The Social Impact Show is a podcast about Social Good. Owning a business and making a good living is a privilege. Some special people choose to take their blessings and use them to bless others. This show is about them and the causes they serve.
In the show, we interview these great individuals to find out what makes them tick and why giving back is such a big part of who they are. Together, we’ll learn about the causes and organizations our guests are passionate about and inspire others to join the fight. In the end, we not only want to bring awareness to these causes, but encourage other companies to make Social Good a core part of their business as well.
BJ Smith is an eCommerce marketer, business owner, college educator, and podcast host. He grew up in Greenville North Carolina where he was adopted at an early age by his loving parents, Ben and Judy Smith.
BJ got his start learning to give back to the community through various organizations while he was in business school at East Carolina University. A few years after graduating he joined the Jaycees, a young professionals organization that teaches members to build leadership skills while serving the community.
He and his wife Karen have both been recognized as JCI Senators–the highest honor which can be bestowed upon a current or past member by Junior Chamber International for outstanding service to the Jaycees organization.
His current passion is bringing recognition and support to Restore One, a ministry that seeks to open shelters that offer faith-based residential recovery programs–free of cost–to American boys who are survivors of domestic minor sex trafficking.
BJ loves spending his spare time with his wife and two children, Jordan and Elise, and trail running or hiking. He’s currently (still!) training to run his first ultra marathon.
Jeff is an author, Social Selling Expert, B2B Sales and Marketing Professional, and speaker.
He founded Sheehan Marketing Strategies to assist the growth and marketing success of companies based on years of assisting the largest companies in high-tech and other areas increase their revenues by 100’s of millions of dollars over decades of achievement on both a supplier and consulting basis.
He is one of the world’s top followed B2B Sales and Marketing Professionals on Twitter specializing in Technology, Integrated Marketing & Social Media. In fact, he was recently named as one of the world’s Top 50 Social Media Influencers on Twitter by Cision.
Jeff has extensive experience in working with companies of all sizes and in multiple industries throughout the world. These have included large companies such as Intel, Apple Computer, Cisco Systems, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, AT&T, Exxon, BASF, Dart & Kraft, Dow Chemical, Siemens, and Nordson, to name a few, as well as many small and midsize businesses.
He takes particular pride in being able to “Pay It Forward” by assisting unemployed individuals in better focusing their job hunting activities through the use of Social Media, as well as many non-profits with their marketing and social media activities.