69 episodes

Welcome to The Career Dad Show!

This podcast is all about supporting modern-day dads. Dads who work hard for a rewarding career... but not at the expense of their family. Dads who want to climb the career ladder, but also want to take the kids to school. Dads who don't want to make a choice between getting promoted, or being a parent. Work. Family. Balance.

In each episode I speak to an amazing guest and focus in on their story. Throughout the series we cover all the topics dads want to talk about: paternity leave, changing jobs, dealing with guilt, concerns about being a present father, working abroad, emigrating, insane commutes, starting a business, coping with loss, smashing down stereotypes… the list goes on.

So go ahead – give it a listen. Enjoy!

The Career Dad Show Dan Reed

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

Welcome to The Career Dad Show!

This podcast is all about supporting modern-day dads. Dads who work hard for a rewarding career... but not at the expense of their family. Dads who want to climb the career ladder, but also want to take the kids to school. Dads who don't want to make a choice between getting promoted, or being a parent. Work. Family. Balance.

In each episode I speak to an amazing guest and focus in on their story. Throughout the series we cover all the topics dads want to talk about: paternity leave, changing jobs, dealing with guilt, concerns about being a present father, working abroad, emigrating, insane commutes, starting a business, coping with loss, smashing down stereotypes… the list goes on.

So go ahead – give it a listen. Enjoy!

    Dealing with change

    Dealing with change

    In this episode I'm joined by Chris Ippolito from Alberta, Canada. This was recorded around Christmas time of 2020, but it's still a hugely relevant conversation.

    Chris and I talk about working from home, becoming a new father, and taking on new work... all at the same time!


    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/careerdad)

    • 36 min
    Believe in Plan B

    Believe in Plan B

    Hi guys I’m Dan Reed, and welcome back to The Career Dad Show


    It’s been a minute… or several months… and to be honest, I needed a bit of a break. If I can’t practice what I preach, then what good am I?


    Anyway, it’s great to be back, and let me introduce you to Amit.


    Amit realised his career in banking was impacting his mental health, and he was becoming someone he didn’t like. He decided to jack it all in and start a business - during lockdown - with a 2 and a 4 year old at home. Amit believed in plan B, and now helps others do the same.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/careerdad)

    • 52 min
    Twinning with Multidad

    Twinning with Multidad

    Today I’m joined by father-of-3 Paul Tremain, better known on Instagram as the Multidad. 

    We talk about Lockdown 3.0, balancing work and family, imposter syndrome, as well as reflecting on how Paul felt when he found out he was having twins. 

    This is an amazing episode if you’re expecting twins, trying to balance work with family, or want some tips on dealing with imposter syndrome.
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    • 39 min
    🎄Merry Christmas! A 2020 round-up🎄

    🎄Merry Christmas! A 2020 round-up🎄

    So here we are - the end of 202 is upon us.

    I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your support this year. Whether it's been listening to the podcast, watching the videos, interacting with the socials... I appreciate it all.

    Have a fantastic Christmas - and see you in 2021!
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    • 14 min
    How Angels Are Made, with Bryson Thompson

    How Angels Are Made, with Bryson Thompson

    How are angels made? When Bryson’s mom passed away, he thought about how to communicate this with his son. So he wrote a book. Following a successful Kickstarter, How Angels Are Made was published. 
    This isn’t Bryson’s job, though. He runs the back-office of his wife’s chiropractic clinic, and has been the main caregiver to his 3 kids during Covid. How does he find the time? By auditing his 24 hours…

    Contents
    1m 02s: Atlanta, Georgia: The great melting pot5m 34s: When the daughters came along…10m 01s: Being an essential worker (with 3 kids)15m 33s: How Angels Are Made: a book to help kids deal with group20m 02s: Learning about Kickstarter23m 42s: We all have 24 hours27m 57s: I plan out the next 5 years34m 25s: Every kid is differentSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/careerdad)

    • 36 min
    I'll do it when..., with Chris Thomas

    I'll do it when..., with Chris Thomas

    Starting a marketing agency just before Covid wasn’t part of the plan, but 12 months later and Yonder is going from strength to strength.

    Chris left his well-paid corporate gig to fulfil a decade-long dream, and also adopted two kids along the way. Chris shares his take on digital marketing and business, as well as the emotions around adopting.

    There never was the right time to do any of this, but at some point Chris realised that when he said 'I'll do it when...' was just another way of saying 'I'm afraid to'. So he did it.

    Contents
    1m 21s: I grew up in a Southern Baptist Preacher’s house6m 01s: Empathy has been the key to success12m 21s: Turning down Disney was turning down a dream15m 48s: That classic side-hustle18m 26s: The decision to adopt30m 18s: ‘Balance’ is a constant struggle, but golf helps36m 11s: The future of Yonder37m 48s: You don’t have to be perfectSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/careerdad)

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Mrfurious2 ,

Balance Career and Dad-ing!

This is a great podcast for any Dad who genuinely wants to be a great parent as well as progressing their career or business. Dan is a great, genuine host combined with really interesting guests make this podcast is a fantastic listen.

Pinklabradoodle ,

Inspiring and educational Podcast

Great listening for Dads who are looking to learn something in an easy to digest fomat. Host Dan gets the best out of his guests. Have subscribed!

mike123927;7/9-8 ,

Such an easy listen!

A fantastic podcast, Dan asks what we all want to know and keeps you entertained throughout!

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