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HIP Partners

As a seasoned entrepreneur, Angie McLeod of HIP Strategic Consulting knows that while her business demands that she have a wide variety of skill sets, she doesn't have to do it all!  So, she strategically partners with other entrepreneurs to make sure that all the gaps are filled, supports are in place, and that as a solo-entrepreneur she has access to the best minds out there to help her grow her business in the way she wants.  


Leah Payne, Cedar Hill Creative - Writer & Editor

Leah Payne is a writer and editor. As Owner-Operator of Cedar Hill Creative, she produces high quality, customized content for a wide range of clients. Leah is passionate about working with organizations to help them bring their brands to life. She takes care to learn about what makes her clients’ products and services unique and then works to craft tailored messages for them.  (Leah's official bio... now on to the one Angie wrote) 

Leah's great to work with and brings a gentle touch to editing her client's written work. With clear and objective eyes, she takes the writer's work and massages it to help her clients put their best foot forward while maintaining the client's natural voice.  Always pleasant to work with, Leah brings great value to any type of discussion on how to present and move your brand forward through the written word.  If you are looking for writing and editing help, Leah's a great partner. Check her out at:

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Anna Black, Goode Grammar - Social Media Manager and Marketer


Anna Black is a mother of two and an experienced content writer, editor, social media manager, and virtual assistant with a strong professional background in marketing, advertising, real estate, community services, non-profit, and communications. As the Owner/Operator of Goode Grammar, she works closely with her clients to create compelling and persuasive content for blogs, websites, e-blasts and more. Learn more at  (Anna's official bio... now on to the one Angie wrote) 


Anna is amazingly organized and she gets a lot done in a minimal amount of time.  Investing in Anna's services has helped me take one priority task (marketing & social media) off my ever-growing to-do list - and ensured it got done. Anna works well collaboratively which is essential given I have marketing ideas, just no time to implement them. She takes my ideas, fine-tunes them and makes them happen.  Communicating a clear brand message is important to me, and I have grown to trust that Anna understands this, can clearly communicate my message, and knows how to engage my target clients.  I highly recommend working with her if you have a chance.


Sharolyn Wandzura, Ears Forward Coaching - Co-Facilitator of the Align Lab, Master of the Herd, and Leadership Coach


Sharolyn Wandzura offers leadership programs at Ears Forward Coaching based out of Azadeh Acres located in east Maple Ridge. As a long time student of the horse, she blends Liberty Horse Training, Equine Guided Development & Life Coaching to help clients find their voice, become compassionate leaders and have courageous conversations. Her clients range from youth resiliency and leadership, to woman empowerment relational development programs, and Courageous Conversations for partners & teams. (Sharolyn's official bio... now on to the one Angie wrote) 


Sharolyn is a great listener.  She reads between the lines, understands things intuitively, and is passionate about helping her clients find their courage to move forward.  Sharolyn walks the talk too.  She invests in self-development and in introspection - so that she can be totally present when working with her clients. With a gentle and compassionate approach, Sharolyn helps clients gain clarity using her favorite tool: her herd of horses - Mannah, Sweet Georgia Brown, and Leroy.  As a collaborative partner, she ROCKS!

Newsletter & Blog Contributors

If you are like us at HIP, we know that you like the blogs and newsletters you read to be jam packed with relevant and informative content - while still being interesting to read.  While we love to share our perspective with you about the entrepreneurial journey, and what we've learned, we also know that it's nice to learn from other professionals.  So we invite other entrepreneurs - those who inspire us - to share their best tools, techniques, and stories so that we can bring more value to our readers.   Let us know if you are looking for something specific on our Facebook page and we will see who in our network can answer your question.

Teri Holland, The Empowered Life Academy 

Teri Holland helps entrepreneurs to move from where they are to where they want to be and make more money is a short period of time. Teri is a Certified Trainer of NLP, Hypnotherapy, and Time Line Therapy® and a Master High Performance Coach. 



Diane MacDonald

Raincoast Elemental Wellness and Consulting Inc.

Diane MacDonald is dedicated to supporting those who help others - the caregivers among us - to help them release stress and avoid burnout. Using a range of holistic relaxation techniques, including reflexology, guided meditation, reiki, touch for health, and specialized kinesiology, Diane provides the gift of relaxation in a safe and open space which is devoted to the self-care and self-healing of her clients.


Diane is a registered member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada, the Reflexology Association of BC, and the Canadian Associate of Specialized Kinesiology and has an exceptional gift for helping others to relax, let go of stress, and heal.  For those entrepreneurial caregivers among us, adding Diane’s wellness services into our own self-care routines is vital if we want to avoid burnout.  I speak from experience!


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