Meet the Inspired Impact team

Like so many great ventures, Inspired Impact began life as the vision of one person, shared with others and now by many. We’d like to introduce you to the lead-team; the people whose beliefs, vision and hard work have made a huge difference to the lives of so many people and who’s commitment to the Inspired Impact project will help you and your team to make the difference you want to make.

Ralph Watson

In 18+ years running my own business enterprises, I’ve worked with individuals and organisations from over 30 countries around the world. My experiences during that time, and in my previous “corporate life” have left me with a passion for helping people achieve their true potential and a conviction that real difference in the world will come about through the committed effort of communities rather than individuals.

My beliefs and conviction have led me to work with a number of organisations engaged in making a real difference to the lives of those who most need it. From helping and sponsoring work with young people in the criminal justice system, coaching and speaking to young people with a history of homelessness and crime to spear-heading a sports-based charity on an international level, I am burningly passionate about what I do.

Change doesn’t just happen. It takes people with the courage and commitment to MAKE it happen.

As Founder and CEO of Inspired Impact, I’m determined to build a community of people with that courage and commitment.


Lynda Holt

At the end of the day most people want to feel they have made a contribution, an impact during their time on this planet. It doesn’t matter how big or small your impact is it matters that you get out there and make it.

 As a Business Coach, I have worked with 100s of business owners and leaders and one of their biggest challenges is getting noticed in a noisy world and being able to make their difference, their way. Having people in your corner who understand what is important to you and are prepared to help you on your journey is a critical part of success. As part of Inspired Impact Board I hope to be able to do that for you.

 As a business coach, author and speaker, I have spent the last 16 years working with business owners and leaders helping them to make the impact they want to make. I frequently get asked how I got here, and the truth is drive, passion and a burning need to help realise peoples’ potential. It has been my privilege to work with a number of Charities over the years, and to be able to help disadvantaged and disabled young people on their journey.

When not working I am usually found behind a camera, horse riding, enjoying anything outdoors & inspiring people

 I believe together we are stronger, more powerful and we can make a bigger difference.



James Mapstone

James Mapstone is a social entrepreneur and leader who is passionate about using the power of sport to inspire positive change and achievement in people and communities across the UK and beyond. His own personal journey has been full of ups and downs. He’s laughed, learned (often the hard way), traveled the world and met some amazing people. That journey has also awarded James plenty of experience at operating in challenging and high pressured environments and implementing transformational change in people, organisations and culture.

In James’s own words, “Now (2016)….. and after eight years of running a business, supporting other social entrepreneurs and start ups, I have set myself some new goals. One of which is to inspire, motivate and support a wider range of people and organisations. Therefore it brings me great pleasure to be part of Inspired Impact and to be involved with a community of likeminded people who are also focused on both making, and being the difference they want to see in the world.”