The Warrior Dad

Jeff Wickersham


The Warrior Dad will give you the latest and great personal development strategies, tips and tactics for yourself as a man as well as a dad. We will interview experts in related fields for all that dads deal with and handle in their lives.

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850 episodes

Are you a dream chaser or a dream crusher?

How do you speak to your kids about their dreams? Do you help them chase their dreams or do you talk about being realistic? Listen in to see why I believe we need to be dream chasers with our kids. Check out The Warrior Dad Experience at

Sep 29
Top 5 Ways to Build Mental Toughness

So many times we hit the physical gym but we forget the mental reps we need to put in. Experts believe that the mental side is 90% of what you need to get the results you seek. Listen in to this episode as I share my top 5 ways to build mental toughness. Check out The Warrior Dad Experience at

Sep 22
Are you a Lion or a Lamb?

Answer these 5 questions to see which side of the fence you fall on. Be honest, it might painful but that pain is an incredible motivator. Check out details of The Warrior Dad Experience at

Sep 15
Self-Reflection and Mindfulness for Dads

Ever feel like you're constantly on a hamster wheel of life? If so, this episode is for you. Learn how self-reflection and mindfulness are powerful practices to start to use. All things The Warrior Dad at

Sep 08
Iron Sharpens Iron

Do you have anyone that pushes you? Listen to this episode to why it's so important. Go to for more details about The Warrior Dad Experience

Sep 01
Dads, what if work/life balance is all wrong?

I challenge the narrative that we should seeking work/life balance with a different take. One perspective that will get you much happier on a day in and day out basis. For more details on The Warrior Dad Experience go to

Aug 25
Why it's so Important to have an Ethos as a Dad

As dads, we set the tone for our family. The environment, the culture, the vibe is all set by us. In today's episode I dive into why it's so important to be intentional in that process. Why it's so important to develop an ethos like an elite military unit. For more information about The Warrior Dad Experience go to

Aug 18
Why dads need Personal Development!

In my 20's and 30's I never dove into the subject. When I became a dad at age 34, I still had the same crappy habits I had from college. Dads, it's our duty to plant seeds of growth in our children. That's why we need Personal Development.

Aug 11
The Hidden Edge of Never Quitting with Brad Modrich

On today’s episode, I have special guest, Brad Modrich.  Brad’s hidden edge is never quitting, consistency on the micros, discipline and learning the word “DETACH”.    Brad is a father of two amazing humans, husband to a rock star wife, brother and leader.  Serial entrepreneur, author, speaker and coach.   Check it out now! Where to find Brad:

Aug 02
Consistency, Vision, a strong reason WHY for Success with Vash Tomanec

On today’s show, I’m excited to have special guest, Vash Tomanec I'm excited to have Vash Tomanec as a special guest on the show today.    Vash is a 25-year old 7-figure entrepreneur, that shares the frameworks and principles that helped over 1000 entrepreneurs from 35 countries grow their businesses and live more fulfilled lives by mastering their mindset.   We will be diving into his lessons that he learned along his journey.    Feel free to ask questions during the show.  Check it out now! Where to find Vash: Youtube: Instagram: Website:

Jul 26
Finding the Good and Positive in Everything with Matt Shoup

On today’s show, I have special guest Matt Shoup. Matt will be diving into his Hidden Edge of finding the good and positive in everything. Matt is a Jesus follower, husband, father, an award-winning serial entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker, Spain aficionado, aspiring paella chef, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, and Spanish coffee addict. Matt’s entrepreneurial journey began at the age of 10, when he started a lawn mowing business to earn $200 for a boombox. It was then that Matt discovered his passion and love of business. Ten years later, while studying at Colorado State University, Matt was recruited by a college painting company, where he learned even more about sales, marketing, and business operations. Matt made lots of money in college and then spent three times what he made. In March of 2005, Matt was recently married, six figures in debt and working at a job he hated as a loan officer. Matt was laid off from that job, and from there, quickly founded M & E Painting with the last $100 he had to his name. M & E Painting grew quickly, and has produced over $35 million dollars in revenue since 2005. Matt and M & E Painting have received dozens of local, state, national and international business awards. Click here to see which ones. Matt has been featured in publications such as INC Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, BBC, Fox Small Business, Huffington Post, US News and World Report, and EO Overdrive. Matt has spoken to companies all over the world, in both English and Spanish, where he shares a refreshing and down to earth message for entrepreneurs, inspiring them to Pour Into People, and Share Their Painted Baby Stories, among other topics. Matt wrote his first book in 2011, and his second book, in 2023. Matt has founded 6 successful companies and grown them all from the ground up. All of these companies are being run by extraordinary people! These companies are M & E Painting, M & E Roofing Solutions, RiRy: Makers of The Pirate Patch Drywall Repair Tool, Northern Colorado Jiu Jitsu, M & E Real Estate

Jul 19
The Power of Servant Leadership with Retired Lt. Col. Oakland McCulloch

Join me as I interview Retired Lieutenant Colonel Oakland McCulloch   Oak is a nationally recognized keynote speaker and the author of the 2021 release, Your Leadership Legacy: Becoming the Leader You Were Meant to Be. Both his leadership presentation and his book are based on his 40+ years of leadership experience (23 years as a combat arms officer in the United States Army).    Oak highlights principles that will benefit today’s leaders and inspire the leaders of tomorrow, in any profession and at any level of leadership.   Feel free to ask questions during the show. Where to find Retired Lieutenant Colonel Oakland McCulloch: •       LinkedIn: •       Instagram: •       Twitter:  •       Facebook Personal: •       Facebook Business: •       Service Professionals Network (SPN): •       YouTube:

Jul 12
Define Your One Word to Give You That Northstar with Brian Ondrako

On today’s podcast, I have special guest, Brian Ondrako.  Brian and I talk about Discovering Your One Word as a Navigator.   First and foremost, Brian is a dad to an amazing young boy that keeps him young and energized! Brian is a Podcast Host, Blogger, writes books, and consults Solopreneurs and Start-ups on the best Sales Practices to grow their businesses. His story is similar to many others. For many years after college and through his 20s, he felt like life was just passing him by, feeling very complacent, unsure of where life was heading and what his purpose was.   This dark period turned into an awakening of sorts and after a renewed focus on my curiosity, it opened the door to what Brian calls his “Renaissance Period”.   What Brian discovered through his journey is that he is a NAVIGATOR and his “North Star” is to help navigate people to Just Get Started.   It starts from within.   It starts with the understanding that we cannot discover happiness until we discover ourselves.   He feels that if we can focus on building that awareness then we’ll have a greater appreciation for the world around us and create the building blocks for a happier and more fulfilling life.      Where to find Brian: Twitter:  Instagram:  LinkedIn:  YouTube:  Substack:

Jul 05
Understanding the Subsconscious Mind with Kevin Bjorklund

In this episode, I'll be interviewing special guest, Kevin Bjorklund.    We will be diving into understanding the subconscious mind and also embracing discomfort.    Kevin had the opportunity to be mentored directly by Bob Proctor, he's the creator of the GoalGetter Coaching Program and Daily Planner and has run a 5k in Afghanistan.    Check out the show now.  Where to find Kevin: Free Access to the Planner and Course You can find Kevin at

Jun 28
Taking 100% Responsibility for Your Results with Jono Petrohilos

Taking 100% Accountability for Your Results with special guest, Jono Petrohilos.    Jono is the co-founder and director of Fitness Education Online, one of the largest online course providers in Australia for Personal Trainers.   He sells over $1,000,000 worth of online courses every year and has been awarded the Australian Fitness Industry Educator of the Year multiple times.   He now also helps other professionals create and sell online courses with his free Facebook Group and Podcast - the Course Creator Community. Check out the full episode now! Where to find Jono: What platform should I host my online course on Podcast Apple: Podcast Spotify: FB Group: Website: Website:

Jun 21
The Importance of Knowing Your True Identity with Molly Sider

Molly Sider is the creator and host of I Am This Age, the podcast proving you’re never too old to make a big change. Molly has been making her own changes throughout her 40’s including transitioning from being a long-time wine professional to a podcaster and certified professional life coach. She is also a storyteller and believes the most efficient way to create peace in the world and within yourself is by sharing your story and listening to other people share theirs. Molly’s favorite thing to do is to coach people into revealing their true identity and life purpose through, of course, stories. Where you can find Molly: (instagram: @stories_from_this_age)

Jun 14
Persistency is a Hidden Edge with Joe Villegas

On today’s show, I have special guest, Joe Villegas.  Joe is a National level Strongman competitor, he is the Founder of Paragon Well-Being; wellness technology and coaching company serving individuals, companies, and healthcare professionals and he is the proud father to his son, Everett.   We will uncover why persistence is so important and how it’s contributed to Joe's success in life and how you can use it in yours to unlock that next level.    Watch the full episode now!   Where to find Joe: * Leave a comment and a thumbs up (please and thank you)

Jun 07
Leaning into Being Obsessive with Joey Yochheim

Join me as I interview Joey Yochheim on his hidden edge of being obsessive.    Joe is the Co-Owner & COO of Default Kings, a company that helps family minded men achieve permanent weight loss by changing their subconscious habits.   His company has helped over 300 men drop an average of 27lbs and is projected to surpass $1.5MM annual revenue in 2023.   Additionally, Joey and his partners Jack Bly & Gabe Pluguez have surpassed a total audience of over 150k followers on Twitter.  Where to find Joey Yochheim:

May 31
Understanding the Psychology of Space with Carolyn Boldt

Understanding the Psychology of Space with Carolyn Boldt.   Passionate about holistic health and wellness, Carolyn is also an outspoken advocate that the environment of your space impacts your success. In 2004, Carolyn and her husband co-founded CrossFields as a design-build firm in Atlanta, and in 2011 they changed their focus to improving the public’s perception of alternative medicine, and highlighting the power of holistic healthcare. Through their unique 6 step system, CrossFields has helped hundreds of doctors across the country expand their practices and reach higher levels of success by maximizing space, attracting and retaining patients, and saving money. Carolyn’s enthusiasm for interior design started in her early teens when she had the unique opportunity to work with her father, an engineer at NASA, on the early preliminary design of the US space station. With over 40 years of experience, Carolyn has gained complete understanding of every aspect of the commercial interior industry. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Design from University of Texas at Austin, is a Registered Designer, is a LEED Accredited Professional, NCIDQ Certified, and is a Professional Member of IIDA/International Interior Design Association and GAIDP/Georgia Association of Professional Interior Designers. .      Where to find Carolyn:

May 24
Understanding Myself and My Core Values with Jason Skeesick

Join me as I interview, Jason Skeesick.   Jason is a US Army veteran, coach, and an entrepreneurial evangelist. He is a father, husband, fighter, and carrier of heavy things.   His company Spear and Clover helps businesses with passionate leaders, talented teams, and strong playbooks go from contenders to Dynasty Organizations.   He leads The Spear and Clover Mastermind a large group of like minded entrepreneurs united in helping one another impact the world with their unique missions.   You can find Jason hosting the weekly Spear and Clover Podcast available on Youtube and across all audio platforms.   Where to find Jason:

May 17
The Edge of Being Extremely Curious with Scott Ferguson

On today’s show, I’m excited to have special guest, L. Scott Ferguson Scott is a Lifestyle Optimization Artist (fancy term for ‘Life Coach’), A Relationship Creator, Micro Influencer and the host of the award-winning Time to Shine Today Podcast. His mission is to NOT have ANYONE feel like they have NO-ONE.  Scott has figured out, through being coached and actively Leveling UP others that: Everyone knows what they want, but do not know how to talk themselves into it. And through powerful transformational conversations, Scott’s passion is to help YOU Level UP to your human potential! Scott’s story was highly sought after by people in the entertainment business, which he was not ready to share until now.  At Time to Shine Today Scott shares Knowledge Nuggets to help individuals and teams to Level UP both in business and personal. Scott is a Veteran of the United States Navy with multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, etc. in the early to mid-1990’s. Scott considers himself a Real Estate ‘Junky’. Loves to give, live intentionally, Jiu Jitsu, the beach, fitness, yoga, rescuing fur-babies and volunteering. Check it out now! Where to find Scott:

May 10
Recommitting from Scared to Sacred with Victoria Rader

Victoria is a possibility coach, transformational speaker and founder of YU2SHINE that empowers coaches, entrepreneurs, and people that seek personal development to grow in all areas of their life through the proven formula for success so that they have more peace, purpose and prosperity.  She is an eight times bestselling author who is globally recognized along with Brene Brown, Richard Branson, and others for creative and innovative ideas, adaptability in business and contribution to sustainability and mental health projects with CREA Global Award by Brainz Magazine.   Where to find Victoria:

May 03
The Hidden Edge of a Connected Family with Dean Van Dyke

Dean is the founder of The Pillars Group, is a Certified Business Coach and Consultant, sought-after Speaker and Trainer, and a contributing author to The Six-Figure Coach Magazine.    For more than 25 years, Dean has been inspiring, motivating, and equipping others to live out their dreams.   A person of strong faith, Dean, has devoted himself to developing and strengthening the personal and professional growth of others through business coaching, training, speaking engagements, and, most importantly, serving others.   Dean has led companies through inventory optimization, achieving reduced on-hand products from $20 million to $1.5 million in 4 months.   Dean transformed a fiscally distressed business to profitability by doubling revenue from $1M to $2M in just six short months.   He optimized financial reconciliation processes using Lean techniques for yet another client, resulting in a dramatic reduction in cycle time from 4 weeks to 2 days.   And, by successfully renegotiating with a client’s vendors, Dean created a savings of $2.5 million for that client!   Dean has a proven record of success with coming alongside struggling businesses and helping to right the ship.   His carefully crafted, customized methodology allows business owners to see revenues increase, see debt and liability reduced, and see a brighter view of a once bleak business forecast.   A key component of these turnarounds is Dean’s ability to identify root causes of ongoing missteps, causes that are not readily apparent, and create the most damage.   Dean makes practical ways to attack these missteps while still maintaining the business’s core identity and the business owner’s foundational vision.   Dean is a Husband, a Father, a Veteran, and Hobbyist.    Where to find Dean: Dean is offering a complimentary 1-hour coaching session to work through a business opportunity or challenge you’re facing, just mention you heard him on the show.

Apr 26
Who Were You Before You Were Conditioned and Programmed with Dr. Vic Manzo

Dr. Manzo is a Business Mindset Coach, Chiropractor, 3x Author, Podcaster and Speaker. His hidden edge is to experience his soul in physical realms.   In other words, to truly understand and experience who I am prior to all the programming and conditioning I went through growing up.   It is what I seek for myself and what I focus on in helping others.  Through this process, it allows for me to experience true fulfillment in all areas of my life (mind, body, soul, relationships). Where to find Dr. Vic: Website:: 1 WEEK FREE TRIAL: Quantum Abundance Online Course: Amazon:

Apr 19
The Ability to Hold Transformational Space for Others with Lauri Smith

Join me as I interview special guest, Lauri Smith.    Lauri is an intuitive public speaking and leadership coach. She helps visionaries on a soul-driven mission to stand in their power, speak their truth and Lead. Lauri is the CVO (Caring Visionary Officer) of Voice Matters and the author of Your Voice Matters: A Guide to Speaking Soulfully When It Counts. Her mission is to call forth more open-hearted leaders so they can do their part to change the world with authenticity, creativity and courage. She envisions a world in which everyone shares the vibration of their soul’s purpose with the world through their voices and together, we reach global harmony. Lauri can always see the soul underneath the static - which makes her really good at motivating people to fight their inner demons and find tremendous inner power.   Check out the full episode now! Where to find Lauri: A free copy of The Visionary Soul's Guide to Authentic Speaking: Website: Facebook: LinkedIn: IG:

Apr 12
The Hidden Edge of Tenacity and Thick-Headedness with Greg Offner

My guest today is Gregory Offner. Greg’s hidden edge is his tenacity and thick headedness.  Greg is the Founder and CEO of Global Performance Institute, a researcher and an award winning keynote speaker. As the creator of the TipJar Culture™️ Greg helps transform the employee experience - or as he likes to say: “take the "IRK" out of work” - and his impressive roster of clients includes everything from Fortune 100 corporations to local chapters of associations. Greg also spent fifteen years as an internationally renowned dueling piano bar performer, performing professionally on five of the seven continents, and I can't wait to hear more about that. Check it out now! Where to find Greg:

Apr 05
Transforming Your Consciousness with Dr. Alison Kay

On today’s show, I’m excited to have special guest, Dr. Alison Kay Dr. Alison has secrets no one else uses to upgrade, inspire & disrupt old paradigms within her community & the collective. She is an Award Winning, #1 International. Best Selling Author and the Founder of the Vibrational UPgrade™ System. She is an experienced subtle energies practitioner and natural healer with a holistic approach towards helping others thrive in mind, body and spirit. This is reinforced by her ten years in Asia studying subtle energies & ancient wisdom. With 20+ years working in & teaching Yoga, Meditation, Energy Medicine, MindBody Fitness, Longevity and Holistic Health with a specialized focus on the Chakra System, Dr. Alison brings a unique perspective that facilitates massive change. Dr. Alison's mission is to support the next higher evolution of the collective & create change for the health of this planet and those who are ready to unleash every part of the magic within them. Backed by the potency of her Vibrational UPgrade™ container, she hosts a wildly popular Activate Your Magic monthly program synced with the potency and support of the moon. and offering Group Clearings & Activations. Her signature program, Magic, Manifestation & Money Flows facilitates massive money, health, spiritual & life enhancing shifts to 100's of clients worldwide. While her advanced clients are supported by her Vibrational Upgrade™ Mastermind Group, Certification Program & International Retreat Programs. You don’t need to believe in this in order for it to work… that’s the beauty of what Dr. Alison accesses – as soon as you experience her work, you will feel the shift within you. Check it out now! Where to find Dr. Alison: Book: Website: Facebook: YouTube:

Mar 29
Hacking Your Headtrash with Blaine Oelkers

On today’s show, I have special guest Blaine Oelkers. Blaine will be diving into his Hidden Edge of Hacking his Headtrash. Blaine is a TEDx Speaker and leading authority in personal implementation and consistency. He is America’s only Chief Results Officer®. He’s a habit master with documented streaks of 1,717 days in a row and counting! As a top LinkedIn Connector, he has over 25,000 1st level connections. Blaine graduated from Purdue University and Stanford University’s Social Entrepreneurship Program. He is powered by Selfluence, a personal development and training company. He is excited to share with you, ways you can take control of your life by taking control of yourself. Check out the full episode now! Where to find Blaine: LinkedIn: Facebook:

Mar 22
The Lost Art of One on One Conversations with Gert Mellak

Gert Mellak is the Founder and CEO of, an SEO agency with a clear focus on long-term business growth for our clients.   He's the Author of "The ERICA Framework" his methodology to get sustainable SEO results   He works in 3 languages (English, German and Spanish) on SEO projects with e-commerce, coaching and online courses all over the world.   Feel free to ask questions during the show. Where to find Gert:

Mar 15
The Power of Breathing to Decrease Pain w/ Dr. Amy Novotny

On today’s show I have Dr. Amy Novotny.  Dr. Amy founded the PABR® Institute with the mission to provide pain, stress and anxiety relief to those who seek a naturalistic form of treatment when other treatment methods have fallen short. Her unique approach comes from her experience treating in a variety of settings and with a wide range of patient populations over the past 13 years. Her background in orthopedics, sports, geriatrics, balance disorders, nerve injuries, and most recently, chronic pain; and influences from coursework at the Postural Restoration Institute gave her the foundation to develop this treatment method to address a wide variety of painful and restrictive conditions. Her methods have helped countless people reduce and eliminate pain, stress, anxiety, orthopedic surgeries, sleep issues and the need for medications. She co-authored two Amazon #1 Best-Selling books Don’t Quit: Stories of Persistence, Courage and Faith and Success Habits of Super Achievers, which share her journey on how and why she developed the PABR® Method. Her ability to speak French and Spanish has allowed her to communicate with and help various clients from all around the world, including France, Mexico, Central America and South America. She has a variety of interests including running 40+ marathons, running 10 ultra marathons (including two 100 milers), completing an Ironman triathlon, photographing wildlife and landscapes all over the world that has led to several of her images being chosen as Photos of the Day, most notably National Geographic Your Shot World Top Photo of the Day. Today, we dive into the power of breathing to decrease pain.   Where to find Dr. Amy: Facebook: LinkedIn: Instagram: Twitter: website: Youtube:

Mar 08