IMPACT INTERNATIONAL is an all-custom leadership development firm with global capability across the Americas, UK, EMEA and Asia. We are 265 consultants operating in 50 countries and speaking 30 languages, serving global clients for 34 years.
Impact's solutions focus on developing leaders and key talent using a pull behavioural (vs content push) model, and a business-oriented experiential learning approach. In contrast to academic/cognitive, model-led approaches that teach 'about' leadership, Impact creates powerful leadership development experiences that require participants to demonstrate and utilize their current leadership mindset, skills and behaviors to address both current and emerging strategic challenges. They must step up and 'bring it' in a dynamic and fluid development climate that is rich in peer consulting, feedback and coaching in the moment.
We partner with our clients to create development that is aligned to the needs of the business, anchored to business strategy, key business drivers, current leadership challenges, and company values. By focusing development on real issues, participants don't struggle to 'connect the dots' between 'training' and their real lives back at work. Impact's approach delivers behavioral development that transfers to the job because it is all about participants' current leadership and business challenges. Impact designs learning development as an engine for driving strategic alignment, leadership agility, talent engagement, innovation, global mindset, cross-boundary collaboration, market creation and new business strategies.
We utilize innovative methodologies such as Live Immersive Leadership Challenges that operate in real-time - not computer-based - where participants must collaborate effectively to reconcile competing stakeholder demands, overcome ambiguity, manage ethical dilemmas and solve real business problems under intense deadline pressure and executive scrutiny.
Our program architectures frequently include custom designed Business Action Learning Projects, which are completed virtually over several months alongside participants' full-time jobs. Impact partners with our clients to design these in a way that achieves a 'double win' for the organization: the L&D win, by developing targeted leadership competencies; and the business impact win, as participants are challenged to identify and deliver viable projects addressing key strategic priorities and producing tangible business benefits with measurable ROI.
To help our clients gain perspectives on current/emerging organizational challenges, Impact designs and facilitates In-Market Journey Experiences enabling participants in a leadership program to compare their current organizational practices with strategies being used by other organizations in a non-competing space. This is especially useful for stimulating innovation, global mindset and customer excellence.
Impact also uses a methodology called Community Action Learning to align the Talent agenda with the Corporate Responsibility agenda. In a CAL program, participants develop leadership and team skills in the course of delivering a business project benefitting a non-profit community partner another 'double win' for Impact's corporate clients.
Impact provides a broad range of capability; from custom design/global delivery of end-to-end, multi-modular, multi-year leadership development solutions; to smaller scale leadership programs; to blended solutions where the client requires the right balance of live classroom and virtual experiential learning.
Top 20 Lists
2015 LTEN Excellence Awards - Finalist in Learning Content
2015 CLO Learning in Practice Awards - Excellence in Gaming and Simulations
2015 Brandon Hall Excellence Awards - Best in Content
2014 CLO Learning in Practice Awards - Excellence in Blended Technology
2014 Brandon Hall Excellence Awards - Best Use of Blended Learning
2013 Bersin by Deloitte WhatWorks Awards - Developing Tomorrow's Leaders
2011 CLO Learning in Practice Awards - Excellence in Content (Leadership Development)