How It Works
Coaching for Impact gives members access to top-tier coaching opportunities with Ottawa’s social impact leaders, as well as dedicated peer mentorship circles, live Q&As, and more — both online and in-person.
Whether you’re an established entrepreneur or budding changemaker, our coaches are a touchpoint in your journey. They’ve got your back, wherever you are.
Personal & Business Banking
Shamayel Ghani & Jason Sarault, TD Branch Managers, TD
Knows a lot about: Retail Banking; Investments; Credit and Leadership Coaching; Personal Banking; Business Banking; Performance Coaching
Can help you with: Financial portfolio review; Develop unique solutions with you for your financial circumstances; Helping you identify gaps and/or needs that you may have in your finances
Accounting & Finance
Knows a lot about: Accounting; finance; budgeting; social impact management; KPIs; grants and funding.
Can help you with: Tax work; refining your accounting & finance practices to support your growth; reducing the administrative burden & reporting obligations of accounting; fractional CFO support to scaleup and get investment ready; social impact strategy mapping & KPIs.
Remote Work, People & Culture
Gabriela De Luca, Talent Acquisition and Remote Work
Knows a lot about: Remote Work Practices & Tools; Organizational Culture, Talent Acquisition; Talent Attraction; Candidate Experience
Can help you with: Best practices for remote work; Async and sync communication with your team and collaborators; Optimizing processes & tools for distributed teams; Talent acquisition strategies & candidate experience.
Career Planning & Personal Branding
Lissa Appiah, Founder, We Apply Canada, Certified Career & Resume Strategist (On leave until 09/23)
Knows a lot about: Resume building; LinkedIn; Personal Branding; Job searching & Interviewing
Can help you with: Career Planning & Management; Resume Writing, Securing employment; LinkedIn Optimization (Career & Business); Personal Branding; Job Search Strategy; Interview Preparation & Career Storytelling
Designing for Inclusion
Sharon Nyangweso, CEO & Founder, Quake Lab
Knows a lot about: Design thinking for inclusion; Equity in action; Community consultations; Equity, Diversity and Inclusion/feminist lens; Digital communications
Can help you with: Equity assessments & action plans; Clarifying equity objectives; Journey mapping; Building a business embedded with equity.
Convening & Facilitating Meaningful Gatherings
Jane Porter, Facilitator & Founder, Bridge Building Group Inc
Knows a lot about: Facilitating meaningful conversations & engaging gatherings; experimenting with new ways to bring people together to solve complex problems.
Can help you with: Designing impactful gatherings, meetings & conferences; Making the most of your time with others; Strategies for building stronger connections
Speech & Presentations
Mary Houle, Registered speech pathologist, Founder, Pronounced
Knows a lot about: Presentation delivery, storytelling, communication and Accent confidence, speech coaching, and voice coaching
Can help you with: Expressing yourself dynamically and persuasively; Preparing for a pitch; Storytelling; Speaking with confidence; Delivering your message with clarity.
Technology & Cloud
Brett Tackaberry, VP of Engineering, Azavea
Knows a lot about:Tech Strategy & Planning; Cloud Tech; Data & Analytics; Coding & Development; Product management; Agile; DevOps; Web hosting & email.
Can help you with: Identifying tech opportunities; Adopting or improving agile; Acquiring data & building analytics dashboards.
Strategy, Systems transformation & Collaborative Design
Eva Oloumi, Founder, Paradeigma
Knows a lot about: Systems transformation & Strategy; Multi-lateral facilitation & collaborative design.
Can help you with: Building capacity in tackling seemingly unsolvable problems; Addressing critical challenges or opportunities that require navigating increasing complexity or uncertainty; Moving through grey areas where a path forward relies on multiple diverse and divergent sets of stakeholder groups.
Public Affairs & Strategic Communications
Adam J Smith, CEO, Rise Up Strategies
Knows a lot about: Digital Strategies; Public Relations & Issues Management; Government Relations; Risk Management; Technology and Data Management.
Can help you with: Public Relations; Issues Management; Government Relations; Risk Management; Technology and Data Management.
Ashraful Hasan, Founder, U Impactify
Knows a lot about: Innovation Management, Change Management, Impact Evaluation.
Can help you with: Evaluating Impact; Measuring Strategic Performance.
Andrew Paterson, Lawyer, Durant Barristers
Knows a lot about: Legal Advice; Dispute Resolution; Risk Management; Civil Litigation; Workplace Investigations
Can help you with: Legal advice; Legal dispute resolution; Coordinating Workplace investigations; Litigating civil matters; Legal risk management assessments
WordPress & Web Design
Frederic Sune, Founder, WP Expert
Knows a lot about: WordPress; Web Design; Website Improvement; SEO; Business processes automation.
Can help you with: WordPress issues; Website Development; Business automation using a WordPress website; SEO (On-page and general).
Jonathan Wade, President, Social Delta
Knows a lot about: Ideation; Partnership development; Incorporation; Business planning; Social financing; Marketing.
Can help you with: Connecting with community partners; Board orientation; Market Research; Business design; Pricing models.
Data & Analytics
Daniel Roberts, Software Engineer, Droberts.dev
Knows a lot about: Data Visualization; Data Analytics; Data Cleaning + Storage; Custom Software Development; Tableau Reports.
Can help you with: Designing and developing custom data visualizations; Sourcing, cleaning and storing datasets from various sources; Creating analytics dashboards and reports; Creating a data warehousing and storage strategy; Designing and managing custom software projects.
Sales & Marketing
Jordan Hawn, Brand & Marketing Strategist, Hawn Consulting
Knows a lot about: Omni-channel marketing strategy; Digital marketing strategy & tech execution; B2C/B2B sales strategy and consulting; Consumer behaviour; Customer acquisition tactics & strategy.
Can help you with: Structuring your sales approach & pitch; Sales coaching & consulting; Understanding & improving customer acquisition tactics; Crafting a strong multi-channel marketing strategy; Website & marketing systems evaluation & recommendations.
“Being able to go to the coaches to help you achieve whatever your objectives are — it just makes total sense to me. They always give me new perspectives, knowledge and expertise that I don't have. It's been wonderful — I really feel like they're part of my team.”