DADICATED.COM - empowering Dads

DADICATED.COM - empowering Dads

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 www.instagram.com/beingdad_official 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

Episodes

February 3, 2021 60 min

“Be happy and healthy, be respectful, responsible, resilient, and be kind.” - Rob Glazer, Dadicated.com

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 famil...

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“I think we make the business of parenting disproportionally difficult - if we assume that everything is within our control.” Rory Sutherland on DADicated.com

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 g...

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“Children need equal amounts of unconditional love and unequivocal authority.” Dr. John Rosemond on DADicated.com

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...

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“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 DADicated.com

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 E...

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“The best advice I can give myself as a dad is to stay present in the home,” Ron Blair on DADicated.com

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 e...

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“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 DADicated.com

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 mig...

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“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 DADicated.com 

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...

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“The best advice I can give myself as a dad is to be present with an open heart.” Chris Jones on DADicated.com

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,...

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“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 DADicated.com

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 parentin...

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“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 DADicated.com

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, t...

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“The best advice I can give myself as a dad is to spend one-on-one quality time with each son,” Hao Lam on DADicated.com

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...

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“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 DADicated.com

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...

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“Stay humble and accept the humility that comes as a parent. There is so much we want to do for our children and there is so much we try to do, and in the end, they have their lives that they will lead and there is only so much we can do.”  Mark Cronin, on DADicated.com

Mark lives in Long Island and has been married for 38 years. He has 3 boys, Patrick (29), James (26), and John (24), who has down syndrome. Mark and John are the co...

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“The solutions will be simple, but the process is anything but.” Jeff Neufeld on DADicated.com

Jeff Neufeld lives in Calgary, Canada, with his wife and 3 children who are 8, 5 and 1.5 years of age.

Jeff once was a successful concert pianist performing in Europe and North America and now is the owner of a leading manufacturing company and an industrial racking company.

In this session, Jeff shares openly about the impact alcohol had...

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October 19, 2020 62 min

“I am 100% responsible for how I choose to walk through the door at the end of a day and parent my kids.” Craig Rodney, on DADicated.com

Craig Rodney sold his agency and committed himself to being a full-time dad. He’s the primary parent to his boys (4 & 6), a situation which challenges the parenting narrative of our society.

We talk co-parenting after divorce, why it’s easier to be a dad (than a mom), dad-efficiency-hacks, pic...

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“Do not take anything for granted and you will change the way that you live every day of your life.” Bruno Monteferri on DADicated.com

Bruno Monteferri (37) is from Peru, married to Christel. Together they have a 2 year old daughter.

Bruno is an impressive changemaker, conservationist, lobbyist, filmmaker and environmental lawyer. Talking to Bruno was like talking to a brother. We talk about big waves, family culture in Peru, our e...

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Don Lamont lost his first wife to breast cancer when his youngest daughter was four years of age. Don is an amazing serial entrepreneur and a wise family leader. He is 59 today and married to his second wife Ronda.

In the session Don tells us how he managed to deal with the pressure of losing his wife and bringing up his daughters together with truly inspirational learnings he made along the way. I learned a lot from his shares.

Th...

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“To a child the word LOVE is spelled T-I-M-E.” Michel Kripalani on DADicated.com This session is one of my favourites and it’s very powerful. Michel Kripalani is the President & CEO of Oceanhouse Media, an app development company, ranked by Inc 500 as one the Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2013. Michel also founded a virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality company. He serves in EO as a regional chair and is a...
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“My best advice to myself as a dad is to realise how valuable I am to my children and how much my presence is needed in their lives and just be present and engaged.” Craig Wilkinson on DADicated.com Craig Wilkinson from South Africa is a powerful dad who has truly applied himself to his cause of being a dad and empowering other fathers. Craig has two kids (24 and 26), is a bestselling author, award winning social entrepreneur, soug...
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Arel Moodie is a Jewish person of colour (white mom and a black dad) who grew up in the projects in New York witnessing gang violence and fatherlessness all around him. Arel has built a million-dollar company and made Inc. Magazine’s “30 under 30” list. President Obama has personally acknowledged him for his work. Arel has two boys (7 and 5). Arel shares his own racial identities and personal identity struggles and how this has sh...
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