The Dad Central Show
Tools to Help You Raise Confident and Successful Kids
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What the Dad Central Show is About
Dads love to see their kids grow into confident and successful adults. The problem is most dads feel unsure how to get there and lack trusted resources to help.
The Dad Central Show sponsored by Dove Men+Care connects and coaches you to be your best, while bringing out the best in your family. Our candid conversations with fatherhood role models, topical experts and real dads give you the tools you’ll need for the job.
Dad, you play a critical role in helping your kids succeed in life and your influence is needed right from the start. Listen and subscribe to join a community of like-minded dads on the adventure of fatherhood. When you do, you’ll leave feeling ready for dad life!
The Critical Steps Fathers Must Take To Be Prepared Financially with Jay Gabrani
This discussion focusses on Jay’s personal story, but also the process of preparing yourself and your family financially. We explore the important steps dads should be taking right from the start to support a healthy financial future.
How a Chance Meeting Sparked Connection and Partnership in the Fatherhood Journey
In this episode we talk to the hosts of the Modern Dadhood podcast, Adam Flaherty and Marc Checket about their fatherhood journey, unique friendship, and the unexpected isolation that can impact a father when they become parents. A fun part of this show happened when...
How Amar Lohana Redefined His Fatherhood and Tackled Transitions With Poise
This week Drew talks to Amar Lohana, who founded the Toronto City Dads Group in 2017 when he became a stay-at-home dad. Amar's journey to fatherhood gave him a few surprises, while prompting him to explore how he wanted to define his fatherhood experience. Prior to...
How to Stay Resilient and Do Dad Life Right With Ralph Anania
This week Ed and Drew talk with Australian entrepreneur award winner, international speaker and author, Ralph Anania. Ralph is an authority on business transformation as well as a business coach, in addition to being a father of three children.
A Father & Son Talk About Success with World Record Holder Connor Emeny
In this unique conversation we sit down with world record holder Connor Emeny and his dad, Steve Emeny for an inside look into their relationship.
The Intense Pain and How to Overcome Losing a Spouse to Suicide
Mike Whitla talks about the pain of losing a spouse to suicide and how hard it is to keep a family together afterwards.
What You Can Expect For Season Two of The Dad Central Show
Ed and Drew speak briefly about two ideas that may lead into season 2’s content. This is a short but informative conversation that shares personal experiences, past guests and foreshadows future guests.
How ADHD Freed Geoff Girvitz To Use His Super Power For Good
At the age of 45 Geoff was diagnosed with ADHD. Since that time, he’s been working closely with men with ADHD to maximize their potential – recognizing that neurodiversity can give you a “superpower” when used well.
How The Right Thoughts Help You Master Fatherhood
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.
7 Daily Actions To Help Your Kids Build Confidence
In this episode Ed and Drew talk about Drew’s experiences that led him to identify and apply these 7 actions on a daily basis. By doing them consistently he’s built a rock solid connection with his kids.
The Insidious Dangers of Digital Devices and How to Protect Your Kids
Since Covid hit, screen time for children has gone way up. With increased remote learning, use of video chats to stay connected, growing numbers of social media platforms and the rise of live streaming technology, children are online and using their digital devices more than ever. Increased time online also means increased risks for children.
Surviving Toxicity and Abandonment as a Child to Become a Legendary Dad
Larry had a very humbling beginning that could have derailed the rest of his life, had he let it. Larry is currently the father of four boys and married to his soulmate, Jessica for the past 18 years. When you hear about his early years, you see what it takes to face difficulty with courage and boldness.
How Men Can Overcome Adversity to Be Better Dads with Ray Arata
In this conversation we speak with Ray Arata, the founder of The Better Man Conference and the author of two books for men. Ray’s mission is help men live and lead from the heart in their personal lives.
Proven Practices to Improve as a Dad with JT Tsui
In this conversation we talk with JT Tsui, a coach, leader, and host of “The Huddle” about his journey through fatherhood. JT’s mission is to help others identify what is possible and then take action towards achieving it.
Cam Hall: Learning How to Build A Healthy and Successful Life
In this conversation we talk to Cam Hall, Founder of Fight the Dad Bod and the Dads Making a Difference Podcast. Cam is a dad of two, husband, full time leader in education, and also built the Fight the Dad Bod brand while navigating his own personal challenges with image, identity, health and balancing life.
Dr. Stuart Shanker: How to Manage Your Stress Better
How do you deal with stress? Do you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders? Are you finding yourself feeling more anxious and irritated? Then this conversation will help!
How to Stay Calm, Set Limits and Get Your Kids to Listen [Webinar Replay]
In this week’s episode of the Dad Central Show we provide a replay of our most popular webinar from 2021 titled How to Stay Calm, Set Limits and Get Kids to Behave.
CBC Dragon Vincenzo Guzzo On Fatherhood, Parenting and Family Business
In this epic conversation we hosted CBC Dragon, Vincenzo Guzzo. Right from the start, this “mega-boss” gets real about his early life, family experiences, relationship with his father, and the only thing he ever wanted for Christmas growing up.
What Dads Need to Know From Our First 12 Shows
In this episode Ed and Drew review select moments from the first 12 shows. Each guest provided memorable takeaways that, when applied, can make a big impact in the journey of fatherhood. As the conversation evolves they add personal reflections, stories or research that aligns with the guests message.
Dr. Charles Daniels: Turning Pain into Purpose as a Father
Dr. Charles Daniels explores the reality of what men and fathers need to be involved in their children’s lives. Built off his foundational work in communities, he explores the importance of parenting structures and how they contribute to or create barriers for dads.
Dad Tired Founder Jerrad Lopes: Defining Success as a Dad
In this episode of The Dad Central Show we talk with Jerrad Lopes, a Christian author, speaker and founder of Dad Tired. Jerrad is a father of four who knows the challenges of being a husband and father while trying to juggle the demands of life.
Bryan Ward: Surround Yourself With Mentors to Be a Great Dad
In this episode of The Dad Central Show we talk with Bryan Ward, creator of the Dad Up Podcast about his fatherhood journey and the power of finding mentors.
Roger Dundas and Matt Prestbury: Black Fathers Raising Confident Kids
This conversation explores the fatherhood experiences of Roger Dundas and Matt Prestbury. Roger Dundas is the Managing Director at Konvo Media and the Publisher/Co-Founder of ByBlacks.com. Matt Prestbury is the Founder of The Black Fathers Foundation.
From hearing about foundational childhood experiences that formed their perspective on fatherhood to the importance of structure and discipline to be at your best, this conversation is packed with insightful stories, humour and wisdom.
Niigaan Sinclair Talks About Resolving Anger Towards Your Father
In the new episode of The Dad Central Show, we welcome a very special guest, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair. This conversation is about the revolution of vulnerability and love. We invite all dads and parents to “listen” in on this enlightening talk that touches on deep and meaningful elements of Indigenous cultural practices.