451 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

    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
    Billion Dollar Real Estate Secrets from Monopoly, Homemade Bedtime Stories with AI and Hosting Family Sleepovers with Brandon Turner

    Billion Dollar Real Estate Secrets from Monopoly, Homemade Bedtime Stories with AI and Hosting Family Sleepovers with Brandon Turner

    Gentlemen, I am here with real estate mogul Brandon Turner. Brandon is a real estate investor, podcaster, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and founder of Open Door Capital LLC. He's built a world-class real estate empire closing on a billion AUM, he's recognized as one of the foremost experts in real estate and led the BiggerPockets podcast to 100 million downloads—just an all-around legend.
    We talked about how he balances his time between business and family and how his faith and religion have shaped him into the amazing Dad he is today. Brandon explained how his success skyrocketed by not letting indecision become the decision, learning how to trust and manage risk, and also how to delegate instead of abdicating. And perhaps surprisingly, could his love of playing Monopoly have revealed the billion-dollar secret to success in real estate at a young age?
    You'll hear his thoughts on involving your kids in real estate deals, the importance of scheduling some "no kids connection time" with his wife, and what he's doing with the BetterLife Tribe to donate a billion dollars to fight human trafficking. Brandon also talks about how he's using AI and ChatGPT to create adorable bedtime stories in real time with his kids and how he makes time to play on their level, literally.
    Last but not least, I asked Brandon a question that he's never been asked before, and you'll want to hear the incredibly moving story that came from it. This episode is jam-packed with much more, so buckle up and enjoy!
    A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
    Trust vs Risk and Delegate, Don’t Abdicate Crisscrossing the frozen ice with Dad to McDonalds Don’t do what I do! No yelling allowed! Enjoying some “no kids” time with your spouse A deeper level of faith, spirituality & Christianity Evolving and staying away from politics Connecting by hosting sleepovers for your friends & family Homemade bedtime stories using AI & ChatGPT Playing on your kids level, on the ground floor The billion dollar real estate lesson from Monopoly Why real estate isn’t for everyone Buying real estate with and for your kids Challenge: Describe your kids in a single word  Thoughtful gifts of writing notes and letters to your kids 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/442
    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 22 min
    Open Hearts for Healthier Marriages, “Humaning” with Kind People and Finding Your Updraft with Dr. Kelly Flanagan

    Open Hearts for Healthier Marriages, “Humaning” with Kind People and Finding Your Updraft with Dr. Kelly Flanagan

    We're very fortunate to have so many legends in the FRD Brotherhood, and today's guest, Dr. Kelly Flanagan, is definitely one of them. Kelly is a psychologist, consultant, speaker, and author of several books that profoundly transformed my views on marriage, family, relationships, and friendship.
    In our conversation, we talked about how easy it is for couples to get triggered by seemingly minor things. Even after decades of expertise in understanding the human psyche, he still deals with this in his relationship. You'll hear how he's become aware of when his heart is closing and how the key to managing marital conflict is to keep your heart open.
    You'll also hear what Dr. Kelly is doing with his Humaning Substack and how you can join 14,000 other subscribers. He's using his platform to share inspiring stories of how we can improve our reaction to stress and crisis by not fighting against the current but instead being present enough to find the updraft as an easier way to reach our destination.
    One last thing, if you appreciate this episode, I’m offering to send you a copy of any of Dr. Kelly’s books. Simply leave a review, take a screenshot and send it to us with your address to support@frontrowdads.com and I will gladly purchase the book and send it to you. (This offer is for US residents only due to international shipping costs).
    A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…
    Own your emotional baggage before you share it with others Dr. Kelly’s superpower  Love is always about opening up What to do when you notice your heart’s closing  Being open-hearted is just as important as hitting the gym Love is not a solo journey Join Dr. Kelly’s Humaning community What separates the FRD brothers from other men To understand love, embrace pain and suffering 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/441
    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
    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

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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