Shane is an entrepreneur and a man 100% committed to living the best life he can. Something he takes an incredibly rational approach to. He’s the founder of two businesses. The most widely known is the incredible Farnam Street, an organisation all about mastering the best of what other people have already figured out. The second is Syrus Partners, an investment business that invests for the long term. He’s a single dad of two kids, 7 and 8, sharing custody with his ex-wife. He lives in Canada.
David Hieatt is a mission-driven serial entrepreneur and author. With his wife, also business partner, he’s built three businesses that have all earned commercial success and cult status - Howies, The DOLectures and Hiut Denim. They live together with their two daughters aged 17 and 14 in Cardigan, West Wales. Follow him for wisdom, inspiration and the odd poke at the ridiculousness of life.
Paul is CEO UK & Ireland at Havas Media Group, one of the world’s most progressive media groups. He has four kids. Three with his first wife - a 15 year old girl, 13 year old twins, a boy and girl. And a baby yet to be 1 with his current wife. He’s also to be found on Twitter quite a lot, follow him and you’re learn things.
Scott lives in the UK, is a part-time Social Director of an Australian agency and works with B Corp. He had a life-changing experience working in Indonesia, and traveled overland to the UK with his wife and then 3-year-old son. His son’s now 6 and they all live together in Brighton, not too far from the beach. Follow him on twitter - @Scott_Drummond
Bruno lives in Portugal where he coordinates teams in outsourced call centers and explores the connections between design thinking and sustainability. He’s a divorced dad of two wonderful children, a daughter aged 12 and a son aged 9. He’s been separated from their mother for 6 years. One week they live with him, the next week their mother.
Roopesh is 43. A full of life, proud Dad to two shiny two-year old twin girls, and the Vice President of Executive Talent on the senior leadership team of global software giant SAP. He travels with work a lot. He’s also an incredibly devoted husband, as you’ll find out. He lives together with his wife and daughters in just outside London.
Phil Reay-Smith has reported from some of the harshest environments on earth: Mount Everest, the Arctic Circle and the frontlines of Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2012 he left journalism to be Ogilvy PR’s Head of Media, three years after he and his partner adopted their son. They all live together in central London.
Simon Cohen’s an entrepreneur, a social commentator and something of an expert on happiness. At 24 he started a communications agency. He built it into a million pound business that represented the Dalai Lama and Gandhi’s grandson, then gave it away. He now lives in Cornwall, UK with his wife and two girls age 3 and 18 months.
Follow him on twitter - @mrsimoncohen
Brett (that's him on the right) is an Australian living in London, in a civil partnership with his partner. He’s a high-end Soho hairstylist who freelances in the fashion industry and has developed brands for companies like Soho House and Cowshed. He has a 21 year old daughter, who he met for the first time seven years ago. She lives in Australia. When he was meeting her, his partner became one of the first single gay guys to adopt in the UK. Their son is now 10. Together they recently adopted a three year old daughter. Brett, his partner their son and three-year old live together in East London. They see Brett’s eldest daughter in Australia as much as they can, usually once or twice a year and want to see much more of her.
Alistair Cooper is a clinical psychologist and consultant with the National Implementation Service at the Michael Rutter Centre. Based at the Maudsley Hospital, the centre specialises in the treatment of youngsters with mental health issues. Alistair is co-author of the brilliant book Reflective Parenting. He takes an evidence-based approach to developing parenting programmes for children in care. He lives in London with his wife and two young children. Follow him on twitter @alistaircooper3
Sanjeev Gandhi is an analytically-minded management consultant at PwC. Having spent most of his 20’s and 30’s travelling the world on business, he's since discovered that his analytical mind, so valuable in business, can be both a help and a hindrance in fatherhood. He lives in London with his wife and three-year-old daughter.
Stuart Heritage is a journalist and blogger. He writes the incredibly popular Man with a Pram column in the Guardian, where he’s been documenting the life of his first born since February 2015. His ability make you think and laugh at the same time really sets his writing apart, whether he’s writing about film, music or family. He lives in London with his partner and baby.
Jon Forsyth is an ad man entrepreneur. He Co-Founded and headed up communications strategy at the advertising agency Adam & Eve. Established in 2008, the agency’s reputation for creativity led to rapid growth. In 2012 Jon and his three business partners sold to Omnicom and became adam&eveDDB, which they still run. His second venture’s Exeter Street Bakery, which sells some of North London's best bread, not far from where he lives with his wife and two daughters, aged 8 & 11. Follow him on twitter.
Mike Shallcross was brought up with the Celtic tradition of storytelling. Not only is he a brilliant storyteller himself, but it’s something his young boys (aged 4 and 7) are learning with great effect. He’s a veteran journalist who’s worked with Mixmag, GQ and is now the Deputy Editor of Men’s Health. He lives in London with his wife and two boys, aged seven and four. Read his work here and follow him on twitter - @Mike_MensHealth
Warren’s an award-winning creative director, now at Futerra. He's worked with big brands like Levi’s and Nike. By his own admission, his family life is complicated. He’s got four kids; three with his first wife - boys of 17 and 15, and a girl of 12 – and a 2-year old with his new partner. They all live within a mile of each other in North London.
John’s a fast talking Scotsman. He’s the Founder of Smithery, an innovation studio which helps brands make things people want rather than making people want things. He lives in Brighton with his partner, a son aged 5 and a daughter aged 2 and a half. Follow him on twitter - @willsh or read his blog, it's good.
Tom Farrand has made collaboration a career. After 15 years of corporate branding and marketing he had an epiphany on a plane. Afterwards, he helped to start Good for Nothing, now a global movement of creativity for good and runs the Swarm partnership, helping organisations solve tough challenges through collaboration. He lives in a village with his wife, a daughter of 8 and 5 year old boy and girl twins. Follow him on twitter - @tomfarrand.
Jonathan is a 3D Designer and Founder of Maker. He accidentally won one of the world’s most respected awards for creativity – D&AD Black Pencil – and set up the acclaimed Walthamstow Dad project. He lives in London with his partner and two daughters, aged five and eight. Follow him on twitter - @walthamstowdad
Leo is a professional climate campaigner, well known by the authorities. As Co-Founder of Plane Stupid he's occupied Stanstead Airport's runway and orchestrated the late Pete Postlethwaite’s ambush of the UK Climate Secretary, Ed Miliband. He's also Founder of Monkey Do, a social enterprise that creates outdoor adventures for children.
He’s a dad of two, a 5-year old boy bursting with energy and a feisty girl of 2. Together with his partner, they live in West London. Follow him on twitter - @crisortunity
Anthony Eskinazi’s an entrepreneur at the cutting edge of the sharing economy. He founded JustPark in 2006 and nine years later, business is booming. In early 2015, the now 30-strong team raised £1m in four days on Crowdcube. He lives in London with his wife, a son aged 2 and a wee 5 week old. Follow him on twitter - @eski009