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!
Since 2006 I have coordinated programme delivery. This involves meeting facilitators and consultants to design great modules, using creativity to ensure participants have profound learning experiences that add value to their organisation. I manage project set up and use technical skills such as abseil belaying. I have a teaching licence to teach PE. Now I enjoy working using my body, so I love to do exercise and jogging, swimming, gymnastics, and most outdoor things!
Having spent 20 years in a variety of senior HR roles across multiple sectors at different life cycle stages, I was ready for a change. My search to combine my greater purpose with my career landed me at Impact! I couldn’t be happier and love the variety of people, clients and the creativity we bring in the work we do. It’s great to be part of an organisation that builds organisations worth working for.
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.
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.
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!
I am responsible for our support team and coordinating the Warsaw office. I project manage, which includes monitoring facilitation, communicating with partners, background logistics and managing course equipment for our fantastic experiential projects. Since joining in 2005 my role has developed through office manager and H&S advisor. I love what I do and the people I work with. Personally, I am getting to know my young son and understand his world.
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.
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.
I love why Impact exist, which is to build organisations worth working for, I am excited to explore the journey with our clients. I love building effective client relationships both externally and internally, the people in Impact are passionate, motivated individuals and I love working here. I am always out and about whether it is running around after my niece or walking the fells or working out in the gym, happy, happy, happy!
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.
My role is varied, whether it’s establishing a new client partnership, building client relationships, organising ThinkTank, planning marketing strategy, sourcing social partners or managing delivery of our strategic projects…I am always there. I’m a family person and the biggest fan of my little daughter who is just discovering the world. I enjoy accompanying her on this journey and showing her wonderful places and activities - sports and travel.
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.
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.
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!
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
For over 22 years, as a consultant, coach and partner, I support leaders, teams and organizations in the process of change. I am an "educational gadget-head.", sharing what I learn with others, because of my passion for people development. Privately my husband and I run “No Kill” fishing-field, building a community of exceptional people.
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’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.
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 a highly experienced Accounting and Financial Management professional with expertise in problem solving, business communications, project management and customer relationships. I’m an enthusiastic leader, successful in liaising across all levels, handling confidential information and managing multiple priorities. I enjoy attending live events; cheering on my favourite sporting teams, watching my friend’s rock band, and supporting my daughter’s dance team.
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.
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!