MAKE/IMPACT is a space where thoughts, ideas, and conversations are created around the positive and hopeful impact we can make within our communities and beyond. This podcast is about creative problem solving and the leaders who are changing their industries for the better.
In each episode, Derek Dienner interviews leaders in industries such as health, local government, tech, marketing, and community service to understand their take on what making an impact means to them. Learn from their experiences about how you too can make an impact.
The Power of Story with Jayme Swain
Jayme Swain is the CEO of Virginia Foundations for Public Media and the President of VPM, the largest locally owned and operated public media company in Central Virginia. Jayme is a former Deputy Director of U.S. News and World Report, spending 11 years at PBS. In this episode Jayme shares her thoughts on the power and connection of storytelling and VPM’s goal to give people a voice who often are not heard.
Stronger Than You Know with Lindsay High
Lindsay High is the Community Relations Director at the Pennsylvania SPCA Lancaster Center, who provides whatever care necessary to give animals a new start. Lindsay is also part of Shine Lancaster, a space created for all women to come together over events for community, mentorship, advice, and empowerment. Lindsay shares insight on impacting your world by taking risks, speaking up, and believing in yourself.
Everyone Is Creative with Derek Dienner
On this episode of MAKE/IMPACT we're turning the tables and having our writer and producer, Leticia Kreider, interview our host, Derek Dienner. Listen as Derek shares his thoughts and ideas on entrepreneurship and the power of creativity within film and everyday life.
Where Do We Go From Here? with Andrea Shirk and Ross Kramer
Andrea Shirk from Rock Lititz and Ross Kramer from Listrak discuss their thoughts on business and leadership in a present and post-COVID-19 world. Andrea and Ross share their personal journey of challenges, outcomes, and the steps they take to continue looking ahead.
Let’s Talk About Democracy with Allen Clements
Allen Clements is a director, producer, writer, and VFX artist at MAKE/FILMS. He is passionate about giving back to the world through regenerative farming and enjoys having conversations about democracy and how to inhibit a positive space within our communities. He recently produced “Dismantling Democracy,” a poignant 3 part documentary series about democracy in the world today.
Follow Your Passion with Scott Shirley
Scott Shirley is a former Penn State football player turned Founder and Executive Director of Uplifting Athletes, a nonprofit organization that inspires the rare disease community through the power of sport. Shirley is also Co-Founder and CEO of Pledge-It, a free sports fundraising platform empowering teams and athletes to raise money for great causes. Scott shares about the power of following your personal calling and passion to inspire and impact the world around you.
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Interesting and thought provoking.
If you want to hear great conversations with people who are making an impact in their community, this is the place.
Thought Provoking and Inspiring
This Podcast , MAKE/ IMPACT, is inspiring and thought provoking... brings focus and perspective. Thank you MAKE Team for impacting creating this podcast and impacting my life.