A speech delivered in conjunction with the ACTS Group, an organization focused on transforming communities.  Dr. Inniss creatively offers simple solutions that shift the mindset of the fatherless father away from the deficit of growing up without a model to the notion that "we are capable of initiating change, breaking the cycle and creating a new legacy for our family tree".  He offers 3 key tips from his book "Being The Dad I Never Had" that can transform the fatherhood experience for men who experienced fatherlessness.

The Voyage of Fatherhood: Lighthouses for the Fatherless 
Fatherlessness: Getting Beyond The Numbers

The beginnings of changing a legacy of fatherhood in our communities.  The book Being The Dad I Never Had is the first of its kind, offering 7 key guidelines to help men truly move past the disappointmenBehind the numbers and statistics related to fatherlessness are people--real people, who experience real struggle and endure real pain as they navigate a broken relationship with their fathers. It is important that their stories are told. For it is only by exposing their experience that we begin a process of true healing and restoration. It is through their accounts that we can develop sustainable solutions that counter the far-reaching impact of the pervasive issue of fatherlessness.t and pain that they endured as a result of paternal neglect to become great fathers themselves.

The beginnings of changing a legacy of fatherhood in our communities.  The book Being The Dad I Never Had is the first of its kind, offering 7 key guidelines to help men truly move past the disappointment and pain that they endured as a result of paternal neglect to become great fathers themselves.

Being The Dad I Never Had

I started randomly capturing some of my thoughts on video.  Here, I had some interesting insight on the reciprosity of love...how do we show it?  how do we expect it back?  The idea of "expect nothing and receive everything" is a powerful stance in life.

Candid Video - Lessons Learned #1

Depression and valleys in life are REAL!  They do not spare anyone and care nothing about your wealth, education or status.  But the only way to get on the other side is to go through.  At a low, I recorded this to encourage others to really think about your current challenge as a speed bum on life's highway.  Who's got it better than you? Nobody!

Candid Video - Lessons Learned #2

When accountants for companies large or small want to gauge their performance, they conduct an audit.  When folks who manage the flow of goods need to understand where they are, they do an inventory check.  So how are you doing?  Where is your time spent? Do you know?

Candid Video - Lessons Learned #3

My passion work is in shining a spotlight on the value of fathers and fatherhood.  This is a short poem that I captured while waiting to present on this very topic.  Listen to hear about the notion of presence over perfection.

Candid Video - Lessons Learned #4

Are you a starter or are you a sub? Are you using your talents or are you bening used? Are you expanding or being expendable? Too often we settle for being behin others.  Why is that?  Is it so that they can take the hit if something goes wrong?  Be a starter!

Candid Video - Lessons Learned #5

At some point, whether we admit it or not, we will offend someone that is important to us.  It might be oour spouse, parent, child, sibling, friend or coworker.  It is important that we are aware of how to effectively say "I'm sorry".  Take a listen.  Also, please take a few minutes to take the Apology Language Self Assessment to discover your Apology Language. 

Candid Video - Lessons Learned #6

The TRIPLE-A system for effective apologies.  An easy way to break down the apology so that those you love know you are genuine and that you own your missteps.

Candid Video - Lessons Learned #7

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