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 rely on both my unbridled curiosity and appetite for knowledge and exploration in my pursuit for continuous improvement. As an ambassador of the Impact brand, I harness this mindset to work effectively with my colleagues to increase our brand awareness and build mindshare in the marketplace. In my spare time, you can find me in the mountains skiing, hiking, and fly fishing with my wife and hound dog.
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.
I’m a filmmaker. I believe there are stories in everything and that everyone has a story to tell. Even the most ordinary people are extraordinary when you really get to know them!
I’ve been exploring the world since I was a young ‘un, there’s loads left to see. I like mountains, I don’t like the sea much, I suppose it’s alright to look at, but not to go in… Happy to discuss.
With more than 25 years experience, my work is primarily management consulting including OD, leadership development and executive, senior team development. I’m based in Boulder, Colorado, and serve a global role as Global Head of Solutions, and Americas Lead Design role. I design custom, immersive leadership challenges to realistically reflect emerging business issues. I also deliver organisational analysis and consulting focused on improving strategic execution.
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!
I have been working in the Tokyo office since 1997. My main role is to support the entire office and delivery of operations including booking venues for programmes and communicating with associate facilitators. Controlling finances, including the monthly report to UK, is also in my responsibility. I am very busy handing a variety of projects every day! I enjoy watching performing arts and especially love wonderful musical collections from Andrew Lloyd Webber.
I am responsible for the smooth running of the office and providing support to our close-knit team. With a background in design and marketing, I apply creatively to all facets in particular the development of presentations and proposals. I am passionate about health and well-being, practising yoga daily and surrounding myself with positive people which Is why I love working for Impact.
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 manage all Impact Italia accounting processes and love precision, tramezzini (look it up!) and silly jokes. I am also very appreciated for my former athletics experiences and I provide stretching sessions to all colleagues who need to exercise a bit after a long day in the office. I deal with a lot of internal and external stakeholders to make sure everything is ok with our clients, accounts, invoices and bills!
After seven years in the city, I've moved back up north to greener pastures. I’ve worked in business development across a broad range of sectors and company scales, particularly enjoying the challenge of identifying client’s needs and matching our capabilities to help create meaningful solutions. Outside of work, you can usually find me on a mountain bike, trying to untangle my climbing rope or with a snowboard on my feet – weather depending!
I am responsible for coordinating activities that relate to the end-to-end implementation of client solutions. I enjoy a challenge and I am organised, determined and highly motivated with a strong passion for learning and development. I lead a very healthy lifestyle participating in many outdoor activities particularly water related. This is why I love living in Australia and working for Impact International.
I have worked Impact Japan since 2003 and have progressed from sales manager to facilitator. I focus on developing leadership capabilities of middle managers and young people. I have been interested in the growth of people since majoring in psychology at university. As well as personal development, I want to concentrate on organisational development and workplace development. I like the culture of Impact International and enjoy my work.
I support delivery of high quality, safe and challenging programmes and keep the operations infrastructure in a safe and workable condition. I have been lucky to have worked in some amazing places around the world with some amazing colleagues and participants. Working from Base still takes some beating though! When not working I enjoy having adventures with my family, exploring the Lakes and keeping fit by running, climbing and riding my Cyclocross bike.
Tim (Lofty) Lofthouse
Developing the potential in people and organisation is my passion – it’s not my job! I love what I do and have the good fortune to work in Poland as an ex-pat British person and have been embraced into and fully embrace the wonder of Poland and the Polish people. Working with Top Teams in the wide range of multi-national and national organisations whom we are proud to call “customers”.
Sharne Van Der Burgh
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.
After many years in big Italian firms, I now help clients understand and achieve their development goals. In Impact since 2003, I have gained experience in HR processes, organisational consultancy, assessment, training and development of managerial competences and leadership. I love mountain biking, silly jokes, deep reading, socialising and…meditating too. Whenever you want to work hard while having fun, call me!
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.
I joined Impact in 2015 as the youngest member of the Impact Japan team. I enjoy the work we do in this great company and the way we work together. We provide a unique value to clients. We all value contributing to Impact, which makes us happy in life.
Passion, curiosity, experience, knowledge… all characteristics beautiful to share with the people we work with! Travelling with those who decide to choose the path of growing and living on a journey of awareness, reaching wellness, is a thrilling and wonderful challenge. What I love in and out of work? Challenges, adventure, nature - and spreading the energy they bring all around.
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.
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.
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.