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The Career Dad Show

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In this episode I'm joined by Chris Ippolito from Alberta, Canada. This was recorded around Christmas time of 2020, but it's still a hugely relevant conversation.Chris and I talk about working from home, becoming a new father, and taking on new
Hi guys I’m Dan Reed, and welcome back to The Career Dad ShowIt’s been a minute… or several months… and to be honest, I needed a bit of a break. If I can’t practice what I preach, then what good am I?Anyway, it’s great to be back, and let me in
Today I’m joined by father-of-3 Paul Tremain, better known on Instagram as the Multidad. We talk about Lockdown 3.0, balancing work and family, imposter syndrome, as well as reflecting on how Paul felt when he found out he was having twins. Thi
So here we are - the end of 202 is upon us.I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your support this year. Whether it's been listening to the podcast, watching the videos, interacting with the socials... I appreciate it all.Have a fa
How are angels made? When Bryson’s mom passed away, he thought about how to communicate this with his son. So he wrote a book. Following a successful Kickstarter, How Angels Are Made was published. This isn’t Bryson’s job, though. He runs the b
Starting a marketing agency just before Covid wasn’t part of the plan, but 12 months later and Yonder is going from strength to strength. Chris left his well-paid corporate gig to fulfil a decade-long dream, and also adopted two kids along the
Ruben is known as The Luge Man. He’s the first person to compete in 4 Olympics over 4 different decades. He talks to me how had the dream - and the perseverance - to become an Olympian, and how finding mentors is the key to unlocking success. R
At 17, Joseph was beaten to within an inch of his life by 3 men because of the colour of his skin. The shame and self-loathing led to Joseph being homeless as a teenager, until a man gave him a book that changed his life. Joseph’s now a Doctor
Chris had a successful career in corporate sales, taking on the highs and lows that came with it. As he says, ‘I was operating from a place of low self esteem’. He’s overcome addictions and now is happily married, and has a 13 year old son - wh
Despite being in his early 20s, Brendan has presented over 900 times. His participation in Case Competitions (as Brendan describes them: professional sport for nerds) landed him a role at IBM. But that’s not enough for him. Brendan started a Yo
Olympian Gymnast, American Ninja Warrior star and all-round nice guy Jonathan Horton joins me to share his story of getting to the Olympics, and why it's so important to set goals and visualise them.Jonathan Horton is a retired American gymnast
Greg Reid is a 32-time best selling author; film maker; founder of The Secret Knock, he runs 6 businesses… and he even has a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. But he’s also a proud dad. We talk about Greg’s upbringing and entrepreneurial spi
Ross is the Performance Manager for Rotherham United Football Club; basically, he helps professional athletes to be at the top of their game. But it’s not just science; it’s empathy, too. There’s so much packed into this episode, including a lo
Arn Terry was an international headhunter earning a great 6-figure package when the 2008 recession hit. Work dried up overnight, meaning Arn had to hustle harder than ever before, whist also taking on a second job. He talks about making ends me
If you don’t know the name Frank Shankwitz, you’ll know the organisation he founded: The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Frank tells his story of how Make-A-Wish got started, his own troubled childhood, his time in England (where he was an Honour Guard
Chris Bishop’s had 8 careers. Not jobs: careers. His band toured with The Eagles and ZZ Top, before Chris became a session musician playing with Robert Palmer and Chuck Berry. He then got into writing jingles - including KitKat’s first TV adver
Meet Tony: he’s a croupier at a casino in Mayfair, so as you might imagine Coronavirus has hit him hard… especially when you hear what his largest gratuity was! Tony’s also a dad… a dad who suffered with post natal depression, which caused the
Say hello to Mr Awesome, Erik Swanson. Erik’s an international speaker, 7x Number 1 bestseller, and creator of Habitude Warrior - one of the top 10 events in the US. Erik shares how you can harness success through habits and attitude; why we ne
This is a special one for me, as I sit down face-to-face with my Father-in-Law - and editor of The Career Dad Show - Ian. We look at Ian’s career of teaching abroad; and what it was like leaving the UK with a young child.I also ask Ian for his
Pick up your phone and put it in the palm of your hand. That’s the size - and weight - of Mike’s daughter when she was born at 24 weeks. She’s now 5 years old and doing great, but it was a really scary time for Mike and his wife Gaby… especiall
Darren was an avid gym-goer who worked a busy job in The City. He thought he was pretty fit until he started training for a Triathlon, and realised he couldn’t swim a pool-length without getting out of breath. 9 months later - and 28 kilos ligh
This week I speak with Jonathan Bullard, who left his corporate role to pursue a career in sports broadcasting. He’s travelled the world living his passion, which can mean working back-to-back 22 hour days. Although, it also gives him the flexi
This week I speak with Graeme Easton, who… is busy. He’s a professional stadium announcer; a podcast host; he started a B2B podcast business… oh, then there’s his ‘proper job’ as a teacher. Throw in 3 kids, including twins, and quite frankly I’
This week I speak with Maximillian Naza: Googler; Digital Agency Owner; Stand-up comedian; and… not a parent. We talk about parenting, as Maximillian prepares for the future, the importance of being open to change, and how Maximillian dealt wit
This week I’m joined by Harvey Reid (no relation), who’s the Head of Premier Events at Barclays. Harvey talks about how he got into the job of ‘making people happy’, and how for him there was never a choice between kids or career. He wanted bot
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