About Us

While there are numerous women empowerment organizations, such organizations are few and far between for men. Everyone needs guidance and support, and men are no different. Recognizing the need for outlets in which men could receive support led Dominique Bond and Dexter Peggins Jr. to create When Men Open Up. Through this platform they are on a mission to challenge toxic societal views of masculinity and  bring clarity to issues that men often suffer with in silence.

Dominique Bond


Dominique Bond is the founder/CEO of Ace Ambition, whose commitment is towards helping youth learn how to create their own opportunities and monetize their ideas. The visionary is renowned for his inspiring energetic and transformative style which is structured to help frustrated and confused people understand what steps they need to take to be successful in their journey.

Bond’s knowledge and wisdom reflects in his ability to help people identify mental barriers, so they move with a purpose in their purpose, helps people understand and identify their mission and passion, help people identify and verbalize their gifts, help people develop and implement organizational skills to execute their project goals.

The personal development strategist has also demonstrated superior commitment to helping others follow their dreams by assisting them in with resourceful material titled “Executing Your Vision: 5 Effective Steps to Help You Execute Your Vision”. Readers will discover effective steps to implement that which will motivate and inspire them to execute their vision.

His ability to help create and develop potentials has earned him laurels such as the Outstanding Change Maker Award – For his Unyielding dedication to the betterment of youth across the CSRA by way of his organization as well as recognition as a 2016 “Mover” in the CSRA.

Dexter Peggins Jr.


Husband, father, Army veteran, former hospital chaplain, author, mentor, and business owner are some of the hats worn by Dexter Peggins Jr. Dexter’s personal mandate is to help people get clarity concerning their purpose, overcome life's what-ifs, and win in difficult situations. The diversity of his experiences makes him a sought-after speaker in the areas of leadership and personal development, and a trusted advisor for those dealing with life’s most crucial issues. 

Dexter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry, and a Master of Public Administration. He has authored two books; The Garden Experience and Perspective: 7 Stories from the Bible That will Impact Your Life and Leadership. Promoting the message of purposeful living and the power of a second chance, Dexter has served on a number of advisory boards, which include: 

  • New Leaders Council
  • My Brother’s Keeper
  • Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Georgia Prison Re-entry Initiative