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Are you trying to make a difference in this world?

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

How to turn Tragedy into Triumph

Cheryl Miller founded a thriving equine-assisted services organization with her daughter, Dawn, in 1986 in central Indiana called Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources.

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Julia Gentry

From a Successful Real Estate Business to Traveling the Country with 4 Kids

Have you ever asked yourself if there was something more to life? Do you have a dream but something is holding you back from going for it and it keeps you up at night?

By the age of twenty-three, Julia built a successful company in real estate that bought and sold millions of dollars’ worth of investment property only to end up $100,000 in debt. She then rebuilt her career as a business coach, advising hundreds of entrepreneurs on how to build a successful business. She bought the house and nice cars, had a few babies, and obtained “the American dream” only to realize it wasn’t her dream. Every night as she crawled into bed, she had this nagging question in the back of her mind: IS THERE SOMETHING MORE?

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Angela Burke

Overcoming Fear when Purchasing a Company

Angela Burke purchased Palladian West in 2019. She dealt with tremendous fear in evaluating the decision. But, she decided to say ‘yes’ and pressed forward like the ‘Maverick’ she is. Then 2020 came just a few months after and she was faced with challenges she could have never anticipated. Angela discusses how she overcame her fear and what she has done the past year to lead her team and her company forward.

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Blind Spots

Have you ever asked yourself the question “Where do I want to be in 10 years?”

That’s what led Brian Brandt to start his own leadership development company. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting but through some soul searching he discovered his place in leadership development.

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Phil + Sarah Clark

The Two Choices We All Have

Have you ever been so frustrated with how things currently are that the rewards of changing things outweigh the challenges? That’s what led Phillip Clark to start ENABLE Special Needs Planning. Phil grew up on a family farm with his two sisters – Sarah and Grace. Sarah has Down Syndrome and he learned from his family and his sister that we all have two choices in life – we can look at life with a limited mindset or an abundance mindset.

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How CBD Saved This Family Horse Which Then Launched A Family Business, Part 2

How CBD Saved This Family Horse Which Then Launched A Family Business, Part 2

Trove provides high quality CBD products for people, horses, dogs, and cats. And it is all run by the Carter…
How CBD Saved This Family Horse Which Then Launched A Family Business

How CBD Saved This Family Horse Which Then Launched A Family Business

Trove provides high quality CBD products for people, horses, dogs, and cats. And it is all run by the Carter…
3 Leadership Lessons from a Former US Naval Officer

3 Leadership Lessons from a Former US Naval Officer

From the US Navy, to investment banking, to healthcare for jails and detention centers - Justin Searle has approached each…
How to turn Tragedy into Triumph

How to turn Tragedy into Triumph

Cheryl Miller founded a thriving equine-assisted services organization with her daughter, Dawn, in 1986 in central Indiana called Agape Therapeutic…
How strengthening your core can improve your life and your community

How strengthening your core can improve your life and your community

In this Part 2 episode, we hear from Donny and his business partner, Jeff Huling. They share the genesis story…
Surviving a rare cancer at 15 to creating the Corefirst training system

Surviving a rare cancer at 15 to creating the Corefirst training system

Doniphan Stone survived cancer at the young age of 15. He not only survived it, but he regained his strength…

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.
2
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.
3
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.
4
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.
5
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.
6
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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