Peter J. Lawton’s Background


ImPAct Consultants was established by Peter J. Lawton who heads up the company. His background includes many years of consulting and coaching with executives, senior managers and employee teams. He was introduced to consulting when he was teaching in the School of Business at Queen’s University. At the time he worked with a group of Queen’s professors on a project to introduce business concepts to Ontario municipalities. This work led to a full-time career in management consulting with large well known consultancies such as PwC Consulting. Before establishing ImPAct Consultants, Peter headed up a number of business consulting practices with IBM’s Global Strategic Change Services. He brings his knowledge and passion to this business.

Our philosophy is to make sure that we bring the best resources available to focus on the client’s situation. With that in mind, ImPAct Consultants is connected with a group of consulting associates with complementary skills and knowledge. This group can be tapped into if required by the client. An example is our program ‘Let’s get Cooking!’ This is a unique action-learning, gourmet experience for management teams. For this program we collaborate with Leadership Within Inc., a Toronto management consultancy and also a professional cooking studio.

My Consulting Background

Working with Mercer Consulting, Coopers and Lybrand Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers, PwC and most recently with IBM, I have undertaken challenging leadership roles in the areas of quality management, process redesign, organization design and transformation, leadership development, organizational culture change, change management, and executive coaching. With IBM’s Global Strategic Change Services, I was the global leader for IBM’s On Demand Organizational Change program.

My Operational Management Background

Before moving into full-time consulting I built up skills in operational management experience in the automobile industry in the UK (Chrysler UK), Canadian manufacturing sector (Outboard Marine Corporation) and in the senior management of the Canadian Federal Government (Canadian Correctional Service).

My Teaching Background

My teaching experience includes a number of years on the full-time teaching faculty of the School of Business and the Executive Development Program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. While on the business faculty of Queen’s I was a senior advisor to the start-up of the Executive Development Program, now Canada’s most highly rated executive program. I have been a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto’s Business School.