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Burnout, Fatherhood, and Daughters with Brian Anderson – Act 1

In today's episode, I'm thrilled to be joined by Brian Anderson, who generously shares his remarkable journey of resilience, service, and redefining modern masculinity. With raw candor and infectious humor, Brian recounts pivotal moments from his Hoosier roots to the front lines of social work in Anchorage - from the heartbreak of losing two close friends at a young age to discovering his passion for servant leadership. I'm struck by the profound impact of Brian's father, whose steady presence and unconditional love laid the foundation for Brian's own evolution as a compassionate change-maker unafraid to step through the "open door" of adversity. Brian's hard-earned wisdom shines through as he reflects on the perils of burnout and the sustaining power of friendship. He leaves us with a poignant reminder to pace ourselves, seek out mentors, and always nurture the bonds that carry us through life's trials.


Brian Anderson is a husband, father, and gender equity advocate. In his professional life, he's the Director of Foundation Relations for i.c.stars. His side hustles and projects include being the Co-Founder and Board President of Fathering Together where he writes and speaks on the importance of dads living connected lives. He's worked with dozens of companies and hundreds of dads to translate their professional skills into home-life strategies. In his personal life, you can find him building Lego structures, cooking, and writing stories with his two daughters. In September 2022, he published his first book, Fathering Together: Living a Connected Dad Life, which lays out servant leadership as a model for fatherhood.