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 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


March 14, 2022 68 mins

“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 cult...

Mark as Played

“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 ...

Mark as Played

“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...

Mark as Played

“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 li...

Mark as Played

“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 en...

Mark as Played

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 rec...

Mark as Played

“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...

Mark as Played

“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-au...

Mark as Played

“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 famil...

Mark as Played

“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 g...

Mark as Played

“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...

Mark as Played

“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 E...

Mark as Played

“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 e...

Mark as Played

“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 mig...

Mark as Played

“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, ...

Mark as Played

“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,...

Mark as Played

“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.


Mark as Played

“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, t...

Mark as Played

“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...

Mark as Played

“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...

Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Crime Junkie

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

    Around the NFL's "Around the NFL" crew (Gregg Rosenthal, Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler) break down the latest football news, with a dash of mirth.

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

    The Bobby Bones Show

    Listen to 'The Bobby Bones Show' by downloading the daily full replay.

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.


    © 2023 iHeartMedia, Inc.