An opportunity for men to get real

We are a not-for-profit mens group located in the Chicago area. Through our monthly meetings, annual retreats,  social activities, and volunteering opportunities, we create a space for men to gather and share their experiences, feelings, wisdom, and life lessons.   We help develop in men the skills needed to be the best version of themselves for themselves, their families and their community. We welcome and invite men of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in showing up in this world as their authentic selves and ready for deeper connection.

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The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.
Neil Gaiman

An opportunity for men to get real

We are a not-for-profit mens group located in the Chicago area. Through our monthly meetings, annual retreats, social activities, and volunteering opportunities, we create a space for men to gather and share their experiences, feelings, wisdom, and life lessons. We help develop in men the skills needed to be the best version of themselves for themselves, their families and their community. We welcome and invite men of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in showing up in this world as their authentic selves and ready for deeper connection.

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When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
William Arthur Ward

Monthly Meeting

Each month, founders Todd Adams and Frank Naugo present a topic to Tribe members to ignite a conversation. The format is casual and relaxed; the conversation real and practical. The guys who attend are the type you might grab a beer and watch a game with or sit alongside at your kids soccer game. In addition to the specific topic, we open it up to have honest conversations about the challenges we all face, any specific issues we might be wrestling with and opportunities for growth. The Tribe was created to support one another – that’s why we’re here.

Past Meeting Topics: Depression, Pain vs. Suffering, Emotional Labor, Accountability, #Metoo, and much more.

Do not reside in the area? Start your own meeting. Contact us to discuss how!

To understand and be understood, those are among life’s greatest gifts, and every interaction is an opportunity to exchange them.
Maria Popova
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Yearly RetreatS

Each year we take time out of our busy schedules to reconnect with ourselves, with one another and with nature. For a few days away from our normal distractions, we create a space that fosters authentic conversation, personal discovery, youthful play and deep connection to support your personal growth journey and to form bonds that will stand the test of time.

It is not our job to remain whole. We came to lose our leaves like the trees, and be born again, drawing up from the great roots.
Robert Bly
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Become a Member

Join us as an official tribe member to be part of a community of men determined to make a positive difference in ourselves and the world around us.

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Membership

Access to monthly meetings

Invitation to monthly virtual calls

Access to all meeting notes & resources

Discounts: Yearly Retreat | TribeStore

$20/month | $220/year

Stakeholder

Membership

Access to all monthly meetings + virtual

Annual Dinner Celebration

Annual 2-day/1-night fall get-away

Discounts: Yearly Retreat | TribeStore

$500 Annual Investment

Free Tribe-Themed Baseball Jersey | More

Virtual 

Membership

Access to monthly virtual calls

Access to all virtual meeting notes

Partial access to in-person meetings

Discounts: Yearly Retreat | TribeStore

$10/month | $110/year

Standard

Membership

Access to monthly meetings

Invitation to monthly virtual calls

Access to all meeting notes & resources

Discounts: Yearly Retreat | TribeStore

$20/month | $220/year

Stakeholder

Membership

Access to all monthly meetings + virtual

Annual Dinner Celebration

Annual 2-day/1-night fall get-away

Discounts: Yearly Retreat | TribeStore

$500 Annual Investment

Free Tribe-Themed Baseball Jersey | More

Virtual 

Membership

Access to monthly virtual calls

Access to all virtual meeting notes

Partial access to in-person meetings

Discounts: Yearly Retreat | TribeStore

$10/month | $110/year

Not ready to commit? Click here to join us with no monthly commitment as a "drop-in" Tribe member. Pay only when you attend the monthly meetings by RSVP'ing prior the scheduled meeting date.


I’ve been a member of the Tribe for about a year and absolutely love this group. It’s a place where you can talk with other guys in a safe place about complicated topics and learn skills that help me grow and become a better Dad/Husband/Person. The other beneficial part is that I can learn from other men that have gone through similar things in their life. It’s amazing how helpful it is to learn from another dad/husband in the group, really helps to keep the tough things in life in perspective.
Bill C, Tribe Member

Tribe Leadership

Tribe Mens Group was founded by Todd Adams and Frank Naugo. It began Feb 2012 in Todd's living room with a few others longing for authentic conversation and connection amongst men. Since that 1st meeting seven years ago, they’ve brought men together every month in an effort to break down barriers and redefine the current concept of masculinity.

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Todd Adams

Tribe Co-Founder

Zen Parenting Radio Co-Founder

Life Coach for Guys

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Frank Naugo

Tribe Co-Founder

Certified Yoga Teacher

Mankind Project Member 

Your mind will take the shape of what you frequently hold in thought, for the human spirit is colored by such impressions.
Marcus Aurelius

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There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Denis Waitley

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Making the World a Better Place

Tribe Mens Group

Vision

To be the catalyst of connection for thousands of men and boys throughout all walks of life; providing resources, teachings and a safe space to more fully know ourselves, build a bridge to healthy masculinity and make the world a better place.

Mission

To redefine the current concept of masculinity by creating a challenging and supportive environment to awaken and empower our authentic selves.

Grounding FOrces

Everything we do in the Tribe is centered around authentic, honest conversations and practices, with a growth and curiosity mindset thereby shaping a new definition of masculinity – that of connection, vulnerability, growth, authenticity and play.


Connection

Our hardwiring, our joy, our reason for being

Vulnerability

Removing our mask, putting down the shield and letting others in

Growth

Becoming the best version of ourselves

Authenticity

Showing up just as we are and embracing that honesty in others

Play

Remembering and re-cultivating our youthful joyfulness

Be Bold. Get Real.

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