Experts in Residence

Impact Hub Ottawa members have free and unlimited access to weekly, recurring in-house one-on-one support opportunities with expert coaches. No need to book in advance, just show-up and get your free consultation! Please do check the weekly events calendar as changes to the schedule may occur from week to week.

Give your social enterprise wings - by appointment

Jonathan Wade Featuring: Jonathan Wade Jonathan can help you conceive, design, research, strategize, finance, launch, measure, and expand your social enterprise. With more than 25 years of experience working with non-profits, co-operatives and solo-preneurs in social enterprise, social finance, social marketing and social justice, you can bring your questions to Jonathan for a chat on next steps or new ideas. Find him online at www.socialdelta.ca. Jonathan Wade is the President of Social Delta, a social enterprise consulting company with over a decade of experience working with social entrepreneurs helping them conceive, plan, fund, launch, market and grow. He was a co-founder of the Centre for Social Enterprise Development (CSED) in Ottawa and sat for 5 years on the Board of the Social Enterprise Council of Canada. Come with your questions.

Online marketing - Tuesdays 12-1pm

Featuring: Stephanie Mitchell Need advice, ideas, or inspiration for your online marketing? Come chat with Stephanie! She's not only friendly and loves helping people promote their businesses and projects... she's a marketing expert! Whether it's advertising, social media, email, websites, blogging, software/technology, etc etc... She wants to help.
Stephanie has extensive experience with startup and small business marketing. Sunnystorm Marketing is her marketing agency where she helps salons and spas to grow their client base and brand themselves online. She does this through training, education and through done-for-you marketing services.

How to Finance your Business - Tuesdays* 11:00am -12:00pm

Untitled design-10Featuring: Emilie Wilcox Are you looking to start or expand your organization? Do you need to understand how much funding you require and what your options are when it comes to expansion? Do you want to know what banks or investors may be looking for when you’re asking for funds? If so, come and talk to Emilie! Emilie Wilcox is a Director at Baiame Consulting, specializing in financial, risk and performance advice. She has worked with public, private and not-for-profit organizations on several continents, in industries such as financial services, security, construction, defense, education and food & beverage.

*Every other Tuesday starting  January 22nd 2019.

Presentations with Presence - Wednesdays 11am-12pm

6Featuring: Mary Houle Come and find out how to make your presentations shine.  Whether you’re nervous about an interview preparing a speech for a hundred eager listeners, run it by Mary for some feedback.  Mary Houle is a Registered Speech Pathologist who brings together speech science and the art of expression to give her professional clients skills to make sure their message is heard.  Pop by and see what is going to add to your message.  Maybe it’s attention to tone, rate, pausing, breath support, intonation, or the structure of your content.  What is your message, and how can you ensure it’s received? Ask Mary!

WordPress Happiness Bar - Wednsdays 12-1pm

2 Featuring: Frederic Sune WordPress getting you down? Get your WordPress questions answered one-on-one by one of the best experts around - Hubber Frederic Sune, founder of WP Expert, is here for you. Tricky configuration or plugin driving you crazy? Thinking of using WordPress for your social enterprise, small business, or personal website but wondering if it’s a good fit? Whatever the question, our friendly WordPress Expert will make sure you leave with solutions.

Non Profit Sounding Board - Wednesdays 2-3pm

Monica ChaconFeaturing: Monica Chohan Sometimes, there is nothing that a non-profit leader needs more than the ear and advice of an experienced consultant who has also been on the “inside”! Whether you are a non-profit Executive Director, Board Director or staff member, an outside opinion on what keeps you up at night could be the first step to positive change for your organization. Monica is an experienced Executive Director and non-profit consultant, with expertise in strategic planning, fundraising, governance and risk management. Whatever challenge you face in these areas, a chat with Monica will help point you in the right direction.

Integral Coaching & Legal Advice - Wednesdays 3-4pm

1Featuring: George Brown George Brown is a lawyer, social entrepreneur and Integral Associate Coach in training. He is also Part-Time Professor at the University of Ottawa Law School, Chair of United Way/Centraide Ottawa’s Community Investment Committee and a member of UWO’s Community Impact Cabinet. In the past he spent nine years as President of the Ottawa Community Loan Fund, (OCLF) as well as 9 years as a City and Regional Councillor in Ottawa. As a Councillor, he served as Chair of the City’s Economic Affairs Committee and the Region’s Environmental Services Committee. Whether your questions are legal or coaching, bring them to George!

An Unscary Accounting & Tax Chat - Tuesdays* 11:00am to 12:00pm

Harrison WhiteFeaturing: Harrison White Accounting and tax can seem daunting, but doesn’t need to be scary. Harrison here to answer any of your questions about personal or corporate tax, bookkeeping, HST, registering a business, CRA issues or anything else you can think of. Bonus points for asking a question he hasn’t heard yet! Harrison is the founder and Chief Accountant of Virtual Accountant. Offering Canadian accounting and tax services to clients wherever they are in the world. He has 7 years experience working directly with clients in public accounting. He is experienced with companies in a wide range of industries including startups, real estate, not-for-profit, professionals and online services (among others). He is constantly looking to better understand what burning accounting questions people and businesses have so that he can in turn offer the most needed services through his own practice.


*Every other Tuesday starting January 15th 2019.

Toolkits for creativity and innovation - Thursdays 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Eve BlouinFeaturing: Eve Blouin If you are experiencing creative blocks and need help seeing a project from a fresh perspective, or you are building a product or service but aren’t sure who your audience is, Eve can offer you the tools to ‘hack’ into each stage of the creative process in order to help you identify goals, build knowledge and expertise, generate meaningful and creative ideas, implement these ideas in order to innovate. Eve Blouin is a PhD candidate in Psychology (finishing this year). She is an expert on creativity and imagination, and has conducted research on these topics for the past 6 years. She teaches an undergraduate course at Carleton University on creativity, play, and innovation in the workplace, she is co-owner of a music and art collective collaborating with institutions like the National Arts Centre.