Dads in the Limelight – Scott Hammond

Our 43rd Dad in the Limelight is Scott Hammond author of Every Day Dad: The Guide to Becoming a Better Father. I want to thank Scott for being a part of this series. It has been great reconnected with him and now sharing him with all of you!

1)      Tell me about yourself, (as well as how you are in the limelight for my readers knowledge)

Scott is the author of Every Day Dad: The Guide to Becoming a Better Father, a parenting expert, and the father of 9 children, who offers a unique point of view on fathering and intentional parenting. Scott is an award winning professional speaker and a recognized business consultant and leadership coach.   
Scott motivates and inspires others toward positive, personal change and growth with his comfortable style, authenticity, and transparency. Using real-life stories, I share how you can overcome life and parenting obstacles and become a better person.   
Scott resides in McKinleyville, California with his wife of 27 years, Joni, and their kids. To connect with Scott, visit BecomeABetterFather.com   

Scott was born in Emmetsburg, Iowa and grew up in San Diego California, before moving to Humboldt County California. Having earned his BA in Recreation Administration/Liberal Arts at Humboldt State University, Scott has worked in radio, newspaper, and the Cable TV ad sales industry for over 25 years.   
Recognized as Award Winning Competent and ATM Gold Toastmaster, and a graduate of the Cascadia School of leadership, Scott has completed and graduated from Pro Track, the National Speakers Association Northern California’s professional speaking school.   
Scott & Joni Hammond having fun with their family
Scott uses a comfortable, personal speaking style to motivate, inspire, and train people toward positive personal, parental, and professional change and growth. He uses real life stories to connect with his audience via genuine authenticity and transparency in sharing ways to overcome life and parenting obstacles. He resides in McKinleyville California with his wife of 29 years Joni and their kids.
 

2) Tell me about your family 
….9 KIDS…2 WITH SPECIAL NEEDS….29 YEAR MARRIAGE TO SAINT JONI!

3) What has been the largest challenge you have had in being a father? 
Scott & Joni Hammond in a fun family shot with their kids….MANAGING MY TIME AND ENERGY AND RESOURCES…TRANSLATING MY INTENTION INTO ACTION AND ACHIEVING STATED GOALS AND THEN LEAVING A MEANINGFUL LEGACY…..


4) What advice would you give to other fathers?
…JOYFULLY PARTICIPATE AND ENGAGE YOUR FAMILY…MANAGE YOUR TIME, INTENTION, AND DISTRACTION    We dads need to know how to overcome the challenges of life, joyfully engage with our families, and build a positive, lasting legacy. We need the knowledge and tools to connect with our families, to live life with passion and purpose, and become better fathers..



5) Seeing that you (or your position) is in the limelight, how have you come to balance parenthood and outside life?
…REGULAR GOAL SETTING AND TIME MANAGEMENT. OLD SCHOOL DISIPLINE AND MOVING FORWARD….USE THE 80/20 RULE TO MANAGE YOUR RESOURCES…


6) What have you learned from the fathers that you have interacted with?
…WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT WITH OUR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES BUT WE SUCCEED BY GOOD COMMUNICATION, LOVE, AND PUTTING OUR FAMILY #1


7) What else would you share regarding your experiences as a father thus far?
…I REALLY NEED GOD ON A DAILY BASIS TO STRENGTHEN ME AND GIVE ME THE GRACE TO LOVE OTHERS, HIM,  AND MYSELF


8) What have been the most memorable experiences that you have had thus far as a parent? 

…MY DAD BOB HAMMOND…

The deaths of my father, Bob Hammond and my friend, Dan Gunderson, caused me to think
about how I live my life and what kind of legacy I am leaving behind for my children, wife, and
friends.


The deaths of two people very close to me made me realize the fragility and temporal nature of
our existence. Life really does go by quickly and must be cherished and relished.


My love for God, people, and especially parents and families has resulted in this work. It presents the possibility of incremental, practical, and a workable personal healing and change. It also presents methods for getting back on track as both a parent and as a person of value.


My goal is to help people avoid a midlife crisis, and instead, have a Midlife Renewal and Life
Renaissance– a restoration of hope.  I’ve made great effort to avoid being glib, trite, or theoretical. Rather, I offer realistic, practical solutions and strategies to live life on purpose and with passion. This book is about the ability to do the desires of your life; to live life on purpose with intentionality. This is about practicality and giving you the tools to take compelling action as you move forward.

If you have any questions for Scott, please leave a comment here and I will make sure that he gets them so that he may be able to respond!

Also, do you know a Dad in the Limelight? If so, please email me their contact information so that they too can be a part of this series!

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