22 episodes

We didn't get a manual before our kids arrived and we strapped them into the car seat to take them home. We're figuring it out, but choosing not to go it alone. That's why we created TheSkilledDad. TheSkilledDad is a resource for dads of all seasons to learn the things that they can do and engage, so that they can equip the next generation for success. We interview dads just like you and hear their story. They may not all be famous. They may not have written books. But they are writing their story as they grow.
Subscribe to TheSkilledDad and join our host, Zach Reeser as he meets with and learns from other dads' stories, what they have learned, and what we can apply on our journey to becoming TheSkilledDad.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

We didn't get a manual before our kids arrived and we strapped them into the car seat to take them home. We're figuring it out, but choosing not to go it alone. That's why we created TheSkilledDad. TheSkilledDad is a resource for dads of all seasons to learn the things that they can do and engage, so that they can equip the next generation for success. We interview dads just like you and hear their story. They may not all be famous. They may not have written books. But they are writing their story as they grow.
Subscribe to TheSkilledDad and join our host, Zach Reeser as he meets with and learns from other dads' stories, what they have learned, and what we can apply on our journey to becoming TheSkilledDad.

    What Are You Workin' On Today with Logan Price

    What Are You Workin' On Today with Logan Price

    Search and Rescue Paramedic. Mechanical Wizard. The MacGuyver Dad that you want around if you get lost in the mountains. Logan Price. This dad of many talents is like a ninja who quietly approaches, then drops some wisdom bombs on you while pulling you out of the wreckage and then helping you fix your Jeep!
    A long time friend, Logan sits down with Zach and they have some fun catching up and breaking down some of the stories and lessons learned since becoming a dad and growing as a man. Then he turns the tables on Zach!
    Logan was impacted by the stories he has heard from other men on this podcast, and realized that something in his story may help someone else and wants to pay it forward. Let's go! While we may think that because we are quiet, naturally introverted, or find we are an extraverted introvert, we all have something to bring to the table. Logan does just that and we invite you to join the conversation.
    Some things we discuss in this episode include:

    Using what we have learned about ourselves to shape our kids

    "Broing" out with your boys

    Courage and decision making

    Learning, adapting, diving back in

    A re-occurring theme of "there"

    And more...


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    Stories are powerful. Learn from theirs. Share yours.

    • 49 min
    Leading Little Humans with Elijah Matteson

    Leading Little Humans with Elijah Matteson

    Raising little humans is no task for the faint of heart. And often we are reminded how much of an impact we make on these little humans. And how much we have to learn...
    As a father of three under three, a skilled musician, and master of the barber's chair and image wizardry, Eli Matteson has learned plenty through his experiences. As the youngest dad to join us thus far on the Skilled Dad podcast, he has a lot to share on how becoming a dad has impacted his journey.
    On this episode Zach sits down with Eli in the Treehouse Studio and they have some fun breaking down a some of his story. He has some powerful takeaways and realizations that are good reminders and lessons that many of us can relate to. Eli may be young, but don't let that fool you with what he brings to the table.
    After hearing Eli's story, make an appointment at The Blockhouse in Franklin, TN, grab a drink, and hop in the chair to get to know the man behind the mic!
    Some things we discuss in this episode include:

    Using your own experience to decide your communication style

    Being the main attraction in the room, not just in it

    Some things you can do if you experience a loss

    Investing in yourself while investing in your family

    Where you should get a haircut in Nashville (@theblockhousetn)

    And more...



    Follow Cameron Cushman and see some of the ways he is helping others:
    Follow @Eli.The.Hair.Guy on Instagram


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    Stories are powerful. Learn from theirs. Share yours.

    • 55 min
    When She Stopped Asking with Cameron Cushman

    When She Stopped Asking with Cameron Cushman

    A Tipping Point, as defined by Malcolm Gladwell, is "A place where the unexpected becomes expected, where radical change is more than possibility. It is - contrary to all our expectations - a certainty." Some call it the "I've had it moment." Whatever you refer to it as, it is the point we hit where we make a choice to do something different. For Cameron Cushman, that tipping point came when his daughter stopped asking him a simple question.
    As a father of four, an Army veteran, and a highly skilled cinematographer and filmmaker, Cameron doesn't often get to tell his own story. On this episode of The Skilled Dad podcast, Zach sits down with Cameron where he shares part of that story. After spending time in Afghanistan, Cameron returned home with something that would leave him facing new and long lasting challenges. It was a moment with his kids that inspired him to do something different that unknowingly would change his life, and eventually the lives of others, from that point after.
    Cameron's story embodies the example of not giving up or giving in to our circumstances. It shows the power of a story and how that story can help others to be inspired, motivated, and at times make the choice to persevere in the face of adversity.
    We thank Cameron for what he has done for our country, for what he is doing for others, and for sharing some of his story with us on this podcast to help equip and inspire other dads with an example of using our skills for positive change for the good of others.
    Some Dad skills and tips we discuss in this episode include:

    Debating the quality of pizza

    Showing your kids what perseverance is

    How what you bring to the table can change the lives of others and why you should start now

    Understanding the power of the outdoors

    And more...


    Follow Cameron Cushman and see some of the ways he is helping others:

    Personal Website: cameroncush.com


    Organization Website: ironfreedom.org


    Follow @CameronCush on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Vimeo



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    Stories are powerful. Learn from theirs. Share yours.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    What I've Learned So Far On The Skilled Dad with Zach Reeser

    What I've Learned So Far On The Skilled Dad with Zach Reeser

    Since launching The Skilled Dad Podcast, we have heard some incredible stories and have been able to view the commonalities that many of us have within those stories.
    On this abbreviated episode of The Skilled Dad, Zach reflects on some of the things he has learned by sitting down and hearing the stories of other dads. He also sets the table for what to expect over the holiday season and into 2022.

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    Stories are powerful. Learn from theirs. Share yours.

    • 10 min
    Success Redefined: A Skilled Mom's Perspective with Sonya Reeser

    Success Redefined: A Skilled Mom's Perspective with Sonya Reeser

    Sometimes date nights are the thing to do. Other times, its sitting down with your wife to do a podcast on her perspective of becoming The Skilled Mom.
    On this episode of The Skilled Dad podcast, Zach is joined by his wife Sonya. A multi-talented swiss army type of a woman, Sonya sits down with us and shares some of her tips on bucking the seasonal gunk that can make its way into the house, as well as stories of her experience transitioning from corporate warrior to full time time mom and how that has required her to redefine what success means. Finally, using her knowledge as a Nutritional Therapist, she also introduces us to a concept that can be used to help lay a solid foundation for a baby and mom before getting pregnant, regardless of which number kid this may be.
    We share some funs stories and part of our story as husband and wife and the fun things we get to experience day to day in our life as parents. Join us in our conversation as Sonya literally kicks back, and see what you can take away and apply to your life, on your journey to becoming The Skilled Dad (and Skilled Mom).
    Some Dad skills and tips we discuss in this episode include:

    How to prepare a healthy foundation when planning for a baby

    Things you can do to beat the cold season

    Evolution of measuring success

    Ways to wow her and its not what you think

    And more...


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    Stories are powerful. Learn from theirs. Share yours.

    • 33 min
    The Value of Dirty Hands and Bumper Stickers with Alex Stern

    The Value of Dirty Hands and Bumper Stickers with Alex Stern

    Some things are harder than we anticipate. Many things are a lot easier than we think. Sometimes, the best way to find out is to roll up the sleeves, challenge yourself, and dive in to figure it out. In the era of desk jobs and virtual worlds, being able to retain that tangible creative goodness falls to the wayside and we can miss out on learning some great new hard skills or general enjoyment of creation. So in this episode we get our hands dirty and dig into a variety of seemingly unrelated, yet relatable and important topics.
    On this episode of The Skilled Dad podcast, Zach is joined by his friend Alex Stern, a man of many talents with near MacGyver like qualities and an early season dad. He eloquently walks us through how his state has figured out how to proudly identify those from the area and how you can bypass the system to qualify. While we have some fun with that one (and there is a business opportunity in there for someone...), Alex also shares some of he and his wife's journey to becoming parents after many years of waiting and persevering. We also cover the importance of both self-reliance and comradery, among other topics. As always, we have a good time, laugh a lot, and get real too.
    We invite you to join the conversation and see what you can takeaway and apply to your life, on your journey to becoming The Skilled Dad.
    Some Dad skills and tips we discuss in this episode include:

    Grandfathering into "Native" stickers

    Keeping focused when getting pregnant takes time

    Ways to supports friends that are facing challenges

    Setting up personal board meetings

    Stepping out of virtual to tangible creation

    Getting past the comfort zone and diving in

    The value of doing


    And more...


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    Stories are powerful. Learn from theirs. Share yours.

    • 47 min

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