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Meet the team

Impact is bursting with energetic, talented and passionate people who want to make a difference.

Richard Little, Impact

Richard Little

Senior Consultant, UK

Richard Little

Senior Consultant, UK
During 35 years in Impact I have specialised in leadership development, working with every imaginable kind of organisation; meanwhile, at IFLAS I am Professor of Sustainability Leadership. In both roles, I am driven by the urgent need for change in the nature and purpose of business education. My tendency to scepticism, especially about leadership, began to take shape when I was expelled from school, a career high-point not since surpassed.
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Ignazio Raimondo, Impact Italia

Ignazio Raimondo

Senior Consultant and Business Development, Italy

Ignazio Raimondo

Senior Consultant and Business Development, Italy

I deal with account management and sales development for Impact Italia and I enjoy delivering some of our programmes a lot. I am an Impact enthusiast and my brain is always looking for new ideas to bring the value of our fantastic brand to the market. You can find me at the office, on my Vespa on the streets of Rome, on my BMW bike surfing the best routes of the world! Do you want serious and reliable references? Ask my wife and my 6-year old twins.

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Chiara Fregonese, Impact Italia

Chiara Fregonese

Senior Consultant, Italy

Chiara Fregonese

Senior Consultant, Italy

As a consultant, organisational psychologist, account manager and researcher…I endeavour to encompass all the different aspects of life in the organisation! To me the organization is a magic happening between individuals, groups and their work contexts. I deal with the entire consulting process: from the proposal development, to the client management, intervention delivery and evaluation process. I love the countryside, baking cakes & capoeira!

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Marco Parenti Impact

Marco Parenti

Senior Consultant, Italy

Marco Parenti

Senior Consultant, Italy

As an expert in organisational and behavioral change, I have a long history of consultancy and helping professionals to become better versions of themselves. I’m still studying on a daily basis to enhance my approach to training and development (technical or interpersonal) for sustainable behavioural change. I use theory, proven methodologies, practical applications, coaching and innovation to make it happen. I love the outdoors, beauty and life!  

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Akane Tsuburaoka, Japan

Akane Tsuburaoka

Consultant, Japan

Akane Tsuburaoka

Consultant, Japan

I like Impact's people, its culture and the programmes we run so much! I always try to figure out what kind of programme would "Inspire & Develop" the participants, and then propose a solution which meets the client's expectation. I am very happy and inspired when I see the behavioural changes in teams and each participant. My hobbies are scuba diving and road biking!

Hillary Lawless Impact

Hillary Lawless

Program Manager, Americas

Hillary Lawless

Program Manager, Americas

I am a program manager and I love that every day is different, from working on different tasks involved to make a program run smoothly to talking and meeting clients. I come from a hospitality background so I love the client facing aspect of my role here at Impact, as well as making sure every piece of the program is on schedule. Outside of work I am always doing something like teaching dance, travelling, and going to the beach!

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Jackie Carter

Jackie Carter

Global Client Solutions Manager, UK

Jackie Carter

Global Client Solutions Manager, UK

My passion is for partnering with clients to understand what success looks like for them and identify development solutions that make a lasting difference. Many years in corporate, L&D and business school roles have given me helpful insights into how individuals and organisations learn. My other joys are my family, walking and you might even find me in the gym!

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Michelle Roberts, Impact International

Michelle Roberts

Account Manager, UK

Michelle Roberts

Account Manager, UK

I love the variety of my role, working with global clients on complex projects and learning from inspiring Impact people, no two days are the same. I’m responsible for the quality of customer service, building excellent client relationships, providing commercial strategies with meticulous project scoping and planning, alongside first class solution delivery and evaluation. I love the outdoors; walking, running or camping with our two boys and crazy cocker spaniel. 

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Manny Larenas Impact International

Manuel (Manny) Larenas

Senior Consultant, Americas

Manuel (Manny) Larenas

Senior Consultant, Americas

I am devoted to applying theory, practical application and innovation to people development. As a lead designer and facilitator with 10+ years experience I deliver custom client solutions globally, from graduates to senior leaders, virtually or f2f. My insatiable curiosity stays satisfied by reading, research and exploring the world. I love the culinary arts and although I enjoy cooking, my passion is simply being the consumer of freshly made delectable dishes. 

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Itsuyo Watanabe, Japan

Itsuyo (Barbara) Watanabe

Consultant, Japan

Itsuyo (Barbara) Watanabe

Consultant, Japan

As a consultant, I like Impact's programmes because every one of our projects could make the participants think deeply about their issues in the workplace, and move forward for their business success. I am excited when exploring a solution for my clients' current and future business challenges. Besides my job, I like cooking, travelling, fine arts, musicals, Japanese KABUKI, opera etc.

Erica Partelli, Impact Italia

Erica Partelli

Consultant, Italy

Erica Partelli

Consultant, Italy
As a consultant in Impact I like to bring fresh perspectives, energy and curiosity to the problem solving process. With a strong organisational psychology background and an drive for project management, I work with genuine passion for innovation and for the opportunities that the digital transformation is offering. My main passions include travelling, swimming and playing board games.
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Josh Williams Impact

Josh Williams

Support, UK

Josh Williams

Support, UK

I started at Impact as a shed stainer. I now spend most of my time in those glorified sheds as part of the operations team. We lead on the adventurous aspects of programme delivery and design whilst managing H&S, logistics, and transport. I spent 2016 with the great team in Manly, Sydney. The beaches and surfing was pretty good too. I enjoy the four seasons, pina coladas, long walks on the beach and my dog, Darcie, who occasionally listens to me.

Sharne Van Der Burgh, Senior Consultant

Sharne Van Der Burgh

Senior Consultant

Sharne Van Der Burgh

Senior Consultant

Developing the potential in people and organisation is my passion – it’s not my job!  I love what I do and have the good fortune to work in Poland as an ex-pat British person and have been embraced into and fully embrace the wonder of Poland and the Polish people.  Working with Top Teams in the wide range of multi-national and national organisations whom we are proud to call “customers”.

Yuichi Ishikawa

Yuichi Ishikawa

Coordinator, Japan

Yuichi Ishikawa

Coordinator, Japan

I joined Impact in 2015 as the youngest member of the Impact Japan team. I enjoy the work we do in this great company and the way we work together. We provide a unique value to clients. We all value contributing to Impact, which makes us happy in life.

Heather Panitch, Americas

Heather Panitch

Global Account Director, Americas

Heather Panitch

Global Account Director, Americas

As an Account Director, I bring more than 10 years of L&D experience, where I started two different professional learning departments. My passion is for driving excellent client engagement and providing superior customer success. When I’m not at work, you’ll find me solving the innumerable life crises of my four daughters via cell phone, reading on my nook at the beach, and hoping that the NY Jets will win the Super Bowl in my lifetime.

 

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Mike Georgalas, Impact Americas

Mike Georgalas

Program Manager, Americas

Mike Georgalas

Program Manager, Americas

I am a program manager located in the Greenwich office.  My background in Financial Services and the Fitness industry gives me a keen eye to being customer focused and being attentive to detail. When I am not at work, you can find me hiking or fishing here in Connecticut.

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Giles Gunesekera, Impact Australia

Giles Gunesekera

Senior Consultant, Australia

Giles Gunesekera

Senior Consultant, Australia

With over 20 years of experience in developing teams, businesses and strategies, I believe that a people-first, results-orientated approach leads to profitable and sustainable change. I love life, I'm an infectious optimist! I have a unique blend of leadership an business skills gained in the corporate environment. My affection for other cultures is expressed through my love of sport, food and travel. I am also a qualified pilot.

Don McKernan

Don Mckernan

Global Client Solutions Manager, UK

Don Mckernan

Global Client Solutions Manager, UK

My commercial career in Sales/Marketing and General Management was spent mainly with P&G and latterly Abbott Labs. I’m passionate about strategy, personal and team development and change management. I love cycling on both road and mountains, travelling and generally having fun with friends and family as father to four kids. I’m excited to work at Impact and add value in these changing times!

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Stephen Smith Impact International

Stephen Smith

Web Developer (Zinco), UK

Stephen Smith

Web Developer (Zinco), UK

I am the lead web developer at Zinco, helping Impact build its web presence. I love the diversity my role brings, I work with many types of organisations and interact with some amazing people. I’m a problem solver and love tinkering with new technology to see what’s around the corner. Outside of work my passion is cycling and enjoying time with my young family.

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Sara Baranzini, Impact Italia

Sara Baranzini

Senior Consultant, Italy

Sara Baranzini

Senior Consultant, Italy

I have experience as an HR Manager in multinational and Italian companies, managing L&D, recruitment, employees relations, coupled with across-the-board experience in consultancy projects on those subjects. Since 2013 I have been supporting organisations to change with a focus on learning and development with main focus on leadership, individual effectiveness, business coaching and change management.

 

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Sammy Male, Impact

Sammy Male

Resourcing and Reporting Assistant, UK

Sammy Male

Resourcing and Reporting Assistant, UK

I assist in the resourcing department and HR department. I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to be working for impact, a local business with a global presence. I love meeting new people and I am excited to be working with our associates and my new colleagues. I enjoy exploring the outdoors and spending time with my friends and family. An interesting fact about myself is I am a black belt in ju - jitsu.

Francesca Viti, Italy

Francesca Viti

Senior Consultant and Executive Coach, Italy

Francesca Viti

Senior Consultant and Executive Coach, Italy

With over 15 years of consulting experience I’ve supported many leading organisations and people in their journey of change and development. I’m focused on uncovering a client’s needs and satisfying them with a rigorous theoretical approach, intuition, strategic thinking and sensitive interpersonal style. I’m inspired by adventure and I love sailing, walking and nature.

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Anna Brulińska Impact International

Anna Brulińska

Head of Consultants, Poland

Anna Brulińska

Head of Consultants, Poland

I am responsible for knowledge management, new solutions and coordinating associates. An active coach, psychologist and psychotherapist, I have over 20 years experience as HR manager with orientation on quality and business-context solutions. I have a broad knowledge about HR processes, policies and tools, verified by implementation. I am a mother of a teenage boy and in my free time I love going to concerts and jazz singing.

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Mario GianAndrea, Impact Italy

Mario GianAndrea

Founder and President, Italy

Mario GianAndrea

Founder and President, Italy

I’ve been many in my working life: an HR Director, an entrepreneur, a leader, a coach, a salesman, a visionary, a confidant, a manager. And a friend. And I am still excited (and sometimes anxious) when I meet a new group of people. I genuinely enjoy it! This is the reason I'll probably work for another decade!

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