ABOUT Sherrie Barch
Sherrie is an author, speaker, and the CEO of two Forbes’ ranked top executive search firms and a leadership consulting company. An expert in the areas of leadership, team development, and diversity, her forward-thinking approach to work was recognized when she was chosen to participate in the ‘altMBA” program designed and led by leadership guru Seth Godin. Born and raised in Northern Illinois, Sherrie earned Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Communication from Western Illinois University.
Sherrie is married with three sons. As a mom, she describes herself as a part-time pancreas for her two youngest sons who were both diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes within the same year. Playing this role for several years now, she is relentless about creating open and honest communication with her family about this chronic and life-threatening condition.
Sherrie’s passion for storytelling and making room for serious and “heavy” conversations was a strong motivation for her to write her children’s book Heaven’s Bell and its companion grief journal and memory book Ring To Remember. One of her goals for Heaven’s Bell and the Ring To Remember journal is to create and inspire a safe space for families to share memories and have conversations about death and dying in a natural and productive way.
Sherrie is currently working on her second book, a business leadership fable designed to help new college graduates navigate the “real life stuff they don’t teach you in school” about career conversations, conflicts, and challenges.
In her leisure time, she enjoys the changing seasons of the Midwest, spending time with her family and friends and live entertainment in any form including Broadway plays, school plays, comedians, magicians, and musicians.