The boys talk with Xylem's Austin Alexander, Vice President, Sustainability and Social Impact, and Susan O'Grady, Senior Director of Marketing, to discuss one of our most valuable resources—water. By working together, we can ensure water is accessible, affordable, and safe for all.Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! Follow Plumbing Perspective IG @plumbing_perspective Follow Mechanical Hub IG @mechanicalhub Sign up for our newsletter at www.mechanical-hub.com/enewsletter Visit our websites at www.mechanical-hub.com and www.plumbingperspective.com Send John and Tim your feedback or topic ideas: @plumbing_perspective
With Jim Carter III, a programmer for over two decades, coder, speaker, scalability & growth nut, startup junkie, Eagle Scout, a leader at heart & father of two, is a passionate Technology Coach with over 25 years of experience, specializing in advising Social Impact organizations, brands, and experts on maximizing growth using content and technology. He co-leads a Mastermind program that hosts both in-person and virtual events to teach entrepreneurs essential business skills and create a lasting impact. And with a focus on Al, tech expertise, and mentorship, Jim empowers entrepreneurs to harness the power of Artificial Intelligence in their daily lives and businesses. In this enlightening conversation, Jim shares his insights on the future of AI, showcasing its potential impact on various industries. He also highlights creative applications of AI and discusses the utility of tools like ChatGPT for organizing thoughts. Moreover, Jim provides valuable guidance on assessing AI-generated content quality and preserving thought leadership while harnessing AI's capabilities. To listen to the podcast and access the show notes and any other resources mentioned in this episode, visit us at www.legalwebsitewarrior.com/podcast.
Season six of THRIVE takes off with a reconnect on our Bridgestone purpose. Join host Keith Cawley for a conversation with Sara Correa, Chief Marketing Officer at Bridgestone Americas, and Wade Munday, Director of Corporate Philanthropy and Social Impact, as they explore how the Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund, brand partnerships, local community initiatives, and more are helping address what really matters in our communities and society.
Step into the world of purpose-driven business endeavors with Hunter Haley. Join us as we explore the transformative concept of Business As Mission (BAM), where business becomes a powerful tool for advancing the Kingdom of God. Hunter, the visionary behind 'The Blessed Business,' shares his personal journey and insights into integrating faith and business for a greater purpose. Discover how BAM demonstrates Christian values, navigates cultural complexities, and uses profits to fuel ministry. Gain inspiration and practical wisdom on how businesses can be a force for positive change, both economically and spiritually, in a rapidly evolving world.Connect with Hunter Haley:https://theblessedbusiness.com/ @theblessedbusiness on IG and FBHunter's Course: https://theblessedbusiness.com/launchDiscount code: “FRANKLIN” for 20% offPurchase The Christian Leader Blueprint book today: https://www.ryanfranklin.org/blueprintbook Download The Christian Leader Blueprint – Short Guide (Free): https://www.ryanfranklin.org/blueprint Take the Christian Leader™ Self-Assessment (Free):https://www.ryanfranklin.org/clselfassessment Learn more about the BRAND-NEW Christian Leader™ Community Coaching (Launching October 9th):https://www.ryanfranklin.org/communitycoaching YouTube and Audio Podcast: https://www.ryanfranklin.org/leaderpodcast Connect with Ryan: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rnfranklin/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rnfranklin/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rnfranklin/ #leadership, #thoughtleadership, #ministry, #pastor, #pastors, #churches, #leadershiptraining, #churchleader, #churchleaders, #influence, #leadershipdevelopment, #coaching, #executivecoach, #leadershipcoaching, #productivitycoach, #productivity, #growthmindset, #theproductiveleader, #ChristianLeader, #ChristianLeadership, #LeadershipPodcast, #FaithAndBusiness, #PodcastInterview, #ChristianEntrepreneurship, #KingdomImpact, #PodcastInspiration, #LeadershipJourney, #PurposeDriven, #ChristianPodcast, #BusinessAsMission, #BAM, #FaithInBusiness, #TheBlessedBusiness, #KingdomBusiness, #FaithAndWork, #MissionDriven, #SocialImpact, #ChristianMission, #EntrepreneurshipForGood
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IIn Episode 2 of Season 11, we dive deep into the world of executive recruiting in international development and social impact. Dr. Zelizer sits down with Dan Perez, Director of North America with SRI Executive, the global executive search, strategy, and leadership consulting firm. This will be a fantastic opportunity to better understand talent recruitment in the social impact and development sectors.
As innovations surge forward, so do the questions about A.I.'s inner workings. Our guest on Disruption Now is Javier Viaña Pérez, the co-founder of Rezon.ai and a Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT Kavli Institute of Astrophysics and Space Research. His Ph.D. research revolved around the conception of novel transparent algorithms that provide accurate predictions and human-understandable justifications of the results.Reason.ai primarily focuses on comprehending the decision-making process of AI systems, providing the much-needed transparency that is currently lacking.For enthusiasts, skeptics, and everyone in between, this is your gateway to understanding A.I. like never before. Tune in and uncover the story behind the code.
In this episode of the Sustainable Minds podcast, Sienna Jackson, CEO and Founder of Zoran Creative Strategy, joins Gary Baker and Roxanne "Rocket" White to share her insights on cause culture, impact measurement, and diversity. They also discuss the importance of trust, storytelling, and finding common ground to address societal issues. Sienna Jackson stands out as a distinguished ESG and Social Impact consultant and producer operating out of Los Angeles. With over thirteen years of expertise, she has left an indelible mark on the realms of film and television music, social ventures, nonprofit initiatives, advocacy campaigns, and growing startups.
In this episode, we are joined by Smriti Kirubanandan, Robotics and Public Health Expert, to discuss challenges in effectively leading and empowering others, innovative solutions she's working on in healthcare, key opportunities for hospitals and health systems with technology and more.
In this episode we sit down with an SBC alum, Whitney, who just completed her first year at Stanford… along with two different summer internships. Whitney comes from the social impact world and shares lots of great information in this discussion, including: The best decision she made during her first year, One thing she would do differently about her first year, Suggestions for those wanting to make the most out of their internship experience (and for those considering two different internship experiences), Tips for those interested in the social impact space, and Advice about taking risks. This podcast is a must for anyone interested in making the most out of their first year, anyone passionate about social impact, or anyone interested in learning more about the Stanford GSB student experience.
In this episode, we are joined by Smriti Kirubanandan, Robotics and Public Health Expert, to discuss challenges in effectively leading and empowering others, innovative solutions she's working on in healthcare, key opportunities for hospitals and health systems with technology and more.
https://www.yeaimpact.com/ALLISON BEGALMAN is the co-founder and CEO of YEA! Impact, co-founder and EP of the Hollywood Climate Summit, and the creator of USC School of Cinematic Arts' first-ever social impact screenwriting lecture "Call to Action: Writing Stories of Relevance and Social Impact." She is a recipient of the Roddenberry Impact Award as well as the Walking Softer Young Leaders Award and participated in the Social Justice Partners Los Angeles 2022-2023 Systems Change Incubator. Allison is also a founder of USC School of Cinematic Arts' Feminist Media Festival. Outside of social impact, Allison writes for television and film. She has worked at companies like CAA, Annapurna Pictures, as well as on shows such as Sony TV's PREACHER and Hulu's MONSTERLAND. She is represented by Alison Mann and Sydney Blanke at Fourth Wall Management.Yea! has elevated clients like Good Energy, a nonprofit story consultancy that promotes environmental justice in scripted content and Scriptation, an Emmy award-winning app that helped Hollywood go paperless, all while launching hard-hitting campaigns for notable films including, To The End, Since I Been Down, and I Am Greta.In addition, this organization has produced the annual Hollywood Climate Summit, an LA-based international event, which has featured notable speakers like Jane Fonda, Quinta Brunson, Rosario Dawson, and the Daniels.
PCDN is excited to announce the premier of Season 11 of the Social Change Career Podcast with Dr. Fathali Moghaddam on From Theory to Policy: Building a Career where Research Makes Impact. Dr. Moghaddam, is one of the world's leading social psychologists and a professor at Georgetown University. This episode is designed for those focusing on advancing a career that spans academia, policy, research, and impact. In this episode, Dr. Moghaddam will cover: Building a Career at the Intersection of Academia and Policy: How to effectively combine scholarly pursuits with real-world policy impact. Advice for Aspiring Doctoral Students: What to consider when contemplating a Ph.D. in social sciences. The Importance of Theory in Advancing Change: How theoretical frameworks can be applied to drive social change. Research as a Tool for Change and Policy: Utilizing academic research to influence policy and enact social change. Psychological Aspects of Social Movements: A look into the psychological factors that drive collective action. Dictatorship vs. Democracy: Psychological perspectives on different governance models and their impact on social change. PCDN.global News Check out previous Seasons & Episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast. Become a member of the PCDN Career Campus to get daily access (to job opportunities) community (network with other impact professionals); learning with sector-experts and exclusive workshops as well as weekly office hours. Basically a cup of coffee or two for a 24/7 career center for impact professionals.
Freedom House was a radical idea that changed emergency response programs and birthed modern-day paramedicine. As we continue to reimagine public safety and confront the role of police in our society, Freedom House's legacy offers a blueprint on what health and safety can look like when people experiencing medical or behavioral distress are met with appropriate care. On this episode Justice Above All, host Dr. Ayobami Laniyonu, Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at TMI, unpacks what we can learn from Freedom House's rise to prominence and its ultimate demise. Guests: Kevin Hazzard, author of American Sirens: The Incredible Story of the Black Men who Became America's First Paramedics Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Vice President of Social Impact, BETIbram X. Kendi, PhD, Historian and Founding Director of Boston University's Center for Antiracist Research and author of How to be an Anti-Racist Produced by Keecee DeVenny, Jackie O'Neil, Jakiyah Bradley, and Ayobami Laniyonu If you enjoyed this episode please consider leaving a review and helping others find it! To keep up with the work of LDF please visit our website at www.naacpldf.org and follow us on social media at @naacp_ldf. To keep up with the work of the Thurgood Marshall Institute, please visit our website at www.tminstituteldf.org and follow us on Twitter at @tmi_ldf.
Social entrepreneurs play a crucial role in making social impact a reality. They, however, face unique challenges and complexities compared to traditional entrepreneurs. Unlike traditional entrepreneurs, whose primary focus is profit, social entrepreneurs balance their mission with the need for sustainable business models as they start with a mission-driven approach, seeking to address social dilemmas and gaps in their communities. In this episode, Jenny shifts focus from exploring the "why" behind social impact to diving into the "who" of social entrepreneurship. The episode stresses on the importance of understanding the resource gaps social entrepreneurs face, which include social capital, human capital, and financial capital that make it challenging for social entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures and maintain a sustainable impact, as well as the key role training and development for social entrepreneurs play in creating successful entreprises, as many lack the necessary business knowledge.
In 2015, the UN established Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by 2030. In 2023, we are halfway there and have achieved only about 12% of those goals. Rich Hutchinson, global leader of BCG's Social Impact practice, suggests that companies both can help achieve those goals and boost their bottom line. Organizations need to set ambitious goals. Leaders need to do more than treat ESG as a checklist. And governments can also provide incentives that encourage private sector innovation. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Adam is a serial entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of launching and leading organizations that generate both financial returns and social impact results. He is the CEO of Showcraft GBC (General Benefit Corporation), a leading exhibit production company. Before his role at Showcraft, Adam served as Managing Partner at Third Path Capital, a search fund for social good created to buy and build the Twin Cities' next great impact company, which successfully acquired Showcraft in 2021; he led corporate strategy and innovation at Sunrise Banks, a for-profit impact company, where he architected the bank's expansion into providing bank and compliance services to financial technology start-ups; and, he served as the Founding CEO at Exodus Lending, the nation's leading nonprofit organization working with payday loan borrowers seeking to achieve long-term financial stability. Adam is with me today, discussing where his entrepreneurial spirit came from and why he and his partner decided to buy Showcraft, an exhibit production company, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss why he spent so long searching for the right company to buy and why the need to find a company where they could genuinely make a positive social impact drove the search. Adam also shares the process when they partner with a business that wants to be represented at trade shows and contacts Showcraft for their expertise, and dives into a few of the company's future plans. “I've always been interested in creating impact with my career and with my life.” - Adam Rao “We create the environment so that you can come in and show up and sell what you're selling.” - Adam Rao “Success can mean different things from monetary to impact.” - Adam Rao This Week on The Wow Factor: What prompted Adam to find out whether there is a way to create organizations that are financially sustainable and self-generating because they're for-profit entities that are also creating social and environmental impacts How he pulled Showcraft out of a financial death spiral and why he was game to take such a big risk Why he took so much time to find the perfect opportunity in the Twin Cities with his business partner How Adam and his team built the Showcraft back up to where it is now Services Showcraft offers to streamline a company's trade show experience How they navigate all the regulatory pieces involved in creating an exhibit at a convention center What makes potential partners stand out to Adam, including their environmental and social impacts Why Showcraft recently acquired a company called Display Arts, and how they plan to integrate it into their current offering Adam Rao's Words of Wisdom: You should absolutely be afraid of failure, but if you're only afraid of failure without also being optimistic about success, you're probably too afraid of failure. Connect with Adam Rao: Adam Rao on LinkedIn Showcraft website Connect with The WOW Factor: The WOW Factor Website Connect with Brad Formsma via email Brad Formsma on LinkedIn Brad Formsma on Instagram Brad Formsma on Facebook Brad Formsma on Twitter
Today's episode is the first in our 2023 back-to-business school series. The episode features Gabriel Serber, Vice President of Social Impact and Sustainable Development, Arcos Dorados, the largest McDonald's franchise in the world. He discusses how Arcos Dorados designs and implements climate solutions across the 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries where they operate, the vast cultural diversity across the region, and how his work fits into the larger McDonald's corporate climate goals For transcripts and other resources, visit climaterising.org Climate Rising Host: Professor Mike Toffel, Faculty Chair, Business & Environment Initiative Guest: Gabriel Serber, Vice President of Social Impact and Sustainable Development, Arcos Dorados
Ian Westmoreland joins us all the way from Australia for an incredible conversation on a life altering moment in his journey and what he chose to do about it. If you have wondered "Is this all there is in life?" or "What is the meaning of life?" Ian has a similar story and when he was faced with that question, he made a powerful choice, left his lucrative IT career and began using his life full-time to make a difference in the world! Ian is now the Founder of the not-for-profits Mentoring Men & Kintsugi Heroes. Join us as we dig into his life changing moment and what exactly his organizations do for the community.Website - https://kintsugiheroes.com.au/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100084850387170LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/kintsugi-heroes/?viewAsMember=trueInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/kintsugi.heroes/YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@kintsugiheroes/videosSpotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3Ljf12pNJ27600dNAj3CbgMentoring MenWebsite - https://mentoringmen.org.au/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MentoringMenAusLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/mentoring-men/?viewAsMember=trueInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/mentoringmenaus/IanFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/IanCWestmorelandLinkedIn - https://www.li...
In 2021, Digital Promise and Ciena announced the launch of the Ciena Solutions Challenge, a global design challenge for middle and high school students to create innovative solutions that address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals within their communities. Now entering its third year, Karissa Bowen, Senior Project Manager of Learning Experience Design at Digital Promise joins the podcast to talk with Ciena's Beth Hunter, Director of ESG Communications and Social Impact, about the impact the program has made on students around the world, while sharing inspiring stories about her experiences.
In today's episode of If Not Now Wen, we're excited to talk with special guest Valerie Ward. Valerie recently completed her MBA at UT Austin's McComb's School of Business, where she is concentrated in Strategy and Innovation with a special focus on Social Enterprise and Social Impact, and she'll be joining Strategy&'s Customer Transformation practice in early 2024. Valerie was the co-founder of Sweet Ritual vegan ice cream shop and non-profit Good Work Austin. She is a mentor at Capital Factory in Austin and is dedicated to increasing access to entrepreneurship. She has taught, directed, and performed improvised theatre for over 20 years, touring internationally with her troupe Parallelogramophonograph. An authentic people leader, Valerie is passionate about connecting with others and building a community. She is such an inspiration, and I know you are going to love this episode as much as I do. We talk about:
Devin: What do you see as your superpower?Mohan: I'd call my superpower troublemaking.Mohan Sivaloganathan, known by some as the Batman of social impact, is the CEO of the national nonprofit Our Turn by day and a hip-hop artist and speaker by night.Our Turn organizes student activists, helping them to find their voices and stories, empowering them to change the systems that constrain or limit their potential.Mohan shared an example of the work and its impact:One of our partner organizations brought together dozens of school board members from across the country. It was a community-building space. It was a training space. They were grappling with some of the issues that I already alluded to: the culture wars that are breaking out, the fiscal cliff that is coming soon with the expiration of ESSER funding, the fact that many districts are already dealing with deficits, attendance crises, and the continued mental health epidemic that young people have been dealing with, that increasingly educators and more are dealing with.So as they were thinking about all these different issues, what I appreciate is that many folks recognize, “Hey, we need to make sure we are directly hearing from students as as a part of this.”And so they reached out to us and said, “Hey, can you have some student leaders from Our Turn come and present at this convening?” We said, “All right, great.” We had to get together travel plans, a presentation and a curriculum quickly and try to figure out how it could work within the context of what school board members were thinking about.So the lens that was applied was how do you do authentic student engagement, equity-centered student engagement within the context of budgeting? And how can you think about participatory budgeting in a unique way? Our students doing what they do; they absolutely knocked it out of the park. They pulled back the curtain. They delivered this wake-up call and a call to action to the folks who were in this breakout session. So it was a breakout session featuring student leaders.They talked about how young people want to be engaged and involved. Here are some of the pros and cons in that process. Here's how it can work within the context of participatory budgeting. So it was something that was very actionable. It wasn't just hypothetical and values-based, but it was something that was very actionable. Fast forward to the end of the conference, where the organizers were bringing everybody back together into the main hall. People had engaged in all sorts of learning, including our session and others. The organizers stood on the main stage and announced, “Hey, we had student leaders from Our Turn who were in a breakout session, and it was amazing. Next year, they're going to be right here on the main stage.”That was recognition that everybody had who happened to be in that small room with students, that young people deserve the microphone, that in this time where there is such deep polarization and division, animosity, cynicism, you name it, within our culture in the US and within schools, they are the group of folks who are the best positioned to lead a more hopeful and aspirational vision.Mohan attributes his success in building the organization to his ability to stir up what the late civil rights giant John Lewis called “good trouble.”AI Episode Summary* Devin Thorpe interviews Mohan Sivaloganathan, CEO of Our Turn, on the Superpowers for Good show.* Mohan is a social justice advocate working towards changing education and empowering students.* Our Turn aims to help students discover their agency to shape their future and create a just and thriving education system.* The organization trains young people to be effective storytellers, advocates, and changemakers.* They tell the stories of young people to understand their experiences and aspirations for the future.* Our Turn turns the tables on decision-making by helping young people shape their own efforts and campaigns to bring about tangible changes in the education system.* Mohan provides an example of student leaders presenting at a school board conference to discuss authentic student engagement and participatory budgeting.* The organization focuses on individualizing education and breaking away from the one-size-fits-all approach.* Mohan identifies his superpower as "troublemaking" and emphasizes the need to shake the status quo through voices, action, and culture.* He shares an example of using his troublemaking superpower to inspire and motivate leaders after the 2016 presidential election.How to Develop Making Good Trouble As a SuperpowerMohan's goal to make good trouble extends beyond his work at Our Turn and includes his speaking and performing. He shared an example of how he used his superpower immediately following the 2016 presidential election, leaving many in his community feeling disappointed–or worse.In November 2016, I was invited to an event that had 100 plus young next-gen emerging leaders who were working across the corporate sector and nonprofits. I was invited to come to this convening in DC and to speak and perform. This was about one week after the election—the US presidential election in 2016. Literally, as soon as I walked into this room, it was it was just it was dark. You could feel it. It was somber. There was this really tense, thick emotion that was that was in the air. I was in that room; I was feeling that, too.I was feeling disappointed. A few days before, I had people in my office at work. At the time, I was working in Human Services in New York. Folks were crying. Folks were literally crying in my office. This was a tough place for people to be able to navigate out of. So, I revised the remarks that I was planning, literally right there as I was in the room. I go onto stage, and I start with a performance of a song called “Our Time.” I performed the song and then, from there, delivered some remarks to the audience.The theme that I tried to share with people is that it's moments like this are why we're here. It's why we decided to take on a purpose-oriented field of work. It's why we've shaped our leadership in a certain way. It's why we've built this type of community. Yes, we're holding disappointment and sadness, and we need to try and find the fuel, the energy, the motivation to be able to still charge forward and to recognize this is indeed our time. This is our place, our moment. This is where we're supposed to be. This is a time to agitate more than you ever thought—not to fall back and to feel like, hey, it's not my moment anymore.But no, actually, this is your space. This is your lane; this is my space and lane. Let's go out and be louder and bolder than ever. I went off the stage afterwards and talked with a few folks. Multiple people came up and said, “Hey, look, I was thinking about literally leaving this field of work. I was thinking about leaving the nonprofit space, leaving this purpose orientation. I think it was going to be for me anymore. But I found the fire again. thank you.By heeding Mohan's message and following his advice, you can make good trouble a skill you add to your quiver. With practice, it could become your superpower, enabling you to do more good in the world.Superpowers for Good is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Guest-Provided ProfileMohan Sivaloganathan (he/him):CEO, Our TurnAbout Our Turn: Our Turn is a revolutionary, youth-led movement dismantling oppressive structures that limit access to quality education. We activate young people of color and allies to ignite change and catalyze a national movement to heal and liberate current and future generations of students.Website: itsourturn.orgBiographical Information: Mohan Sivaloganathan is the Batman of Social Impact, as a nonprofit leader by day and hip-hop artist by night. In his Bruce Wayne world, Mohan serves as the CEO of Our Turn, the nation's leading movement of students fighting for education justice. As the Dark Knight, Mohan assumes the alias of Ahmen and uses the power of music to spark changemaking. Above all, Mohan is a father, husband, son, brother, friend, and Troublemaker for the status quo. Mohan has partnered with young people, professionals, and organizations to advance transformative change in the arenas of education, justice reform, mental health, civic engagement, and more. On the mic, he has delivered performances and talks in partnership with the World Economic Forum, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Net Impact, NYU, Penn State, the University of San Diego, Independent Sector, Fordham, Synergos Institute, Centre for Social Innovation, Defy Ventures, the World in Conversation Project, and many more. Mohan was awarded as a “40 Under 40 Rising Star” by New York Nonprofit Media and a “Next Generation Leader” by the Human Services Council and was featured in Good is the New Cool, an Amazon Philanthropy & Charity #1 new release. Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/msivaloganathan/For the September SuperCrowdHour, I'm going to share some of the lessons I've learned from making dozens of crowdfunding investments and talking to hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors. You'll learn not just how to make investments via crowdfunding but how to make money doing it.Many impact crowdfunding investors focus on impact first. I admire the approach but note that a goal for maximizing impact is best accomplished by making money. It works two ways. A company that goes out of business has no impact after it dies. One that grows profitably can do unlimited amounts of good. Furthermore, if the investment delivers financial results to you, you can reinvest and do more good as an investor!If you're focused primarily on making money, you'll find this session helpful, too. We'll discuss maximizing financial returns. Don't miss it!Register now for half-price! Get full access to Superpowers for Good at www.superpowers4good.com/subscribe
Meet Sasha. We've been big fans of Sasha's since reading his Manifesto for Nonprofit CEOs about how we have to stop apologizing about the value of the work that we do in the nonprofit sector. And, we loved his TedTalk about The Generosity Experiment where he said "yes" to all requests that came his way for a month
In this episode:LSI's background, how Mayor Tran built her life and career, politics, and how they envision their futures shaking out. Listen to the Happy Grateful Blessed podcast here.Connect with the LSI team by following along on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or by visiting LSIWINS.com!
On Episode 421 of Impact Boom, Elaine Alec of Naqsmist discusses why her team uses transformative storytelling to inspire organisational healing and how her work supports reconciliation, decolonisation and systems change. If you are a changemaker wanting to learn actionable steps to grow your organisations or level up your impact, don't miss out on this episode! If you enjoyed this episode, then check out Episode 287 with Brett Leavy on reconnecting with First Nations culture and history through virtual reality technology -> https://bit.ly/3PoOC0A The team who made this episode happen were: Host: Sarah Ripper Guest: Elaine Alec Producer: Indio Myles We invite you to join our community on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram to stay up to date on the latest social innovation news and resources to help you turn ideas into impact. You'll also find us on all the major podcast streaming platforms, where you can also leave a review and provide feedback.
Publication date: 9/15Description: Jerome shares the content and logistics of the new project he is a part of and why this book isn't just for volunteer engagement managers, but nonprofit CEOs, those who work in academia, those who work in for-profit CSR, or even the HR director. He speaks candidly about being a person of color in the profession of Social Impact and Volunteer Engagement, the value of succession planning, and its connection to knowing when it is time to take the next step in your career. Lastly, shares about the importance of storytelling and why communication is the new power tie.Connect with Jeromehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jdtennille/ https://www.jerometennille.com ResourcesClick here to purchase Transforming Disruption to ImpactMore About JeromeJerome is the Director of Social Impact & ESG at The Uplift Agency where he is responsible for leading the social impact-focused work for Uplift's corporate clients. In his role, he's led clients through social impact and ESG strategy design and implementation to address their unique challenges. Prior to joining Uplift, he led Marriott International's global volunteer program on their social impact team where he managed national partnerships and designed the strategies, guidelines, and toolkits that empowered and equipped associates to serve their communities across the globe. He has over a decade of social impact experience and is the co-author and co-editor of the book Transforming Disruption to Impact: Rethinking Volunteer Engagement for a Rapidly Changing World. Jerome is also a veteran of the United States Navy.Learn more about how Nicole can help your volunteer program grow and flourish when you visitwww.nicolersmith.com
There are 23 schools in Utah that are on a 4-day school week, many of them in rural areas. Is this a good idea or does it rob the kids of important education? What about the effect this has on parents and child care? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Sally Dietlein, Executive Producer at Hale Center Theater, Cassie Bingham, Assistant Director of the Center for Social Impact at Utah Valley University and Jill Atwood, Senior Communications Strategist for the Department of Veterans Affairs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
BYU-Idaho and Ensign College will launch 3-year bachelor's degree programs, cutting 25% of the requirement for classes to graduate. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Sally Dietlein, Executive Producer at Hale Center Theater, Cassie Bingham, Assistant Director of the Center for Social Impact at Utah Valley University and Jill Atwood, Senior Communications Strategist for the Department of Veterans Affairs.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
K-12 teachers are reporting an increase in absenteeism and behavior problems post-pandemic that they've never seen before. What is going on with students? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Sally Dietlein, Executive Producer at Hale Center Theater, Cassie Bingham, Assistant Director of the Center for Social Impact at Utah Valley University and Jill Atwood, Senior Communications Strategist for the Department of Veterans Affairs.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Recent events involving Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Dianne Feinstein, not to mention concerns with President Biden's age, prompt the question - should there be an age limit for holding office? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Sally Dietlein, Executive Producer at Hale Center Theater, Cassie Bingham, Assistant Director of the Center for Social Impact at Utah Valley University and Jill Atwood, Senior Communications Strategist for the Department of Veterans Affairs.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Fr. Shenan Boquet Fr. Boquet who is President of Human Life International discusses his recent articles Social Impact of Over-the-Counter “Opill” and Scapegoating of the Elderly to show how these two issues and integrally connected.
Today we have the pleasure of learning from Founder & CEO of Driving Single Parents a nonprofit based out of San Antonio, Texas. Cindy shares her personal story of being a single parents and struggling to find transportation and other support for her family. Years later, she gives back by starting a 501c3 to give cars away at no cost to single parents. Cindy's story will inspire you along with her wisdom in leadership! www.DrivingSingleParents.org www.CFViews.comwww.LittleGive.com
We are in a new season and we couldn't be more excited to kick it off with a thought-provoking journey through the evolution of social impact. In the coming weeks, we will talk about the who, what, and how of social impact. In this episode, we talk about THE WHY, exploring the roots of social impact in ethical practices dating back to the 80s, discovering the transition from ethical considerations to the emergence of fair trade in the 90s and how these concepts paved the way for a more comprehensive approach to social impact today. Throughout the series, we'll explore key aspects, including the role of social entrepreneurs and enterprises, the importance of ethical impact leadership, and the challenges and rewards of striving for long-term sustainability. Working in a social impact space is not an easy path, but it's the right one, as we aim to create a better world for future generations. So, come along as we challenge the status quo, learn from past lessons, and work towards a more interconnected and sustainable global community.
"The first thing most people in any of these enterprises should be concerned about is: If I can't run a sustainable enterprise, the doing good goes away."In today's episode, we go through the second part of my conversation with the Director of the M.Sc. in Information Systems Program at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and the Founder of Change University, Dr. Jim King. Tune in and listen to the fortieth episode of the Avant-Garde Entrepreneur podcast; you'll hear Dr. King's advice on how to start an impact enterprise on the right foot and for the right reasons, and everything you need to know to make sure your social enterprise fulfills its goals. We also talk about Dr. King's sklll in building people and helping students understand why they are built the way they are. Additionally, we discuss the dangers of lack of discernment, the importance for social entrepreneurs to understand their why, what separates purpose-driven people from mere dreamers, and more. In This Episode, You Will Learn:What do impact entrepreneurs need to start a social enterprise (4:10)Dr. King talks about the patterns successful social enterprises follow (9:10)Your gifts and passion come together (15:20)Things every social entrepreneur should avoid (21:00)Dr. King shares tips and advice for kids in their 20s and late teen years (25:40)The importance of understanding why you were built this way (29:00)Dr. King talks about his most immense joy as a facilitator (32:10)Resources:Quiz! What's Your Social Entrepreneur Style?Avant-garde Entrepreneur Podcast - Episode 9 - Where to Find a CoachAvant-garde Entrepreneur Academy WaitlistBook: Morgan Simon - Real Impact Michael Porter's Value ChainConnect with Dr. Jim King:WebsiteLinkedInLet's Connect!WebsiteLinkedIn:FacebookInstagram Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Dr. Zabina Bhasin began her journey of understanding the powerful role toys play in shaping a child's identity. As a child psychiatrist, she used her expertise to observe that children were naturally drawn towards toys, books, and crafts. Yet, as a mother, she noticed a distinct gap in the market - there were no multicultural or ethnic studies toys. This realization sparked an idea, a vision to create a space where children could learn about various cultures and traditions, and feel a sense of belonging. This was the birth of In KidZ, a company that was much more than just a toy manufacturer. It was a creator of connections, a builder of bridges between cultures, and a purveyor of inclusivity. No longer would children ask insensitive questions about one another's backgrounds. Instead, through play, they would learn to appreciate and respect the beautiful diversity of the world around them. Awards and nominations not only serve as a form of recognition but also validation of an entrepreneur's efforts. They can be instrumental in boosting morale and signaling excellence within the industry. Acknowledgment of one's work can also raise public awareness about the mission or cause the entrepreneur is passionate about. Reflecting on her own nomination for the TOTY awards, Dr. Zabina Bhasin expresses her gratitude and sense of validation. It's evident that these recognitions mean the world to her as they support her aim to make an impact in the lives of children through her culturally diverse and inclusive toys. This testament reassures listeners about the commitment and dedication behind her work. This award-nominated change maker will be at New York Toy Fair at booth #4821. Please reach out to email@example.com if you want to stop by and few the latest in In KidZ product! Episode Cliff Notes:Listen to Dr. Zee getting started in the toy industry [00:02:08]Learn about recognition in the toy industry [00:05:37]Discover Dr. Zee's journey in finding cultural ambassadors [00:09:11]Learn about her nominations and awards [00:12:24]Understand the importance of diversity and inclusion in toys [00:15:26]Learn about the description of In KidZ large kits [00:16:34]Find out where to find In KidZ products [00:19:10]Discover Dr. Zee's overcoming struggles in entrepreneurship [00:21:41]Listen to what Dr. Zee considers the most meaningful win [00:25:06]Learn about seeking mentors in the toy industry [00:29:03]Dr. Zee's childhood toys and games [00:30:01]Find out how to connect with Dr. Zabina Bhasin [00:31:25]Listen to her nominations and congratulations [00:32:12] Have a great idea for a toy or game? Start here. Visualize, Validate, and Vow to make your toy or game idea real in this 5 day bootcamp. Visit learn.thetoycoach.com/bootcamp to sign up.Support the show
This week we have the honor and privilege of hearing first hand, Taylor Fisher's story about losing a loved one to suicide when she was only 23 years old. Taylor, now the Marking and Communications Director at United2Prevent, a nonprofit with a mission to prevent suicide, has given her life to raising awareness and bringing support around the topic of suicide. Taylor takes a moment to tell us her heart wrenching story of loss. She shares how she has moved forward from that traumatic day and how she has found healing in the midst PTSD. Join us as we get to hear a raw and authentic story of how suicide has effected one woman's journey and how she hopes to make a difference for others moving forward. _________(The Bright Continent Book Review Pt. 2 will pick back up next week.)
Phoebe Yu is the Founder and CEO of ettitude, a sustainable lifestyle brand made from the world's first 100% organic bamboo lyocell fabric. Phoebe spent over 10 years helping international companies develop and source textiles and saw first hand the lack of sustainability within the industry. She knew there was room for change and decided to be an agent of it. She launched ettitude 9 years ago and is leading by example on how to build a truly circular business model. In our conversation we discuss: The responsibility of brands to help educate consumers How it's easier to stay true to values when when there is integrity in the DNA of the brand Why offsetting is not a solution Her thoughts on AI and how she sees it as an opportunity for more creativity and overall why she believes in community and collaboration over competition Phoebe and her team at ettitude are paving the way for a more sustainable future while creating the framework to show why and how all businesses can - and should - embody an ‘eco attitude'. Connect with Phoebe LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/phoebeyu2008/ Website https://www.ettitude.com Socials https://www.instagram.com/ettitudestore/
I'm your guide, Nathan Stuck and today you'll have the opportunity to learn from Jared Meyers, the Co-Founder of Florida for Good. Florida for Good is driving the initiative to promote corporate responsibility, helping businesses doing good to thrive in a purpose-driven economy. Jared is a co-founder or investor in six successful B Corps, as well as co-creator of the “For Good Movement,” a nonprofit that oversees Florida for Good and B Tourism. During this episode, you'll hear how Jared discovered B Corporations as, what he would call, the “only way” he wants to engage in business and how meeting like-minded leaders instilled confidence that business can do good while making a profit. Jared also shares why ethical and conscious business practices are not political, but they are simply caring for people. Have you ever wondered how businesses can truly make a difference in today's world? Then stay tuned as we sit down with Jared Meyers and learn from his transformative journey from a traditional travel company to a torchbearer for ethical, purpose-driven business practices. RESOURCES RELATED TO THIS EPISODE Follow Jared on LinkedIn CREDITS Theme Music
In todays episode, you'll learn the key trends in corporate purpose from the latest state of corporate purpose report. We explore the state of corporate purpose, and key findings from top businesses involved with corporate purpose. Timestamp of our conversation 1:07 - How has Corporate Purpose evolved over the past 3-5 years? 4:07 - Was the momentum behind social impact initiatives (i.e. ESG, DEI) too hot to maintain? 5:50 - The State of Corporate Purpose Report 2023 7:00 - Top 5 trends in Corporate Purpose 13:49 - Do companies stand behind their principles in the face of backlash? 15:59 - Strategies CSR leaders use to connect corporate purpose and DEI 18:37 - What is Benevity Impact Labs? 20:00 - What impact did the Benevity client community achieve in 2022? 21:45 - One takeaway from the State of Corporate Purpose Report 23:25 - One stat from the report CSR leaders should remember 25:11 - Where should CSR leaders invest their time and budget this year? Music by https://youtube.com/ikson @iksonmusic
Episode 13 of season 3 is a response to the book The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules & Making Change in Modern Africa by Dayo Olopade. In part one we dig into some key concepts in the first four chapter of the book and I give my thoughts and experiences on those topics. Dayo does a beautiful job on highlighting many of the things that get overlooked with it comes to international aid in sub-Saharan Africa. She shares her experience and research traveling and doing journalism throughout several African countries. Part 1 of this book response opens the discussion on the mapping of Africa, colonialism, fat and lean countries, yahoo boys, and informal economies and fail formal institutions. I add in some of own experiences and stories working and living in eight African countries, some shared and some differing with the author. If you love Africa and are interested in the vast array development work being done in sub-Saharan Africa you won't want to miss this social impact series! Need marketing expertise? Check out Strategy Beam. https://www.strategybeam.com/
In this episode, Brian is joined by Juan Webster, General Manager and Corporate Director, Social Impact of the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore hotel and Montage International. With 128 modern and sophisticated rooms and suites, the hotel is in a storied 1914 era property perched on Baltimore's famed Recreation Pier. Tune in to see who Juan Thanks for helping him along the way.
Do you have aging loved ones who need special care? Have you ever wondered how you could serve the growing population of seniors in your region? Isabelle Guarino is a graduate from Arizona State University, a former flight attendant, Walt Disney World intern and now Residential Assisted Living Academy's leading lady. She has been working as the COO of the company for the last 8 years and has been featured in many magazines and articles on the topic of Senior Housing. Most recently, she was given the title as one of the "Top Influencers in Senior Housing". She also won Aging Media's "the Future Leaders of Assisted Living" award in 2020 being one of only two people under 30 to make the list. Isabelle's goal is to carry on her father's legacy by training investors and entrepreneurs how to “Do Good and Do Well”. She trains and teaches entrepreneurs and investors through the Residential Assisted Living Academy, and is responsible for the creation and success of RAL National Convention, RAL National Association, Recovery Housing Academy, Pitch Masters Academy, and most of the Impact Housing Group's companies. Today, we discuss the residential assisted living industry, how you can get involved and do good and do well at the same time, and key nuggets from Isabelle's insightful new book, “Living Legacy”. Residential Assisted Living is not only a huge opportunity from a community impact standpoint, Isabelle believes it is the greatest real estate and business in the next 25 years. Listen to find out why. What We Discuss in This Episode How to do good and do well at the same time The growing opportunity in residential assisted living and senior housing The care ratio and quality differences in residential homes vs large facilities Qualities required to be successful as the owner of a residential assisted living home Investment opportunities, funding requirements, and cashflow timelines How to handle roadblocks when converting a home to a residential assisted living facility Navigating through family business dynamics Protecting relationships when firing family members Why everyone in your company needs a KPI (Key Performance Indicator) The importance of staying humble and connected to the mission The privilege of being a living legacy The advantages of being a young woman in business RAI training available to find, fund and fill your new residential assisted living home Episode Show Notes: https://leadersoftransformation.com/podcast/business/465-do-good-do-well-with-ral-w-isabelle-guarino
"The education world is more than just the academic content, and I grew to appreciate that more the longer I was in school."This week, we go through the first part of my conversation with Dr. Jim King, Director M.Sc. in Information Systems Program at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Founder of Change University, a portal for information about homelessness, poverty, and hunger that promotes activities to address these issues through healthcare, education, human safety, and economic development activities. Dr. Jim is also a member of the International Committee for World Hunger Relief and a founding member of the Preemptive Love Coalition. Throughout this episode, you'll hear about the evolution of impact businesses and social enterprises, Dr. Jim King's passion for being in the classroom, how he uses it to promote change for good, and his views on social enterprises, not-for-profits, and NGOs. Dr. King also shares his thoughts on social enterprises and impact business trends, missionaries' work, and much more. In This Episode, You Will Learn:A bit about Dr. Jim King's background (3:30)A glimpse of Dr. Jim King's life as a professor (9:00)There's a reason to do what we do and a price to pay for it (14:20)Dr. King shares his thoughts on missionaries' work (17:00)About the new trends in impact businesses and social enterprises (22:40)Running sustainable for-profit businesses while having a strategy to do good (27:30)Resources:Quiz! What's Your Social Entrepreneur Style?Avant-garde Entrepreneur Podcast - Episode 9 - Where to Find a CoachAvant-garde Entrepreneur Academy WaitlistBook: Morgan Simon - Real Impact Michael Porter's Value ChainConnect with Dr. Jim King:WebsiteLinkedInLet's Connect!WebsiteLinkedIn:FacebookInstagram Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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This week I had the incredible pleasure of speaking with one of my good friends, Jessy Correa. She is a nonprofit program manager in Orlando, Florida supporting families with access to community resources. She is incredible, not only because of the work she does but because of the insurmountable odds she has overcome. She is a single mom of six kids, a survivor of abuse and one of the most gifted human's in MINDSET. Yes! That is right, mindset. Jessy has this powerful ability to use her mindset as a tool to set her day into action, create healthy boundaries with those she serves in the community and keep an outlook on life that gets her up with hope and joy! Need a bit of a pick-me-up? Visit with us, as Jessy brightens your day and reminds you that there is always something amazing to create in our lives!Need marketing expertise? Check out Strategy Beam. https://www.strategybeam.com/
I was very excited to have Hannah Nokes on one of my LinkedIn Live sessions las year. We talked about her book, Magnify Your Impact, a great book about igniting your company's purpose into action. We talked about how she came to know Maggie Miller (her co-author) and how challenges they faced in their business led them to write the book. She also talks about her background at EZCorp, and how she fell in love with the ideals of a company that uses their resources to make an impact in the community, especially in a way that can provide a benefit to the organization. We also discuss how employees can help and how to make an impact that is real, focused, and is backed with real action. We talk about the reluctance on the part of business owners, and how we overcome it. That leads more into her experience, and how it led to the book. We talk about the 4-step process in Magnify your Impact and how it can help your business, impact pillars, and how these tools can drive profitability for your company. Enjoy the episode! Allen Plunkett
Our guest on the podcast today is Donnica Hawes-Saunders is the Founder and CEO of The Averity Group, a consulting firm that helps companies and organizations in highly regulated industries transform their reputation at the intersection of social impact, communications, and public policy. She is recognized as a mission-driven, political, and social impact strategist that specializes in complex policy and media environments. With over a decade of experience in the private sector and on Capitol Hill, Donnica connects public policy and organizational priorities with an emphasis on politically astute, coalition-based communications and strategic partnerships.In today's conversation you're going to hear a radically authentic conversation, there's no doubt Donnica is a dynamic leader and advocate for social impact and transformation. She shares valuable insights on the evolving landscape of leadership and the profound impact of the pandemic that we're still navigating, including the newly emerging appetite for social impact and bringing humanity back into businesses and politics.From her experience working with globally recognized brands, such as Philip Morris International, to her role in forging meaningful relationships and building trust, Donnica offers a unique perspective on the power of change and the importance of shared values.Join us as we dive deep into the world of leadership, social impact, and the transformative power of finding common ground. Get ready for an inspiring and thought-provoking conversationKey TakeawaysThe effects of the pandemic on business leadershipHow to assist with social impact perspectives and community involvement in both politics and businessImportance of culture and shared relations in shaping values and ideas.Evolution of business leadership styles towards collaboration and inclusivityFear of change as the biggest obstacle to the restoration and rebuilding of trust with organizations and industriesMemorable Quote“The work that we do, also, although it can sometimes appear that these are the soft skills, these are actually the hard skills that are necessary to truly move industries forward. And it's just been operating the other way for so long. If you want different results, you've got to change your behavior, just try and see what happens”—Donnica Hawes SaundersEpisode Resources:Donnica's WebsiteDonnica's Linkedin ProfileSacredChangemakers.comOur Sacred CommunityJayne Warrilow on LinkedinThank you to our sponsor:A HUGE thank you to the members of our Soul Business Academy who are our podcast sponsors, and also our extended Sacred Changemakers community who are helping us to make a global impact aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, all visible on our website.If you would like to support our show:Please rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and other podcast platforms. We would be SO grateful.Sacred Changemakers is a transformation company that believes in change for good. We partner with changemakers (coaches, consultants, speakers, authors, business owners, leaders, and conscious humans) who want to build a business that resonates with their...
Conversation with Dan Nestle, the leader of communications at Lixil Americas, which is part of a global Japanese company, and he's also one of the 30+ coauthors along with Mark Schaefer of The Most Amazing Marketing Book Ever. Episode on Website