In 2009 CEO and founder Kim Seeling Smith started Ignite Global after deciding that instead of being paid to put bums in seats (working as a recruiter for the 15 years prior to that) she wanted to help organizations keep the right bums in the right seats (recognizing that this starts with hiring the right people).
Since that sunny April day, Ignite Global has gone from strength to strength helping to make an impact with diverse organizations such as Accor Hotels, Anheuser Busch, Cisco, EY, Krispy Kreme, OMD, Palo Alto Software, TransUnion, Travelex, and many more – from fortune 100 to SMEs across 32 different industries in 9 countries.
We like to think that we make the world better by helping you LIGHT Up Your Workforce®.
Not only does this help you and your company achieve your goals, but we also believe that if people love their work, they will also have more time and emotional, intellectual and financial capacity to improve their own little corner of the world.
We are a boutique firm with a small team of employees and regular sub-contractors. However, we believe in finding the best solutions for our client and happily use our extensive network to find the right provider for your specific needs.
Sometimes this will result in a simple referral. Often it means that our CEO takes the lead and maintains the client relationship and quality control while another firm provides the services.
It’s critical for us to deliver the right solution for you.
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MEET THE IGNITE GLOBAL TEAM
Kim Seeling Smith
Master storyteller, passionate educator and trend translator, Kim Seeling Smith helps business leaders move from disruptable to indestructible in the post-pandemic world. As CEO of Ignite Global, Kim consults with organizations around the world, delivering the latest insights and helping them with strategies to increase employee retention, enhance employee experience and organizational culture and understand and embrace the future of work and the future workforce.
Melissa has extensive experience in cultural development, organizational structure, team development and performance management, gained from her experience working in operational and human resources roles with companies as diverse as McDonalds Corporation, Macro Wholefoods (where she helped to grow the staff from 20 to over 500 prior to the acquisition by Woolworths) and Sydney Water.
Kim is an OD Consultant, Facilitator and Executive Coach with 25 years of experience working with large, complex organizations. She helps leaders, teams and the broader business create the behavioural and culture changes needed to achieve their organizational and personal objectives.
David Toyne is the quintessential example of a portfolio career. Having recently retired from his full-time role as Group Risk Manager for a multi-billion, multi-national building supply company, David now splits his time between consulting projects in the areas of physical risk, environment and sustainability and working as Ignite Global’s Chief Strategy Officer.