What makes us different?
With so much leadership theory, and so many different models, we see simplicity in the complicated. We focus on embedding the right culture to ensure that leadership and followership are not secondary in the challenge of day to day business. The pursuit of success becomes second nature in your teams.
Meet the TEAM
Ryan is the founder of Deep Impact Ltd. With a passion for leadership and followership, he has honed his art in the military, in business and in the Third sector. During his military career in the Royal Navy Submarine Service, he undertook over 20 operational patrols (six of which were in command) and also worked for Flag Officer Sea Training providing world class team training to UK and NATO submarines at sea. He was captain of the nuclear attack submarine HMS Turbulent, and taught the renowned Submarine Commanding Officers Course ‘Perisher’. In the business world he has led offshore on Shell’s flagship exploration and production platform in the North Sea. He has also led at National Grid (VP) and CityFibre (Director) and is a Non Executive Director to businesses and charities. He is alumni of the Windsor Leadership Programme, has completed the Advanced Command and Staff Course, Shell and National Grid’s leadership programmes.
Thom is a seasoned leader within Police Scotland and the military. As a Divisional Commander within Police Scotland, he leads over 650 police officers and staff. While overseeing the coordination of resources and ensuring business continuity, his significant work with strategic partners, commitment to improving public safety and confidence has been instrumental. Strategic planning and execution are key skill sets that Thom can offer training in - how to enable multi disciplinary teams to gather, focus, understand risk, improvement and delivery. He is responsible for the planning and delivery of major sporting events, music festivals, extensive operational planning and co-ordination of major incidents and resilience planning.
A recognised expert in organisational transformation, with a proven track record for initiating, influencing, leading and delivering change across public sector organisations, Thom has a wide public, private and third sector network and recognises the importance of collaboration in order to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. He has successfully negotiated a number of initiatives, securing funding from external sources, agreeing place based solutions, co-location and shared services.
An alumni of the national police High Potential Development Scheme Thom was awarded an MSc in Leadership and Management. He is a graduate of the UK Defence Academy’s Intermediate Command and Staff Course and has completed the Cross-Government Strategic Leadership Programme. In 2008 he was appointed 'Fellow' of the Chartered Management Institute.
Thom also provides personal coaching and mentoring to some of Scotland’s Third Sector strategic leaders in order to maximise potential and improve performance within a collaborative setting.
Kay Hallsworth is an experienced medical specialist who has served in the Royal Navy for 27 years as both rating and officer. She is skilled in medical operational support, healthcare governance and emergency planning and incident management. Initially trained as a cardiac specialist nurse she is used to working at a demanding pace both in military hospitals and within the NHS. Now focussed on medical operational support both in the UK and overseas she has worked most recently in medical operational capability development covering everything from new drugs to new ships. She has an MA in Defence Studies from KCL and is an alumnus of Advanced Command Staff Course.
Kay has an active role in the RN sexual and gender identity network (RN Compass) as an ally, the Naval Servicewomen's Network and the newly launched Chronic Conditions and Disability in Defence (CANDiD) Network. She is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusivity, innovation and leadership development. She is a coach and mentor within the RN as well as a reverse mentor on gender and people issues.