Welcome to Impact with John Shegerian — a weekly podcast featuring conversations with some of the greatest business minds and thought leaders on the planet.

Join us every week for new episodes and explore the collection of past conversations below.

When Life Gives You Pears With Jeannie Gaffigan

Jeannie Gaffigan is an actress, producer, writer, philanthropist, mother of five and all around comedic force. She is most well-known for the comedy empire she created with her writing, producing partner, and husband, Jim Gaffigan, and is a New York Times Bestseller for her book, “When Life Gives You Pears.”Jeannie was the story editor on […]

Greener Banking with Scott Beckerman

Scott Beckerman is a Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Sustainability for Comerica, Inc. As Director of Comerica’s sustainability program, Scott leads the bank’s enterprise-wide strategy and commitment to conduct its business and operations in a way that enhances the well-being of people and the communities in which Comerica does business. Scott works with […]

Small Changes Can Make an Impact with Rachelle Strauss

Rachelle Strauss is an award-winning zero waste consultant and founder of the annual awareness campaign, Zero Waste Week.She works with forward-thinking businesses and organizations who want to reduce their impact on the planet but don’t know how to implement a successful strategy to preserve resources, stop wasting money, and improve their triple bottom line.Through talks, […]

Beneficial Uses of Psychedelics with Rick Doblin

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master’s thesis on a survey of oncologists about smoked marijuana vs. […]

Going Green On Broadway with Molly Braverman

Molly Braverman is the Director of the Broadway Green Alliance.  She previously served as the Managing Director of Theatre Horizon, a non-profit professional theatre company in Norristown, PA.  She has worked as a Stage Manager on Broadway, Touring Broadway, and regionally, having spent three years on the road with the National Tour of Wicked and […]

Unrelenting Pursuit of Excellence with Dean Stott

A former British Special Forces Soldier, 2x World Record Holder, Adventurer, Philanthropist, Author and International Speaker. After making it through the Special Forces grueling 6 month selection process, Dean became one of the very first army members to join the SBS (Special Boat Service). Throughout his esteemed military career, he has conducted deployments to overseas […]

Building a Sustainability Program Into An Industry Leader with Jonathan King

Jonathan King is Vice President of Corporate & Legal Affairs for TCL North America, and oversees the company’s environmental sustainability program. One of TCL’s original U.S. employees, he has steadily built TCL’s sustainability program into an industry leader. TCL has been recognized for its “above and beyond” policies that advocate solutions in under-served communities and […]

Turning Fashion Into Recycling with Kathleen Kirkwood

Fashion entrepreneur at 22 years old… designing a clip-on shoulder pad in the 80’s… Sold Bloomies, Nordstroms, Neimans then was invited on Oprah… wow! Chosen after a QVC audition in 1992 and on for 28 years, designing bras and intimates. Decided to recycle bras and zero options, so reached out to brokers, the American chemistry […]

Providing Sustainable IT with Nancy Gillis

Nancy Gillis is the CEO of the Green Electronics Council (GEC), a mission-driven non-profit that seeks to achieve a world of only sustainable technology. GEC manages EPEAT, the leading global ecolabel for ICT and other electronic products. Nancy came to GEC from Ernst & Young (EY), where she served as the Global Lead for Resilient […]

Eat For The Planet with Nil Zacharias

Nil Zacharias is a leading expert in the growing plant-based food industry. He is an author, podcaster, entrepreneur, advisor, and sought-after international speaker who has spent over a decade focused on the intersection of food, health, and sustainability. Nil is founder of Eat For The Planet (an impact media and consulting firm), co-founder of Spire […]

More Than Just Medicine with Dr. Michael Galitzer

Dr. Michael Galitzer is a Board Certified Emergency Room Physician having practiced  ER in Los Angeles for 15 years.  For the last 33 years, Dr. Galitzer runs an anti-aging and regeneration practice with an emphasis on emergency medicine. John Shegerian: This edition of the Impact Podcast is brought to you by the Marketing Masters. The […]

Joyfully Vegan with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is changing the way we talk about, think about, and treat other animals. A recognized expert and thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living vegan, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an award-winning author of seven books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, Vegan’s Daily Companion, On Being Vegan, and The […]