“I” is for those who take ownership, responsibility and accountability. “IMPAKT” is for those who change the world, make a difference and make an impact.
Our vision is for every small to mid-size company to make a strategic, sustainable and measurable impact . We envision that the impact becomes a part of the DNA of each company just as much as contracts and accounting.
Our mission is to help small to mid-size companies create strategic, sustainable and measurable impact in the social and environmental causes their employees and customers care about.
- Impact our client’s business in a positive measurable way
- Impact the social and environmental causes that we and our clients care about
- People before Projects
- Serve and Sacrifice
- Create more Leaders
- We are good by ourselves but we are great together
- There is enough room for the value each of us brings to the table
- We scale our efforts when we work together
- We are intentional when we make decisions –we understand the purpose, benefits, and risk
- We focus on connecting the projects and clients we choose to work with back to our vision, mission, and desire for impact
- We make decisions based on long-term sustainable outcomes
I Impakt consulting, LLC mission is to help small to mid-size companies create strategic, sustainable and measurable impact in the social and environmental causes their employees and customers care about.
We’re a consulting agency that provides solutions to small to mid-size businesses. As a business owner, your business is unique, from your mission to your clients and even your resources. We understand and that is why we begin our process by getting to know you and your business. We do this through our “Opportunity Assessment.” We sit down with you and your leadership team to understand who you are, what your needs are and what is it that you want to impact. Once we have this foundational understanding of your unique business, we combine research with our experience to provide you the best-recommended solutions on how you can make a strategic, sustainable and measurable impact.
At this point, our clients either do one of three things:
- Take our recommendations back to their team to execute themselves because they DO have the time, resources and knowledge to do so
- Hire us to execute under a contract against the recommendations we provided because they DO NOT have either the time, resources or knowledge to execute
- Hire us to execute against the recommendations, and manage the ongoing strategy and operations for the executed recommendation under a monthly retainer fee.
Krystal currently reside in Texas, but the “Land of the Midnight Sun,” Alaska is her hometown
No, it doesn’t snow all year long
Yes, it’s mostly dark in the winter and light in the summer
No, she didn’t live in an igloo
Yes, the aurora borealis is beautiful
No, penguins are not from Alaska
I want you to really get to know me so I’ve forgone the traditional textbook bio in lieu of a bit of telling you a bit about my story. Don’t worry I’ve added my educational credentials at the bottom. If you’re looking for a flavor of my professional experience I’ve enclosed the link . Krystal Nelson Professional Profile
My Story/My Why
Giving back became a part of my life when I was a child. At that time, my dad would take me with him to hospices and elderly homes to volunteer. I not only gave back as a child, but I remember others giving back to my family. Many of my clothes came from loving people who gave me the clothes their daughters grew out of. I remember one specific instance when my parents didn’t have enough money to get my three brothers and I gifts for Christmas while we were int he Military and kind people from an organization came by our house to give us gifts and Christmas dinner.
Throughout the years I’ve kept those memories, and I’ve done what has always been in my heart – give back. I believe we are all put on earth for a purpose and that purpose always goes beyond just ourselves. We’re here to help impakt the lives of those around us.
Have you ever been drawn to something? Whether it was a person, a cause or even a certain vacation spot. I’m drawn to a few things and some of those things include business and giving back to the following causes: homelessness, foster youth, military and mentoring.
I’ve always loved business. It’s no surprise to me that I chose to go down the path of entrepreneurship. I started being drawn to the homeless when one day in college I saw an old man with a zillion bags tied to his waist and bike going down the side of the road in the dead of winter. I didn’t think, I pulled my car to the side and got out to ask him if he needed a ride. I drove him about 5miles out so he could get to where he needed to go. After the first time I gave him a ride, I made sure to pick him up whenever I saw him with his bags and bike in the snow.
I don’t recommend doing what I did nor would I do it today, but I don’t regret it. Have you ever responded to someone’s need, by saying “I’ll pray for you”? I have, but it occurred to me a long time ago that sometimes we’re the answer to our own prayers. We have the hands, feet, and resources to answer the prayer. We’re an extension of Jesus’s hands and feet.
As my journey continued, I found that I’m also drawn to helping foster kids. I’ve felt like the underdog in my life many times and had to overcome many things. Foster kids have unique journeys to go through, and I believe that they can and will overcome any obstacle placed before them. The world may see them as an underdog, but underdogs are resilient and there’s nothing they can’t do.
So what have I done, I’ve created a company around what I’m drawn to – giving back and business. That’s i impakt. That’s me.
- International experience (3+ years in Middle East)
- Supply Chain & Project Management 12+ years
- Career coaching for professionals 10+ years
- Co-Executive Director StandUp For Kids 1 year
- Junior Achievement 5+ years
- Mentor to teens and adults via Non-Profit Programs 6 + years
Making a positive impact is in Krystal Nelson’s DNA. As founder of the socially responsible business consultancy i impact consulting, LLC, and co-lead of both the Houston Mentor Alliance and Texas Impact Alliance, Krystal works to create positive change in her community and the world through her unique blend of business expertise, philanthropy, and mentorship.
Originally from Alaska and now living in Texas, Krystal holds a B.A. in communication from The University of Alaska Anchorage, an M.B.A. from Arizona State University and a Certificate in Social Sector Leadership from Philanthropy University. After enjoying a successful career leading global supply chain initiatives for fortune 500 companies like BP and Deloitte, she saw the need for making corporate social responsibility an accessible goal for businesses of all sizes.
In 2015, Krystal founded i impakt consulting, LLC, a Houston-based business consultancy dedicated to showing small and mid-sized companies how to create sustainable and measurable impact on the causes their employees and customers care about. Through her work with the Texas Impact Alliance, Krystal works to scale social and environmental impact in the state of Texas using business and impact finance, and as co-lead of Houston Mentor Alliance, that has identified over 80 youth mentoring organizations in Houston she brings together the youth mentoring organizations in Houston to create maximum impact for youth mentoring in the city. Krystal also is a mentor to five teen girls and leads career workshops for youth who have aged out of the foster care system.
In addition, Krystal is the proud recipient of The Seed Planter Award, an honor recognizing individuals who work to support and encourage others, act as a vehicle for change, and advocate for the betterment of society.