Why We Must Celebrate Fathers

June 12, 2014
Hosted by Chris Efessiou

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Fatherhood in America is in crisis. The absence of fathers in America and globally has reached epidemic levels. Children need the love, acceptance, stability, and guidance from their fathers as well as their mothers in order to feel safe, develop, and thrive physically, emotionally, and educationally. What are the trends that are happening in fatherhood? Does marriage play a significant role in fatherhood? The National Fatherhood Initiative’s (NFI) mission is to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children with involved, responsible, and committed fathers in their lives. Hear how NFI uses a three-e strategy to accomplish father involvement and where they are seeing success. Join my guests, Christopher A. Brown, President, and Vincent DiCaro, Vice President of Development & Communication of the National Fatherhood Initiative on Thursday, June 12th at 3 PM PT–6 PM ET to listen and ask your specific questions.

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Straight Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood will be a light-hearted show discussing serious issues aimed to encourage, inspire, teach and support parents in applying their business skills to the business of parenting and personal relationships. It will also discuss the use and usefulness of proper parenting skills as training to entering or re-entering the workforce. Chris along with his guests will share unique principles, how-to’s, ideas, methods, expertise, humor and personal experiences to best serve the needs of the listeners. You will have an opportunity to suggest topics that you want us to discuss and as a result our show will always be relevant to you.

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Chris Efessiou

Chris Efessiou

Chris Efessiou is an entrepreneur, business leader, international speaker, mentor, professor, father, and author of the highly acclaimed book “CDO: Chief Daddy Officer.”

In the past 20 years Chris Efessiou has founded, co-founded, developed, and managed multiple successful enterprises—all the while being a committed and present single parent.

Widely known for his business acumen, empowering management style, and out of the box thinking, Chris is committed to inspiring and guiding working parents to attain success at work and at home.

Through a variety of activities, including speaking, coaching, consulting and his book, he clearly defines the fundamentals of solid leadership critical in both arenas, and provides tools, tips and advice on how to transfer business skills to the business of parenthood and personal relationships.

A sought after mentor and teacher, Chris is a visiting professor and guest lecturer at numerous academic institutions, including George Mason University’s School of Management, and Northeastern University.

A business leader and advocate, Chris serves as member of the Management Committee of the Small Business Council of the United States Chamber of Commerce, is an advisor to corporate and academic boards, and a director on academic and charitable organization boards. He is a sought after keynote speaker on topics related to Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Using Business Skills for Personal Relationships.

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