Game Changing Dads podcast

Ray Matz is a former professional roller hockey player, an entrepreneur, and a Life disruptor. However, the most important role he holds is that of Husband and Dad. Each week, Ray Matz is here to help you remember how to stay motivated as a husband and father. His goal is to Motivate and encourage husbands and fathers to Lead, Love, and Live! Join our closed FB men's group @
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Oct 24, 2017

Dale Prax joins us today to share his story of overcoming life challenges, entrepreneurial challenges and leadership at home and in his career.

Oct 19, 2017

breakaway is a situation in hockey in which a player with the puck has no defending players, except for the goaltender, between themselves and the opposing goal, leaving them free to skate in and shoot at will. Break-Away Thursdays are designed to give you Break-Away strategies so you can pull away from the pack and become the game changer you were meant to be!

Oct 17, 2017

Often, as an adult going through difficult times, we don't recognize how our children are processing our stress.  There are life lessons, good and bad that our children pick up from us.  Today's guest is professional photographer, Vincent Pugliese.  Starting with his childhood, his parents went through incredibly difficult times that resulted in part, strained relationships in the family.  That experience is part of what helps Vincent be a game changing dad, by focusing on business decisions that are best for his family. 

Oct 10, 2017

Do you notice how many people lack a smile on their face?  The change a smile can bring to your personality, to your approach in life and to the way people want to be around you is amazing.  Life isn't always easy, but turning a frown upside down can make a bigger difference than you realize. On this episode, we're going to discuss multiple ways you can change your circumstance by changing your frown.

Oct 3, 2017

Buckle up for this one, because you're going to hear one of the most amazing stories of overcoming hardships that most would only experience watching a movie, but this guy lived it.  Tony Nolan started from the bottom and through being introduced to the bible, turned his life into a victory.

Sep 26, 2017

Let's face it, most dad's are not the same guy we were in high school and in many cases, that's a good thing.  Who we were is not who we want to be now because we're not just goofy kids having stupid times, we're a mentor, a coach a dare I say, role model!  Who are you?  Are you up for that challenge?

Sep 19, 2017

Edyne Plancy has the distinguished honor of being our first interview with a Game Changing Woman. Edyne made the jump from climbing the corporate ladder to being a successful entrepreneur.  

Sep 12, 2017

How often do you question the reason you do things the way you do? Many of us have traditions, or behaviors that if we could look back 3 or 4 generations, we may just see where those traditions or beliefs started.  There's no manual for your life and often, we're following a track that was built before us, but not for us.

Sep 5, 2017

Who is part of your moral circle?  How do you embrace meeting new people?  This week, Ray discusses value and approaches to welcoming people into your moral circle.

Aug 29, 2017

James Schaeffer is our guest this week.  He shares some secrets of success for his long-lasting marriage and how he tries to illustrate healthy relationship habits for his family.

Aug 22, 2017

We all have amazing life experiences.  Think about it.  Whether you've had crash and burn situations or life has been fairly easy and non-controversial, you have amazing experiences to tell.  Sometimes, we tell more than we listen.  This week, Ray shares his personal experience of finding inspiration in the story of Job.  By simply leaning in to listen to a story, times began to change.

Aug 15, 2017

Today Ray interviews Travis Hodge about what it means to be a Game Changing Dad.

Aug 8, 2017

Unless you're the last person on Earth, you're going to have conflicts in your life.  How are you at handling them?  Hopefully, the older you get, the better you are at managing your attitude.  Sometimes we don't realize we're better at it until we're tested like I was this week...

Aug 1, 2017

Charlie Campbell had to overcome personal loss at a very young age. Sports was his vehicle for overcoming challenges in life and career and he continues to leverage those valuable lessons in his family's development.

Jul 25, 2017

We all fail from time to time, but why is it that you fail?  Is it because you lack talent? Is it because you lack passion?  It's typically because we lose sight of our goals and get lost in our path.  Ray shares a great story about Florence Chadwick whom attempted to swim the English Channel, but much like our own journey, she got separated from hitting her goal because the fog set in.

Jul 18, 2017

Ray interviews Bryan Simpkins.  Byran lived a life of surfing and wild times until he knew it was time to make a change.  Byran shares his journey to not only finding his faith but becoming a spiritual leader in his community.

Jul 11, 2017

What is your family's pace?  Is your family set up to hustle or is everyone slow to start?  Whether you realize it or not, you as the leader of your family are setting a pace for family.  Be sure your pace is one that your family can keep up with because if you're not careful, someday your kids might just be outpacing you because of the speed at which you taught them to go. Protect your pace.

Jul 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July to all of you Game Changing Dads.  Over 240 years ago, our founding fathers showed what it means to be a game-changer and today we celebrate their vision and courage.

Jun 27, 2017

Today's guest is husband, father and a lead engineer for the Air Force, Justin Welling.  Justin joins us today to share his experience as an entrepreneur, and member of a mastermind group.  Listen to Justin's unique leadership experience leadership as it pertains to focusing on family as a game changing dad.

Jun 20, 2017

Peter Dale is a six time champion roller hockey player and founder of the world famous Team USA Clinics.  Peter shares his motivation and passion for sports and how the disciplines he learned and repeated to be a successful athlete carry over into his relationship with his family.

Jun 13, 2017

Surrounding yourself with people that share common goals in business and family are essential to your success as a game changing dad.  Jason Cain, the "goal tending coach" is our guest today.  Jason and Ray discuss the opportunities of being part of a mastermind group and their journey as game changing dads.  

Jun 6, 2017

Today's podcast is dedicated to David Coyle.  David recently passed away in a tragic car accident.  It's cliche to say 'life is short', but in a moment like the loss of a good friend, it's important to remind ourselves to do our best to not be complacent in our lives.  The relationship with our spouse, our children, our friends can all come to a screeching halt.  Don't waste time on grudges, don't waste time on 'I'll get to it"...don't waste time being complacent.

May 30, 2017

How often do you find yourself comparing yourself to others?  Comparison is a self-inflicted wound that we inflict on ourselves again and again.  Instead of hurting yourself and others with comparison, find out how to turn your attitude and relationships to be more positive.

May 23, 2017

How well do you relate to others?  Are you over the top, over the roof top?  Pay attention to the clues that make it harder or easier for you to relate well with others.

May 16, 2017

Like any good detective show or novel, there are a lot of clues left at the scene of the crime.  The same goes with the outcome of our lives and the way we manage our relationships with others such as our spouse.  There are all kinds of clues telling you what your priorities are, do you see them?

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