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Speaking of Impact

100 EpisodesProduced by Bob DePasqualeWebsite

At the age of 18, Bob DePasquale found himself in a fight for his life when diagnosed with cancer. It would become a journey that ultimately shaped his view of himself and the gifts that he could share with the world. Speaking of Impact is an empowering and educational show that helps people to reco… read more

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EP #178: Pursuing your purpose with Ana Megrelishvili

November 30th, 2023


There is something to be said for chasing after what you believe is critical to your existence.   Unfortunately, today’s world can be very distracting and you may never be on track.  But don’t be discouraged, with the …

EP #177: Lighting Your Fire with Amanda Cassar

November 23rd, 2023


What lights your fire?  This is the question of the day.  It can be tough to answer the question in such a busy society.  


Many of us lead very busy lives - too busy.  Amanda Cassar fell into that trap.  She’s a …

EP #176: Getting S.O.B.E.R. with Massimo Rigotti

November 16th, 2023


Today, we’ll be talking about a new way to get sober.  Massimo Rigotti’s S.O.B.E.R. method takes some of the existing systems and “flips them on …

EP #175: Your Brand, Your Impact with Anika Jackson

November 9th, 2023


Your brand is critical to your message.  People must understand what you’re all about.  It seems cliché but there are too many profiles on and off the Internet these days.


The impact space is no different.  It doesn’t …

EP #174: Climbing Mountains with Jenn Drummond

November 2nd, 2023


Today’s guest decided to tackle all of the world’s 7 second summits.  In other words, she climbed the second highest point on every continent.  Jenn Drummond was the first female to accomplish this feat.


You’re going …

EP #172: The Role of Love with Paul Zolman

October 19th, 2023


Paul Zolman created a game (and wrote a book) all about putting love into practice.  You may have heard of The 5 Love Languages.  Paul appreciated …

EP #171: Web3 Philanthropy with Alicia Maule and Steven Aguiar

October 12th, 2023


Giving financially is a great way to get involved in a cause.  But what if your financial wealth is in non-traditional assets…like crypto?


You’ll …

EP #170: Stewardship with Chad Hufford

October 5th, 2023


Living a life of abundance is not about having more stuff.  In fact, it’s often about doing more with less.  Opportunities to accumulate are abundant …

EP #169: Growth Mindset with Constantin Morun

September 28th, 2023


Today’s guest believes that many cultures lack a growth mindset.  People are in fear of failure and don’t see the opportunities in life to learn.  


EP #168: Intentional Life with Derick Johnson

September 21st, 2023


There are endless amounts of distractions in the world these days.  Sadly, we’ve conditioned ourselves to seek them out.  It feels good to find one when we you have even the slightest amount of stress.  It’s a terrible …

EP #167: How Sharing Your Story Can Make an Impact with Jenna Lynch

September 14th, 2023


The power of storytelling is unmatched.  It connects people across the globe.  You may not know someone personally but when you hear their story, you …

EP #166: How Money Works with Joe Myers

September 7th, 2023


Money is just a tool but a powerful one.  The average person knows what it is but may not know how the monetary system works.  Debt, interest rates, …

EP #165: How to Experience Abundance with Max Becker-Pos

August 31st, 2023


You have plenty of things and opportunities.  It’s a special mindset to be in when you experience abundance.  It’s a feeling like no other.  You feel …

EP #164: How to be Naturally Confident with Phil Januszewski

August 24th, 2023


There is something to be said for a positive attitude.  A genuine one doesn’t ignore the negatives but gives more emphasis to the good things in life …

EP #163: Leading and Attracting Volunteers with Karen Knight

August 17th, 2023


The best organizations have the most committed people involved.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a non-profit group or a money-printing corporation.  


EP #162: Music Transforms Lives with Dan Roeder

August 10th, 2023


Music can be a lot of things.  This episode is all about how it’s a great teacher.


Dan Roeder is the Chief Academic Officer at David Z Foundation.  He is trained in the music arts and has a heart for helping young …

EP #161: Recovering On Purpose with Adam Gunton

August 3rd, 2023


Addiction is terrible.  It’s hard to recognize at first.  It’s threatening.  It’s taboo.  It’s confusing.  


Today’s guest is an addict - a recovering addict with a heart for helping others do the same as he.  Adam …

EP #160: Simplifying Retirement with Joe Curry

July 27th, 2023


The financial industry is ever changing.  It doesn’t always seem be on the cutting edge like others, but it sure can get complicated.  


Joe Curry …

EP #159: Creating the Most of Life with Ahmard Vital

July 20th, 2023


You were made for something great.  But, you also have to make that something great.  

Today’s guest will tell you that a great life doesn’t come to you and that you have to build it.  It’s not easy but it’s very …

EP #158: Telling Your Impact Story with Don Tolep

July 13th, 2023


We all have websites and social media profiles and if your business or non-profit doesn’t have one, you’re in trouble.  


Your digital real estate is your “elevator pitch”.  You have to be able to tell people your …

EP #157: Rescuing People with Whitney Miller

July 6th, 2023


Human trafficking has many forms.  All of which are disgusting.  Sadly, there is a related industry.  On a positive note, there are forces combatting this horrible concept.  Lantern Rescue is one of those great …

EP #156: Healing and Purpose with Roxanne Chaput

June 29th, 2023


It can be confusing, hard to handle, and there will be times when you get off track.  Some people will encourage you and others will discourage you.  It’s most important that you focus on what you know is good.  Use …

EP #155: Sharing Your Faith while Gaming with Chris Morrish

June 22nd, 2023


The gaming industry has approached $250 billion in value.  That’s a huge number that indicates there is a huge opportunity to reach people.  There are leaders in our world now that grew up playing video games.  They get …

EP #154: Marketing and A.I. for Impact with Tyler Horsley

June 15th, 2023


Everyone organization, for-profit or non-profit, needs a plan.  The most driven people as great at selling their product or service but they aren’t always efficient at sharing the message to the masses.


Tyler Horsley …

EP #153: Charity Matters with Heidi Johnson

June 8th, 2023


Some people have a special gift.  They not only want to give but they want to be around it all the time.  They want to help others do it and they want to be a part of the process consistently.  It’s more important than …

EP #152: Serve, Protect, and Lead with Jim Lewis

June 1st, 2023


Most people in today’s world live in a safe environment.  We owe a lot to the law enforcement professionals that ensure it and it’s interesting to understand what that type of career entails. 


Many of the guests we …

EP #151: Your Meaningful Legacy with Denise Logan

May 25th, 2023


We all have to work for something in life.  Have you ever asked yourself what that is? 

It can be easy to work for years, even decades, without considering why outside of money.  There are times in life when we are …

EP #150: Impact Marketing with Josh Ramsey

May 18th, 2023


 We are all fighting for attention in some way.  The Impactmaker Movement is fighting for good reason.  Systems are the same regardless if you’re working for a for-profit, non-profit, or just building a community impact …

EP #149: The Housing Crisis with Sandy Jarvis

May 11th, 2023


It seems unfair that people without a place to live can be so close to others with building they can call home.   


Sandy Jarvis has spent 40 years working with the homeless and people who want to help them.  She …

EP #148: Sustainable Food Practices with Elysabeth Alfano

May 4th, 2023


This is not a question we hear often but it’s becoming more popular.  This episode includes some alarming stats about the existing systems and how …

EP #147: Your Right to Give of Yourself with Justin Levy

April 27th, 2023


Unfortunately, we also have some challenges that we’ll need to address, consistently.  The more we collaborate and encourage each other, the more …

EP #146: Cancer Patient Advocacy with Andrea Wilson Woods

April 20th, 2023


They say cancer affects someone in everyone’s network.  There are more than 100 types and each has its own unique way of affecting the body.  


Cancer patients have to deal with illness and treatments and are best …

EP #145: Leaning into Challenges with Victoria Pelletier

April 13th, 2023


Challenges will come in life.  You can’t avoid all of them and in many cases, it makes sense to lean into them.  Resilience is built and not granted.  The greatest leaders are able to overcome and teach others to do the …

EP #144: Effortless Public Speaking with Liam Sandford

April 6th, 2023


75% of people say they are scared of public speaking.  That’s more than death.  You must be able to communicate as an impactmaker and it takes practice.


Liam Sandford is a great friend of mine and public speaking …

EP #143: Happiness is a Selfless Experience with Christian Ray Flores

March 30th, 2023


Compassion is primal.  You can’t get away from it, whether you find it in your family, community, or on the other side of the world.  Human beings are designed to care for other human beings.


Today’s guest believes …

EP #142: Fitness for Life with Fitz Koehler

March 23rd, 2023


Take care of yourself.  This seems like obvious advice but most people don’t subscribe to it all the time.  Especially, when they feel healthy.  …

EP #141: Healing for Impact with Avital Miller

March 16th, 2023


This is why The Impactmaker Movement lives.  We want to make powerful lasting changes in the world for people in need.  Sadly, we can sometimes …

EP #140: Poetic Impact with Pat Schoeler

March 9th, 2023


Different seasons of life have different callings.  You’ll find success in many areas and some of it will come when you least expect it.

Pat Schoeler had a long corporate career in the communications industry.  She …

EP #139: “Selling” your Impact with Peter Anthony

March 2nd, 2023


The Impactmaker Movement has to do a better job of selling itself.  You have a tremendous desire to make the world a better place.  Why not tell more people?  

Shout it from the mountaintops!

Today’s guest will ignite …

EP #138: Print Isn’t Dead with Peter Ostapko

February 23rd, 2023


They say reading is fundamental.  That means writing is foundational.  We all take in quite a bit of audio and video content these days but the …

EP #137: Micro-Philanthropy with Grant Collins

February 16th, 2023


Everyone can be a philanthropist.  There is no minimum net worth required.  You just have to have the right mindset - a desire to use your gifts and skills to make the world a better place.


Our guest on this episode …

EP #136: Changing Education with Mallory Dwinal-Palisch

February 9th, 2023


Teachers are underappreciated.  But we spend billions of dollars on recruiting them!?  There is quite a demand in the education space right now few …

EP #135: Non-Profit Leadership with Lissa Zanville

February 2nd, 2023


Some, have a special calling to bring their professional leadership skills. Working in that space can tiring but extremely fulfilling work.  If …

EP #134: Everything About B-Corps with Nathan Stuck

January 26th, 2023


You don’t have to sacrifice everything to be generous.  In fact, you shouldn’t.  Conscious capitalism is a powerful force and the B-Corp …

EP #133: Helping Yourself and Helping Others with Jason Hopcus

January 19th, 2023


There are many resources out there but you’re not going to be sold.  You MUST desire to heal.  

Mental health doesn’t come easy these days but it …

EP #132: Traveling for Impact with Ana Carreto

January 12th, 2023


The best way to build camaraderie is to do hard stuff with other people for other people.  Many companies spend large amounts of time and money to bring their teams together.  It’s not that complicated.


Today’s guest …

EP #131: Defining Your Money Values with Mark Willis

January 5th, 2023


Your values say a lot about how you allocate it.  You must take the time to define them in order to make your money accomplish what is meaningful to …

EP #130: 2022 Impact Highlight Special

December 29th, 2022


The Impactmaker Movement is growing and generosity is winning.


This episode is a curated list of the highlights from the last 51 episodes plus an interview with this 2022’s Impactmaker of the Year.


There is so much …

EP #129: Effective Philanthropy with Anna Schlia

December 22nd, 2022


Giving can be hard.  Knowing where to give can be even harder.  The good news is that there are more resources than ever before to help you live out your generosity.  There are even entire organizations that research …

EP #128: Extraordinary Impact in Ordinary Life with Zach Tucker and Jeremy Grater

December 15th, 2022


You have the gifts and skills to make the world around you better.  Extraordinary curiosity can make even the most ordinary life extremely impactful.

EP #127: Human Services Impact with Vanessa Seltzer and Kim Vassar

December 8th, 2022


Fundraising isn’t all about the money.  It’s about relationships.  You can’t underestimate the power of working with and for other people.  It’s a special way of supporting them that goes beyond the actual work or items …

EP #126: Rising Together with Kasey Reiter

December 1st, 2022


You can make a profit and make a difference.  Each person and each company has their own special skill set that can be used for individual gain and also for the greater good.  The most productive of any group has the …

EP #125: A Spirit of Innovation with Diane Strand

November 24th, 2022


Every person in the world has the ability to contribute to society and make a positive impact in the world.  It doesn’t matter their abilities, …

EP #124: Eliminating Your Debt with Todd Christensen

November 17th, 2022


Your debt’s been paid!  That’s a great feeling if you ever hear those words.  Forbes reported that the United States federal student loan portfolio …

EP #123: You Can Make an Impact at Any Age with Natalie Silverstein

November 10th, 2022


The great thing about today’s world is that just about anyone can share a message.  You might say that’s not a good thing.  But what if we encouraged …

EP #122: Pollinating Your Dreams with Debby Krusz

November 3rd, 2022


There are a lot of forces that will crush your dreams these days.  Overstimulation can lead to mental stress.  So, why bring on more of your own?  In …

EP #121: Sustainable Diapers with Alon Cohen

October 27th, 2022


Sometimes, the most basic things needed are reevaluated.  We have this tendency as human beings to get into routines.  They’re normally very helpful …

EP #120: The Family “Impact Business” with Afam Onyema

October 20th, 2022


We learned about how small the world can be last week.  This week, we are reminded of that and inspired to take action on the things that mean the most.  You’re an impactmaker because you want to make a positive impact …

EP #119: The Impact of China with Jason Szeftel

October 13th, 2022


The world seems to be smaller than ever.  It’s easy to communicate across continents and digital technology has accelerated most things in life.  …

EP #118: The Impact of Community with Wendy Steele

October 6th, 2022


This is not a new concept.   We know that giving and the resulting good feelings can spread rather quickly.  What you may not know is that just being …

EP #117: Being a Change Maker with Ryan Lindner

September 29th, 2022


If you’ve ever wanted to make something in your life different, you’ve felt some resistance before.  Sometimes, that resistance comes from an outside source, and others, it comes from within.  The most effective …

EP #116: Experiencing Greatness in the Present with Chris Yonker

September 22nd, 2022


We regret the past and we worry about the future.  But what about the present?  You are a high-achieving family person, and entrepreneur/executive, and you want to make the world a better place.  Achievement for the …

EP #115: Deeper Purpose in Business with Alex Brueckmann

September 15th, 2022


Technology has allowed more people than ever before to be entrepreneurs.  It’s an amazing time to be alive and to work.  Most people start a business …

EP #114: Touched by the Music with Dave Combs

September 8th, 2022


There is good reason why young people are encouraged to try playing an instrument.  Creativity has been a recent topic in The Impactmaker Movement and music is great way to express it.  A good melody can be used for …

EP #113: Wealth over Riches with Jim Grace

September 1st, 2022


There’s a different between money and fulfillment.  And so there is a difference between wealth and riches.  The financial services industry has …

EP #112: NFTs for Impact with Tobin Jones

August 25th, 2022


Speaking of Impact is about using your gifts and skills to make the world a better place.  The world is changing and so are your gifts and skills.  Many things are digital now and that includes art and business.  It …

EP #111: Generation Impact with Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody

August 18th, 2022


We’ve said before that giving is contagious.  It applies to many aspects of life.  The more intentional you are about what and how you give, the more effect you will have.  It can be challenging to dedicate the time for …

EP #110: JSG Investing with Dan Katz

August 11th, 2022


Where you invest these things will say a lot about what you think is important.  Or does it?  What is the story that you would want to tell about …

EP #109: Being Energy Aware with Bran Katanec

August 4th, 2022


We all have things that we get excited about.  Unfortunately, we don’t always seek them.  It seems obvious, but the world can often distract us from …

EP #108: Doing the most good with Marina Feffer

July 28th, 2022


Our podcast is all about using your gifts and skills to make a positive impact in the world.  We can all do something.  But what if we all did the …

EP #107: Doing Your Good with Sybil Ackerman-Munson

July 21st, 2022


It takes some effort to be effectively generous.  You have to identify causes that are important to you, develop a relationship, support them monetarily and physically, and measure progress.  Communication is important …

EP #106: How To Be Faithful, Lucky, and Make an Impact with Victoria Wieck

July 14th, 2022


Success comes in many forms.  But, there’s only one way to get there.  You have to believe that you can do something great before you can do it.  You also have to persevere.  There will be times where you’re greatest …

EP #105: What it Takes to Write a Book and Make the World a Better Place with Sarah Schott

July 7th, 2022


We all have a different mix of creativity.  Some are visual, some are audible, and still others take on another form.  There is no right or wrong way to do it.  Authors certainly have a way with words but they also have …

EP #104: Making the World a Nicer Place with Phillip Mountrose

June 30th, 2022


It can be easy to be hard oneself and listen the messages that tell us we are not enough.  In this scenario, we are less likely to help each other …

EP #103: Socks and Social Enterprise with John and Mark Cronin

June 23rd, 2022


What if you could live out your child hood dream and make a positive impact in the world at the same time?  You can!  And your type of abilities …

EP #102: Digital Transformation with Raj Sundarason

June 16th, 2022


Isn’t artificial intelligence fascinating?  There are so many powerful tech platforms out there that it’s hard to keep up.  That’s no excuse though.  …

EP #101: Crypto Philanthropy with Alex Wilson

June 9th, 2022


Generosity has been a part of human life since the beginning of time.  We have an inherent desire to support those in need.  This hasn’t changed but …

EP #99: Working Hard and Treating People Right with DC Glenn

May 26th, 2022


Success is something that everyone wants - but do they seek it?  You can’t overestimate effort and as impactmakers we can never forget that.  We spend a lot of time visioning and dreaming of the positive impact that we …

EP #98: The Four Things You Can Do With Money with Mac Gardner

May 19th, 2022


Studies show that children can have foundational money experiences as early as age five.  These lessons can last a lifetime and it’s important to make sure that young people have a health relationship with their …

EP #97: Charitable Giving with Rick Peck

May 12th, 2022


Philanthropy doesn’t have to be complicated.  There are many ways that you can be generous.  Unfortunately, the charitable sector has many rules and …

EP #96: Staying in Your Lane with Toluleke Famuyiwa

May 5th, 2022


Potential is something to be experienced, not reached.  You can’t force lessons and you can’t skip formative experiences.  There’s also no end to the opportunity to learn.  Stories are a great form of communication …

EP #95: Servant Leadership with Rich LaMonica

April 28th, 2022


It’s not always easy to serve others but it’s essential to thrive.  Humans were made to be in community with one another.  Unfortunately, communities aren’t always thriving.  There are times when needs arise and …

EP #94: Your Leadership Voice with Iggy Perillo

April 21st, 2022


We are all leaders in our lives whether it is by title or by default.  Some of the most recognized leaders didn’t set out to have that role.  They …

EP #93: Internal Health with Simone Giangiordano

April 14th, 2022


Taking care of yourself is among the most important things in life but it isn’t always that easy to do.  High achievers tend to work hard at making something great or taking care of others and fail to consider their own …

EP #92: Fitness for Life with Nate Palmer

April 7th, 2022


Physical and mental health work together.  The healthiest people understand this and apply consistency to things that support the mind and body.  There are lots of diets and plenty of meditation techniques.  But, what …

EP #91: How to be a Driven Entrepreneur with Don Cote

March 31st, 2022


Entrepreneurism is the most rewarding thing.  It’s also extremely hard and that is part of the reason why it feels great to build a successful …

EP #90: Remembering World War II with Steve Snyder

March 24th, 2022


Current geopolitical conflict and war is filling our news feeds today.  World War II ended over 75 years ago but there are memories that will never …

EP #89: Embracing Struggle with Kimberly Bell

March 17th, 2022


We all have times in life where it’s hard to push on.  We feel helpless.  We lose motivation.  But, it is those times that we build strength.  It’s amazing how desperation can power us through.  Ironically, it is …

EP #88: Avoiding “Shelf-Help” with Robert Riopel

March 10th, 2022


Impactmakers are relentless in their pursuit of positive change.  You have a desire to make the world a better place.  You acknowledge shortcomings (even your own) but you learn from them.  Then, you make a difference.  …

EP #87: Inspiring Unity with Chris Singleton

March 3rd, 2022


We all have adversity in life.  Unfortunately, some people’s tragedy garners headlines. Hate crimes serve no place in society but we can’t expect to end them if we don’t know they happen.  It’s news we need to share.

EP #86: Leading Yourself with Eric Winters

February 24th, 2022


Leading by example is not a cliché.  What is misunderstood is that it starts within.  We actually fear ourselves because we are accustomed to being distracted.  The world is filled with messages that tell us that we are …

EP #85: Winning Together with Anthony Muiruri

February 17th, 2022


The most motivating people are those that acknowledge their shortcomings.  We have all been given special gifts and talents but what good are they if we don’t use them for others?  And what good are others’ talents if …

EP #84: Cleaning Up Your “Mess” with Gene Heil

February 10th, 2022


Most podcasts are a great opportunity to learn from an expert guest.  This one is different.  The world is full of messed-up people.  That’s everyone …

EP #83: Communicating Impact with Bill Hobson

February 3rd, 2022


I studied broadcasting because I wanted to be a media personality.  Many people in my life have called me “personality” but not the type I thought I’d be.  Impactmaking isn’t about what you are known for or who knows of …

EP #82: Being Cyber-Secure with Dr. Michael Nuccitelli

January 27th, 2022


We all live our lives in public these days.  The Internet and mobile applications have allowed us to share anything we want at any time.  This is a …

Ep #81: Giving Opportunities to Others with Sylvester Boyd, Jr.

January 20th, 2022


We live in a society that gives plenty of chances for people to do great things. Unfortunately, they are not evenly distributed. Some people have to overcome amazing troubles to find their success. It’s important that …

EP #80: Energizing Your Growth with Larry Long, Jr.

January 13th, 2022


Everyone has to make a living.  But, are you actually living?  We all have a great blessings in our lives that can and should be shared.  It’s …

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