Meet the Man Behind Men of Action: Michael Sartain on His Purpose and Vision for MOA

By Greg Grzesiak Greg Grzesiak has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on April 8, 2024

When it comes to personal development and social coaching, one name stands out for its unique approach: Michael Sartain, the CEO of Men of Action Mentoring (MOA). His blend of military discipline, evolutionary psychology, and deep understanding of human interaction has created an organization that revolutionizes how men navigate their social and romantic lives. In a detailed conversation, Sartain shared MOA’s inspiration, challenges, transformations, and future directions, offering a glimpse into its profound impact on over 1,500 men (and even some women!)

The inception of MOA stemmed from Sartain’s observations of significant gaps within the self-help and dating industries. He noticed a lack of integration between personal development and social skills, with many individuals excelling in one area but falling short in the other. Sartain aimed to bridge this divide, combining the discipline and leadership qualities of military figures like David Goggins and Jocko Willink with the social finesse and humor often absent in traditional coaching methods. His goal was to create a comprehensive program that addressed the multifaceted needs of modern men, fostering both personal growth and social adeptness.

Under Sartain’s guidance, Men of Action Mentoring (MOA) has achieved transformative results, instilling a belief in limitless potential among its members. He illustrated this with compelling success stories, such as a client who, despite his height, overcame his insecurities to become a social powerhouse, hosted large events, and even dated a model. Another inspiring example is a paraplegic who used the program’s teachings to become a public speaker, proving that physical limitations are not barriers to a socially rich life. Similarly, an accountant transformed himself into a popular podcaster, demonstrating the program’s versatility in professional and personal spheres.

These narratives are a testament to MOA’s core mission: to dismantle the self-imposed barriers that men often face, replacing them with a foundation of confidence, social acuity, and a proactive approach to life. Sartain’s vision extends beyond mere success stories; he aims to cultivate men who become central figures within their social circles. Sartain envisions MOA graduates as “the men all your friends get their job advice from, meet their significant other through, and turn to for book and restaurant recommendations.” This concept of being a hub of influence and information is central to MOA’s philosophy, promoting individual growth and the enrichment of one’s community. Through these endeavors, Sartain is not merely coaching men. He empowers them to redefine their limitations and aspire to a life characterized by growth, connectivity, and an unfettered belief in their full potential.

However, leading such an organization is not without its hurdles. Sartain candidly discussed the challenges of navigating the sensitive realms of personal development and romance, emphasizing the importance of evidence-based methods over anecdotal advice. By leveraging research in evolutionary psychology and continuously refining their approach based on client feedback and outcomes, MOA has maintained its position at the forefront of social mentoring.

Looking to the future, Sartain is enthusiastic about expanding MOA’s offerings to include brand building for individuals. He recognizes the interdependence of professional success and social popularity. Upcoming programs will explore podcasting, social media strategy, and business scaling, reflecting MOA’s holistic approach to personal development. 

In an era where personal development often feels fragmented or niche, Men of Action Mentoring stands out as the comprehensive solution for comprehensive growth. Michael Sartain’s dedication to merging diverse aspects of self-improvement into a cohesive, impactful program has transformed lives and set a new standard in the field. As MOA continues to evolve and expand, its influence on shaping men’s social and romantic lives is poised to reach even greater heights.

By Greg Grzesiak Greg Grzesiak has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Greg Grzesiak is an Entrepreneur-In-Residence and Columnist at Grit Daily. As CEO of Grzesiak Growth LLC, Greg dedicates his time to helping CEOs influencers and entrepreneurs make the appearances that will grow their following in their reach globally. Over the years he has built strong partnerships with high profile educators and influencers in Youtube and traditional finance space. Greg is a University of Florida graduate with years of experience in marketing and journalism.

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