This week we speak with Paul Sullivan, a journalist for 25 years, author of two books and founder of The Company of Dads. Paul left his dream job as a NY Times columnist to create The Company of Dads.

A gifted storyteller and passionate father of three, Paul explores the journey from having divorced parents to his own family crisis – all experiences that helped him learn and apply the right mindset to master his fatherhood.

His research into what makes people perform under pressure and desire for finding solutions are evident in the conversation. With practical and doable steps, Paul addresses the reality dads face and gives great action steps to get the most out of every part of your life.

Key takeaways from this conversation:

  • Perspective is a big part of mastering fatherhood
  • Accepting difficulties and focussing on solutions are essential skills
  • The highest performers have learned to adapt, and dads need to master this skill

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About Paul Sullivan: 

Paul is the founder of The Company of Dads, the first platform dedicated to creating a community for Lead Dads. Its mission is to help Lead Dads feel less isolated and more confident that they have made the correct choice to take on the bulk of the parenting and family duties – or at the very least not embrace stereotypes around who does what at home.

As a Lead Dad himself, Paul understands intimately the joys, frustrations, isolation and reticence around talking about being a Lead Dad. It’s a role that is growing in numbers but is far from normalized.

Before starting The Company of Dads in 2021, Paul wrote the Wealth Matters column in The New York Times for 13 years. He also created the Money Game column in GOLF Magazine.

Paul lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, with his wife and their three daughters and three dogs. He received degrees in history from Trinity College and the University of Chicago. When not running The Company of Dads or being a Lead Dad, he is an obsessive golfer.

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    Dads love to see their kids grow into confident and successful adults. The problem is most dads feel unsure how to get there and have nowhere to turn for help.

    The Dad Central Show coaches you to be your best, while bringing out the best in your family.

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