At 21 I had my first day of work at Impact in the stores... I am still making up for everything that happened that week. My passion is in sports coaching and development. My journey with Impact has taken me traveling around the world where I continue to meet and work with many amazing people. I am a big family man, and love surrounding myself with the best of company. If I am not herding terrifying highland cattle, I’ll be playing rugby or baking sponge cakes.
After seven years in the city, I've moved back up north to greener pastures. I’ve worked in business development across a broad range of sectors and company scales, particularly enjoying the challenge of identifying client’s needs and matching our capabilities to help create meaningful solutions. Outside of work, you can usually find me on a mountain bike, trying to untangle my climbing rope or with a snowboard on my feet – weather depending!
I was inspired by experiential learning on a leadership programme in 1992 and have worked for Impact ever since. Experiential learning and reflection alongside theory and skills input is a platform for real behaviour change for leaders. My passion is building an organisation worth working for and supporting our clients by developing people. I play football and enjoy discussing the match with friends. Drinking beer maybe more important than playing football.
With over 20 years' experience in organisation evolution and people development, working for both small and international companies, my distinctive attributes are positive energy, curiosity, and assertiveness. I believe that no business Strategy can be delivered without a people Strategy, which leads my daily commitments traveling in Italy and Europe.
My enthusiasm for life is ignited when surrounded by inspiring people and growing through exploration. Born in Canada, my passions have led me to travel within various countries. I joined Impact motivated by their commitment to empowering people and business cultures to thrive while making a positive difference.
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!
I manage and conduct activities related to the end-to-end implementation of client solutions, sales and service. With a focus on programme delivery, I work with a range of global clients ranging from graduates to senior leaders. In my free time, you’ll catch me out and about in the Lake District, planning mad adventures and playing netball.
My job is managing financial issues: reports, financial simulations, payments, also preparing contracts for clients, associates, employees and much much more… from coordinating travel arrangements to organising internal meetings and workshops. I love working with Impact people – I’ve worked here since 2003 and have no plans to move! I’m crazy about my small bit of land near the river and forests where I travel almost every weekend with my family and friends.
I love everything I do at Impact – meeting clients, developing relationships, seeing solution ideas become life-changing programmes, ensuring operations are smooth and effective, managing the numbers and creating a workplace full of happy, talented, passionate people. Since joining in 1990, Impact has shown me who I am and what I can do. I’m always doing something - active or relaxing, social or reflective, travelling or staying put - I just love life!
I have worked at Impact Japan since 2015, coordinating the delivery of programmes. I support our consultants and delivery operations. What makes me happy is seeing my colleagues, clients and participants smile, as my job is supporting them. My hobby is collecting Starbucks Coffee mugs from around the world, although I don’t drink coffee personally!
Yukiko Asano (Coco)
I provide inspiring opportunities for leaders to explore possibilities in expanding sustainable business and organisational development. As a staff support manager I have been leading operations such as talent acquisitions. Supporting others and organisations to expand their full potential is my passion. I enjoy ensuring we have a unique workplace where we can maximise potential and strengths. I love climbing mountains, hot springs and good organic foods.
Brought up in the Lakes with a sense of adventure and a motto of 'Aim High', I've embraced a career full of change, challenges and travel. From financial consulting in the Australian outback, being International Treasurer of Goldman Sachs to helping organise the London 2012 Olympics. So what now? Working on things that make a difference.
My role as a Program Manager in the Greenwich office is one behind the scenes, making sure the show we put on runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible, asking the questions no one has thought of and anticipating issues that have yet to happen. With a background in psychology and business, leadership and development is the perfect field for me. When I'm not working you can find me watching a documentary, drawing, listening to music, or enjoying the outdoors.
After 26 years working for Sony in senior HR roles in Japan, Singapore, Sweden, Germany and the UK, I joined Impact to apply my experience to support organisations with their senior leadership and talent effectiveness. I work with clients to develop their people, maximising team and individual potential. I'm passionate about high performance and personal wellbeing, especially our Going The Distance programme. I aim to get a mention of Watford FC into every programme.
My main role in the Americas is to prospect and generate new business. In addition to prospecting I set up appointments in order to help better qualify potential clients in the scoping phase. I have a background in advanced management and leadership. Outside of work I love to work out, catch a good concert, and spend time outside.
I am passionate and committed to helping others be the best they can be, whether they're senior leaders or young talent. In my Global Talent role I support the recruitment, induction and development of our full time and associate consultants. This fantastic role has allowed me to work with many of our global team since 1992. Despite being old enough to know better I compete as a Master at a world level at Mountain Bike Orienteering and manage the Great Britain team.
Charlie Somers Cocks
I look after clients from tender, right through to evaluation. Three of my four main clients are global, so it’s about managing time differences too. I am the 'go to' person for many other things as I've worked here since 1991. I'm open, honest and always have an opinion! Questions usually start with “you will know...” I like nothing more that being up a hill in the Lake District or French Alps and camping in Cornwall with family and friends.
With over 20 years in L&D and consulting, I love my role at Impact! I build relationships with potential clients, educate them on our offerings, and connect them to our talented team to build outstanding development experiences for their leaders. Relationships feed my joy, so spending time with family and friends traveling, hiking, sharing a meal and a laugh, that’s my bag.
I love creating exciting digital experiences, and the opportunity to do so for a company genuinely worth working for was simply too good to pass up. When I’m not behind a keyboard I can be found evangelising about the latest and greatest science and technology, learning something new, travelling the world or lumbering up the familiar fells of my home in the Lakes.
I love the Lake District, working with people and my role as an account manager. I build and maintain strong, long lasting customer relationships and ensure successful solution delivery, specific to the individual needs of my range of clients. I endeavour to always exceed expectations and go the extra mile in all aspects of my life. Outside of work I love travel, food and rugby - which I can normally combine for a perfect weekend away!
Originally from the UK, over 25 years I’ve held Impact leadership roles in Asia and America whilst partnering with clients to fulfil their ambitions. My focus is creating organisations where people thrive and have the motivation to generate greater success - to do great work that connects people to things that matter. I'm always looking for the next adventure on a bike, in the sea or mountains. In work and play my passions are being adventurous, ambitious and real.
Before Joining Impact in 2002 I worked as an outdoor guide for nature tourism, kayaking and trekking in the ocean and forest. Using this experience, my strengths are in creating and coordinating programmes that provide learning experiences through outdoor activities. Beyond this role I wear several different hats, such as managing our website and managing H&S. Personally, I love to do challenging journeys by sea kayak and bike in many countries.
Change is my partner in business and life. “Be better” is my inspiration to continue to grow. I joined Impact 20 years ago and have worked in many different roles as a consultant, general manager, coach and business developer from offices in Europe and Asia. In my current role I am responsible for supporting business in Poland and Central Europe and I am also co-creating with clients cultural transformation solutions.