A few years ago, I made a new friend named Sherrilynne Starkie.
Though she didn’t yet live in Ottawa, she knew she was moving back (her mom and sister are there) from Britain and she used social media to connect with people to find a job and build her friend network.
Because of the work we do with Thornley Fallis, she and I connected on Twitter during her brilliant social media job search.
Fast forward to last year and I finally had the chance to meet her in person when I spoke at Third Tuesday. And then had the opportunity to spend time with her when I spoke at SocialCapital earlier this month.
Sherrilynne Starkie at Work
Sherrilynne is a ball of fire – from her red hair down to her personality.
The job search she conducted landed her at Thornley-Fallis (what a coinky dink!) as vice president and, to sit and listen to her talk, you know she knows what she’s doing.
She has taken her experience in her job search and implemented it for clients. She understands how the web is changing our industry and is at the forefront of the trend.
She’s smart, she’s thoughtful, and she’s perceptive.
Sherrilynne Starkie at Home
But you know what I love most about her? She’s adventurous.
About 18 months ago, she took some time with her beloved and backpacked around Southeast Asia.
With one (ONE!) backpack and two pairs of shoes. In a backpack.
I freaking love. She’s well-traveled and she’s lived in Canada, the U.K., and the United States. How many of you can say you’ve lived in three countries?
You wouldn’t know it by looking at her picture – or seeing her in person – but she’s about to become a grandmother. Perhaps the grand baby will call her social media rockstar instead of gramma.
Find Her Online
Don’t take offense if she doesn’t immediately respond to you. She’s the stealth, quiet type who listens, takes everything in, and then pounces with a smart or hilarious response.
You’ll love getting to know her.