“Going and serving people in a way where you’re not getting anything in return – there’s something special about that”

– Chad Zueck

Chad Zueck is the founder of A New Kind of Man podcast and community. We reconnect in Part 2 of this episode to explore the 4 Pillars underlying the mentoring and coaching that Chad offers his tribe and now more broadly through the launch of his new podcast. Timed with wrapping up 2019, we take the opportunity to cover the importance of big, scary goals and share a few of ours from the years past and upcoming. In talking about goals and growth, Chad shares more about each of his pillars and how hiding in our strengths can neglect other developmental needs, ultimately undermining pursuit of purpose and meaning.

“It’s my routine, but everyone else has a routine too. Sometimes my routine has to revolve around the family routine instead.

– 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).


  • Big, scary goals for 2020
  • Father-son time in nature
  • Crucibles sought out or presented to us
  • Intellectual growth outside the comfort zone
  • Approaching emotional & relational growth
  • The couch is way too comfortable
  • Taking action, not expecting perfection
  • Hiding in our strengths
  • Shock the system to get unstuck
  • Purpose & meaning in the 4 pillars


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