The Impact Podcast with John Shegerian

The Impact Podcast with John Shegerian has featured over 1,500 guests who all share in common a passion for making our world a better place.

With millions of downloads and more than 200,000 regular listeners, recent Impact Podcast guests have included leaders from Verizon, Best Buy, General Motors, JetBlue, Comerica Bank, Beyond Meat, Nikola Motor, Waste Management and a number of fascinating thought leaders and game-changers, including Martin Luther King III; real estate powerhouse, author and television personality Ryan Serhant; writer/comedian/author Jeannie Gaffigan; softball legend and ESPN baseball anchor Jessica Mendoza; Good Day LA’s Maria Quiban; PTSD treatment pioneer and founder of MAPS, Dr. Rick Doblin; ESPN radio host and personality Sarah Spain; ultra-endurance athlete and author Rich Roll; Yolanda King, the only grandchild of Martin Luther King; legendary actor Ed Asner; trailblazing civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom; Super Bowl champion Ryan Harris; MLB outfielder and ‘Players for the Planet’ founder Chris Dickerson; humanitarian filmmaker Mallory Brown, leading cybersecurity expert Kate Fazzini and hundreds more.

For a specific example of Impact’s inspiring interviews, check out John’s recent discussion with Jim Gowen, Chief Sustainability Officer with Verizon: Crafting Verizon’s Cultural Commitment To Sustainability with Jim Gowen.

Here’s what some of the Impact guests have said about their appearance on the show:

Talking to John Shegerian on the Impact Podcast about the importance of BIG MONEY ENERGY was terrific! It’s great to have an in-depth conversation with like-minded people who don’t just dream about changing their lives for the better.

Photo of guest Ryan Serhant Ryan Serhant, Million Dollar Listing New York

I had a great time on the Impact podcast with John, who I found to be a super prepared host with interesting questions and a real desire to get to know what drives me.

Photo of guest Sarah Spain Sarah Spain, ESPN Columnist, Radio Host & TV Personality

Talking to John Shegerian, and sharing our very personal and raw story, was like sitting down with a close friend. Thank you to John and the entire Impact Podcast team for providing the space and time to bare a bit of my soul for your listeners.

Photo of guest Maria Quiban Maria Quiban, Good Day LA

One of the best things about my role as CSO at Verizon is the people. I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting some amazing individuals in the industry who challenge me, support similar goals and give a voice to the exciting initiatives underway in support of the planet. I recently got a chance to chat with one such individual, ERI Executive Chairman and host of the Impact! podcast, John Shegerian.

We discussed Verizon’s two green bonds, our involvement in The Climate Pledge, how COVID-19 has impacted Verizon’s sustainability and supply chain initiatives and much more. This was my second interview with John and it was such a pleasure to share a bit more about our opportunities and our challenges with his listeners.

We’ve stayed focused on our goals through this unprecedented year, reaching for them daily - the Verizon way. I hope every listener can take away something that will allow them to focus on their own personal or corporate goals. I’m so thrilled to play a small part in the global fight for climate action and always happy to sit down with inspiring people like John.

Photo of guest Jim Gowen Jim Gowen, Chief Sustainability Officer, Verizon

The Impact Podcast with John Shegerian is available for listening on ImpactPodcast.com, Apple’s iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, libsyn, and as part of iHeartRadio’s digital broadcast, reaching over 120 million users.


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