Lucky me, I have a job that allows me to be a Human Doing and a Human Being. I love connecting and building relationships with people through my work. I appreciate what I have rather than what I don’t have. Photography has been my passion since I was young! I love capturing people’s expressions, emotions and feelings.
As an expert in organisational and behavioral change, I have a long history of consultancy and helping professionals to become better versions of themselves. I’m still studying on a daily basis to enhance my approach to training and development (technical or interpersonal) for sustainable behavioural change. I use theory, proven methodologies, practical applications, coaching and innovation to make it happen. I love the outdoors, beauty and life!
I was an associate for Impact for 21 years before becoming part of the full-time team. I love the sense of fun, friendship, camaraderie and the way Impact works. Oh, by the way I’m on the Technical Support Team – ropes and boats, programme design and logistics and lots of other things too. I love my job, get loads of out of it, meet lots of amazing people and learn new things all the time – how lucky am I?
I have worked at Impact Japan since 2015, coordinating the delivery of programmes. I support our consultants and delivery operations. What makes me happy is seeing my colleagues, clients and participants smile, as my job is supporting them. My hobby is collecting Starbucks Coffee mugs from around the world, although I don’t drink coffee personally!
Yukiko Asano (Coco)
Over the past 16 years at Impact I've worked around the world with some truly wonderful people. I've been the lead facilitator on many large-scale initiatives focused on developing leadership capability, high performing teams and coaching. I love the outdoors, and spend many hours at the beach with my wife and daughter.
I am responsible for knowledge management, new solutions and coordinating associates. An active coach, psychologist and psychotherapist, I have over 20 years experience as HR manager with orientation on quality and business-context solutions. I have a broad knowledge about HR processes, policies and tools, verified by implementation. I am a mother of a teenage boy and in my free time I love going to concerts and jazz singing.
My main role in the Americas is to prospect and generate new business. In addition to prospecting I set up appointments in order to help better qualify potential clients in the scoping phase. I have a background in advanced management and leadership. Outside of work I love to work out, catch a good concert, and spend time outside.
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.
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.
I joined in 1982 when the company was two years and totalled four people. I have had the great privilege of what seems like two parallel careers - helping to build and develop our business and working with clients to help them do the same with theirs. I love the variety of my role, that at Impact personal talent is more important than hierarchy, and that we have never waivered from our vision to make a positive difference in the world, through leadership development.
I thrive on diversity. My choices have led me to where I am today. Change is a constant and I love it. I believe that we are never too old to change, and there’s nothing that can’t be changed, if you put your mind to it. Start simple. Just start. Working at Impact allows me to experience, challenge and grow. Outside of work, I am a keen baker and love to entertain. Moving and settling in the Lake District from South Africa has been a positive life changing experience.
I love exploring issues that my clients face and helping to find practical solutions. My other roles include developing Impact’s thinking around leadership and team development, and using systemic perspectives to encourage responsible leadership in business and society. Convincing, articulate and credible as a facilitator, I'm passionate about helping people realise their full potential...including myself! I love ski-mountaineering and any ways to access wild places.
Dr Karen Jaques
I manage and conduct activities related to the end-to-end implementation of client solutions, sales and service. With a focus on programme delivery, I work with a range of global clients ranging from graduates to senior leaders. In my free time, you’ll catch me out and about in the Lake District, planning mad adventures and playing netball.
After several years in the digital marketing industry I was keen to utilise my management skills and develop our in-house fully-integrated digital marketing agency, Zinco. Outside of work I’m a crafty creative but will quite happily swap cosy fireside afternoons for long, sunny walks with my trusty Labrador Saffy.
As marketing coordinator my role involves working across a broad range of marketing activities from branding and events to digital campaigns and more! I am lucky enough to live in the beautiful English Lake District and in my spare time you’ll find me outside exploring, cycling in the summer and on the slopes in winter!
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.
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.
As a professional psychologist, I’m passionate about minds and personalities, and enjoy exploring personal differences and styles…to me, discovering differences is a life journey. My work as a Consultant offers a unique opportunity to deliver meaningful and memorable experiences, while showcasing my ability to communicate metaphorically to illustrate multifaceted concepts, and challenging others in a positive way with my personal motto – “keep thinking”.
As a former client, I jumped at the chance to work with Impact in 2002 and pursue my passion for inspiring others to realise their potential. I’m an avid reader and love to incorporate my learning into the leadership development programmes that I deliver; recent topics of interest include applied neuroscience & gender dynamics. Dogs feature widely in my life outside of work.
I love the variety of my role, working with global clients on complex projects and learning from inspiring Impact people, no two days are the same. I’m responsible for the quality of customer service, building excellent client relationships, providing commercial strategies with meticulous project scoping and planning, alongside first class solution delivery and evaluation. I love the outdoors; walking, running or camping with our two boys and crazy cocker spaniel.
I joined Impact after a long work experience in airline business and HRD business. After working with hundreds of people I became convinced in the power of fun which I believe drives us to advance. Impact is a unique place where I can share that power with more people.
Koji Fukuta (Hook)
As someone with extensive experience in growing and transforming businesses in a variety of leadership roles, I now get to share my passion and knowledge with others. I enjoy working with a diverse group of leaders in a cross section of industries to collaboratively solve their L&D problems. Away from work, I coach a men’s rugby team in the greater New York area, and last year we made it through to a top four placing in America.