About Grounded Strategies

Helping You Grow

It's what we do

We believe that helping agrifood companies run profitable businesses is fundamental to our future food security.

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Meet the team

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Gayle Palas

Program Manager
A natural-born educator, Gayle enjoys developing programs with actionable outcomes that support agrifood business success.
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Mary Ellen Hodgins

Lead Facilitator
Specializing in the Food and Natural Health Products’ Industry, Mary Ellen brings a wealth of industry knowledge and training to the team.
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Victoria Doerkson

Program Administrator
Victoria’s ability to organize and problem solve brings each project a fresh perspective and efficient planning.
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Nataliya Bukhanov

Instructional Designer
With more than 15 years of experience developing e-learning courses, Nataliya understands the importance of culture, accessibility and technology.

Associates

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Cheryl Sullivan

Product Packaging Consultant

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Why choose us?

  • We Know the Agrifood and Natural Health Product Industries

    Together with our team of expert coaches we have expertise in every area of the agrifood and natural health product industries. 

  • 24x7 Access to Training

    With our online program delivery, learners access the material relevant to them when and where they want making it the perfect fit for busy entrepreneurs.

  • Proven Success

    We have successfully delivered our programs across Western Canada to a variety of food entrepreneurs from microprocessors to mid-sized ready to export companies.

Our Story

Over the years, we have had the sincere pleasure of working with many farm and food businesses, from very early stage concept only start-ups to more established mid-sized companies looking to export.  It gives us tremendous satisfaction to watch a company go through one of our training programs, apply what they have learned, make connections and grow their business. 

Being an entrepreneur is hard work, especially in the food industry.  Seeing companies grow and succeed is what keeps us doing what we do. 

Would you like to deliver a training program in your region?

Contact us to find out more.