Social Impact Leader Podcast The Social Impact Leader Podcast explores the ambitious world of change-makers through interviews with pioneers in business, sports, activism, and entertainment. Hosted by Jeff Shinabarger, founder of Plywood People - get curious about the balance between empathy and productivity. Whether you're an entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, or simply curious about making a difference, this podcast will be your guide.
Social Impact Leader Podcast

Social Impact Leader Podcast

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The Social Impact Leader Podcast explores the ambitious world of change-makers through interviews with pioneers in business, sports, activism, and entertainment. Hosted by Jeff Shinabarger, founder of Plywood People - get curious about the balance between empathy and productivity. Whether you're an entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, or simply curious about making a difference, this podcast will be your guide.

Most Recent Episodes

Burned Out with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

Important topics are hit this week as Jeff interviews Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, author of "Sacred Rest" and creator of the Rest Quiz, on how to identify your rest needs and shift your perspective on fixing burnout. She offers insights on combating hustle culture, integrating restorative practices into your routine, and maintaining work-life balance to pursue your passions effectively. This is one episode you will want to listen to on repeat! The Social Impact Leader Podcast explores the ambitious world of change-makers through interviews with pioneers in business, sports, activism, and entertainment. Hosted by Jeff Shinabarger, founder of Plywood People - get curious about the balance between empathy and productivity. Whether you're an entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, or simply curious about making a difference, this podcast will be your guide. Follow: instagram.com/socialimpactleader socialimpactleader.com Follow: instagram.com/plywoodpeople plywoodpeople.com More on Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith's work: https://www.drdaltonsmith.com Take the rest quiz for yourself: https://www.restquiz.com/quiz/rest-quiz-test/ This Podcast is brought to you by WABE, part of the NPR Podcast Network. wabe.com/podcasts Edited By: DJ OP Diggy Produced By: LaTasha Brown Music By: DJ OP Diggy See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Be the Lighthouse with Jess Ekstrom

This week's episode is an inspiring display of differing perspectives on the themes of trust, expectations, and generosity in life and in work. Author, speaker, and founder of Headbands for Hope, Jess Ekstrom, provides shocking personal anecdotes revealing unique insights about loss and new beginnings, motivation versus validation and giving versus receiving. Listen in to see how Jeff and Jess find common ground among complex ideas. The Social Impact Leader Podcast explores the ambitious world of change-makers through interviews with pioneers in business, sports, activism, and entertainment. Hosted by Jeff Shinabarger, founder of Plywood People - get curious about the balance between empathy and productivity. Whether you're an entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, or simply curious about making a difference, this podcast will be your guide. Follow: www.instagram.com/socialimpactleader www.socialimpactleader.com Follow: www.instagram.com/plywoodpeople www.plywoodpeople.com More on Jess and her work: https://jessekstrom.com This Podcast is brought to you by WABE, part of the NPR Podcast Network. www.wabe.com/podcasts Edited By: DJ OP Diggy Produced By: LaTasha Brown Music By: DJ OP Diggy See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Self-care and Success with Mel Miles

In this episode, we chat with Mel Miles, social impact leader, author, and co-founder of the OneThousandClub, about mental health, managing anxiety, and living peacefully. Mel discusses the importance of experimenting with life, investing in yourself, and how self-care boosts your contributions to others and the world. We also explore themes of resiliency, transformation, work-life balance, and how practicing these sets you up for success. If you struggle with pouring into yourself, this episode is for you! The Social Impact Leader Podcast explores the ambitious world of change-makers through interviews with pioneers in business, sports, activism, and entertainment. Hosted by Jeff Shinabarger, founder of Plywood People - get curious about the balance between empathy and productivity. Whether you're an entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, or simply curious about making a difference, this podcast will be your guide. Follow: instagram.com/socialimpactleader socialimpactleader.com Follow: instagram.com/plywoodpeople plywoodpeople.com More on the OneThousandClub: https://onethousandclub.com Mel Miles: https://www.instagram.com/takeasoulcation/ This Podcast is brought to you by WABE, part of the NPR Podcast Network. wabe.com/podcasts Edited By: DJ OP Diggy Produced By: LaTasha Brown Music By: DJ OP Diggy See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Leading Authentically: Sarah Pierre

This week Jeff speaks with long time friend and owner of 3 Parks Wine Shop, Sarah Pierre and explores the essence of self-care and authenticity while sharing the story behind her brand's image and values. She delves into leading with empathy, allowing her work to speak for itself, and navigating the complexities of notoriety in the wine industry. Follow along for insights on balancing perception, cultivating a brand, and embracing authenticity in leadership. The Social Impact Leader Podcast explores the ambitious world of change-makers through interviews with pioneers in business, sports, activism, and entertainment. Hosted by Jeff Shinabarger, founder of Plywood People - get curious about the balance between empathy and productivity. Whether you're an entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, or simply curious about making a difference, this podcast will be your guide. Follow: instagram.com/socialimpactleader socialimpactleader.com Follow: instagram.com/plywoodpeople plywoodpeople.com More about Sarah and 3 Parks Wine: https://3parkswine.com/pages/about This Podcast is brought to you by WABE, part of the NPR Podcast Network. wabe.com/podcasts Edited By: DJ OP Diggy Produced By: LaTasha Brown Music By: DJ OP Diggy See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Taking Action with Jill Savitt

In this episode, we speak with Jill Savitt, President and CEO of The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and a dedicated human rights activist. Jill delves into various forms of advocacy, exploring deeper layers of action and the search for real solutions. She discusses how to genuinely make a difference, measure and deliver justice, and effectively lead social activists. Additionally, Jill addresses the government's obligations to its people, the social contract, and the balance between mindset and mission in her impactful work at the Center. Listen in for a truly enlightening conversation. The Social Impact Leader Podcast explores the ambitious world of change-makers through interviews with pioneers in business, sports, activism, and entertainment. Hosted by Jeff Shinabarger, founder of Plywood People - get curious about the balance between empathy and productivity. Whether you're an entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, or simply curious about making a difference, this podcast will be your guide. Follow: instagram.com/socialimpactleader socialimpactleader.com Follow: instagram.com/plywoodpeople plywoodpeople.com More on Jill Savitt and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights: https://www.civilandhumanrights.org/hi-im-jill-savitt/ This Podcast is brought to you by WABE, part of the NPR Podcast Network. wabe.com/podcasts Edited By: DJ OP Diggy Produced By: LaTasha Brown Music By: DJ OP Diggy See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Building Better with David Allman

Tune in this week for an insightful episode with David Allman, Founder and Chairman of Regent Partners, as he discusses the intricacies and rewards of his organization's work. Explore themes of purpose, community development, and navigating uncertainties as David shares his journey in fostering socioeconomic growth as a non-profit leader working across the globe. The Social Impact Leader Podcast explores the ambitious world of change-makers through interviews with pioneers in business, sports, activism, and entertainment. Hosted by Jeff Shinabarger, founder of Plywood People - get curious about the balance between empathy and productivity. Whether you're an entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, or simply curious about making a difference, this podcast will be your guide. Follow: instagram.com/socialimpactleader socialimpactleader.com Follow: instagram.com/plywoodpeople plywoodpeople.com More on Regent Partners: regentpartners.com/team-member/david-allman/ This Podcast is brought to you by WABE, part of the NPR Podcast Network. wabe.com/podcasts Edited By: DJ OP Diggy Produced By: LaTasha Brown Music By: DJ OP Diggy See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Fill Your Cup with Caitlin Crosby

In this episode, delve into a compelling interview with Caitlin Crosby, CEO and Founder of The Giving Keys, as she discusses the profound impact of human connection and the resilience needed to stay true to one's mission amidst hardship. Caitlin emphasizes the importance of self-care in enabling meaningful giving, while also sharing insights on finding and maintaining sustainable team dynamics. The Social Impact Leader Podcast explores the ambitious world of change-makers through interviews with pioneers in business, sports, activism, and entertainment. Hosted by Jeff Shinabarger, founder of Plywood People - get curious about the balance between empathy and productivity. Whether you're an entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, or simply curious about making a difference, this podcast will be your guide. Follow Social Impact Leader: instagram.com/socialimpactleader socialimpactleader.com Follow Plywood People: instagram.com/plywoodpeople plywoodpeople.com More on Caitlin Crosby and her work: https://www.thegivingkeys.com/pages/our-founder-caitlin-crosby This Podcast is brought to you by WABE. For more, visit wabe.org/podcasts/ Edited By: DJ OP Diggy Produced By: LaTasha Brown Music By: DJ OP Diggy See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Empathy in Action: Gloria Umanah and The Hope Booth

TW// Talk and mention of suicide. Join us as we explore the journey of Gloria Umanah, creator of The Hope Booth, who envisioned a beacon of hope for those grappling with mental health challenges. Through personal anecdotes, Gloria shares the creation of her business and the real impact of extending compassion to others. Delving into themes of organizational goals, loneliness, and resilience, Gloria offers invaluable insights on navigating life's struggles with grace and empathy. Follow Social Impact Leader: instagram.com/socialimpactleader socialimpactleader.com Follow Plywood People: instagram.com/plywoodpeople plywoodpeople.com More about Gloria and her projects: https://www.gloriaumanah.com/about This Podcast is brought to you by WABE. For more, visit wabe.org/podcasts/ Edited By: DJ OP Diggy Produced By: LaTasha Brown Music By: DJ OP Diggy See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Minimizing with Elizabeth Chai

In this special episode, Jeff speaks with the author of "How to Buy Essentially Nothing for a Year," Elizabeth Chai, about her story and path to minimalism. They discuss important topics like consumerism, usage, meaning, and what it means to live life well within your own frame of reference. Learn what 'essential' really means to you. The Social Impact Leader Podcast explores the ambitious world of change-makers through interviews with pioneers in business, sports, activism, and entertainment. Hosted by Jeff Shinabarger, founder of Plywood People - get curious about the balance between empathy and productivity. Whether you're an entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, or simply curious about making a difference, this podcast will be your guide. Follow Social Impact Leader: instagram.com/socialimpactleader socialimpactleader.com Follow Plywood People: instagram.com/plywoodpeople plywoodpeople.com Check out the book: https://www.buyessentiallynothing.com Follow Elizabeth: https://www.instagram.com/chaiamericano?igsh=aTNycW44bDR3NTM5 This Podcast is brought to you by WABE. For more, visit wabe.org/podcasts/ Edited By: DJ OP Diggy Produced By: LaTasha Brown Music By: DJ OP Diggy See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Showing Up with Dr. Kensa Gunter

This week, Sports and Performance Psychologist, Dr. Kensa Gunter speaks with Jeff about the concept of health; physical, mental, environmental, and how leaders can create a culture where wellness can flourish. They touch on managing expectations and compromises, the role of empathy in a productive workplace, and how important health is for showing up in the ways you want to. Gain personal and professional insight into your own health with this special episode. The Social Impact Leader Podcast explores the ambitious world of change-makers through interviews with pioneers in business, sports, activism, and entertainment. Hosted by Jeff Shinabarger, founder of Plywood People - get curious about the balance between empathy and productivity. Whether you're an entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, or simply curious about making a difference, this podcast will be your guide. Follow Social Impact Leader: instagram.com/socialimpactleader socialimpactleader.com Follow Plywood People: instagram.com/plywoodpeople plywoodpeople.com More on Dr. Kensa Gunter's practice: https://drkensagunter.com/licensed-clinical-sport-psychologist/ This Podcast is brought to you by WABE. For more, visit wabe.org/podcasts/ Edited By: DJ OP Diggy Produced By: LaTasha Brown Music By: DJ OP Diggy See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.