Are your processes and systems ready?
Are your employees ready?
Are your family members ready?
Are you SuccessionReady?
What we do
You started your business with passion, purpose, and planning — let’s keep that going.
SuccessionReady combines the best of management consulting, executive coaching, and real-world business experience – specifically designed for founder-led businesses to develop a roadmap for the future.
We offer a simple, effective, and real-world approach to create a tailored Succession Plan for your business – working in partnership with you, your employees, your other professional service providers, and your family. We guide you through the process of creating a Succession Plan that aligns with your values, achieives your goals, and ensures you and your team are prepared for the next steps.
From our work together, you will gain clarity about the future, create an aligned team and family, bring in your other professional advisors such as your accountant, banker, lawyer, financial planner, and broker — to develop a Succession Plan that you can implement with confidence.
This actionable Succession Plan takes into account the processes, people, leadership, and sustainability considerations that need to be in place to ensure your business — and your legacy – endures.
James Grieve, Principal of Catalyst Strategies, is the co-creator of SuccessionReady. He has a passion for helping founder-lead and emerging businesses build, thrive, and grow. For over 20 years, he has worked closely with business owners to design and develop strategies and systems that create value and make a positive and sustainable difference in the lives of business owners, their employees, and their customers.
James is a Certified Management Consultant (Canadian Association of Management Consultants) with a can-do approach to business, and brings a creative and customer-first approach to working with clients. He is also a Certified Exit Planning Advisor ,(Exit Planning Institute), Certified Customer Experience Professional (Customer Experience Professionals Association), Certified Sales Professional (Canadian Professional Sales Association),and a Professional Farm Advisor (Canadian Association of Farm Advisors).. He holds an ISO 20700:2017 certification for management consultancy services. He has an BCom in Entrepreneurial Management, an MBA, and Graduate Certificate in Organization Design and Development from Royal Roads University, and a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Circular Economy from Cambridge University.
Ashka Wirk, Principal of Wirk Consulting, is the co-creator of SuccessionReady. She grew up working in her family’s business, is a seasoned private sector CEO, and has helped leaders, teams, and organizations of all types to set their North Star, engage their key stakeholders, and map a clear path forward for nearly 20 years.
Ashka brings a unique blend of consulting, coaching, and facilitation expertise. 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.
Get in touch
We would love to hear from you to see if we can help you with your Succession Plan!