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Apr 22, 2022

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My guest is the Co-Founder of Fathering Together, Brian Anderson.

He has a new book titled "Fathering Together."

Bio
Brian Anderson is a husband and father to two spirited daughters that keep me inspired and exhausted every day. Prior to co-founding Fathering Together, Brian worked as a social worker, community organizer, university chaplain, and interfaith leadership development consultant. As the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Fathering Together, Brian brings those experiences to empower fathers to be agents for positive change. When not working, Brian serves as an amateur chef for his family and works on his forthcoming book: Fathering Together which provides a roadmap for fathers using servant leadership as a guide.
 
LINKS:
Web — Facebook — Twitter — Instagram — LinkedIn
 
 
Book info: https://bit.ly/FTBookPreSale
 
 
But here's an excerpt:
 

The Book

Last year, my daughter told me she didn't like me anymore. It is something no parent wants to hear.

In that moment, I knew nothing I could say would fix it. I'd broken her trust, and it would take time for me to rebuild and strengthen our bond. In Fathering Together, this story from my life and personal narratives from fellow dads illustrate the changing landscape of fatherhood. The old archetype of dads being breadwinners doesn't cut it anymore. We must be so much more.

Thankfully, Robert Greenleaf's servant leadership model provides an answer. Driven by personal narratives from my fellow dads plus research and resources, each chapter creates a roadmap for deeper engagement with your family, your community, and yourself. 

In the book, you'll hear from dads who've been there, failed, and succeeded, such as:
  • Ted who went on a personal retreat with his partner to mentally and spiritually prepare for fatherhood.
  • Victor who's quiet son inspired him to relearn how to get the most from life.
  • Matt who is learning new levels of allyship is for his child who identifies as trans*
Ultimately, Fathering Together is a nonfiction book that speaks to new and older dads who want to reimagine fatherhood and the relationships they have with those who matter most.

& The Movement

 

Fathering Together is not just a book title. It is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to empowering dads to be agents for positive change. This book is filled with personal narratives from our members and strategies based on their experiences as seen through the model of Servant Leadership created by Robert Greenleaf in the 1960s.

Greenleaf intended for his model to be used within business leadership, but its value translates to fatherhood perfectly. Therefore, I'm breaking the book into 3 parts.

In Part 1, "Exploring Who Dads Were and Who They Can Be," I outline how past models of fatherhood left so many dads incomplete and disconnected from their families. Then, I shift focus to highlight new models that are emerging and dads who are leading with relationships and emotional connections.

In Part 2, "Applying Tenets of Servant Leadership to Fatherhood," I break down Greenleaf's model with personal narratives and stories from my community to show how to shift your mindset and lean into emotional connection.

In Part 3, "The Power of Community," I illustrate how we build communities of support, accountability, and vulnerability that work toward equity. Through this model, we can acknowledge our challenges and create strategies for growth and success with our children.

 

My question before you go. What are you looking forward to tomorrow?

Please subscribe to my YouTube channel:

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Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins, and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. He even has won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.

 

 The author of the book "25 Tips For Divorced Dads." "Why not you, "Why Not Me" and His"new dad's, "My Dad's Advice "t 5:04 AM," are coming out in 2021. He has written for The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. A husband to Ann. 

Podcast music by Twisterium / freebackgroundtracks.net

Contact him at

 Tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q

 

 Blog: http://blendingthefamily.com/blog/

 

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Medium: https://medium.com/@thetommymaloney

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Anyone considering suicide should contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat with someone live on its Website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 15, 2022

Divorce Diaries Show Creator Michele Traina

This episode is sponsored by BLENDING THE FAMILY. Do you need general coaching or a professional speaker for your next event? Here is the link to get more information at Blending The Family. Now on with the episode.

 

If you do not ask the question, then the answer will always be no. I happened to be on Instagram when there was a notification that our guest Michele Traina was doing a live video. I jumped on because I've wanted her on the podcast ever since I started to follow her on IG.

 

I dropped a comment in her feed, and well, here we are. 

 

Michele is someone that, if you get on her wrong side, then you won't be sleeping with the fishes, nope, you will be part of her comedy act. Just ask Police Officer Mike.

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • Don't have a meeting with her while you schedule your own meeting with someone else (funny story).
  • Does Michele's daughter think she is funny?
  • Is laughter therapy?

From Michele's bio:

Michele Traina is a performer, educator, and creator of multiple performance brands that carry a thread of healing through humor. She has toured around the country from Stand up to Shakespeare. Michele earned her Masters's in Educational Theatre from NYU and has her principal, supervisor, and theatre teacher certifications in the state of New Jersey. In 2013 she founded Propbox Players, a theatre company for young audiences geared towards inclusion and performance for diverse learners. Her one-woman show How to Be A Successful Teacher was in United Solo Festival in 2012 as well as multiple other performances in the tri-state area. She continued her one-woman show 'train' when she was getting divorced by putting her diary on the stage. Michele created Divorce Diaries in 2013, and it has evolved into a one-woman comedy show that laughs at life's beautiful mishaps.

A Jersey Native, Michele's work has a trademark accent and physicality to it, unlike anyone else. She's fiercely energetic and uses her own challenges in life to motivate and inspire her practice as an educator and performer. Michele's obsession with coffee, high kicks, and running literally everywhere. Her favorite role will always be a mom to her beautiful daughter, Grace. 

 

Michele on the social:

Website: https://micheletraina.com/

https://twitter.com/divorcediariess

https://www.facebook.com/michele.traina36

https://www.instagram.com/michele_traina_/

 

Past podcast guest mentioned:

Kathy Hammond

 

My question before you go. What are you looking forward to tomorrow?

Please subscribe to my YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFhju6cCeHC9xphoWbN3frA

Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins, and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. He even has won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.

 

 The author of the book "25 Tips For Divorced Dads." "Why not you, "Why Not Me" and His"new dad's, "My Dad's Advice "t 5:04 AM," are coming out in 2021. He has written for The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. A husband to Ann. 

Podcast music by Twisterium / freebackgroundtracks.net

Contact him at

 Tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q

 

 Blog: http://blendingthefamily.com/blog/

 

 Podcast: http://blendingthefamily.libsyn.com/

 

 Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tommy-maloney/id958223196?mt=2

 

 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tommy-maloney/blending-the-family

 

 Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetommymaloney

 

 The Good Men Project: https://goodmenproject.com/author/tommy-maloney/

Medium: https://medium.com/@thetommymaloney

Calendly: calendly.com/thomasdmaloneyjr

 

Anyone considering suicide should contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat with someone live on its Website.

 

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