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Nuance of Impact

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👋🏾 I’m Rebecca Nedelec— and I‘m fascinated by the nuances of social impact— how the activist convinced the big company, how the child prompted change (like seriously, Greta!) and really, the split moment where the influence was lit. Here we’ll forget the big concepts and hear stories of the unseen moments that changed things for the better.

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👋🏾 I’m Rebecca Nedelec— and I‘m fascinated by the nuances of social impact— how the activist convinced the big company, how the child prompted change (like seriously, Greta!) and really, the split moment where the influence was lit. Here we’ll forget the big concepts and hear stories of the unseen moments that changed things for the better.

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Nuance of Impact

Latest release on Oct 07, 2020

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Rank #1: S1. Ep.14 | Mel Ochoa, COO Landmark Ventures & Jamie Sears, Head of Community Affairs, Americas UBS

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This episode is for you if you want to explore what it takes to thrive incorporate social impact from the perspective of both a congregator of change makers and a driver of corporate impact. Joined by Jamie Sears, Head of Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility, Americas UBS and Mel Ochoa, COO of Landmark Ventures we talk about what talents and skills are best channelled by drivers of social impact and what the Black Lives Matter movement has ignited for BIPOC working in the social impact space.

You can follow Jamie's work on LinkedIn

You can follow Mel Ochoa's work on Linkedin

You can learn more about the Social Innovation Summit here

Oct 07 2020

58mins

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Rank #2: S1. Ep 13 | Michael Masserman, prev. Head of Policy & Social Impact, LYFT - altruism, values and intuition

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This episode is for you if you are trying to drive impact with government or within an organization while staying true to your values and your intuition. Joined by Michael Masserman, previous Head of Global Policy & Social Impact for LYFT, Mike has driven impact by approaching government partnerships with empathy and compassion. Rebecca and Mike breakdown courageous conversations, and how companies lead with values authentically. Now transitioned from Lyft, we discuss what was involved personally for Mike in deciding it was time to go.

You can keep track of Mike's work on LinkedIn.

You can order the Masserman Brothers - Oren Masserman, Mike Masserman and Tal Masserman's children's book, Chasing the Sun on Amazon. 

Sep 30 2020

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Rank #3: S1.Ep12 | Samara Bay, Dialect coach to Rachel McAdams and Gal Gadot | Using you voice to get what you want

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How is it that some are able to command a room and create influence? What do they do differently? In this episode we're joined by Samara Bay -  dialect coach to stars like Gal Gadot, Rachel McAdams, and Penelope Cruz, podcast host and producer of Permission to Speak and advocate for female and marginalized voices. Samara empowers people on a mission to use their voice to be seen, heard and loved. In this episode, we talk about the emotions that often lay beneath barriers to speaking with influence and the intersections of feminism and speech.
Catch Samara on her podcast Permission to Speak

Sep 23 2020

55mins

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Rank #4: S1. Ep 11 | 7-minute Ramble - Rest & Impact

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7-minutes — okay, okay, this one’s 8-minutes. This is for you if you didn’t use your vacation time this summer because you felt like you had too much going on to make it happen. This episode is about the unlikely marriage of rest and impact.

Sep 09 2020

8mins

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Rank #5: S1.Ep10 | Meriko Kubota, prev. Director, MEC & Telus on building purpose and driving change

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This episode is for you if you are looking to nerd out on social purpose from a leading expert who brings corporate, non-profit and government into one conversation. Joined by Meriko Kubota, previous Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Investment at Telus, and Director of Sponsorship Marketing and Community Investment at MEC, Meriko has built social purpose for Canada's leading brands. In this conversation,  we talk about Meriko's personal connection to driving change, and her decision to leave Vancouver for a small town on the coast of British-Columbia. Meriko is not only a leader to follow, but someone who's story takes us out of the strict parameters we're accustomed to.

You can keep track of Meriko's work on Linkedin.

Aug 26 2020

41mins

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Rank #6: S1. Ep9 | Ellonda Green, Director of EDI at B Lab | Anti-racism on the corporate front

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This episode is for you if you desire authentic action from companies in the fight for anti-racism. Joined by the insightful Dr. Ellonda Green, Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at B Lab - the renowned non-profit pursuing a vision for an inclusive economy, while serving a global movement of people who use business as a force for good. In this episode, Dr. Green breaks down white supremacy in the workplace, describes the harm in the romanticization of "the hustle" and explains why difficult conversations are an act of compassion. Ellonda is a trailblazer, and with B Lab, is setting a new bar for what equity, diversity and inclusion looks like in the workplace. 

You can read about B Lab's anti-racism work here

You can follow Dr. Ellonda Green's career on LinkedIn

Aug 12 2020

58mins

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Rank #7: S1. Ep 8 | Jay Ritchlin, Director-General, David Suzuki Foundation on staying inspired in the pursuit of impact

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This episode is for you if you are wondering how to stay inspired while you pursue your cause. Joined by the wonderful Jay Ritchlin, Director-General for the David Suzuki Foundation, Canada’s most renowned charity for their pursuit to save our planet. Their vision is simple, that we all act every day on the understanding that we are one with nature. Jay’s is not only overseeing two paradox provinces, Alberta and British Columbia but his experience includes working on challenges to the environment like open net-pen aquaculture, offshore oil and gas, marine fisheries, toxins and seafood. Jay is as authentic as they come, and this episode will leave your appreciation for nature ignited.

Aug 05 2020

58mins

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Rank #8: S1. Ep 7 | Jason White, CMO of Curaleaf on purpose and legacy

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This episode is for you if you need a boost- a reminder that your career is on track, and your resourcefulness, honesty and courage matter. Joined by Jason White, the Chief Marketing Officer of Curaleaf - now the world's largest cannabis company, we talk about his transition from Beats by Dr. Dre to Curaleaf, the power of legacy and his approach to tuning out the haters. Passionate about the relationship between the legalization of cannabis, and the racial injustices of the war on drugs, Jason is a leader who isn't afraid to speak his mind and lean into courage. 

You can keep track of Jason's work on Linkedin.

Follow Curaleaf as they grow the cannabis industry and deepen their impact on LinkedIn and Instagram.

Jul 29 2020

44mins

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Rank #9: S1. Ep6 | Afdhel Aziz | Black Lives Matter and business as a force for good

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This episode is for the person that continues to be moved by the Black Lives Matter movement and its essential influence on the world's brands. Joined by Afdhel Aziz, author of Good is the New Cool: Market Like You Give a Damn, and founder of the think-tank and idea incubator to the Levis, Facebook, and Microsofts of the world, Conspiracy of Love, Afdhel is the world’s evangelist of business as a force for good. In this episode, we talk about how leading brands are responding to Black Lives Matter, and how it reconciles with consumers' call to action on authentic social purpose. From respecting the journey’s of black and brown employees and customers to a need for transparent action, this conversation is one for the books.

Keep track of Afdhel's work on a regular basis on Linkedin

Pre-order his newest book, Principles of Purpose here.

Jul 22 2020

52mins

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Rank #10: S1.Ep4 | 7 Minute Ramble: Rethinking Logo and Sponsorship

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7 Minute Rambles are for the short commute, the coffee break, and the long pondering poops. They're short, informative, opinion based and offer a knowledge bomb to keep your gears turning for the rest of the day. 

In this episode, we talk about the 5 senses and which 3 really matter when it comes to events and sponsorship. Read the full post on Linkedin, here. This episode is for the community investment or marketing professional looking to negotiate a sponsorship, who wants to maximize their brand's impact in the room. If you're looking to build a strong sponsorship package that provides real value and goes beyond logos, this 7-minute ramble is for you.

Jul 15 2020

5mins

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