Alexandra Black-Paulick

7: Compassion is the Key to Solving the World’s Problems with Sara Schairer (Compassion It)

Can you imagine a world where everyone took a moment to put themselves in another person’s shoes? What would that do to impact our daily interactions with everyone we met?   It would change the world.   That’s the vision of Sara Schairer. She realizes the key to this is compassion. If we could install […]

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Unexpected Lessons from Dr. Temple Grandin

When I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Temple Grandin I didn’t know what to expect. To be totally honest, it wasn’t until 20 minutes prior to recording that I discovered she was an Autism Activist and TED speaker.   Every single person I mentioned this to has to ply their jaw off the […]

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6 Types of Mentors You need in Your Life

“Mentor” is a hot topic with entrepreneurs these days. So many young business professionals are clambering over themselves trying to secure the coveted role. But to what avail? Most protégés can’t actually describe why they want one.   Don’t get me wrong; I know that mentors are an essential piece to business growth.   They […]

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6.5: Stories from the Field- Creating Standards for Animal Welfare with Temple Grandin

Driving home the impact from episode 6, Temple Grandin touches on the state of the animal plants in the early 70s. Through a groundbreaking partnership with McDonalds’, she was able to create unheard of strides in animal welfare in plants across the entire United States.   This episode goes in depth to the very strategic […]

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6: Corporate Responsibility- McDonald’s Championing Sustainability with Bob Langert

When we think of the global franchise McDonald’s, it’s unlikely you think of a company that is at the forefront of corporate environmental and sustainability. I personally had visions of a red French fry basket. And maybe a burger.   What if I were to tell you that not do they have sustainable food and […]

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5.5 Stories from the Field: Put Your Money Where You Mouth Is with Angel Investor Nicole Chavas

You say you want to champion change. You make donations to different philanthropies. But you are currently leaving one major blind spot unattended in finances.   Your investments.   There is currently $60 trillion in assets under management. Imagine if those funds are actually causing the problems you are trying to solve with your donations? […]

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5: Financial Investing for Good- Impact Investing and Angel Investing with Elizabeth Coston (Impact Engine)

  We draw a funny divide between our philanthropy and financial investing. One lives on one side of the house, the other firmly tucked away on the other side of the house. Yet what we often fail to realize is that our investments drive the growth of the companies we invest in.   The same […]

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4.5 Stories From The Field: Showcasing One Construction Company Creating Social Change with Alison Freed (Dream Builders Project)

Alison Freed works for perhaps the most unusual nonprofit I’ve come across lately.   Having spent several years in the nonprofit space, you typically find organizations that are continually scrapped for cash with a large percentage of time being spent trying to leverage funds.   Dream Builders Project differs from that description in almost every […]

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4.0 Luxury Homes Championing Environmental Efforts And Driving Social Change with Mayer Dahan (Prime Five Homes)

Mayer Dahan is creating something you don’t often see in the construction world, particularly the luxury home industry. He is leveraging modern upscale homes to champion both environmental issues and chart a path toward meaningful social change.   As the CEO and Co-founder of Prime Five Homes, Mayer works to create modern upscale homes that […]

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3.5- Stories From The Field- Impact Of The Peace Corps With Debra Bonkoski

Wednesday’s episode showcased Anna Lenhart from NGS Movement on her vision in incorporate a year of service into the traditional career path. Today we sit down with Debra Bonkoski to see how her Peace Corps Service sent her on a new career path, and how that is a more fulfilling path.   When she entered […]

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3: NGS Movement: Redefining the Traditional Career Path

Anna Lenhart isn’t your traditional social entrepreneur. She is a movement creator. Through NGS Movement, Anna is working to redefine the traditional career path. And to drive that mission, she has an inspiring vision:   Imagine if every fortune 500 company CEO had started their career with a year of service. If we incorporate a […]

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The Business Boutique Academy Special: How to Start a Podcast

Listen To The Audio Version Follow Me On Blab Join Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Mastermind Powered by the Simple Live Press As part of the Business Boutique Community, I hosted a special on how to start a podcast. This is the replay. Let me know if you have any questions about the process. Happy to share.

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2.5 Stories from the Field: Redefining the Traditional CEO with Ana Bermudez (TAGit)

Wednesday’s episode showcased Stephanie Burns as she spoke to the changing landscape of both entrepreneurs and redefining the standards for company culture. To bring to life the realities of creating this transition, we connected with Ana Bermudez, the founder of the innovative new app TAGit.   When Ana sat down to start her company, we […]

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2: Chic CEO: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

Stephanie Burns, founder of Chic CEO, created her business after identifying a constant need among women for the trusted resources to help launch their business. What started as a discussion in her living room soon turned into a national resource equipping women, and men, with the know-how to create a successful business. Want more inspiring […]

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1.5: Stories From The Field- Driving Home The Impact from SOLO Eyewear

In Wednesday’s episode this week we heard from Jenny Amaraneni, founder of SOLO Eyewear, on her journey to help cure preventable blindness through leveraging profits from her sunglasses company. To further drive home the impact that SOLO Eyewear makes through their incredible business model, we wanted to share stories from the field.   First, Jenny […]

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1: How Sunglasses are Curing Blindness with Jenny Amaraneni (SOLO Eyewear)

Social entrepreneur Jenny Amaraneni founded SOLO Eyewear out of a vision to help cure preventable blindness around the world. Motivated by the realization that 80% of the world’s blindness is preventable, she launched into her entrepreneurial pursuits right during her time as a grad student at San Diego State University.   This episode of the […]

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00: Introduction to the Positive Impact Podcast

The Positive Impact Podcast elevates the work of movers, shakers, change makers and dreams who are creating a positive impact in the world, connecting them to individuals looking for deeper meaning and want to better understand potential solutions to complex issues facing society today. We share stories of their struggles, as well as their impacts […]

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