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Meet the team

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

Jackie Carter

Jackie Carter

Global Client Solutions Manager, UK

Jackie Carter

Global Client Solutions Manager, UK

My passion is for partnering with clients to understand what success looks like for them and identify development solutions that make a lasting difference. Many years in corporate, L&D and business school roles have given me helpful insights into how individuals and organisations learn. My other joys are my family, walking and you might even find me in the gym!

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Hannah Jackson, Impact International

Hannah Jackson

Head of Programme Management, UK

Hannah Jackson

Head of Programme Management, UK

I manage programmes globally from sale to completion, and inspire and develop our programme management team, ensuring we deliver what the client needs whilst still retaining fun and a sense of humour. My most important responsibility is being the holder of the office treats jar; which I take very seriously! I love spending time with my son and Fiancée (when they’re on best behaviour) and I am currently planning my wedding extravaganza in the beautiful town of Sitges.

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Grahame Broadbelt

Head of Global Communications, Research and Development

Grahame Broadbelt

Head of Global Communications, Research and Development

My role is to curate our knowledge and understanding of how individuals and organisations learn to help our clients confidently choose us. I have an eclectic mix of cross sector leadership experience at CEO/MD and other levels alongside think-tank research and group facilitation skills. I am well known for going off on one despite years of meditation and aikido and can intentionally overuse the word ‘love’.

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Lisa Priore Impact

Lisa Priore

Finance Administrator, Americas

Lisa Priore

Finance Administrator, Americas

I am a highly experienced Accounting and Financial Management professional with expertise in problem solving, business communications, project management and customer relationships. I’m an enthusiastic leader, successful in liaising across all levels, handling confidential information and managing multiple priorities. I enjoy attending live events; cheering on my favourite sporting teams, watching my friend’s rock band, and supporting my daughter’s dance team.

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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.

Luke Birkill Impact International

Luke Birkill

Business Development Executive, UK

Luke Birkill

Business Development Executive, UK

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!

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Lou McDonald Impact

Lou McDonald

Head of Marketing, UK

Lou McDonald

Head of Marketing, UK

Sum myself up in a paragraph? There’s a challenge! And maybe a good starting point. I like challenge. I like the challenge of grabbing attention with interesting, useful and relevant marketing. From a new website or re-brand to a sell-out festival, for me it’s all about customer first. I like a physical challenge too, and the challenge of how long I can last without listening to music!

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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.

Katarzyna Romanowicz, Impact Poland

Katarzyna Romanowicz

Senior Consultant, Poland

Katarzyna Romanowicz

Senior Consultant, Poland

I am a consultant, trainer, PCC ICF coach and facilitator with over 13 years of experience. I support and inspire people to better communicate with each other – be it within a team, with clients or with employees. As a psychologist, I help my clients discover the mechanisms that influence their challenges and successes. I am a fan of active lifestyle – cycling and hiking, as well as cooking and spending time with my family.

Kathyann Waple Impact

Kathyann Waple

Head of Digital Transformation, UK

Kathyann Waple

Head of Digital Transformation, UK

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.

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Sara Baranzini, Impact Italia

Sara Baranzini

Senior Consultant, Italy

Sara Baranzini

Senior Consultant, Italy

I have experience as an HR Manager in multinational and Italian companies, managing L&D, recruitment, employees relations, coupled with across-the-board experience in consultancy projects on those subjects. Since 2013 I have been supporting organisations to change with a focus on learning and development with main focus on leadership, individual effectiveness, business coaching and change management.

 

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Itsuyo Watanabe, Japan

Itsuyo (Barbara) Watanabe

Consultant, Japan

Itsuyo (Barbara) Watanabe

Consultant, Japan

As a consultant, I like Impact's programmes because every one of our projects could make the participants think deeply about their issues in the workplace, and move forward for their business success. I am excited when exploring a solution for my clients' current and future business challenges. Besides my job, I like cooking, travelling, fine arts, musicals, Japanese KABUKI, opera etc.

July Wan, Impact

July Wan

Programme Manager, China

July Wan

Programme Manager, China

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.

Julie Robinson, Impact International

Julie Robinson

HR Manager, UK

Julie Robinson

HR Manager, UK
I have the privileged position of sourcing our clever and creative talent pipeline. I assist with inductions and support managers in ensuring our people are happy and our policies are in place. Outside of work my teenagers and beautiful boxer dogs keep me busy. I enjoy cycling, piloxing, yoga and photography.
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Holly Higham Impact International

Holly Higham

Marketing Campaigns Manager, UK

Holly Higham

Marketing Campaigns Manager, UK

I'm passionate about communicating Impact's brilliant uniqueness and driving brand awareness through integrated marketing campaigns. I love building relationships with clients face-to-face when delivering events like Learnfest and via curating print and digital communications like Feedback magazine. Always enthusiastic and creative, I live for learning, arts, adventures, travel and cake!

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Carly Ann Jewitt, Impact International

Carly Ann Jewitt

HR and Learning & Development, UK

Carly Ann Jewitt

HR and Learning & Development, UK

I'm a strong believer in what we do at Impact and I enjoy meeting clients to showcase our offerings and unique capabilities. Impact has given me opportunities to be myself, develop and grow. I’m passionate about learning and recently combined this with my interest in HR to gain a CIPD qualification, which has enabled me to support Impact’s HR projects. In my free time I love socialising with my friends and family and keeping fit at the gym.

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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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Daniele Filzi, Impact Italy

Daniele Filzi

Operations Manager, Italy

Daniele Filzi

Operations Manager, Italy

With over 20 years at Impact, I've contributed to the design and delivery of over a thousand programmes. And what if the secret of success is to continue to refine something even if you've done it dozens of times? Outside of work, I like gardening and interior design. I live on the crest of an extinct volcano, with the Mediterranean Sea to my west. After sunset I keep fit by jogging around a golf course.

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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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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Adele Blakebrough Impact

Adele Blakebrough

Non-Executive Director

Adele Blakebrough

Non-Executive Director
Dedicated to leading social enterprises, I’ve been awarded an MBE as well as the prestigious BITC Sieff Award for engaging business for social benefit. I currently balance supporting Impact as a non-executive board member with being a member of Nesta’s Center for social action Innovation advisory board, and leading Social Business Trust as CEO.
Philip Woo, Impact

Philip Woo

Business Development Manager, Singapore

Philip Woo

Business Development Manager, Singapore

With more than 15 years of experience in business development, I continue to play to my strength in strategising and building relationships with our clients to improve their business results. I am a dragon boater. A sport where you will be physically fatigued and mentally challenged. Despite the intensity of paddling and competitive sports, we have to persevere to keep the boat moving and now, I am moving towards excellence with Impact.

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Bruce Landry, Impact

Bruce Landry

Senior Consultant, Americas

Bruce Landry

Senior Consultant, Americas

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.

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Maggie Pearce, Impact International

Maggie Pearce

Head of Strategic Innovation, UK

Maggie Pearce

Head of Strategic Innovation, UK

I have a global role around developing and sharing our learning practice, which I combine with designing and delivering some of our more complex client solutions. I have developed and pioneered ‘Solution Mapping’ – Impact’s consultancy framework, and specialise in evaluation strategies, as well as designing leadership action based simulations. I'm Impact’s unofficial Chief Cartoonist and, wherever possible, I use cartoons to bring insights and concepts to life.

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