We are "The Present Father's Podcast", the podcast that focuses on climbing the mountain of fatherhood together.Being a good father is extremely challenging and the demands on men today are extensive. Our podcast covers ideas and strategies you can take into your life and apply to be a better father, husband, and man. Our goal is to provide a positive outlet for Dads to grow and foster a strong legacy.
Our mission is to empower fathers to be better husbands and parents. We accomplish this by focusing on being present with our children, interviewing incredible fathers with compelling stories, and disrupting negative cultural influences that harm fathers in order to make a positive and lasting impact in our society.
#56 CAM HALL | How to Make a Difference
In this episode we welcome special guest, Cam Hall host of the Dads Making a Difference Podcast.
Cam is a leadership development expert and team growth specialist. Over the last 15 years, Cam has experienced leadership success in both the public and private sectors. Cam is a Master Educator and has led teams of 100+ people toward a shared vision. Over the last 3 years, Cam has practiced as a leadership consultant to online coaches and business leaders, knowing that the shift from solo-prenuer to full-time online CEO takes guts and hard work.
Takeaways from the episode:
- Be present and intentional in parenting, showing love and support to your children.
- Recognize the impact of parental influence on children's development and strive to be a positive role model.
- Pay it forward by helping and mentoring younger men, sharing your experiences and wisdom.
- Maintain a healthy work-life balance, setting boundaries and prioritizing family time.
- Prepare for the challenges of the teenage years by listening, asking questions, and adapting to your child's needs. Struggling with weight and health can have a significant impact on one's mental and emotional well-being.
- Seeking guidance and mentorship from others, especially in areas where one is struggling, can be incredibly beneficial.
- Self-care is not selfish and should be prioritized to maintain overall health and well-being.
- Knowing your why, aiming for growth, and taking ownership are important principles to live by as a father.
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#55 DR. MEG MEEKER | Becoming the Hero Dad: Expert Training from Best-Selling Author
Dr. Meg Meeker is a practicing pediatrician for over 30 years and one of the top parenting experts and father-inclusive advocates of our time. She's an international speaker, the author of 7 books, including the bestselling book and now movie STRONG FATHERS, STRONG DAUGHTERS, the host of the popular podcast, “Parenting Great Kids”, and is a social media influencer with a community of nearly 700,000 followers.
Dr. Meg's parenting philosophy is centered on proven, simple, and actionable strategies for raising strong kids. She's on a mission to equip and champion dads to transform their relationship with their kids. And data clearly shows how a father's presence in children's lives is essential in developing them into healthier, kinder, and more resilient adults.
In this episode we dive directly into Dr. Meeker's advice and guidance for fathers. We discuss raising daughters, raising sons, the differences between the two, navigating our challenging cultural influences, and so much more.
You can learn more about Dr. Meeker at: https://meekerparenting.com/
Order Her incredible books here: https://meekerparenting.com/books/
#54 DALLAS ALEXANDER | World Record Sniper and Father
This is Episode 54 with legendary guest, Dallas Alexander @dallasalexandermusic Dallas is a former member of Canada's elite special operations unit called JTF2. Dallas was trained as a Sniper with numerous deployments world wide. He is credited as being part of the 4-man sniper team that recorded the longest confirmed kill in history with a distance of 3,540 meters.
Dallas eventually left the military and pursued his full time career as a musician. He is a songwriter and singer who plays country-inspired music. You can find all of it here: https://www.dallasalexander.ca/
On top of being a Soldier and Musician, Dallas is a father of 4 children. He shares his story in this episode and his thoughts on fatherhood and the importance of being there for your family. Dallas has an inspiring story and has such a genuine heart. We had such an incredible time speaking with him and are honored to share this episode with you.
Follow Dallas on IG: https://www.instagram.com/iamdallasalexander/
#53 TRAVIS RICHEY | When Dad Gets Home, He Sets the Tone
Travis Richey is a devoted husband and father to four children. Travis is a perfect example of rising above your circumstances. He was raised with an extremely rough upbringing but decided to forge his own legacy for his family.
Travis shares his incredible advice and wisdom not just for fathers but for everyone to understand that hardship WILL happen to us, at some point. However, we can all choose to use it for good and reject being a victim to the situation.
Learn more about Travis at his website: https://www.theinnercircleevent.com/about-us
Follow Travis on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/i_am_travis_richey/
#52 - NICK "MACHINE" LAVERY | Fatherhood & The Warrior Mindset
Our guest in this episode is Nick Lavery.
Nick is the founder and CEO of Precision Components LLC where he and Team MACHINE train, advise, enable, and inspire organizations and individuals to unlock capacity and increase capability.
He is also the best-selling author of Objective Secure—the battle-tested guide to goal achievement. Nick is a warrior, leader, teammate, and most importantly a proud husband and father of two young boys.
In this episode we cover Nick's incredible background, lessons learned from his service as a Green Beret as well as lessons for Fatherhood, and discuss a wide range of topics for mastering our life and achieving success.
In 2013, while deployed to Afghanistan, he and his Detachment fell victim to an insider attack ultimately resulting in the amputation of his leg. Following a year of surgeries and initial recovery including the use of a prosthetic at Walter Reed National Medical Military Center, he returned to his unit. Refusing a military medical retirement, Nick set his sights on returning to operational status.
In 2015, at the conclusion of a challenging, comprehensive assessment designed to evaluate Nick's abilities to operate, he returned to his Detachment and was subsequently deployed once again to Afghanistan conducting full spectrum combat operations. Nick is considered the first Special Forces operator to return to combat as an above-the-knee amputee.Learn more about Nick at https://teammchn.com/
#51 - DUSTIN BURNHAM | Overcoming Childhood Wounds & Instilling a Sense of Wonder in Children Pt. 2
Dustin Burnham is one of our founding members and co-hosts on the podcast. He is a proud husband and father to his young son. In this episode we dive into his story of growing up without a father and there are some unique details around his circumstances. Dustin struggled with many aspects of manhood and his views on marriage as a result of his upbringing.
THIS IS PART 2 OF DUSTIN'S STORY
In this episode we cover the following topics:
-Healing from the past
-Instilling a Sense of Wonder and Exploration in our kids
-Role Models and the Future for our children
-Most important dad advice and lessons learned from Dustin's experience
Many men can relate to the lack of a father figure in their upbringing. This wound cuts deep and sets young men up for failure. However, Dustin's story serves as a source of inspiration. Despite these wounds, a man can start a new legacy in his life. He can correct the course for himself and his future family.
Follow Dustin on X: https://twitter.com/dustinthedad
Powerful Lesssons For All Men
This is really an incredible podcast! You’ll find a great group of guys here tackling subjects to help men become better fathers, husbands, and men. It’s a rare thing to find a platform to support men in such a powerful way. In my opinion this should be required listening for all guys. There are many lessons to unpack and think about, and maybe your life will be improved along the way. I know mine did! 5 stars easily!