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 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.

How to Finance your Business - Tuesdays 1-2pm

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.

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.

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!

Putting Your Words to Work - Thursdays 1-2pm

3Featuring: Kate Palbom Bring your writing and content development questions to Kate. She is a content developer, copywriter, and technical writer and the founder of Oddball Communications whose clients include: Bon Appetit Magazine, Food Network Canada, the Museum of Science and Technology, GEICO, Sobeys, AlphaPlus, and others. Need help with a blog, grant, or user-guide? Drop-in to discuss content in progress, turning ideas into written products, key messaging, document design and more.

Non Profit Sounding Board - Fridays 10-11am

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.