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Paul Zelizer Social Entrepreneur Coach and Host of the Awarepreneurs Podcast

Since 1993, Paul Zelizer has worked with and led programs for 30,000+ leaders working for positive change in and through their organizations. He started his business in 2008, making him one of the first business coaches to focus on the needs of social entrepreneurs and impact business leaders.

In 2017, he founded Awarepreneurs as a way to amplify the practices successful social enterprise leaders use. Today he is best known as host of the Awarepreneurs Podcast, one of the world’s leading social entrepreneur podcasts. Paul maintains a busy Coaching and consulting practice working with impact focused founders, leaders and companies.

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337 | Be The Solution: Building Community And Sharing Resources With Megan Bott &Raquo; 337 Megan Bott Low Res
337 | Be the SOLution: Building Community and Sharing Resources with Megan Bott

Megan Bott is the Community & Business Impact Manager at Positive Energy Solar, a Certified B Corp in New Mexico. Today, Positive Energy employs over 120 people including 75 employee owners and ha…

Megan Bott is the Co…

Megan Bott is the Community & Business Impact Manager at Positive Energy Solar, a Certified B Corp in New Mexico. Today, Positive Energy employs over 120 people including 75 employee owners and has completed over 5000 solar installations throughout New Mexico with very high customer satisfaction (at the time of this interview, they had 73 Google reviews with an average of 4.9/5 rating).   This episode is sponsored by the Coaching company of the host, Paul Zelizer. Consider a Strategy Session if you can use support growing your impact business. Resources mentioned in this episode include: …

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336 | Capital And Exit Strategies For Impact Founders With Miyoko Schinner &Raquo; 336 Miyoko Schinner Low Rez
336 | Capital and Exit Strategies for Impact Founders with Miyoko Schinner

Miyoko is an epicurean activist out to create justice for animals, people and planet by connecting our palate to our future. VegNews of her “The enormously talented chef/TV host/singer/athlete/she-c…

Miyoko is an epicure…

Miyoko is an epicurean activist out to create justice for animals, people and planet by connecting our palate to our future. VegNews of her “The enormously talented chef/TV host/singer/athlete/she-can-do-anything Miyoko Schinner is nothing short of a genius.” She is the Founder of Miyoko’s Creamery, one of the best known vegan butter and cheese companies in the world. This episode is sponsored by the Coaching company of the host, Paul Zelizer. Consider a Strategy Session if you can use support growing your impact business. Resources mentioned in this episode include: Miyoko’s Creame…

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335: Business As A Force For Good And Impactful Leadership With Catherine Bell &Raquo; Podcast Logo
335: Business as a Force for Good and Impactful Leadership with Catherine Bell

Catherine loves to help people, teams and organizations thrive. She is the CEO, Author and Founder of The Awakened Company. Catherine helps organizations create healthy corporate cultures through exec…

Catherine loves to h…

Catherine loves to help people, teams and organizations thrive. She is the CEO, Author and Founder of The Awakened Company. Catherine helps organizations create healthy corporate cultures through executive Coaching, team strategy sessions, speaking and online webinars. She holds an MBA from Queen’s University and is an award winning Profit 500 Founder. This episode is sponsored by the Coaching company of the host, Paul Zelizer. Consider a Strategy Session if you can use support growing your impact business. Resources mentioned in this episode include: The Awakened Company site Awakended…

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334 | Navigating Board And Volunteer Opportunities: Yes Or No? With Paul Zelizer &Raquo; 334 Board And Volunteer Opportunities
334 | Navigating Board and Volunteer Opportunities: Yes or No? with Paul Zelizer

This week on the pod is our monthly solo episode with Paul Zelizer.  Paul is one of the first business coaches to specialize in working with social entrepreneurs and the host of the popular Awarepren…

This week on the pod…

This week on the pod is our monthly solo episode with Paul Zelizer.  Paul is one of the first business coaches to specialize in working with social entrepreneurs and the host of the popular Awarepreneurs podcast.  This episode explore offer 7 questions to help you decide if joining a particular board or saying yes to specific volunteer opportunities is a good use of your time and resources. This episode is sponsored by the Coaching company of our host, Zelizer Consulting Services. Resources mentioned in this episode include: Karla Causey episode The UN's Sustainable Development Goals …

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333 | Effective Financial Inclusion With Rodney Williams &Raquo; Podcast Logo
333 | Effective Financial Inclusion with Rodney Williams

Our guest this week on the pod is Rodney Williams. Rodney is the Co-Founder and President of SoLo, a financial services company enabling community banking and lending solutions for everyday Americans.…

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Our guest this week on the pod is Rodney Williams. Rodney is the Co-Founder and President of SoLo, a financial services company enabling community banking and lending solutions for everyday Americans. 82% of their members live in underserved communities. This episode is sponsored by the Coaching company of the host, Paul Zelizer. Consider a Strategy Session if you can use support growing your impact business. Resources mentioned in this episode include: SoLo site Rodney on Instagram Rodney on LinkedIn Paul's Strategy Sessions Pitch an Awarepreneurs episode

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332 | A Global Network Of Social Impact Leaders With Sherry Lassiter &Raquo; 332 Sherry Lassiter Tinyjpg
332 | A Global Network of Social Impact Leaders with Sherry Lassiter

Our guest this week on the pod is Sherry Lassiter. Sherry is the President and CEO of the Fab Foundation, a network of over 2700 digital fabrication facilities in 150 countries. The goal of a Fab Lab …

Our guest this week …

Our guest this week on the pod is Sherry Lassiter. Sherry is the President and CEO of the Fab Foundation, a network of over 2700 digital fabrication facilities in 150 countries. The goal of a Fab Lab is to provide access to the tools, the knowledge and the financial means to allow anyone to make almost anything thereby creating opportunities to improve lives and livelihoods around the world. This episode is sponsored by the Coaching company of the host, Paul Zelizer. Consider a Strategy Session if you can use support growing your impact business.  

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331 | Animal Free Dairy: Making Cheese Without Cows With Irina Gerry &Raquo; 331 Irina Gerry 20240423 3Bzzcbvah5
331 | Animal Free Dairy: Making Cheese Without Cows with Irina Gerry

Our guest this week on the pod is Irina Gerry. Irina is the Chief Marketing Officer of Change Foods, a precision fermentation food tech company creating animal-free dairy products. Prior to joining Ch…

Our guest this week …

Our guest this week on the pod is Irina Gerry. Irina is the Chief Marketing Officer of Change Foods, a precision fermentation food tech company creating animal-free dairy products. Prior to joining Change Foods, Irina worked in 2 of the largest plant-based food and beverage brands - Silk and So Delicious. Irina holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. This episode is sponsored by the Coaching company of the host, Paul Zelizer. Consider a Strategy Session if you can use support growing your impact business. Resources mentioned in this episode include: Change Foods site Irina Gerry TedX T…

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330 | Harnessing Gen Z In The Workplace: 5 Strategies For Impact Leaders &Raquo; 330 Harnessing Gen Z In The Workplace Solo 1
330 | Harnessing Gen Z in the Workplace: 5 Strategies for Impact Leaders

This week on the pod is our monthly solo episode with Paul Zelizer.  Paul is one of the first business coaches to specialize in working with social entrepreneurs and the host of the popular Awarepren…

This week on the pod…

This week on the pod is our monthly solo episode with Paul Zelizer.  Paul is one of the first business coaches to specialize in working with social entrepreneurs and the host of the popular Awarepreneurs podcast.  This episode explore 5 strategies to engage Gen Z in impact workplaces. This episode is sponsored by the Coaching company of our host, Zelizer Consulting Services. Resources mentioned in this episode include: Social Enterprise Alliance site Radical Business by David Gaines University of New Mexico's Business for Good program Intrapreneurship episode with Art Bell The UN's Susta…

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329 | Supporting The Growth Of Black Businesses With Karla Causey &Raquo; 329 Karla Causey
329 | Supporting the Growth of Black Businesses with Karla Causey

Our guest this week on the pod is Karla Causey. Karla grew up in Albuquerque and graduated from the University of New Mexico. She had a 25 year career at Sandia National Labs doing HR and contracts wo…

Our guest this week …

Our guest this week on the pod is Karla Causey. Karla grew up in Albuquerque and graduated from the University of New Mexico. She had a 25 year career at Sandia National Labs doing HR and contracts work and then went to the Public Service Company of New Mexico where she also worked in HR. She then thought she was retired - until the Board Chair of the Black Chamber of New Mexico asked her to step in as President. In the 18 months that Karla has been at the helm, the organization’s membership has grown 300% and today it’s a highly esteemed organization in the New Mexico ecosystem. This epi…

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328 | The Practical Applications Of Impact Accounting With Angel Lance &Raquo; 328 Angel Lance
328 | The Practical Applications of Impact Accounting with Angel Lance

  Our guest this week on the pod is Angel Lance. Angel is a visionary founder and CEO with an impressive track record of creating and leading successful companies that solve big problems. In o…

  Our guest …

  Our guest this week on the pod is Angel Lance. Angel is a visionary founder and CEO with an impressive track record of creating and leading successful companies that solve big problems. In over 2 decades of serial entrepreneurship, she has launched and scaled 4 self-funded, profitable enterprises from the ground up, demonstrating an unparcelled business acumen and commitment to living her passion for environmental stewardship. This episode is sponsored by the Coaching company of the host, Paul Zelizer. Consider a Strategy Session if you can use support growing your impact business. …

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327 | Briding The Divide Between Funders And Founders &Raquo; Podcast Episode Art 27 1
327 | Briding the Divide Between Funders and Founders

Our guest this week on the pod is Sarah Sterling.  Sarah is the Executive Director of Entrepreneurship for SOCAP, which brings together social entrepreneurs, investors, foundation leaders, government…

Our guest this week …

Our guest this week on the pod is Sarah Sterling.  Sarah is the Executive Director of Entrepreneurship for SOCAP, which brings together social entrepreneurs, investors, foundation leaders, government leaders and more for live and digital experiences.  The goal is to accelerate the movement to a more just and sustainable economy. She has worked with and trained international organizations and accelerators such as Mercy Corps, Oxfam International, Village Capital, Swiss EP and Agora Partnerships. This episode is sponsored by the Coaching company of the host, Paul Zelizer. Consider a Strategy …

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3 Challenges Social Impact Startups Face Now With Paul Zelizer &Raquo; Ep 326 Solo Social Impact Startups
3 Challenges Social Impact Startups Face Now with Paul Zelizer

This week on the pod is our monthly solo episode with Paul Zelizer.  Paul is one of the first business coaches to specialize in working with social entrepreneurs and the host of the popular Awarepren…

This week on the pod…

This week on the pod is our monthly solo episode with Paul Zelizer.  Paul is one of the first business coaches to specialize in working with social entrepreneurs and the host of the popular Awarepreneurs podcast.  The topic is how to navigate 3 common challenges social impact startups face in 2024. This episode is sponsored by the Coaching company of our host, Zelizer Consulting Services. Resources mentioned in this episode include: Crunchbase article on less startup funding The Economist article on climate backlash CNN article on attacks on DEI The Lean Startup Johnny Crowder on Linke…

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325 | Toxic Positivity And Leadership In The Impact Space With Satyen Raja &Raquo; Ep 325 Satyen Raja
325 | Toxic Positivity and Leadership in the Impact Space with Satyen Raja

Our guest this week on the pod is Satyen Raja.  Satyen is the Founder and CEO of WarriorSage and is a renowned Teacher, Mentor and Guide for his ability to move companies beyond the old business mode…

Our guest this week …

Our guest this week on the pod is Satyen Raja.  Satyen is the Founder and CEO of WarriorSage and is a renowned Teacher, Mentor and Guide for his ability to move companies beyond the old business model of struggle into a new paradigm of passion, purpose, freedom and the magic of flow.  Satyen has been founding, building and scaling businesses for over 30 years. This episode is sponsored by the Coaching company of the host, Paul Zelizer. Consider a Strategy Session if you can use support growing your impact business. Resources mentioned in this episode include: WarriorSage site WarriorSag…

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324 | The Art Of Social Impact Storytelling With Tamika Bickham &Raquo; Ep 324 Tamika Bickham 1
324 | The Art of Social Impact Storytelling with Tamika Bickham

Our guest this week on the pod is Tamika Bickman.  Tamika is the Founder and CEO of TB Media Group.  She's an award winning journalist and podcast host who helps CSR and ESG leaders build brand trus…

Our guest this week …

Our guest this week on the pod is Tamika Bickman.  Tamika is the Founder and CEO of TB Media Group.  She's an award winning journalist and podcast host who helps CSR and ESG leaders build brand trust and loyalty through non-fiction video production. This episode is sponsored by the Coaching company of the host, Paul Zelizer. Consider a Strategy Session if you can use support growing your impact business. Resources mentioned in this episode include: TB Media Group site Tamika's podcast Pitch an Awarepreneurs episode Book a Strategy Session with Paul

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323 | Vegan Marketing Success Stories With Sandra Nomoto &Raquo; Ep 323 Sandra Nomoto
323 | Vegan Marketing Success Stories with Sandra Nomoto

Our guest this week on the pod is Sandra Nomoto.  At 25 years old, Sandra founded Conscious Public Relations Inc, an award-winning vitural agency that certified as a B Corp. After a decade in busines…

Our guest this week …

Our guest this week on the pod is Sandra Nomoto.  At 25 years old, Sandra founded Conscious Public Relations Inc, an award-winning vitural agency that certified as a B Corp. After a decade in business, she wrote The Only Public Relations Guide You'll Ever Need in 2019.  More recently, Sandra pivoted to working with vegan businesses and authors,  Her new book is Vegan Marketing Success Stories. This episode is sponsored by the Coaching company of the host, Paul Zelizer. Book a Strategy Session if you can use support growing your impact business. Resources mentioned in this episode include: …

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322 | How To Sustain Profitability In Uncertain Times With Paul Zelizer &Raquo; Ep 322 Sustain Profitability In Uncertain Times
322 | How to Sustain Profitability in Uncertain Times with Paul Zelizer

This week on the pod is our monthly solo episode with Paul Zelizer.  Paul is one of the first business coaches to specialize in working with social entrepreneurs and the host of the popular Awarepren…

This week on the pod…

This week on the pod is our monthly solo episode with Paul Zelizer.  Paul is one of the first business coaches to specialize in working with social entrepreneurs and the host of the popular Awarepreneurs podcast.  The topic is how to sustain profitability in uncertain times. This episode is sponsored by the Coaching company of our host, Zelizer Consulting Services. Resources mentioned in this episode include: Wordtracker Ubersuggest Craig Zelizer site Marissa Nordstrom site Paul's Strategy Sessions Pitch an Awarepreneurs episode

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321 | How To Grow A Climate Organization 10X In 5 Years With Satyam Vyas &Raquo; Ep 321 Satyam Vyas
321 | How to Grow a Climate Organization 10x in 5 Years with Satyam Vyas

Our guest this week on the pod is Satyam Vyas.  Satyam is a visionary social entrepreneur who is the Founder and CEO of Arthan and Climate Asia.  Arthan is an orgaization with a bold vision to trans…

Our guest this week …

Our guest this week on the pod is Satyam Vyas.  Satyam is a visionary social entrepreneur who is the Founder and CEO of Arthan and Climate Asia.  Arthan is an orgaization with a bold vision to transform the social impact sector in India and Asia.  And Climate Asia is provides people with opportunities for impactful climate careers and the latest insights what is happening in the sector.  They have 50,000+ professionals in their network and have listed 5,000+ jobs in the past year. This episode is sponsored by the Coaching company of the host, Paul Zelizer.  Book a Strategy Session if you …

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