"You must know yourself to grow yourself."
John C. Maxwell
Is Coaching For You?
Dads, do you ever struggle with any of these thoughts or feelings:
Like you have failed in your role as a dad?
That it’s difficult to find common ground with your wife and/or kids?
You don't know how to balance your time between work, family, and your health?
Controlling your anger or temper at home is a challenge?
You feel like you don't know what to say or how to say things to your wife and/or kids?
You aren't sure how to set the right boundaries for your kids?
You feel overwhelming pressure (created internally, or externally) to provide financially for your family?
It's a struggle to find ways to help your kids develop the proper habits?
You don't know how to successfully navigate the challenges of marriage?
You can never seem to overcome your past mistakes and forgive yourself?
You often find yourself failing to follow-through on your commitments?
When they come up, how are you getting through it? What solutions have you found? And how successful have you been at keeping them from reoccurring?
Many men feel like they don't have answers to these questions.
When in reality, we believe the answers are inside of you. You just aren't fully aware of them yet.
This is where coaching comes in.
"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
I will be your guide...
As a certified Leadership Coach, Trainer, and Speaker with a graduate degree in Administration, I've spent my professional career fueling growth in people and organizations. I've helped people see more possibilities, build confidence, and gain clarity on what matters most in the pursuit of their goals. In the process, I've equipped them with the tools, mindset, and practices necessary to keep going in the face of adversity.
One of the strengths I bring to working with people is an ability to recognize blind spots, uncover limiting beliefs, and artfully engage clients in generating their own solutions.
I firmly believe that, "people do not care how much you know, until they know how much you care." That is the foundation of my coaching
I apply the skills of asking the right questions, insightful analysis, giving relevant and timely feedback and pair it with John C. Maxwell's leadership teaching to help struggling dads break the negative cycle of their past, overcome mistakes, and transform their family life.
I want to help dads begin to see themselves as capable, confident leaders - living intentionally and with purpose. When they believe their value, and act out of that belief, they achieve more and transform their relationships in the process.
My professional background and certifications include:
Recently appointed the Director, Dad Central Ontario
International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
John Maxwell Team Certified Coach, Trainer and Speaker
Certified MBA Career Coach by The Academies
Former Can-Fit Pro Certified Personal Trainer
For details and additional achievements, find me on LinkedIn
No matter what age or stage of dad, this 4-step proven process will help you create the life you dream of having.
Create clarity on your "5P's"
Purpose - role as a dad/husband
People - who is most important
Personality - strengths, weakness, values
Passion - what lights you up
Priorities - where do you commit time
Put the right pieces in the right place for your family life. Realignment brings the goals you have as a dad into focus and empowers you to create the road map to get there.
Taking control of your thoughts requires intentionally feeding your mind the right inputs. Activation occurs when you consciously think about the right things, and start to reprogram your subconscious reactions. This is when you begin to break the patterns of old behaviour and create new ones.
This is the foundation of your success. The specific and regular accountability built into the DNA of Connected Dads will drive your transformation. Here is why:
The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) found that you have a 65% chance of completing a goal if you commit to someone. When you establish a specific accountability practice with this person, you increase your chance of success by up to 95%.
What can you expect from Coaching?
Coaching is a partnership, which means that both the coach and client are active participants and equals in the pursuit of reaching the clients' goals.
As with all our programs, coaching exists to help you live life intentionally and lead with purpose.
The top performers in the world rely on coaches to help them achieve extraordinary results. Why not enlist the support of a coach for the most important job you’ll ever have?
The coaching process addresses your whole life while incorporating John C. Maxwell’s acclaimed leadership training. It is the most powerful way to help you shatter limiting beliefs and achieve your goals.
Can you imagine what it will feel like when you create these results in your family and life?
Your kids listen well and respond to your guidance
You and your wife experience a relationship built on trust, mutual respect and enjoyment
You balance the demands of work, family, and your health
You feel empowered to achieve regardless of the circumstance you’re facing
You feel stronger, fitter and more at peace on a daily basis
Your mental and emotional resilience increases
You love going home and feel the respect and admiration of your family
You navigate life’s uncertainties with greater confidence and strength
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
Working and coaching with Drew has made me a better version of myself; as a Connected Dad to my two kids, loving partner to my wife, and trusted professional with my colleagues and clients. I've observed Drew intentionally lead with integrity, embrace vulnerability, and boldly take action in service of others. And he inspires me to do the same!
Dads, you are made for this.
But that doesn't mean the road map is clearly laid out. Far from it. What it means is that you do have what it takes to lead yourself and your family.
Coaching helps you access the greatness that is locked inside. For whatever reason, you're just not accessing it.