Meet Don Grothoff (D.A.D.)

Don Grothoff, D.A.D. (“Dad” for short) is a parent and founder of Focused Healthy Family. He learned from life experience how difficult parenting can be. He is a sought-after inspiring speaker known for his expertise in parenting through his personal experience raising three kids two of which suffer severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and professional experience as a family coach and Emotional Freedom Techniques practitioner.

He understands the challenges of raising neurodiverse children and the importance of parental involvement, but he found that there is hope of finding parenting solutions that work! 

Don’s speaking topics touch upon the most crucial parenting topics and what are the most effective skills you can use as a caregiver.

Through his many years as an entrepreneur and now a family coaching practitioner Don learned first-hand that the techniques he teaches and speaks to parents about fit in business too. From changing behavior at home to using the same parental techniques to changing the office environment.

Don can speak to parents as well as business owners and show each how to improve their ROKI (Return on Kid Investment) and ROI (Return on Investment).

Don has spoken to groups including National Alliance of Mental Illness, National Association of Women Business Owners, National American Holistic Nurses, Rotary clubs, Holistic Health Network

His speaker training includes Toastmasters, Speaker League, Dale Carnegie, Pamela Bruner’s Biz Club

Through stories, experiences, his personal journey and professional career Don can lift your group to new heights in building new relationships at home and at work.

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Keynote Topics

Behavior: The Foreign Language Every Parent Must Learn

Your child’s behavior is the way they interact with the world. We often like to label it as “good” or “bad” and we want to control it the best we can. This method makes for frustrated parents and even more frustrated kids. It’s time to reframe our focus from controlling behavior to learning from it!

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Box, Plate or Bowl? Rethinking Parenting

As parents we approach our children with our past experiences and unique personalities, but how many of us have analyzed our parenting philosophy? We have our parental expectations for our kids: They are born, go to school, go to college, make money, get married and so on. Let’s take a look at the way we parent and why we parent the way we do.

For more details and to download this topic sheet, click here.

I thought you gave a great presentation and answered questions well.  It is obvious that you have a deep well of knowledge and passion about your work and it shows in the presentation. I have explored how I communicate and interact with my own family ever since. Thanks, Don, for coming to our club and for all the help.

~ Luke Maybry (Rotary Club), Matthews, NC

Don (with Focused Healthy Family) spoke to our Holistic Health Network group, sponsored by the Holistic Nurses of Charlotte and also to the National American Holistic Nurses meeting this year. They were warm, personable, and shared personal family experiences that led them to realize the importance of self-care for themselves and their family. They were enthusiastic, energetic and passionate about what they do and explained how they had changed professions to do this current work.

~ Carol Shea, RN

“I think you did a great job! The most helpful was having personal stories with your talk to help us relate to your topic. I wouldn't change a thing. The topic was clear, you spoke loudly, and you were prepared to answer all questions at the end. You probably got asked more questions than any other speaker we've had. You were very engaging! Your presentation may have initially been about how to help the mindset with home life, but the talk was definitely instrumental for business life and how to think and talk when conversing with clients, customers and co-workers. Thank you!

~ Dr. K T (Carolinas Referral Group), Waxhaw, NC

More Keynote Topics

OCD: Leave Us Alone!

When we discovered our first daughter had OCD, her issues wouldn’t allow her to touch just about everything because she thought that everything was dirty (not in a typical dirty as in muddy or dusty but contaminated). So, for instance, she could not touch the car door, meaning we couldn’t get her in the car to go to therapy.

For more details and to download this topic sheet, click here.

Shut Up and Make A Difference

From one parent to another, I have a secret for you: I am not the perfect dad. I have made my share of mistakes. Looking back, I realize how much I have learned from those mistakes and I started to ponder the power of silence. Many of us find silence uncomfortable, but silence is a huge asset in parenting and in the workplace!

For more details and to download this topic sheet, click here.

The Power of the Mind to Attract Business

What You Can Expect

Timely: Presentation Fits Your Time Frame

Effective: Information & Guidance that Fulfill the Expectations of the Audience

Entertaining: Interactive Talks Filled with Fun & Enthusiasm

Professional: Don Comes to His Talks with Experience & Skills to Match Needs of Your Audience

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