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Welcome to The Social Impactors Podcast!

This podcast is all about impact. We work to highlight impactful individuals making positive social change in their communities.

From coaches, authors, entrepreneurs, influencers; we tap into the minds of some of the most impactful people around the world to find out how they have built a life of creating impact.

Now listen in, and be ready to go on a journey of enlightenment, motivation, and awe.

Tune in weekly for a new special guest #SocialImpactor!

Music Credits: Chad Crouch, Poddington Bear, Willbe, Alex Stoner

#SocialImpactEverywhere Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesocialimpactorspodcast/support
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"GoPeer is a vehicle for positive impact. You don't always need to pay $500 or $600 a month for private tutoring for your second grader. Often a College student who is super passionate and bring that energy to their tutoring can be incredibly effective."Episode #42 of Season 2 of The Social Impactors Podcast features #SocialImpactor Ethan Binder, Co-Founder of GoPeer. GoPeer pairs peer tutors at universities with students between the ages of 5-18 for personalized tutoring lessons. Their mission is to make high-quality tutoring accessible and affordable for all students through their unique near-peer learning model.Ethan and I talk about how effective near peer tutoring can be for youth learning, how the private tutoring market is overpriced and inaccessible for many people, and how his vision is to employ an underutilized market while helping our youth grow, learn, and excel.Leave a #iTunes review to help new people find it! Link: https://apple.co/2WI5CknEmail me if you have a special guest in mind that you want me to host on the podcast! Link: thesocialimpactors@gmail.com.#SocialImpactEverywhere--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesocialimpactorspodcast/support
"The federal government in Canada spends $20 billion a year buying stuff. In the next 10 years they're going to spend $180 billion on infrastructure. We can add a social value to that, so government spending is really getting the best value for the taxpayer."Episode #41 of Season 2 of The Social Impactors Podcast features #SocialImpactor David LePage, Managing Partner at Buy Social Canada, a network of partners across Canada which advocates for and promotes a supportive public policy environment and the practice of leveraging community value from existing procurement.David focuses on contributing to creating a social value market place, where trading generates community capital rather than merely economic capital. His work involves the developing and advocacy for social enterprise, social procurement and social value investing.Leave a #iTunes review to help new people find it! Link: https://apple.co/2WI5CknEmail me if you have a special guest in mind that you want me to host on the podcast! Link: thesocialimpactors@gmail.com.#SocialImpactEverywhere--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesocialimpactorspodcast/support
"A practice and a way of living in the world that understand the social and environmental connections that are around us really does contribute to a great quality of life."Episode #40 of Season 2 of The Social Impactors Podcast features #SocialImpactor Mike Toye, Executive Director of CCEDnet, a national association of organizations and people throughout Canada committed to strengthening communities by creating economic opportunities that enhance social and environmental conditions.Mike and I talk about the importance of looking at holistic business models, his interpretation of social impact businesses and strengthening communities through localized supports, and why he believes social impact and business are unequivocally connected.Learn more about CCEDnet and the incredible community of organziations that are part of their network here: https://www.ccednet-rcdec.ca/enLearn more about the upcoming EconoUS Conference and how to attend here: https://econous.ca/Learn more about the Sanbox Center in Barrie, Ontario and how they are driving the conversation on social enterprises, b-corps and more here: https://sandboxcentre.com/Leave a #iTunes review to help new people find it! Link: https://apple.co/2WI5Ckn#SocialImpactEverywhere--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesocialimpactorspodcast/support
"Our purpose is not something that you can ignore. The ideas that you have are not coincidences."Episode #39 of Season 2 of The Social Impactors Podcast features #SocialImpactor Naomi Haile, Co-Founder of Find Your Tribe, and Podcast Host of the Power of WHY Podcast.Naomi and I talk about the importance of honing in and embracing your gifts, why you can't ignore your purpose in life, and how she uses her skills in building community to foster movements like Find Your Tribe.Join the Social Impactors Community:1. Leave a #iTunes review to help new people find it! Link: https://apple.co/2WI5Ckn2. Check out my website and share it! There's even a #merch store to become a real life #socialimpactor! Link: http://bit.ly/thesocialimpactorswebsite#SocialImpactEverywhere--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesocialimpactorspodcast/support
"There are certain things which comes naturally to you. But most of the time we are not exploring that which comes naturally to us because we are so influenced by everybody else's decisions."Episode #38 of Season 2 of The Social Impactors Podcast features #SocialImpactor Naheed Khan, Co-Founder and CEO of Futurwits, an organization coaching students on Future Skills and creating their own career path.Naheed and I talk about the importance of developing skills in young leaders to harness their uniqueness, why she decided to change her path so drastically and realize her own potential, and gives examples of young leaders she has helped through Futurwits.Join the Social Impactors Community:1. Leave a #iTunes review to help new people find it! Link: https://apple.co/2WI5Ckn2. Check out my website and share it! There's even a #merch store to become a real life #socialimpactor! Link: http://bit.ly/thesocialimpactorswebsite#SocialImpactEverywhere--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesocialimpactorspodcast/support
"When folks see good work happening in their community it changes their DNA."Episode #37 of Season 2 of The Social Impactors Podcast features #SocialImpactor Victor Beasoleil, Principal at Intuit Consulting, Author, Consultant, and Social Entrepreneur.Victor and I talk about the importance of doing good work in the service of community, how his experiences with lower income individuals led him to see the humanity in the world, why social impact builds the DNA of connected communities and how he believes we can all begin building our own social impact.Join the Social Impactors Community:1. Leave a #iTunes review to help new people find it! Link: https://apple.co/2WI5Ckn2. Check out my website and share it! There's even a #merch store to become a real life #socialimpactor! Link: http://bit.ly/thesocialimpactorswebsite#SocialImpactEverywhere--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesocialimpactorspodcast/support
"As long as you're employing people, there is a moral obligation to work with people fairly, to treat people fairly and allow them to be who they should be. What's fascinating is that we have to rediscover that they're connected."Episode #36 of Season 2 of The Social Impactors Podcast features #SocialImpactor Peter Frampton, Executive Director of the Learning Enrichment Foundation, an organization weaving settlement support, employment supports, language training, skills training, and social enterprises where people can practice their skills.Peter and I talk about how being a social impact is more about being connected to a community, how his work with the Learning Enrichment Foundation is helping to create skills development and give people the ability to succeed, and why in his opinion social impact has always been a part of business; we are now just rediscovering that they are connected.Join the Social Impactors Community:1. Leave a #iTunes review to help new people find it! Link: https://apple.co/2WI5Ckn2. Check out my website and share it! There's even a #merch store to become a real life #socialimpactor! Link: http://bit.ly/thesocialimpactorswebsite#SocialImpactEverywhere--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesocialimpactorspodcast/support
"I believe social impact is one of the most important parts of businesses. Every business that is successful in the country today asks the Simon Sinek question of what's your why? Because if you're just seeking profit then you're going to lose."Episode #35 of Season 2 of The Social Impactors Podcast features #SocialImpactor Mike Yates, Lead Guide at Alpha and Co-Founder of Guide. Guide is the first and only social e-learning product in the world that addresses the life skills education gap in high school education by making it easy for high school students to learn essential life skills from their favorite creators. In addition, Guide offers a blended learning model that educators and parents can use in the classroom and at home to teach and practice life skills with their high school students.Mike and I talk about the importance of alt-education, how his background in the educational system has allowed him to see the challenges in our system and work to build platforms that address and teach real life skills, and why companies that seek profit solely are going to lose in the end.Join the Social Impactors Community:1. Leave a #iTunes review to help new people find it! Link: https://apple.co/2WI5Ckn2. Check out my website and share it! There's even a #merch store to become a real life #socialimpactor! Link: http://bit.ly/thesocialimpactorswebsite#SocialImpactEverywhere--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesocialimpactorspodcast/support
"Social impact is a moral imperative. I think we have gone long enough with businesses exploiting resources for the sole purpose of benefit. Every stakeholder has a responsibility to ensure the purpose of the business is sustainable, and has value before profit."Episode #34 of Season 2 of The Social Impactors Podcast features #SocialImpactor Daniel Dyboski-Bryant, Co-Founder of Educators in VR, an open global, cross-platform network of learners, teachers, trainers, and researchers meeting, learning and collaborating in and with VR. They are developing programs and projects to democratize education using virtual reality through partnerships, sponsorship's, and grant programs world-wide. Daniel and I talk about the importance of education, how VR can democratize and radically change the way we offer learning to people around the world, how it is a more imperative for businesses to look at value before profit, and why everyone has a responsibility to build value in the world.Join the Social Impactors Community:1. Leave a #iTunes review to help new people find it! Link: https://apple.co/2WI5Ckn2. Check out my website and share it! There's even a #merch store to become a real life #socialimpactor! Link: http://bit.ly/thesocialimpactorswebsite#SocialImpactEverywhere--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesocialimpactorspodcast/support
"In business to help your business succeed online. The most important piece to that statement is the word help. In the community, making a social impact is helping other people succeed."Episode #33 of Season 2 of The Social Impactors Podcast features #SocialImpactor Sarah Clarke, Founder and Owner of Dufferin Media, a company that specializes in social media management. Sarah also works as a social media consultant that works to build connection online through organizations like the Orangeville Food Bank. Sarah and I talk about why she believes social media is the game changer for storytelling, how helping others is the most underrated strength but one of the most impactful especially in business, and why she believes building an impact always has to come from helping other succeed.Join the Social Impactors Community:1. Leave a #iTunes review to help new people find it! Link: https://apple.co/2WI5Ckn2. Check out my website and share it! There's even a #merch store to become a real life #socialimpactor! Link: http://bit.ly/thesocialimpactorswebsite#SocialImpactEverywhere--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesocialimpactorspodcast/support
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