Impact USA Leadership Development Firm of the Year 2016

Impact International are delighted to be named as Leadership Development Firm of the Year by Corp America’s 2016 Small Cap Awards. Small cap companies work hard to stay at the forefront of the corporate landscape, as they compete against larger companies and increasing economic and political challenges. The 2016Small Cap Awards aim to highlight the excellent work of the firms, and the people behind them, that shape the small cap space.

Here Ted Gemmell, SVP-Global Client Services, tells us more about Impact’s way of working and why Impact Americas are proud to have received this recognition.

Impact International serves clients as an all-custom and tailored leadership development firm, with global capability across the Americas, UK, EMEA and Asia. Our 265 consultants deliver solutions in 50 countries and through 30 languages, and have been doing so for 36 years. Our clients require a learning partner with global capacity and localization capabilities to meet their needs seamlessly, wherever they operate around the world. Impact delivers on both of these mandates, by keeping in line with our mission which is to ‘build organizations worth working for’, through creating more effective leadership practices that inspire and engage key talent. In partnership with our clients, we develop solutions that are aligned to the needs of the business, anchored to business strategy, key business drivers, current leadership challenges, and company values.

We take a consultative approach, so as to understand the business context and join the client at any stage on their leadership journey. As a custom firm, we do not have ‘off-the-shelf’ training products. Instead, we partner with our clients to co-design the right solution, while leveraging our proven, award-winning experiential learning methodologies. We differ from our competitors in that we do not teach ‘about leadership’ through model-driven cognitive learning, but instead, develop authentic leadership behaviors in real-time – based on real leadership issues and current business challenges.

The corporate business landscape is constantly changing as organizations are disrupted by new technologies, competition and innovation; this carries new expectations and requirements of leaders. Clients now recognize that investing in the development of current and future leaders is critical to business success and the attraction and retention of high-value talent.

As the L&D market continues to mature, clients have grown weary of ‘one size fits all’ training solutions, preferring instead to partner with firms like Impact that work with them to create custom-designed development solutions, specific to their organizational issues and leadership expectations. This opportunity will allow for our continued growth and expansion on a global basis.

Corp America’s Small Cap Awards are interested in recognizing firms and individuals who are dedicated to excellence, this makes being voted as Leadership Development Firm 2016 a great honour.