The HIP Story...
It all started on one of my daily commutes to work...
A dream of having my own consulting company, of working with non-profit organizations—helping them grow and manage their organizations, creating futures that allowed them to flourish.
Zip ahead 5 years... With the birth of my daughter and a move to the Lower Mainland, I was faced with a choice: either find paid employment that would fulfill me or I follow my dream of starting my own consulting company.
With the help of the Douglas College Self-Employment program, my mom (an Accountant by trade, and one of the best mentors ever!), and the support of my husband, I envisioned a company based on the values I believe in:
supporting and encouraging others;
collaborating to achieve results; and
strengthening communities by building individual capacity.
I wanted the work I do with clients to be strategic and proactive; focused on creating long-term results using a step-by-step approach that was
high-impact, and practical (HIP). To facilitate conversations that lead participants from talk > action > accountability and drive results.
These concepts became the seed that grew into HIP Strategic Consulting. Launched in 2003, HIP Strategic Consulting specializes in working with mid to large non-profits looking to secure a sustainable future through strategic planning, social enterprise development, community engagement, and board development.
With 20 years of experience consulting with non-profit organizations (plus the 10 working for non-profits), we've been around the block a time or two, learning and expanding our knowledge base as we went. Our clients have grown to love us, often bringing us back regularly to assist with facilitation and project management, or to explore and develop ideas for a social enterprise.
At HIP we recognize that our clients are the experts on their businesses; and that it is our job to ask the right questions that help you shift perspectives and see new opportunities and solutions.
We work closely with our clients to help them be wildly successful on their own terms and to design systems, procedures, and solutions that reflect their unique values and journey.