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Author Daniel Prokop


Hi, this seems like a good place for me to introduce myself. My name is Daniel Prokop. I am an author, show radio host, stand up comic, inventor, parent educator, Rites of Passage leader, high school basketball coach, MC and geologist.

I’ve been around the block a few times, nearly fifty times if you call one year a block. I have studied little boys in their “natural” corporate environment, as a boy myself within the belly of an oily beast. The beast was the biggest corporation in the world at the time.  It was a vast, big budget sandpit where I played at a senior level for 13 years, which still surprises me. I owned a franchised business in a major shopping centre and employed twelve staff for 9 years and I have also worked for a harm prevention charity. Three vastly different sandpits, all linked by similar childish behaviour, some of it my own.

My family migrated to  Australia from the US in 1973. I have been a labourer at the Port Kembla Steelworks, made pizzas, cleaned pub toilets, washed dishes, shovelled turkey shit, picked kiwi fruit in NZ and put myself through University. Personal development: been there, still doing that. I am also a devoted father of two children and a husband and we all live together which can be a bit nuclear.  We haven't had a major melt down for some time.

I have been a leader on many Rites of Passage programs and I have also had the privilege of taking my son through his Rite of Passage. My experience as a Dad was quite different to my experieces as a leader. My son came back a few years after our camp, as a returning young man and he helped us run a Rites of Passage program. It has been such a gift to watch how much he has grown as a result of participating in this work and it has helped me grow up too.

To book me for an event you can email me at info@leavingneverland.net.


Thank you.

Daniel Prokop

Recent Blog Posts

  • Imagine if Peter Pan was alive today, what would he be doing? He might be selling Nuclear Power plants near fault lines. Watch the "Adventures of Peter Pan in the 21st Century" by clicking the link below.

    August 2, 2011, 12:19 pm
  • Dinosaurs should be in the Coal not running the Coal (industry and some politicians)

    What part of "All peer reviewed scientific papers agree that human induced climate change is real and we need to do something about it" do some people and a few of the thickest politicians not get? "

    June 24, 2011, 3:00 pm
  • Schoolies is not a Rite of Passage

    Schoolies can be a very well deserved celebration at its best, and at its worst it can be a week long, peer driven rampage. Sometimes schoolies is referred to as a Rite of Passage, it is not a Rite of Passage and it will never be a Rite of Passage because children cannot initiate children into adulthood, they can only initiate themselves deeper into childishness.

    December 9, 2010, 2:56 pm
  •  Quotes from 'Leaving Neverland':

    "Mankind has become Pankind" Daniel Prokop


    "In a desperate attempt to stay young forever we have achieved eternal childishness, rather than eternal youth.” Daniel Prokop


    September 9, 2010, 11:35 pm