“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

– Aristotle

Chad Zueck is the founder of A New Kind of Man podcast and community. He overcame hardship, self-doubt, and a broken home to lead a life of service, helping to heal and inspire other men. Chad’s work has many similarities to our Man of Mastery mission and in our belief that everyone has a unique path and remaining untapped potential. Chad kindly facilitated this two-part crossover interview episode where we continue to explore ways to improve ourselves each day.

“Who a man is, is how he reacts to interruption

– Chad Zueck


Chad and Marla have been married for 25 years, and they have two kids, Austin, 23, and Gracie, 16.

Chad grew up in rural Illinois before going into the Navy at 18. He spent four years in active duty and was forward deployed for much of that time. He worked on F/A-18 aircraft onboard two different aircraft carriers. His time in service gave him the opportunity to explore different parts of the world.

He and his wife went to Southern Illinois University where they finished bachelors degrees and headed off into the workforce. Chad worked in the aviation industry for years until he went through a complete change of course. For the last 14 years he has been in full time vocational ministry. Since then, Chad has finished a masters degree and continues to learn by being an avid reader, practitioner and carnivore of useful wisdom. Chad loves the outdoors, sports and good coffee. They currently reside in Dublin, Georgia.

Chad founded A New Kind of Man in 2018. His long journey into manhood and his study of masculinity began after the birth of his son decades ago. His own limitations led him to exploring the bible and other men from history to find better examples of what it means to be a man.

Chad Zueck, Founder of A New Kind of Man, is an avid fan of good coffee and hiking. If he isn’t holding down the fort in Dublin, Chad may be lost on a trail somewhere around Georgia (literally… he has a habit of that).


  • Service & sacrifice
  • How a broken home inspired Chad’s mission
  • Transparency and vulnerability
  • Where to start your mastery journey
  • Pride as corrosive to service
  • Hiding behind perfection
  • Visualization
  • Self-talk during a run
  • Most important question of the day
  • Ignatian Prayer


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