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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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Wake Up, Serve, Repeat

In this interview, Steve shares the importance of serving the interests of others before our own and how that value was planted in Tim Tebow’s heart at the young age of 15. We talk about how to say ‘yes’ to God immediately when He calls us to do something. This is exemplified in Tim and his father through a story about how his father purchased 4 girls in order to rescue them from being trafficked. This is a conversation that will inspire you and challenge you beyond your comfort zone.

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From 16 Years of Rejection to the Hall of Fame

Today, Gary is a national award-winning, syndicated cartoonist for Creators Syndicate, along with being a speaker and filmmaker. But Gary’s journey has not been easy. He is a college dropout and persevered through 16 years of rejection before becoming an editorial cartoonist, a title few artists can claim. Through his faith and grit, he was not only able to be an editorial cartoonist but he was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in 2015. His story is one of tenacity and faith that I know will inspire you.

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Business as Missions: Grinding to Grow

What started out as an opportunity 3 men saw to serve their community and give to missions has grown into a company that has now given over $10 million away to global missions work and provided over 2,500 homes for low-income families. But, it started with a borrowed office in a basement and one contract. This is a story of lives changed forever not from the glamorous entrepreneurial life, but because of constant, faithful grinding over decades. This is true business as missions.

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Creating Impact Out Of Necessity

Imagine graduating in 2008 during a great recession with a Masters of Divinity degree, newly married to a husband who also just graduated with a theology degree, and neither of you have jobs. What do you do? How are you going to pay the bills? And how do you deal with the fact that the dreams you had are not going to happen now? This is where Michaela found herself in 2008 and where Long Winter Media was born.

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Connecting Rage to Purpose

How David Gerber fought through the mess and the mud of fear, shame, embarrassment, and failure to build a thriving coaching career where he helps people live up to their fullest potential.

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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.
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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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