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Welcome to The Impactors Podcast!

This podcast is all about impact. Each episode taps into the minds of some of the most impactful people around the world to find out how they have built a life of creating impact. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theimpactorspodcast/support

The Impactors Podcast Avery Konda

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

Welcome to The Impactors Podcast!

This podcast is all about impact. Each episode taps into the minds of some of the most impactful people around the world to find out how they have built a life of creating impact. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theimpactorspodcast/support

    Compassion & making wiser end-of-life decisions (Dr. Jeff Spiess)

    Compassion & making wiser end-of-life decisions (Dr. Jeff Spiess)

    Episode #81 of The Impactors Podcast features #SocialImpactor Dr. Jeff Spiess, author of Dying with Ease: A Compassionate Guide for Making Wiser End-of-Life Decisions. 

    Jeff has spent his medical career with people facing serious illness and death, first as an oncologist, then as a hospice physician. He has lectured extensively and has been recognized as a leader in the field of end-of-life care. He has observed, through extensive clinical experience and innumerable conversations with the dying and those caring for and about them, the burden of unnecessary or avoidable suffering and distress engendered by the American tendency to avoid facing death as an inevitable personal reality. His medical practice and writing are informed by his interest in philosophy and theology, and he finds additional insights in depictions of dying in literature, including sacred texts, music, and popular culture. His writing provides information and inspiration, challenging readers to honestly encounter their own mortality to both die better and live more fully.

    Jeff explores our options and considers the possibilities that can impact our final days, By avoiding the topic of death, we increase the pain and grief we experience at the end of life, and impact the suffering of those we leave behind.

    Jeff argues that if we honestly face our mortality, we will make wiser decisions, die with less distress, and live the remainder of our lives, whether days or decades, more fully and with less anxiety. Using cultural and religious references alongside poignant narratives, this optimistic work informs, inspires, and challenges our cognitive and emotional understandings of our own lives and deaths.


    Dying with Ease contains the practical nuts and bolts information about advance care planning, hospice, palliative care, and ethical and legal issues surrounding dying. Dr. Spiess answers such questions as:


    How can I plan for the last part of my life?
    What options do I have if my suffering is unbearable?
    What do religion and spiritual philosophy have to say about dying?
    What does it feel like to die?

    COVID-19 has made many of us more aware of our own mortality. By putting the fear of our final days to rest, we can make wiser and more authentic decisions throughout the rest of our lives—however long they may be. Death may be inevitable, but fearing the end-of-life is avoidable.

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    • 17 min
    Brooks Digital & creating an impact through empowering health non profits (Spencer Brooks)

    Brooks Digital & creating an impact through empowering health non profits (Spencer Brooks)

    Episode #80 of The Impactors Podcast features #SocialImpactor Spencer Brooks, Founder, and Principal of Brooks Digital, an expert digital firm that empowers health nonprofits to improve the lives of patients. 

    Spencer has helped organizations such as The diaTribe Foundation scale their digital presence from a few thousand annual visitors and subscribers to over 2.5 million visitors and 200,000 subscribers. Spencer’s superpower is helping organizations get their complex, difficult-to-use website under control so they can provide the right information to the right person at the right time. Spencer’s writing has been featured in publications such as TechSoup and Nonprofit Marketing Guide. He is a sought after speaker on the topics of digital metrics, the patient journey, getting inside the heads of an organization’s website visitors, and converting patients to advocates. Spencer lives in the Portland, Oregon area with his wife and 2 children.

    If you enjoyed the episode leave a #iTunes review to help new people find it!

    Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-impactors-podcast/id1405642226

    Email me if you have a special guest in mind that you want me to host on the podcast!

    Email: thesocialimpactors@gmail.com

    #ImpactEverywhere


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    • 18 min
    Rediscover your play & how to be yourself (Jeff Harry)

    Rediscover your play & how to be yourself (Jeff Harry)

    Episode #79 of Season 2 of The Social Impactors Podcast features #SocialImpactor Jeff Harry, an international speaker and a recognized Top 100 leader in Human Resources.

    Jeff shows individuals and companies how to tap into their true selves, to feel their happiest and most fulfilled — all by playing. Jeff has worked with Google, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Adobe, the NFL, Amazon, and Facebook, helping their staff to infuse more play into the day-to-day.

    Jeff is an international speaker who has presented at conferences such as INBOUND, SXSW, and Australia’s Pausefest, showing audiences how major issues in the workplace can be solved using play.  Jeff was selected by BambooHR & Engagedly as one of the Top 100 HR Influencers of 2020 for his organizational development work around dealing with toxic people in the workplace. His play work has most recently been featured in the NY Times article: How Do We Add More Play To Our Grown-Up Life - Even Now. He has also been featured on AJ+, SoulPancake, the SF Chronicle, and CNN.

    While we spend most of our time pretending to be important, serious grownups, it's when we let go of that facade and just play, that the real magic happens. Fully embracing your own nerdy genius — whatever that is — gives you the power to make a difference and change lives.  Jeff believes that we already have many of the answers we seek, and by simply unleashing our inner child, we can find our purpose and, in turn, help to create a better world.

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    • 24 min
    Good Goes Further & Impact Marketing (Steven Aguiar)

    Good Goes Further & Impact Marketing (Steven Aguiar)

    Episode #78 of Season 2 of The Social Impactors Podcast features #SocialImpactor Steven Aguiar, Founder of BlueWing and Good Goes Further.

    Steven is a full-stack digital marketer that has deep experience using digital marketing to drive positive outcomes for businesses and mission-driven organizations.

    Steven and I talk about his work with connecting non-profits to resources, how he can use digital marketing to make good go further in the world, and what it means to him to be a social impactor in his community.

    If you enjoyed the episode leave a #iTunes review to help new people find it!

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    Email me if you have a special guest in mind that you want me to host on the podcast!

    Email: thesocialimpactors@gmail.com

    #SocialImpactEverywhere


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    • 9 min
    Dufferin Spotlight & how we can help our seniors (Josh MacEwen)

    Dufferin Spotlight & how we can help our seniors (Josh MacEwen)

    Episode #77 of Season 2 of The Social Impactors Podcast features #SocialImpactor Josh MacEwen, Founder of Dufferin.News and Dufferin Spotlight.

    Dufferin's Spotlight is a content production company that focuses on local issues pertaining to Dufferin County that do not get enough attention, with the intent of strengthening the overall community. In addition to producing shows, such as Dufferin's Spotlight on Business, we power the community-based Dufferin News platform.

    Josh and I talk about protecting vulnerable groups, what it means to be there for seniors, and how he tries to build social impact into his life every day.

    If you enjoyed the episode leave a #iTunes review to help new people find it!

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    Email me if you have a special guest in mind that you want me to host on the podcast!

    Email: thesocialimpactors@gmail.com

    #SocialImpactEverywhere


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    • 15 min
    Soulful Listening & the loneliness pandemic (Terri Lonowski)

    Soulful Listening & the loneliness pandemic (Terri Lonowski)

    Episode #76 of Season 2 of The Social Impactors Podcast features #SocialImpactor Terri Lonowski, Founder of Soulful Listening.

    Terri Lonowski, M.Ed., is the founder of Soulful Listening™ and an accomplished Thought Leader, whose body of work in evolutionary communication is timely, impactful, and deeply relevant, given today’s chaos and ‘loneliness pandemic’. Terri had the honor of not once, but twice, leading national Human-Centered Design/Design Thinking teams, to showcase workforce innovations for the Obama Administration at The White House. Through this, other professional accomplishments, her own loneliness journey, and inspiration from her Grandma Helga, Terri distinguished the five-elements of Soulful Listening™.  When applied in our lives, these easily repeatable elements can create fulfilling connections and inspire greater human potential.

    Terri and I talk about her work, what led her to create her own business and way of thought, and how she works to build an impact in people's lives through soulful listening.

    If you enjoyed the episode leave a #iTunes review to help new people find it!

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    Email me if you have a special guest in mind that you want me to host on the podcast!

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    #SocialImpactEverywhere


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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

DSDNDRTD ,

Inspiring accomplishments

Avery has put together a great show full of impressive guests that are creating real impacts in their community. My favourite episode so far features Dawn Mucci and the Canada’s Next Top Mayor initiative. Look forward to listening to more episodes!

Awesome audio quality too!

Tania Del Matto ,

Director - GreenHouse (social impact community at University of Waterloo)

A truly inspiring podcast featuring change makers, innovators, disruptors and entrepreneurs that are driven by purpose and are making an impact in their communities.

ImpactFarmer ,

Change-making here

Love the enthusiasm to use this medium to have a positive impact on our world. Inspired and engaging content. Keep it up Avery!

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