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Alf Herigstad has done everything from farming to long haul trucking, from owning a boxing gym to being a real estate agent.  You could say he's a jack-of-all-trades—but he knows his most important job in life.  Teaching others the importance o
Robert Nickell is a dad of 7, a CEO and entrepreneur, and executive producer of My Life as a Dad, a show that delves into the lives of celebrity and professional athlete dads to get answers to important questions like:how they feel about being
Dad Bill Byrne is the author of “Catch a Fish”,  a collection of short stories about the growing up experiences that many of us have shared, from neighborhood kickball games to broken bones and trips to the emergency room.  Each chapter reveals
Brian broke his neck playing football at the age of seventeen but still went on to graduate from college and then law school. A quadriplegic, Brian has adopted 3 kids and has recently been featured in the new book Go Ask Your Dad available here
Hogan Hilling, together with Shawn Fludd, are putting together what's called a Dadly Rally.  What is a Dadly Rally? If you're a dad who would like to spend more time, have more FUN and be more active in your children’s lives, the DADLY Rally in
Tommy Maloney comes on Father Nation to discuss how to succeed in a blended family.  A TEDx Speaker and author of 25 Tips for Divorced Dads Tommy works to give hope and encouragement to dads who are going through the difficult things that divor
Jennifer Jordan is a California-based author with a passion for celebrating the spiritual in our daily lives and educating others. She has worked as a writer and teacher and holds dual Master’s Degrees in Education and School Counseling. After
Bob Paff is a highly sought after communications expert, business leader, and media professional.  His platform and company namesake "Communicating to Win" empowers people so they can effectively communicate in all aspects of their lives.  In t
Rusty Koss coaches fathers to develop and implement their family values in order to get re-focused and become better dads.  Visit his website for his blog and to learn more about him.  In today's episode of Father Nation Rusty tells us about hi
Matt Miller is a former Air Force pilot turned corporate man who eventually started his own business and is now his own boss.  School Spirit Vending is a unique business model where interested families can turn for a great secondary income stre
Dr. Phil Carson is a pharmacist who thinks outside the box of traditional medicine, helping people find natural alternatives to their health problems.  We talk today about what dads can do in general to improve their health and to have the heal
Justin Buzzard is the lead pastor of Garden City Church in Silicon Valley and the father of  three boys.  We talk about dating your wife in this episode along with Justin's thoughts on fatherhood.  You can find more about Justin and his work he
Scott Keith, a professor at Concordia University in Irvine, CA, wrote a book about fathers as a picture of God's grace.  The idea is that a dad's role is primarily that of gracious forgiver rather than a strong punisher.  We get into the not-so
Ryan Michler created the Order of Man website where men are encouraged to become better in all facets of life, from money, relationships, fitness, leadership and everything in between.  Living with purpose, achieving self-mastery, and creating
Scott Sampson is a dinosaur palaeontologist and host of the Emmy-Nominated PBS kid series "Dinosaur Train".  He comes on Father Nation to discuss connecting your kid with nature and the importance of scheduling time with your child.  In today's
Miki Dedijer does life coaching for dads at naturaldads.com and supports dads to show up fully at home.  Living on a farm in Sweden with two young boys, he knows the importance of self-care in order to have more energy as a dad.  Whether it is
In addition to over 60 years of experiences as leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs, Robert Mallon and Bill Watkins also know something about fatherhood.  They delve into many aspects of being a better dad in this episode and also have offered
Craig Haworth is passionate about coaching youth sports.  A father of three, he started the Winning Youth Coaching website where he shares successes and learnings with other parent coaches who share his passion of the impact, responsibility, an
Larry Hagner, founder of The Good Dad Project, seeks to help himself and other dads become the best, strongest, and happiest versions of themselves as they can be.  Many dads want to be the best they can be as a dad but lack a reference from th
Todd Mansfield, who used to call games for the Pac-10 with FSN, comes on Father Nation and talks about the 4 stages of growth children often go through along with the concept of positive discipline set forth by Dr. Jane Nelson.  A former podcas
Darryl Lyons is a rags to riches dad, so to speak.  He is a successful small business entrepreneur and author of "30 Small Business Start Up Mistakes", which Father Nation listeners can get for free by typing in "father" at http://www.smallbusi
Armando Cruz, father of three, entrepreneur, adventurer, ultra-runner, and performance coach, is the creator of the R.I.C.H. Man Experience.  It is an immersive coaching program for fathers that are entrepreneurs to improve connection to their
Josh Misner, Ph.D., is an award-winning communication and leadership professor and minfulness researcher.  A dad of four, he talks in this episode about being a mindful dad and what that means.  He is also an author of the new book along with H
Businessman and life coach, Aaron T. Walker, has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and pursuit of excellence.  Married 35 years with 2 grown daughters, Aaron talks this episode about his journey in life and as a dad.  Aaron is o
This episode of Father Nation looks back at previous episodes of Father Nation where each dad at the end of the interview was asked if he had one final takeaway for all the dads out there.  Here is some of what was advised.  Tweet out the takea
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