Growth Navigator Network

The Growth Navigator Network is a collective of experienced advisors and business leaders dedicated to supporting established businesses in the Growth Catalyst program. Our network provides invaluable insights, strategic guidance, and hands-on support, helping companies navigate the complexities of scaling up and achieving sustainable growth.

Insights & Expertise from Industry Leaders

Strategic Guidance for Sustainable Growth
Gain expert advice to overcome the challenges of balancing daily operations with strategic planning. Our advisors help you create a cohesive vision and develop strategies to ensure sustainable growth, allowing you to focus on high-impact areas without feeling overwhelmed.
Hands-On Support for Business Development
Our network offers practical support to tackle issues like low team accountability and ineffective delegation. By providing actionable insights and real-world solutions, we help you streamline operations and enhance team performance, ensuring your business runs smoothly and efficiently.
Customized Solutions for Revenue Growth
Benefit from tailored strategies designed to address your unique business needs and opportunities. Our advisors work with you to identify and implement revenue growth initiatives, helping you navigate market complexities and achieve your financial goals, even in a demanding and fast-paced work environment.

Meet Our Advisors

Our advisors, chosen for their expertise, real-world scaling experience, and coaching orientation, bring invaluable insights to guide your business to new heights.

Desirée Bombenon

YPO | Calgary Chamber
Desirée Bombenon is an innovator, futurist, and purpose-driven leader with over 30 years of business operational experience and strategic leadership.

Nish Sampath

Switch Advisory Group
Nish Sampath is a distinguished Technology Executive with extensive experience across Consulting, Healthcare, Insurance, Supply Chain Management, and the Cannabis industry.

Sarah Morrill

321 Growth Academy
Sarah Morrill is a dynamic leader with over 20 years of experience working with big brands, early-stage startups, and tech ecosystem organizations.

Chantel Elliott

321 Growth Academy
Chantel Elliott is a seasoned marketing leader with over 25 years of experience helping entrepreneurs and leaders bring their world-changing ideas to life.

James Levy

Founder + COO | SenSights
James Levy is a visionary leader and innovator in the Canadian telecommunications industry, currently serving as the Director Lead for the TELUS 5G program and the Director of Business Solutions New Markets.

Scott Langevin

VP Corporate Operations | Rally Engineering
Scott Langevin is a highly motivated and results-driven Operations and Product leader with a passion for lifelong learning and creating collaborative work environments built on trust, transparency, and empowerment.

Faaiza Ramji

Principal | OnPurpose
Faaiza Ramji helps businesses operationalize their brand. As the leader of OnPurpose, Faaiza is deeply engaged with entrepreneurs, assisting them in making meaningful connections with their customers through marketing, business development, and customer experience.

Paul Hookham

Chief Financial Officer | SIMS
Paul Hookham catalyzes innovation ecosystems with over 20 years of experience as a CFO and co-founder of several companies. He has a proven track record in global governance, risk, compliance software, and the automotive industry, with successful exits to major firms.

Become an Advisor

Join our growing network of experienced professionals and play a vital role in guiding ambitious businesses to success. Contribute your expertise to shape the future of Growth Catalyst companies and enhance our program’s impact.

Help Shape the Success of Ambitious Businesses

Are you an experienced professional with a passion for fostering business growth? Join the Growth Navigator Network and seize the opportunity to work directly with clients even after program completion. As an advisor, you’ll play a pivotal role in guiding Strategic Growth Teams (SGTs) towards realizing their ambitious growth goals, contributing to the success of businesses on their path to sustained growth.
Forge Meaningful Connections
Cultivate relationships with businesses seeking support, positioning yourself as a vital asset in their growth journey. Leverage our Experts on Demand program for ongoing contractual relationships, benefitting from the inherent trust and credibility tied to the Growth Catalyst program affiliation.
Strategic Network Expansion
Join our growing community, gaining exclusive access to over 65 established companies, 250+ past and current participants, faculty, and fellow advisors. This dynamic network offers the opportunity for continuous professional enrichment, community building, and giving back to the business community.
Engage Actively, Earn Compensation
Contribute actively to discussions, share insights, and receive compensation for your involvement. Your expertise deserves recognition, and you have the option to donate earnings to a charitable cause, further enhancing the impact of your contributions.


Find answers to common questions about the Growth Navigator Network and how it operates within the Growth Catalyst program.
I’m interested in becoming an advisor, how do I join?

To join the Growth Navigator Network, please fill out the advisor application. Our team will carefully review your application. If you’re a good fit, we will reach out and welcome you to the network.

What is the criteria to become an advisor?

Throughout the Growth Catalyst program, we recognize the importance of having diverse types of advisors to support companies as they go through their growth journey. Advisors are selected based on their expertise, real-world scaling experience, and a coaching orientation. Here are the main types of advisors we look for:

  • Ignite! Advisors: Extensive business acumen and long-term strategic perspective, with experience in multiple business activities and fiscal responsibility.
  • Lab Advisors: Subject matter experts specializing in one of the 7 Scaling Strategies™. They are experienced in the tools, concepts, and frameworks used in the program.
  • Launch! Advisors (Experts on Demand): Keen to support companies in the execution of their Growth Strategy, with a focus on implementing and executing specific projects and initiatives post-program.

We select advisors based on the following criteria:

  • Subject Matter Expertise: Proficiency in one or more business functions.
  • Scaling Experience: Hands-on involvement in scaling companies and contributing insights from similar growth journeys.
  • Advisory and Coaching Skills: Experience in advisory roles, active listening, and a questioning approach to support.
  • Networking: Willingness to connect Growth Catalyst companies with new opportunities and individuals.
  • Fit for Growth Catalyst Companies: Ensuring alignment with the program’s values and goals.
What is the role advisors play in the program?

Advisors in the Growth Navigator Network guide companies through their strategic growth journey. They provide mentorship, share insights, and offer hands-on support in areas such as leadership development, market strategies, and business operations. Advisors participate in workshops, peer-to-peer exchanges, and executive coaching sessions.

What kind of commitment is becoming an advisor?

Becoming an advisor involves flexible commitments that align with your professional schedule. Invitations to participate are extended on a case-by-case basis, allowing you to choose engagements that fit your availability and expertise.

What is the cost to work with advisors?

There is no direct cost to work with advisors as part of the Growth Catalyst program. Advisors are compensated for their contributions, and there are opportunities for ongoing contractual relationships through our Experts on Demand program.

What areas of support are needed?

We are always looking for advisors who provide expertise in the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Team dynamics
  • Branding & positioning
  • Innovation and ideation
  • Business development
  • Go-to-market strategy
  • Business operations
  • Finances

Other specific areas of expertise that we look for include:

  • Geographical expansion into international markets
  • Implementing OKRs (Objectives and Key Results)
  • Narrowing down ICP (Ideal Customer Profile)
  • Executing growth campaigns
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