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Listen to conversations with leaders and entrepreneurs who have built organizations making a positive impact on the world.

Do you dream of owning or starting an organization that makes a lasting impact? With host, Amanda Bocik, Built for Impact is a podcast that explores the path from purpose to impact and all the risks, bumps, bruises, and rewards that came along the way.

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Built for Impact Podcast

with Amanda Bocik

Sarah Treadway

How to Keep People your Top Priority

Sarah Treadway is a powerhouse. As President and Co-CEO of Stout Street Hospitality, she has overcome challenge after challenge alongside her brother to keep their family business afloat. In this...

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Key Characteristics of an Effective Leader

Anne Huntington Sharma is a fierce female leader focused on prioritizing accountability, communication, transparency and empathy in the workplace. As the current President of the Huntington Learning Centers she walks us through how she has taken the program from a strictly “brick and mortar” concept to a blend of virtual and physical during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Peter Zaccagnino

The Sky Is The Limit

In this episode Peter lends some insight to help others choose to look for ways to succeed instead of looking to failure as an option. He also lays the groundwork for how to do this with his years of experience as a leader in an industry that isn’t for the faint of heart.

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Building A Lifestyle Brand for Nurses

After being turned down at least 100 times Alicia Tulsee has developed a business that is rapidly growing into one of the leading apparels brands for the medical community today. Alicia knew she had something worth fighting for so mustered all the moxie she had herself to develop the first direct to consumer apparel brand for nurses, Moxie Scrubs. Listen in on how she never stopped fighting for those that fight for us when we are at our worst.

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Libby Hikind

The Power of Good Grant Writing

More than 200,000 nonprofits, businesses and individuals visit GrantWatch.com each month and many nonprofits use GrantWriterTeam to find a grant writer to fundraise for nonprofits. In this episode Libby gives us some nuggets of wisdom she has learned on her unconventional path from education to coding born out of necessity.

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Alan Wilson

5 Pillars of Family Business

For many, understanding the intricacies of family business may seem daunting…or even messy…but for Alan Wilson, CEO of Sugarbush Capital this is his sweet spot. Alan is a “connector” in every sense of the word.

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3 Important Lessons for Building an Impact-Driven Company

3 Important Lessons for Building an Impact-Driven Company

After her mother died of a sudden heart attack in 2016, Fulenwider became motivated to make an impact in women’s…
How Commitment Leads to Courage and Courage Leads to Change

How Commitment Leads to Courage and Courage Leads to Change

Dr. Paul Zeitz is a physician, epidemiologist and tenacious award-winning advocate for global justice and human rights with over 35…
5 Leadership Practices to Improve Company Culture

5 Leadership Practices to Improve Company Culture

Kimberly Wiefling helps take toxic work cultures and turn them into thriving places where teams actually want to be. Her…
A Vision to see Entire Communities Help Raise Kids

A Vision to see Entire Communities Help Raise Kids

Siobhan Davenport is the President and CEO of Crittenton Services of Greater Washington, a nonprofit and expert in social-emotional learning,…
How to Keep People your Top Priority

How to Keep People your Top Priority

Sarah Treadway is a powerhouse. As President and Co-CEO of Stout Street Hospitality, she has overcome challenge after challenge alongside…
How Understanding Data Can Increase Fundraising Results

How Understanding Data Can Increase Fundraising Results

Tim moves with a mission to create the most generous generation ever and is doing so by studying raw data…

The 7 Pillars of Impact

Growth, change, grit
Personal Impact
People who are trying to make an impact first realize they need a greater understanding of themselves.
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Growth, change, grit
your own backyard
Community Impact
Many people aspire to change the world, but it seems such a daunting task when looked at that way that they quickly become discouraged.
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your own backyard
Raising abilities
Professional Impact
Another secret known by people who make an impact - they are experts at something. They have knowledge, wisdom, experience, and skills.
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Raising abilities
Interfacing and focusing on needs
Social Impact
Impactful people are different because they are acutely aware of the needs around them, but more importantly, they are willing to act to address them.
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Interfacing and focusing on needs
profits and giving
Fiscal Impact
There’s been a shift in recent decades to equate those who make a profit as greed-driven. “Profit” isn’t a negative word.
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profits and giving
reaching out to a diverse world
Global Impact
The world is growing smaller as problems are getting bigger. Truly impactful people know they can’t do it alone.
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reaching out to a diverse world
Organizational Impact
Organizational Impact
Perhaps nowhere do impactful people get more “bang for their buck” than when they begin making an impact within their own businesses and organizations.
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Organizational Impact

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