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Ep 29: Special Father's Day Episode: The Driving Force Behind Dope Dads

It's that time of year again! The time where we celebrate both Juneteenth and fatherhood. In this year's special Father's Day episode, we wanted to take a deep dive into what drives dope Dads to be present, attentive, and active in their children's lives. To do that, we invited some of the dope Dads we know to share with us their motivation. Our special guests, Wes Jones and Jason L. Scott to join us and share their personal fatherhood stories. We also asked other dope Dads we know to send in videos of their stories as well. And, their testimonials are incredible and inspiring.

Jason L. Scott, is above all things, a servant leader. This certified John Maxwell Coach is an author, speaker, highly sought after leader, and success mentor, empowering everyday people into extraordinary six-figure income earners.

His days of growing up in the projects of the Bronx, New York, coupled with his leadership training as a Fort Bragg Paratrooper in the Army led Mr. Scott on a personal development journey, which resulted in him researching and studying hundreds of leadership development books and experts where he learned to transform his life and through heart-filled stories and innovative workshops he connects and transforms individuals from all walks of life.

As a serial entrepreneur, he owns and operates multiple businesses such as Jason L. Scott 1st Research International in which he is a highly sought-after empowerment speaker and peak performance strategist. He is also a proud Dad of nine children and is lovingly known as Papa to his grandchildren.

Wes Jones is the Chief Executive Officer of Umbrella Therapeutic Services, Inc., a public health agency specializing in behavioral health, child welfare, juvenile justice, returning citizens, and community empowerment in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Known for his dedication to public service, Wes has been at the helm of Umbrella for more than 15 years, managing a team of passionate problem-solvers that includes MDs, PhDs, MBAs, Nurses, LICSWs, LICSW-Cs, LPCs, and a host of other health professionals.

Originally from Danville, Va., Wes is a U.S. Army veteran who proudly served as a Signal Corp Officer. He holds an MS in Business Administration and Marketing from Johns Hopkins University, an MSW from Howard University, and a BA from Elon University. In his spare time, Wes enjoys spending time with his three kids and friends, cooking new dishes, traveling, and cycling.

You won't want to miss this episode full of inspiration and wisdom from the dope Dad's point of view!

View video or listen to the audio below:

Reach out!

Wes Jones

Instagram: @wesjones06 @umbrellacares


Jason L. Scott

Instagram & Facebook: @Jasonlscott1st


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