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Impact Makers

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The Impact Makers Podcast with Jennifer McClure is a weekly podcast for people who are interested in making a positive difference in the world not only through their work, but also through how they choose to live their lives.

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057: How to Live Hard, Embrace the Future, and Create Success With Dr. Todd Dewett

February 4th, 2021


I’m excited to share my conversation with Dr. Todd Dewett in Episode 57 of the Impact Makers Podcast. I met Dr. Dewett several years ago, when I was just getting my start as a professional speaker, and we both shared …

056: Helping Leaders Succeed in Relationships, Work, Community, and Life With Mike Sipple, Jr.

January 28th, 2021


When I think about people in my life who have truly had an impact on me, and have changed my life for the better, it’s a relatively small list. And …

055: Redefining HR: Embracing Modern People Practices To Fuel Business Success With Lars Schmidt

January 21st, 2021


Since it’s a new year, I’m already hard at work on achieving the goals that I set for myself, and my businesses in 2021. And one of my goals this …

054: Turning Passion Into Purpose: From Career Coach to Recruiting Tech Company Founder With Ariel Lopez

January 14th, 2021


One of the best things about the work that I do is that I have the opportunity to connect with so many talented people doing great things to make the world of work - and the world - better for us all in the future.


053: Putting Yourself First and Finally Taking Control of Your Career With Laurie Ruettimann

January 7th, 2021


I’m coming in hot into 2021 with Episode number 53 of the Impact Makers podcast!




I’m ready to emerge from my 2020 coronavirus induced cocoon, and to make great things happen in my world, and for you in …

052: How Human-Centered Workplaces Will Transform the Future of Work With Derek Irvine

December 3rd, 2020


My guest today is a senior executive at Workhuman®, a company that helps forward-thinking organizations energize their cultures, unlock their …

051: The Value of Taking a Strategic Approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion With Jennifer Ingram

November 19th, 2020


My guest on Episode 51 of the Impact Makers podcast is Jennifer Ingram.

Jennifer is the Founder and CEO of Calibrated Lens LLC, where she specializes in helping organizations enhance their performance, productivity, …

050: Balancing a Strong Personal Brand With a High Profile Corporate Career With Amber Naslund

November 12th, 2020


If you’re a regular listener of the podcast, you’ve heard me talk with several previous guests that I first connected with back in the somewhat …

049: Discovering the Hidden Forces That Drive You to Do Your Best Work With Todd Henry 

November 5th, 2020


On Episode 49 of the Impact Makers Podcast, I’m speaking with someone that I admire and respect, and whom I’ve learned a great deal from over the past 10 years through his podcast, his books, and also by sometimes …

048: Creating a Life of Adventure While Making the Workplace and the World Better With Kate Bischoff

October 29th, 2020


With the Impact Makers Podcast, my goal is to inspire you to identify ways that you can make a difference at work and in life — either through providing education on a topic to increase your influence, clarify your …

047: Combining the Power of Moonshot Thinking With Actionable Plans to Make an Impact in Work and Life With Ozan Varol

October 22nd, 2020


How many times have you heard the phrase - “Well, it’s not exactly rocket science” when someone is referring to something as easy? 

I guess that means that we associate those who actually ARE rocket scientists with …

046: Creating High-Impact Presentations and Building a Profitable Speaking Business With Jennifer McClure and Dr. Daniel Crosby

October 15th, 2020


I’ve had the best job in the world for over 10 years now - where I have the privilege of speaking on stages and in training rooms to groups of leaders around the world about how to increase their influence, focus …

045: Using the Content Fuel Framework to Find Your Story and Create Better Content With Melanie Deziel

October 8th, 2020


Whether you work for a corporate brand - or you’re a personal brand - we all have something in common.

In order to persuade people to buy from us, work with us, or tell others about us, we have to be able to create …

044: Get Out of Your Head and Just Get Things Done With Julie Turney

October 1st, 2020


The reason that the Impact Makers Podcast exists is to bring you tools, tips and resources to help you build a career that you love, and to live a …

043: Creating Your Reset Story With Kendra Ramirez

September 24th, 2020


Today’s guest on the podcast is my friend Kendra Ramirez.


Kendra is a well-respected entrepreneur who is a Women of Influence Award Winner, and a recipient of the John Barrett Entrepreneur Vision Award. She’s also …

042: Developing a Strong Personal Brand That Enables You to Lead From Where You Are

September 17th, 2020


Sometimes, I have the honor of being a guest on other podcasts or webinars, where I’m typically asked to share about one or more of the topics that I’m passionate about, including leadership, speaking, and personal …

041: How Leaders Can Step Up to Promote Racial Justice and Equity in the Workplace with Katie Augsburger

September 10th, 2020


My guest today is Katie Augsberger, who is an employee experience strategist that’s disrupting how we think about employee experience, and helping …

040: Leading With a People First Approach with Steve Browne

September 3rd, 2020


Are HR leaders the only leaders in an organization who can (or should) lead with a people first approach?


My guest in today's episode - Steve …

039: Four Strategies to Meet Business Challenges in the Future and Deliver Maximum Impact on Results

February 20th, 2020


Do you want to make an impact? Are you hoping to influence change? Well, today I am speaking about how you can make the most impact at work. You'll hear numerous stories from my career in HR, learn four key points to …

038: How to Identify Your Career Drivers and Take Action

January 30th, 2020


Today Steve Arntz, Products Director at Instructure, joins me for an insightful conversation about Career Drivers. We discuss what they are, how to …

037: 10 Things You Need to Do to Make This Year Your Best Year Ever

January 9th, 2020


Over the holidays, I was traveling to Tennessee to spend the week with my extended family. It's a 5 ½-hour drive, which allowed me with a lot of time …

036: The Random Show — Conversations with My BFF Laurie Ruettimann

December 26th, 2019


When my BFF, Laurie Ruettimann, called me up and told me about her unplanned, open afternoon and a need for a last-minute podcast guest, I suggested …

035: My Favorite Apps and Online Tools

December 19th, 2019


I really enjoy reading blog posts and listening to podcasts from leaders who share some of their favorite tools and resources for productivity, …

034: How to Start a Movement - the Origin Story of DisruptHR

December 12th, 2019


I am excited to share something with you that is near and dear to my heart. It's very much like my baby, and just like a baby, sometimes it's a joy and other times it can be challenging. But no matter what happens, I'll …

033: Intentional Networking Strategies For Introverts (And Extroverts!)

December 5th, 2019


Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, you should always be networking. In this week’s episode, I’ll talk about how you can network like a pro. …

032: Why Self-Care Isn't Selfish - and How to Make It a Strategic Priority

November 28th, 2019


Self-care isn’t selfish. It is necessary. We truly can’t pour from an empty cup and we can’t help others if we’re emotionally worn, completely …

031: Coaching Session - How to Choose Speaking Topics and Create Great Presentations

November 21st, 2019


Bruce Waller is VP of Corporate Relocation for Armstrong Relocation and Companies. He is the author of the books, Find Your Lane and Milemarkers, and he is a good friend of mine. He recently reached out to me to get …

030: Where In The World Has McClure Been?

October 12th, 2019


New phone, who dis? Well, it's your old friend, or in some cases, your new friend Jennifer McClure. After a hiatus, I'm back with new episodes of The …

Success, Leading To Win and Faith with Eric Peoples

October 4th, 2018


What you feed will live and what you starve will die - the same principle applies to leadership. If you want to be a great leader, you have to feed your fire to serve and inspire. Today, Jennifer and Eric to talk about …

Finding Your Voice and Telling Your Story with Val Brown

September 27th, 2018


Whether you’re thrilled or terrified to talk about your story, it’s important to remember that everyone has something unique to share with the world …

From Felon to Entrepreneur and Impact Maker with Adam Martin

September 6th, 2018


What if we were all given an unlimited amount of grace despite our shortcomings? Adam Martin is the Founder of F5 Project, an organization that provides job and housing opportunities to felons leaving the prison system …

Bringing Clarity and New Practices to Diversity and Inclusion with Joe Gerstandt

August 30th, 2018


Joe Gerstandt isn’t just a straight white dad with tons of tattoos. He’s also an expert on diversity and inclusion who has trained leaders at Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, the government, and more. He also speaks …

6 Ways to Share Your Personal Brand with the World

August 23rd, 2018


Communicating your personal brand doesn’t have to be complicated. Your next step is often right under your nose! This episode concludes Jennifer’s three-part series on personal branding, and she shares 6 ways that you …

Taking Your Personal Brand to the Next Level with Jennifer McClure

August 16th, 2018


In the words of Sally Hogshead, “Different is better than better.” In the second part of a 3-part series on personal branding, Jennifer shares some …

Your Personal Brand with Jennifer McClure

August 9th, 2018


In his Fast Company article, Tom Peters wrote that this is ‘The Age of the Individual,’ and that everyone, from the receptionist to the CEO, must take charge of their own careers by becoming the CEO of The Brand Called …

Create Your Own Career Opportunities with Kris Dunn

July 26th, 2018


Are you ready to meet the Oprah of HR? On today's episode of Impact Makers, Jennifer sits down with the infamous HR wizard, Kris Dunn. He is the …

Creating a Culture of Caring with Mary Miller

July 19th, 2018


The old adage that preaches “to follow your dreams” might seem outdated in today’s precarious working world but get ready to meet a visionary that’s …

Networking and Relationship Building in Today’s Noisy World

July 12th, 2018


We all need other people in order to help us grow! Whether you’re looking for a job, a contact, promoting a service or looking to collaborate, there …

Leading with your Story with Mary Faulkner

July 5th, 2018


When it comes to changing hearts and minds in the workplace, nothing will bring people to your podium like a powerful personal story. Today, Jennifer …

Going Against the Flow with Claire Coder

June 28th, 2018


In today’s world, getting a degree isn’t the only way to making your entrepreneurial dream a reality. Jennifer talks with Claire Coder, a 21-year-old …

Understanding your Greater Purpose with Kevin Monroe

June 21st, 2018


The search for one’s true purpose in life is one of the most daunting questions we humans face – but it doesn’t have to be. Jennifer chats with Kevin Monroe, a self-described servant leader who brings his lifelong study …

Playing to your Strengths with Mary Ellen Slayter

June 14th, 2018


Staying nimble and agile will take you a long way – in business and in life. Jennifer catches up with her friend Mary Ellen Slayter, pivot master and CEO of Reputation Capital Media Services, LLC, a B2B content …

Rewire Yourself for Growth with Tim Sackett

June 7th, 2018


When it comes to making an impact, nobody brings the fire like Tim Sackett. Jennifer catches up with her old friend and firebrand who isn’t afraid to …

Understanding Human Behavior To Do Well, Do Good And Do You with Dr. Daniel Crosby

May 31st, 2018


When the market moves as fast and Donald Trump tweets, how should we think about money in the digital age? Jennifer talks with psychologist and …

Take Risks And Take Action To Grow With Ben Brooks

May 24th, 2018


Everyone’s journey to becoming an impact maker is different and unique. Today, Jennifer talks with business coach Ben Brooks, the founder and CEO of Pilot, Inc about his path from a rental car company to founding his …

Recruiting in the Digital Age with Carmen Hudson

May 17th, 2018


Sometimes making an impact comes down to finding the perfect person for the job. A self-described “recruiting geek” and a woman of many hats, Carmen Hudson is an impact-maker in every sense. She has enjoyed a …

Building Intentional Connections with Jennifer McClure

May 10th, 2018


In this episode, our host Jennifer McClure talks about the importance of developing key relationships when trying to maximize your impact in our world. Digital communication has made it easier to connect with people …

Power, Influence, and Politics with Colin Gautrey

May 3rd, 2018


For Colin Gautrey, curiosity is key. After a long and storied career in the corporate world with specializations in mergers and acquisitions, …

Prison to Plan to Payoff: Becoming an Entrepreneur with Kary Oberbrunner

April 26th, 2018


Does your day job feel like the first part of Shawshank Redemption? It did for Kary Oberbrunner. His day job was a prison, and it took some planning to get out, and the payoff for his patience and effort is a very …

Fairness Without Sameness: Embracing Diversity At Work And In Life with Sarah Morgan

April 19th, 2018


Sarah was given the nickname ‘Buzz’ when she was 3 because she was always buzzing around and getting into things. So when she decided to begin a blog, Buzz was a natural pen name for her. Sarah’s work on ‘The Buzz on …

How I Became a Speaker and Entrepreneur

April 12th, 2018


Jennifer gets a LOT of questions from many different types of people. Chief among those questions is how she got to where she is in her career. People want to know how she’s managed to make such an impact through her …

Quit the Cubicle with Mike Kim

April 5th, 2018


Mike Kim is one of those guys who doesn’t need much of an introduction. He’s been an online force with his blog and podcast, and the wisdom he freely shares about his experience in leaving corporate America to become an …

Radical Candor in Marketing with William Tincup

March 29th, 2018


William Tincup isn’t normal. Neither was his marketing agency, who used its eccentricity to shake up an industry that had become boring and stale. You either loved them or hated them. When Tincup stepped away from the …

The 3 Actions Impact Makers Take Every Day

March 22nd, 2018


Not long ago, Jennifer went to a conference in Australia, where she was a chairperson and keynote speaker. During the event, two young women approached Jennifer with the desire to improve their careers, but they didn’t …

The Heart of Human Resources with Steve Browne

March 15th, 2018


Steve Browne is a connector in every sense of the word. From a young age, he’s always felt at home ‘swimming in people.’ Today, Jennifer and Steve discuss what makes him a connector, and some of the unique insights he …

The Thriving Contrarian with Laurie Ruettimann

March 7th, 2018


Jennifer and Laurie have been friends for years, traveling the world together. But Laurie is more than just a friend. She made an incredible impact on Jennifer’s life and set her on the path to where she is today. Are …

What Does it Mean to be an Impact Maker?

March 7th, 2018


You’ve heard the term ‘impact’ from the mouths of CEOs and management from many different industries, applied in many different ways. But what does it mean to be an ‘impact maker?’ Today Jennifer shares some …

Welcome to the Impact Makers Podcast with Jennifer McClure

February 23rd, 2018


The Impact Makers Podcast with Jennifer McClure is a weekly podcast for people who are interested in making a positive difference in the world not only through their work, but also through how they choose to live their …

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