My guest today is Jonathan Oliver, who goes by the name of JO. JO is a personal development coach, motivational speaker, author, and a coach for stay at home fathers. After struggling greatly through his school years, JO was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD as a young man. With a better understanding of himself, JO learned to use what had been a source of great struggle as a catalyst for growth, seeing his diagnoses as the two best gifts he has ever received. Now a husband and father, JO’s mission is to help parents and families—particularly stay at home dads—redefine family according to what works best for them.
In today’s episode, we get into JO’s mission work, as seen through lens of a differently wired dad who is looking to break stereotypes, help dads become more connected parents, and inspire other parents to consider the way their neurodifferences can be used as strengths to bring to their parenting.
About JO: Jonathan Oliver is a personal development coach, motivational speaker, author and a stay at home dad coach who helps people around the world attain more success in the midst of great challenges. He is epitomized by creative thinking, brilliant intuition, and insight. Jonathan is equipped with sound motivational principles and well-validated techniques which produces amazing results.
With all the expectations and stereotypes around parenting, JO and his wife, Saran, have created their own way for their daughters Journey and Justice.
THINGS YOU’LL LEARN FROM THIS EPISODE:
- J.O.’s story of being diagnosed as a young adult with learning disabilities and how that changed him
- Ideas for facing resistance to and stigma surrounding diagnoses and therapy within the African American community
- How J.O.’s learning disabilities have shaped him as a parent
- The challenges, and blessings, of being a stay-at-home dad with ADHD
- To the Little Boy in Me: Learning with Dyslexia & ADHD by Jonathan Oliver
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