162 episodes

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

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 23 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

    Fulcrum Connection & when bad teams happen to good people (Dr. Valerie Patrick)

    Fulcrum Connection & when bad teams happen to good people (Dr. Valerie Patrick)

    Episode #97 of The Impactors Podcast features #Impactor Valerie Patrick, President and Founder at Fulcrum Connection. Fulcrum's products and services are based on social science advances that can magnify the effectiveness of technical professionals, and works exclusively with technical business professionals as a subject-matter expert to bridge the gap between social and technical sciences. Simply put, Fulcrum makes science engaging.

    Dr. Valerie Patrick is a facilitator, leadership trainer, and professional speaker. Dr. Patrick is a Ph.D. chemical engineer with 25 years of corporate experience leading technical and strategic initiatives to identify and deliver new sources of organizational value at Bayer and Monsanto.

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    • 10 min
    The Uber for Lawn Care & bootstrapping businesses (Bryan Clayton)

    The Uber for Lawn Care & bootstrapping businesses (Bryan Clayton)

    Episode #96 of The Impactors Podcast features #Impactor Bryan Clayton, CEO and Co-Founder of Greenpal, an online marketplace connecting homeowners with lawn mowing professionals that want their business. Get 5 bids in minutes, pick the pro you want, and schedule and pay all online or with the mobile app. GreenPal has been called the “Uber for lawn care” by Entrepreneur magazine and has over 100,000 active users completing thousands of transactions per day.

    Before starting GreenPal Bryan Clayton founded Peachtree Inc. one of the largest landscaping companies in the state of Tennessee growing it to over $10 million a year in annual revenue before it was acquired by Lusa holdings in 2013.

    Bryan‘s interest and expertise are related to entrepreneurialism, small business growth, marketing, and bootstrapping businesses from zero revenue to profitability and exit.

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    • 10 min
    Adaptogenic Coffee & Living Your Values in a Profit-Focused World (Lopa van der Mersch)

    Adaptogenic Coffee & Living Your Values in a Profit-Focused World (Lopa van der Mersch)

    Episode #95 of The Impactors Podcast features #Impactor Lopa van der Mersch, Founder and CEO of Rasa, a life-changing coffee alternative that leads to less stress, better sleep, and balanced energy, as the adaptogenic coffee alternative revolutionizing people’s relationship to their energy.

    Lopa van der Mersch is many things: Ayurvedic practitioner. Mother of two. Sustainability advocate. TEDx speaker. Recovering cult member. Her adventures have taken her around the world in search of health, spiritual fulfillment, and deep energy. 2 Years ago, she added a new chapter to her life story: Founder and CEO of Rasa, the adaptogenic coffee alternatives revolutionizing people’s relationship to their energy. 

    In 2015, Lopa endured the most stressful year of her life — she left a destructive cult, underwent surgery while pregnant, lost a beloved family member, and had an emergency cesarean birth. Beaten down and exhausted, she needed a sustainable source of energy that could naturally elevate her mood without burnout, crashes, or jitters - and that wouldn’t be as harsh on her already taxed nervous system as coffee. 

    The problem? What she needed didn’t seem to exist — yet. So, inspired by her newborn child and the wisdom of Ayurveda, she partnered with an herbalist and got to work. After countless failures and “almost-but-not-quite” creations, Rasa was born: adaptogen-rich blends that nourish and revitalize the body while providing enough rich, roasty flavor to convert even the most devoted coffee fanatic. Two years later, what started with a mom elbow-deep in herbs in her kitchen has grown into a full-blown energy movement — exploding with tripledigit yearly growth and garnering a following of tens of thousands around the world.

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    • 11 min
    Personal Capital and forward-thinking digital wealth (Brendan Erne)

    Personal Capital and forward-thinking digital wealth (Brendan Erne)

    Episode #94 of The Impactors Podcast features #Impactor Brendan Erne, Director of Portfolio Management at Personal Capital, a forward-thinking digital wealth management service.

    Brendan is contributing to a revolution in sustainable, socially conscious investing. His goal? To ensure everyday investors have access to the transformational impact of an investment portfolio aligned with their values.

    Building Pressure for Positive Change - Investors put a record $51 billion into sustainable investments in 2020, and 77% of institutional investors say they plan to stop buying non-ESG products altogether by 2022. That means companies will either have to clean up their act or miss out on billions in investments. Brendan explores the global implications of punishing polluters where it hurts the most — their balance sheets.

    If you are looking for free tools to help you in your investing journey, check out Personal Capitals tools and resources here: https://www.personalcapital.com/sign-up/podcast

    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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    • 14 min
    The importance of pressure & resiliency in leadership (Dane Jensen)

    The importance of pressure & resiliency in leadership (Dane Jensen)

    Episode #93 of The Impactors Podcast features #Impactor Dane Jensen, CEO of Third Factor, an interdisciplinary leadership development firm that helps people become better coaches, more resilient performers, and more collaborative teammates.

    Dane Jensen is an expert on strategy, leadership, and resilience under pressure. Dane oversees Third Factor’s delivery of leadership development programs to leading firms across North America including SAP, RBC, Uber, Twitter, the USGA, and others. He teaches at Queen’s Smith School of Business in Canada and is Affiliate Faculty with UNC Executive Development at the Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill. In addition to his corporate work, Dane works extensively with athletes, coaches, leaders and Boards across Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic sport system to enhance National competitiveness. He has worked as an advisor to Senior Executives in 23 countries on 5 continents, he is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, and the author of The Power of Pressure (HarperCollins).

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

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    Email: thesocialimpactors@gmail.com

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    • 17 min
    The Good Money Framework & making complex financial topics easy-to-understand (Derrick Kinney)

    The Good Money Framework & making complex financial topics easy-to-understand (Derrick Kinney)

    Episode #92 of The Impactors Podcast features #Impactor Derrick Kinney, CEO of the Good Money Framework and Host of the Good Money Podcast. 

    Derrick Kinney is changing the conversation about money. On his podcast, Good Money, Derrick interviews the world’s top business professionals, influencers, authors, and leaders to inspire listeners to build their net worth for good. Sharing insights from conversations with prominent figures like Matthew McConaughey and Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph, Derrick leads with the approach that money is not bad, and good people should have more money to facilitate more good in the world. His mission is to teach others how negative beliefs about money are holding them back, and how to change their money mindset for the better. 

    In 2020, after 25 years of leadership within his successful private wealth firm, Derrick sold his business to go all-in on his new mission. He created Good Money Framework, aimed at impacting people who want a deeper relationship with the money in their lives. His seven-part Good Money Framework highlights the importance of backing your money with meaning. It’s where financial leadership meets philanthropy.

    Featured by media outlets like Yahoo, PBS, and CNBC - and ranked by Forbes as a Best-In-State Wealth Advisor in 2020, Derrick now advocates for the positive aspects of money, like the power of generosity. He illustrates the potential for the meaning behind the endeavor of money management. Within the Good Money Framework community, Derrick’s work includes guiding members through complex money challenges, from resolving money resentment to raising kids with good money mentalities. 

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

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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 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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