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Philipp Hartmann became a dad of five under two in 13 months. In our first season "Being Dad" we meet unique, inspirational fathers who share their own experiences and stories. DADICATED.COM aims empower men in their vital role as Dads. Our mission is to help facilitating family success. = Also follow us on Please do reach out with ideas for awesome Dads you'd like to put forward. = #dads #moms #family #parents #empowerment #dadication #children #fathers #fatherhood #connectedness


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Philipp Hartmann became a dad of five under two in 13 months. In our first season "Being Dad" we meet unique, inspirational fathers who share their own experiences and stories. DADICATED.COM aims empower men in their vital role as Dads. Our mission is to help facilitating family success. = Also follow us on Please do reach out with ideas for awesome Dads you'd like to put forward. = #dads #moms #family #parents #empowerment #dadication #children #fathers #fatherhood #connectedness




68 Brett Rustand on the family as a team and forming lasting memories

“We have a critical role as parents to create memories for children, and put them in situations and environments where they’re creating memorable experiences.” Brett Rustand on DADicated Brett Rustand is a 45-year-old military veteran and father of five who lives in Tuscon, Arizona. He and his wife both come from large families and have put a lot of effort into melding their individual experiences into their own unified family culture. Brett’s military career completely changed direction...


67 Ben Richter on navigating the complexities of a blended family

“The best advice I can give myself as a dad is to believe in your impossibles.” Ben Richter on DADicated Ben Richter is an amazing man, dad and entrepreneur. He is a father of seven from two marriages who has learned to navigate the complexities of blending different family cultures with multiple children of different ages. Ben has built one of the premier airport logistics companies and has managed to develop effective habits for balancing his work and family life. He emphasizes the...


66 Darryl Woods Snr and Darryl Woods Jnr on forgiveness and building a relationship despite extraordinary circumstances

“Growing up, people always asked where’s my dad, I would say in prison. But I always knew that that wasn’t the complete story. I wish I could say more to that when they asked me that, because they say your dad’s in prison people make assumptions. Yes, he was in prison, but he played a major part in my life.” - Darryl Woods Jnr on DADicated Darryl Woods Sr. is 49 years old. He spent his 28 years and 11 months as a dad in prison. His son, Darryl Woods Jr., was born one year before his father...


65 Tom Cullen on overcoming devastation and adapting to single parenting

“The best advice I can give myself as a dad is that love is the baseline. The kids will always have my love. They need to know that. They need to feel that. I can be upset, sad, embarrassed, furious, all those things. But there will always be that base love. Of course I’ll always love them no matter what. But the key is that they know and feel that, always.” Tom Cullen on DADicated Tom Cullen is a single dad and entrepreneur who lives with his two daughters who are six and eight in a small,...


64 Dave Galbenski on Learning While Teaching

“The best advice I can give myself as a dad is being a dad is a journey, not a destination. It’s about progress, not perfection. Be present, and when present, be present." Dave Galbenski on Dave Galbenski is an amazing entrepreneur and thought leader in the field of law from Michigan. He is happily married and has one daughter who is just about to graduate from college. Dave has won numerous awards for his business endeavors, he served as the chairman of the Entrepreneur’s...


63 Dinis Prazeres on Leadership, Mindfulness & Teamwork

Dinis Prazeres on “The best advice I can give myself as a dad is to be kind to yourself and be mindful of what you focus on because what you focus on grows.” Dinis Prazeres is a father of two sons, 6 and 10. He met his wife, who is from Poland, while studying in France, and they currently live together in Canada. Dinis shares his journey of taking over the reins from his own father in the family business and more recently shifting more towards full-time life and mindfulness...


62 Financial literacy for children with Evan Harris

“The best advice I would give myself is to recognize that my children are themselves. They are not a projection of me, nor were they me, or I am them at their current age.” - Evan Harris on DADicated Evan Harris is an entrepreneur who has been married for 25 years and has two sons, 13 and 16. As teenagers, they have already learned the ins and outs of investment and have bought and sold action figures, motorcycles, cars, and even a boat. In this session, we discuss how he separates emotion...


61 Dr. Robert Brooks on Resilience in Children

“The best advice I would give myself as a dad is to accept my children for who they are and reinforce their passions and islands of competence.” Dr. Robert Brooks has been married for 57 years, has two sons and is a grandfather of four. A clinical psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and former Director of the Department at McLean Hospital, Dr Brooks has lectured nationally and internationally and authored or co-authored 19 books about resilience, kids, parenting, family,...


60 Creating a successful family vision & instilling values with Robert Glazer

“Be happy and healthy, be respectful, responsible, resilient, and be kind.” - Rob Glazer, Rob Glazer is a very successful business owner who built a $20 million global business recognised as a best place to work by Inc, Fortune, Forbes, Entrepreneur, the Boston Globe and Glassdoor. He is also a father to 3 and avid outdoors family man. We discuss among other things how incorporating a value based system of doing family life is really not that different from running a...


59 THE Rory Sutherland on not losing your marbles as a dad of twins, establishing trust and the fathers-daughter-bond

“I think we make the business of parenting disproportionally difficult - if we assume that everything is within our control.” Rory Sutherland on Rory Sutherland is one of the most influential men in the advertising world, a charismatic speaker and Dad of twins. He’s the former Vice Chairman of Ogilvy Group, has served as Chair of the Judges in Cannes and is a best-selling author. He is very intelligent, fun and will get your brain and heart to fire up. Do yourself a favour and...


58 Dr. John Rosemond - Renegade Parent Psychologist on Marriage Centred Parenting & Parent Authority

“Children need equal amounts of unconditional love and unequivocal authority.” Dr. John Rosemond on John is 72, married for 52 years, 2 children and 7 grandchildren between the ages of 13 to 25. John is an American columnist, highly sought after public speaker, and author of 11 best-selling parenting books and often seen as controversial in today’s popular parenting views. He has worked in family psychology since 1971 and refers to himself as an “opposing voice to...


57 Next-level serial entrepreneur, coach & autism dad with Michael Caito

“Saying the right thing during a coachable moment to your children that builds their self-confidence can be the biggest difference-maker and change the trajectory of their whole life forever.” Michael Caito on Michael Caito is an amazing dad and serial entrepreneur who co-founded ”Restaurants on the Run”, scaled it to 10 markets, 600 people and $40 million in revenue and sold it in 2015. He served as global chair of Entrepreneurs Organization, is the CEO at MAP Consulting and...


56 "Divorce changed me from a father to a dad" with Ron Blair

“The best advice I can give myself as a dad is to stay present in the home,” Ron Blair on Ron Blair is currently going through a divorce and has 100% custody. His marriage and family culture are a tale of 2 distinct families which has impacted his parenting style. His dad is his hero and he wanted to emulate that for his 3 teenagers (18, 15 & 12). Ron is President and Chief Operating Officer of Century Group, an executive recruiting and professional staffing company. In the...


55 Losing your child to a rare disease. Daniel DeFabio on Menkes Syndrome

“You may have a shorter life with your child but you still have a life with your child and some of this will be happy.” Daniel DeFabio on Daniel DeFabio is married and a father of two boys, Alex and Lucas. Sadly Lucas quite recently passed away at the age of 11.5 due to Menkes Syndrome, a rare disease he had been diagnosed with at the age of 1. Daniel shares how he adjusted his expectations of what raising a child might look like at the point of the diagnosis, his views and...


54 Growing up in a Persian single-dad home in the U.S.A. with Shadi Almassizadeh

“The best advice I can give myself as a dad is enjoy every minute, you never get those back and don’t take them for granted.” Shadi Almassizadeh on Shadi is the VP of architecture and engineering at Disney, he was born in Iran and grew up in America from age 4. His parents had an arranged marriage that failed so from the age 7 he was raised by his single dad. He is married to Kristi, and they have two children, Kensi (5) and Logan (8). In the session Shadi shares his crazy...


53 Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) & Life Energy with Chris Jones

“The best advice I can give myself as a dad is to be present with an open heart.” Chris Jones on Chris has been married to Yolanda for 22 years and they have two boys (16 & 13). Chris shares about his son’s Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and how his condition has impacted him and the family. Chris’s insights on managing life energy (whilst being relentless) well are powerful. We talk about role clarity, family communication, being vulnerable with kids and life...


52 Steve Biddulph’s incredible insights into “The Father Wound” & raising kids

“The secret of family is to love what you have got. What you have got is better for you than what you would have made up for yourself.” Steve Biddulph on Steve Biddulph is one of the world's best known parent educators and best-selling parenting author. A psychologist for 30 years, he is now retired but continues to write and teach. Steve is known for his ideas of a more affectionate and connected form of parenting. Steve Biddulph is 67 years old, married for over 40 years, 2...


51 Eric Naaman on dancing the stepfather-dance

“How do I become part of this child’s life, without alienating the father, but still in the sense we need to become a family?” Eric Naaman on Eric Naaman, who grew up in war-torn Lebanon, is a leading entrepreneur, and loving stepdad to 12 year old Francois. He studied in the US, and is a successful entrepreneur now living in Canada. In the session Eric shares about his upbringing in Lebanon, resilient family units, the unique role of a step-dad, and how to build a...


50 Hao Lam: Street Kid, Refugee, Leading Education Entrepreneur & Dad

“The best advice I can give myself as a dad is to spend one-on-one quality time with each son,” Hao Lam on Hao Lam’s story as a dad is powerful and super inspirational. Hao Lam is a refugee and dad of two sons (23 AND 20) from Vietnam, now living in Seattle. He has been married to his wife Lisa, for 27 years. As a youngster Hao spent 12 years trying to escape Vietnam, was a street kid and refused formal education from the country that held his dad as a prisoner of war. He...


49 Don Britton sold his company to become a better Dad

“The best advice I can give myself as a dad is finding as many different reference points to emulate becoming a better dad.” Don Britton on Don Britton (2 daughters, 1 & 5) is an amazing entrepreneur with a wealth of life experience who recently sold his company in a quest to spend more time with his family. Don grew up without his dad. He shares about his mother’s sacrifices and why (pre-kids) family seemed to be a competitive disadvantage. We discuss entrepreneur-dad...