59 minutes | Sep 11th 2020

Heart of Dad Season 3 Episode 10 - Andrew Chris

Chris is the Founder of the Life Empowerment Organization, a company that takes over 10 years of experience in the mental health, parenting, couple and family therapy, and preschool world and provides powerful resources to help people empower their lives. 

He is also a proud husband and father, which is his greatest accomplishment in life. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • His journey from computer science to psychology
  • Working with Headstart and what he saw about dads
  • How to get dads more involved in their kids' lives
  • Theory vs practice when being a dad
  • The primacy of relationship and connection
  • Taking the pressure of ourselves as dad - humanising all experience
  • Guilt as a signpost for self-reflection
  • The major pivot in his life - finding his home in psychology 
  • Dealing with anger as a teen and into adulthood
  • Helping people play to their strengths
  • Taking responsibility and healing relationships
  • His dad's support at a really tough time
  • How providing is more than economic
  • How men aren't raised as nurturers
  • The importance of mentors
  • The gift of giving back to the world
  • Loss of control and anger
  • Not entering our children's world
  • The importance of self-regulation
  • Anger as a mask for shame
  • Self-sacrifice vs making time matter
  • Autopilot vs empowerment
  • Being the type of leader you'd want to follow
  • Getting stuck in the day to day
  • Becoming the dad you long to be