Shari Dirks2020-10-21T15:01:23-05:00

Shari D. Dirks

Operations Manager

[email protected]
(204) 975-8213

Although Shari does not work directly with Strauss clients, she has played an integral role in our organization since November 2018. As Operations Manager, Shari ensures that Strauss runs like a well-oiled machine.

In addition to her background in retail management and corporate recruitment, Shari’s degree in Sociology from the University of Winnipeg champions her empathy and people-skills. Staff members can always rely on Shari when dealing with challenging situations.

Shari splits her time between office operations and human resources duties. Some of her duties include handling insurance and accreditation renewals, developing policy and procedure documents, and onboarding any new staff. A proud moment in Shari’s time at Strauss was receiving outstanding feedback on Strauss’ 2019 AMC Institute reaccreditation review. The successful review can be attributed to Shari’s organization, her eye for detail, and her tremendous work ethic.

Shari is inspired by Maya Angelou’s involvement in strengthening the female empowerment movement. Angelou’s work also taught Shari to be grateful for what you have and to treat people the way you would like to be treated.

A tenacious go-getter, Shari is always looking for the most efficient and effective solutions to any task. With the capability to complete complex reports and deliver results, Shari is both impressive and admirable. She is a strong and driven leader who is committed to the satisfaction of all Strauss clients.

When Shari is not developing policies or leading a staff meeting, she enjoys spending time with her family, going on long runs, and reading. Her favourite book is Pieces of Her by Karen Slaughter.

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