Dads Making a Difference Podcast

34 Episodes

By: Cam Hall

The Dads Making A Difference Podcast with Cam Hall is strategically designed to inspire you to live a life of significance. A life focused on passion, purpose, and presence. A life where you can make a real DIFFERENCE in your family, in your business, and in the community around you. This podcast is inspired by you. The Dad that feels called to live with purpose. The Dad that works hard to give all he has to build his family, his faith, his finances, and his fitness. The Dad that his family is proud of. The Difference Makers. The key to...

The 5 Ingredients to Becoming a Better Father, Husband, and Leader with Donald Bialkowski
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Donald Bialkowski, Founder of Aligned on Purpose and a top-notch emotional mentor and coach to men who are facing different challenges in life, joins  Cam in today’s episode. They will be talking about the key ingredients that make up a holistic man, a man who thrives in every level of his life: from being a spouse, a father, a leader to the community, to being an entrepreneur. Donald shares his experience of micro abandonments and how the long-term impact of this series of events left him broken and wounded. He also shared how he overcame those past traumas and...

Why Dads Who Want to Make a Difference Are Dads Who Are Committed to Growth

In this episode, Cam looks back to the past 6 months since the DMD podcast started and how it’s grown from the 1st to the 30th episode. He shares essential realizations that dawned on him as he reflects on the time that has been and how he envisions the DMD community in the years to come. He also calls on his fellow dads to join him on a challenge - the challenge to commit to growth, and why it’s worth it. 

"Dads Making a Difference is committed to helping you grow emotionally, physically, intellectually, professionally, financially, and s...

How to Lead Yourself First: Cultivating the Essential Skills All Fathers Must Have with Drew Soleyn

No man really knows how to be a great dad from day one. It’s not a talent that is inborn, it comes with training, education, and learning from our experiences. Likewise, becoming a strong leader in your home is a continuous process of learning and growth. Yet there are essential skills every father must develop in order to be able to lead himself first so that he can lead where it truly matters, in the home. Joining us today is Drew Soleyn, an incredible dad who is dedicated to helping dads like him learn the essential parenting skills al...

Raising Financially Free Children and Creating Generational Wealth with Lance Belline

Dads are known to be their families’ providers. We’ve tackled in the past episodes how dads can make a difference in their children’s lives by working on emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical growth. Today, we’re going to delve into the world of finances. Lance Belline, the founder of Lighthouse Financial, financial advisor, author, and father joins Cam to share how he mastered managing his finances from childhood and how he’s imparting to his kids and clients all the financial lessons he’s learned from his journey. If you want to be one of those dads who aim to b...

Instilling and Cultivating Faith in the Family and Raising Godly Children with Scott Hooper

Did you know that children can bring us closer to God? First, we must teach our kids how to live a life of faith through our examples at home. But, how do we know if our parenting ways are reflecting the faith that we want to instill in them? Today’s guest, Scott Hooper, is a children’s minister who developed what he calls the parenting matrix which is designed to help parents realize where they are when it comes to their parenting ways. It also aims to guide them throughout their parenting journey so they will know how to g...

Mastering the Roles of “Dad” and “Coach”: Building Discipline and Resiliency Through Sport w/ Zach Lush

As fathers, we are driven to master the multiple roles we fulfill in our kids’ lives. Whether we find ourselves as a mentor, protector, provider, role model, hero, coach, or cheerleader, we want to ensure we are teaching our kids what it takes to succeed in life. Today, we are joined by Zach Lush; father, stepfather, co-parent, entrepreneur, fitness expert, coach, and former-MLB player. In this episode Zach shares how his unique journey of underdog-athlete-turned-pro helped shape him into the father, visionary, and business owner, he is now. He also shares how his experiences taught him a great deal ab...

Learn the Secrets of Creating Your Own Happily-Ever-After with Monica Tanner

Who wants to have his/her own happily ever after? I know, I do. The great news is, happy-ever-after is NOT a story you just hear from the books or from the movies, it is a REALITY you can choose to create and live. Joining us today is Monica Tanner, a mother of 4 and a wife who is living the best love story of her life. She gets to share some of the most important highlights she's gathered from couples she interviewed in her podcast, Secrets of Happily Ever After. If you want to know if you’re bound fo...

Fighting the Dad Bod with Cam Hall and Guest, Ed Draves

Being a difference-maker dad requires you to be in your best shape - mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It means you are taking a holistic approach to self-care because your family needs a well-rounded figure to look up to. Ed Draves is in the house and pumped to share how gaining back control of his health has been the most significant decision he could have made as a father and as a human being. If you're feeling pressed with time thinking you don't have enough left to finish off your 2022 goals or if you feel like you need to...

Thankfulness Through Loss

Loss is not only hard, but it also requires a different level of mental and emotional strength. At times, we cling to the hope that time will somehow ease the pain until it fades away, only to find out years after, that it doesn’t. It only becomes bearable maybe because you got stronger, but the level of pain and sadness of missing what or who you lost is still the same. Why of all the days and months of the year did I pick Thanksgiving day to talk about loss and grief? It’s because on this very day...

Understanding the Male Ego and Why You Need Less of It When Raising Kids with Gareth Nock

Men are born with ego. But, according to Gareth Nock, a fitness expert and coach, podcast host, and Founder of The Nock Academy, dads can do the necessary work needed to strip off their egos so that they can become a positive force in their children’s lives. While that may sound a little close to impossible, Gareth is a breathing example of a man who can let go of his ego and still be masculine in the eyes of his kids and of the community. On top of that, he’s living his true passion and purpose while addi...

The Making of an Extraordinary Marriage with Tony DiLorenzo

Before you become a dad, you are a husband or a partner. You work together as a partner so you can make a difference in the lives of the little humans you are raising. Because your roles are critical in shaping the character of your children, you need to start by working on a solid foundation - your relationship as a couple. Tony DiLorenzo is joining us in today’s episode to talk about the 6 pillars of intimacy which are essential tools to help keep a marriage rock solid. Tony and his wife, Alisa, have been helping married couples cr...

Why Fatherhood Requires a Sense of Identity with Dr. Andy Garrett

How much do you know yourself? When does the raw, unapologetic, and authentic you, come to life? What does knowing oneself have anything to do with fatherhood? Dr. Andy Garrett, a Clinical Psychologist and the world’s leading authority on identity, joins us on our search for clarity to these questions. He believes that every individual has the capacity to transform their lives in a healthy way, by integrating psychology with identity. Learn the framework he’s taught so many leaders around the world that helped them become better individuals, business leaders, husbands, and fathers. 

“All the stuff y...

The Legacy Letter: The Most Powerful Words You’ll Ever Write with Blake Brewer

Do you have a catalyst moment that changed your life, forever? Blake Brewer had a very painful one and this pain gave birth to a beautiful mission. Writing letters. Yes, you got it right. His mission is to help 1 million dads craft the best legacy letters for their children that will last a lifetime. His company, Legacy Letter Challenge, has a solid process in place that has been effectively guiding fathers and leaders alike, to build a strong and impacting reputation not only at home but also in their communities. Learn how you can take part in this challenge...

How Uniqueness Shapes Authenticity with David Ask

As a dad, how are you making a difference in the lives of your children? How do you know if your ways are different from other dads? Why is there a need to make a difference? Joining us in this episode is David Ask, a dad on a mission. His mission is to be an inspiration for men, so they can become their best, unique selves. Men who have committed to living through their true north. David believes that uniqueness equates to authenticity and only through authenticity can someone make a difference in the lives of the people around...

The Power of Moments

Life is made up of countless moments - big and small, magical and ordinary, significant and seemingly insignificant, and they become the stories of our lives. I want to take another moment to connect with you by sharing bits and pieces of every life-defining experience I encountered. In this episode, I’m going to share about a rock adventure that may seem so insignificant at that time but has turned into something so poignant now that it finally makes sense. Through this experience, you will realize the power of investing our limited time on earth collecting these moments, and tu...

Why Men Need Community to Thrive with View from the Top Author, Aaron Walker

The view from the top is beautiful…if, you’re not watching it alone. I had the privilege to have Aaron Walker on the show, Founder of View From the Top and Iron Sharpens Iron Mastermind, author, speaker, life and business coach, and a veteran entrepreneur. For years, he’s been inspiring men to live a life of significance and make a difference in their respective fields. He built a safe place for them to gather and support one another, to be authentic and vulnerable, and grow in accountability in all aspects of their lives. If you’re looking for a co...

The Secret to Building the Relationship of Your Dreams with Quentin Hafner

Relationships are crucial, especially the ones that you build with your family. But, if you feel disconnected from yourself or if you have childhood traumas and unresolved baggage from the past, how do you ensure that you’re building solid and healthy relationships? Join me and Quentin Hafner as we unravel more of this topic in today’s episode of Dads Making a Difference. Quentin is a therapist, counselor, and coach whose work revolves around helping people achieve their goals by working on their relationships with themselves and with others. If you’re looking for ways to improve your relati...

Heeding the Call of Fatherhood Through Discernment with Tim Ferrara

Being a dad requires a strong sense of leadership and responsibility. This call for a lot of introspection and discernment because no one can lead or be responsible for someone or something without self-awareness. I am honored to have Tim Ferrara on the show, host of the Eyes on Jesus podcast, an author, pastor, and discerning dad. He’s here to encourage dads like you and me to grow in discernment and to live our lives honoring God’s will. If you want to learn how you can make better decisions for your family and be a discerning dad and...

Why It Pays to Own Your Attention with Wes Woodhouse

How much is your time worth? Contrary to what you’ve been made to believe, time is NOT the most valuable asset, attention is. Wes Woodhouse joins today’s episode to talk about the difference between “spending your time” and “paying attention” and why the latter is worth the investment. Wes is a fighter pilot of the US airforce and the founder of Vector Atlas, a mastermind group that offers Attention Performance Coaching to teach leaders how to own their attention. If you want to learn how to get paid with your attention instead of your time and how these two ar...

The Art of Gratitude: Creating a Margin for Your Life

What are you grateful for today? In this solo episode with Cam, he gets more personal and invites us into a recent experience when life called him to take a pause, step back, and be an onlooker at the painting of his life. Little did he know that backward step would propel him forward to a stronger comeback. Do you do that too, sometimes? When the circumstances seem unfavorable and nothing goes the way you planned, you think, “This is not for me, maybe I should try something else?” If this is you and you want to know how to s...

“Why Aren’t Men Thriving?” with Sam Feeney

Is the life that we are living now as good as it gets? Are we thriving, or just settling, and if we are thriving, are we doing it at the cost of others? This episode invites dads on an inward journey to see how much our ways, thoughts, values, and beliefs are reflected in the ways we raise our kids. Sam Feeney is a guy who loves to thrive, and he has valid reasons why dads should never settle for the average. As fathers, we set the path to where we lead our children. The best way to teach...

Playing and Winning the Parenting Game with Christine Bright CPC, CFC

Dads, it’s time to level up our parenting game! In this episode with Christine Bright, we learn from the perspective of a woman, a mother, and a parenting and family coach about how we can make a difference in the lives of our children and our family‌. Christine is an acclaimed Therapeutic Foster Parent, author, and internationally Certified Parenting and Family Coach, whose clients include parents of children with violent and suicidal tendencies. She shares how words can make or break a child and leave an irreparable dent in their character formation. She highlights the need for change in t...

Reveal Your Best Self: Aligning With Your Purpose With Tony Castillo

Your best life is not a dream, it is a reality. The amount of time you need to translate that into reality is in equal proportion to how badly you wanted to make it happen. As a dad and a husband, you owe it to your family to be the best version of yourself because they deserve nothing less than your best. Joining us today is Tony Castillo, a man richly blessed with experiences that taught him valuable lessons, which he hopes to impart to our listeners today. One of the most important lessons is aligning yourself with your...

How to Be a Masculine Dad For Your Sons with Paul Edwards

What does it take to be a man? In a world where men are expected to be stronger and less emotional, are they entitled to a haven where they feel safe and accepted, not only as a man but as human beings with flaws and imperfections? Paul Edwards shares his stand on masculinity in raising sons and being a model they can emulate as they grow up. The Founder of The Reluctant Thought Leader made an experiment on how to handle similar situations using a different approach, and the result has changed his view of fatherhood and leadership for...

A 2022 Father’s Day Special with Cameron Hall

What do your children call you? Dad? Father? Pops? No matter what that is, taste it, savor it, and marvel at it for as long as you can. You’re one lucky guy if you got someone calling you that name, so it’s worth celebrating. This week, we celebrate the gift of fatherhood and the day we were given a new name: dad. 

This name came with something bigger than life that, at times, it can get overwhelming. We question ourselves, am I worth it? How do I live up to it? It’s in those times t...

Every Dad Has a Story Worth Sharing With the World With Michael Ashford

Everyone has a compelling story to tell. Everyone has the right to share their stories and be heard. Some stories can be found in books while other stories are portrayed on the big screens. But, social media has proven to be the most interactive and easily accessible platform to showcase different stories from countless people. It is a privilege from technology to have unlimited access to these stories, good or bad. At the same time, it’s also a call to be mindful of the narratives we entertain and feed our brains.

Joining us today is Michael As...

How Imperfect Dads Can Make a Difference With Sean Garner

The investing legend, Warren Buffett, once said, “the biggest decision of your life will be who you choose to marry.” That person can make or break your future, so choose wisely. Sean Garner surely hit the jackpot when he chose his wife or he wouldn’t be in this episode to share how he’s made the perfect alliance to battle through life’s storms till he grows old. It didn’t start all sunny and rosy, though. A wake-up call came at exactly the right time when Sean was in his good senses to make the right decision.

If you’...

Why It’s Vital for Men to Process Their Emotions With Evan Money Part 2

Even superheroes fall, get wounded and feel pain. What makes them “super” is their ability to rise after each fall and fight again. Society looks up to dads like they’re superheroes in their own ways. What’s concerning is the expectation that comes with it. It’s as if they’re supposed to not know pain nor allowed to break down and get emotional. This has been ingrained in them since they were kids that even crying brings shame. Aren’t dads humans too? 

Evan Money’s back with more insights for men who are committed to eliminating th...

Mindset Shifts for the “Difficult” Stages of Parenthood With Evan Money, Part 1

If we never knew pain, then we never knew pleasure. Believe it or not, these two have a strong link; it's almost like one cannot exist without the other. But man does not have to live in fear just because pain is a constant companion. Evan Money knows that pain is a necessity because it presents an opportunity to become a great person, a great husband, and a great father.

In this first episode of a two-part series, Evan shares how he rose to greatness by turning his pain…and rebellion into passion, and how this passion pa...

The Dad Business Is Serious Business: Here’s How You Can Win with Ben Killoy

In this episode, we are joined by The Dad Coach and host of The Business of Fatherhood podcast, Ben Killoy. Ben is a military veteran who came home after deployment from Iran with a raging war that refused to cease inside himself. His quest to end his life, twice, was a BIG fail, hence, he turned that failure into purpose and ended up becoming a dad with a mission - to help other dads do better! Hear more about his story and how he’s leveraging the different social media platforms to accomplish his mission.

Win FREE Li...

How Authenticity Builds the Foundation of Fatherhood with Ryan James Miller

For some dads, fatherhood is either a prison or liberation, depending on their orientation of what being a father should be like. Fathers are said to be the providers for their families’ needs. But, whoever thought this provision is limited only to the financial aspect is painfully wrong. Today’s guest, Ryan James Miller, elaborates on how fatherhood relates to manhood and leadership in the family and the community. 

One important aspect that this episode intends to direct us to is our need for validation from the people around us. Where is this need coming from? How do we...

The Fundamentals Of Becoming a Dad Who Makes a Difference with Nick Matiash

Are you a thinker, a feeler, or a doer? Before you start weighing the scale and allow one to overpower the other, let’s get something straight. A dad who’s making a difference is a dad who is ALL of the above. He’s not settling for anything less because he knows the next generation is looking at his footprints, ready to set off on a journey of their own, following the marks he left behind.

This is a fact that Nick Matiash knows by heart. He is aware that no dad is free of imperfections. That b...

A Prologue: The Birth of Dads Making a Difference

Hi, I’m Cameron Hall, and welcome to the Dads Making a Difference Podcast. If there’s one thing the world has somehow forgotten about fathers, it’s the fact that their role is also as noble and as impactful as mothers. On this podcast, I will sit down with guests from various walks of life to talk about their journey as fathers who are also difference-makers, and how they can inspire other fathers to make a stand and be difference makers too, through their own simple and unique ways. 

If there’s one thing the Dads Making a...

Welcome to Dads Making a Difference Podcast

The Dads Making A Difference Podcast with Cam Hall is strategically designed to inspire you to live a life of significance. A life focused on passion, purpose, and presence. A life where you can make a real DIFFERENCE in your family, in your business, and in the community around you.

This podcast is inspired by you. The Dad that feels called to live with purpose. The Dad that works hard to give all he has to build his family, his faith, his finances, and his fitness. The Dad that his family is proud of. The Difference Makers.<...