Episode 101 – Wisdom, Wealth & Wonderment with Paul Sullivan

In this episode of Chatabout Children, Sonia Bestulic welcomes Paul Sullivan, to discuss his insights on this special Raising Empowered Humans series.

Paul is the:

  • Founder of The Company of Dads, a platform dedicated to creating a community for lead dads.
  • Former writer of the Wealth Matters column in the New York Times.
  • Author of two books: Clutch: Why Some People Excel Under Pressure and Others Don’t and The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy.

So sit back and enjoy this episode of the Chatabout Children Podcast.

Empowering Moments

Paul Sullivan’s Journey:

  • Transition from journalist to founder of The Company of Dads.
  • The ‘accidental’ path that led him to this new venture.
  • The challenge and fulfillment of becoming a lead dad and starting a platform for others in similar roles.


The Company of Dads:

  • Launched in 2022 with a mission to support lead dads and help families fulfill their full potential.
  • Focuses on media, community, and workplace education.
  • Explores the unique challenges and rewards of building a supportive community for lead dads.


Balancing Professional and Personal Life:

  • Sullivan’s experience managing career transitions and family responsibilities.
  • The importance of modeling balanced, empowered behavior for his children.
  • Strategies for maintaining family harmony and fulfilling professional commitments.


Impact on Family:

  • Lessons his daughters learned from observing their parents’ entrepreneurial journeys.
  • Emphasizing the unpredictability and resilience required in both business and personal life.


Challenges and Triumphs:

  • Overcoming initial setbacks and financial challenges.
  • The importance of perseverance and adapting to changing circumstances.
  • Building credibility and support for The Company of Dads.


Words of Wealth Wisdom:

  • Paul shares key insights from his book; The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy
  • Paul shares some truths about money, and the importance of empowered choices when it comes to instilling money values within the family


Future Vision:

  • Continuing to grow the platform and expand its impact.
  • Encouraging businesses to adopt more inclusive and supportive policies for caregivers.
  • Sharing insights and experiences to inspire other lead dads and families.


Final Take Home message from Paul Sullivan:

  • Embrace the journey of raising empowered humans both at home and in the community, opening to the significance of vulnerability and authenticity in leadership and parenting.


Join the Paul’s Community: Follow The Company of Dads for more resources and support.


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