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About Us

VAS & Associates Inc. (VAS) supports boards, leaders, and emerging leaders with managing growth, change and challenge at the system, organization, team, and individual levels  through the provision of strategic advisory support, executive coaching, and training. 

VAS specializes in inspiring, enabling, and informing  the development and advancement of transformative action plans in alignment with organizational and leadership goals using customized frameworks and tools and interactive approaches that are responsive to identified needs.   

VAS facilitates customized strategies to help advance values-aligned priorities in support of the achievement of optimal performance and positive impact. 

We support leaders across many industries, with a specialization in service industries including healthcare, financial services, education, professional services and technology. We work with leaders from all three levels of government building on our public administration experience.

In short, we specialize in helping decision and change makers to get things done as partners in accountability.

Our Values

Our Founder

Vania Sakelaris, the founder of VAS & Associates Inc. is a respected and collaborative senior leader with over 25 years of seasoned executive experience at the regional, provincial, national, and global levels. Her track record reflects exemplary performance in leading large organizations and interdisciplinary teams as well as leading large scale transformation initiatives. She is effective in influencing, negotiating, and advancing innovative and integrated solutions using a values-based approach.

Vania’s professional portfolio has included progressive leadership experience from small start-up organizations to a billion-dollar agency. She is well-versed in public administration, risk, and regulatory frameworks, and specializes in service-based industries including healthcare, financial, professional services, and education.

Vania’s lifelong passion for capacity building has been reflected throughout her career and inspired her coaching work and the launch of her business which supports boards, leader and teams on their values-based journeys through enabling advancement of their defined goals and aspirations. She is committed to lifelong learning and provides mentorship to university students and entrepreneurs based on her professional and transformational journey. Her knowledge mobilization efforts include public speaking and university lectures. They also include the development and publishing of case studies for use by global business schools.

Based in Toronto, Ontario Canada, Vania and her team support clients across Canada, the US and internationally.  She works with her Associates to deliver quality services customized to meet the unique and diverse needs of VAS clients. LinkedIn