Jan. 13, 2021

57 Next-level serial entrepreneur, coach & autism dad with Michael Caito

57 Next-level serial entrepreneur, coach & autism dad with Michael Caito

“Saying the right thing during a coachable moment to your children that builds their self-confidence can be the biggest difference-maker and change the trajectory of their whole life forever.” Michael Caito on DADicated.com

Michael Caito is an amazing dad and serial entrepreneur who co-founded ”Restaurants on the Run”, scaled it to 10 markets, 600 people and $40 million in revenue and sold it in 2015. He served as global chair of Entrepreneurs Organization, is the CEO at MAP Consulting and a member of YPO.

Mike is married, three boys, one with autism. We discuss enabling social skills with kids with autism, how to empower children in principle, how to instill good habits and Mike explains how some of his coaching frameworks can be applied to family. The conversation is valuable and full of practical experience-shares on how to build a successful family and marriage.

The most powerful takeaways for me as a dad were:

  1. Always call out positive behaviour - in real-time - with your kids.
  2. Ask your wife every day how you can make her life better.
  3. Do not sacrifice your relationship for the kids.
  4. The greatest dad-hack: hold out on the mobile phones as long as you can.
  5. Drill the habits that you want to instill early.

To book Philipp as keynote speaker on how to build successful families, reach out on www.dadicated.com. Thanks for the support!

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Michael Caito

Michael Caito is the new owner and CEO of Management Action Programs, Inc. (MAP). A visionary, nose-to-the-grindstone leader, Michael’s entrepreneurial roots date back to the early 1990s when he joined two partners in launching Restaurants on the Run with
a mere $6,000. Michael spent the next 20 years building that business through a strategic lens, adopting MAP’s accountability system along the way. When the company sold in 2015, it had scaled to 10 markets, 600 people and $40 million in revenue (it was valued at 12x EBITDA).

A self-taught business student, Michael practices proven management methodologies. Known as a “metrics guy,” he’s big on data, using it to measure progress and get breakthrough results. He also thrives off sharing lessons learned. A member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization for 20+ years, he’s served as a past Global Chairman and traveled to about 30 countries, engaging with countless company owners and organizations. Michael is also active in the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

In December 2017, Michael purchased MAP, the very company that helped him so much over the years. Now at the helm, he’s set his
sights on developing MAP’s people and expanding its footprint globally.

The father of three boys, Michael coaches their athletic teams and yet still carves time out for himself to exercise regularly and
mountain bike and surf whenever he can.