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The digital world has never been more complex. And as digital change continues to quicken apace, with each new technological innovation compounding on the last, the outlook for the future is more complex still.

Imparture's goal is to cut through this complexity and help you make sense of the business opportunity that digital presents.

Imparture's training courses are carefully designed to clearly and concisely take you through your topic of choice. Swiftly navigate past the jargon, hubris and hype so typically found surrounding digital developments. Trust soundly in expertly curated training materials, constantly updated by professionals with hands-on experience in the field.

We believe resoundingly in the positive opportunity digital presents. By distilling it clearly, we can work with you to forge the future ahead.

Our Team

Imparture is an independent company with offices in the US and UK. The company was founded by Graham Lee and James Fell, who both draw from an extensive digital entrepreneurial background. Our passionate team draw from our bases in the vibrant digital hubs of San Francisco and London and manage training events across 22 locations across the US and UK.

  • James Fell

    James Fell

    Founder & COO

    James is one of the founding members of Imparture having worked within the digital space for the last 10 years. When he's not at work, James can be found completing his executive MBA at Cass Business School.

  • Rachel Beard

    Rachel Beard

    Finance & Operations Director

    After ten years working in finance and project management, Rachel joined Imparture as the Operations and Finance director in 2015; she describes herself as an arithmophile and happily spends her days looking after anything and everything numbers related for the Imparture team. Rachel is an Englishwoman in San Francisco and often hums Sting tunes to herself.

  • Graham Lee

    Graham Lee

    Founder & CEO

    Graham is one of the founding members of Imparture. Graham's career was initially grounded in PR, before founding a number of companies in the fields of social media and digital marketing.

  • Hannah Stuart

    Hannah Stuart

    Global Events Director

    Hannah is the Global Events Director at Imparture, drawing on over seven years’ experience in the Events industry. Prior to joining Imparture, Hannah worked in New York City as the Training Coordinator for an international executive search association and organised B2B conferences across Europe for the financial services and utilities industries. Hannah is a dedicated foodie with her finger on the pulse of the London food scene and her baking skills have been confirmed to be unrivalled in their deliciousness, made clear by her interview for the Great British Bake Off. Her long-term pipe dream is to effectively utilise the skills acquired during her post-grad studies in International Business Practice by escaping to Cornwall with her surfer husband to open her own yoga retreat.

Our Trainers

Our training faculty is made up of first-rate digital experts, with first-hand experience, working at the front-line.

  • Abby Hirsch Phillips

    Abby Hirsch Phillips

    Trainer, Imparture

    Abby’s diverse wealth of experience and expertise spans over 25 years, and covers a broad base of disciplines, from career and change management to training, facilitation, sales and marketing. She’s a sought-after speaker, and as Imparture’s Director of Global Training leads our Atlanta-based workshops in marketing, sales and recruitment. Abby provides business strategy, marketing and social media consultancy services through her own business. This followed a nine-year stint with CreateIt LiveIt, where she was Career, Business, Life Coach and Consultant Speaker and Trainer. Here Abby consulted with small businesses to help create and develop brand, design and strategy, plus improve networking. She also provided business writing services covering a wide range of formats and platforms. Other previous experience includes various career coach, consultant and trainer roles with the likes of O’Farrell Career Management, DBM and Americana Portraits, Inc. Abby also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design – Interior Architecture and Space Planning from Syracuse University. Her interests include learning, singing, dancing, photography, travel and farming. Praise for Abby includes: “Abby is warm and personable, but sharp and focused when it comes to drawing the most out of her clients. Her knowledge of social media and marketing tools and strategies is extensive.” And, “Abby is a personable, honest professional who not only knows about her field but goes beyond expectations and creates high results.”

  • Jennifer Radke

    Jennifer Radke

    Trainer, Imparture

    Jennifer is CEO of the National Institute for Social Media, which aims to set the standards for social media education, assessment, certification and consulting. She previously served as VP, Business Development and has also been a Certified Instructor at the Institute. Jennifer is also Chief Strategist and Owner of Socially Inspired, which provides social media consulting services in Minneapolis, where she delivers Imparture’s workshops on marketing, data analytics and digital project management. Previous experience includes a number of roles with the Argosy University spanning 12 years, including AVP of Training and Regional VP of Marketing and Admissions. Jennifer also acted as Consultant with Creative Memories and holds a MS in Organizational Leadership from Argosy to go with her BA in Communications from the University of Minnesota-Morris. Jennifer is a member of Sigma Beta Delta and Women in Networking, and serves in a volunteer capacity as Social Media Director with the Women Entrepeneurs of Minnesota as well as Committee Chair for the Christus Victor Lutheran Church. Praise for Jennifer: “I am constantly amazed at how a simple conversation with Jennifer leads me to refocus on my priorities, inspires me to meaningful action and celebrates my progress – all of which motivate me even more.” And, “Her approachable demeanor, patient coaching, high level of integrity and vast experience make her a strong asset.”

  • Robin Colner

    Robin Colner

    Trainer, Imparture

    Robin is Founder and CEO with DigiStar Media, where for the past six years she’s helped businesses, professionals and B2B companies successfully drive traffic, increase revenue and benefit from a results-driven social media strategy. Clients have included Houlihan Lawrence, plus Webster Bank, DialAmerica, and the Event Leadership Institute. Robin is also Academic Director and Teaching Faculty at Fordham University, developing the curriculum and hiring instructors as well as teaching various undergraduate and post-graduate courses in digital marketing and social media. It’s this experience that makes her a great fit to lead our New York-based workshops on marketing, product management and digital project management. Robin holds a MBA from the Wharton School of Business and boasts more than 20 years of experience in product technology development and online marketing experience, having worked for both leading advertising agencies such as McCann Erickson as well as Fortune 100 corporations including Citigroup and American Express. Praise for Robin’s training: “Robin has the ability to communicate on a personal level and not let technical terminology get in the way of educating her audience. The feedback from the attendees was all enthusiastically positive.” And, “She offered focused, actionable tips, tactics and techniques to implement within their department’s social media strategies. Additionally, she was a dynamic, energetic speaker and trainer that kept the group engaged.”

  • Elad Schor

    Elad Schor

    Trainer, Imparture

    Elad is a full-stack digital marketer living based in New York. Since 2014 Elad has been working with Imparture on training project's whilst conducting freelance digital projects within leading advertising agencies. Elad is highly skilled in social media & digital marketing with over 10 professional qualifications in software solutions to accompany his Bachelors Degree from the University of Deleware in Marketing & International Business.

  • Maureen Hannan

    Maureen Hannan

    Senior Trainer, Imparture

    Maureen is Content Strategy Consultant with Digital Scribes, LLC, and designs strategic, achievable content marketing plans for agencies and small businesses. Her specialties span social media strategy, content strategy for recruitment and SEO as well as online lead generation, brand recognition and both higher education and SaaS content marketing. Prior to setting up Digital Scribes, Maureen was Content Market, Journalist and Digital Publisher with Bellflower Media, having previously served as a Senior Editor on the National Recreation and Park Association’s Parks & Recreation Magazine. Maureen has a BA in English from the University of Virginia and a MA in Literature from California State University. She’s subsequently secured a Certification in IT (Web Development) from Northern Virginia Community College. Maureen has also worked as a freelance web content producer, freelance writer and editor having previously developed her educational skills as Adult Education Instructor, English Teacher and Professor of English, which she’s harnessed to good effect as a Senior Trainer for Imparture’s DC-based workshops. Praise for Maureen: “The great thing about Maureen is that she understands everything from a strategic perspective. She doesn’t just find great, relevant keywords, but she helps explain how to best use them to maximize lead generation.” And, “Content best practice is a particular strength of Maureen's, which shines through in the resoundingly positive feedback received on an ongoing basis.”

  • Rebecca Metz

    Rebecca Metz

    Trainer, Imparture

    Rebecca is Web Site Design and Developer, Online Marketing Strategist and Social Media Trainer – she delivers Imparture’s workshops on recruitment in the Minneapolis area. She’s run her own business – Web Pages That Sell – since 2007, which connects businesses with the tools and resources to help them grow through online marketing and web development. Clients have included MeSheet, Working Smarts, Business Miracle Academy, The Do Good Company, Minnesota Women in Networking and Willettes Home Laundry, all of whom have used Rebecca’s services to build better designed websites. Previously, Rebecca’s background was in teaching, with training roles at The Connection and Comm-Works prior to becoming Instructional Designer with Allina Hospitals & Clinics. She studied at Minnesota State University. Praise for Rebecca: “She has a depth of knowledge which she is able to communicate so clearly and methodically.” And “Rebecca is an amazing technology trainer. She provides her knowledge in a way that not only ensures understanding, but is also fun.” Away from work Rebecca’s interests include scrapbooking, travel and teaching.

Feedback from our delegates

Imparture has over 10,000 customers, ranging from large corporates and Government departments, to small businesses and start-ups. Our expertise covers all industry sectors, including B2B & professional services, consumer, FMCG, healthcare, media, technology and travel, amongst others. We're tremendously proud of the consistently positive feedback that we receive, please take a look below.

Our venues

Imparture operates in 22 locations across both the UK & US, providing great coverage across all major cities and metropolitan areas.