81 episodes

Great Dad Talks is a series of conversations with experts on all aspects of the family adventure. With the perspective that “dads don’t always think like moms,” our mission is to support dad voices and our slightly different approaches to parenting. We’ll try to find solutions to every day challenges like getting kids off the couch and making STEM classes available for both boys and girls. But we’ll also tackle bigger issues when they come. The one main theme will be to support dads in the most important role of their lives that of being a great dad. Connect with us at greatdad.com and watch the video version of these podcasts at YouTube.com/greatdadnews

Great Dad Talks Paul Banas

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 48 Ratings

Great Dad Talks is a series of conversations with experts on all aspects of the family adventure. With the perspective that “dads don’t always think like moms,” our mission is to support dad voices and our slightly different approaches to parenting. We’ll try to find solutions to every day challenges like getting kids off the couch and making STEM classes available for both boys and girls. But we’ll also tackle bigger issues when they come. The one main theme will be to support dads in the most important role of their lives that of being a great dad. Connect with us at greatdad.com and watch the video version of these podcasts at YouTube.com/greatdadnews

    81. Harmonizing Life Beyond Retirement with Michael Kay

    81. Harmonizing Life Beyond Retirement with Michael Kay

    Get ready for a meaningful episode of Great Dad Talks with guest Michael Kay, as we explore the transitions and triumphs of fatherhood and life beyond retirement. Michael delves into his fascinating journey from musician to CPA, to financial life planner, to finding joy in music again after a 50-year hiatus. He shares his insights on adapting to the twists and turns of life, especially in the later stages, and the significance of embracing interdependency.

    Visit Michael Kay's website michaelfkay.com

    Visit these links and embark on the path to becoming the best parent you can be:
    - GreatDad.com/coaching
    - GreatDad.com/pq
    - Gratitude course: bit.ly/3NMLDNC 50% off for podcast listeners with code PODCAST50

    • 35 min
    80. Navigating Marriage and Fatherhood with Kevin Thompson

    80. Navigating Marriage and Fatherhood with Kevin Thompson

    Tune into Great Dad Talks for an insightful episode with guest Kevin Thompson as we delve into the foundations of a successful marriage and effective parenting. Learn why premarital counseling, emotional bonds, and healthy communication are vital for long-lasting relationships. Discover strategies, such as the control, influence, and acceptance approach, to enhance your parenting and marital roles. Kevin shares actionable advice for fathers and couples, including regular marriage retreats and tackling crucial questions before tying the knot.

    Don't miss our discussion on maintaining connection amid challenges and accessing supportive resources, all aimed at bolstering fatherhood and marital happiness. 

    Visit Kevin's website, changetheodds.com to start making meaningful changes in your marriage today!

    Visit these links and embark on the path to becoming the best parent you can be:
    - GreatDad.com/coaching
    - GreatDad.com/pq
    - Gratitude course: bit.ly/3NMLDNC 50% off for podcast listeners with code PODCAST50

    • 43 min
    79. Embracing Positive Intelligence with Colin Thompson

    79. Embracing Positive Intelligence with Colin Thompson

    Don't miss out on this episode on Great Dad Talks as Positive Intelligence coach Colin Thompson shares his journey with the program and its impact on fatherhood. We delve into the transformative power of positive intelligence, navigating challenges, and finding joy in parenting. Colin shares personal strategies for managing emotions and embracing a positive mindset. Tune in to gain valuable insights on mental fitness, personal growth, and the impact of positive intelligence on fatherhood and relationships.

    Visit these links and embark on the path to becoming the best parent you can be:
    - GreatDad.com/coaching
    - GreatDad.com/pq
    - Gratitude course: bit.ly/3NMLDNC 50% off for podcast listeners with code PODCAST50

    • 40 min
    78. Exploring Franchise Ownership with Irving Chung

    78. Exploring Franchise Ownership with Irving Chung

    Explore the world of franchising with franchise consultant and owner, Irving Chung. Irving dispels misconceptions about franchising, offers insights into the wide range of franchise options available, and provides valuable advice for aspiring business owners. Tune in to this enriching conversation and take the first step towards a fulfilling career and a balanced family life. 

    Visit these links and embark on the path to becoming the best parent you can be:
    - GreatDad.com/coaching
    - GreatDad.com/pq
    - Gratitude course: bit.ly/3NMLDNC 50% off for podcast listeners with code PODCAST50

    • 43 min
    77. Overcoming Autism Challenges with Quentin Mezetin

    77. Overcoming Autism Challenges with Quentin Mezetin

    In this episode of Great Dad Talks, I interviewed guest Quentin Mezetin, the founder of the I am DADs Foundation, dedicated to supporting parents of children on the autism spectrum. Quentin shares his personal journey of discovering his sons' autism and the challenges he faced in challenging low expectations and finding creative solutions. He emphasizes the importance of community support, a positive mindset, and never giving up on children with autism. Tune in to gain valuable insights into parenting children with special needs and the power of determination and advocacy. 

    Visit iamdads.com for more parenting resources and information on autism.

    Visit these links and embark on the path to becoming the best parent you can be:
    - GreatDad.com/coaching
    - GreatDad.com/pq
    - Gratitude course: bit.ly/3NMLDNC 50% off for podcast listeners with code PODCAST50

    • 31 min
    76. Rethinking Reading for Dads with Nick Hutchison

    76. Rethinking Reading for Dads with Nick Hutchison

    Explore the transformative power of reading and the impact it has on personal and financial success in this episode of Great Dad Talks with guest Nick Hutchison. We delve into the value of instilling a love for reading in children from an early age, the connection between reading and self-development, and the role of storytelling in learning. Nick also shares his personal journey from avoiding reading to becoming a passionate advocate for literature and continuous learning.

    Listen to the full episode to gain a fresh perspective on the impact of reading and uncover actionable strategies for optimizing your reading experience. Don't miss out on this enriching discussion!

    Head over to Nick's website - bookthinkers.com for valuable resources to help you explore and embrace the world of reading.

    Visit these links and embark on the path to becoming the best parent you can be:
    - GreatDad.com/coaching
    - GreatDad.com/pq
    - Gratitude course: bit.ly/3NMLDNC 50% off for podcast listeners with code PODCAST50

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

srowley108 ,

The value of deep probing

I greatly appreciated my interview with Paul about my adoption, the inner experience of adoptees, and the many who experienced trauma in childhood. His questions were thoughtful, (I could tell he had already thought a great deal about these issues) and probing. I think he got the most out of me by being inquisitive and spontaneous, not rehearsed. My interview and several others I’ve listened to make for lively and enlightened listening!

the fallible man ,

Great Show for Dads

A great show for dads by a great dad. Fatherhood is a unique and amazing journey that binds Men across boarders, races and language. This show reaches fathers at all stages of fatherhood. Giving us good advice and sound direction and community.

Emotionally Healthy Legacy ,

Great resource for dads

I really enjoyed the episode from August 1st 2023 about the power of an engaged dad. So eye-opening and super hopeful for men to understand their impact in their children’s life.

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