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Get Trained

IMPACT Personal Safety is a group of women and men working together to end the cycle of violence.  We use a team of instructors in every class; a Lead Instructor (usually female) and a Padded Instructor (PI) who acts as a coach as well as a mock aggressor.

Padded Instructor Recruitment

The job of a PI is gratifying and challenging. They wear specially tailored protective gear that keeps them safe while simulating realistic assaults in which students practice simple, effective defensive techniques using full force strikes. They also get to use their acting and improv skills during the verbal scenarios where we train students using realistic language to practice talking their way out of a situation. 


Padded Instructors have the opportunity to see students blossom and find their voice and strength over the length of a class. Few other jobs can offer this kind of growth, enrichment, and feelings of making a difference in someone’s life.

If you are interested in learning more about the role of the Padded Instructors or are interested in joining the team, check out the video and send us an email.  We hold PI recruitment sessions 4 times a year and would love to speak with anyone interested in making a difference in people’s lives.

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It takes someone special to be an IMPACT instructor, and yet our instructors are ordinary everyday people. Teachers, executives, salespeople, scientists, and artists – all our instructors felt the need to give back.

All instructors work for us whenever they can and would like to. Most classes are on weekends, so for most of our staff, teaching for IMPACT is meaningful part-time work. 


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