Previous Shows

Impact! with John Shegerian produces new episodes every week. Visit regularly to explore our archive of past conversations below.

Going the Distance with Jared Blank

In January 2018 I ran the World Marathon Challenge (7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days) to raise awareness and $50,000 for the International Dyslexia Foundation. Why? Because at the age of five I was diagnosed with Dyslexia and Sensory Processing Disorder, and with the support of my incredible family and community, I beat […]

Making a Difference with Petri Hawkins-Byrd

Petri Hawkins Byrd is the Bailiff on JUDGE JUDY, which has been the #1 show in first-run syndication for 10 consecutive seasons. The Emmy Award-winning program returned for its 24th season on September 9, 2019. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Hawkins Byrd (“Byrd”) received his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from John Jay […]

Getting Stronger and Healthier with Krista Stryker

Krista is the author of the new book, The 12-Minute Athlete: Get Fitter, Faster, and Stronger Using HIIT and Your Own Bodyweight and a leading fitness and mindset expert. She is the founder of 12 Minute Athlete and the 12 Minute Athlete app as well as a writer, TV guest/host, and motivational speaker. From trying […]

Bringing Ideas to Life with Matt Tullman

Matt has started, invested in, and advised companies in the education, personal tech, and health industries. He is now focused on ending preventable diseases through plant-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine. To this end, Matt co-founded and currently serves as CEO of No Meat Brands, which owns a growing portfolio of wellness companies, including No Meat […]

Easing Compliance in Healthcare with Julie Sheppard

Julie Sheppard is a nurse, an attorney, and certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Compliance Certification Board. Married to a physician, her understanding of healthcare compliance issues grew from education, experience, and personal interest. With the increase in compliance challenges facing healthcare providers, Julie was inspired to create a practical, comprehensive healthcare compliance solution, and […]

Growing the AI Industry with Michael Weiss

Michael spent 3 years working to bring a worlds fair back to the U.S. before starting Ai4, which is the gold standard community for the growing AI industry that connects Fortune 500 companies, AI startups, investors, government AI leaders, and top academics. John Shegerian: This edition of the impact podcast is brought to you by […]

Environmental Services in Banking with Scott Sergeant

Mr. Sergeant is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Business Services Group and leads the firm’s Environmental Services practice. Over the past several years, he has transacted with a large number of leading environmental services companies and high-quality financial sponsors that have invested in the sector. Mr. Sergeant is based in the firm’s New York […]

Starting a Recycling Business with Anwar Khan and Colin Hively

Anwar is a 20-year-old student-entrepreneur and rising junior at the University of Miami studying Environmental Science. Anwar co-founded his first company his freshman year of college and has continued to pursue this and various other ventures. Anwar’s areas of experience include sustainability, software, and recycling. Colin Hively is a 21 year old entrepreneur and student […]

Compliance in Business with Tom Fox

Tom is literally the guy who wrote the book on compliance with his seminal one volume book “The Compliance Handbook” published in May 2018 which was the No. 1 new bestseller on Amazon.com through its initial run. Additionally, Tom has authored 17 books on business leadership, compliance and ethics and corporate governance, including the international […]

Opportunities in Recycling with Kabira Stokes

From 2011 – 2020, Kabira Stokes served as the Founder and CEO of Isidore Electronics Recycling and then Homeboy Recycling. Both companies are full service e-waste recycling and IT Asset Disposition social enterprises and both focus on offering employment opportunities to people who face systemic barriers to employment. Kabira holds a Master’s degree in public […]

From New Jersey to Hollywood with Rebecca Metz

Rebecca Metz has a recurring role as Tressa, Sam’s (Pamela Adlon) close friend and talent manager on the critically acclaimed, award-winning FX series BETTER THINGS now in its third season. This busy actress also stars on the popular Disney Channel show COOP & CAMI ASK THE WORLD. The bubbly redhead plays Jenna Wrather, the widowed […]

Expanding Education to Those in Need in Armenia with Samvel Movsisyan

Samvel Movsisyan studied IT business management at European Regional Academy. During a visit to an orphanage with a team of course-mates, they encountered a child who didn’t dare or have sufficient knowledge to dream or achieve anything for their future. So he founded Future is Open, an educational NGO to empower disadvantaged children (from orphanages […]