Heart of Dad Podcast

Heart of Dad Podcast

Heart of Dad is the Podcast for Entrepreneur Dads who want to find a balance between building a successful business and being the best dad they can be, without sacrificing one for the other. We dive deep into real experiences and stories, get honest about the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur dad, the wins, the fears and the failures, pulling no punches about the triumphs and disasters along the way. Join our mailing list at www.heartofdad.com to be notified about new episodes and initiatives.And join our community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/heartofdad


March 20, 2021 18 mins

In the episode, Heart of Dad founder, Matt Fox, reflects on some of the big themes from a year of the podcast:

  • Dads are willing to go deep
  • Dads are doing their best (and are always learning)
  • Dads feel guilt, but it's not always helpful
  • Dads feel over-stretched
  • Dads long for more
  • Dads can feel lost and lonely
  • Dads don't want simple labels

The Heart of Dad Group is an active community of business owning dads who want to fi...

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After realising he was an angry dad, David Willans set out to be a better dad. 

He blogs about what he finds at BeingDads and every two weeks he sends an email out with articles, stories, questions and insights to help other dads. 

Follow him on twitter

In this episode, we discuss

  • If I'm not being the dad I want to be, what's the opposite?
  • How he started Being Dads, by getting curious about other dads
  • Fatherhood as a mass...
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Craig Herd has been called The Business Architect.  He works exclusively with Family Men to build a business and life that works. 

Craig is also host of the “Built to Last” podcast where he shares battle hardened, apex strategies and stories to help men level up when they are tired of the “Hustle.”

He  lives in Scotland, with his wife and son.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Fatherhood as leading by example
  • Giving people a track to run ...
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Charlie Madison is a fun guy who is learning how to chill out, trust God, and not burn stuff down.

He's a father of 4 boys, affectionately known as the final four. They are his life.

Charlie and Cassie have been married for 16 or 17 years. He's not exactly sure but it's in that range.

His current mission is to create a company that helps entrepreneurs spend more time with their family by gi...

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February 20, 2021 50 mins

Chris Fenning is a husband, father, and author, on a mission to improve the communication between IT and business teams.

Chris believes that everyday interactions, project progress, and company profitability, can all be improved by helping IT professionals become great communicators. 

Over the past fifteen years Chris has worked in more than fifteen countries on three continents, and helped businesses in six different industries.

He h...

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Best known as the founder of Beast Gear, Ben Leonard is the classic millennial entrepreneur. He built a business on a laptop, in a cupboard, in his spare time.

The difference? Ben grew an international 7-figure business and successfully exited after 3 years; the business holy grail.

Now Ben is doing it all over again, this time creating a brand of parent's accessories based off his own lived experience as a dad.

In this...

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Daniel's story is one of going from struggle as a youth to being an inspiring, resilient dad, software engineer and mentor to foster parents. 

He grew up in foster care from ages 2 - 5, and was beaten, verbally abused and told he wouldn't amount to anything. Up until about 15 years ago, he didn't give a shit about anyone or anything.

He was eventually saved by the Hall family and his wife Tina.

Daniel has had a long car...

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David Foster is a Master Coach, author and inspirational speaker. 

Since 2012 he has helped business owners and coaches throughout the world create more balance, clarity and freedom so they can live inspired lives they love leading. 

He specialises in helping ambitious coaches grow independent practices full of great clients without sacrificing balance so they have a growing business, better relationships with their family and enjoy ...

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For the next few episodes, I'll be sharing some coaching sessions I've done with previous guests on the podcast. We dive deeply into a topic that's close their heart.

In this episode, I meet again with John McIntosh who, at the time of recording was trying to find his way between trusting his intuition and putting pressure on himself to keep momentum with his business and other areas of his life.

We explore together, w...

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For the next few episodes, I'll be sharing some coaching sessions I've done with previous guests on the podcast. We dive deeply into a topic that's close their heart.

In this episode, I meet again with Tim Jameson who, at the time of recording in April 2020, was looking to launch his game-changing social media platform, but wrestling with challenges of time.

We explore together, what he really wants and needs, and what...

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Esmond is a transformational life coach and entrepreneur. Having spent more than a decade working in finance, he now bases himself in Bali where he is co-creating a psychedelic mental health start-up, and where he works as a transformational coach.

 He works especially with privileged and successful men between 35-55 years old, facilitating insight and clarity through a subtractive process of seeing through resistant and unrecognise...

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Richard Gordon Kelly (RGK) is a Father, Partner, Coach. His purpose is “making a difference in people’s lives”. Bringing his enthusiasm, positiveness to people and organisations by being committed to what makes them feel truly alive. 

Over, the past 20+ years’ in business with success in leading training, continuous improvements, and transformation programs. 

Richard works with individuals, teams (sport & business) and ...

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How to train your creativity muscle as a parent…

There was a time when I thought, I didn’t have it as a parent. That creative spark to make a game of anything. That ability to find the light and funny that diffuses a situation. That idea, that rescues the day (or at least the hour…!)

I started to see that there were some simple things getting in the way.

Anyone who follows Jamie Smart will know him as a master of creative expression i...

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Devon Bandison is one of the most sought after personal and business coaches in the world. 

He works with Fortune 100 Companies and people from all walks of life, including professional athletes and teams, CEO’s, salespeople, small business owners, film makers, producers, the top business and life coaches in the world and parents.

Devon was born and raised in New York City and shares the same energetic heartbeat, big personality and ...

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In the lead up to the heart of dad summit which starts on 30th November 2020, I’m releasing some short episodes of the podcast. Today’s is a brief interview I did with Dr Dicken Bettinger where we discuss the power of presence. 

If you want to join us for this and other powerful conversations about fatherhood at the summit You can sign for the free  at www.heartofdad.com/summit

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Direct and to the point, Micheal describes himself as a Higher Performing Leader Of Married Dads.

He was ready to end his life after struggling from stress, depression, anxiety and overwhelm. 

He was running a business, juggling a marriage, trying to balance life, and it all got too much.

After turning his life around he started on a journey to help men take back control of their lives – levelling up in work, family, intimacy and achi...

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John was a full time working dad working in Government comms until 2011 when he left his job to become his kids' main carer.

Over the years he has been a stay at home dad, worked part time and now works for his own micro-business running Dadbloguk.com, current holder of the Online Influence Award Best UK Dad Blog.

He started the blog in 2012 to highlight the sexism and challenges he faced as a man holding the babies and it has s...

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Joel is an award-winning teacher, author, speaker, and frequent podcast guest who loves helping young leaders overcome obstacles and grow through courage, confidence, and humility.

By sharing personal stories of failure and success, using humor and engagement, Joel teaches leadership principles that audiences can apply as soon as they leave the event. His book, Inverted Leadership: Lead Others Better By Forgetting About Yourself was...

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September 20, 2020 53 mins

Marc works as Executive Coach & Agile Strategy Facilitator. 

He dedicates his passion and energy to enable companies to accelerate their strategic growth, leveraging agile frameworks to create a collective-learning culture. 

He is a former Senior Executive, investor, and a disruptive thinker, and he has mentored and trained teams around the globe; focusing mainly on deploying strategies in a disruptive way and...

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Will McInnes is the CMO at Brandwatch, a leader in digital consumer intelligence and one of Europe's most successful VC-backed software firms.

Prior to that he founded NixonMcInnes, an early innovator in social media marketing.

His book Culture Shock, published by Wiley, outlined a blueprint for practical approaches to digital transformation.

He's dad to two boys and loves riding bikes with them, exploring new places and gen...

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