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Meet our Mentors

Your mentors will provide you with guidance, connect you with their network of potential clients and other industry professionals, and keep you accountable while helping you reach your business goals!

Specialty one-time mentoring sessions with industry-specific professionals may be arranged separately if the opportunity and demand arise.

Karen Hastie

President – Your Sales Company

Karen is a seasoned business professional with over 3 decades of experience in owning and operating businesses. She currently serves as the President of Your Sales Company, leveraging her extensive expertise to provide valuable insights and solutions to a wide range of business challenges. Karen is also the creator and founder of the Chamber Perks app which is now available in 20+ cities across Canada. As the Founder of the Serial Seller training workshops, she is passionate about sharing her knowledge in business analysis, branding, engagement, and selling.

  • Business Consulting
  • Marketing Consulting
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Brand Consulting
  • Pricing Strategy
Bernie Aho

Bernie Aho

Co-Founder – Critiq

Bernie has over 18 years of entrepreneurship experience in leading tech industry businesses. Currently, he is the driving force behind the look and feel of Critiq and provides business insight, strategy, and leadership across all teams. An avid photographer, designer, and gamer, Bernie previously co-founded TimeHero and the award-winning cloud-based annotation and marketing review tool ConceptShare which quickly became a leader in Creative Operations management.

  • Product Development
  • User Experience Design
  • Business Development
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Mobile and Web Applications

Want to join our network of mentors?

Click here to find out what the requirements are to be a mentor at the IQ.

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