Melanie van de Velde
Award-winning PhD, MBA, MSc, Author of LOVE YOUR LEGACY, Founder Big Tree Global,
The Netherlands, UK
STARTS 11 Oct 22
Create powerful impact
Purpose driven companies grow on average three times faster (Deloitte study). Customers increasingly want to buy from 'sustainable business' with a positive impact on our planet and societies. Employees, especially the younger and more talented, want to work for a purpose beyond profits. This is the new reality.
But not all impact initiatives are effective. So how can you avoid typical pitfalls and best make a difference to key global issues such as climate change, pollution, poverty and social exclusion?
"Inspirational. The exercises forced us to make our vision more concrete and to turn this step by step into an effective plan."
Jules Prick, Co-founder Koos Service Design, The Netherlands
Regardless of how advanced an organisation is on their impact journey many initiatives do not turn out to be effective. And sadly, some end up doing more harm than good.
In our Masterclass you will be guided by a thought-leading framework that allows you to develop a powerful impact roadmap.
Throughout the course you will be inspired by case studies and exercises that tease out practices that lead to the best outcomes in terms of impact on the UN SDGs (our key global issues) as well as commercial benefits.
"Sustainability is not a destination. Sustainability is a trajectory.
And you can never say 'I made it', because you can always improve.""
Eduardo Balarezo, Founder Lonesome George & Co, Ecuador & US
Regardless of where you are on your impact journey, my aim is to provide the tools, insights and best practices that help guide and inspire you to take effective next steps towards the best outcomes.
A solid vision, roadmap, and business case to make a powerful impact on the UN SDGs and boost business growth.
Thought leading tools that drive effective sustainability practices and an IMPACT LEADER Masterclass certificate.
Five course modules
Deepen your understanding of the UN SDGs (our key global & local issues) and how to impact these effectively.
Learn the key drivers behind successful impact strategies and how this can boost business growth and other benefits.
Be inspired by exemplary case studies from around the world.
MODULE 2 & MODULE 3
Refine your vision as to how your unique organisation can make a positive impact on the UN SDGs.
Develop impact initiatives using our IMPACT WHEEL © and examples of innovative, effective solutions in different contexts.
MODULE 4 & MODULE 5
Develop your impact roadmap, business case, impact metrics and comms plan using our step by step IMPACT SUCCESS MODEL ©.
Watch the video to hear what recent participants say about the Masterclass:
What is different about this course?
Not all impact initiatives lead to desired results. In this course you will be inspired by successful examples, key insights that underpin better outcomes, and exercises that guide you towards taking the best next steps on your impact journey.
Our IMPACT WHEEL © and five step IMPACT SUCCESS MODEL © turn the complexity of sustainability into simple steps to enable you to build an effective impact strategy fitting with your unique context.
We won't dive into an all-encompassing framework where you can easily lose sight of the big picture. Participants say they love the course particularly for the framework that teases out innovative and powerful impact practices.
You won’t leave thinking ‘and now what?’ - You will leave the course with an effective roadmap for the best outcomes. The best outcomes in terms of impact as well as driving business growth authentically.
Melanie van de Velde, PhD, MBA, MSc, Author, Founder Big Tree Global & B Journeys, The Netherlands/ UK
Following a successful international career in the tech sector Melanie ran an impact business empowering women in the Kibera slum in Nairobi. The experience sparked a fire in her to uncover how business can address global issues most effectively. Her research was awarded the Adam Smith Prize for PhD Excellence, nominated by Cambridge University.
Based on her research she wrote the book LOVE YOUR LEGACY: Five secrets of leading businesses that build a better world. With Big Tree Global she aims to inspire business leaders on their journey to make a more powerful impact on our planet and societies.
In addition to the live online class sessions you will have access to bonus content where thought leaders share expert advice in video cast interviews on specialised topics including climate change and carbon management, social inclusion, circular design and balancing impact with strong commercial models.
Start-up & scale-up advisor, Investor, Professor, former COO Skyscanner,
CEO Ctaste, Ctalents, Sign Language Coffeebars,
CEO Green Element, Compare Your Footprint,
Who is it for?
CEOS, Business leaders, (impact) entrepreneurs, public sector executives or sustainability leaders who are keen to to build more powerful impact practices into their strategy.
Management consultants who would like to incorporate our IMPACT SUCCESS MODEL © as part of their toolkit to support their clients with highly effective impact strategies. Throughout the course they work with a client or case study.
Participants both at the start of their impact journey as well as those that are leaders in their sector say they highly value the course for helping them shape their thoughts into a clearer and more effective impact vision and roadmap for better outcomes.
Start making more impact today!
Register now to start a powerful impact journey. Be inspired by exemplars from around the world, and be guided by a cutting edge framework to develop an impact roadmap for the best results. We promise you will come away inspired, and with a pragmatic plan to create the impact you can be truly proud of. I hope to see you there!
Register here to join our live online international Masterclass
10 Hour course divided in 5 modules
5 Course modules
Dates for our next Masterclass to be confirmed.
Timing of each session:
2 - 4pm GMT/ 3 - 5pm CET/ 9 - 11am EST/ 5 - 7pm GST
Deposit: £ 230/ € 270/ $ 280
Plus 4 payments: £ 230/ € 270/ $ 280
Deposit payment is due at registration to secure your place, remaining payments are due in subsequent monthly payments.
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
JOIN RISK FREE
Our graduates highly value our course so hopefully you will too. But if you feel after the first module it's not right for you we will happily repay you in full. Just let us know by email within 24 hours following the first session.