David Mallard is the father of 2 Boys – early 20s – Patrick and Sean and married to Enrica, an Italian national. David balances this family with a career in business consulting. More specifically, business ethics, governance risk & compliance.
David has also been involved in mens personal development programs, mindfulness and self-improvement for over 20 years. David’s insight into self-development will have you questioning your mindset.
Key Points of Interview
Family Description and Type of Father
Born into a Irish family and married to an Italian
Preponderance of boys across the family.
Regardless of the age of your children you are always concerned with their welfare.
With regard to the type of father I am, I am not the right person to ask – my sons and wife will have a better idea. Hear David’s thoughts on his role in the upbringing of his boys.
Tell the story about your transition between being without Children to being a Dad?
Hear the story of the most insightful moment whilst fishing with his four year old boys that changed the way David approached fatherhood.
Tell me the story about how you and your partner created balance in your relationship? Ensure you get time together.
The keys to a good and long lasting relationship are communication, setting boundaries, negotiation and decompression. David’s insight into this is insightful.
Give the listeners your experience in balancing career and family. What in your opinion is the key?
You should not be afraid to set the boundaries in your career and with your employer. The most important thing is family…
What is your biggest worry when it comes to your children and how/what are you doing to mitigate these concerns?
That the boys will grow up happy and not forcing them into any particular path.
Most proud moment – when did you really nail it as a Dad?
Every time my kids call me dad…
When my kids want to do activities that you have interest in…
- Favourite Dads Toy – music
- Productivity tool or website – Melbourne Mens Group
- Ensure time for yourself – Making it a priority – If you are the best you can be, you can be the best for others
- Innovative Discipline – Traditional use of the naughty chair
- Family Tradition – No real tradition, ensure spend time with the grandparents
- Personal Habit – Mindfulness and understanding myself
It is all about relationships and emotional intelligence in all facets of life.
David Mallard talks about the Mans Inner Journey program – ‘For things to change, first I must change’