“Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.” –Ken Norton, American Heavyweight Boxer
I am approachable and inspiring. Sometimes I cuss. And, more than anything, I care about fatherhood and how we can impact our children and our children’s children. The Daditude movement was created from a deeply held, personal belief that there is nothing that can positively impact our world more than great parenting.
Even before my daughter was born, I knew I wanted to impact her development and truly partner with my wife to give our daughter all the tools to lead a strong, stable, and beautiful life. I also wanted the gift of spending valuable time with her, getting to know her and allowing her the chance to truly know her father. Having served nine years as an active duty Marine, I wasn’t necessarily connected to my vulnerability – but I knew to create this relationship with my family, I would have to man up and get in touch with my vulnerable side – and I couldn’t be more grateful that I did. It has allowed me the chance to form a bond with my daughter that has created a powerful connection between us and has showed her that a man doesn’t always have to be about machismo and bravado.
I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, have an MBA and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership, and 25 years of experience in the military, public, and private sectors. I also volunteer my time as a coach and facilitator for Boot Camp for New Dads – a program created to help men prepare for the adventure of fatherhood. Since becoming a father, I have learned that my gift as a speaker and a coach is best used to help other dads, around the world, become the best fathers they can be by discovering, claiming, and expanding their own unique Daditude.
As a speaker, I am dynamic and engaging. As a coach, I am completely authentic – which means no bullshit and telling you the hard truths, when warranted. I will be 100% committed to you and expect you to be 100% committed to yourself. When there is failure, we’ll learn from it. When there is success, we’ll celebrate. Regardless of what happens, we’ll explore and navigate this adventure together.