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Danny Vann - Hall of Fame Elvis Impersonator And Much More

Big Impact - 8/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

Welcome to The Big Impact Podcast Episode 132 featuring Hall of Fame Elvis Impersonator, Danny Vann. After decades of performing in honor of his musical hero, Danny Vann is dedicating his music and passion to helping those who feel alone. His newest song and book are filled with heartfelt messages of hope and encouragement.

You'll find Danny's new book HERE

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Leo's "The Happiness Company" Needs You!

Big Impact - 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Welcome to The Big Impact Episode 131 and your introduction to the dynamic, tireless teen - Leo Giaudrone, Founder and CEO of "The Happiness Company."

After enduring more than 30 surgeries, chemo treatment, and hospital stays, Leo decided to take all that pain and turn it into a national movement. At only ten years old, Leo decided to create “The Happiness Company” with the mission to “change the world one smile at a time.” Through social media, he shares his story and encourages others to break through their own barriers to find joy. As Leo says, his company is “trading in the free exchange of kindness.” 

He needs YOU to join the movement, so listen for those instructions and do you part to help the company!

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Why Is Brodsky Barefoot? Powerful Story Within.

Big Impact - 8/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

Welcome to The Big Impact Episode 130 and an inspiring conversation with Dr. Jeff Brodsky, Founder of Joy International - dedicated to the RESCUERESTORATION, AND REINTEGRATION OF CHILDREN, TEENS AND YOUNG WOMEN AFFECTED BY TRAFFICKING AND THE PREVENTION OF CHILD TRAFFICKING WORLDWIDE. 

Dr. Brodsky's mission has inspired him to travel the world completely barefoot for over 9 years in efforts to rescue children being victimized by trafficking.

Key Links:

Joy International

Barefoot Mile

BOOK: Why Are You Barefoot?

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Artificial Intelligence - The Good, The Bad, The Potential

Big Impact - 7/24/2019 12:00:00 AM

Welcome to The Big Impact Episode 128 and a conversation focusing on the rapidly evolving world of Artificial Intelligence. Our special guest is one of the world's foremost experts on the subject of AI, Louis Rosenberg, PhD from Unanimous AI.

From driving to medicine to military to well, every aspect of life, AI is playing a larger role. Is it for the better? Is there a downside? We'll cover it all in this fascinating conversation.

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On Target Living - Improving Your Every Day

Big Impact - 7/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Welcome to The Big Impact Episode 127 and a conversation focusing on your sleep, energy, focus, and overall quality of life. Our guest is Chris Johnson, founder of On Target Living - a team dedicated to helping you feel your best in every aspect of life.

 

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Iditarod Trail Teacher - Heidi Sloan

Big Impact - 7/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

Welcome to The Big Impact Episode 126 and a fascinating conversation with Heidi Sloan, 2018 Iditarod Trail Teacher. Heidi was selected from a national pool of applicants to embed with the mushers, dogs, pilots, volunteers, officials, rescuers, and everyone else involved in the Iditarod.

 

Why? So she could develop classroom curriculum for school kids around the world. The race teaches vivid lessons in teamwork, math, physics, biology, geography, perseverance, and so much more. It's a remarkable story so please listen and SHARE the link!

 

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Coach David Ingles On Depression and Recovery

Big Impact - 7/3/2019 12:00:00 AM

Welcome to The Big Impact Episode 125 and an important conversation with Coach David Ingles from Grand Rapids, MI. Coach Ingles suffered a back injury that sent him into a lengthy battle with depression, including making plans to end his own life.

Thankfully, he's still here to be husband, father, coach, and an inspiration for anyone struggling with depression.

Please listen and SHARE this important episode!

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Detroit Lion Eddie Murray on Life, Football, Giving Back

Big Impact - 6/26/2019 12:00:00 AM

Welcome to The Big Impact Episode 124 and a conversation with former Detroit Lions Kicker, Eddie Murray. We'll talk a little football and a LOT more about his story and the life lessons he's learned through the years including the important work of the Hope Network.

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Your support helps cover our production and hosting costs as we continue to present positive, inspiring, interesting interviews every week!

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The Brave Story of Cowboy Joel Gagnon

Big Impact - 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AM

Welcome to The Big Impact Episode 123 and the inspiring story of the Gagnon family. Having fostered over 30 children from around the world and adopting 5 special needs kids into their family, this selfless family was confronted by a difficult situation - bullying of their son, Joel.

Instead of falling into anger or victimhood, they decided to tackle the matter head on, in hopes of helping others. Now, children around the world can read about

in a book written by the family to help educate kids on how to treat others who don't look the same as they do.

KEY LINKS:

Book: Cowboy Joel and the Wild Wild West

Website: Lost Sparrows & Joels Friends

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New Heart. New Kidney. New Life! - Angela's Transplant Story

Big Impact - 6/12/2019 12:00:00 AM

Welcome to The Big Impact Episode 122 and the powerful story of Angela Wojda. Since birth, Angela had dealt with severe heart and medical issues that eventually led to a life or death scenario and the need for a new heart and kidney.

Today, she's thankful for healing and being present for milestone moments. If you know someone who is facing a serious medical challenge, Angela's words of encouragement are a great boost for anyone wondering if the fight is worth the pain.

Please listen and SHARE this episode!

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Home Plate 2019 - More Than Baseball

Big Impact - 5/29/2019 12:00:00 AM

Welcome to The Big Impact Episode 120 and a conversation with Jeff Totten, the man behind the Home Plate tradition. Every year, Detroit Tiger players gather with young fans on the field for a clinic and, more importantly, to share their faith and encourage kids to follow Christ.

It's a story about baseball and so much more!

Bring your young baseball fan to Home Plate 2019 - Saturday, June 8th

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Cops and Doughnuts - The Origin Story

Big Impact - 5/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

Welcome to The Big Impact Episode 119 and the fun story behind a national attraction - Cops and Doughnuts Bakery. We sit down with Greg Rynerson, the founder and lead partner of the Original 9 Cops who came together with the goal of saving a century old bakery...never dreaming what would happen next.

There is NO danger of adding pounds while you listen to the story of a simple idea that became a global success, so enjoy the sweet tooth indulgence as insightful conversation!

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One Life For Life - 111 Babies Saved & Counting

Big Impact - 5/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

Welcome to The Big Impact Episode 118 as we share the encouraging story of a new ministry in Flint, Michigan - One Life For Life.

The dream for OLFL is to see a nationwide movement where churches come together to minister to and love frightened mothers considering abortion by walking alongside them to share the love of Christ and help provide for them.

If you've grown weary of a culture of complaining, histrionics, screaming, and vicious debate - and wondered if there was anyone out there who was willing to actually put feet to their faith and serve with love, grace, and mercy - this conversation with Pastor Eric Stewart is for you!

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Cindy Halabicky Refuses To Let Cancer Win

Big Impact - 5/8/2019 12:00:00 AM

Welcome to The Big Impact Episode 117 and the inspiring story of Cindy Halabicky. This brave lady has faced cancer 4 times since 2006, lost her soulmate and biggest cheerleader, and somehow serves as an inspiration to others who are facing life and death challenges.

If you've ever felt like life was too overwhelming to deal with, listen carefully to the story of Cindy and her family and please SHARE the link!

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Valentino Dixon - Exonerated After 27 Years In Prison

Big Impact - 5/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

Welcome to The Big Impact Episode 116 and a story unlike any you've heard before. Valentino Dixon was sentenced to 38+ years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Others came forward to confess to the crime, but no one would listen. Finally, through an incredible turn of events involving a golf writer and law students at Georgetown, Dixon was exonerated - after serving 27 years.

His story has been shared across the country on every major network, and today you'll hear directly from Valentino himself...and have the chance to help him establish a new life by purchasing his artwork.

Visit valentinodixon.com/ for more information and please SHARE the link to this episode!

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UNCAGED - Restoring The Lives Of Trafficking Victims

Big Impact - 4/24/2019 12:00:00 AM

Welcome to The Big Impact Episode 115 and the inspiring idea being launched by Kim Westfall, Founder and CEO of UNCAGED - an organization dedicated to the care and recovery of victims of modern day slavery and human sex trafficking.

Our culture is saturated with people who can identify problems but never make an effort to solve the problem. Kim Westfall is different. Her heart has been deeply touched by the plight of trafficking victims and she is working to do something about it...and needs your help.

Visit Uncaged.org for more information and please SHARE the link to this episode!

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Dave Boyer - From The Mob To Ministry

Big Impact - 4/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Welcome to The Big Impact Episode 114 and the amazing story of transformation that saw Dave Boyer leave behind the world of night clubs and the Rat Pack to become one of the most beloved Gospel music artists of our time.

Known on stage in his "club days" as Joey Stevens, Boyer was often singing to an audience that included Sinatra, Dean Martin, and their running mates. But he was miserable and knew there had to be more to life than 5 a.m. gigs.

The story of Dave Boyer is a testimony to the love of a family of the Lord. Listen, enjoy, and please SHARE the link to the Big Impact!

Dave Boyer will be in concert on Friday, May 3rd in Southgate, MI at a Memorial tribute to the late Rev Billy Walker. CLICK HERE for information on this very special evening!

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Zach Tomlinson Refuses To Be Defeated

Big Impact - 4/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

Welcome to The Big Impact and a powerful, inspiring conversation with Zach Tomlinson from Clio, MI. In July of 1997, Zach and friends from his church youth group were on a rafting excursion when Zach dove into the Rifle River. The water was only 1 foot deep. Zach broke his neck and (apart from a miracle) is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

But, like the champion wrestler he was, Zach refuses to be defeated. Today, he is pursuing a Masters in Psychology, teaches, and serves as an inspiration for anyone who has experienced trauma. His family and faith are vital aspects of Zach's life, as you'll hear in this powerful conversation.

Please listen and SHARE this special episode!

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