Doyin (pronounced “doe-ween”) Richards is a daddy, husband, author, and keynote speaker inspiring new mothers and fathers to think, laugh, and learn while evolving as parents and as people. Since creating his Daddy Doin’ Work brand in June 2012, Doyin has been a go-to guy for companies, colleges, and conferences in the realm of modern fatherhood.
Doyin authored two picture books for children published by Feiwel & Friends (an imprint of mega-publisher Macmillan). The first came in 2016 titled, I WONDER that recognizes the insecurities many new fathers have while raising their children, but also celebrates the fact that dads are never insecure when it comes to the love they have for their kiddos. His latest picture book, WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? tackles the tough topic of introducing kids to positive race-relations without raising them to be “colorblind.” It hit shelves in September 2017 was the #1 New Release in the ultra-competitive children’s “Explore The World” category on Amazon.
As a keynote speaker, Doyin shares his powerful message on modern fatherhood, raising “woke” children, being a proud feminist, ending toxic masculinity, and dealing with mental illness at conferences and companies throughout America. LexisNexis, PwC, and Facebook are a few of the companies where he recently delivered a keynote address.
Major companies use Doyin as a spokesperson/brand ambassador. In addition to a recent international commercial campaign with Microsoft, he also works with Amazon, Chrysler, Carnival Cruise Lines, Johnson & Johnson, and Holiday Inn to name a few.
Doyin is also an in-demand expert for mainstream media. He’s a regular contributor on NPR and HLN, and has been interviewed by the TODAY Show, Katie Couric, Essence Magazine, Cosmopolitan, USA Today, CNN, Parents Magazine, Yahoo!, T.D. Jakes, the New York Times, Sunrise Australia, and more.
He’s a big fan of the LA Lakers, eating cheesy pasta, working out, and napping.