Hey there, I'm Mark

Being a father is a remarkable journey—a sacred role that carries tremendous responsibilities, joys, and challenges. We understand that every father wants to make a positive impact on their children's lives, but sometimes we need a little guidance and support to navigate the intricacies of fatherhood.

At The Universal Father, we believe that being a great dad is an art that can be learned and mastered. We are here to inspire and encourage men from all walks of life to show up for their children, to be present, and to be the best fathers they can be. Our coaching program is designed to equip fathers with the skills, knowledge, and mindset to lead, understand, love, and guide their children towards becoming wonderful independent beings.

That's where
The Universal Father comes in.

The Universal Father is more than just a coaching program; it is a movement that celebrates the vital role fathers play in their children's lives. Founded with the vision of empowering men to embrace their fatherhood journey with enthusiasm, wisdom, and compassion, we aim to create a community of engaged and dedicated fathers who prioritize their children's well-being and walk the talk.

Our program offers a unique blend of practical guidance, heartfelt support, and evidence-based strategies to help fathers connect deeply with their children and foster healthy relationships. We understand that each father and child is unique, and our approach is tailored to address individual needs, challenges, and aspirations.

Meet the Founder and Father

Hello there! I'm Mark Smith, the founder of The Universal Father. 

As a father myself, I understand firsthand the significance of this role and how profoundly a father's presence can shape a child's life. It is this deep understanding and passion for fatherhood that led me to start this coaching program.

For years, I have been working closely with men from all walks of life, helping them unlock their true potential and guiding them on their transformational journeys. Coaching, for me, is not just a profession; it is a genuine calling. Witnessing the positive impact of engaged and present fathers, I am inspired to support other men in embracing this sacred role with confidence and love.

In my coaching practice, I strongly believe in radical accountability. I challenge my clients to step out of their comfort zones and into their power zones, empowering them to grow and evolve as fathers and as individuals. The focus of my coaching is on genuine transformation, nurturing a deep and lasting connection between fathers and their children.

One aspect that sets me apart is my informal approach, which creates a high trust environment for my clients. I have had the privilege of working with business leaders, business owners, entrepreneurs, and leadership teams on an international scale. 

I am committed

At The Universal Father, I am committed to offering online coaching experiences that delve deeper than you might have thought possible.

Through a combination of expert guidance, practical tools, and a supportive community, we explore the essence of fatherhood and the profound influence fathers have on their children's lives.

Join me on this transformational journey, and together, let's uncover the extraordinary father within you.

Discover the joy of being fully present for your children, the power of authentic connections, and the limitless potential that fatherhood holds. Embrace the adventure of fatherhood with The Universal Father, and let us create a world where fathers show up, lead, and inspire the next generation of wonderful independent beings.

What we do is walk our  talk.  
What does that mean?

At The Universal Father, we understand that being a great dad goes beyond just words; it's about leading by example. As fathers, we are constantly under the watchful eyes of our children, and it is our duty to be the role models they deserve.

We walk our talk, ensuring that our actions align with our values, every minute of every day. Consistency is key, and we are committed to doing as we say we will do. Let us guide and support you on your journey to becoming a present, loving, and influential force in your children's lives.

Together, we will empower you to be the Universal Father you aspire to be, leaving a lasting legacy of love and strength for generations to come.

  • Brenton Nestler Certified Master Coach- Executive & Team Coaching; Transformational Learning Guide; Online Facilitator & Consultant

    Mark is an exceptional and passionate Coach and Facilitator. 

    He brings a deeply intuitive and transformative approach. This creates a sacred space of safety and clarity in which those he is working with are guided to significant insight and personal awareness.  Though this strength, sustainable shift, and impact happen, core habits and behaviors are explored, developed, and transformed, and real growth sticks. 

    I am. Forever grateful for the positive and profound personal growth that Mark has helped inspire in me.

  • Mary-Joe Emde Director at Core of U

    Mark is one of the most energized and passionate coaches and facilitators I have worked with. His passion for people working in a natural environment is very unique and we are very proud to have Mark as an associate of the Neuroleadership Group Africa. Mark has a dream to facilitate change in people’s thinking through adventure coaching and we love being part of making his dream come true.

  • Dr. Colleen Lightbody PhD; MPhil; MCC; PGCNL

    Mark is an inspirational and motivated Coach and Trainer. He has an intelligent, relaxed, and humorous style of interaction which enables him to connect with people at all levels. Mark is committed to his development and that of others- I would like to recommend him at the highest level as an individual who has a significant impact in his professional as well as personal capacity.

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