Previous Shows

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

Sustainable Swag with Gia Machlin

Gia is the President & CEO of EcoPlum, Inc. She has a deep commitment to helping combat environmental issues through the social enterprise she founded in 2007. EcoPlum offers branded marketing solutions to help universities, businesses and organizations integrate sustainable values into their programs and practices. EcoPlum brands and customizes its curated Sustainable Swag® line […]

Evolving Relationships with Kathrine Bejanyan

I grew up in California. Growing up my parents were quite strict and very focused on education. I quickly learned education was my way to greater freedom and personal agency. I started college pre-med but soon realized I didn’t like the subject and regularly skipped class but I found myself more and more drawn to […]

Hitting Home Runs with Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist and trailblazer Jessica Mendoza joined ESPN in 2007 and in 2015, became the first woman to serve as an analyst for nationally-televised MLB games. She has since become one of the leading voices in ESPN’s Major League Baseball coverage. In 2020, Mendoza serves as an analyst in ESPN’s exclusive English-language […]

Cooking Up a Storm with Ara Zada

Born and raised in Los Angeles Ara spent most of his younger years skateboarding and snowboarding though he always had his heart in the kitchen. He attended culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu and built a career as an Executive Chef specializing in recipe development and food styling. He has worked with Jaime Oliver Food […]

Harnessing Creativity with Nir Bashan

Nir Bashan is a world-renowned creativity expert. He has taught thousands of leaders and individuals around the globe how to harness the power of creativity to improve profitability, increase sales, and ultimately create more meaning in their work. Nir has spent the last two decades working on a formula to codify creativity. John Shegerian: This […]

Transportation of the Future with Mark Russell

John Shegerian: This edition of the Impact podcast is brought to you by ERI. ERI has a mission to protect people, the planet, and your privacy. It is the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States and maybe even the world. For more information […]

Gaining and Losing with Anthony Lolli

Despite Anthony’s external success, he was struggling. Growing up, he was always a bigger guy, but when he achieved business success, Anthony felt like it was time to focus on what really matters – his health. After numerous failed attempts to get fit: trying the latest diets, working with the best trainers and jumping on […]

A Mission for Sustainability with Leonard Robinson

Leonard Robinson is a proud father and grandfather, has traveled a very distinctive career path in his life. Currently residing in Atlanta Georgia, he has a successful track record in the private; public and non-profit sectors with over forty-five (45) years of experience in environmental management and sustainability. He has run the unusual path of […]

Providing Youth with Technology with Andrea Wood

Andrea Wood is the Vice President of Social Impact at Best Buy. In this role, she leads Best Buy’s social impact initiatives focused on helping teens from underserved areas prepare for the tech-reliant jobs of the future. Prior to coming to Best Buy, Andrea served in a similar role on the Community Relations team at […]

Fixing It with Kyle Wiens

Kyle Wiens is the CEO of iFixit, the free repair manual. He’s dedicated his life to defeating the second law of thermodynamics, a battle fought in the courtroom as often as in the workshop. The Right to Repair campaign has, so far, successfully legalized cell phone unlocking and tractor repair. A dropped laptop in a […]

Finding Motivation with Rob Oliver

Rob Oliver is a speaker, author and podcast host. At 21 years old he sustained a paralyzing body surfing injury that forced him to evaluate his life, self-worth and success. He speaks internationally and has received the “Best of…” Award as the top-rated Motivational Speaker in his hometown of Pittsburgh… twice! John Shegerian: This edition […]

Having a Human Connection Alongside Technology with Mark Sadovnick

Mark is a Partner and Chief Human Element Officer for 5th Element. Mark has built a reputation over 30 years for trust, commitment and an ability to make a difference with management, candidates, and their families. Recognized by Business Week as one of 150 most influential headhunters in the world, Mark gained business and international […]