Front Row Dads [Family Men with Businesses, Not Businessmen with Families] with Jon Vroman

Front Row Dads [Family Men with Businesses, Not Businessmen with Families] with Jon Vroman

Front Row Dads Is For Fathers Who Want To Learn Strategies To Be More Effective And Efficient In Fulfilling Their Role As Husbands And Fathers. Our mission is to create an intentional space where “family men with businesses” can build powerful RELATIONSHIPS, discover RESOURCES that serve your family, and deliver big RESULTS for generations to come. BUILD RELATIONSHIPS around conscious commitments for exponential evolution. We take bold action, amplify strengths, defy odds and courageously step into every challenge. GAIN RESOURCES by having a humble curiosity for growth & contribution. We relentlessly pursue learning opportunities and growth strategies for a collective win through shared resources. DELIVER RESULTS to our families and business from this open space of love & grace. We choose to be unfiltered, unmasked, true, trusting so that transparency now leads to boundless transformation. OUR PILLARS Intentional Parenting Being fully present, endlessly curious and active participants in the emerging genius within our children. Thriving Marriage Creating a dynamic partnership that makes each person feel fully alive while providing a model to our kids for a healthy relationship. Business Evolution Structuring our businesses so that we consciously choose to be family men with businesses, not business men with families Wealth & Legacy Responsibly using our vast resources to create an abundant life for kids and generations to come. Vibrant Health Stepping fully into practices that elevate our mental, physical and spiritual states so we may best serve our family, business and community. Emotional Intelligence Exercising our ability to perceive, process, and evaluate emotions thus developing our self-awareness, empathy and inherent insights which guide us from a stable state of being. The Men who choose to join the FRD brotherhood are… Entrepreneurial minded men who can see that building a family requires investing, just like their business Men with wisdom, who are wise enough to know there’s more to learn Guys who value being a “Family man with business, not businessman with family” Dads who want to avoid some of the mistakes their fathers made, and start a new legacy Men who want to design the future of fatherhood, and blend modern technologies with ancient wisdom to maximize impact Those who believe “When you’re kicking ass, show up for others, because one day, when life is kicking your ass, others will show up for you.” (Thanks to Front Row Dad Aaron A for this thought) Men who choose to invest 1% of the year to sharpen the axe as a family man Learn more at


February 20, 2024 57 mins

Chris Emick is the CEO of Go Bucket Yourself, a community dedicated to living a bucket list life full of adventure, connection, growth, and creativity. If you check him out on Instagram, you’ll definitely get the whole picture.

Chris invested in real estate early with his corporate job and has created enough passive income to buy his time back by going on epic adventures (solo and with the family) and is also helping others create ...

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Today, I’m chatting with Jayson Gaddis. Jayson is an author, speaker, coach, and relationship expert with a knack for understanding human behavior. Jayson is the creator of the Interpersonal Intelligence® and Present Centered Relationship Coaching® and the Founder of The Relationship School, and has trained over 200 coaches in 11 countries. 

In our conversation, we dig into the wounds that are created from conflict in our relations...

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Scott Burgett is a member of the FRD Brotherhood and the visionary behind Evolution Vegan Academy, an innovative online coaching program specifically tailored for vegans, empowering individuals to shed up to 20 pounds within four months. 

Scott shares his journey from a meat-eating athlete to coaching as a high performing vegan. Most people know about Netflix and chill, but you’ll hear how Netflix and specifically documentaries led...

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Brad Pedersen is an angel investor, accomplished entrepreneur, and business coach. In 2008, he founded Tech 4 Kids, which later became the maker of some of the world’s most iconic toys. He later co-founded Pela, an innovative start-up specializing in sustainable phone cases which he grew to over $100 million.

In 2021, Brad and his Pela team launched Lomi, a successful crowd-funding campaign that raised $9.8 million for the world’s ...

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It finally happened! I've got Giovanni Marsico with me on the pod today. Gio is a 2x EMMY® Award-Winning Producer, TedX Speaker, and the Founder and CEO of Archangel, a global community of superhero entrepreneurs and game-changers on a mission to impact millions of people together.  

We had a lot of fun digging into how Gio believes we can manufacture serendipity if we allow ourselves to stay present and tune in. You'll also hear G...

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Mike Brown is a man with a fascinating blend of experiences as a wealth coach, investor, and former NAVY fighter jet pilot. He’s the founder of Unbreakable Wealth, a coaching program with a mission to help entrepreneurs break through key hurdles to hit new highs in their businesses and bank accounts.

In our conversation, we dig into Mike’s strategies for swapping the limiting beliefs we have about wealth with empowering narratives ...

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Christopher Nicolaysen knows what it’s like to grow up without a lot of money and with a father who wasn’t around much because of work. As a parent, he’s done everything he can to ensure his daughters had a father who was home as much as possible and fully present when he was with them.

In our conversation, you’ll hear what family time is like in the Nicolaysen household. From getting absolutely demolished by his daughter playing M...

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Chad Willardson is quickly becoming a legend in our circle. Chad is the Founder and President of Pacific Capital, a 4x best-selling author, co-founder of GravyStack and co-host of The Smart Money Parenting Show, which is the #2 podcast on
Apple for Parenting, Kids & Family. I’m thrilled to have him back on the podcast today.

If you’re not familiar with Chad, do yourself a favor and check out the FRD episode from last year. And if y...

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James Swanwick is an entrepreneur, speaker, and former SportsCenter anchor on ESPN. He’s also a passionate advocate for the alcohol-free lifestyle who helps high performers feel and perform better by reducing or quitting alcohol.

He’s got some great stories to share, including how a couple of Bombay Gin drinks and an iHOP meal sobered James up (literally and figuratively) and how sobriety helped him land a gig as an ESPN SportsCent...

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Betsy Shor is the Founder of Health is Wealth Institute and a seasoned Functional Medicine pro who’s spent over a decade perfecting the art of family medicine.

Betsy is like a health detective, making connections between the mind and body and tailoring strategies that go beyond just treating symptoms with band-aid solutions.

Today, we dive into the cold, clinical world of modern medicine, where patients often feel like just another...

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Sean Donohue is a rockstar in the family coaching world and the brains behind Parenting Modern Teens. He’s also the host of The Sean Donohue Show, which ranks among the top 10 parenting podcasts globally, and his videos and teachings have reached tens of millions worldwide. 

In our conversation, we weaved our way through managing our anger when we’re triggered, emotion coaching and how we can apply that to our parenting styles. 


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Lior Weinstein is a visionary serial entrepreneur and technology enthusiast, the CEO of Poplar and the Founder of Truss Technologies. More importantly, he has a great understanding of how powerful AI can be for parents. I especially love how he's using it in ways that will resonate with the Brotherhood, being present and intentional with our kids.

Aside from debunking some common AI myths, Lior shares some really cool ways AI can b...

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Dane Espegard has been a culture consultant for over 17 years, teaching leaders how to shake things up and turn their teams into dream-achieving powerhouses.

In our conversation, he shares his expertise on making dreams a family sport, flexing your dream muscles as you age, and being a dream-chasing inspiration for your kids. 

And Breaking News: Dane's got an amazing workshop coming up on December 17, and you're all invited to join...

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I'm thrilled to have my dear friend Hal Elrod with me. Hal's global influence is legendary. His groundbreaking book, The Miracle Morning, has sold over 2 million copies, has been translated into 37 languages, and has transformed the lives of millions worldwide, including mine.

In today’s conversation, Hal shares what initially inspired him to create The Miracle Morning and why he decided to publish an updated and expanded edition o...

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Mike Abramowitz, one of our FRD brothers, recently asked the question, "How do I embrace the good in transition?"

After 10+ years of difficult change and growth and many recent wins, (both personally and professionally) everything is about to change once again.

His journey is incredibly relatable. Many of us hit a moment in life when we're faced with transition; wanting to move forward but not knowing how to release the past to rea...

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I am thrilled to welcome Brian Johnson on the podcast today. Brian is a philosopher, coach, author and the Founder & CEO of Heroic Public Benefit Corporation who’s helped millions of people worldwide, trained over 10,000 Heroic Coaches from 100+ countries, and created a protocol that science says changes lives. 

Today, we’re talking about his newest book, Areté: Activate Your Heroic Potential, where he sifted through history, extra...

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Samson Odusanya is a transformative coach and healer committed to guiding men to realize their full potential and break the chains of their former, limiting selves.  

Today, we’re diving into the art of breathwork, the body's secret handshake for calming the nerves and liberating those bottled-up emotions. We’ll also unpack the strategies for Inner Child Work, providing the blueprint for healing emotional wounds and stepping into t...

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Adam Goldman is a franchise consultant, serial entrepreneur and Master Franchisor with 20+ years of franchising experience under his belt. 

In our conversation, he shares the pros and cons of pairing up with a well-established brand and some do’s and don’ts of starting your own franchise. You’ll also hear how committed he is with putting family first, all while managing a jaw-dropping 230 franchise brands spanning 75 industries.


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Witnessing the conflict and violence that is happening in Israel from a distance right now is deeply disturbing. But going to bed every night with the sounds of sirens and unthinkable terrorism taking place in your community while fearing for the safety of your family and loved ones is an experience no one should know.

Eli Shine and his family are currently in Israel, sheltering from the chaos that surrounds them. Eli is a remarkab...

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