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Living in Canada and Costa Rica, Rick Fortier is a writer of fiction and non-fiction,  speaker and teacher – helping men choose to be empowered and to live a life of authenticity and integrity.

He has been a featured guest on podcasts, a guest contributor to various Men’s Wellness websites, a panelist on International Men’s Day Tele-conference on Men’s Mental Health, a contributor toThe Road Movie 2017 (documentary on Men’s Grief) and is a self-published author with a book of short stories entitled 100 Quickies.

Rick shares his perspectives and experiences to help men recognize cultural pressures and encourage men to choose the man they want to be.

Rick’s core values are vulnerability, compassion, honesty, respect and acceptance.

I have stories to tell, experiences and perspectives to share.

Too Many Men Are Living In Quiet Desperation

Men are contemplating suicide at ever increasing rates. What is driving men to the depths of despair?

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How To Make Better Choices To Create A Better Life

We’ve all “been there and done that”. Round and round in our heads, thinking and over thinking a pending decision.

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Why We Wait For A Crisis – And What To Do Differently

We all know of someone who’s hit “rock bottom”. Here are five reasons we often wait for a crisis…

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Out Of The Shadow Of Resentment

Once upon a time there was a little boy, who had an older brother.

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The Key To What Makes Men Healthy And Happy

What is it that we as men believe will make us happy and healthy in our lives?

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Redefining Manhood: Part 3 – Inspired To Perspire

Once we know who we are and who we want to be, then the last question to ask ourselves is…

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Redefining Manhood: Part 2 – Purpose Driven

What is a man’s purpose these days? We seem to be getting all kinds of mixed messages…

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Redefining Manhood: Part 1 – Mistaken Identity

A man’s sense of identity is usually tied to the traditional male behaviours he exhibits and..

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Redefining Manhood: Introduction

Men are at a crossroads. Political, economic and societal pressures are challenging men…

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Moving Past My Fear Of Not Being Good Enough

It has haunted me most of my life and prevented me from seizing opportunities..

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