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See the short video and the gallery below that show the reasons most people wish get certified. Also, scroll down the page for a free and anonymous 3-minute self-assessment to see if this type of career is likely to work for you. 

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People wishing to create a new, or add to an existing, community-centric, profit for purpose driven consulting business

Is It For You?

Careers in Profit for Purpose are not easy, for example, at In Place Impact we only certify people who we believe are capable of doing well, and that are as passionate about the purpose of Impact Economics as they are about the financial profit it can return. Current consultants will tell you that we respectfully decline more applications than we accept.  


For the reasons above, and in order to provide you with a sense of whether or not a Profit for Purpose career is right for you (in Impact Economics or any other strategy),  we have created an anonymous self-assessment tool (at the bottom of this page) to help determine whether or not it is a fit. The 3-minute tool provides one of 3 automated and instantaneous answers (depending upon your browser you may have to scroll back to the top for your result) upon which you can act. 


Based upon the results, you will have the option to complete an application form and then arrange a 30 minute virtual meeting so that we can introduce ourselves to each other, or call us to discuss it further. 

Please note, that Impact Economics is built upon the platform of "Making A Profit While Making A Difference"™, not just one or the other, but both. Profits are driven from the consulting work done, and from equity positions taken in companies entering the Impact Incubator that certified consultants set up in their communities. Accompanying the profits is a great deal of pro-bono work that provides certified consultants with a level of goodwill and brand identity that we believe will be unmatched in their communities.



Once certified, you can immediately start using all of the tools provided to start helping companies, educational institutions, students, community residents, Impact Entrepreneurs, Impact Investors, NGO's, your local government, and the most marginalized segments of your community to build a sustainable future. 

Certified individuals receive:


  • Full (and ongoing) training on Impact Economics

  • An exclusive territory within which no other organization or person can become Impact Economics Certified

  • All of the Leadership and Management Through the Lens of Profit for Purpose Consulting tools

  • Unfettered use of the Corporate Impact Index and City/Community Impact Index online Consulting Tools 

  • The syllabus for the Impact Entrepreneurship Student and Community classes (the 3rd through 12th grade syllabi required additional payments made by a school or a school system)

  • How to create, build and run an "Impact Day" in their communities

  • Multiple MOU's and Contracts created for the specific use of Impact Economics Certified Consultants

  • Detailed instructions on how to embed Impact Economics in their communities

  • Use of In Place Impact's registered marks

  • Inclusion in the In Pace Impact network of Certified Consultants

  • Plus a great deal more. 


Certified Consultants generally:

  • Work from home, make their own schedules, and support themselves and their families

  • Start their own impact innovation incubators

  • Become the catalysts for public/private partnerships

  • Use Impact Economics to help their communities attain the SDGs

  • Help the underserved create their own economic vibrancy

  • Build team based upon the size of their exclusive markets

  • Contribute to eradicating socioeconomic and environmental problems

  • Help grow their local economies

  • Leave a legacy that anyone would be proud of


Certification in Impact Economics requires 20 hours of tuition, a test, and the execution of In Place Impact's certification/licensing agreement. Classes are run 8 times each year.



In Place Impact provides certifications that cover unique geographic territories. The cost of securing a territory is calculated using a matrix of population, GDP, and the number of registered businesses in a specific location. Locations are generally community, city, state, or country based. 

The minimum cost to secure the sole rights to a community, city, state, or country is $25,000.  Based upon the data used in the matrix, In Place Impact recommends how many certified consultants would be required to maximize the profit and impact that could be created by embedding Impact Economics in a specific community, city, state, or country. The fee paid covers the training and certification for as many consultants as are recommended. The minimum is 4, and the maximum could be over 100. 

If you would like to know how much it would cost to secure the sole rights for your city, community, state, or country, please email Emily at



Impact Economics was designed by Stuart Williams and his family. It took almost 20 years to research and design, and almost 10 years to live test and prove that it works. Thus, after almost 30 years, and over $10m of investment, it was ready to be scaled at the end of 2019. 

In Place Impact has certified people in the United States, Liberia, Costa Rica, Honduras, & Guatemala. The current cohort includes people from America, England, Nigeria, and Canada. 



Please do not apply to be Certified in Impact Economics until you have read the important information below. Also do not apply if you:


  • Revel in doing more talking than doing

  • Love being part of self-referential, echo chamber meetings, where the quantity of speakers focused on inspiration is way higher than those that actually do something

  • If your first thought about a solution is to form an NGO


Changing institutionalized behaviors is not easy, so although tested and proven to work, embedding Impact Economics in communities can be hard work. However, the financial, purpose, and passion rewards can be meaningful. It is important that you digest the following:​​​​

  1. All certified consultants are required to undergo annual reaccreditation (every 12 months). The cost is $500. 

  2. Although all Certified Consultants work with all stakeholders, the vast majority of revenues come from working with corporate leaders. 

  3. 20% of all consulting fees are redirected by consulting clients to help create and expand Impact Economics within the Certified Consultants community. 

  4. 5% of all net consulting fees are paid to In Place Impact for ongoing training, servicing, and support. 

  5. Approved regions are unique to the Certified Consultants working within them. In Place Impact cannot operate in approved regions operated by non-employees and vice versa


If you have a passion for the results Impact Economics can deliver for your community and yourself, we can teach you the rest. However, being successful as a Certified Impact Economics Consultant means:​

  1. Working hard and having fun

  2. A desire to build a company focused on making a profit while making a difference 

  3. Providing your clients with the best service possible i.e. meeting and exceeding their needs and expectations

  4. Using your business to help fund Impact studies at an educational institution of your choice

  5. Being passionate about eradicating poverty in the marginalized segments of your community

  6. Believing in the Leadership and management strategy of "Profit & Purpose"

  7. Wanting to embed, help teach, and help fund Impact studies in an academic institution of your choice (we show you how)

  8. Embracing Impact Investing, Impact Entrepreneurship and Impact Measurement

  9. Using your business to help fund community designed Impact Innovations

  10. Accepting a role in community leadership

  11. To love working with Impact Entrepreneurs and helping them launch and scale their businesses 

  12. Wanting to be a part of the global movement working to build an Impact Focused Economy​

Although not imperative, one or more of the following experiences and or networks will be an asset to you:​


1. An affiliation with a post-high school academic institution in your community​

2. An existing network of business and community leaders in your community

3. Consulting experience

4. Teaching experience

5. Public speaking experience

6. An Entrepreneurial mindset

7. Working with start-ups

8. Working within the genres of sustainable cities, CSR, and or the United Nations SDGs


​If you are interested please take the 3-minute anonymous self assessment test below

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