The Impact Podcast by Innov8social | Social Impact Through Business, Innovation, Leadership


Social impact stories, interviews, reflections to help your reach your impact potential. Get in the know, so you can #goanddo!

Hear honest perspectives and stories about social enterprise, design-thinking, food and nutrition, regenerative economy, impact investing, startup methodologies, and measurement...all for social impact.

All Episodes

Recorded live at the closing day of #GES2016 where President Barack Obama, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, the cast of ‘Silicon Valley’, and global social entrepreneurs spoke at the plenary sessions. Hear reflections and also hear from Shark Tank investor Daymond John about his perspectives on impact entrepreneurship. Show Notes: @innov8social #theimpactpodcast #goanddo

Jun 2016

37 min 53 sec

It's Day 26 of our 30 Day Podcast Project. In today's episode, we meet Graham Brewster, a millennial social entrepreneur passionate about the intersection of social impact and real estate. He graduated from the University of British Columbia and traveled to Pakistan to serve as a microfinance intern at the Grameen Bank before joining World Housing as its Managing Director. World Housing provides homes to families living in slums around the world, fostering communities where families can thrive with safety, security, and hope for their future. More information and Show notes at: @innov8social

May 2016

27 min 39 sec

It is Day 13 of our 30 Day Podcast Project. In this episode, we continue the conversation with Tony Loyd, who is founder show host of Social Entrepreneur Podcast and the CEO of Culture Shift companies. You can learn more about Tony at Find Show Notes at : @innov8social #theimpactpodcast

May 2016

35 min 58 sec

It is Day 12 of our 30 Day Podcast Project. In this episode, we speak to Tony Loyd, who is founder show host of Social Entrepreneur Podcast and the CEO of Culture Shift companies. You can learn more about Tony at Find Show Notes at : @innov8social #theimpactpodcast

May 2016

28 min 28 sec

It's Day 10 of our 30 Day Podcast Project! Today, you will meet Patrick O'Neill, Founder and CEO of Amp Your Good—a crowd-feeding platform that radically changes and improves how food drives work by replacing the traditional physical collection model with an online donation model. Prior to this social enterprise, Patrick has been CEO of other companies, including over fifteen years heading an award winning real estate and development company. Patrick graduated from West Point Military Academy and served in the armed forces prior to becoming an entrepreneur. Find Show Notes at : @innov8social #theimpactpodcast

May 2016

32 min 21 sec

It's Day 7 of our 30 Day Podcast Project. In this episode, you will meet Chase Norlin, a longtime Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of Transmosis, a workforce accelerator. Learn the story behind this mission-driven startup that provides technology training, externship, and placement services to public workforce systems, educational institutions, State and Federal governments. Find Show Notes at : @innov8social #theimpactpodcast

May 2016

37 min 2 sec

It's Day 6 of our 30 Day Podcast Project. In this episode, part of the series Neetal Notes, within The Impact Podcast, I share the 'why' behind our upcoming event, "IMPACTATHON" -- happening Sat, May 14th. Learn about the reason it has both interactive, experiential elements as well as content elements. You can learn more and register for the event at The excitement is building!! Find Show Notes at : @innov8social #theimpactpodcast

May 2016

7 min 22 sec

It's Day 5 of our 30 Day Podcast Project. Meet Solène Pignet, a French born business graduate who moved to Turkey and launched an online global consulting firm focused on supporting sustainable business entrepreneurs. She is a facilitator, author, and enabler of social enterprise globally. Find Show Notes at: @innov8social #theimpactpodcast

May 2016

24 min 28 sec

It's Day 4 of our 30 Day Podcast Project. How can you make the most of a conference, after the event Learn 3 quick tips on upping your post-conference game---right off of the heels of Sustainatopia SF 2016! Find Show Notes at : @innov8social #theimpactpodcast

May 2016

7 min 38 sec

It's Day 3 of our 30 Day Podcast Project! Today we are live at Sustainatopia with interviews with Tom Chappel, founder of Tom's of Maine and President of Ramblers Way Farm. We also talk to the founder, CEO, and convener of Sustainatopia, John Rosser. Finally we hear from an up and coming social enterprise, called Conscious Step, through a quick conversation with its Founder and CEO, Prashant Mehta. Find Show Notes at : @innov8social #theimpactpodcast

May 2016

17 min 18 sec

We're back! And, ready for a fun adventure. Join in for 30 Days of podcasting in May. You'll get to hear interviews with thinkers and doers, but also real reflections on the social entrepreneurship path, plus, come along for a fun month of events, speaking, and conferences. Today's adventure--- tabling for "51 Questions on Social Entrepreneurship" in downtown Mountain View, California. It's gonna be a ride...and contents may shift over the flight :) Find Show Notes at : @innov8social #theimpactpodcast

May 2016

6 min 12 sec

Do you enjoy listening to humor? Have you actively tried to be funny in your talks and presentations? Meet David Nihil, author of new book "Do You Talk Funny" and founder of and hear the 'why' behind adding humor can actually help articulate and sharing your social impact. Find Show Notes at: @innov8social #theimpactpodcast

Mar 2016

15 min 45 sec

What does it mean to immerse yourself in an experience? Meet Natasha Parekh, Program Manager at Leaders' Quest, which creates immersive global experiences in social enterprise. We hear not only her story into the social impact space but how the social enterprise has grown to span 14 countries and a fellowship program. Find Show Notes at: @innov8social #theimpactpodcast

Mar 2016

28 min 29 sec

Learn about the 'daring greatly' challenge. Plus, get the download on social impact fellowship programs in social impact. Should you apply for one? When? Why? Tune in to hear Neetal's experience..and how her 'daring greatly' challenge is going! With host Neetal Parekh. Sound design by Skitzo Housecat. Full posts at: More at: @innov8social #theimpactpodcast

Mar 2016

18 min 26 sec

A conversation with New Delhi-based social entrepreneur Nidhi Singh, a reporter-turned ecofashion designer-turned media founder. She shares her impact journey and about India’s new CSR initiative that requires companies of a certain size to contribute to corporate social responsibility. It’s the only country to pass this kind of law, and now with over a year since its introduction we get to hear about how that is creating impact. Find Show Notes at: and @innov8social #theimpactpodcast

Jan 2016

20 min 11 sec

Can your passion for good health inspire you to create a company that builds an ecosystem for nutrition professionals? It did for Founder and CEO of Purple Plant Blends, Heather Scott Arora. Listen to her journey to founding her social enterprise, how successful partnerships accelerated their reach, and how partnerships and pivots have led to meaningful growth and success. Show Notes at : and @innov8social #theimpactpodcast

Jan 2016

12 min 44 sec