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Since 2016, Front Row Dads has been the community for "family men with businesses, not businessmen with families".

Weekly interviews on marriage, parenting, health, emotional intelligence, business and legacy.

Learn about the brotherhood at FrontRowDads.com

Front Row Dads with Jon Vroman Jon Vroman

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 288 Ratings

Since 2016, Front Row Dads has been the community for "family men with businesses, not businessmen with families".

Weekly interviews on marriage, parenting, health, emotional intelligence, business and legacy.

Learn about the brotherhood at FrontRowDads.com

    Life Lessons Sports Teaches Kids and Taking Control of Your Health with Jason Bronstad and Jason Wachob

    Life Lessons Sports Teaches Kids and Taking Control of Your Health with Jason Bronstad and Jason Wachob

    In today’s Member Takeover episode, I’m passing the baton to a couple of Jasons and badass members of the Brotherhood. Today’s host is none other than Jason Bronstad and joining him is Jason Wachob. Jason Wachob is the co-founder of mindbodygreen, an organization that revolutionizes health and wellness with holistic approaches that go beyond traditional medicine. 
    In this conversation between two Jasons, they discuss something that is easy to forget as parents: it’s not the flashy gifts or the fancy cars that win our kids’ hearts. What matters most is our presence—being there for their sporting events, plays, or simply hanging out and playing at home. 
    As a former basketball player, Jason W. opens up about the impact sports had on him and the valuable life lessons, health benefits, and positive impact sports have on our kids’ personal growth, both on and off the field. 
    Jason W. also shares some killer insights, medical tests, and screens to help us step up our health game, catch any warning signs early, and take control of our mental and physical health. Enjoy!
    A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
    Life is precious, never leave an argument angry When a blind date becomes a soulmate  Valuable life lessons kids learn from playing sports Educating kids about wellness with healthy food habits All protein is not created equal to build muscle Medical tests and screens that are worth every penny Wachob family mottos and working toward a ScreamFree home The inspiration for mindbodygreen Tips to help you take charge of your health and nutrition Daily exercise can be as little 5-10 minutes at a time Get the Full Show Notes
    Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/448
    More About Front Row Dads
    Connect with us @ FrontRowDads.com & Instagram 
    Want to hang out with other FRDs in Austin? Watch this 3-min video from our last Front Row Dads Live event. Tickets avail now for December's event. 
    Not able to travel? We got you. Join our next online event, built just for kickass dads who know there’s more to learn. FrontRowDads.com/summit 
    FRD is solving a huge problem for dads. Our culture has turned “Dad” into a joke. Go ahead, google Dad and you’ll find Dad Bod, Dad Jokes, Dad Weed, etc. Culturally, it’s a Homer Simpson mentality, and it’s BS.  
    Our community is built for solid men. Men with range. Those who are badass, and know there’s still more to learn, together.  
    Most guys find it hard to find “their crew.” Finding other committed men, who are successful in life, and want to put family first – these guys are rare. Is this you?
    In FRD, hundreds of men from all over the world show up for each other, to share resources and raise the bar of fatherhood (our core values)
    If you’re reading this, you want to grow.  Podcasts are great, but guys… when you’re ready to stop just listening to content, and want to JOIN the conversations – the FRD brotherhood is ready for you.  
    One more thing… 
    Has this podcast helped you? If so, please tell us how we’re doing. Please take a minute and leave a review. Seriously, they matter. Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen. 
    Subscribe to this show on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts  | Spotify

    • 53 min
    Growing From Conflict & Testing the Minimum Viable Separation Concept to Reconnect with Alex Pardo and Mike Wagner

    Growing From Conflict & Testing the Minimum Viable Separation Concept to Reconnect with Alex Pardo and Mike Wagner

    In the second episode of our Member Takeover Series this summer, we're keeping the momentum going with two more powerhouse members of the Brotherhood, featuring Mike Wagner and hosted by Alex Pardo.
    Mike doesn't hold back about his struggles with being genuinely present for his family and how he used work to escape the daily pressures of fatherhood. 
    A big part of Mike's recovery is his embodiment practice of "feeling whatever is" and being honest about his emotional struggles in front of his kids. He shares why this practice is not just for him but serves as a live demonstration to his children on managing emotions in healthy ways.
    You'll also hear why Mike recommends testing a concept he adapted from Tucker Max, the Minimum Viable Separation. By spending some time away from our family when we’re feeling disconnected from our loved ones it allows us to reconnect, resolve conflict and show up in healthier and happier ways.
    A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
    The metric for quality time = presence Daily practices to get to a flow state Resources for practicing meditation & presence Leading by example with screen time and technology Improving relationships and anger issues starts within Managing conflict by pausing, then communicating Reconnecting with your family values  Mike’s daily routines to be at his best Testing the Minimum Viable Separation Concept  Get the Full Show Notes
    Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/447
    More About Front Row Dads
    Connect with us @ FrontRowDads.com & Instagram 
    Want to hang out with other FRDs in Austin? Watch this 3-min video from our last Front Row Dads Live event. Tickets avail now for December's event. 
    Not able to travel? We got you. Join our next online event, built just for kickass dads who know there’s more to learn. FrontRowDads.com/summit 
    FRD is solving a huge problem for dads. Our culture has turned “Dad” into a joke. Go ahead, google Dad and you’ll find Dad Bod, Dad Jokes, Dad Weed, etc. Culturally, it’s a Homer Simpson mentality, and it’s BS.  
    Our community is built for solid men. Men with range. Those who are badass, and know there’s still more to learn, together.  
    Most guys find it hard to find “their crew.” Finding other committed men, who are successful in life, and want to put family first – these guys are rare. Is this you?
    In FRD, hundreds of men from all over the world show up for each other, to share resources and raise the bar of fatherhood (our core values)
    If you’re reading this, you want to grow.  Podcasts are great, but guys… when you’re ready to stop just listening to content, and want to JOIN the conversations – the FRD brotherhood is ready for you.  
    One more thing… 
    Has this podcast helped you? If so, please tell us how we’re doing. Please take a minute and leave a review. Seriously, they matter. Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen. 
    Subscribe to this show on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts  | Spotify

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Somatic Coaching & Anger Therapy Concepts and Breaking Free of “I’m Not Enough” with Matt Drinkhahn & Michael Chu

    Somatic Coaching & Anger Therapy Concepts and Breaking Free of “I’m Not Enough” with Matt Drinkhahn & Michael Chu

    In the first episode of our Member Takeover Series this summer, we're kicking things off with two incredible humans and VIP members of the Brotherhood, featuring Michael Chu and hosted by Matt Drinkhahn.
    In this conversation, Mike shares some of the childhood wounds that he's worked on since becoming a parent, from overcoming his belief that he "wasn't good enough" despite enjoying tremendous success in creating multiple 7-figure businesses and being a National Champion in martial arts to managing BIG feelings, anger, and frustration with somatic coaching & therapy concepts.
    You'll also hear how Mike uses a "Stop, Drop & Roll" technique to manage stress and conflict with his wife and children which has helped him to be a better partner to his spouse and Dad to his kids. 
    It's easy to forget that when the women we love are upset, they just want to be heard. They aren't asking us big, strong men to fix the problem immediately, a lesson Mike has learned and now manages with his superpower and calming presence. Enjoy!
    A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
    Breaking free of the “suck it up” mentality Mike’s rough start on his journey of becoming a Dad Healing childhood wounds with somatic coaching Mike’s “Stop, Drop and Roll” tools for dealing with anger Pass “the test” by getting out of your own head Demonstrate that feeling your feelings is a strength Therapy is ongoing, like muscles, use it or lose it Hold space for their feelings first instead of fixing the problem Get the Full Show Notes
    Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/446
    More About Front Row Dads
    Connect with us @ FrontRowDads.com & Instagram 
    Want to hang out with other FRDs in Austin? Watch this 3-min video from our last Front Row Dads Live event. Tickets avail now for December's event. 
    Not able to travel? We got you. Join our next online event, built just for kickass dads who know there’s more to learn. FrontRowDads.com/summit 
    FRD is solving a huge problem for dads. Our culture has turned “Dad” into a joke. Go ahead, google Dad and you’ll find Dad Bod, Dad Jokes, Dad Weed, etc. Culturally, it’s a Homer Simpson mentality, and it’s BS.  
    Our community is built for solid men. Men with range. Those who are badass, and know there’s still more to learn, together.  
    Most guys find it hard to find “their crew.” Finding other committed men, who are successful in life, and want to put family first – these guys are rare. Is this you?
    In FRD, hundreds of men from all over the world show up for each other, to share resources and raise the bar of fatherhood (our core values)
    If you’re reading this, you want to grow.  Podcasts are great, but guys… when you’re ready to stop just listening to content, and want to JOIN the conversations – the FRD brotherhood is ready for you.  
    One more thing… 
    Has this podcast helped you? If so, please tell us how we’re doing. Please take a minute and leave a review. Seriously, they matter. Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen. 
    Subscribe to this show on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts  | Spotify

    • 53 min
    The Pitfalls of People Pleasing, Becoming Mr. Right and a Journey of Family Experiences with Mike Green

    The Pitfalls of People Pleasing, Becoming Mr. Right and a Journey of Family Experiences with Mike Green

    Mike Green is a loving husband, father of two amazing kids and a trusted voice in the FRD Brotherhood. Professionally, he’s an ER physician who has been able to shape and sculpt his life around creating memories with his family, even while working long hours, including 24 and 48-hour shifts at the ER. 
    In our chat, we went deep on the pitfalls of being a people pleaser and how that can stunt and even derail relationships when we try to be somebody other than our true selves. Mike also shares several smile-inducing memories about his childhood with his Dad, from spending his early years on a houseboat in the Bahamas and the work/life balance mindset he inherited to creating a make-shift aquarium in the bathtub for weeks at a time with live fish and turtles. 🤣
    Before we wrapped things up, Mike opened up about what it means to him to be a part of the Brotherhood, to have a safe place to be real and have honest conversations with other men who are all striving to be better Dads and husbands despite having different opinions on many topics. That’s something that definitely resonates with me and probably many of you too. Enjoy!
    A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
    Two superpowers Mike got from his Dad Early life living on a houseboat in the Bahamas Being afraid of Dad as a child Work/life balance lessons from Dad Shaping your calendar to sculpt your life The golden nuggets from the Health Summit Becoming Mr. Right vs finding Mrs. Right  Balancing boundaries, trust with people pleasing Planning future family experiences How about Father’s Day FRD Meetups? Why FRD is a safe space to be real Get the Full Show Notes
    Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/445
    More About Front Row Dads
    Connect with us @ FrontRowDads.com & Instagram 
    Want to hang out with other FRDs in Austin? Watch this 3-min video from our last Front Row Dads Live event. Tickets avail now for December's event. 
    Not able to travel? We got you. Join our next online event, built just for kickass dads who know there’s more to learn. FrontRowDads.com/summit 
    FRD is solving a huge problem for dads. Our culture has turned “Dad” into a joke. Go ahead, google Dad and you’ll find Dad Bod, Dad Jokes, Dad Weed, etc. Culturally, it’s a Homer Simpson mentality, and it’s BS.  
    Our community is built for solid men. Men with range. Those who are badass, and know there’s still more to learn, together.  
    Most guys find it hard to find “their crew.” Finding other committed men, who are successful in life, and want to put family first – these guys are rare. Is this you?
    In FRD, hundreds of men from all over the world show up for each other, to share resources and raise the bar of fatherhood (our core values)
    If you’re reading this, you want to grow.  Podcasts are great, but guys… when you’re ready to stop just listening to content, and want to JOIN the conversations – the FRD brotherhood is ready for you.  
    One more thing… 
    Has this podcast helped you? If so, please tell us how we’re doing. Please take a minute and leave a review. Seriously, they matter. Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen. 
    Subscribe to this show on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts  | Spotify

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Mr. Nice Guy Syndrome & Managing Boundaries, Shame and Our Triggered Nervous Systems with Dr. Robert Glover

    Mr. Nice Guy Syndrome & Managing Boundaries, Shame and Our Triggered Nervous Systems with Dr. Robert Glover

    Today, I'm joined by Dr. Robert Glover. Robert is a therapist, coach, speaker, and author of the groundbreaking book, No More Mr. Nice Guy. This is a must-read for men who struggle with expressing their needs and setting healthy boundaries without feeling guilty or shame.
    In our conversation, we explored how our childhood traumas set the stage for how we manage emotions and interact in our relationships and how to ditch those "covert contracts" we make with people, assuming they should read our minds and know what we want without us having to say it.
    Robert shares practical advice on how to set boundaries in a way that doesn't alienate others and instead draws them in. You'll also hear about the 3 covert contracts that nice guys make with themselves that cause anger and frustration. We also bonded a bit by talking openly about how we handled disagreements in our own marriages, how easily we get triggered, and how to approach these moments with love the next time. Enjoy!
    A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
    Early days of No More Mr. Nice Guy The toxic extremes of nice guys and jerks Identifying the two types of “nice guys” The challenge of managing boundaries & shame Three covert contracts that nice guys make The link between our nervous system and triggers  Robert’s mindfulness routine for dealing with anxiety How letting go brings us closer to the answers we seek Boundaries are for me, not you Get the Full Show Notes
    Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/444
    More About Front Row Dads
    Connect with us @ FrontRowDads.com & Instagram 
    Want to hang out with other FRDs in Austin? Watch this 3-min video from our last Front Row Dads Live event. Tickets avail now for December's event. 
    Not able to travel? We got you. Join our next online event, built just for kickass dads who know there’s more to learn. FrontRowDads.com/summit 
    FRD is solving a huge problem for dads. Our culture has turned “Dad” into a joke. Go ahead, google Dad and you’ll find Dad Bod, Dad Jokes, Dad Weed, etc. Culturally, it’s a Homer Simpson mentality, and it’s BS.  
    Our community is built for solid men. Men with range. Those who are badass, and know there’s still more to learn, together.  
    Most guys find it hard to find “their crew.” Finding other committed men, who are successful in life, and want to put family first – these guys are rare. Is this you?
    In FRD, hundreds of men from all over the world show up for each other, to share resources and raise the bar of fatherhood (our core values)
    If you’re reading this, you want to grow.  Podcasts are great, but guys… when you’re ready to stop just listening to content, and want to JOIN the conversations – the FRD brotherhood is ready for you.  
    One more thing… 
    Has this podcast helped you? If so, please tell us how we’re doing. Please take a minute and leave a review. Seriously, they matter. Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen. 
    Subscribe to this show on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts  | Spotify

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Vroman Family Cornerstones, Love & Respect and NOT Following In Your Father’s Footsteps with Jon & Rick Vroman

    Vroman Family Cornerstones, Love & Respect and NOT Following In Your Father’s Footsteps with Jon & Rick Vroman

    Fellas, today's episode is near and dear to my heart because I'm here with my very own Front Row Dad, Rick Vroman. Many of you are likely aware of my father's impact in shaping the man I am today, but we're digging a little deeper here and going back to my father's childhood and taking a peek into our own evolution as fathers.
    You'll hear what it was like for my father to grow up with a pretty demanding dad and his experiences and importance of hard work and providing for his family. But we'll also get into some fun stuff like fishing trips, where our athletic bloodlines and my entrepreneurial spirit come from, and some family traditions that go way back.
    We talked about the bond we share of never feeling pressured to follow in our father's footsteps, why my Dad never tried to nudge me toward a specific career or path in sports, and how the best parts of moving around so much as a child allowed me to explore and reinvent myself. 
    Finally, we talked about our Family Cornerstones document that my Dad created when I was very young, why he wrote it, and how much that document still means to both of us to this day. Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!
    A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
    Rick’s childhood with a very demanding father  Carving your own path is sports, not your Dad’s  Wishing for more heart-to-heart convos Parenting goal: Make the next generation better  Embracing responsibility, hard work and persistence The different seasons of fatherhood Being happy by NOT following in your father’s footsteps What if we made different choices as young fathers? The Vroman’s Family Cornerstones and core values Rick’s vision for the future in his relationships Get the Full Show Notes
    Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/443
    More About Front Row Dads
    Connect with us @ FrontRowDads.com & Instagram 
    Want to hang out with other FRDs in Austin? Watch this 3-min video from our last Front Row Dads Live event. Tickets avail now for December's event. 
    Not able to travel? We got you. Join our next online event, built just for kickass dads who know there’s more to learn. FrontRowDads.com/summit 
    FRD is solving a huge problem for dads. Our culture has turned “Dad” into a joke. Go ahead, google Dad and you’ll find Dad Bod, Dad Jokes, Dad Weed, etc. Culturally, it’s a Homer Simpson mentality, and it’s BS.  
    Our community is built for solid men. Men with range. Those who are badass, and know there’s still more to learn, together.  
    Most guys find it hard to find “their crew.” Finding other committed men, who are successful in life, and want to put family first – these guys are rare. Is this you?
    In FRD, hundreds of men from all over the world show up for each other, to share resources and raise the bar of fatherhood (our core values)
    If you’re reading this, you want to grow.  Podcasts are great, but guys… when you’re ready to stop just listening to content, and want to JOIN the conversations – the FRD brotherhood is ready for you.  
    One more thing… 
    Has this podcast helped you? If so, please tell us how we’re doing. Please take a minute and leave a review. Seriously, they matter. Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen. 
    Subscribe to this show on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts  | Spotify

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
288 Ratings

288 Ratings

Mike Rucker, PhD ,

Excellent podcast for dads

Great podcast supported by a vibrant community of dads who are striving to excel not only in business, but also as family men. This podcast offers a mix of interviews and discussions on critical aspects of family life, emotional intelligence, and personal health. If you are a father looking for support on how to live your best life while being a great dad, you are in the right place.

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This is the #1 podcast for family men in the grind

Jon is next level
The content is dialed in
The guests are sage and choc full of shares/wisdom
If you carve out time to grow as a father, business professional and human, wedge this podcast into your flow.

Walrus2015 ,

Great podcast for dads looking to improve themselves

I just finished listening to episode #443 “Becoming an Eternal Optimist, Being Perfectly Imperfect and Evolving as a Parent” with Matt Drinkhahn. First off, the episode title spoke to my soul and I’ve been eagerly waiting to listen. The episode did not disappoint and I resonated with several things Matt spoke about being a perfectionist within myself that I’d like to address. This podcast is great and I’d encourage any dad (W2 or entrepreneur) who wants to better themselves to give this show a listen!

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