26 episodes

Every single day, you create an impact.
It's up to you to make it a positive one.

Impact Stories with Nick Kershaw is a series of stories, deep-dive conversations that will help you understand how to create a positive impact every day.

If we want to change the world, we can't simply look to charities - we need business leaders, the public sector, civil society, and individuals to be working together.

Nick Kershaw is on a mission to create a world where every single person has the knowledge and opportunity to create a positive impact. As Founder & CEO of the Impact Marathon Series, he has travelled the world in search of the most powerful ways to create a positive impact. And, most importantly, how to share the characters, the stories, and the ideas will empower you today.

Impact Stories with Nick Kershaw Nick Kershaw

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Every single day, you create an impact.
It's up to you to make it a positive one.

Impact Stories with Nick Kershaw is a series of stories, deep-dive conversations that will help you understand how to create a positive impact every day.

If we want to change the world, we can't simply look to charities - we need business leaders, the public sector, civil society, and individuals to be working together.

Nick Kershaw is on a mission to create a world where every single person has the knowledge and opportunity to create a positive impact. As Founder & CEO of the Impact Marathon Series, he has travelled the world in search of the most powerful ways to create a positive impact. And, most importantly, how to share the characters, the stories, and the ideas will empower you today.

    london marathon to impact marathon: power of fundraising

    london marathon to impact marathon: power of fundraising

    Introduction:
    Join host Nick Kershaw in this insightful first episode of our fundraising micro-series on the Impact Stories podcast. This session delves into the profound effects of fundraising through running, showcasing how it extends far beyond just collecting donations—it fosters lasting changes in communities worldwide.
    Episode Overview:
    In today’s episode, Nick explores the enduring journey of impact that continues long after our races conclude. From the ongoing developments in Nepal following last year’s marathon to the preparations for future Impact Marathon events, we reveal how each step taken by our runners leads to significant, sustainable progress.

    What You’ll Learn:
    How Impact Marathon harnesses the power of running for continuous community development.The real-time impact of funds raised through our events, including detailed updates from our projects in Nepal.Insight into our meticulous planning for upcoming races and the introduction of our Global Impact Challenge with Street Child UK.The integral role of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programmes in enhancing the effectiveness of our initiatives.
    Featured in This Episode:
    SmartPaani: An in-depth look at our partner organization in Nepal, focusing on their vital role in our water filtration and WASH programmes.Listen to Impact Stories interview with Tyler McMahon, Founder of SmartPaaniGlobal Impact Challenge: An exciting new collaboration aimed at combining physical challenges with impactful change, featuring an expedition to Everest Base Camp.

    Upcoming Events:
    Nepal Impact Marathon: Details on our seventh marathon in Nepal and the impactful projects planned for this year.Everest Base Camp Expedition: Learn more about our first Global Impact Challenge and how you can be part of this unique adventure.

    Call to Action:
    If you’re inspired by the transformative power of running and want to make a tangible difference, join us at our upcoming events. Learn how you can contribute to impactful projects and be part of a community that changes lives.
    Subscribe and Review:
    Don’t forget to subscribe to Impact Stories to stay updated on our journey of making a global impact through running. If you enjoy our podcast, please leave a review and share it with your friends!
    Connect with Us:
    Follow us on Instagram @njkershaw to see behind-the-scenes content and share your own stories of how running has impacted your life and community.
    Keywords: Impact Marathon, fundraising through running, community development, sustainable impact, global challenges, Everest Base Camp, Nepal marathon, running for charity.

    • 14 min
    the power within

    the power within

    OverviewIn this episode of Impact Stories, Nick Kershaw explores the transformative journey of runners participating in Impact Marathons. This final episode of a micro-series uncovers the profound power within individuals that is unleashed in these extraordinary events. It's not just about running; it's about fundamental shifts in perception, purpose, and potential. Join Nick as he weaves stories of emotional and physical transformation experienced by runners who joined these powerful events in 2023.
    Timestamps0:00-2:15: Introduction to the episode’s theme - The Power Within2:16-4:30: Deep dive into the unexpected emotional and personal transformations at Impact Marathons4:31-6:45: Creating spaces for authenticity and genuine self-expression6:46-9:00: The importance of the physical challenge in the transformation process9:01-11:15: The emotional and communal energy of the race briefing11:16-13:30: Reflecting on the life-changing experiences of the 2023 races13:31-15:00: Closing thoughts on the powerful impact of the races15:01-15:30: Outro and invitation for future participation
    Key Links and ReferencesImpact Marathon Series: Impact Marathon WebsiteImpact Marathon Series on InstagramNick Kershaw on Instagram
    Subscribe and ShareRemember to subscribe, rate, and share Impact Stories for more inspiring episodes. Join us as we continue to explore powerful stories and create impactful change, one step at a time.
    #powerofrunning #MostPowerfulRaces
    #ImpactMarathon #PowerfulJourneys
    SEO KeywordsImpact Marathon, Transformative Travel, Running for Change, Personal Growth, Community Empowerment, Social Impact Running, Marathon Experience, Emotional Transformation, Physical Challenge, Running Community

    • 19 min
    power of travel: guatemala beyond the headlines

    power of travel: guatemala beyond the headlines

    Overview
    Join host Nick Kershaw in this compelling episode of Impact Stories as he explores the profound influence of travel in reshaping perceptions and understanding, focusing on the rich, complex tapestry of Guatemala.
    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Introduction: Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Travel
    01:30 - Addressing Societal Challenges Through Travel
    03:45 - The Surprising Economic Impact of Travel and Tourism (2019 WTTC Stats)
    05:50 - Beyond Economics: The Broader Influence of Travel on Society and Personal Growth
    08:00 - Guatemala's Dualities: Tackling the Realities Behind the Stereotypes
    10:30 - The Importance of Engaged, Mindful Travel Experiences
    12:20 - Nick's Personal Connection with Guatemala: A Story of Beauty and Challenges
    14:45 - Challenging the 'Bucket List' Mentality in Travel
    16:40 - Building Global Community Through Travel
    18:50 - The Unique Approach of Impact Marathon to Travel and Running
    20:30 - Conclusion: Reflecting on Travel's Role in Personal and Global Change
    Episode Summary:
    In "Power of Travel: Guatemala Beyond the Headlines," Nick Kershaw dives into the transformative power of travel, using Guatemala as a case study. He discusses how travel can be a powerful tool against societal challenges, provides key economic insights, and shares personal anecdotes about the realities of life in Guatemala. The episode challenges listeners to rethink travel as an opportunity for deep cultural engagement and understanding, moving beyond mere tourism to make meaningful connections.

    Key Quotes:
    - “True power of travel lies in its ability to bridge cultural divides and foster global understanding.”
    - “Guatemala presents a story of contrasts; understanding both sides is key to truly experiencing its essence.”
    - “At Impact Marathon, we strive to create travel experiences that are as much about understanding as they are about exploring.”

    Call to Action:
    - Consider how your next trip can be an opportunity for deeper cultural engagement.
    - Share and discuss your experiences and thoughts on mindful travel.
    - Tune in for the next episode, focusing on creating impactful running events.

    Hashtags:
    #ImpactStories #PowerOfTravel #Guatemala #Tourism #CulturalUnderstanding #GlobalPerspective #ImpactMarathon

    • 17 min
    the power of unity

    the power of unity

    Episode Overview:
    Join Nick Kershaw in this deeply personal and inspiring episode of "Impact Stories," where he explores the power of unity in the context of marathons and community building. Reflect on the contrast between the startup world's highs and lows and the steady, value-driven growth of the Impact Marathon Series.
    Timestamps:
    0:00 - Introduction and purpose of the podcast1:30 - Reflecting on the startup world since 2014: Bird, Theranos, and WeWork3:00 - The journey of Impact Marathon Series - Growth amidst challenges4:45 - The inspiration behind continuing the journey: The community of runners6:00 - Emotional recount of the finish line in Nepal and the impact on the community7:30 - Transitioning from Nepal to Jordan: Fears and anticipations9:00 - The dynamics of the group in Jordan and the Invictus Games Foundation runners11:00 - Building connections and overcoming a concussion12:30 - The unity and diversity in the Jordan race group14:00 - Conclusion: The significance of unity and shared stories
    Key Themes:
    The contrasting journey of Impact Marathon Series compared to tech unicornsThe unifying power of community in the face of adversityThe emotional depth and resilience found in marathon groups
    Mentioned in this Episode:
    Bird's scooter revolutionTheranos' and WeWork's rise and fallImpact Marathon SeriesInvictus Games FoundationCoopah Running App
    Call to Action:
    Reflect on your journey and the power of unity in your lifeShare this episode to inspire others about the strength found in community

    • 21 min
    desert to oasis: the greening the desert miracle

    desert to oasis: the greening the desert miracle

    Episode Overview:
    In this enlightening episode of "Impact Stories," Nick Kershaw explores the transformative power of permaculture in the heart of Jordan's arid landscape. Discover how the Greening The Desert project is revolutionizing sustainable living and community development.
    Timestamps:
    0:00: Introduction to the concept of ‘power’ and its positive aspects1:20: Redefining power in the context of societal and environmental change3:45: The journey to the Greening The Desert project in Jordan5:10: Experiencing the transformation from arid desert to lush oasis7:30: Geoff and Nadia Lawton's vision and the power of permaculture9:20: The impact of Greening The Desert on local communities11:45: Delving into the specifics of permaculture techniques used14:00: The role of community in driving sustainable change16:30: Reflection on the patience and resilience in the project’s development18:50: Discussion on the broader implications of permaculture21:10: Closing thoughts and introduction to the next episode's theme
    Key Topics Discussed:
    The positive reinterpretation of power and its role in changeThe story and success of the Greening The Desert projectGeoff and Nadia Lawton's dedication and community involvementPractical applications and benefits of permacultureThe importance of community empowerment in environmental sustainability
    Mentioned in this Episode:
    Greening The Desert projectGeoff and Nadia Lawton's work in permacultureThe Land App and its role in regenerative agricultureUpcoming Jordan Impact Marathon
    Links and Resources:
    Greening The Desert Project - PRI Jordan - Permaculture Demonstration SiteHome - Land App (thelandapp.com)Jordan Impact Marathon 2024
    Call to Action:
    Share this episode with friends interested in environmental sustainability and community empowerment.Leave a review and subscribe to "Impact Stories with Nick Kershaw" for more insightful episodes.Stay tuned for the next episode on the power of unity.

    • 18 min
    how to be powerful...

    how to be powerful...

    Episode Overview:
    Join Nick Kershaw in the first 2024 episode of Impact Stories as he dives into the multifaceted concept of 'powerful' and its significance in the world of Impact Marathon Series.
    Timestamps:
    0:00: Introduction to the episode and a warm welcome back0:35: Overview of Nick Kershaw and the genesis of Impact Marathon Series2:00: The philosophy and ethos behind Impact Marathon3:50: The unique challenges and rewards of organising impactful races5:10: Goals and format of the podcast and what listeners can expect6:30: An invitation to find inspiration and challenge perspectives7:50: Upcoming themes and honest discussions on the podcast9:10: The deep dive into what ‘powerful’ truly means11:00: Exploring diverse interpretations of 'powerful'13:20: Relating 'powerful' to Impact Marathon's ethos and impact15:30: Concluding thoughts and a teaser for the next episode
    Key Topics Discussed:
    The inspiration behind Impact Marathon SeriesThe broader impact of running and community involvementVarious interpretations of 'powerful' and their relevance to Impact MarathonsImpact Marathon's unique approach to creating powerful experiences
    Mentioned in this Episode:
    Impact Marathon SeriesConcept of 'Powerful' in different contextsUpcoming themes for the podcast
    Recommended Actions:
    Subscribe for more inspiring storiesFollow Nick Kershaw on Instagram: @njkershawTune in for the next episode on Powerful Communities

    • 16 min

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