The Company of Dads Podcast

EP21: When You Have Choices, Choose Wisely

June 21, 2022 Paul Sullivan Season 1 Episode 21
The Company of Dads Podcast
EP21: When You Have Choices, Choose Wisely
Show Notes

Interview with Nick Brophy / Bakery Owner, Career Supporter, Wise Man

HOSTED BY PAUL SULLIVAN

Today my guest is Nick Brophy, father of five children, ages 7 to 24. Nick played football at Princeton and the team won the Ivy League championship his junior year. Then he took a traditional path to Wall Street. He loved it and excelled at it for nearly 20 years. His wife Sarah was also enjoying a thriving career. Then they started having kids. In 2013, after adopting their third child, Nick’s wife found out she was pregnant. They were at crossroads. Nick put his hand up to be the Lead Dad and walked away from Wall Street, to the disbelief of friends. The past 9 years have taken him on a journey he hadn’t planned, one that has been rewarding but not without its challenges. Men, society still says, are supposed to be the breadwinners and nowhere is that more true than on Wall Street. Today, Nick is an owner of two bakeries, while his wife Sarah is in her dream job at Uber. Listen to hear how he’s adjusted and thrived.