• Staying Indigenous From Seed to Cup Part 2 - with Special Guest Tudor Montague of Spirit Mountain Roasting Co.

    You met Tudor Montague (Fort Yuma Quechan), the founder, owner, and head roaster of Spirit Mountain Roasting Co., in our previous episode. Listen to this second part of the interview to learn how he kept his coffee biz afloat when the pandemic hit, his take on growing a small business (including getting over the fear of taking out loans), and why he thinks it’s so important to tell your story as a small, social-impact minded business owner. Plus, find out what he’s dreaming up for Spirit Mountain Roasting Co., next!

    24m | Sep 28, 2023
  • Staying Indigenous From Seed to Cup Part 1 - with Special Guest Tudor Montague of Spirit Mountain Roasting Co.

    Tudor Montague (Fort Yuma Quechan) chats with Vicki and Rae about his journey to open a successful coffee roasting business – and now a newly opened coffee shop! – on the Quechan reservation while keeping Indigenous values and his community at the forefront.

    21m | Sep 14, 2023
  • Radical Acts of Wellness

    Roll with us today as we talk about radical wellness, taking care of one another at work by honoring the lives we have outside of work, and doing things differently in order to thrive through chaos and change.

    32m | Jun 8, 2023
  • Who Owns Nonprofits? With Special Guest Kourtney Andar

    Are nonprofits upholding and sustaining the harm of a capitalistic society? Do they inadvertently perpetuate the problems they set out to solve? Listen to Prospera Partners very first guest, co-facilitator Kourtney Andar, as he joins Vicki, Rae, and Eileen for this fascinating conversation.

    Find the article “Patronizing Evil: The Nonprofit Sector Perpetuates the Worst Legacies of Capitalism” that Kourtney references in this episode at : https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/08/28/patronizing-evil-nonprofit-sector-perpetuates-worst-legacies-capitalism

    31m | May 25, 2023
  • The Value of Workplace

    Building upon our discussion of place, we take a dive into the value of the workplace. While we ask each other a lot of questions in this episode – shouldn’t a company or nonprofit’s values be reflected in its workplace? Why do employees have to go back to offices after the pandemic? etc. – we already know that mandating workplace culture is often the best way to ruin it.

    27m | May 11, 2023
  • The Value of Place

    Have you ever really thought about where you live and why it’s the way it is? Does your city have thriving locally owned stores, coffee shops, and public transportation, orrr not so much? Vicki, Eileen, and Rae (who very conveniently has a degree in urban planning) discuss how the cities we call home are designed for community and connection – or not.

    28m | Apr 27, 2023
  • Social Impact - Part 2

    What’s the difference between social enterprise and social impact and how does localism tie in to these things? Vicki, Rae, and Eileen explain all the local and social things.

    29m | Apr 13, 2023
  • Social Impact - Part 1

    Today we’re tackling a big question: what IS social impact, anyway? Beyond that, what does it really mean to DO social impact, and what about doing it as an individual? We also look at the UN Sustainable Development Goals (find those here: https://sdgs.un.org/goals) and how all of those lead back to (you guessed it) social impact.

    27m | Mar 30, 2023
  • Who Are We Really, Really? Part 2

    In the previous episode we discussed what led us as individuals to this work. Today we talk about how (and why) we do this work together. Vicki ends up explaining tasks and fields. Rae reminds us about the unknowns. Eileen hopes this episode is super gay. All of this will make sense if you’ve been listening.

    30m | Mar 16, 2023
  • Who Are We Really? Part 1

    How did our core team come to do transformational leadership and facilitation work, anyway (was it because of a life changing moment? It might have been because of some life changing moments), and how are our individual selves reflected back in this work? Plus, our first AHA and WTF segment!

    32m | Mar 2, 2023
  • Leading in Difficult Times

    Whew, the last few years have been a doozy. How can transformational leadership move us through these times in the most healthy and productive way possible? Hear advice; lessons learned from our work as business entrepreneurs, nonprofit directors, and consultants; and listen in on what type of leadership approach we think will move the needle forward (hint: it’s not related to waiting for things to go back to “normal”).

    29m | Feb 16, 2023
  • Cultivating What is Possible

    We can all name what’s sh*tty in our worlds, so let’s talk about what is good and possible, instead. But, why is thinking about what is possible so dang scary to so many people? Change is hard y’all – how do we cultivate it?

    28m | Feb 2, 2023
  • We Don't Have an Elevator Speech

    Get to know Prospera Partners even better in Episode 2 and hear why we will never have an elevator speech. Plus, take a deep dive into how we help organizations and businesses make decisions and find consensus by taking the preference vs. tolerance approach.

    24m | Jan 19, 2023
  • More Than Words

    What made us decide to jump on the podcast bandwagon and what is it that we do, anyway? Listen in as we start to peel back the consulting curtain to share our values, our unique approach to creating change in communities, and what the heck all these phrases we throw around actually mean. In other words, what does systems change, impact, innovation, and community look like in practice and how are we using those concepts to create real impact out in the world?

    33m | Jan 5, 2023
  • Welcome to Impact Out Loud!

    10+ years ago Vicki Pozzebon started a company committed to helping small businesses and nonprofits bring more local, social good to communities. In that time she and her team have seen how hard it is for organizations and businesses to implement change, but also how incredibly transformative it is when they do. Why do people keep doing things the same way but expect different results? Why can't they get out of these cycles? Whyyyyy?

    Join Vicki, the founder of the consulting firm Prospera Partners, and her colleagues Rae Miller and Eileen Everett as they explore the frustrations – but more importantly, the solutions – to creating real, positive change for communities by doing things differently. Listen in for real talk, thoughtful insights, and a whole lot of humor along the way

    2m | Dec 15, 2022
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