About Startup Sarnia-Lambton
Who we are
Run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, Startup Sarnia-Lambton is designed to showcase small businesses, build networks and provide educational opportunities.
For aspiring entrepreneurs, we help people turn their business dreams into realities. For business owners, we provide programming, a membership directory, networking opportunities and access to national resources.
Chelsey Hart is the Executive Director of Startup Sarnia-Lambton. Chelsey is an experienced entrepreneur, community volunteer, ICF certified entrepreneurship coach, and community builder.
Chelsey is also the Founder of Her Initiative Co., a social enterprise dedicated to making self employment more accessible to women by providing ICF certified business coaching, funding opportunities, education, and an inclusive community. Chelsey believes that clients are the experts in their own lives, and supports their unique entrepreneurship journeys through active listening, powerful questions, brainstorming, and resource sharing. This organization was born out of a desire to provide a space that fosters growth, collaboration, and learning.
In late 2018 Chelsey sold her first business for a profit then obtained a coaching certification through the International Coach Federation. Since then, Chelsey has been providing 1:1 coaching to artists, freelancers, sole proprietors, partnerships, small business owners, realtors, musicians, executive directors, etc. Chelsey is also a mother of two beautiful little girls, black belt in martial arts, avid cyclist, and book lover.