Morning Keynote: Ashley Mielke – The Power of Resilience

The Power of Resilience

Resilience is power in life’s challenging circumstances and can be the difference that serves you in the most meaningful ways. Ashley Mielke knows it because she’s lived it. She was raised by a single mother and grew up with an alcoholic father who eventually lost his battle to the disease. The experience of losing her father to suicide was life-changing, but ultimately, put her on the path to success and her calling in life. At just 26 years old, Ashley founded The Grief and Trauma Healing Centre Inc., a thriving group practice that has helped over 3000 people to date. How did she do it? By finding and experiencing resilience in life, business, love, and family. Ashley will take you on an engaging journey of her challenging life narrative and reveal, how resilience has the power to transform unthinkable pain into your greatest successes.

Ashley Mielke
Registered Psychologist | Founder and Executive Director of The Grief and Trauma Healing Centre Inc.


Ashley Mielke is a Registered Psychologist, Advanced Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, and Founder and Executive Director of The Grief and Trauma Healing Centre Inc. in Alberta, Canada. She is also the exclusive Canadian Certification Trainer for The Grief Recovery Institute and a sought-after international speaker and consultant.

Ashley has led workshops and training events for multi-million-dollar corporations, professional associations, non-profits, the City of Edmonton, the Government of Canada, Federal Penitentiaries, and numerous small businesses. Ashley is also a frequent media contributor and she has been featured in Huffington Post Canada, Canadian Living, and Canadian Funeral News. Ashley is currently obtaining her Doctor of Psychology degree (PsyD) through California Southern University.

Ashley found her passion early in life following a difficult childhood overshadowed by her father’s substance abuse and eventual suicide. Surprisingly, Ashley came to discover that her darkest and most painful period of life, was in fact, the very catalyst that uncovered her “WHY” for being: to serve others and create a safe space to explore life’s most challenging questions. Ashley is a heart-centred and purpose-driven leader who instils hope and healing through her story of resilience. Ashley’s greatest empowerment comes when she is able to connect with others and help them find the resilience of hope that can empower them—the hope that can only be found in the midst of great challenges and journeys through grief.