Coaching and Expertise


Social Enterprise Coaching *NEW*

Impact Hub Members can now access social enterprise support on a deeper level, tapping into the knowledge and expertise of our very own Social Enterprise Coach, 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, Jonathan is eager to connect with members at all stages of organizational development.
Jonathan is the President of Social Delta, a social enterprise consulting company with over a decade of experience working with social entrepreneurs. 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.  


To book your meeting with Jonathan, visit his Calendly and select the HUB Ottawa option.

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.

Online marketing - Mondays 12pm-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.

Levelling Up with E-Commerce - Every Other Thursday 2pm-3pm

Featuring: Krysta Roney

Are you a Shopify merchant looking to take your business to the next level? Or perhaps you're an entrepreneur or maker looking to take your business online? Get your ecommerce questions answered by one of our very own Shopify Gurus!

  Krysta Roney has been with Shopify for two years and is part of a new team being built to develop a community of active merchants making more money on Shopify! Whether you are just launching your business, you’re already established, or anything in between, Krysta can help you by offering feedback, discussing your goals and helping you create strategies to reach them, and suggesting ways to optimize your business. She also hosts workshops, seminars and events at the Shopify office. Keep in touch with her at   Exclusive Offer for Hub Members --> Use this link to sign up for a Shopify Basic plan and Impact Hub Ottawa will credit your member account $10/month for three months – a small but worthwhile savings to funnel back into your impact business. Find out more details on this Member Perk here.  

An Unscary Accounting & Tax Chat - Every other Tuesday 11am-12pm

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 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.

Toolkits for creativity and innovation - Tuesdays 2pm-3pm

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.

Presentations with Presence - Wednesdays 1pm-2pm

6 Featuring: 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!

Anything & Everything About Impact Strategy, Monitoring and Evaluation - Fridays* 2pm-3pm

Featuring: Ashraful Hasan

What is the impact of our work and how can we demonstrate it to our stakeholders? How can we make sure that our work has financial sustainability while still having measurable impact? What role does social justice play in impact evaluation? Ashraful Hasan will answer all questions related to impact strategy, monitoring, and evaluation.Ashraful is the founder and CEO of Impactrio, an innovation and evaluation consulting firm. He has dedicated over seven years to leading and supporting impact evaluation and change initiatives to numerous domestic and international organizations like Ryerson University, the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), Futurpreneur Canada, the School for Social Entrepreneurs - Ontario (SSE-O), the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), and many others.

*Every other Friday starting June 7, 2019

Non Profit Sounding Board - Fridays 11am-12pm

  Featuring: 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.