Chantal Hackett, CEO, Sing House Studios

Chantal Hackett
Chantal Hackett
Editor's Note

Each year, OBJ and the Ottawa Board of Trade choose 40 of the region’s top young entrepreneurs and business executives and recognize them for their professional achievements, expertise and community service.

In these profiles, OBJ highlights some of this year’s recipients – their impressive accomplishments, what drives them and how they like to spend their downtime away from the business world.
See the full list of recipient profiles here and be sure to check out photos of the 2019 gala here.


Education: Bachelor of arts in communication, University of Ottawa (2009)

Biggest business achievement: Moving my business from my home to a commercial space in 2017.

Biggest obstacle overcome: Blending my artistic self and business self to an entirely new degree.

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Most important lesson I’ve learned in business: Delegate and make time for yourself. During my first year after moving into my commercial space, I eventually burned out. Now, I say no a lot more and yes to the right opportunities so that I can have as balanced a life as possible.

First job: Music teacher when I was 14. My first student was 45!

Advice I’d give the younger me: Your most important relationship is with yourself. Practise more self-love.

Favourite pastimes: Hanging out with my husband, friends and three puppies and watching live music with a cold beer.

Favourite song: That is a VERY tough one. I am Light by India.Arie or In Da Club by 50 Cent.

Favourite Ottawa sports team: Ottawa Redblacks


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