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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

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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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John Branyan Cover

Choosing to Laugh Anyway at 2020

Are you laughing through 2020? Or crying through 2020? John Branyan believes that humor is a weapon to destroy pain and suffering. In any situation he chooses to ‘laugh anyway.’

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Natalea Watkins

Focus Forward

Natalea Watkins spent decades building her career in television news. She was actually the very first female anchor in Oklahoma and also served as the Assistant News Director at WJZ in Baltimore when Oprah was a news anchor and talk show host there. One life changing day in 2000, a terrible car accident left Natalea paralyzed. She fractured her spine in 10 places, broke six ribs and her collarbone, collapsed a lung and received a brain concussion. ‘But I only broke one nail!’ Natalea jokes. That single sentence illustrates her infectious attitude perfectly. In a split second her entire life was changed, but instead of allowing this to stop her she has continued to impact her community.

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Grieving Dreams & Finding Gratitude in the Now

LeAnne resides in Indianapolis with her husband Derek and their dog Barkus Adroolius. During the week, LeAnne works as a Content Manager for Water for Good and is also the co-owner of LoveWell Fundraising. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, hosting game nights, and puzzling with Derek.

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Avis Family

The Lucky Few: Thanksgiving Episode

Heather is an author, speaker, shouter of worth, and narrative shifter. In our conversation today she shares about learning how to let go of control and embrace the unexpected in order to experience the fullness of the gifts available to you. And since it is Thanksgiving, as well as National Adoption Awareness Month, we could not think of a better conversation to share with you.

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Nora A'Bell

Helping Leaders Reach Their Full Potential

Nora is the owner and founder of RevenueTribe, which provides a structured and proven process for business owners to get clarity on what’s truly possible for their lives and their business and identify the root of what is stopping them, remove the barriers that are keeping from walking in the fullness of that, so they can maximize their impact and live the life they love. This is a story about learning from the past and stepping into who you were made to be.

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Chuck Mingo

UNDIVIDED with Chuck Mingo

What if instead of the topic of race only creating intensely heated or shamefully hushed conversations, there was an environment where those conversations could become catalysts for the kind of growth that bridges racial divides? UNDIVIDED is the manifestation of that hope. In today’s episode, Chuck Mingo, founder of UNDIVIDED, explains what racism looks like today and how it hurts everyone. We talk about things from second hand smoke, to prison, to monks, and Babylon…and how all of these things relate to race.

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The Sky Is The Limit

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…
How Complacency Leads You Into Danger

How Complacency Leads You Into Danger

Commander Denver uses the principles he learned from his 20+ career in the Navy SEALs to teach leaders how to…
Building A Lifestyle Brand for Nurses

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…
The Power of Good Grant Writing

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…
5 Pillars of Family Business

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…
Learning about Culture and Core Values from CoorsTek

Learning about Culture and Core Values from CoorsTek

Listen in as Jonathan discusses why core values are so important to the success of a company and how to…

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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