Wizdom Powell and Shaun T will sit down for a one-on-one conversation covering the many aspects of fatherhood, including Shaun’s long, personal journey with his husband to become a dad to their twin boys. They’ll focus on the topic of paternity leave and why taking that early time is instrumental to building a dad’s bond with his new child. They’ll also discuss the many barriers to paid leave that men still face, and why support for a federally mandated paid leave policy in the U.S. is so necessary.
Shaun T is a world-renowned health and fitness motivator, TV host, father of twins and creator of the best-selling fitness programs INSANITY, HIP HOP ABS, FOCUS T25, INSANITY MAX :30, CIZ, SHAUN WEEK and his new record breaking mega-hit, TRANSFORM :20. He has hosted several primetime TV series and shared the stage with Adam Lambert and Val Kilmer in the musical version of the Ten Commandments. A native of New Jersey, Shaun T received a B.A. in Health and Exercise Science and a minor in Theater and Dance from Rowan University. He’s danced with Mariah Carey and has choreographed for the USTA’s Arthur Ashe Kids Day, the NCAA Final Four Halftime Show.
Through personal appearances, his workout programs, his podcast, and new RELATIONSHIP THRIVATION Academy with his husband Scott, Shaun T is focused on affecting positive lifestyle changes in people around the world and proving that become the best version of yourself is attainable.
Dr. Wizdom Powell is a tenured professor and nationally recognized masculinity and male health expert. She serves on and leads several national advisory councils on fatherhood and the health disparities in boys and men, and has advanced the masculinity conversation among racial/ethnic minority males. In recognition of her public service to boys and men, Dr. Powell received the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Professional Award. She is also a White House Fellow, Ford Foundation Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow, Aspen Institute Health Innovator Fellow, and awardee of the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation academic writing residency in Bellagio, Italy. Her scientific articles have been featured in the American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Internal Medicine, Behavioral Medicine, and Child Development, and her scientific research has been covered by media including CNN, Business Insider, The Washington Post, NPR, and Forbes. Dr. Powell received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Clinical Psychology and M.P.H. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.