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Meet the team

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

Dan Jones, Impact International

Dan Jones

Film Maker, UK

Dan Jones

Film Maker, UK

I bring my passion for photography and film-making to work, creating people development and marketing films. I like many types of cheese, with my favourite probably being Wensleydale with some sort of dried fruit in it. Sometimes with crackers. And chutney. Maybe a glass of wine… What was I supposed to be writing about again?

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Scott Rose, Impact International

Scott Rose

VP Consulting, Americas

Scott Rose

VP Consulting, Americas

My first Impact memory is watching managers rope-jump off bridges whilst helping out in my 1991 school holiday. My adventure continues as a part of the Americas Leadership Team leading our Consulting Services function. Clients say my style is 100% engaging and that I bring rooms to life with my passion, energy and can do attitude. I love helping others make a difference in the world, and am a passionate cyclist, runner and Dad to my two young boys.

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Simon Wagstaff

Simon Wagstaff

Senior Consultant, UK

Simon Wagstaff

Senior Consultant, UK

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.

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Natalia Morales - Impact International

Natalia Kitchen

Programme Manager, UK

Natalia Kitchen

Programme Manager, UK

As a Programme Manager, I oversee the end-to-end implementation of client solutions for several accounts. I like to keep my brain active and have a high energy for keeping things moving forward, which is really helpful in this role. Whilst sometimes I think that I would like to spend every day running around Disney World with bright eyes and no troubles, I know my life of adventuring in the Lake District is a very lucky reality.

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Helen Hibbot Impact International

Helen Hibbott

Head of Impact Asia

Helen Hibbott

Head of Impact Asia

It’s my privilege to manage Impact across Asia: and even the endless plane travel doesn’t dampen my enthusiasm for the brilliant work we do here for our Clients. R&R for me is a glass of wine and stalking my teenagers on social media…

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Steven Nishida, Impact Americas

Steven Nishida

Senior Consultant, Americas

Steven Nishida

Senior Consultant, Americas

A lifelong passion for learning and leadership brought me to Impact, and I couldn't be happier with my decision. As a designer, facilitator, and thought partner, I embrace a scholar-practitioner mindset, running to the issues and engaging others with clarity, empathy, and authenticity. My favorite activity of each day is laughing, playing, and making up bedtime stories with my kids. They're hilarious!

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 Dave Johnson Impact UK

Dave Johnson

Senior Graphic Designer (Zinco) UK

Dave Johnson

Senior Graphic Designer (Zinco) UK

I’m a member of Zinco, Impact’s in-house graphic design and web development team. My main focus is account management for our biggest external client. I design new concepts and pro-actively organise recurring projects. At home, my main pastime is trying to rein in my ever expanding guitar collection. It isn’t working.

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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Kiyoshi Uemura Impact International

Kiyoshi Uemura

Project Designer, Japan

Kiyoshi Uemura

Project Designer, Japan

Having joined Impact Japan in 1993, my main role is company cook and carpenter. I cook lunch every couple of months by request. As carpenter, I work on refurbishing our office and equipment used in our projects. I occasionally join our delivery team to offer technical support on programmes. I have experience facilitating for Sony, Canon, Japan rail and more, plus Eclipse management for sales and delivery. My hobby is down river kayaking.

Hannah Irwin - Impact International

Hannah Irwin

Content Marketer, UK

Hannah Irwin

Content Marketer, UK

An important element of my role is entering awards for Impact and for the inspirational work we do with our clients. I also write and edit content for our weekly newsletter, 'In Good Company'. I have many years of Impact experience as well as a professional marketing qualification. I care a lot about the work I do, the people I work with and the environment around me. I love being outdoors, I love living in the Lakes and feel lucky to be bringing my family up here.

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Elisa Zanfagna, Impact Italia

Elisa Zanfagna

Consultant, Italy

Elisa Zanfagna

Consultant, Italy

Passion, curiosity, experience, knowledge… all characteristics beautiful to share with the people we work with! Travelling with those who decide to choose the path of growing and living on a journey of awareness, reaching wellness, is a thrilling and wonderful challenge. What I love in and out of work? Challenges, adventure, nature - and spreading the energy they bring all around.

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David Cooper, Impact International

David Cooper

Senior Consultant, Americas

David Cooper

Senior Consultant, Americas

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.

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Daniele Filzi, Impact Italy

Daniele Filzi

Operations Manager, Italy

Daniele Filzi

Operations Manager, Italy

With over 20 years at Impact, I've contributed to the design and delivery of over a thousand programmes. And what if the secret of success is to continue to refine something even if you've done it dozens of times? Outside of work, I like gardening and interior design. I live on the crest of an extinct volcano, with the Mediterranean Sea to my west. After sunset I keep fit by jogging around a golf course.

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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Lisa Priore Impact

Lisa Priore

Finance Administrator, Americas

Lisa Priore

Finance Administrator, Americas

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.

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Sam Williams, Impact

Sam Williams

Consultant, UK

Sam Williams

Consultant, UK

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. 

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Claire Hewick, Impact

Claire Hewick

Support, UK

Claire Hewick

Support, UK

I was an associate for Impact for 21 years before becoming part of the full-time team. I love the sense of fun, friendship, camaraderie and the way Impact works. Oh, by the way I’m on the Technical Support Team – ropes and boats, programme design and logistics and lots of other things too. I love my job, get loads of out of it, meet lots of amazing people and learn new things all the time – how lucky am I?

Helen Minett, Impact International

Helen Minett

Accounts, UK

Helen Minett

Accounts, UK

I’ve been at Impact since 2012 and work on the accounts for both Impact UK and the three hotels. Impact gives me flexibility to work while bringing up my two children. I love spending time with my family, getting out and about with my dog and keeping fit.

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Karen Jaques Impact International

Dr Karen Jaques

Senior Consultant, UK

Dr Karen Jaques

Senior Consultant, UK

I love exploring issues that my clients face and helping to find practical solutions. My other roles include developing Impact’s thinking around leadership and team development, and using systemic perspectives to encourage responsible leadership in business and society. Convincing, articulate and credible as a facilitator, I'm passionate about helping people realise their full potential...including myself! I love ski-mountaineering and any ways to access wild places.

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Ted Gemmell Impact

Ted Gemmell

SVP Global Client Services, Americas

Ted Gemmell

SVP Global Client Services, Americas

With 20 years of L&D and OD consulting experience my role includes everything from proposal development to managing global projects involving leadership development and change initiatives. As a strategic business partner, I help clients improve business results via custom solutions that align talent development with business drivers. On weekends I'll be cheering at my two sons' football games or riding my John Deere tractor in pursuit of the elusive perfect lawn.

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Zuzanna Naruszweicz, Impact Poland

Zuzanna Naruszewicz

Business Development & Sustainability, Poland

Zuzanna Naruszewicz

Business Development & Sustainability, Poland

I’m new to Impact and to the business in general. My area of focus is “Sustainability and Responsibility” and I am passionate about using my years long experience from the non-profit sector in my present job. In addition to that I support the team in any other possible way – in translations, formatting documents, gathering data, communication with associates. I love biking, backpacking and vegan cooking.

Paul Tribe, Australia

Paul Tribe

Senior Consultant, Australia

Paul Tribe

Senior Consultant, Australia

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.

Giuseppe Florimonte, Impact Italy

Giuseppe Florimonte

Managing Partner and Head of Sales, Italy

Giuseppe Florimonte

Managing Partner and Head of Sales, Italy

Father of three, happily married to one, manager of some, I love numbers and sales but I also like to ideate, design and deliver challenging programmes, either in training or consultancy. In Impact for more than 15 years, I still very much enjoy the consultancy process, especially account and client management. At work I am acknowledged (and sometimes blamed) for dreaming big and joking a lot!

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Jeremy Benton, Impact International

Jeremy Benton

CEO Impact Americas, and Global Commercial Director

Jeremy Benton

CEO Impact Americas, and Global Commercial Director

Having joined Impact UK in 1997 as a facilitator before establishing US operations in 2001, my passion lies in leading Impact’s business and partnering with clients to architect custom leadership development programs. I’m a British national, husband, father of four, outdoor enthusiast and mountaineer. I’m always seeking my next adventure, my greatest accomplishment (other than having four boys!) was summiting Everest in 2005.

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