112 episodes

Are you ready to join us in creating a better world? Awesome! Because you’re in the right place. The I Spark Change Podcast is about those who spread positive change across the globe. They are doing acts or work that have a positive impact on humanity. The guests on our show are what we call Social Impact Heroes. These are everyday people like you and me. They make a difference, whether through their actions or their impact on others. Their impact may be big or small. In all instances, it's a beacon of light for everyone they encounter. Each week we feature inspiring stories and messages of struggle, courage, and hope to help spread positive change and create a better world for all of us.

I Spark Change Podcast Rick Ornelas

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

Are you ready to join us in creating a better world? Awesome! Because you’re in the right place. The I Spark Change Podcast is about those who spread positive change across the globe. They are doing acts or work that have a positive impact on humanity. The guests on our show are what we call Social Impact Heroes. These are everyday people like you and me. They make a difference, whether through their actions or their impact on others. Their impact may be big or small. In all instances, it's a beacon of light for everyone they encounter. Each week we feature inspiring stories and messages of struggle, courage, and hope to help spread positive change and create a better world for all of us.

    Ep#112: I Spark Change through Listening

    Ep#112: I Spark Change through Listening

    In this episode of "I Spark Change Through," the host, Rick, delves into the art of active listening as a catalyst for meaningful change. He focuses on fostering empathy and understanding and exploring practical strategies to enhance listening skills. He emphasizes the importance of engagement and patience in conversations. Drawing from personal experiences and insights, Rick shares valuable tips to help listeners navigate their journey toward becoming better listeners. His aim is to create deeper connections and have a positive impact.
     
    This episode is a MUST-LISTEN! 🎙🚀
     
    We will discuss the following:
     
    ⭐️  Learn how active listening drives positive change with practical tips.
    ⭐️ Discover the power of empathy in meaningful conversations.
    ⭐️ Explore how genuine interest fosters understanding and empathy.
    ⭐️ Elevate your communication game with lifelong learning and improvement.
     
    & more...

    Grab your gift and Join our group of thousands from all across the globe who want to spread positive change.


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    Rick will bring you relevant and practical episodes each week, empowering you to make a difference in your life and the lives of others. Each week, we will bring you an inspiring person who learned how to turn their struggles into strengths or a message to help you unlock your inner gifts to share with the world. 🌎👇🏽

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    • 9 min
    Ep#111: Insights from the Bible w/ Nico Lagan

    Ep#111: Insights from the Bible w/ Nico Lagan

    In this episode, Rick interviews Nico, a multifaceted individual dedicated to guiding boys into manhood, fostering the growth of good men, and helping individuals find their purpose in today's complex world. Nico's unwavering commitment to masculinity and personal development shines through as he fearlessly shares his opinions and challenges societal norms.
    Nico's journey from the Canadian wilderness to traversing the U.S. exemplifies his adventurous spirit and resilience. As a mentor, Muay Thai instructor, social media strategist, author, and podcaster, Nico's diverse skill set and experiences offer valuable insights into navigating life's challenges and embracing one's true potential. Join Rick and Nico as they delve into topics ranging from reclaiming manliness to the importance of purpose in shaping a fulfilling life.


    This episode is a MUST-LISTEN! 🎙🚀
     
    We will discuss the following:
     
    ⭐️ Embrace masculinity and personal growth in today's world.
    ⭐️ Discover your purpose to lead a fulfilling life.
    ⭐️ Explore the beauty of self-discovery and resilience.
    ⭐️Champion strong men and challenge societal norms.
    ⭐️Navigate life's challenges with courage and determination.


     
    & more...
     
    Get ready to learn more about Nico Lagan.
     
    Website

    www.nicolagan.com

    YouTube: nicolagan

    IG: @realnicolagan

    FB: @realnicolagan

    TK: @realnicolagan




    Do you know about 12 Hours of Heaven Lessons for a Better World?

    It's the book that started it all for I Spark Change.

    You can find it on Amazon & Google Play.


    Grab your gift and Join our group of thousands from all across the globe who want to spread positive change.


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    Become a Patron today here 👉 https://www.patreon.com/isparkchange 


    Rick will bring you relevant and practical episodes each week, empowering you to make a difference in your life and the lives of others. Each week, we will bring you an inspiring person who learned how to turn their struggles into strengths or a message to help you unlock your inner gifts to share with the world. 🌎👇🏽
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    • 55 min
    Ep#110: Creating Your Million Dollar Life w/ Steph Mahony

    Ep#110: Creating Your Million Dollar Life w/ Steph Mahony

    In this episode, Rick interviews Steph Mahoney, the founder of Your Million Dollar Life and our latest iSparkChain social impact hero. Steph's journey from struggle to empowerment has equipped her with the wisdom to guide others toward fulfilling their highest destinies. As a divine healer and master teacher, Steph's mission is to help women step into their purpose and cultivate profound happiness.
    Steph's authenticity, passion, and drive shine through as she shares her transformative message. With her unique gifts as a divine channel,  master, and intuitive healer, she helps individuals heal their deepest wounds, allowing them to rise above adversity and create lives they truly love. As a speaker, author, and inspirational figure, Steph's compassionate energy touches the hearts of all who encounter her. Join us as we delve into Steph's journey and discover the power of healing and transformation in unlocking our true potential.


    This episode is a MUST-LISTEN! 🎙🚀
     
    We will discuss the following:
     
    ⭐️ Discover how to fulfill your highest destiny with Steph Mahoney, founder of Your Million Dollar Life.
    ⭐️ Learn to transform life's struggles into empowering messages and step into your purpose.

    ⭐️ Harness the power of divine healing and intuitive guidance to overcome obstacles and find true happiness.

    ⭐️Dive into Steph's journey and unlock the secrets to attracting abundance and fulfillment from within.

    ⭐️Join the conversation and tap into Steph's compassionate energy as she inspires you to create the life you love.
     
    & more...
     
    Get ready to learn more about Steph Mahony.
     
    Website

     www.stephmahony.com

    Instagram 

    @stephmahonhy

    Facebook 

    Steph Mahony

    TikTok 

    @stephmahony


    Do you know about 12 Hours of Heaven Lessons for a Better World?

    It's the book that started it all for I Spark Change.

    You can find it on Amazon & Google Play.


    Grab your gift and Join our group of thousands from all across the globe who want to spread positive change.


    25 TRANSFORMATIONAL TIPS TO A BETTER YOU  ➡️ https://www.isparkchange.com/join

    Become a Patron today here 👉 https://www.patreon.com/isparkchange 


    Rick will bring you relevant and practical episodes each week, empowering you to make a difference in your life and the lives of others. Each week, we will bring you an inspiring person who learned how to turn their struggles into strengths or a message to help you unlock your inner gifts to share with the world. 🌎👇🏽
    Support the show

    • 51 min
    Ep#109: Empowering Youth Voices; The "Will You Hear Me Now?" Project

    Ep#109: Empowering Youth Voices; The "Will You Hear Me Now?" Project

    In this episode, Rick interviews Michael Finan, a five-time Emmy Award-winning director and producer making waves in the fight against gun violence in U.S. schools. As a father of two, Michael's passion for children's issues and advocacy shines through in his work, including numerous creative media projects to raise awareness and inspire change. With over two decades of experience in the film and television industry, Michael has a knack for crafting compelling narratives that resonate with audiences and drive meaningful action.
    Throughout the conversation, Michael shares insights into his groundbreaking project, "Will You Hear Me Now?" which empowers youth voices to speak out against gun violence. From his innovative approach to filmmaking to his dedication to amplifying the voices of young people, Michael's commitment to making schools safer is palpable. Join us as we delve into his journey, inspiration, and vision for a future where every child can learn and thrive without fear.

    This episode is a MUST-LISTEN! 🎙🚀
     
    We will discuss the following:
     
    ⭐️ Trust and authenticity are paramount in engaging young people in social impact projects.
    ⭐️ Empowering youth by involving them in the creative process.
    ⭐️ The Will You Hear Me Now project serves as a platform for young people to express their thoughts and concerns about gun violence in schools, advocating for safer learning environments.
    ⭐️ Michael Finnan's extensive experience in media production demonstrates the power of storytelling to raise awareness and effect positive change.
     
    & more...
     
    Get ready to learn more about Michael Finan.
     
    Website

    https://www.willyouhearmenow.com/

    Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100093493051823



    Do you know about 12 Hours of Heaven Lessons for a Better World?

    It's the book that started it all for I Spark Change.

    You can find it on Amazon & Google Play.


    Grab your gift and Join our group of thousands from all across the globe who want to spread positive change.


    25 TRANSFORMATIONAL TIPS TO A BETTER YOU  ➡️ https://www.isparkchange.com/join

    Become a Patron today here 👉 https://www.patreon.com/isparkchange 


    Rick will bring you relevant and practical episodes each week, empowering you to make a difference in your life and the lives of others. Each week, we will bring you an inspiring person who learned how to turn their struggles into strengths or a message to help you unlock your inner gifts to share with the world. 🌎👇🏽

    IG: @i_spark_change & @rickornelas
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    Twitter: @isparkchange
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    • 44 min
    Ep#108: I Spark Change Through Purpose

    Ep#108: I Spark Change Through Purpose

    In this episode, Rick talks about how we can spark change by finding purpose. 
     
    This episode is a MUST-LISTEN! 🎙🚀
     
    We will discuss the following:
     
    ⭐️  I learned what my purpose was later in life.
    ⭐️ Lack of purpose fosters depression and stagnation.
    ⭐️ You want to create purpose in your life. So, every day is a fantastic day
    ⭐️ How you can create purpose in your life.
     
    & more...

    Grab your gift and Join our group of thousands from all across the globe who want to spread positive change.


    25 TRANSFORMATIONAL TIPS TO A BETTER YOU  ➡️ https://www.isparkchange.com/join

    Become a Patron today here 👉 https://www.patreon.com/isparkchange 


    Rick will bring you relevant and practical episodes each week, empowering you to make a difference in your life and the lives of others. Each week, we will bring you an inspiring person who learned how to turn their struggles into strengths or a message to help you unlock your inner gifts to share with the world. 🌎👇🏽

    IG: @i_spark_change & @rickornelas
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    Twitter: @isparkchange
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    • 12 min
    Ep#107: The Role of Brand Strategy in Social Impact w/ Eric Ressler

    Ep#107: The Role of Brand Strategy in Social Impact w/ Eric Ressler

    In this episode, Rick interviews Eric Ressler, Cosmic's founder and creative director, a social impact creative agency. Eric is a social impact hero dedicated to helping organizations shape their desired future and propel humanity forward.
     
    He believes in the power of compelling impact storytelling, brand awareness, and inspiring action, partnering with a diverse range of organizations in climate action, education, social justice, sustainability, arts, culture, and tech-driven social impact. Eric emphasizes the importance of balance, remaining focused, calm, and open to new experiences to stay creatively fueled in pursuing meaningful change. Join us as we delve into Eric's journey and insights on driving impactful change through storytelling and creative advocacy.
     
    This episode is a MUST-LISTEN! 🎙🚀
     
    We will discuss the following:
     
    ⭐️ Exploring branding strategies for organizations focused on social impact.
    ⭐️ Emphasizing the importance of continual personal and professional development in the social impact sector.
    ⭐️ Addressing the difficulties organizations face in maintaining focus amidst expanding their mission.
    ⭐️ Advocating for a comprehensive approach to driving social change beyond just marketing tactics.
     
    & more...
     
    Get ready to learn more about Eric Ressler.
     
    Website: https://designbycosmic.com/
     
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cosmiceric/
     
    Manifesto: https://designbycosmic.com/manifesto/

    Free Insights and Resources: https://designbycosmic.com/insights/



    Do you know about 12 Hours of Heaven Lessons for a Better World?

    It's the book that started it all for I Spark Change.

    You can find it on Amazon & Google Play.


    Grab your gift and Join our group of thousands from all across the globe who want to spread positive change.


    25 TRANSFORMATIONAL TIPS TO A BETTER YOU  ➡️ https://www.isparkchange.com/join

    Become a Patron today here 👉 https://www.patreon.com/isparkchange 


    Rick will bring you relevant and practical episodes each week, empowering you to make a difference in your life and the lives of others. Each week, we will bring you an inspiring person who learned how to turn their struggles into strengths or a message to help you unlock your inner gifts to share with the world. 🌎👇🏽

    IG: @i_spark_change & @rickornelas
    FB: Group
    Twitter: @isparkchange
    YTB: @i_spark_change
    Support the show

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Nick from Jax ,

Spark Change TODAY!!!

If you're someone who believes in the power of change and the impact of individual actions, then 'I Spark Change Podcast' is a must-listen! Host Rick Ornelas brings an incredible energy and passion to every episode, making you feel like you're part of a global movement for positivity and transformation. The show brilliantly highlights stories of 'Social Impact Heroes' - ordinary individuals doing extraordinary things to make the world a better place. From tales of struggle to triumph, courage, and hope, each episode is a masterclass in inspiration. It's not just about the stories; it's about the ripple effect of change they create. Listening to this podcast, you can't help but feel empowered and motivated to be a beacon of light in your own community. Rick's insightful conversations and the authentic experiences of his guests provide practical takeaways for anyone looking to make a difference. In a world that often focuses on the negative, 'I Spark Change Podcast' is a breath of fresh air, reminding us all that change starts with us. Tune in, get inspired, and join the movement to create a better world for all of us! #ISparkChange

Philip Meranto ,

Great podcast

I love the movement that Rick has created. His podcast is full of insight & knowledge. Looking forward to listening to more episodes

TeamNextGen ,

Truly Inspiring!!

Rick, I love the podcast and your inspiring story. I love the positive messages that you are putting out at such a pivotal time. I am also super excited to see you grow and your wonderful messages spread even further!

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