I have worked at Impact Japan since 2015, coordinating the delivery of programmes. I support our consultants and delivery operations. What makes me happy is seeing my colleagues, clients and participants smile, as my job is supporting them. My hobby is collecting Starbucks Coffee mugs from around the world, although I don’t drink coffee personally!
Yukiko Asano (Coco)
I manage the end-to-end implementation of client solutions, sales and service. Prior to Impact I worked in the public sector where I gained experience in project and relationship management through partnership work with other public bodies and community organisations. I love going on outdoor adventures but I admit to being ‘fair-weather’ (and proud!) so on a wet day you can find me reading by a fire or in the kitchen testing out new recipes.
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.
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.
I am responsible for “Re-Born Strategy” in Impact Japan, I am passionate about developing people and our organisation by executing all Re-Born strategic agendas. As a facilitator, I love creating and sharing the precious moments together with executives and managers who are reflectively asking themselves what leadership they would like to realise in their life/work. What I love most is drinking after working hard to make effort in realising my vision.
Yoshinori (Yossi) Kaino
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.
Recently single, swipe right… Oh wait wrong profile. Ahem. I work as part of the Programme Management team and enjoy every second of Impact life! I love building relationships with external and internal people I work with. Handling logistics, and providing support to Programme Managers are just a few examples of daily life in the office.
I am devoted to applying theory, practical application and innovation to people development. As a lead designer and facilitator with 10+ years experience I deliver custom client solutions globally, from graduates to senior leaders, virtually or f2f. My insatiable curiosity stays satisfied by reading, research and exploring the world. I love the culinary arts and although I enjoy cooking, my passion is simply being the consumer of freshly made delectable dishes.
Manuel (Manny) Larenas
I started my career at a global automobile parts manufacturing company, where I got interested in people development. Currently I am enjoying my journey at Impact, improving my knowledge and skills, to find the best solutions for our clients. I enjoy travelling both in Japan and overseas. I like reading books and staying indoors, but also enjoy scuba diving and going outside to see friends and new experiences.
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!
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!
Over the past 16 years at Impact I've worked around the world with some truly wonderful people. I've been the lead facilitator on many large-scale initiatives focused on developing leadership capability, high performing teams and coaching. I love the outdoors, and spend many hours at the beach with my wife and daughter.
I like to do meaningful work, working together with clients to create something new and deeply valuable. The areas of change where I feel I contribute the most with my skills and strong business background are leadership development and agile transitions. I like to challenge myself in many ways, my favorite challenge is climbing high ice covered mountains.
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.
Having worked in L&D internationally since the early 90's, my focus is blending practical business acumen, people development and organisational change to create client solutions. I design and deliver solutions that leverage the positive aspects of a clients’ culture while challenging the structures that impede leadership capacity. In my spare time you’ll find me outside, I love exploring the world with my family.
Prior to Impact I worked as general manager assistant & program manager. And I gained experience in project and relationship management through the work. I met Impact China in June, 2018. Now I manage the end-to-end implementation of client solutions, sales and service.
I am a bold and vibrant multidisciplinary graphic designer, driven by the power of communication and how a piece of design can provoke thought, emotion and action. I aim to bring energy, raise questions, push boundaries and break rules. For me, the most vital part of my life is people. People, and the relationships we hold with one another, are everything.
I am like the Caulobacter crescentus (the strongest adhesive in nature), making sure our processes from program design to delivery all connect and exceed client expectation. I program manage through creating and driving our project plan, developing presentation materials, and coordinating on-site. Like the Caulobacter crescentus, I love to call anywhere near the water my home, enjoy adapting to new environments and making the best of any situation.
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!
I'm surrounded by gifted people who do anything for each other - I mean anything. I find this very humbling. Two decades at Impact have taught me the value of compassion, loyalty, striving for excellence in everything you do and always getting back up when you fall down. This has helped me gently hold that most elusive of holy grails, true meaning at work. I love and am gratefully centred by my wonderful family.
I was lucky enough to join as the third member of the US team in 2006 and have done almost every role in the business including design, delivery, sales support, project management and even bookkeeping! That breadth of experience has helped me in my current leadership role, it allows me to understand the business from multiple perspectives and focus on operational excellence. My nickname is Wiki because I can usually help find the answer!
Wendy Lee Berger
As a Marketing Manager I am responsible for building brand recognition of Impact brand in Poland, coordination of various marketing and communication related projects, event management, PR. I believe in Impact's mission, values, methodology and expertise, and I hope that thanks to my work more people will hear about great work we do. In private life a backpacker, travelling to discover, experience and learn how the world and people differ. Nature lover.
My role as a Program Manager in the Greenwich office is one behind the scenes, making sure the show we put on runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible, asking the questions no one has thought of and anticipating issues that have yet to happen. With a background in psychology and business, leadership and development is the perfect field for me. When I'm not working you can find me watching a documentary, drawing, listening to music, or enjoying the outdoors.
Leading the US finance department includes guiding my team, considering new ways for increased financial success, keeping the team financially informed and ensuring accurate reporting. I have a business/accounting degree and 15+ years experience as a CPA. I see myself as a finance skilled business partner rather than an accountant. I love spectator sports, food, wine, whisky, binge watching TV, travel, wood burning open fires and being outside in the fresh air.