Keynote Speaker

Nikola Girke (British Columbia), a five-time Canadian Olympian, is among the few athletes who transitioned from one sport to another and competed in three different sport disciplines at the Olympic Games (Sailing and Windsurfing).

Nikola is an International Coach Federation (ICF) master certified coach with extensive experience coaching individuals, from individual contributors to C-suite executives worldwide. As an executive coach, she is a thinking partner who leverages the parallels between sport and business, allowing her to relate to her client’s needs and goals.

Nikola is dedicated to helping forward-thinking professionals own their podium through guiding clients to define and achieve their personal concept of success. She upholds her motto daily: Dare to dream, dare to achieve, dare to succeed.

Nikola graduated from University of British Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in human kinetics in 1999. Her chapter, Alpha Lambda, will always remember her for bringing "Sporty Spice" to Gamma Phi Beta. Nikola resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she enjoys gardening and windsurfing.