Testimonials & Shout Outs

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 really great time talking to John on the Impact Podcast. Much gratitude!

Photo of guest Jeannie Gaffigan Jeannie Gaffigan, Writer, Comedian, Author

It's a great joy for me to share with other business leaders what I know about giving back and making a positive difference in the world. That's why I wrote the book. Many thanks to John Shegerian and the Impact Podcast for the opportunity to chat about my book and my story. The Impact Podcast is fabulous -- and with the messages it shares, is a great service to the world.

Photo of guest Hubert Joly Hubert Joly, Former Chairman & CEO, Best Buy

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

John and his team at ERI have been incredible partners of ours and it’s always such a pleasure talking with someone who, like us, is committed to doing more for our communities and the world.

Photo of guest Corie Barry Corie Barry, CEO, Best Buy

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

What a blast to be on the Impact Podcast with John Shegerian. John’s talent in hosting gave us a great foundation for an energetic discussion on an important topic: saving the planet. It was such a pleasure to be a guest on such a great show and I’m looking forward to the episode engaging with the community about circular supply chains.

Photo of guest Deborah Dull Deborah Dull, Principal of Manufacturing Product Management, GE Digital

We believe that collaboration is the most important force to mitigate climate change. Sharing our story and hearing from others is a fundamental part of collaboration and learning. John Shegerian was an inspiring host and we look forward to learning more from other participants in future episodes of Impact.

Photo of guest Breitner Marczewski Breitner Marczewski, Senior Sustainability Engineer, General Motors

I really enjoyed being a guest on the Impact Podcast with John Shegerian. John's enthusiasm for Ecosia and our story made for a fun and relaxed conversation. Thanks for having me on and helping to spread the word about Ecosia and our mission to regenerate the planet.

Photo of guest Christian Kroll Christian Kroll, Founder & CEO, Ecosia

I really enjoyed the conversation with John Shegerian on the Impact Podcast. John’s genuine interest in new topics and his own broad experience made the interview insightful to me as well.

Photo of guest Jarkko Havas Jarkko Havas, Lead of Insights & Analysis, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Thank you for including me on the show! The final product looks fantastic, and talking with John Shegerian was a great experience!

Photo of guest Cara Libby Cara Libby, Principal Technical Leader, Renewable Energy, Electric Power Research Institute

My interview on the Impact Podcast turned out great and it’s largely because of John Shegerian! John is so good at drawing out the best in a conversation. We greatly appreciate the opportunity!

Photo of guest Leo Raudys Leo Raudys, CEO & President, Call2Recycle

Having done many podcasts and interviews over the years, I can say that John Shegerian brings an additional energy to his interviews. It’s very evident that John had taken the time to read my book and did his research, which was evident in the excellent questions delivered. It was an honor to be the first veteran on the show and I look forward to following the Impact podcast myself to hear from more of the show’s great guests.

Photo of guest Dean Stott Dean Stott, British Special Forces Veteran and World Record Breaking Athlete

Talking with John Shegerian on the Impact Podcast was terrific, and I even came away with important insights into my own business. I was really grateful for joining John, who has left such a big and important impact on the industry himself.

Photo of guest Kate Fazzini Kate Fazzini, Cybersecurity Thought Leader

I thoroughly enjoyed talking with host John Shegerian for this Impact Podcast episode. Nothing could be more timely than a candid conversation about how organizations can build workplace cultures that safeguard the physical and mental health and wellbeing of their most important resources - their employees - during the stress, uncertainty and anxiety of a pandemic. Many thanks to John and the Impact Podcast for shining the spotlight on important topics such as this.

Photo of guest David Osborne David Osborne, CEO, Virgin Pulse

I was flattered to be on the show given some of the exemplary figures that have been on with John. I had a great time talking about taking action to solve some of the world's biggest environmental issues and also mixing in some good laughs. A typical conversation with John. Always a blast.

Photo of guest Chris Dickerson Chris Dickerson, Co-Founder, Players for the Planet

I was grateful for my time on the Impact Podcast with John Shegerian. We got to talk about life, heaven, and most importantly Jesus. As 2020 has been a year no one expected, nothing has surprised God. At the end of the day, we live to bring glory and honor to the name of Jesus.

Photo of guest Colton Burpo Colton Burpo, Author, "Heaven Is For Real"

John Shegerian and ERI have paved the way for closed-loop systems for valuable electronics. It was a pleasure to join John on the Impact Podcast to dig deeper into how the circular economy creates value for people, businesses and the planet, discussing the breadth of innovations across sectors that are accelerating the transition to a new, more sustainable and profitable economic model.

Photo of guest Ron Gonen Ron Gonen, Founder & CEO, Closed Loop Partners

It was such a pleasure being a guest on the Impact Podcast and speaking with John. He made the interview easy and fun.

Photo of guest Molly Braverman Molly Braverman, Director, Broadway Green Alliance

What a lovely interview! I’m so grateful John Shegerian and the Impact Podcast chose to share their platform with me - and use it to raise visibility for Play Like a Girl. I know that it is just the first in a ripple effect the podcast will create. I look forward to coming on again to share the impact. Thank you!

Photo of guest Dr. Kimberly Clay Dr. Kimberly Clay, Founder & CEO, Play Like a Girl

Thank you again for the fantastic opportunity to be on the Impact Podcast. I loved talking with John...and didn't want our conversation to end! It means a lot that my work resonates so deeply with John and the Impact team!

Photo of guest Mallory Brown Mallory Brown, Humanitarian Filmmaker and Founder of Walk a Mile

I really loved the in-depth technical questions about our business Engage while still highlighting the personalities of all the team members and all the fun stories of how we got to where we are now.

Photo of guest Jake Olson Jake Olson, President, Engage

I absolutely loved being interviewed by John Shegerian on the Impact Podcast. John is a fantastic interviewer, as he was extremely engaged and asked the perfect questions that evoked answers he knew his viewers would love to know. It was such a pleasure!

Photo of guest Jaime Bronstein Jaime Bronstein, The Relationship Expert

It’s always a pleasure to speak with people like John Shegerian, who are interested in innovation, even in an industry like waste management that’s not typically known for it. I hope Impact Podcast listeners will be inspired to do what they can to help solve the waste crisis we are in and recognize that even small steps make a difference.

Photo of guest Tom Szaky Tom Szaky, TerraCycle

Thank you to John Shegerian and the Impact Podcast for having me and Heura on the program. Without the platform of shows like Impact, the success of Heura could not happen. We appreciate a show that is willing to share our story and the Heura voice around the world. So, thank you very much because, without this kind of support, Heura would not be what it is today.

Photo of guest Bernat Añaños Bernat Añaños, Founder, Heura

Speaking with John Shegerian on the Impact Podcast was like connecting with an old friend — we picked up where we left off — and yet this is the first time I’ve ever had the pleasure of speaking with John. John seems to know about everything and is connected to, what seems like, the entire planet. Next time we speak, we will ‘pick up from where we left off’ and I’m sure it will be as magical as this conversation.

Photo of guest Fritzi Horstman Fritzi Horstman, Founder & Executive Director, Compassion Prison Project

Chatting with John Shegerian on the Impact Podcast was a true pleasure. His questions were both insightful and original and his style promotes a terrific vibe and flow. I’m honored to have been a guest on Impact!

Photo of guest Rich Diviney Rich Diviney, Navy SEAL Commander and Author

Speaking with John on the Impact Podcast was a great experience. This was truly the first interview I’ve done where I felt genuinely pumped and excited that the message was getting out. It was clear to me that the Impact Podcast is spreading hope and voicing the success stories of those who’ve survived the struggle, and I deeply appreciate that.

Photo of guest Hector Guadalupe Hector Guadalupe, Founder, A Second U Foundation

It was a great experience being interviewed by John Shegerian for the Impact Podcast. I’m thankful that the show provided a voice for me to share new and innovative procedures such as the Hybrid Tummy Tuck. I’m hoping that as more patients become aware of it, there will be fewer hip to hip tummy tucks needed.

Photo of guest Dr. Brent Moelleken Dr. Brent Moelleken, MD

Thanks to John Shegerian for having us on the Impact Podcast show. I really enjoyed our chat. We are super excited about the future of animal free foods and look forward to keeping the Impact Podcast and its listeners updated on our progress.

Photo of guest Ben Leita Ben Leita, Nourish Ingredients

It was a pleasure being a guest on the Impact Podcast. John Shegerian was brilliant – asking insightful questions, making for a lively discussion. I found his attention to detail and advanced research made me feel like I was talking to a close friend. His podcast lives up to its name and delivers an ‘Impact’ that all listeners will learn from.

Photo of guest Scott Schober Scott Schober, President and CEO, Berkeley Varitronics Systems

It was an honor to be a guest on the Impact Podcast speaking with John. I am so grateful to John and the show for raising awareness on important issues.

Photo of guest Joey Miller Joey Miller, Wellsprings Health Associates and Author

Being interviewed by John Shegerian for the Impact Podcast was like sitting down with an old friend. As a host, John was very thoughtful about the questions he asked and he allowed me the opportunity to guide the conversation with my story yet always managed to point me in the direction to make the biggest impact possible. It was a pleasure and an honor to have been included as a guest on Impact.

Photo of guest Daniel Zahir Daniel Zahir, Creative Director & Chocolatier, Edelweiss Chocolates

Having known John for nearly a decade, there is no one I would rather have an in-depth conversation with on a podcast. John’s interview skills and personality made an hour interview on Impact feel like a 5 minute casual conversation. Having the ability to talk about my background in marketing and share the story of Engage and the journey we have been down in front of an audience as large as Impact’s was a fantastic experience.

Photo of guest Brendan Egan Brendan Egan, Founder & CEO, Simple SEO Group

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.