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
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.
My job is managing financial issues: reports, financial simulations, payments, also preparing contracts for clients, associates, employees and much much more… from coordinating travel arrangements to organising internal meetings and workshops. I love working with Impact people – I’ve worked here since 2003 and have no plans to move! I’m crazy about my small bit of land near the river and forests where I travel almost every weekend with my family and friends.
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.
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.
As the Marketing Manager I am responsible for growing Impact’s brand awareness in the marketplace. Before joining Impact, I worked at several technology companies improving my skills in digital, strategic business development and marketing. I enjoy working with talented people who are passionate about what they do. Love running, playing the piano and landscape painting.
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.
Having worked at Impact's UK HQ and Tokyo office, I have been heading up Impact China and developing new business in China and Asia Pacific since 2009. As a professional consultant, I have over fifteen years of management experience covering strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, business development, and worldwide operational excellence. I am extensively involved in the development and delivery of talent development projects at all levels of organisations.
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.
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.
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.
People are amazing. We have so much going on and yet we are capable of such incredible things. I’m incredibly grateful to work with amazing people, helping them learn, grow, and maximise their potential. Based in beautiful NZ, I work with a fascinating mix of clients throughout Asia. When not immersed in my work, I love spending time in nature with my wonderful family.
Since joining Impact Thailand in 2006, I have been more energetic and enthusiastic to come to work. It is the best workplace that I can be myself. Everyday at work is great for me.
Chantana Prapasri "FG"
As resourcing manager I drive business processes to improve efficiency, maintain quality relationships with our teams of global consultants and ensure the best strategic fit is sourced for all our clients. I love that we operate in fast paced environment, always requiring you to be one step ahead and I value the connections we have globally as these add such diversity to our daily business operations.
Find a job you love and you will never work a single day in your live! I do everything from managing the business, to inspiring people and helping clients to develop as sustainable business in which the quality of leadership is crucial. People describe me as a passionate and fast moving person, able to quickly connect to the culture and the needs of each organisation and to co-design powerful solutions. I love adventure which is about saying “yes” to life.
I support the growth of business professionals. Sometimes, when having some skills is not enough for a manager to be effective or happy, the best approach is to recognize the key issues and work toward overcoming the limiting assumptions, developing new approach or strengthening other assets. As a coach, I apply questions, challenges, experimental techniques, but also analysis, advice, individual training.
In my role I am able to leverage the experience I have in my years as an L&D Specialist. I flourish in environments where I'm able to uncover opportunities to develop people and organisations in line with their vision and strategy. Outside of work I can be found in the English Lake District with a flask of tea, my husband, my son and my dog!
I am a non-executive board member of both Impact and the National Theatre of Wales. My background is in leading technology organisations, including running global transformational change projects at Sony and Motorola. I am committed to social responsibility having led award-winning Solarcentury, the UK’s fastest growing energy company, and SunnyMoney, an organisation that distributes solar lighting in the most needy off-grid communities in Africa.
I see life as a gift and a journey. I bring in my backpack some of the experiences I had the luck to live: nuclear engineering, 25 years as manager in various industries in various parts of the globe. And then Impact. I feel excited when I see the very essence of situations emerge: in individuals, groups, communities, organisations. I am fond of endurance sports and a passionate soul explorer.
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.
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!