Today is the Day Changemakers

Today is the Day Changemakers

Through connecting with and highlighting changemakers, self-starters, and those who are disrupting the status quo, Jodi Grinwald’s ‘Today is the Day Changemakers’ channel will provide content that will connect listeners to real stories, from real people who are making a real difference in their corner of the world. These intimate interviews with inspiring and relatable guests will act as an opportunity for you to peer inside the minds of the latest gamechangers and creators. Changemakers believe in the greater good. They identify a specific issue or challenge and give themselves permission to do what is needed. Learn more about their tenacity, determination, motivation, and their innate ability to move past the challenges even when it is not easy. Every Wednesday a new interview will be released. Remember....Today is the day! You cannot go back to yesterday and you do not yet own tomorrow! Please follow on social media @todayisthedayliveit or email jodi@todayisthedayliveit.com.

Episodes

September 21, 2022 54 min

Welcome to season 2, episode 40 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

This week my guest is Shaan Keegan, Director and Founder of Sisterhood SA. She is Zooming in all the way from South Africa for this episode.

Shaan shares about an issue many are not talking about. You cannot stop biology whether you are rich or living in poverty. Many women in South Africa and beyond struggle to get the necessary sanitary products they ne...

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Welcome to season 2, episode 39 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

This week my guest is Namusaazi Christine (Tinah). Tinah is the Founder of She Unit Uganda

Tinah grew up in poverty. She speaks to the fact that she went days with no food. Her mom had nine children with no stable income. She knew that if her mom had a decent job, life would have been easier for all of them. After graduating with her certificate in cosme...

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Welcome to season 2, episode 38 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

This week my guest is Sally Glick, Principal & Chief Growth Strategist for SobelCo.  In that role she is responsible for the development and implementation of the firm’s branding, marketing communications and functions as an ambassador to the community, driving their business development strategies. Sally is deeply involved in the community, serving on...

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Welcome to season 2, episode 37 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

This week my guest is Irakli Kakauridze, Tobacco Programs Supervisor for Tobacco-Free for a Healthy NJ.

During this episode Irakli shares about his family coming to the U.S. from the country of Georgia. We discuss why he decided to go into public health and advocacy. He is currently enrolled in a Doctorate of Health Sciences program with a concentration i...

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Welcome to season 2, episode 36 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

This week my guests are Lisa Manyoky, Founder of Presence Intelligence® and Mark Iorio, Managing Partner, BCAT Partners and President, The Mega Group. Together, they are co-hosts along with Al Cini of The Advocates on RVN Television.

I so enjoy talking to fellow Coaches who care deeply about helping people learn, grow and thrive. We talk about everything f...

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Welcome to season 2, episode. 35 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

This week my guest is H.G. Chissell, Founder & Ceo of Advanced Energy Group. AEG works with multiple city governments, utilities, regulators, two national energy labs and over 50 organizations to overcome critical obstacles preventing systemic change on energy and equity that affects over 75 million people.  AEG provides guided collaboration for lead...

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Welcome to season 2, episode 34 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

In this episode I am joined by my special guest co-host Scott Chesney, Scott is known as the Commander in Change. He is a world-renowned motivational speaker and Life Coach. Together, we interview Nancy Romanyshyn. Nancy is the Director of Pay Strategy & Partner Success at Syndio.

Nancy and Scott have been friends for quite some time and that is defin...

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Welcome to season 2, episode 33 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

This week my guest is Holly Fulger. Holly is an actress, writer, producer and founder, True Beauty Discovery.

She began her acting career at the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, where she interned with Tom Hanks, with whom she has remained close friends.

She moved to Los Angeles after living in Chicago for some time to work on television and film, Holly i...

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Welcome to season 2, episode 32 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

This week my guest is Heather Mistretta, Founder & President, Pressing Releases and President WAGE International (Women & Girls Education International).

Heather has more than 30 years of professional writing and editing experience as well as extensive experience in all aspects of communications including website content creation, planning, media r...

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Welcome to season 2, episode 31 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

This week my guest is Melissa Prashad, Community Manager, Community & Business Development for JP Morgan Chase & Co. 

In her role she builds and nurtures relationships with key community leaders, nonprofit partners and small businesses at the neighborhood level.

She is working to help advance racial equity by supporting Black and Latinx communities w...

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July 12, 2022 58 min

Welcome to season 2, episode 30 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast. 

This week my guest is Mariama Bah. Mariama has her master's degree in Global Public Health Nutrition. She is an entrepreneur and the author of 'Free and Whole: My Journey Towards Education and Freedom as a Fulani and Muslim Girl.'

Mariama was born in Spurloop, Wilberforce, Freetown, Sierra Leone. She was born into the Fulani Tribes and lived be...

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Welcome to season 2 and part 2 of episode 29 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

This week my guests are Kim Berrios Lin and Coley Campany. It is important to note that we are talking about some very top-of-mind topics that also may have some trigger points for some who listen.

This podcast episode was recorded just days before the Roe vs. Wade decision was overturned. This is a very personal topic for Coley as she shares ...

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Welcome to season 2, episode 29 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast. This is a special two-part episode. 

This week my guests are Kim Berrios Lin and Coley Campany. It is important to note that we are talking about some very top-of-mind topics that also may have some trigger points for some who listen. 

This podcast episode was recorded just days before the Roe vs. Wade decision was overturned. This is a very personal topic ...

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 Welcome to season 2, episode 28 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

This week my guest is Vu Le, author of the blog www.NonprofitAF.com and sought-after speaker.

Not knowing that not-for-profit work was going to be his calling, he received a BA in Psychology and a Master's in Social Work. After working as the ED of RVC, a non-profit in Seattle, Vu now travels across the country sharing his insight and speaks to how t...

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Welcome to season 2, episode 27 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

This week my guest is Charlene Gorzela. Charlene spent 26 years as the CEO of a successful Professional Staffing Services firm in Chicago. She left that chapter of her life behind and is focused now on being a Certified Grief Recovery Method Specialist, host of the Grief Recovery Now Podcast, positive intelligence and reinvention.

We discuss her journey o...

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Welcome to season 2, episode 26 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

This week my guest is Hugo Balta, an experienced award-winning, broadcast & digital media news executive directing growth and innovation in several divisions and businesses in the U.S. and Latin America.

Hugo’s nearly 30-years of experience include leadership roles with storied news networks like NBC, ABC, CBS, and Telemundo.

Hugo is the owner/publisher...

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Welcome to season 2, episode 25.

This week my guest is Dr. Christine Thorpe, Dean of the Nathan Weiss Graduate College at Kean University. She is also the managing partner of Stronger Tomorrow LLC, a workplace wellness company that serves to influence and reshape wellness in organizations through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Follow on Instagram @strongertomorrowwellness.

Christine is also the Co-Director of Navi...

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Welcome to season 2, episode 24.

This week my guest is Dennis Miller, Founder and Chairman of DCM Associates, Inc. Dennis is a nationally recognized expert in non-profit executive search as well as board and leadership performance coaching. Dennis is the former president and CEO of Somerset Medical Center and Foundation. His reputation as a respected healthcare executive resulted in numerous honors. Dennis has a passion for helping ...

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Welcome to season 2, episode 23.

This week I am joined by my special guest cohost M. Quentin Williams, Founder and CEO of Dedication to Community. Together we interview Dave Alpern, President, Joe Gibbs Racing. Dave was born in Frankfurt Germany, the son of a high-ranking CIA official. When arriving in the states at two years old his family landed in Northern VA. His plans to pursue an MBA were put on hold when he was offered an un...

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Welcome to season 2, episode 22. 

This is a special episode of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast. 

In this episode I wear a few hats - podcast host and co-founder and CEO of the Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation. The foundation is celebrating five years of creativity, kindness and connection. I am excited to be joined by my sister and President and Co-founder of the Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation, Melissa. I am also jo...

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