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what dudes are saying

welcome to the alpha quorum

“Your show has been a refreshing bit of both honesty about life as men and a challenge to be better.” 

Spencer

Ft. Wayne, IN

“This message is long overdue.  There are plenty of shows out there for fitness and exercise and reaching goals, but the level of great content in the areas of relationships and emotional health is pretty bad@$$.”  

Levi

Las Vegas, NV

“I’ve been listening since episode one and you guys are definitely on to something here.”  

David

Idaho Falls, ID

the mission

To help men become leaders of themselves, their families, and communities by developing strength, honor, and dignity.

the vision

To positively influence the evolution of men around the world and help men become all that they are designed to be.

 

What Is a quorum?

a select group

A quorum is a select group of individuals who hold power.  The word “quorum” comes from early 15th century, in reference to certain eminent justices of the peace, from Latin quorum meaning “of whom,” .. The traditional wording of the commission appointing justices of the peace translates as meaning “fixed number of members whose presence is necessary to transact business” is first recorded in the 1600s.

here, it means a body of men, pushing one another to level up.

We are tribal creatures, and have become so isolated which eliminates the natural systems of support that we are wired for.  Join with other men who seek to unleash their masculine power and become, once again, leaders of themselves and their families.

 

why alpha?

Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and is often used to described the first in a series, the dominant animal or person in a particular group.  It denotes a person with a dominant role or position in a given sphere. In astronomy, it is the first (and typically brightest) star in a constellation.  

So is this group about men being the dominant species? Click the link below to find out. 

why we’re doing this

Taco Mike tells what the Alpha Quorum is all about and why this movement can help you in this one-hour video podcast with Angie Amico.

who we are

derik johnson

co-founder

host

Derik’s got jokes.  As the Host of the Alpha Quorum Show, Derik brings a fresh and humorous look at the realities of life as a man in today’s anti-masculinity climate. He brings to the show his own experiences with marriage and divorce, parenting, blended families, and enjoys quoting movie lines and trying to stay out of husband jail with the famous Mrs. Johnson. He is currently loving life as a cheer dad for his daughter.  Derik brings surprising insights to the show and is excited to be a part of this movement. 

Brad Singletary, LCSW

co-founder, producer

Brad is a twice-married father to six boys. He  brings over 20 years of experience in helping people through the worst kinds of situations. He operates a thriving therapy and coaching practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hailing from a small, Gulf-coast town near Tallahassee, Florida, Brad and his family operated a commercial crabbing business where he learned how to be obsessed with work. He played two years of college football before his third knee surgery ended his career. 

jeremy leavitt, mft

co-host, contributor

Jeremy has been married for 15 years to his favorite person ever. They have two amazing boys.  He runs a private psychotherapy practice in Las Vegas.  His one claim to fame is he was asked to speak at BYU women’s conference in 2017 and routinely gives presentations locally and internationally.  He has never met a microphone he didn’t like.  He has a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo—so he’s basically a ninja.  Jeremy also loves to travel.  His favorite places to visit are Hawaii and Belize.

mike spurgin

co-host

contributor

Mike has worked with hundreds of men over the past decade, particularly in dealing with relationships, addictions and compulsive behaviors.  He is an avid dirtbiker and takes groups of men on back country tours of Baja, Mexico on motorcycles to deepen brotherly bonds and find strength from each other working together on some fun challenges throughout the trips.  In addition to his full-time career in construction, Mike manufactures and sells accessories for dirt bikes. 

Tyler hunt

sound engineer

token millenial

This 26-year old Rugby coach brings youthful and technical expertise to the show as the Alpha Quorum’s new sound engineer.  He’s the only member of the Quorum that hasn’t been divorced — or married.  He looks to the older guys for the do’s and don’ts in life and relationships. He is the Vice President of the Nevada Youth Rugby Organization. He enjoys his job in construction equipment tool sales and is currently on the HUNT for Mrs. Thunt.   

frequently asked questions

Read some of our fans and members’ common questions and the answers to them here: 

why are you doing this?

We see that men around the world have become either too soft or too hard.  We are often either too passive or too aggressive.  Assertiveness, male strength, and good honorable examples of manhood are missing.  We seek to inspire a restoration of that. 

aren't you just reverse feminists?

No.  Feminism has its own place.  Our position does not oppose feminism’s major tenets which deal with equality.  What we want men to do is to step up and be more of who we are dsigned to be.  Pull our weight and contribute even more.  Be of service to others. Be kind. Respect women and children. And yes, fight for the fair treatment of everyone, especially the truly vulnerable. 

what are your views about women?

Women are beautiful and wonderful and mysterious creatures who bless the lives of everyone on earth.  Women have innate gifts and talents that, in general, men do not have.  Women are to be celebrated, respected, treated as equals, and defended, protected.  They are to be loved and cherished and given the utmost respect. 

why does everyone need to be masculine?
We don’t suggest that everyone ‘needs’ to be anything, but that if men notice they are not effective in their lives, it often has to do with a diminished sense of masculinity. They feel somewhat powerless and seek to gain some certainty in unhealthy ways, like with substance abuse, unhealthy sexual behavior, anger, control and other maladaptive measures.
what are your positions on gay and trans men and women?

These are complex issues unfitting to be answered in a simple FAQ format.  In short, we love and respect our gay and trans brothers and hope to help them fulfill their own self-determined goals of masculinity for themselves.  What people do sexually is only of interest to us if it is destructive to themselves or others, in which case we seek to inspire them to make changes that respect themselves and the honor of others. 

is this a christian group? You talk about god a lot.

One of our basic beliefs is that healthy masculinity involves ‘reverence.’ This can be defined as a respect for the earth, the universe, nature, science, art, and other human beings. We value having a big-picture perspective about life that is appreciated and enhanced with practical and sensory experiences like enjoying and honoring the ocean and wildlife and the stars. We respect and promote a relationship with a higher power. For some of us, we consider that higher power to be “God’ in the Judeo-Christian sense, but others have differening views of spirituality which we respect. The hope is just that people have a way of viewing the purpose of life that inspires them to make choices that can predictably lead to their happiness based on the timeless wisdom of civilations past and present.

what is the role of "society" in masculinity's problems and how do we change it?

While society’s evolution has affected men’s development, we choose not to seek anyone to blame, and instead to correct what is happening.  It starts with individuals who lead: first themselves, then others by a strong and consistent setting of examples that can be emulated which will produce healthier human life.  It starts with you.  

how do you define masculinity?
Masculinity is the adherence to the principles outlined in the Red 9. This is not an easy concenpt to define but it has to do with the strength, courage, honor, skill mastery, and maturity of men.
can i be masculine if i like non-manly things?

Masculinity isn’t about stereotyped characteristics.  It is about being the healthiest version of who you are.  Some men are more sensitive and empathic.  Some are bold and competitive.  Some men are cops and some are kindergarten teachers.  There are no limits for masculinity, only that the individual is growing and dominating HIMSELF, disciplining his base and selfish desires, providing more than he consumes, working hard, respecting himself and others while defends and protects himself and his tribe, and brings good things into the lives of others. 

Masculinity in Real Life: At the Local Skatin’ Rink

The ones who were smiling were talking to girls. Wonder which came first?Ever since the special inaugural season of the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team ended just a few months ago, my four older boys have been quite obsessed with the sport. They've played football...

My brothers, be courageous

"Pouting is the total antithesis of masculinity." -Jeremy LeavittMy brothers, be courageous OK brothers, listen up: it's PRO TIP time! If there is one thing I've heard consistently over the years from the women I see in my office it's that they're frustrated and...

Meet the Quorum: Tacos, Motorcycles, and Mexico

"I'll show you my scars because I'm going to ask you about yours..." (taco mike) Derik Johnson: Alright, welcome to Alpha quorum. Derik Johnson: I am your host, Derik Johnson. You've heard me before. You've heard my cohost and Co-founder of Alpha Quorum, Brad...

The 3 Options You Have When You’re Angry

  Complaining or confronting people never really works The 3 Options You Have When You're Angry As I have worked with people over the last 20 years in a coaching capacity, I have found that one very common issue underlies people's pain, stagnation, worry and...

When You Should Never Say “I Don’t Know”

have your own opinions and assertively express them, even if they are unpopular.WHEN YOU SHOULD NEVER SAY "I DON'T KNOW" It happened again today--twice--by two different people. There is no more counterfeit humility known to man than the use of the easy-out reply “I...

How Not to Be a Typical Man

To be called a "typical man" should be an indicator that you have work to do. How to not be called the t-word You've heard it before. The sarcastic-toned critique from someone who is sick of your $#!+. After some discovery of you failings, the trash you didn't take...

take action instead of waiting to be acted upon

  Here’s a question for you, who owes you an apology? Answer, no one.  I wish I had learned this one earlier in life. Nobody cares about your feelings. The sooner you can accept this fact the better. Stop what you are doing right now and repeat this to...
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learn the code

The RED 9 is what we believe makes you the best version of yourself that you can be.  Find out what the principles of the RED 9 are here. 

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Resources

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