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Meet the team

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

Yasushi Igarashi, Impact International

Yasushi Igarashi

Co-ordinator, Japan

Yasushi Igarashi

Co-ordinator, Japan

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.

Gavin Shaw

Gavin Shaw

VP of Finance, Americas

Gavin Shaw

VP of Finance, Americas

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.

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Warangkana Posinsomwong

Warangkana (Lek) Posinsomwong

Asia Pacific Finance Director, Thailand

Warangkana (Lek) Posinsomwong

Asia Pacific Finance Director, Thailand

I'm based in Thailand, a country of beautiful islands, good food and nice people. I have a lot of fun working with people around the world. I have more than two decades of international finance and accounting experience. My real challenge is working with Inland Revenue offices in different countries! I love to explore the world through reading and travel and one day wish to have a little cafe where people can sit and have a coffee or few drinks and craft together.

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Brian Falcon, Impact Americas

Brian Falcon

Program Manager, Americas

Brian Falcon

Program Manager, Americas

I am a program manager located in sunny Florida. My background in hospitality gives a keen eye to being customer focused. I love that every day brings something new, whether it is supporting on a program or managing logistical details. Outside of work you’ll most likely find me running or nose deep in a book on the beach with my wife and our pup.

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Natassja Gale, Impact

Natassja Gale

Junior Graphic Designer (Zinco), UK

Natassja Gale

Junior Graphic Designer (Zinco), UK

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.

Stuart Kelly, PhD Researcher

Stuart Kelly

PhD Researcher and Learning ROI Analyst, UK

Stuart Kelly

PhD Researcher and Learning ROI Analyst, UK

As a PhD researcher, I have an interest in discovering new things. I’m currently on an adventure at Impact to explore leadership training. My background is within sport psychology, working with elite athletes to prepare and perform at their optimum. I support teams to become high performing teams. On my days off you will find me either playing or watching sport.

 

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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Alessandra Aloia, Italy

Alessandra Aloia

Office Support, Italy

Alessandra Aloia

Office Support, Italy

I am a dynamic and creative person. Fascinated by the know-how, the methodology and the passion that characterize every activity in Impact, I organize my tasks and engage myself in everything I do. I enjoy team-working to pursue the common targets: I cannot sit on my hands! I love adventure, novelty and change, as well as travelling and enriching myself with new emotions every day. Passionate about photography, I relax myself strolling with my dog, Byron.

Caitlin McClure, Impact Americas

Caitlin McClure

Consultant, Americas

Caitlin McClure

Consultant, Americas

I have been researching, teaching, studying, practicing, directing and performing improvised theater, applied improvisation, emotional intelligence and play since 1995. This fuels the passion I have for designing and facilitating experiential learning programs. My career includes both internal and external consulting on coaching, communications skills, and leadership for global companies. 

Camila Pontieri, Impact Australia

Camila Pontieri

Accounts Administrator, Australia

Camila Pontieri

Accounts Administrator, Australia

I am responsible for the accounting tasks. I have always loved working with numbers and after receiving my bachelor degree in accounting at ACU ( Australian Catholic University), I fell into something that I actually enjoy. I consider myself very organised with an excellent work ethic and with desire to constantly improve. I am originally from Brazil and love the beaches and tropical weather. 

Carrie Fritz Impact International

Carrie Fritz

Senior Program Manager, Americas

Carrie Fritz

Senior Program Manager, Americas

I'm passionate about helping those around me grow and develop. I utilize my knowledge of recruiting, onboarding and managing multiple complex projects and deadlines. I create project plans, manage client requests and relationships and create program materials. As a traveller at heart, I’ve visited 26 of the 50 US states, 11 foreign countries and 8 of the Caribbean islands. I love experiencing new cultures, enjoying the great outdoors and trying local cuisine.

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Lucy Gardner, UK

Lucy Gardner

Programme Co-ordinator, UK

Lucy Gardner

Programme Co-ordinator, UK

As a Programme Co-ordinator, the main focus of my role is to help organise and set up a variety of global programmes as part of the Programme Management team. I moved to the Lake District last year after spending the past few years living in various places in the UK and abroad. My favourite way to spend my time outside of work is travelling, but I love the fact that I can now live and work in such a beautiful place every day!

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Liam Richmond, Impact Australia

Liam Richmond

Senior Consultant, Australia

Liam Richmond

Senior Consultant, Australia

My passion is for developing people, teams and entire organisations. I am a specialist in improving sales and customer experience for enterprise (B2B) and retail businesses. I work collaboratively as part of multi-disciplinary teams to generate lasting results for global brands, through the implementation of large-scale change initiatives. I enjoy working with people from different cultures. 

Sachi Bid Impact

Sachi Bid

Marketing Specialist, Americas

Sachi Bid

Marketing Specialist, Americas

As Marketing Specialist, I use my past experiences in start-ups and agencies to implement different marketing activities throughout the business. I am passionate about all things creative. I believe in using the power of marketing to make a difference and Impact offers a unique proposition that does exactly this. I enjoy traveling and experiencing different cultures and foods. I will never say no to a new adventure!

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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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Richard Parker, Impact International

Richard Parker

Consultant, UK

Richard Parker

Consultant, UK

After several leadership positions in social enterprise, non-profit and retail, I recently fulfilled my ambition to work for one of my favourite world changing companies. Relocating from London to the Lakes has been a big step but the stunning landscape and numerous outdoor pursuits has meant I haven’t stopped exploring lakes, land and sea and I’m never short of a challenge. I use my experience and background in psychology to create organisations worth working for.

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Yoshinobu (Hosshan) Hosoki, Impact International

Yoshinobu (Hosshan) Hosoki

Delivery Quality Manager, Japan

Yoshinobu (Hosshan) Hosoki

Delivery Quality Manager, Japan

Being a manager of the delivery team in Impact Japan, I have been putting great effort and energy into realising our “Re-Born Strategy” from the delivery quality aspect. For my leadership style, creating trust is the most important factor. I support my team by creating trusting relationships, and as a facilitator, I use this quality to create a completely safe and open learning space in programmes. I love having a good time with people, drinking and karaoke.

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.

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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Sam Carey, Impact International

Samantha Carey

Head of Impact UK

Samantha Carey

Head of Impact UK

I love everything I do at Impact – meeting clients, developing relationships, seeing solution ideas become life-changing programmes, ensuring operations are smooth and effective, managing the numbers and creating a workplace full of happy, talented, passionate people. Since joining in 1990, Impact has shown me who I am and what I can do. I’m always doing something - active or relaxing, social or reflective, travelling or staying put - I just love life!  

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Verity Bellouere, Impact International

Verity Bellouere

Programme Manager, UK

Verity Bellouere

Programme Manager, UK

I look after clients from tender, right through to evaluation. Three of my four main clients are global, so it’s about managing time differences too. I am the 'go to' person for many other things as I've worked here since 1991. I'm open, honest and always have an opinion! Questions usually start with “you will know...” I like nothing more that being up a hill in the Lake District or French Alps and camping in Cornwall with family and friends.

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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Greg Bartlett - Impact International

Greg Bartlett

Senior Consultant, Australia

Greg Bartlett

Senior Consultant, Australia

I design, develop and manage solutions for key clients. I am passionate about helping people and businesses be at their best through practical and personal change. I love bringing innovative and challenging ideas to my work. I get my energy from time with my gorgeous family, my exciting work and my personal passion for sport and adventure.

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Tim Raw Impact

Tim Raw

Head of Client Services, Asia

Tim Raw

Head of Client Services, Asia

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.

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