Dad Advice: Craig Kessler

Join author and COO of Top Golf, Craig Kessler, as he shares profound and vulnerable insights from, The Dad Advice Project, his work of collected advice aimed at encouraging dads in their struggle to advance their career, raise kids, and care for a partner.

Guest Bio:

Craig Kessler serves as Chief Operating Officer for Topgolf U.S. venues and emerging concepts. As COO, Craig is responsible for the U.S. venue business P&L including leading the innovation pipeline for venue growth, revenue programming, menu design, and day-to-day operations for food & beverage, the guest experience, retail, and training.

Craig joined Topgolf in 2016 following a successful career in the global finance industry. At the time Craig joined Topgolf, the company had ~6,000 Associates and 14 venues. Since then, Topgolf has grown to more than 55 US venues with more than 20,000 Associates. Along the way, Craig has played a crucial role in shaping the deeply caring and edgy Topgolf culture, inspired by the idea of Creating Moments That Matter For Everyone.

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Stability and Security: Inspired by The Dad Advice Project, Scott Miller shares a parenting tip around the power of physical touch that he learned the hard way.

Take Time for Relationships: Use this tool to slow down and connect with others.


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About the Author

Scott Miller

Scott Miller is a 25-year associate of FranklinCovey and serves as Senior Advisor, Thought Leadership. Scott hosts the world’s largest and fastest-growing podcast/newsletter devoted to leadership development, On Leadership. Additionally, Scott is the author of the multi-week Amazon #1 New Release, Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow, and the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Everyone Deserves a Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team. Previously, Scott worked for the Disney Development Company and grew up in Central Florida. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and three sons.

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