In this episode, A Father Heard reflects on a weekend work retreat, as 3 African American males, in a small town Texas. I'll share the ups and downs of ours emotions and thoughts based on a few awkward moments.
In this episode, A Father Heard discusses the link between strong children, who become strong adults that create strong families. Let's remain intentional and vigilant in our relationships with our loved ones.
In this episode, A Father Heard reads from Ecclesiasticus 27 & 28 to highlight the importance of how we speak to one another. As you listen, may the wisdom from this book, located in the Apocrypha, bless you and yours on this journey.
In this episode, A Father Heard invites Randy Clark of Total Dimensions Family Solutions, LLC to discuss how the Five P's of Fatherhood help fathers to cultivate their role within the home and family.
After a successful 30 years career in corporate America, Randy started his second career, this time his goal and mission in life is to have a positive impact on the world by breaking the cycle of fatherless children. He believes the best way to accomplish this goal is by providing fathers more "tools" for their fatherhood toolbox, so they can be more effective in their role as a father.
In this episode, A Father Heard welcomes Charles Collins of Master of Your Life to discuss thinking about life and fatherhood as a craft that we create. Charles reveals the time tested practice of 'craftsmanship', as the key to unlocking the universal principles of excellence for developing a high level of skill in any endeavor from personal and professional development, to managing your business, your household, and improving your parenting skills.
Charles is a best-selling author of the LIfeCraft book series available on Amazon, producer of the companion Making a Masterpiece of Your Life audio collection, and Publisher of Life Masterpiece Journal available on Medium.com.
In this episode, Addiction Counselor, Richard Capriola joins A Father Heard as a guest to share his road map with parents on how to navigate substance abuse in teens. Richard Capriola spent 11 years working as an addictions counselor for Menninger Clinic in Houston Texas before retiring in 2019. Menninger Clinic is one of the top ten psychiatric hospitals in the United States and specializes in the assessment, stabilization and treatment of adults and adolescents with substance abuse and psychiatric disorders.
In this episode, Chalmer Williams of Fatherhood Fridays returns to discuss his book, Fighting for a Laugh, and his journey into writing. In his own words, "My narrative explores social and emotional complexities of my teenage years (17-18) being expelled from high school while facing family, justice involved and community issues that negatively impact so many young men and women of color today".
In this episode, A Father Heard interviews Dr. Micah E. Johnson. He describes himself as a professor, author, scientist, activist, speaker, performance artist, award-winning poet and former music A&R. In our conversation, we discuss his children's book entitled "Never Had A Friend" and the need and value in parents providing character education.
In this episode, A Father Heard replays the reading of MLK's "The Other America" released in June 2020. The replay comes on the heels of the Insurrection of the Capitol and a shooting of an unarmed man dealing with a mental health emergency in Killeen, Texas,
In the episode, A Father Heard sits down with author Darnell A Virginia to discuss his book entitled The Alpha: A Fight for Your Existence. Darnell Virginia is an average blue-collar worker who turned his life around after enduring the hardships of growing up in a criminally infested urban area. Although faced with the challenges of the school of hard knocks, Darnell still held a grasp to the questions of Who, What and Why: Who is God? Who is Satan? Who are we? What is God's plan? What is Satan's plan? And lastly, why are we here? That lead him in search of these truths. So the author's objective in writing The Alpha is to allow the reader to not so much see him, but to see his Lord Elohim, who inspired him to write this story, and to understand that through all we face here on earth, God is the beginning and the end.
In this opening episode of season 4, A Father Heard talks to Brenden Kumarasamy, Communication Expert & Founder of MasterTalk about the importance of effective communication. It doesn't matter if you're a professional speaker on stage or a frustrated parent at home, you can't escape the need for getting your message across to your audience. Today, we'll learn from Brenden tips to become an effective communicator.
As an experienced speaker and facilitator, Brenden understands that audience members need to walk away captivated, and above all, inspired to master the art of communication. It should be seen as something to look forward to rather than a burden that must be overcome.
In this episode, A Father Heard reflects on the importance of learning to walk through life feeling empowered to not entertain every argument sent to you. Life is short! RIP Chadwick Boseman, Cliff Robinson, and John Thompson!
In this episode, A Father Heard shares The Man in Me Virtual Summit panel discussion entitled 2020 & Man. The panel features Bavu Blakes - Moderator, Teddy Jones - Panelist, Brandon Woodson - Panelist, Ceasar F. Barajas - Panelist, and Darryl Thomas Jr. - Panelist. The discussion is gets to the heart of what many men are experiencing in this day and age.
In this episode, A Father Heard welcomes Rykeem Hunter, author of God Made Man. This young man out of Baltimore has an encouraging word for men, who desire to lead their families. We discuss everything from overcoming addiction to pornography to building generational wealth for your family.
In this episode, A Father Heard welcomes Chalmer Williams of Fatherhood Fridays for a second time. We decided to have a much needed discussion on race relations following the arrests of the two men involved in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
In this episode, Undrae Fairley of Evoq Training joins A Father Heard to discuss living a healthy lifestyle. The conversation leads us on a trail of fatherhood, wellness, and corona virus. As a reminder, make wellness and part of your journey to take care of yourself during these uncertain times.
In this episode of A Father Heard, our guest is Tim McMorris. He is a father of three, who shares his story of how faith has helped him navigate through raising a medically-dependent child. He discusses the highs and lows of fatherhood, which he has dealt with over the last 10 years.
In this episode of A Father Heard, I'm joined by two of my colleagues from the Man in Me. Isaac Rowe (Founder & CEO) and Joshua Banks (Director of Public Relations) discuss how to move effectively through this pandemic. We talk about everything from self care to faith & fear, while moving through the unfamiliar territory of Covid-19.
In this episode, A Father Heard discusses the importance of identifying our focus during this corona virus situation. Are you living in fear or in faith? Are you attempting to grow through this uncertainty? Now is not the time to wither and waste away!
In this episode, we pause to recognize the power and peace that resides in the knowledge of the Creator during this time of uncertainty. If you're dealing with fear and worry, I pray that these words from Psalm 91 give you peace.
In this episode, A Father Heard is joined by Parent Educators (Yesenia G. & Joanna A.) to discuss navigating through challenging behaviors in productive ways. They'll help parents identify their role in emotional regulation of self and the child.
In this episode, A Father Heard provides an effective resource for navigating through anger and negative emotions. If you're struggling with working through these emotions, try using this guided mediation.
In this episode, Chalmer Williams of Fatherhood Fridays joins A Father Heard to discuss the importance of men being in community with one another.
You can find Fatherhood Fridays at https://anchor.fm/chalmer-williams/episodes/Introduction-to-Fatherhood-Fridays-Podcast-e4fv97/a-aos2ii.
This episode is the 1st of 4 in the series entitled Family Life. This series will present interviews and conversations with several individuals, who have and continue to influence my role as a father. Today's episode will kick off the conversation with my 3 and 5 year old.
I'm excited to bring more content to the faithful listeners of A Father Heard after taking a long break. In my absence, I realized that I really enjoy being a part of bringing thoughtful and positive energy to the world.