76 episodes

Join host, Nick Koziol as he highlights different leaders/organizations and features the great work that they are doing. Leaders that are using their influence and talents to positively impact the community. Our guests will share their expertise, what makes them successful, and why they do what they do. Listen for tips on how you can utilize their methods to gain momentum in the work that you do while making a Terrific Impact in your community! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thatsoundsterrific/support

That Sounds Terrific Nick Koziol

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    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

Join host, Nick Koziol as he highlights different leaders/organizations and features the great work that they are doing. Leaders that are using their influence and talents to positively impact the community. Our guests will share their expertise, what makes them successful, and why they do what they do. Listen for tips on how you can utilize their methods to gain momentum in the work that you do while making a Terrific Impact in your community! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thatsoundsterrific/support

    That Sounds Terrific: Ep 99 - A Terrifyingly Terrific Journey with Guest Host Ben Albert

    That Sounds Terrific: Ep 99 - A Terrifyingly Terrific Journey with Guest Host Ben Albert

    In this episode, the terrific Ben Albert of Real Business Connections and GrowGetters ONLY takes over as host of That Sounds Terrific! He turns the mic on Nick Koziol to reflect on 98 episodes of terrific guests and to learn more about what Nick does outside of TST like career coaching, working in higher education, and the sister podcast “That Sounds Terrifying”. You don’t want to miss out on this conversation celebrating the 99th episode of That Sounds Terrific!



    Connect With Ben and Real Business Connections 

    Email: ben@balbertmarketing.com  

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/balbertmarketing

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/realbenalbert 

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/balbertmarketing



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    More About That Sounds Terrific - Host Nick Koziol

    For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com.



    Special Thank You to Our Sponsors & Key Supporters:

    Chris Jones of Chris Jones Media for the Introduction and Outro recordings for That Sounds Terrific. 



    Intro and Outro animation created in collaboration with Ben Albert of Balbert Marketing, LLC. Boost your business popularity, traffic, and conversions online!  



    The video and audio portions of this podcast are powered by the Vidwheel Creator Network. Join Neil Carrol and be a part of the network that allows you to learn and develop video skills. Make powerful video content while looking terrific on camera so that you can sustain and grow your businesses. Reach a wider audience of clients and partners who need to hear your message and develop the flexibility in your businesses to thrive in a turbulent world. 


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    • 55 min
    Ep 98 - The Power of Human Connection - With Sara Passamonte

    Ep 98 - The Power of Human Connection - With Sara Passamonte

    Join host Nick Koziol on That Sounds Terrific as he explores the terrific work of Compeer Rochester with CEO Sarah Passamante. Discover how Compeer's non-clinical model emphasizes the power of intentional friendship, pairing individuals aged five and up with compassionate volunteers from the community. Through shared experiences and activities, these matches form bonds that transcend traditional therapy settings, providing much-needed companionship and support. Sarah shares Compeer's journey, from its roots in 1973 to its vital role today. Through personal stories, Sarah illustrates the lasting impact of Compeer's connections. Tune in to That Sounds Terrific to discover how you can involved to support the magic of Compeer Rochester.



    About Sara Passamonte, CEO Compeer Rochester

    Email: spassamonte@compeerrochester.org

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sara-passamonte

    Sara Passamonte was born and raised in Rochester, NY within a family of musicians.  She obtained a bachelor’s in psychology from Nazareth College in 2005, having completed a summer internship at Compeer Rochester. After being employed in multiple roles at Compeer post-graduation, Sara became the Director of Programs in 2014 and assumed the role of President in January 2020. In this first year, Sara led the organization through the challenges of COVID-19 and the social justice movement, taking every opportunity to keep mental health in the spotlight. Sara was honored as a member of Rochester Business Journal’s “Forty under 40” in 2021. Sara previously served on the Monroe County Youth Bureau Board, serves on the advisory board of Crossroads of Caring, and maintains ongoing collaborative efforts with other nonprofits in the area. Sara is trained in Critical Incident Management, Advancing Youth Development, and Trauma-Informed Care. She is a long-time Compeer volunteer.

    Connect and Follow Compeer Rochester:

    Website: www.compeerrochester.org

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/compeerrochester

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/compeerrochester

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/compeerrochester

    Youtube: www.youtube.com/compeerrochester6598



    During her long rehabilitation from a near-fatal automobile accident in 1975, Rochesterian Bernice “Bunny” Skirboll discovered the healing power of friendship and vowed to make a difference in others’ lives. She got involved in the Mental Health Association’s Adopt-A-Patient Program and soon transformed it into the community-based Compeer model, serving as Executive Director from its inception through 2006.

    Under Skirboll’s leadership, Compeer grew from a small program in Rochester to an internationally recognized mental wellness model and organization — one that has demonstrated solid results and been replicated around the globe.



    Today, the Compeer Rochester team carries forward our founder’s vision and mission to provide healing friendship to community members living with mental health challenges — and to shatter the stigma surrounding mental health conditions. The Compeer Model has been replicated throughout the US and Australia, with additional affiliates in Canada and the United Kingdom.



    More About That Sounds Terrific - Host Nick Koziol

    For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com.



    Special Thank You to Our Sponsors & Key Supporters:

    Chris Jones of Chris Jones Media for the Introduction and Outro recordings for That Sounds Terrific. 



    Intro and Outro animation created in collaboration with Ben Albert of Balbert Marketing, LLC. Boost your business popularity, traffic, and conversions online!  


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    • 34 min
    Ep 97 - Food 4 Thought with Jeff Sera

    Ep 97 - Food 4 Thought with Jeff Sera

    Join Host Nick Koziol in Episode 97 of That Sounds Terrific with the terrific Jeff Sera, the visionary behind Food 4 Thought. Jeff, a Self-Development Sensei and Reiki Practitioner, guides successful business owners and entrepreneurs on a journey to deeper fulfillment beyond financial success. Discover how Jeff helps his clients shatter self-limiting beliefs and overcome self-sabotage, paving the way for self-mastery and holistic healing. Through empowering practices, he cultivates self-love, self-worth, and self-respect, transforming lives in business, health, and personal relationships. Don't miss this enlightening episode and explore the transformative power of unlocking inner wealth and embracing a life of profound fulfillment.



    About Jeff Sera

    Jeff Sera is a Self-Development Sensei and Reiki Practitioner focusing on healing the physical body, emotional state, and energetic being. His business, Food 4 Thought, is an empowering, motivational service that supports successful business owners and entrepreneurs who have realized that money doesn’t = happiness and that they have more inner work and healing to do. While they have achieved financial success, they still feel unfulfilled or like something is missing. They are wanting to step into deeper self-development work to reach higher levels of fulfillment and holistic healing. Which in turn supports all areas of business, health, personal, and love life. He guides you through a self-discovery journey to achieve self-mastery by removing self-limiting beliefs and self-sabotage. Jeff also supports with developing self-love, self-worth, self-respect and self-confidence to reach new levels of healing, happiness and fulfillment.



    Email: Jeff@food4thought408.com

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-sera

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/yukikazu408

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    Connect and Follow Food 4 Thought:



    Website: https://food4thought408.com

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/food-4-thought-408

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/Food4Thought408

    Youtube: www.youtube.com/@food4thought408



    More About That Sounds Terrific - Host Nick Koziol

    For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com.



    Special Thank You to Our Sponsors & Key Supporters:

    Chris Jones of Chris Jones Media for the Introduction and Outro recordings for That Sounds Terrific. 

    Intro and Outro animation created in collaboration with Ben Albert of Balbert Marketing, LLC. Boost your business popularity, traffic, and conversions online!  

    The video and audio portions of this podcast are powered by the Vidwheel Creator Network. Join Neil Carrol and be a part of the network that allows you to learn and develop video skills. Make powerful video content while looking terrific on camera so that you can sustain and grow your businesses. Reach a wider audience of clients and partners who need to hear your message and develop the flexibility in your businesses to thrive in a turbulent world. 


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    • 34 min
    Ep 96: Sweet Pea Plant-Powered Wellness

    Ep 96: Sweet Pea Plant-Powered Wellness

    Host, Nick Koziol speaks with terrific guest, Chef Ryan Jennings, who takes you on a culinary exploration and empowerment journey.  Learn the heartfelt story behind Sweetpea Plant-Based Kitchen, a haven where every dish is crafted to nurture both body and soul. Discover how Chef Ryan and Sweetpea co-founder, Mike Linehan, set out to change the course of his health journey that was so successful it ended up placing them both on the mission to redefine the wellness culinary landscape. It's time to nourish your body, nurture your soul, and embrace the delicious possibilities of a plant-powered future.







    About Ryan Jennings, Chef/President at Sweet Pea Plant-Based Kitchen



    Email: ryan@sweetpeaplantbased.com

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-jennings-b0142012/



    Ryan Jennings has devoted his life to creating delicious food with a spirit of hospitality.  He has over two decades of experience in professional kitchens, successfully leading operations for fine dining restaurants and a multi-unit restaurant group.  His deep knowledge of the local food system, passion for cuisine, and focus on result-driven, efficient operations leave him well-suited to manage Sweet Pea as it grows. 



    Connect and Follow Sweetpea Plantbase:



    Listeners of TST get a 15% discount to Sweetpea - use the code TST15 at checkout!



    Website: sweetpeaplantbased.com

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/64662650

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/sweetpeaplantbased

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/sweetpeaplantbasedkitchen

    Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCaG35b3NIWXNUrK3x31rH2Q



    More About That Sounds Terrific - Host Nick Koziol

    For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com.



    Special Thank You to Our Sponsors & Key Supporters:

    Chris Jones of Chris Jones Media for the Introduction and Outro recordings for That Sounds Terrific. 



    Intro and Outro animation created in collaboration with Ben Albert of Balbert Marketing, LLC. Boost your business popularity, traffic, and conversions online!  



    The video and audio portions of this podcast are powered by the Vidwheel Creator Network. Join Neil Carrol and be a part of the network that allows you to learn and develop video skills. Make powerful video content while looking terrific on camera so that you can sustain and grow your businesses. Reach a wider audience of clients and partners who need to hear your message and develop the flexibility in your businesses to thrive in a turbulent world. 


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    • 36 min
    Ep 95: Transforming Lives At Cradle Beach

    Ep 95: Transforming Lives At Cradle Beach

    Join host Nick Koziol for a terrific discussion with Ann-Marie Orlowski, CEO of Cradle Beach, in episode 95 of "That Sounds Terrific." Dive into the heart of Cradle Beach's transformative programs, where every child finds a nurturing environment to thrive. From inclusive summer camps to respite retreats, discover how Cradle Beach is changing lives. Tune in to explore the impactful journey of transformation at Cradle Beach, where every story is a testament to the power of compassion and community.



    Connect with Ann-Marie Orlowski, CEO, Cradle Beach

    Email: aorlowski@cradlebeach.org

    LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/ann-marie-orlowski-bba71a6b

    Connect and Follow Cradle Beach:



    Website: www.CradleBeach.org

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/cradlebeachinc

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/cradlebeachinc

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/cradlebeachinc

    TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@cradlebeachinc



    Cradle Beach is a nurturing, transformative and fun experience in nature with a legacy of 136 years of serving the Western New York Community with excellence. Located directly on the beautiful shores of Lake Erie, their serene 66-acre campus provides an oasis for programming that serves the community. Cradle Beach specialize in bringing together individuals with and without disabilities and/or from economic disadvantages.



    More About That Sounds Terrific - Host Nick Koziol

    For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com.



    Special Thank You to Our Sponsors & Key Supporters:

    Chris Jones of Chris Jones Media for the Introduction and Outro recordings for That Sounds Terrific. 



    Intro and Outro animation created in collaboration with Ben Albert of Balbert Marketing, LLC. Boost your business popularity, traffic, and conversions online!  



    The video and audio portions of this podcast are powered by the Vidwheel Creator Network. Join Neil Carrol and be a part of the network that allows you to learn and develop video skills. Make powerful video content while looking terrific on camera so that you can sustain and grow your businesses. Reach a wider audience of clients and partners who need to hear your message and develop the flexibility in your businesses to thrive in a turbulent world. 


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    • 37 min
    Ep 94: Shining Light In Darkness

    Ep 94: Shining Light In Darkness

    Join host Nick Koziol on the 94th episode of That Sounds Terrific as he engages in a powerful conversation with Ed Dudley, co-founder of Shining Light in Darkness, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The conversation doesn’t stop there because Ed is also the founder of “We Are Connect-ED’”, is an advocate against Human trafficking for United Against Slavery, and helps underprivileged children as a President of SwingPals. This episode is packed with terrific causes that are making positive impacts across many communities and Ed's unwavering commitment to making a difference shines through, inspiring us all to create our own Shining Light in Darkness.



    About Ed Dudley, Co-Founder of Shining Light In Darkness:

    Email: ED@slidfnd.org 

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/edwarddudley



    ED Dudley, a Senior Consultant / Investment Advisor Representative with SEM Wealth Management, embodies the essence of a Collaborative Connector, Servant of People, Community Builder, Relationship Architect, and Destiny Helper. With over two decades of experience in the financial services industry, including key roles at Evergreen Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors, and FSC Securities, ED empowers families and business owners to make informed financial decisions, enabling them to live life on their terms. Beyond his professional achievements, ED is the visionary founder of We Are Connect-ED, fostering authentic connections for societal progress. He co-founded Shining Light In Darkness, supporting victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and serves as Interim Board Chair for United Against Slavery, addressing human trafficking. As Board President of SwingPals, he impacts underprivileged children's lives, showcasing his commitment to social good.



    Connect and Follow Shining Light in Darkness:

    Website: www.slidfnd.org

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/shining-light-in-darkness-inc

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/shiningndarkness

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/shininglightindarkness



    Shining Light In Darkness's charge is to engage voices to create change in the prevention, intervention, and response to sexual assault and domestic violence and create healthy relationships and compassionate communities.

     

    Shining Light In Darkness carries out its mission through programs of healing, education, and advocacy. Our work is paving the way for innovative approaches to treating trauma, igniting shifts in the way the public views and responds to sexual assault and domestic violence to ensure fairness for survivors across the world.

     

    Shining Light In Darkness endeavors to build a capacity of programs, organizations, and systems through empowering communities to provide safe, compassionate, trauma-informed, inclusive, and accessible services to adolescents and adults and their children exposed to sexual assault and domestic violence.



    More About That Sounds Terrific - Host Nick Koziol

    For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com.



    Special Thank You to Our Sponsors & Key Supporters:

    Chris Jones of Chris Jones Media for the Introduction and Outro recordings for That Sounds Terrific. 



    Into and Outro animation created in collaboration with Ben Albert of Balbert Marketing, LLC. Boost your business popularity, traffic, and conversions online!  



    The video and audio portions of this podcast are powered by the Vidwheel Creator Network.


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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

CaitlinDra ,

Great interviews, applicable lessons

Nick is a fantastic interviewer. He is inquisitive, and gets to the heart of the topic/expertise and value that his guest is bringing.

rebeccapm1 ,

Engaging as heck!

Nick is a terrific conversationalist. He has the ability to bring out the best in his guests through curiosity, humor and relatability. I highly recommend this podcast for those who wish to brighten and enlighten their day.

Voice of the customer! ,

Great way to learn and hear about interesting topics and passionate people

TST is a fun way for me to keep engaged with an interesting host - Nick Klein. He finds great topics, with engaging guests. I'll keep checking it out!

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