Our Vision

Impello’s vision is to transform professional education through self transformation.

Our mission is driven by our co-founders’ passions to increase career access mobility as well as integrate personal and professional development. We are dedicated to Impello’s integral and whole person education model to foster the holistic growth of each of our learners, so each individual can take meaningful action in their lives with self awareness and authenticity.

Integral Education Model

The heart of integral education is based on two simple principles: that education is about the whole and learning is about integration. Traditional education is structured on subject and skills learning with an emphasis on intellectual development, which integral education complements by cultivating a stronger holistic identity and greater self awareness for each learner.

Impello’s unique integral education model focuses on the whole – delivering real-world and practical education in a learning community – and integration – developing learners through mind-body-spirit pedagogies to incorporate their whole selves.

As a lifelong educator, my most heartfelt moments are seeing the impact in my learners’ growth - I am grateful to be part of their journeys in inspiring me to create the future of education.”

Serena Cheng

Co-founder & Chief Product Officer

Educator & Advisor

Serena has taught and advised for the MIT Integrated Design & Management Master’s degree, Stanford Research Institute Center of Innovation, and SYPartners Leadfully program.

Industry Practitioner

Serena has a breadth of professional experiences, leading business and product strategy at Apple, Google, and as an independent consultant.

PhD Research

Impello’s holistic educational approach is based on Serena’s PhD research on “An Integral Education Model for Professional Development”.

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