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Meet the team

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

Hillary Lawless Impact

Hillary Lawless

Program Manager, Americas

Hillary Lawless

Program Manager, Americas

I am a program manager and I love that every day is different, from working on different tasks involved to make a program run smoothly to talking and meeting clients. I come from a hospitality background so I love the client facing aspect of my role here at Impact, as well as making sure every piece of the program is on schedule. Outside of work I am always doing something like teaching dance, travelling, and going to the beach!

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Abi Black Impact

Abi Black

Programme Manager, UK

Abi Black

Programme Manager, UK

As a Programme Manager I am responsible for the end-to-end implantation of our client solutions by managing and coordinating the client service teams. During my time at Impact I have worked with a broad mixture of clients and participants ranging from graduates to senior leaders. In my free time I enjoy spending time in the Lakes, planning my next holiday and spending time with friends and family.

Francesca Faretta, Impact Americas

Francesca Faretta

Program Manager, Americas

Francesca Faretta

Program Manager, Americas

My role as program manager in the Americas means taking each day as it comes and always learning something new. Whether it is interacting with clients or working on program logistics, each piece of this work is both exciting and rewarding! When I am not at work, you can find me relaxing at the beach (in the summertime!), traveling, baking something up in the kitchen, or just taking a leisurely walk outside.

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Vicki Percival Impact

Vicki Percival

Account Manager, UK

Vicki Percival

Account Manager, UK

My role is to create and sustain positive client relationships and ensure the successful implementation of global programmes. I work in partnership with my clients to develop customised solutions using our innovative approach to leadership. After five years living in different parts of the world I love being back in the Lakes, I spend most of my time indulging in great food with friends and exploring the beautiful place I get to call home.

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Don McKernan

Don Mckernan

Global Client Solutions Manager, UK

Don Mckernan

Global Client Solutions Manager, UK

My commercial career in Sales/Marketing and General Management was spent mainly with P&G and latterly Abbott Labs. I’m passionate about strategy, personal and team development and change management. I love cycling on both road and mountains, travelling and generally having fun with friends and family as father to four kids. I’m excited to work at Impact and add value in these changing times!

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Erin Tetarenko, Impact Australia

Erin Tetarenko

Senior Consultant, Australia

Erin Tetarenko

Senior Consultant, Australia

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.

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Joanna O'Reilly, Impact

Joanna O'Reilly

Business Development and Marketing Manager, Australia

Joanna O'Reilly

Business Development and Marketing Manager, Australia

I am responsible for shaping business development and marketing strategy, including determining marketing initiatives and managing internal and external events. As an authentic, personable and proactive person, I enjoy building relationships with HR professionals through various channels, with the hope to meet in person. I graduated in International Marketing, am a PADI Rescue Diver and have lived in three incredible cities; Paris, London and now Sydney. 

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Charlie Somers Cocks, Impact International

Charlie Somers Cocks

Senior Consultant and Head of Global Talent, UK

Charlie Somers Cocks

Senior Consultant and Head of Global Talent, UK

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.

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Yutaka Sugimoto, Impact International

Yutaka Sugimoto

Managing Director, Japan

Yutaka Sugimoto

Managing Director, Japan

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.

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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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Swarna Mabon Impact

Swarna Mabon

Account Manager, UK

Swarna Mabon

Account Manager, UK

I am a passionate Account Manager with experience across India and the UK. I love working with a diverse group of people to have a positive impact on our surroundings and challenge myself to do better. When not working, I am either cooking Indian food or traveling to embrace the world’s culinary delights. As Aristotle once said, ‘no great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness’, so I live by the philosophy of working hard and keeping the madness alive!

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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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Josh Williams Impact

Josh Williams

Support, UK

Josh Williams

Support, UK

I started at Impact as a shed stainer. I now spend most of my time in those glorified sheds as part of the operations team. We lead on the adventurous aspects of programme delivery and design whilst managing H&S, logistics, and transport. I spent 2016 with the great team in Manly, Sydney. The beaches and surfing was pretty good too. I enjoy the four seasons, pina coladas, long walks on the beach and my dog, Darcie, who occasionally listens to me.

Mark Sanders, Impact International

Mark Sanders

Stores and Transport Manager, UK

Mark Sanders

Stores and Transport Manager, UK

I manage equipment, projects and vehicles at our HQ. I have a certificate of competence in the inspection of personal protective equipment for adventure activities, level 3 qualification in transport managers professional competence and IOSH managing safely certificate. My sense of humour helps me to cope with a job which is at best dull. Playing guitar with the infamous Impact band "you get what you pay for" is simultaneously the moment I'm most and least proud of.

Simon Wheatley, Impact International

Simon Wheatley

Senior Consultant, UK

Simon Wheatley

Senior Consultant, UK

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.

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John Matthews - Impact International

John Matthews

Senior Consultant, UK

John Matthews

Senior Consultant, UK

I love being able to bring passion and experience to serve clients in some of the world's most progressive organisations - enabling leaders to perform to their best. I'm told I have an engaging and inquisitive style that connects easily and am particularly effective at getting people to see the wider context. I enjoy adventure and love nothing more than heading off to explore the wilderness with family and friends or tackling an unusual sporting challenge.

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Jo Appleby

Jo Appleby

Head of Partnerships, UK

Jo Appleby

Head of Partnerships, UK

I design projects to bring the Sustainable Development Goals to life and to get them into every programme we deliver. Globally. Universal in nature and relevant for all, the SDGs tackle the biggest issues facing our planet and everyone on it. I sit in the consultant team, support our Community Action Learning function and the wider Global Responsible Leadership Team and I’m the Impact UK representative for UNGC. I love running in the fells.

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Sam Parkin, UK

Samantha Parkin

Credit Controller, UK

Samantha Parkin

Credit Controller, UK

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.

 

Francesca Viti, Italy

Francesca Viti

Senior Consultant and Executive Coach, Italy

Francesca Viti

Senior Consultant and Executive Coach, Italy

With over 15 years of consulting experience I’ve supported many leading organisations and people in their journey of change and development. I’m focused on uncovering a client’s needs and satisfying them with a rigorous theoretical approach, intuition, strategic thinking and sensitive interpersonal style. I’m inspired by adventure and I love sailing, walking and nature.

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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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Pietro Tebaldi, Italy

Pietro Tebaldi

Consultant, Italy

Pietro Tebaldi

Consultant, Italy

As a professional psychologist, I’m passionate about minds and personalities, and enjoy exploring personal differences and styles…to me, discovering differences is a life journey. My work as a Consultant offers a unique opportunity to deliver meaningful and memorable experiences, while showcasing my ability to communicate metaphorically to illustrate multifaceted concepts, and challenging others in a positive way with my personal motto – “keep thinking”.

Tomoko Uryu, Impact International

Tomoko Uryu

R&D Specialist, Japan

Tomoko Uryu

R&D Specialist, Japan

I have used my multi-cultural background in a range of multinational organisations. I have supported diverse multicultural organisations in developing and localising strategies to instil & realise behavioural change at an organisational & individual level.
I have also contributed in HRD/OD solution development and localisation. Fluent in Japanese and English and with MA in Linguistics. Love gardening and pottery. 

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Rebecca Taylor - Impact International

Rebecca Taylor

Programme Manager, UK

Rebecca Taylor

Programme Manager, UK

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.

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Sarah Le Page - Impact International

Sarah LePage

Global Account Director, Americas

Sarah LePage

Global Account Director, Americas

My passion for creativity, excellence and relationships are the foundations of my role. I support Impact’s brand awareness, industry recognition and journey to create powerful, experiential learning interventions. I enjoy working in a collaborative, fast paced environment with first-class global colleagues. I am dedicated, efficient and always helpful. Based in Boulder Colorado, you can find me skiing, climbing, hiking, biking, and finding new culinary experiences.

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