Congratulations to Amy Franko, Founder & CEO of Impact Instruction Group, for being selected as one of 12 outstanding women for the WELD Women You Should Know 2015 Calendar.
Amy demonstrates resonant leadership in many aspects of her life. Her entrepreneurial vision for Impact Instruction Group, her ability to inspire and connect women through WELD, and her passion for mentoring girls in her community are but a few examples of Amy’s dedication to developing and inspiring the women around her.
Early in her career, Amy left her mark as a top sales leader for IBM and Lenovo, leading a $10 million sales territory across the state of Ohio. She launched Impact Instruction Group in 2007 and quickly built a strong organization, serving Fortune 1000 companies across the country. With that growth, she has also recruited, retained, and led multiple team members. Amy has proven herself as an award-winning training designer; she has received the APEX Award for Publication Excellence in 2010, 2012, and 2014. As a nationally-recognized speaker, she dedicates much of her time to spreading her knowledge about women’s leadership development. Amy displays the same passion for developing girls in the community, where she volunteers with Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, and also as a running coach for Girls on the Run of Franklin County.
Taking risks, growing from them, and being resilient along the way allowed Amy to experience success in her career. It is evident that, to her, the word “impact” is much more than just a company name. Being a lifelong learner, an avid leadership development supporter, and an enthusiast for giving back has transformed Amy into the impactful leader and role model that she is today.