“A friend makes your face smile & your heart soar…”
Sherry’s deep-seated passion for friendship and humor make her a true inspiration. She loves to stir her audience to an understanding that when cancer steals the song in their heart, friendship and laughter will sing it back to them. In an “intimate girlfriend-to-girlfriend fashion” she shares how her friends did that for her and incorporates fun, imaginative ideas she’s learned from others while traveling and speaking. She also motivates her audience to take an active role in their own health care and to encourage those they love to do the same.
Sherry speaks with a warmth and empathy that touches and encourages the hearts of her audience. Her presentations bring both laughter and tears; and those who attend leave reassured that faith, family, friends and frivolity can revitalize a heart broken by cancer.
Some of Sherry’s Other Topics!
- Life… A Community Event.
Who was that masked man? We weren’t meant to be Lone Ranger citizens and who wants to be! Community is as diverse as people and comes in many shapes and sizes. It looks like family, church or synagogue, workplace, neighborhood and much more. We need community to help us learn, laugh and live life. This presentation has been popular as a humorous keynote for community luncheons, fundraisers and businesswomen’s conferences.
- The Sunset Chapter
In an earlier chapter of her adult life, Sherry worked as a ward secretary in a convalescent center in Northern California. During this presentation she shares some funny experiences; the valuable lesson a wise nurse taught her that has helped her deal with the ups and downs of life; the healing power of laughter and friendship; and the most important gift we can give to our “Greatest Generation” as they live the sunset chapter of their lives. This is a popular keynote presentation for health care workers and was developed for an appreciation banquet for legislators who provide funding.
- Get Serious: I Can’t Write a Book! Whether you were born with a passion to communicate or an experience has put this desire on your heart…sometimes it takes an encouraging word to get you going. This humorous presentation has been popular as a luncheon Keynote for writer’s conferences.
- Gotta Be GOOFY! (to be a writer!) This fun presentation was developed when a teacher friend invited Sherry to speak for a junior high school career day. Sherry wears a Goofy T-shirt and uses an acrostic of the word Goofy to motivate and equip young people to consider and have fun with writing. The kids love to participate by sharing and building on each other’s fun ideas. An overhead and kids must be provided.
- Wipe that smile off your face…You’re at work! Of course we must take our work seriously; but must we take ourselves so seriously? Dwight D. Eisenhower said, “A sense of humor is part of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.” Is humor indeed appropriate at work? If Mister “I like IKE” thought so maybe we should consider it!
- A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes! This presentation was developed when Sherry was invited to speak at Spokane Falls Community College to a group entitled, Women in Transition. These are women whose dreams have been shattered by others…by life. You may not have had your dreams shattered by others; maybe you just don’t yet know what you want to be when you grow up? Is it too late? Do you even know what your dream might be? How do you get in touch with your lost dream? How do you protect your dream from dying? We are all originals with individual dreams. Let’s dream big!
- …and More!