About The Great Dads Project


Jack Canfield on The Great Dads Project with Keith ZafrenJack Canfield, America’s #1 Success Coach, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand, and bestselling author of The Success Principles, writes in the foreword to Keith’s book:

“On first meeting Keith Zafren, I immediately felt a strong connection to him, his work with The Great Dads Project, and the book he had written about it. Because my life purpose is to inspire and empower people to live their highest vision in a context of love and joy, in harmony with the highest good of all concerned, I immediately related to what Keith was aspiring to accomplish. I believe Keith’s message is very important. I enthusiastically support him in his efforts to reach out to men everywhere, to help them heal and grow to become the great dads they long to be, and their children so desperately need them to be.”

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  • The Great Dads Project helps transform fathers into great dads.We teach three core fathering practices: affirmationacceptance, and affection.
  • We help busy male executives understand and avoid the three most challenging trends they face as fathers.
  • We help men take action toward self-awareness, receptivity, and transformation, particularly by leading dads to accept The Great Dad Challenge.
  • We provide resources to help you find what you need to grow as a dad, including book reviews from many other authors writing for fathers, parents, and children.
  • We focus men on healing any wound in their psyche they may have experienced due to an inadequate, absent, or abusive relationship with their own father.
  • We help women understand the five things they can do to empower the man in their life to be the best dad he can be (the dad they want him to be).
  • We also help women better understand the impact their man’s father may have had on him, possibly limiting his capacity for intimacy with a woman and with his children.

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When Our Kids Amaze us

Have you had one of those moments when one of your kids amazed you with how grown up they seem, how articulate they are, or how mature they’ve become, as if you missed a few years of their development somehow? And there they are now, standing before you as a wonderful young man or woman. Where did the time go?

Who is this lovely creature?

I had that experience last May when my two oldest boys, JD and Cal, now sixteen and almost fifteen, went to their spring formal dressed in sport coats and ties. I looked at these two handsome young men in wonder. And truly they looked like men, and they carried themselves that way. I shook my head, and I felt so proud of them.


I had that wonder-filled experience again a few weeks ago when a friend of mine, Dr. Lori, suggested she interview my youngest son, Kai, about an experience he and I had with one of my painting customers (I’m bi-vocational). She heard Kai tell the story earlier and thought it would be great for other dads to hear. They had so much fun planning it together, and the idea quickly grew to include several other subjects, all related to The Great Dads Project.

I shot the video, and stood there with my mouth hanging open most of the time. I could hardly believe this was my little twelve-year-old son still in braces. His thoughts, ideas, suggestions, insights, humor, and his way with words floored me. Seriously, this kid could be an actor. He was so comfortable on camera, and carried himself with such poise, grace, and presence. I’m not kidding. I know, I’m his dad, I’m bound to think he’s great. But seriously, check this out for yourself, and see if you don’t think he’s as great as I do. Enjoy.


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