What is The Fireside Project?
The Fireside Project is an enterprise that exists to create and deliver game changing and highly accessible resources for separated and divorced dads. It does this for the benefit of the men themselves and all those with whom they are, or ever will be, happily or unhappily tangled.
It started because founder and dad, Matt Godfrey, found it frustratingly hard to get the support he wanted and needed as he worked out what it meant to be a parent through the painful transition of separation and divorce.
The Fireside Project creates resources around the themes of Connection, Encouragement, Insight, Coaching and Guidance.
A current dream is that a separated and divorced dad searching online for assistance for the first time could feel significantly supported and connected within the first 5 minutes of hitting the 'Search' button.
Matt Godfrey has a background in education and community based innovation. He is passionate about leveraging digital technology for meaningful human connection and innovating for preventative mental health. He loves any situation that requires him to think his way from complexity and confusion to simplicity and insight.
Matt is a husband and father of two (a daughter with his wife and a son from a previous marriage). He lives in Sydney, Australia and is happiest when near the ocean or reading a book.
The Fireside Project is his first enterprise.