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

9 Reasons it Might be For You

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You wish 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 more popular than ever, but very few have access to a proven platform that can be used to increase the speed and possibility of success.  


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 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. 

Applicants are generally:


  • Individuals and or teams wishing to create new, or add to existing consulting companies

  • Local and even national governments wishing to embed Impact Economics for the benefit of their residents

  • Public/Private Partnerships between governments and local business and or community leaders



Certified Consultants can immediately start using all of the tools provided to start helping companies, educational institutions, students, community residents, Impact Entrepreneurs, Impact Investors, NGO's, governments, and the most marginalized segments of communities to build a sustainable future. 

Certified Consultants 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 In Place Impact's proprietary 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:

  • Build a level of goodwill and brand equity in their communities that is unmatched by any other consulting entity

  • 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 teams 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 30 hours of tuition, a test, and the execution of In Place Impact's certification/licensing agreement. Classes are run 4 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. 


Fine Print

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


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

  3. Certified Consultants adopt In Place Impact's unique Shared Values Fee model, wherein:

​- 10% of all consulting fees are redirected by consulting clients (in their own name) to the academic institutions a Certified Consultant partners with, and are used to expand the adoption of Impact Studies in the universities and or schools.

- 5% of all consulting fees are redirected by consulting clients (in their own name) to a local Impact Investment Fund (that can be owned by a Certified Consultant), and are used to invest in Impact Innovations coming out of the Incubator owned by the Certified Consultant.

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

4. Approved regions are unique to the Certified Consultants working within them.


If you have a passion for the results Impact Economics can deliver for yourself and your community, 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

Please 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 another NGO


​If you are still unsure, please use the free, 3-minute anonymous self assessment tool.

Still A Possibility for You?

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