About our

Team

Impact Instruction group team

Amy Franko

Founder & President

Amy Franko founded Impact Instruction Group in 2007.

She drives results for organizations by elevating their most important asset—their people. Her sales and leadership experience within large global organizations, such as IBM and Lenovo, has shaped her skills as a futuristic thinker and leader. She brings new perspectives to her clients, with a sharp focus on achieving strategic goals.

Her expertise is widely shared on social networks, and in respected publications such as Chief Learning Officer, Selling Power, TD Magazine, Training Industry, Training Magazine, Columbus CEO, and Smart Business.

Amy serves on the board of Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, where she has led the Council’s efforts in attracting, retaining, and developing executive board talent. She received the President’s Award for her work with the Council in 2017.

Amy was recognized as a 2016 Smart 50 honoree by Smart Business and named a 2015 Woman You Should Know™ by the national organization WELD, Women for Economic and Leadership Development.

Known for her dynamic and engaging style, Amy is also a sought-after keynote speaker and leadership development and strategic selling consultant. She speaks at major industry conferences and client events. Her upcoming book, The Modern Seller, is due out in 2018.

On the personal front, Amy is a Cleveland native and University of Dayton graduate. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Dave and their very energetic black lab, Roxy. In her spare time, Amy loves all things fitness, enjoys travel, and is usually reading several books at once.

Instructional Design Leaders

Our strategy is to bring together the best skills, experience, and team chemistry that’s the right fit for your initiative. We select team members and network partners with decades of experience across multiple training modalities. Our network runs deep, so we also have strategic partners with specialty experience that can be tough to otherwise hire or source.

Our instructional design leaders include:

Lisa Gearhart, Senior Instructional Designer, Developer; Curriculum Designer; LMS
Jim DeRosa, Senior Instructional Designer, Developer; Graphic Design; LMS
Virginia Abbott, Senior Instructional Designer, Developer; Graphic Design
Jill Beck, Instructional Designer, Writer, Editor

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