men find their place in the world. 

 

I am an accredited coach, men’s mental well-being therapist, NLP practitioner, and a whole bunch of other stuff that helps me do what I do! I love my dogs, my motorbikes and my partner (perhaps not in that order!)

JONATHON BURGESS

It’s taken me the majority of my life to work out my purpose and place in the world.  Having grown up in turmoil and no sense of direction, I’ve made more mistakes then I’d care to count.  But through all this I continued to grow and develop with the support of a strong man who helped me to find my place in the world and how to move forward into the future rather than remain in the past.  Now, knowing who I am and knowing the power that comes from being supported by a group of like-minded men and learning not to “accept how things are", but instead “change how things are.” 

 

I love bringing the power of ANYMAN to men everywhere.  

WALID FAZA

The multi-faceted life I live today encompasses a variety of interests that my journey of self-discovery has gifted me. As a partner at a global venture capital fund with 20 years of experience, I am a mentor, advisor and board member of several regional companies.  Earlier in my varied career, I established my own immigration consultancy firm, played in a rock band and founded a non-for-profit organization.  I found my own unique path while navigating culture, societal expectations, wars, fatherhood, divorces, relocations and career changes. Now, I work to empower myself and other men to be more conscious of our emotions to stand up with purpose and speak our truth.

 

I’m a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and a Theta Healing - Basic DNA practitioner and love music and exploring the work of David Deida, anything yoga, dance or sexual kung-fu related! 

SAIF AL BITAR

I was born and raised in the UAE. I struggled most of my life to look inwards and find my authentic self. Instead, I would try to escape or numb my feelings. This led to a lack of self-love, anger, and resentment. I played the victim in my life. After hitting rock bottom a few times, I found the strength to start a journey of self-discovery that gave me the gift of connection with myself and the world around me. 

 

Helping other men who feel like they are not heard nor seen has become one of my greatest passions. ANYMAN is a powerful experience that fosters connection and empathy. That is the gift I would like to give other men.