We are impact finance specialists who have helped hundreds of students and professionals on their impact finance career transition. We've been working with talent since 2016 with the goal of helping more qualified and passionate professionals transition into the impact finance sector.
Over the years we’ve helped people land their dream roles in the industry, supported people through multiple career transitions, and helped people close the gap from job seeker to impact maker.
Change your approach, change your career, change your life
Stop spinning your wheels by applying for jobs that may not be a good fit for your transition. Gain clarity and reapproach the job search from a position of strength.
If you’ve experienced making it to the interview phase but haven’t gotten a call back, there are usually some blind spots that can easily be addressed. Let’s work together to address those blind spots and move towards an offer letter.
Create a systematic process of identifying, vetting, and networking your way into opportunities while building out your network and achieving career success
Don't take it from us, hear directly from the clients we've helped on their career transition
"The level of commitment to my goals was stellar. I was unsure the level of commitment when I signed up but after my first meeting with Ashley, I was convinced that this was the best place to succeed in my goal of exiting into impact. In addition, the mock interview was one of the best I have ever done. Not only were the questions well researched but the feedback I received set me up to have a stellar interview."
"It was great to get bespoke coaching from a coach who understood my background and knew how I could leverage it to make myself stand out in the space. Helpful feedback was given during the cover letter editing phase along with during mock interviews that helped me understand how I should present myself not only to the specific organization I was applying for but also in the impact finance space in general. Ashley was readily available during each step of the interview process and answered all the questions and concerns I had."
"My coach helped me to discover my future career options. The coaching sessions were helpful with regards to structuring CV and cover letters. The candid and supportive words of encouragement during low moments. CV and Cover Letter guidance was particularly useful as well."
"As a banker, I thought making the switch to impact was similar to traditional PE recruiting. I was getting lots of first interviews but no second interview. Working with Invest With Impact helped me not only tailor my resume and materials, but helped me in applying for and eventually getting my current job. Ashley was phenomenal in giving me constructive feedback all through the process. I could not have met my personal goals of transitioning into the impact investing space without Invest With Impact."
"Ashley was super helpful and great to work with. Very approachable and understanding, and could quickly cut through the issues / challenges and make tangible progress and suggestions. Excellent and relevant coaching approach that is very tailored to the impact investing space. Something I don't think anyone or any other business achieves or delivers!"
"Thank you very much Ashley and team! Really appreciate all the help and hard work. I think you offer an awesome service. I asked around a bunch of people for other similar services and no one had come across something like Impact Finance Pro! You’re providing such needed help in the sector for job seekers."
"Ashley was an absolute pleasure to work with. She has given me great ideas and insights which have shaped the path I am taking into a two-prong approach with the job search and MBA application. We always spent a few minutes of each call discussing personal life updates. I felt Ashley truly cared about me not only as a client, but as an individual which made our sessions even more productive."
"I want to say thank you for all the work you did with me. Going through the Impact Finance Pro programme helped me understand what I was looking for and more importantly, where my strengths lied. My goal has always been to be part of private equity/fund management. What you did was very eloquently make me realize that the roles I was looking for in those sectors weren’t necessarily where my strengths would be able to shine. Instead I pivoted my job search and landed a senior leadership role in a high impact start up which is a perfect fit for me. Keep doing what you’re doing because it really made an impact on me!"
"I have loved working with Ashley and Impact Finance Pro. Being such a niche market, I was struggling to find guidance in how to enter the field. I have been wanting to enter the impact investing sector for over a year and finding Ashley has helped me be successful."
"Ashley helped me with a mock interview which gave me critically-needed feedback and a huge confidence boost as well as guidance on how to tailor my specific story/experience to move towards my goal. I found it extremely helpful!"
A career investment that pays dividends
Coaching is a commitment of your time and dedication to transforming your career. After working together you’ll feel more confident, prepared, and equipped to accelerate your impact finance career transition.
Grab your spot in our group coaching program. Join other impact finance career seekers as you work with Ashley to achieve your career goals
Join a small group of peers that help keep you accountable to your goals and aspirations
Ashley has fifteen years of experience, of which the last decade has been dedicated to investing in and scaling high-growth, impact driven ventures across Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. She leads Accion Venture Lab’s investment work across Africa, focusing on early stage investing in fintech for financial inclusion. Previously, Ashley worked as an Investment Consultant and Early Stage Venture Accelerator Manager with LGT Venture Philanthropy. Ashley also brings a wealth of knowledge from her previous experiences with the institutional asset management arms of Goldman Sachs and Vanguard as well as consultancies with the World Bank, Durabilis Impact Investors, and within Deloitte’s Social Impact Strategy business. She holds an MBA from HEC Paris and holds social innovation fellowships with the Finance Innovation Lab of London and StartingBloc.
Aunnie Patton Power
Aunnie has fifteen years of finance experience, of which the past decade has been spent advising impact financiers and lecturing on Innovative Finance, Impact Investing and Technology for Impact. At the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School, she holds the title Associate Fellow as well as Entrepreneur in Residence at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. She is adjunct faculty at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Graduate School of Business, New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics’ Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship. She is also a founding member of the Dazzle Angels, a female angel investing group.
A reformed M&A investment banker, Aunnie began her impact investing career in 2010 with Unitus Capital in Bangalore and has since worked with start-ups, intermediaries, funds, family offices, foundations, corporates and governments across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Aunnie's work has been published throughout the world, including by the Oxford University Press, the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), the World Economic Forum, Impact Investing Policy Collaboration and as a Massive Open Online Course on Coursera and GetSmarter. Her first book Adventure Finance will be published in 2021 by Palgrave Macmillan.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I create a custom package?
If your career transition requires a bit more support, please reach out to email@example.com to share more about your ideal package and we'll create a custom coaching program for you.
When does the next group coaching session start?
Sign up for our waitlist to be informed about the next group coaching cohort.
How long will it take me to complete the coaching program?
Our coaching program is tailored to the needs of an individual client. Some clients complete their programs in 2 weeks and others in 6 months. It depends on where they are in the job search process and how quickly they are advancing.
How are sessions scheduled?
You’ll have access to Ashley’s calendar to book sessions at least 5 days in advance.