Escaping the Impact Trap: Building business resiliency in impact driven organizations by focusing less on impact

Kendall Clifton-Short May 14, 2021

If the global pandemic taught us anything, it was that the search for meaning from work is real.  


Yet ironically, the experience of working for an impact driven organization can feel anything but meaningful as people are asked to sacrifice joy in the name of driving impact.  


The resiliency of any business is underpinned by a focus on Profit, Impact AND Joy, where Joy is the opportunity to grow and develop within an rewarding employee experience. 


With too many ambitious impact driven leaders unwilling to invest in culture – afraid it will reduce their capacity to drive impact, they miss out on the infinite value of their people as assets to growth.  They block the creativity fueled by empowered employees and don’t take advantage of opportunities that emerge when people can face challenges and step forward together.


Join us for a deep dive into harnessing your culture as a key driver of impact, profit and joy, and future proofing your organization in an ever changing world


We will hear from several Impact driven business leaders and explore the keys to:

* Building a strong but flexible foundation that anchors your people in the behaviours that strengthen  your impact. 

* Stepping into human centered leadership and have it unleash potential in others

* Cultivating a diverse and equitable employee experience that unlocks mutual value


Participants will leave the session with a tangible action plan, having applied concepts to their own business.



Meta Themes

  • Stakeholder Economics & Leadership

  • Social Entrepreneurship

  • Equity & Inclusion


Leadership, Impact driven business, purpose driven business,

Purpose and Desired Outcome

Escape the Impact trap that prevents growth in the social enterprise sector and leave with a clear action plan supporting you to harness culture as a driver of growth in your business.


  • Corporate & SME

  • Artists & Culture-makers

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Accelerators & Incubators


  • NameKendall Clifton Short
  • TitlePartner
  • OrganizationWithin People
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameAmanda Diehl
  • TitleFounder
  • OrganizationSky Oro
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameJeff Melnyk
  • TitleFounding Partner
  • OrganizationWithin People
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameLaurie Bennett
  • TitleFounding Partner
  • OrganizationWithin People
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameEmma
  • TitleGilchrist
  • OrganizationThe Narwhal
  • StatusInvited
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