After earning a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Pacific University, and afterward in Public Relations from Breyer State University, Burçak Ilıman furthered her studies with an Executive MBA at York University and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology at St Clements University. Burçak Ilıman, holding Public Relations expertise and professional certificates from Boğaziçi University, also has received specialized training on Personal Selling and Marketing, Strategic Management and Planning, and Marketing Management from Pacific Hill University and Breyer State University, and on PR Professional and Marketing Code from Boğaziçi University.
Starting her professional career at the Sabah Newspaper in Turkey, Burçak Ilıman has worked as an editor and executive editor of corporate publications in several national magazines, and later on, has served as a public relations manager in various corporate companies.
She founded Avantgarde Communication Consultancy in 2004 to convey her business experience she gained in different sectors. She has been managing the communication consultancy of many national and international companies and brands for 17 years as the Agency President of Avantgarde Communication Consultancy.
Moreover, when ESMOD, one of the most prestigious fashion schools in the world, started to operate in Turkey by an agreement with VAKKO, Ilıman received Style Consulting training there. Upon receiving training in Styling and Fashion at Çolpan Ilhan Fashion School in styling, she has been providing Image, Style Consulting, and Corporate Image services to her clients.
Ilıman, who is a master in Breathing Therapy, Holistic Healing, and Reiki Energy training, which are among the most popular works of recent times, also provides specialized training on performance enhancement and stress management to companies.
For 5 years, Burçak Ilıman has been a member of Business Network International (BNI), which is operating in 85 countries of the world.