Vania Sakelaris is a seasoned executive with over 25+ years of experience in healthcare administration, governance and government relations.  She is the founder of VAS & Associates (VAS) a management consulting firm which provides customized advisory, coaching and training services to corporate executives, their boards and their teams. As a solution catalyst, the firm supports systems, organizations and people in managing growth and impactful change using a values-based approach and building on decades of experience developing and implementing regional strategies.

Vania’s lifelong passion for capacity building has been reflected throughout her career and inspired her coaching work and the launch of her business.  Vania shares her extensive experience as a public speaker, as an adjunct university lecturer and as a case writer with a focus on strategy, leadership, operations and entrepreneurship. 

Vania chairs two GYB Chapters (Toronto and Markham/ Richmond Hill).  She also provides business coaching for University of Toronto student entrepreneurs.

Vania holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School and is a graduate of Rotman’s Executive Leadership Program, and Not-For-Profit Governance Program.  She studied at the Coaches Training Institute and is Certified through Ivey Academy’s LIFT Advanced Coaching Program.