Business Consulting

Business Consulting

Whether you are a self-employed one person show or you have a large corporate team to manage, working with a business consultant can be an invaluable resource. How you choose to work with them and for how long is up to you. In a trusting unbiased relationship with a business consultant, people will reach for more, feel inspired, supported, improve performance, efficiency, bottom line results and foster an exciting yet realistic game plan for the future.

Deciding to work with a business consultant to support your business is much like an athlete working with a coach. When to work together can be a result of trying to figure out where you are at-why things aren’t happening that you want, or rapid performance growing pains to work through or looking to take aspects/ everything to the next level of performance results.

Business Consultants are commonly hired to assist in the following ways

  • Be a Sounding Board
  • Improve Employee Engagement/Relations
  • Examine and enhance Profitability/Add Revenue Streams
  • Cut Costs-Increase Sales
  • Navigate Change and Transitions
  • Leadership and Direction support
  • Adopt a Social Responsibility Plan
  • Create or update Service Standards
  • Employee Recognition & Retention Programs
  • Implement Customer Service & Loyalty Programs


  • Strategic Planning-establish and Meet Goals and Objectives
  • Create an Inspiring Vision and get Buy In from Employees and Shareholders
  • Systems and Proceedures
  • Performance Reviews
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Create or Lead Training Programs
  • Assist in creating a stronger aligned Team
  • Provide fresh New Ideas, Options, Perspectives and Angles to Problem Solve or to Explore Opportunities

Sue Hutchinson holds a certificate in Business Management and worked in management teams and leading teams for 15 years in the corporate world for the successful Canadian organizations Intrawest Corp and Le Chateau.

When she moved to Fernie in 2002 Sue took that experience and translated it to working with local businesses large and small as a business consultant through her company Evolve INK Coaching & Consulting.

Larger scale local business clients have included Fernie Lodging Company, East Kootenay Community Credit Union (Cranbrook, Fernie & Elkford locations),  Fernie Real Estate and Island Lake Lodge.

Her private office is located upstairs at the back of the building at Inside Out Fernie Wellness