Investigator & Trainer
PhilosophyIn a word: Integrity
Shari’s expertise in investigations was developed through her previous work as a police officer and detective. Shari is passionate about helping others which is why she investigates with kindness and empathy, conscious of how workplace issues can impact people’s mental health.
During her 24 years in the police service she worked in various investigative units including the Domestic Violence Unit and the Special Victims Unit.
Shari is a certified instructor for the Road to Mental Readiness, an education-based program designed to address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness for first responders.
Shari has also completed the Workplace Investigations Training and Certificate program through the HRPA and is a certified workplace investigator.
Workplace Investigations Training & Certificate Program: HRPA, Leadership Skills: Humber College, Leadership and Management Development: Dalhousie University, Law & Security Administration: Conestoga College
Shari is proud of her work in the police service and received a Citation of Commendation for saving a life.
She has delivered the Road to Mental Readiness to many police and other staff within her police service, which helped her contribute to a psychologically safe workplace.
As a child, Shari loved to play “superheroes”. Her favourite superhero was Wonder Woman. She would pretend to fly around in her invisible jet and with magic arm bands and a lasso. In grade nine a police officer attended Shari’s class to talk about policing. Shari knew instantly that she would channel her inner Wonder Woman by becoming a police officer. Now she channels her inner Wonder Woman as a warrior for respectful workplaces.
An interesting tidbit
Shari is an avid vegetable and flower gardener. She owns horses and owned horse boarding facility. She is particularly good at driving a large farm tractor.
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