Welcome to The Epic Dad podcast. I'm your host Jason McCleery and I'm here to help you create better relationships, better health and an all-around amazing life. Each week, I feature interviews with experts to deliver inspiration, motivation, tools and tricks to create the life you love. The Epic Dad Podcast is here to help you to become your best self, as a parent, spouse and an all-around epic human being. If you want to remove yourself from the drift, and start taking intentional steps to become the Epic Dad you always wanted to be, then this podcast is for you.
EDP 054: The Joy of Coaching Your Kids w/ Chris Meyer
For the last sixteen years, Chris has been a funeral homeowner. In addition to learning many things about love, loss, and life, his entrepreneurial spirit drove him to create two websites from the ground up: first magillaloans.com and, more recently, funandmoving.com, a streaming exercise and rehab platform for those over sixty years of age and the infirm.
Chris has a Juris Doctorate and Master’s in Environmental Law (Magna Cum Laude) from Vermont Law School and a BA in Politics and History from Brandeis University. He has been a licensed New York State attorney for over twenty-eight years.
He has been married for over twenty years and enjoys coaching his sons in various sports and I wanted to bring him on because he is also the author of Four Months...And A Lifetime A Father, His Son, and Their Epic Basketball Team's Nine-Year Journey Together.
EDP 053: Finding the Genius Within w/ Mike Zeller
On the show today is Mike Zeller.
Mike is a business architect and entrepreneur mentor who helps professionals find their zone of genius and rewire their subconscious to fuel momentum toward their life’s purpose.
He has mentored over two hundred high-level entrepreneurs from all over the world, helping add tens of millions in revenue to his clients.
An avid traveler, Mike and his wife have visited over 30 countries. He is a devoted dad to his daughter and an NFL fan.
His new book, The Genius Within: Your Natural Pathway to Impact, Fulfillment, & Wealth is available now.
EDP 052: Strengths Based Parenting w/ Brandon Miller
On the this week's episode, our guest is Brandon Miller
Brandon is the Co-Founder of Incredible Family, a consulting agency that educates, empowers, and encourages working parents to take a strengths-based approach to parenting in order to unlock their best selves and raise strong, happy children and teens. He and his wife Analyn Miller are successful business owners, parents to seven children, and authors of "Play To Their Strengths" and "Incredible Parent".
Their latest book, "Incredible Parent", released in January 2021, leaves readers with an innovative strengths-based intentional approach to child raising that will make them more confident, aware, and energized as a parent, allowing the freedom to do what one does well and bring out the best in kids.
EDP 051: Emotional Literacy and Parenting w/Archie Messersmith-Bunting
On the show today, I have Archie Messersmith-Bunting.
Using dynamism and authenticity, Archie, better known as The Feelings Guy™, champions mental health awareness worldwide at corporations and universities. He challenges people to rethink complicated and emotional topics like depression, suicide, alcohol and drug addiction.
He lives with his husband and son Kade in Charlottesville, Virginia and loves to binge romantic comedies, explore the outdoors and read to Kade in his spare time.
EDP 050: Create Your Dream Life
It’s difficult to believe that we are already celebrating 50 episodes!
It feels like yesterday when I was just hoping I would get to this point. And now, we’re moving in a direction I never thought I would be in — helping dads and families live a purposeful life through intentional discussions.
This week, as we celebrate wins we also chat about creating identity-based habits to reach the goals you’ve been setting for yourself. Using the journal workbook I’ve created and used to get to where I am, we discuss a step-by-step guide on how you too can move towards your goals and make a lasting impression on your life.
In this episode we talk about:
The importance of aligning your identity with your desired outcomesBreaking down your life’s purpose into different pillars and creating an identity around those pillarsCreating an identity statement Taking into account daily habits that you need to get to that identity statement with process goalsStepping up with your big audacious goalsTracking wins and measuring backwards with progress notes I created a special journal for myself and you can get your copy of the journal at https://epicdadcoaching.com/identity
EDP 049: Having an Entrepreneurial Family w/ Dustin DeVries
One of the human basic needs that play a central role in social processes is freedom. And when the pandemic hit, we experienced a heightened sense of it by working remotely.
Our guest for today, and the Co-founder of Caffeine Interactive Technologies, Dustin DeVries shares his take on the importance of having personal freedom while being a successful entrepreneur working with remote teams and managing his family.
Working remotely since 2013, Dustin communicates the urgency of intentionality that comes from having flexibility. He also shares their personal pathway to adoption and how they are raising their kids toward finding their own path.
In this episode we talk about:
Understanding adoption and Dustin’s personal experienceThe benefits of allowing yourself to be open to other opportunities and other optionsHow to have intentional relationships as a familyBuilding a good foundation for your kids to make their own choicesMastering you busy life with self-awareness
Great parenting podcast!
I love the mission of this podcast and feel that Jason does an awesome job of finding guests who will empower other dads. It’s been great to listen to the conversations and learn that we’re all in this parenting thing together.
Fatherhood is what we need more of in this world
As a fellow dad I can appreciate how little fatherhood is talked about in todays world as a military dad becoming a dad taught me that I had to grow up in so many ways to be the man capable of leading himself so that I could lead my family.
Thank you for sharing really power conversations that will shape fatherhood forever.
Host of the The Business of Fatherhood Podcast.
I was a guest on the show, and REALLY appreciate who Jason is, and how he shows up in the world.