Podcast show for dads about dads being dads.
The show features incredible guests ranging from celebrities to pro-athletes to entrepreneurs. On the show we discuss their experiences in parenting and how they have managed raising kids all while being successful in their careers.
We not only get into the nuts and bolts on parenting with tips, tools and strategies they have used, but they share personal stories that they have experienced as parents.
Each episode is packed with nuggets that you won’t want to miss. Please check it out! You won’t be disappointed. Let’s go Dad Up!
S2:E110 - How Using Social Media Can Strengthen Family Bonds | Carl Eppolito and Bryan Ward
Carl Eppolito is a Christian,
a man of Truth, Honor, & Respect.
He is a dad to two girls. Together? The three of them have become overnight TikTok stars.
The TikTok videos really displays the bond the three of them have together.
Carl is also an Author of both the "Ecosystem of Influence Effect" as well as "Treating Kids Like Clients".
He is also the Founder of The Sales Audit.
But none of these define who he is. That can only be defined by the positive change he can influence and the message of Christ that he can share.
For it will be these acts that Carl believes his daughters will judge him by and rest assured they are the only audience Carl plays for besides God.
Make sure you check out all his Social media ages include the awesome TikTok page.
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S2:E109 - What Have Learned Through Co-Parenting? | Brian Ondrako & Bryan Ward
Brian Ondrako is an Author, Writer, Life Coach, Podcast Host, and most importantly a Single Dad to an amazing young boy.
Brian empowers people to “Just Get Started” by helping them navigate a clear path toward happiness.
Brian believes that in order to discover happiness we must be willing to discover ourselves first. He is passionate about helping others discover their true happiness.
Check out my interview with Brian as he shares his experiences as a single dad and trying to navigate the challenges of co-parenting.
You can hear his voice just how much he enjoys spending time with his son and teaching him life skills.
S2:E108 - City Bonfires Is Born Out Of The Ashes
As you can imagine, Covid-19 has impacted people’s livelihood across the globe. My guests today were no different.
Chris McCasland, a sports and concert industry broker and restaurateur, and Michael Opalski, a senior restaurant industry salesman, both endured a loss of income during the pandemic.
As the story goes, both were at home for long periods of time with their families.
While at home, Chris started teaching himself e-commerce and searching for cool product ideas. He came up with City Bonfires, a portable, reusable mini bonfire that you can take on all of your outdoor adventures.
He enlisted the help of Mike who came up with the design of the product. A 4 inch by 2 inch round metal tin that is filled with non-toxic soy wax.
Unlike other soy wax-based products, City Bonfires entire surface becomes the flame - creating a mobile heat source - a mini bonfire!
Thus, City Bonfires was born!
Each City Bonfire is handmade in Maryland with American-made materials by two Dads whose jobs were impacted by Covid-19.
They believe that bonfire nights are the best nights. Gather around their City Bonfire and make memories!
As Covid-19 has taught us, life is best spent making memories with our family and friends.
I have personally used their product and must admit, it’s amazing. Make sure you go online and order yours today.
S2:E107 - Teaching Our Kids To Have A Championship Mindset | Chad Busick & Bryan Ward
Chad Busick is the Owner of Championship Mindset and works with both corporate and athletic teams.
Chad is a Master Facilitator with Advance Sports Technology, working with college teams at the DI, DII, DIII, and NAIA levels as well as high school and competitive teams across various sports.
In addition, he is a Certified Trainer for the Power of Positive Leadership Training with the Jon Gordon Companies.
Chad is also the host of The Championship Mindset Podcast as well as the author of his new book, The Rock Tumbler.
He lives in North County San Diego with his wife Jennifer of 25 years. Together they have two daughters, Shayne and Morgan.
In our conversation, Chad shares so much with his experience as not only a dad but a dad that encouraged his daughters to have a Championship Mindset.
S2:E106 - Are You Investing In Your Kids? | Erik Allen & Bryan Ward
Erik Allen is truly a man of integrity, work ethic and an overcomer. Growing up with a complicated childhood and broken home, to raising himself from the age of 14. Unfortunately finding trouble along the way desperately trying to fill the gaping voids in his life. As a young man Erik found himself empty and tired of settling for less. After the feverish pursuit of the Holy Spirit, Erik decided to surrender and trust the one that would never let him down.
Once Erik gave his life to Christ, his life completely turned around. He met a beautiful woman and a new chapter was written.
Now, Erik and his wife of nearly 16+ years and their two children live in Northern Idaho and live a humble and blessed life. Together they are breaking the cycles handed down to them of addictions, depression, abuse, and lies. They are leaving a new legacy for their next generation built on a biblical foundation.
Along with being the sole provider for his family, Erik is an entrepreneur and avid MMA fan. Which he has created the best MMA podcast of the northwest, Top Rated MMA. He believes in giving back and honoring those that have served our country. With his companies Top Rated MMA and The Erik Allen Show he is able to do just that. By lifting others up and giving back to the community and veterans through great organizations like Hire Heroes USA.
Another one of the ways Erik is able to give back is by sharing his story and encouraging others, no matter what path they are on to find hope and purpose. Erik’s natural approach ability and heart for people make him a great speaker for different events and podcasts. He knows that sometimes having the opportunity to meet someone and hear their story and how they’ve overcome is the courage someone might need to find new strength in their own battle.
Erik might have been dealt a rough hand, but with the help of his Heavenly Father and a humble heart, Erik is taking each day as it comes and making it count.
S2:E105 - Dr. Aaron Quinn - What Would You Do If It Happens To You?
This is an episode that will send chills down your back. A story that you won’t want to miss.
This terrifying story made national news and was even featured on 20/20.
It's been a little over six years since the night that my guest, Dr. Aaron Quinn and his now wife, Denise Huskins woke up in the middle of the night to a man's voice saying, "Wake up. This is a robbery."
On that terrifying night, both of them were bound and Denise was kidnapped.
In addition to that, Aaron was sedated by the intruders and was warned not to go the police.
Now what do you? Aaron shares this amazing story in our conversation.
Today, Aaron and Denise have a beautiful daughter and have written a book recanting their story.
The book, "Victim F From Crime Victims to Suspects to Survivors" the couple details being victimized twice.
In our conversation, Aaron shares how much he enjoys being a dad and what he hopes his daughter learns through the experiences that he and Denise went through.
If you want to pick up their book, you can order it here; https://victimf.com/
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