Travis Brown Family the great dads project with keith zafren

Travis Brown Family

Keith is a wonderful coach, and even better person, who has the unique ability to translate real-life experiences into logical explanations for those of us who struggle with needing practical descriptions. I have worked with Keith for a short time now, but I’ve been blessed with some very tangible examples to help me affirm my three boys, as well as my wife, in ways I have struggled to do so for years. Thank you Keith. I continue to look forward to my journey with you as my Great Dad Coach!!!

The statistics are staggering: strained, ineffective, or absent relationships between fathers and children are linked to:

63 percent of youth suicides.

71 percent of pregnant teenagers.

71 percent of all high school dropouts.

75 percent of all adolescents in chemical abuse centers.

85 percent of all youths now sitting in prison.


patrickPatrick McMillan on The Great Dads Project with Keith ZafrenPatrick McMillan, author of From Father to Dad, and a stay-at-home dad to two sons, writes, I was introduced to Keith Zafren, author of How to be a Great Dad, about a year ago. Since then, he has had more of a positive impact on me as a Dad than he may know. He has been my “go to” coach when things got tough, and I am eternally grateful for his friendship, support, and for being an amazing model for what a real Dad is.

Graham Scharf on The Great Dads Project with Keith ZafrenGraham Scharf, author of The Apprenticeship of Being Human, and father of two, writes, In my coaching session with Keith, two things were clear: he listens well, and he knows how to coach gently. Keith asked excellent questions, and knew how to probe for insights I wouldn’t have seen by myself. Better yet, he kept my feet on the ground by clarifying what actions I was already taking, and what new actions I would take to grow my relationship with my children. At the end of our session, I had new clarity and confidence to love my children well – which is exactly what I need.”

Do you want to feel closer to your kids and enjoy better relationships with them?

Do you ever wonder if your efforts to be a good dad make a difference?

You matter to your kids far more than you may realize, but you may not be as skilled as you want to be in knowing how to communicate the love you feel.

Would you like to make 2014 the best year you’ve ever had as a dad? I want to help you achieve that desire.

If you’re ready to take your fathering to a higher level of mastery, if you’re willing to get the help you need to achieve the close, loving, meaningful, and fulfilling relationships with your kids they need and you desire, then I have something very special for you.

For a limited time, I’m offering a special, zero cost 
”Become a Great Dad” coaching session.


During this free coaching call, we’ll work together to:

▪   Clarify your vision for your role as a great dad.

▪   Understand a 5-phase action plan for how to get there.

▪   Uncover hidden challenges that may be sabotaging your relationships with your kids.

▪   Get inspired, re-energized, and empowered to start fresh with your kids right after the call.

If you want to achieve the close, loving, meaningful, and fulfilling relationships with your kids they need and you desire, then let’s talk about getting you the coaching you’ll need to get you there.

Contact Keith directly on the Contact Us page of this site and he will contact you within 48 hours to schedule a free “Become a Great Dad Coaching” strategic planning call.

Bobby Colombo on The Great Dads Project with Keith ZafrenBobby Colombo, father of two, writes,Keith coached me for three years. He is an excellent teacher, and an even better father, as he leads by example. I have moved forward light years in my fathering skills because of what I’ve learned from Keith. On a daily basis, I put into practice the great things I learn from him with my 11-year old daughter and 8-year old son. And it really works! I can see the strategies I use bearing fruit. If you give coaching with Keith a try you will not be disappointed. After just a few minutes of his teaching, you’ll know that it is his special calling to help men become great dads.

Keith Zafren on The Great Dads Project

I look forward to coaching you to achieve your goals in becoming the great dad you long to be.

Keith Zafren
Your Great Dad Coach===

Men who want to be great dads love the stories Keith Zafren tells, the practical tools he teaches, and the personal coaching he offers. Keith learned first hand how to raise great kids and stay close to them, no matter what. He is an effective coach, helping male executives (and other busy fathers) to not repeat the mistakes their fathers made, but instead, to become deeply fulfilled and highly effective dads. He is an engaging speaker and writer who has inspired fathers for 30 years from all walks of life, from executives to inmates, to become the dad their children need and want. Through his work as founder of The River Church Community, a founding board member and fatherhood trainer for the Prison Entrepreneurship Program and Defy Ventures, and now as founder of The Great Dads Project, Keith has touched thousands of lives.

Contact Keith directly on the Contact Us page of this site and I will contact you within 48 hours to schedule a free “Become a Great Dad Coaching” strategic planning call.


Recent Posts

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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a story about a time one of your kids amazed you.


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