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We are a conscious brotherhood that creates safe and supportive spaces for men to gather and remember the courageous language of their heart.

Men who join our community are deciding to live sovereign, deliberate and purposeful lives.

They have seen another way to live, and are now living it.

Pete and Esmond, the two men who founded The Privileged Man arrived at similar realisations, following their own struggles to articulate and express their emotions.

To read more about their journeys - see below.

Esmond Baring

Esmond is a Founding Partner and Facilitator of The Privileged Man.

Esmond was raised in an alcoholic home and sent to Ludgrove boarding school at 8 years old, and then on to Eton College until the age of 18. He studied French literature at the University of Virginia, graduating in 2001.

After a decade working in finance with UBS and other investment banks in New York and London, Esmond has spent the last decade living and working in South East Asia where he studied the teachings of Dr Joe Dispenza, Harry Palmer, Sydney Banks, Jamie Smart and others.

Esmond is passionate about supporting men to a true state of emotional and mental health, to rediscover their innate sense of aliveness, wholeness and well-being, and lead sovereign, deliberate and purposeful lives.

Esmond lives in Bali with his partner and two daughters.

Pete Hunt

Pete is a Founder Partner of The Privileged Man and Managing Director. Brought up in Surrey in the UK, Pete was educated at Aldro and Charterhouse School.

Subsequently Pete worked at Knight Frank, Merrill Lynch and CBRE which in the 2000’s, was on paper, the gold standard. However, it didn’t feel right for him and it led to what many saw as an irrational move to Indonesia in 2011.

Whilst trying to sustain a professional persona through capital raising ventures and highly stressful, complex work situations in Indonesia, in 2016 Pete’s world as he knew it fell apart.

The fall out catapulted him into the world of personal and business development, spending two years travelling the world working on himself, and asking searching questions about his and the world’s future.

During this time of contemplation and study, Pete identified that there were very few spaces for men to safely express themselves without the fear of ridicule, and the idea of The Privileged Man was born. Pete runs The Privileged Man and supports leaders to amplify their authentic voice.

Pete lives between the Isle of Wight and Bali with his wife Joanna and daughter, Tula.