447 episodes

Interviews for the top 1% of fathers on the topics of marriage, parenting, health, emotional intelligence, business and legacy.

A show for "family men with businesses, not businessmen with families".

Learn about the brotherhood at FrontRowDads.com

Front Row Dads Jon Vroman

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 288 Ratings

Interviews for the top 1% of fathers on the topics of marriage, parenting, health, emotional intelligence, business and legacy.

A show for "family men with businesses, not businessmen with families".

Learn about the brotherhood at FrontRowDads.com

    The Traumas That Create Our Superpowers, Adversity is an Advantage and Raising World Travelers with Ray Bayat

    The Traumas That Create Our Superpowers, Adversity is an Advantage and Raising World Travelers with Ray Bayat

    I'm joined by fellow FRD Brotherhood member Ray Bayat. Ray founded NetCo Investments, Inc. along with Mitch Bayat in 2002. But if there's one thing you should know about Ray, it's his dedication to being an amazing Dad and husband, always striving to improve in every role he plays.
    Today's conversation is all about growth. Ray shares his journey growing up in Iran during the revolution, his family's sacrifices (especially his Dad, who was tough-as-nails), and how that experience molded him into a more understanding and evolved parent and loving husband. 
    Ray believes real growth happens when we're uncomfortable, and he's making sure his children learn that lesson early. Despite being teenagers, his kids have traveled to dozens of countries, exposing themselves to different cultures, ideas, and ways of life. 
    Ray also talks about how grateful he is for his amazing wife, Katrin. From parenting to business, she always pushes him to be better and has been invaluable in helping him achieve his goals and stay grounded.
    A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
    Make sure you add value to every interaction  Everyone is a work in progress Growing up during the Iran revolution  How like-minded men help you grow faster How a Tony Robbins event transformed Ray’s marriage Supporting his son through grief A better way to deal with your kids’ temper tantrums Choose her every day Raising brave adventurers  Ray’s message to future FRD members 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/440
    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

    • 59 min
    Air O Sport Backyard Games with Active & Intentional Screen-Free Play with Mike Kinner

    Air O Sport Backyard Games with Active & Intentional Screen-Free Play with Mike Kinner

    Mike Kinner is the co-founder of Peak Play Performance and the creator of Air O Sport. This innovative game cleverly blends elements of your favorite sports and packs them into a fun backyard game that families (or literally anyone, even the military) can enjoy. Air O Sport is designed to unite people and ensure everyone, regardless of age, athleticism, or skill level, has a blast playing it. 
    In our conversation, Mike shares how his son, Samuel, is a legend who is bravely battling microcephaly, which is linked to several disorders, including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, blindness, and others. You’ll hear how his son inspired Mike to create Air O Sport, the challenges his family has faced, and the important life lessons he’s learned. 
    Mike talks about how he balances being a dad to a special needs child while running a business, bootstrapping Air O Sport, and creating live events like the upcoming Sweet 16 Military Championship. Above all else, you’ll hear Mike emphasize the importance of active play as a means to overcome loneliness and stress and have a great time with family and friends in the process.
    A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
    Why Mike’s greatest teacher in life is his son Raising resilient kids with healthy adversity Finding hope and strength from faith in God Air O Sport: A mix of your fav sports and games The Sweet 16 Military Air O Sport Championship Mike’s big vision for Air O Sport The support of a spouse to pursue your dreams Curing loneliness with “Vitamin AP: Active Play” 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/439
    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

    • 42 min
    A Dad's Guide to Winning on Mother’s Day with Front Row Moms Angie MacDougall & Megan Corey

    A Dad's Guide to Winning on Mother’s Day with Front Row Moms Angie MacDougall & Megan Corey

    As we countdown to International Mother’s Day, we’re shaking things up a bit because I’m joined by Angie MacDougall and Megan Corey. These two moms are incredible souls and successful businesswomen with families who co-lead the Front Row Moms community. 
    In our conversation, Angie and Megan share the joy and balancing act of modern motherhood. They dropped some great advice on how Dads can score some bonus points on Mother’s Day. And here’s a hint, fellas: If you ask her what she wants, she’ll probably tell you. 😁
    You’ll also hear how Angie and Megan have created a community where like-minded women can share knowledge and experiences, lift each other up, and show up for their kids, husbands, and families. In short, Front Row Moms empowers women to thrive at work and home in the same ways that the FRD Brotherhood does for men. Enjoy!
    A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
    How Dads can win on Mother’s Day A meaningful gift idea: Space and some time alone What does she REALLY want? Just ask her! Love her the way she wants to be loved Level up by not forgetting all the other moms! It’s a great day to get to know her on a deeper level Highlights from the Front Row Moms retreat What the Front Row Moms community is all about 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/438
    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

    • 55 min
    Taking Ownership of Your Health, Regulating Your Immune System and Controlling Inflammation with Dane Johnson

    Taking Ownership of Your Health, Regulating Your Immune System and Controlling Inflammation with Dane Johnson

    Today, I’m joined by Dane Johnson, Founder and CEO of Crohn’s Colitis Lifestyle, the most successful Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) consulting firm worldwide, offering no-BS effective strategies for battling chronic illnesses. 
    Dane’s personal health journey is beyond inspirational. Having been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease when he was 22 and there were times when Dane couldn’t walk and was hooked up to a feeding tube. Defying the odds, he completely transformed his health using holistic methods instead of relying on conventional heavy-duty antibiotics and medicines. 
    In our conversation, you’ll hear the routines, supplements, and life hacks he used to become the best version of himself. Dane’s philosophy is actually quite simple: forget about quick fixes. Real change requires a complete overhaul of your daily life. And sometimes that means re-evaluating the company you keep, and having the discipline to watch everything that you put into your body.
    A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
    Facing Crohn’s Colitis in your 20s Consistency over perfection Depression is a feeling that can be changed Removing negative energy from your life Real healing takes time Your family’s balance starts with you Health and happiness first, money second How the food you eat ruins your metabolism The daily blueprint for track results Supplements that really work A proper detox to remove toxins  Innovative therapies for boosting your immune system 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/437
    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 23 min
    Having Fun with Co-parenting & Double Dates and the Evolution of Front Row Dads with Hal Elrod

    Having Fun with Co-parenting & Double Dates and the Evolution of Front Row Dads with Hal Elrod

    Hal Elrod is the author of The Miracle Morning, one of the most life-changing books ever written and has sold over 2 million copies. Hal has been a huge part of my life and a legend in the FRD community since the very beginning, and he has inspired so many people to be the best versions of themselves.
    So today, we’re taking a trip down memory lane to the beginning of Front Row Dads in 2016. Hal and I share how that gathering paved the way for a thriving global brotherhood of over 300+ incredible humans on a mission to better themselves in every possible way. 
    We dig into our experiences with our FRD bands and our favorite parts of how the Brotherhood at FRD has evolved. Hal talks about connecting with his kids and enjoying co-parenting, getting together with a buddy and the kids to show another side of himself, and being more than a Dad. 
    Last but certainly not least, we also share our thoughts on the future potential of the FRD community and some exciting stuff we have lined up. Enjoy!
    A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
    Back to the beginning of Front Row Dads  Jon commits to being a family man with a business Retreats as a strategy for being more present at home  What makes Front Row Dads a unique group Co-parenting and double date success stories  Being a Dad is not seasonal, it’s forever Where Hal gets the most value from FRD  The growth of FRD to a 7-figure business Thriving at home leads to thriving at work All the ways to engage in the brotherhood The present and future of FRD The impact of FRD for Jon’s Dad 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/436
    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 2 min
    Mastering Microdosing, the Ongoing Evolution of Men and How Psychedelics Help Navigate Uncertainty with Paul Austin

    Mastering Microdosing, the Ongoing Evolution of Men and How Psychedelics Help Navigate Uncertainty with Paul Austin

    Paul Austin is an entrepreneur, author, coach, and leading figure in the psychedelic space who has guided millions to safe and meaningful psychedelic experiences. He's the founder and CEO of Third Wave and Synthesis, companies leading the way to legal, mainstream access to psychedelic medicine. His work has been featured in the BBC, Forbes, WebMD, Business Insider, and Rolling Stone. 
    In our conversation, Paul will guide you through everything you need to know about microdosing, from common dosages for therapeutic uses, to the health benefits, potential drawbacks, and how to microdose safely without sacrificing sleep. You'll also learn why not all psychedelics are made equal and why some are a better fit than others in certain seasons of your life. 
    You’ll also learn the origins of psychedelic use and the microdosing protocol he credits with making him a more present, courageous, and just overall more rounded human being. 
    If you've ever thought about wading into the microdosing water, or you're just curious and looking to learn more about psychedelics, let this episode be your guide and starting point on that journey. Enjoy!
    A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
    LSD in Budapest: The origin of Third Wave  The evolution of psychedelics vs common substances The importance of starting slow  Defining a microdose and typical dosages The cutting-edge science of psychedelics How microdosing helps navigate uncertainty  People who should NOT take psychedelics Paul’s personal microdosing protocol  Get in Third Wave’s microdosing experiences Microdosing as a way to rediscover childlike wonder Timing is everything. Microdose early without sacrificing sleep  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/435
    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

    • 57 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.

K Donlan ,

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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