I'm part of the UK Accounts Department and I'm responsible for issuing all of Impact's sales invoices both electronically or by post in a multitude of currencies sent to our clients all over the world. I work closely with lots of my colleagues both here in the UK and overseas. Out of work I enjoy spending my time cycling in the beautiful Lake District Countryside, walking and spending time with family and friends.
Analogue at birth, digital by requirement. I don’t do Facebook, and have nothing to do with hashtags. Is this bio going online? Eurgh! I am an eye-to-eye, face-to-face human being. I elevate small talk to medium talk. Then, (on a good day) to infinity and beyond. That’s my job. Favourite pastimes: Good days. Woodland crafts, festivals, and campfires. Specialist skills: Reading body language; parallel parking.
Curiosity and culture have influenced my life since I was a kid and dug a hole in our yard attempting to arrive in China for dinner! I am passionate about connecting people and their purpose to experiences, and partnering with organisations that are on the journey of transformation. I love yoga, scuba diving, travel, and volunteering my skills in local and global communities.
I'm passionate about communicating Impact's brilliant uniqueness and driving brand awareness through integrated marketing campaigns. I love building relationships with clients face-to-face when delivering events like Learnfest and via curating print and digital communications like Feedback magazine. Always enthusiastic and creative, I live for learning, arts, adventures, travel and cake!
Analogue at birth, digital by design. I head up Impact's social media, website and newsletter "In Good Company", based in our London office. What excites me at work is bringing Impact's unique brand and tone of voice to life in all things online. I love travelling so you'd mostly find me not at home.
I design, run and lead programs across all market sectors in the fields of leadership, personal development and team performance. I've spent over 60 weeks of my life facilitating 5-day retreat style programs that combine positive psychology and community action projects. I am passionate about improving leadership cultures and enabling people to be the best version of themselves. I enjoy the local hiking, live music and craft beer.
I am a non-executive board member of both Impact and the National Theatre of Wales. My background is in leading technology organisations, including running global transformational change projects at Sony and Motorola. I am committed to social responsibility having led award-winning Solarcentury, the UK’s fastest growing energy company, and SunnyMoney, an organisation that distributes solar lighting in the most needy off-grid communities in Africa.
I have a great dual role: helping to create amazing projects with charities, schools and not for profits - working with people passionate about making a difference. My technical support role combines logistics, safety and ensuring smooth running adventure sessions in programmes. I always have a variety of projects and an adventure on the boil. I'm proud to be part of the team that set up Impact Australia, I made lifelong friends in Asia Pacific and around the world.
I am all about meaningful relationships. I’m good at detail but love the big picture. Business strategy excites me and implementation more so! My role is to head up our digital strategy and take Impact’s experiential face to face practice in to the digital world, strengthening our blended programme work and building digital solutions that serve our clients’ needs in these times of exponential change. I’m a daughter, sister, aunty, wife and mum.
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!
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.
I’ve worked in learning and development since 2000 across a broad range of sectors. I always enjoy the challenge of identifying participants needs and matching the environment, task and conversation to help create meaningful and long lasting learning. Outside of work, you'll find me exploring the outdoors with my family, be that on bikes, in canoes, rock climbing or even exploring underground; we love the challenges that adventure brings to our lives.
An avid traveller and outdoor adventure enthusiast I jump at the opportunity to try new things and am a pioneer at heart. I have spent the better part of the last 10 years working in experiential education and am deeply committed to developing responsible and sustainable leadership. I am passionate about inspiring, motivating and engaging people to fulfil their potential.
After many years in big Italian firms, I now help clients understand and achieve their development goals. In Impact since 2003, I have gained experience in HR processes, organisational consultancy, assessment, training and development of managerial competences and leadership. I love mountain biking, silly jokes, deep reading, socialising and…meditating too. Whenever you want to work hard while having fun, call me!
In support we deliver on programs and manage day-to-day operations and infrastructure. I really enjoy my role as it’s very diverse, one day I am canoeing on Windermere and the next cleaning boots! My favourite programs feature outdoor activities and journeys. People see me as a steady pair of hands and a person who does a quality, professional job. Outside work I keep myself fit and active, and enjoy chilling out with my wife Emma and travelling in our camper van.
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”.
Sharne Van Der Burgh
As an Account Director with Impact I’m able to leverage my ten years of Business Development and Account Management experience. I thrive in environments where I am able to develop and uncover new opportunities with partners and businesses. Most of all I am a people person and love building trusting relationships. In my spare time, you will find me spending time with my husband, two boys and our dog.
I am responsible for the smooth running of the office and providing support to our close-knit team. With a background in design and marketing, I apply creatively to all facets in particular the development of presentations and proposals. I am passionate about health and well-being, practising yoga daily and surrounding myself with positive people which Is why I love working for Impact.
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 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.
I joined Impact in 2014. My current role in finance allows me to connect with and support many colleagues across the region. My work has been enjoyable and worthwhile as I am able to contribute locally & regionally. I find Impact is a good place to work as there is a flexibility and work life balance. Working with a diverse team is fascinating. It is a place where you can be yourself and unique.
Using ten years L&D industry experience, I build trusted partnerships with clients to create detailed project plans for complex initiatives. I manage program execution and implementation, working with teams of consultants and coaches to ensure excellence. I co-lead our global knowledge management strategy, which transformed global collaboration and knowledge sharing. Being a mom of two young girls keeps everyday an adventure and in my spare time I love to golf.
My role is to manage all activities relating to the end-to-end implementation of client solutions. I collaborate with our global teams to ensure lean delivery. I get my energy from finding the most effective and efficient solutions whether that’s restoring classic cars, building computers or implementing multi modular programmes in several countries.