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The Dad Advice Project

Words of Wisdom From Guys Who Love Being Dads

The Dad Advice Project is a book of real-life stories and advice written by more than forty dads from all walks of life—including professional athletes, TV personalities, businessmen, civic leaders, military veterans, and other close personal friends of the author.

In early 2019 while in search of parenting advice, father of three young boys, Topgolf Chief Operating Officer, and author, Craig Kessler, asked a handful of friends to write him a letter on “how to be a good dad.” The responses he received inspired him, in turn, to begin compiling additional letters for a work which would come to be known as The Dad Advice Project. Now, a little more than two years later, the completed book includes stories and advice from dads, all of whom are close personal friends of Kessler. 

As a former Boys & Girls Club member, Craig Kessler is proud to support the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help every young person reach their full potential.

Born and raised in San Diego, Craig Kessler attended Georgetown University before starting a career in business, the early years of which he spent working in consulting and private equity. After marrying his high school girlfriend, he attended Harvard Business School. Several years after graduating from Harvard, he was offered the chance of a lifetime—to help lead a business called Topgolf. At the time, he was thirty-one years old. With a bit of luck and a series of incredible mentors, he was off to the races helping to lead one of the fastest growing sports and entertainment companies in the world. And along the way, two things happened. First, he and his wife had three children—all boys and all within four years—and he realized early on that he had a lot to learn about raising kids. Second, he developed friendships with remarkable people, many of them dads and grandads, who were willing to share tips and tricks about fatherhood. 

Wherever life and work take him, Craig’s favorite job is and always will be starting and ending each day as a husband and dad.