Season 5 Episode 5 – David Willans | Heart of Dad

Season 5 Episode 5 – David Willans

Being Dad

In this episode, I interview David Willans.

After realising he was an angry dad, David Willans set out to be a better dad.

He blogs about what he finds at BeingDads and every two weeks he sends an email out with articles, stories, questions and insights to help other dads.

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In this episode, we discuss

  • If I'm not being the dad I want to be, what's the opposite?
  • How he started Being Dads, by getting curious about other dads
  • Fatherhood as a massive driver of change
  • The power of unconditional love
  • Creating a legacy with his boys
  • His moment of truth
  • Seeing 'patience' as the key to success
  • Putting the basics in place for wellbeing
  • Working together as a family
  • Being fascinated with going deep
  • Asking himself 'what will I regret more' as a filter for choices
  • How men need to show up differently as dads

You can find out about David's work at

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