Ashka Wirk is the Principal of Wirk Consulting, bringing a unique blend of consulting, coaching, and facilitation expertise to help you improve your organization’s performance. She is a Certified Management Consultant (Canadian Association of Management Consultants), experienced facilitator, and Certified Executive Coach (International Coaching Federation). She has a BSc in biology from UBC and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Ashka is a seasoned private sector leader. She began her career as head of Business Development with Okanagan-based biotechnology firm, AgriForest Bio-technologies where she designed and implemented marketing and sales strategy, built strategic business collaborations, and worked closely with the firm’s R&D team to ensure that AgriForest remained innovative to ensure its long-term sustainability. She then led the healthcare association management subsidiary of Vancouver-based StemCell Technologies, the largest biotechnology company in Canada – first as an Executive Director of several not-for-profit international and national healthcare association clients, then as CEO of the firm.
As a management consultant for the last eight years, Ashka has provided consulting support to numerous ministries and agencies in the BC public sector; to not-for profit organizations of all configurations and sizes; and to small and medium-sized private sector businesses to improve their organizational performance.
She will “hit the ground running” to work seamlessly in your operating context and will bring her experience to bear to support and benefit your project.