Global Career Development Firm IMPACT Group Appoints Seasoned Executive, Speaker and Entrepreneur Ed Chaffin as President

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ST. LOUIS, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMPACT Group, a WBE-global career development firm, announced that Ed Chaffin has joined the firm as President, effective immediately.

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Chaffin is a seasoned executive, speaker, writer and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in the HR and talent arena. As President, he will oversee sales, account management and practice leaders at IMPACT Group.

"We are excited to welcome an individual of Ed's caliber to the IMPACT Group team," said Lauren Herring, CEO of IMPACT Group. "Ed brings extensive knowledge of the talent development space. His successful experience in building solutions for developing leaders and career development, combined with his charisma and executive leadership experience will drive our growth. We look forward to working with him and being a part of the many successes to come at IMPACT Group."

Prior to joining IMPACT Group, Chaffin founded the UnCommon Leadership Institute. This group was dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders with executive and leadership coaching from global experts. He also founded The Human Capital Initiative, a consulting and coaching company (purchased in 2012 by The Human Capital Group - a retained executive search and leadership consulting firm). Prior to his many successful entrepreneurial endeavors, Chaffin held multiple executive roles at TALX Corporation, formerly a St. Louis-based HR services company.

"I look forward to the opportunity to participate in such a dynamic organization," said Ed Chaffin, President of IMPACT Group. "I have been impressed with the talent IMPACT Group possesses and am excited about the future of the organization. I'm eager to bring my passion for growing and developing the next generation of leaders and driving substantial growth for the organization on a global scale."  

Ed is a Professional Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation, a SEIP Certified Coach from The Social and Emotional Intelligence Institute and is a Birkman Certified Consultant. He has affiliations with two major universities: 1) Louisiana State University, working in the Masters of Science Analytics Program, College of Business and the Executive Education Program - High Potential Leadership Program, and 2) IMD – The International Institute of Management and Development (Lausanne, Switzerland) in their number-one ranked executive development program High Performance Leadership.

Chaffin relocated from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to IMPACT Group's Global Headquarters located in St. Louis, Missouri. He can be reached at

About IMPACT Group

IMPACT Group is a WBE-certified global career development firm supporting clients with high-touch solutions in talent development, corporate relocation and outplacement that improve individual and organizational performance. Companies rely on IMPACT Group's comprehensive programs to attract, retain and mobilize top talent worldwide, build strong talent pipelines, as well as provide results-driven support to employees throughout all phases of the employee lifecycle. Visit us online at:

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