As a PhD researcher, I have an interest in discovering new things. I’m currently on an adventure at Impact to explore leadership training. My background is within sport psychology, working with elite athletes to prepare and perform at their optimum. I support teams to become high performing teams. On my days off you will find me either playing or watching sport.
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’m passionate about learning and helping people get the best out of themselves. I spent over 10 years in Learning & Development with a Fortune 15 company helping develop and deliver programs to Executives, Middle Management, and Aspiring Leaders from all different parts of the business. I believe that understanding and leveraging diversity is one of the biggest strengths of any organization and I really enjoy helping groups work towards that reality.
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
At Impact I manage projects, build relationships with clients, organize events and support our super team by sharing motivation, creativity and a smile. At work and in private life, I pay attention to details, I value directness and minimalism. I am looking for inner peace through contact with nature, cinema and new hobbies. And good food.
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 joined in 1982 when the company was two years and totalled four people. I have had the great privilege of what seems like two parallel careers - helping to build and develop our business and working with clients to help them do the same with theirs. I love the variety of my role, that at Impact personal talent is more important than hierarchy, and that we have never waivered from our vision to make a positive difference in the world, through leadership development.
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.
I have been a coach and mentor for 3 years. I changed my profession thanks to the inspiration of one of Impact's facilitators during the programme I participated. I enjoy to support managers in their development while still remembering what it's like to be on the other side. I have been in their place for 20 years - starting from sales management, ending up as the President of the Board.
I have been supporting people in communication for 20 years. Initially as a consultant, currently as a trainer, coach, mediator. I am passionate about people and the complexity of human nature and like to help tame this complexity for a specific purpose. I have a lot of joy, sense of meaning and the impression that I am making the world a better place.
With more than 25 years experience, my work is primarily management consulting including OD, leadership development and executive, senior team development. I’m based in Boulder, Colorado, and serve a global role as Global Head of Solutions, and Americas Lead Design role. I design custom, immersive leadership challenges to realistically reflect emerging business issues. I also deliver organisational analysis and consulting focused on improving strategic execution.
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!
I am responsible for developing great client relationships and ensuring the successful rollout of our Australian programs. With a background in account management, content design and coaching, I love providing opportunities for people to see and realise their own potential. Collaborating to enable learning and development at the organisational level is a dream. When I’m not at work, you can find me teaching yoga or out in nature with my husband.
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.
In the last 25+ years I’ve worked with many great organisations and love being able to bring a breadth and depth of experience to my programs. I currently regularly travel across Asia consulting for clients and looking after our great people. I'm described as an Energiser Bunny, I bring energy into everything I do, even if I'm stepping off a 12-hour flight! I recover by spending time with my family and exploring the wilderness in NZ with a fishing rod.
I am one of the youngest people at Impact but one of the wisest. I help out in any way possible. Currently my main task is to help out with our annual festival of learning, Learnfest. I also help out with lead generation and prospecting. I like to see myself as an energetic person and easy to get on with. My main passions include football, being outdoors in general especially in the Lake District, and steak nights.
I have been working in L&D since 1992 and joined Impact in 2004, providing design, management, and delivery expertise to clients around the globe. Current initiatives have me consulting with clients from multiple business sectors to coach and facilitate the development of key leadership talent. I am also a past adventure consultant and professional rock climbing guide with numerous alpine and big wall ascents around the world.
I am happy to be responsible for creating and implementing new solutions as well as taking care of our clients and delivering adventurous programs. I see my purpose as working with people to help them be more aware of their power and inner wisdom and therefore to make our organisations and communities stronger. I get my energy from time with my gorgeous family, biking, reading in a hammock, listening and dancing to the music.
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.
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.
I have a global role around developing and sharing our learning practice, which I combine with designing and delivering some of our more complex client solutions. I have developed and pioneered ‘Solution Mapping’ – Impact’s consultancy framework, and specialise in evaluation strategies, as well as designing leadership action based simulations. I'm Impact’s unofficial Chief Cartoonist and, wherever possible, I use cartoons to bring insights and concepts to life.
When taking time out of studying I knew Impact was the place for me to pursue my interest in the human mind. With leadership, change and sustainable innovation there are so many schools of thought to consider, the dominant paradigms of which are changing daily. I aim to filter all of this and use key findings to help Impact remain at the forefront of its field. As a result, I really do learn something every day!
After many years in business environment, leading sales and operating teams, I decided to share my knowledge and practice as a coach and facilitator. Becoming Impact consultant enabled me to support leaders and talents in developing their leadership with a solid dose of the "fun factor" that Impact programs provide.