Awaken the HERO within! Tune in to be part of weekly conversations with The IMPACT SOCIETY. Every week we will be having discussions with experts in mental health, adolescent development, positive psychology, and education. For 25 years the IMPACT SOCIETY has been developing programs that improve resilience and mental wellbeing, and enable youth, parents, and professionals to live from their strengths!
Kelsey Komorowski - Elevating Youth from Students to Learners
On this episode of Talking Impact, Chris sits down with resilient business-woman, life-long learner, and founder of Komo Consulting - Kelsey Komorowski.
A graduate from the University of Toronto (Master of Global Affairs) and Queen’s University (Bachelor of Arts, Honours), Kelsey did not always have such success in school. When she was younger she often felt like she was falling behind and unable to grow in her areas of weakness.
Today, she has 16 years of experience working closely with students to develop the skills, mindsets and attributes they need to thrive not just in school but as lifelong learners and thoughtful, productive humans. Kelsey loves empowering parents with the skills and knowledge to help their kids reach their potential while establishing positive household dynamics around school. She knows that every student can succeed in school, so long as they’re shown how.
S3 Episode 5: "From Addiction to Ironman"- A Mother's Journey to Make Recovery Possible
This episode features a conversation with Vanisha Breault, an incredible woman, fellow podcast host, and the founder of the Terminator Foundation, a nonprofit organization helping youth overcome addiction. She vulnerably shares about her childhood and personal journey with addiction, a powerful story that became the catalyst for the creation of her foundation. Vanisha gives a glimpse into her 'why', how fitness has impacted her life (among others) and what the future holds for the organization.
Terminator Foundation's motto is 'The Truth is You Can Recover' and drives the mission to revolutionize lives through the sport of triathlon. Offering one-on-one coaching, training, support, mindfulness practices and a guaranteed non-judgemental atmosphere, the Foundation hosts an annual conference and several fundraisers to help support individuals and families impacted by addiction.
S3 Episode 4: Mitch Lagadin, finding purpose & living for it.
This episode features a beautifully candid conversation with Mitch Lagadin. Not only is Mitch the Launchpoint Sport & Event Strategies' day to day leader, he also hosts his own podcast called 'Slow Down, Man'. He shares about his journey of finding purpose, how he uses his own experience to mentor others, and gives a glimpse into how his own mental health struggles have impacted his life.
S3 Episode 3: Zac Rinaldo - On And Off The Ice.
On today's episode we feature a conversation with Zac Rinaldo who is currently playing for the Calgary Flames. In addition to being a member of the Flames Foundation 'Hockey Talks', a family man and NHL player, Zac is an advocate for providing mental health resources to people of all ages. He shares a bit of his story, gives a glimpse into some of the struggles he faces as a younger person in the world of hockey, as well as dreams for ways he can make a difference.
S3 Episode 2: Honourable Rajan Sawhney - A Heroes' Story of Grit and Leadership
On this episode we had the privilege of sitting down with the Alberta Minister of Community and Social Services, Rajan Sahwney. She gives an honest glimpse into her upbringing, the things that shaped her trajectory, and challenges she’s faced along the way.
S3 EPISODE 1: Family flourishing with Mark Gordon
We’re kicking off Season 3 of the Talking Impact Podcast with a very special guest! Mark Gordon is in the Impact Society DNA and he shares incredible wisdom from his experience as a relationship catalyst in this conversation. He gives a sneak peek into his new book ‘Relationship Matters’ which we are very excited about.
This organization is making an impact! It’s very enlightening and inspiring to follow along on the journey!
Loved hearing about the program’s beginnings and can’t wait to learn more about the incredible work Impact Society is doing!