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Welcome Dads! 

 

I’m so glad you found this site.  

 

If you’re like me, I know you have a burning desire to be a great dad. You also want to be great at your job.  And you want to be the best husband at the same time as creating a great life for your family. 

 

The problem is that most dads struggle to manage all these demands.  Connected Dads' leadership coaching system  helps you live intentionally, lead with purpose and keeps you accountable. The results: You show up at your best for the people who matter most.

 

Chances are you have great intentions, but struggle to manage it all too. Whether it’s balancing your time and energy, connecting with your wife and kids more, or juggling the many stresses of your job and career – you just can’t shake the feeling that you’re not doing enough. 

I can especially relate if you've always felt a void when it came to the relationship with your own dad and desperately want to change that for your kids. 

 

Maybe others have said, “That’s just like your dad,” but they didn’t mean it as a compliment. And while that hurt, it also caused you to question yourself:

 

  • Will I make the same mistakes he did? 

  • Will his issues become my issues?

  • Do I have what it takes to break the cycle, and create the family, life and relationships I want? 

Deep down, you want to break the cycle so bad…but you aren't sure how to get there.

I know what that's like, because I've been where you are.

Dads like you and I have a passion to be great dads and lead our families well.  But we’ve stumbled along the way.  Whether it’s repeating the mistakes our dads made; struggling to balance the demands of family, work, and our health; or simply losing the battle for our peace of mind – we often feel like its not enough. Like we are not enough.

We usually try to do it alone, but then get burnt out.

That was me.  I tried everything in my own strength but eventually came to the realization I couldn't do it alone.  I needed the right people around me to make it happen. So I rebuilt my approach based on proven principles, connected regularly with dads ahead of me but on the same journey, and committed to being held accountable. 

 

Immediately I saw my family life begin to change. 

 

I became more aware and intentional in daily choices. I grew as a leader. My health and energy levels increased. My most important relationships improved, and the vision I had for my family and life started to become reality.

 

I learned the power of clarifying my purpose as a father, relying on faith for peace in any circumstance, and that fitness provided the energy and health I needed to thrive. Most importantly, the dads on a similar journey held me accountable.  As the proverb states, “Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”

Is it time for you to make a change?

At Connected Dads we bring dads together in community so they can thrive in their roles at home, and in the rest of their lives. We all know the challenges being a dad presents in addition to the great reward it provides. 

 

​I'm here to strengthen and guide you on the journey (so you don't make the same mistakes I did). Based on the proven methodology of John C. Maxwell (NY Time Best Selling Author, rated #1 leadership expert in the world by Inc. Magazine) the program format immediately gives you the tools needed to lead yourself and your family. 

 

Through coaching, building communities of dads in Accelerator groups, or workshops, I'm helping dads overcome their past mistakes, break the negative cycle that's keeping them stuck and transform their relationships.  Inside you’ll find a community that encourages, supports, and challenges you to become the dad you dreamed of having.  

 

Every day, dads are trading pain for purpose.  Will you join us?

Upcoming Events

  • Developing the Father Within You 2.0
    Online Via Zoom
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    Aug. 23, 2020, 7:00 a.m. – 3:27 p.m.
    Online Via Zoom
    Join like minded men to grow as leaders where it matters most - at home. Strengthen your most important relationships. Increase your impact. Curriculum: Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C Maxwell Length: 10 weeks 1hr each week
  • Virtual Group - How to Connect: What the most effective dads do differently
    Virtually Via Zoom Meetings
    Feb. 28, 2020, 7:00 a.m. – Apr. 03, 2020, 9:20 a.m.
    Virtually Via Zoom Meetings , Kingston, ON, Canada
    Join like minded men to learn how to lead your family and connect better. Strengthen your most important relationships. Increase your impact. Find fulfillment at home. Curriculum: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C Maxwell Length: January 4, 2020 - Feb. 8, 2020 (6 weeks), 75min / week
  • Virtual Group - How to Connect: What the most effective dads do differently (1)
    Virtually Via Zoom Meetings
    Jan. 10, 2020, 7:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.
    Virtually Via Zoom Meetings , Kingston, ON, Canada
    Join like minded men to learn how to connect better with your kids. Understand ways to strengthen the bond with your partner. Increase your impact. Find fulfillment at home. Curriculum: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C Maxwell Length: Jan. 10-Feb 14 (6 weeks), 1hr 15 min each week
  • Developing the Father Within You 2.0
    Kingston, ON, Canada
    Sep. 15, 2019, 9:00 p.m. – Dec. 08, 2019, 10:20 p.m.
    Kingston, ON, Canada
    Join like minded men to grow as leaders where it matters most - at home. Strengthen your most important relationships. Increase your impact. Curriculum: Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C Maxwell Length: Sept. 15 - Dec. 8 (12 weeks no Thanksgiving), 1hr 20 minutes each week
  • Virtual Group - How to Connect: What the most effective dads do differently
    Virtually Via Zoom Meetings
    Sep. 14, 2019, 7:00 a.m. – Nov. 23, 2019, 8:00 a.m.
    Virtually Via Zoom Meetings , Kingston, ON, Canada
    Join like minded men to learn how to lead your family and connect better. Strengthen your most important relationships. Increase your impact. Find fulfillment at home. Curriculum: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C Maxwell Length: Sept. 14 - Nov. 23 (11 weeks), 1hr each week
  • Becoming a Connected Dad: Connecting 101 Workshop (1)
    Queen's University
    Aug. 24, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
    Queen's University, University Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
    Dads, how is family life? Chances are it can be better, and we're here to help. Learning to connect, not just communicate will transform your most important relationships. This workshop will teach you why dads matter to the success of children and how to connect with your wife and kids every day.
  • Becoming a Connected Dad: Connecting 101 Workshop
    Queen's University
    May 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Queen's University
    Dads, how is family life? Chances are it can be better, and we're here to help. Learning to connect, not just communicate will transform your most important relationships. This workshop will teach you why dads matter to the success of children and how to connect with your wife and kids.
  • How to Connect: What the most effective dads do differently
    Virtual Group via Zoom Meetings
    Apr. 11, 2019, 8:30 p.m. – Jun. 20, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
    Virtual Group via Zoom Meetings, Kingston, ON, Canada
    Join like minded men to learn how to lead your family and connect better. Strengthen your most important relationships. Increase your impact. Find fulfillment at home. Curriculum: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C Maxwell Length: April 11 - June 20 (11 weeks), 1hr 20 minutes each week
  • How to Connect: What the most effective dads do differently
    Kingston, ON, Canada
    Apr. 09, 2019, 8:30 p.m. – Jun. 18, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
    Kingston, ON, Canada
    Join like minded men to learn how to lead your family and connect better. Strengthen your most important relationships. Increase your impact. Find fulfillment at home. Curriculum: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C Maxwell Length: April 9 - June 11 (11 weeks), 1hr 20 minutes each week
  • Virtual Mastermind - How to Connect: What the most effective dads consistently think and do
    Virtually Via Zoom Meetings
    Mar. 23, 2019, 7:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.
    Virtually Via Zoom Meetings , Kingston, ON, Canada
    Join like minded men to learn how to lead your family and connect better. Strengthen your most important relationships. Increase your impact. Find fulfillment at home. Curriculum: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C Maxwell Length: March 23 - May 25 (10 weeks), 1hr 20 minutes each week

Hi, I'm Drew Soleyn

As a certified Leadership Coach, Trainer, and Speaker I help struggling dads break the negative cycle of their past, overcome mistakes, and transform their family life.

 

But what I really want you to know is that I struggled as a dad, and often felt like I was failing. While I searched for answers, I realized many dads felt the same pain but had nowhere to turn for advice, encouragement or support. From this experience Connected Dads was born. 

 

The transformational growth I experienced from being mentored by Dr. John C. Maxwell inspired our training. My personal story inspired who we serve.

 

Ultimately, that combination means that Connected Dads has a proven system to help men transform their family life and become the dads they dreamed of having. 

Here's how you can get started:

 

Being a dad is tough work. But you've got this. 

 

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Email: drew@connecteddads.ca

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