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!
During 35 years in Impact I have specialised in leadership development, working with every imaginable kind of organisation; meanwhile, at IFLAS I am Professor of Sustainability Leadership. In both roles, I am driven by the urgent need for change in the nature and purpose of business education. My tendency to scepticism, especially about leadership, began to take shape when I was expelled from school, a career high-point not since surpassed.
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?
Originally from the UK, over 25 years I’ve held Impact leadership roles in Asia and America whilst partnering with clients to fulfil their ambitions. My focus is creating organisations where people thrive and have the motivation to generate greater success - to do great work that connects people to things that matter. I'm always looking for the next adventure on a bike, in the sea or mountains. In work and play my passions are being adventurous, ambitious and real.
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.
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.
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.
In my early career I practised as an architect in the UK and Japan. This taught me a huge amount about being curious, creative and professional to solve clients' needs. For the last 18 years I've worked globally on developing innovative world-class solutions that delight and excite clients. It's been an incredible journey from Tokyo, to Bangkok, to Paris, to New York and of course Windermere - our HQ! I love it!
I’ve been many in my working life: an HR Director, an entrepreneur, a leader, a coach, a salesman, a visionary, a confidant, a manager. And a friend. And I am still excited (and sometimes anxious) when I meet a new group of people. I genuinely enjoy it! This is the reason I'll probably work for another decade!
Before Joining Impact in 2002 I worked as an outdoor guide for nature tourism, kayaking and trekking in the ocean and forest. Using this experience, my strengths are in creating and coordinating programmes that provide learning experiences through outdoor activities. Beyond this role I wear several different hats, such as managing our website and managing H&S. Personally, I love to do challenging journeys by sea kayak and bike in many countries.
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.
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.
I am all about meaningful relationships. I’m good at detail but love the big picture. Business strategy excites me and implementation more so! My role is to head up our digital strategy and take Impact’s experiential face to face practice in to the digital world, strengthening our blended programme work and building digital solutions that serve our clients’ needs in these times of exponential change. I’m a daughter, sister, aunty, wife and mum.
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.
Annie's easygoing interpersonal style, high flexibility and adaptability, and customer-oriented focus has enabled her to quickly establish trust with customers. With more than 13 years experience in the industry, Annie responsibilities revolve around the end-to-end design and implementation of client programmes.
Living in a modern world made me truly passionate about supporting organizations in change. At my current role I work with clients designing and delivering strategic workshops, leadership culture change programs and talent solutions. As a certified assessor I also run assessment and development centers for all management levels including executive level.
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.
I co-founded Impact in 1980 to explore adventure and experiential learning in people development. It worked! We now inspire and develop people worldwide. Shared values, a common purpose and a spirit of adventure bind us together. With over 200 colleagues working in the UK, Europe, America and Asia Pacific, we have a solid reputation for enabling clients to build leadership capacity and navigate complex change. To stay grounded, I rear rare breed cattle and sheep.
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.
I help people gain insights into themselves and their team so they can improve as individuals and work more effectively together. As a facilitator I create the right learning environment and work alongside participants providing a balance of challenge and support. I bring over 20 years of senior leadership experience. I love learning, the outdoors and am fascinated with horses. I live on a small farm with my wife and two teenage children, and a herd of horses.
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.
Since joining Impact in 1999 life became very interesting for me! I am meeting fascinating people every day, I am privileged to peek into their daily challenges and successes. Executive teams, line managers, and employees - I love to have a full picture, and inspire them to make their lives easier, less stressful, more productive or simply more fun! I couldn’t ask for a better job.
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.