DEVA Training & Staffing Solutions is a full-service Staffing Agency providing temporary recruitment, as well as digital literacy and virtual administrative training services for Indigenous women.
Meet Your DEVA Team
Métis/Cree Founder and Lead Executive Officer (LEO), Sharon works with Indigenous and non-Indigenous folks, mostly women who are interested in Reconciliation.
The DEVA 20-week Online Training Program supports Indigenous women, especially those in remote communities, to realize their own capabilities. Through digital skills training and administrative learning, this program helps them build the confidence to find their own voice.
Other training provided includes:
- Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
- Creating Standard Operating Procedures
A trained facilitator, trainer, speaker, writer, and artist, Sharon offers HOPE by Helping Other People Excel.
Sharon is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Business Administration at Royal Roads University.
Senior DEVA and Sharon's daughter, Angie, is an undergraduate student at the University of Victoria, working towards a degree in psycholinguistics and eventually a Master's in Speech-Language Pathology.
She has a love for language and hopes to one day help children with developmental disabilities discover the voice they so deserve.
Angie has some experience providing virtual support, having worked for Sharon's former company Virtual eAdmin, offering audio transcription support, and has a typing speed of 80+ wpm.
As her mother's right hand, she is getting up-to-speed with all the digital tools needed to help run DEVA, and is a quick study.
If you’re looking for remote admin support, look no further. Our team is small and mighty, and continuously growing.
Bridging the Divide
Our MISSION is to empower Indigenous women.
This training program can change your LIFE in six short months!
BECOME a DEVA
Through DEVA, each graduate can utilize her new skills to provide for her community and her family.
HIRE a DEVA
Our team of DEVAs can fill your administrative gaps, train your staff and remove the bottleneck from your organization.
Would you like to learn more?
Book a 30-minute call with Sharon Marshall to explore the possibilities!
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
DEVA Course FAQ
What Others Are Saying
Sharon is one of the most organized and professional people that I know. With tight project deadlines and overlapping deliverables, she has been a fantastic resource to our team. Sharon will go above and beyond expectations to deliver exceptional service and products. If you have the opportunity to hire a virtual assistant, I would highly recommend Sharon's company.
Writing procedures was a daunting task in our line of work, utilizing metadata and technologies. With Sharon’s help to make it happen, our team has been enabled with the knowledge to embark on this project. There was a lot of thought and expertise in designing for not only our team, most importantly for the organization and people we serve. But it wasn’t just about the new knowledge. The main benefits came from doing the work, then receiving feedback, and interacting with Sharon after the training. Sharon has a calm and logical method of teaching that truly connected and inspired me.
Sharon is a valuable resource for our organization. She is very organized, has a diverse skill-set, and is very reliable. She goes the extra mile to ensure she delivers her very best. Sharon pays keen attention to detail and is highly professional. We enjoy working with Sharon and know you will too.
Sharon is an absolute star and totally talented. Only praises for her work!
I sponsored DEVA because I am passionate about supporting Indigenous success. Sharon Marshall has created an innovative program that equips Indigenous women in far-flung communities to learn the skills to become virtual assistants. This means that they can work anywhere on their own terms. How wonderful!
PowHERhouse is a proud founding partner and supporter of the DEVA project because we believe true equality removes all barriers of separateness and views us only as humans in need of healing and wholeness. As a capacity-building partner, the DEVA project provides Indigenous women with the opportunity to do just that. DEVA is a guided learning experience to explore what a small step of possibility into the fuller realization of human potential, including personal leadership, could feel like through the vehicle of digital literacy and virtual admin training as they strengthen not only their skills but also their confidence, communications, and self-love.
It is with absolute pleasure that I recommend Sharon Marshall's training. I had never taken a ‘Public Speaking Workshop’ and I thoroughly enjoyed the full two days. The training was well prepared in advance that I knew what to anticipate and plan for. I learned about the structure of planning speeches and the parts and delivery to be an Effective Public Speaker. I am inherently shy and nervous about public speaking, and this training gave me tools to be strategic and confident in myself and my delivery. I learned what not to do in a speech, and what would captivate an audience to make your speech memorable.
I would highly recommend Sharon’s training to anyone wanting to learn new skills or to build on what they already know. In fact, I believe I gained new confidence in my abilities from the positive feedback and the new strategies I learned. The two days were interactive, and Sharon used videos to highlight best and worst practices to demonstrate what we can achieve in our communication with others. I am looking forward to other training opportunities with Sharon.
I had the opportunity to help coordinate with Sharon from DEVA for a four-day workshop for the Saskatchewan First Nations Indigenous Women’s Council. The topic of the workshop was “How to be an Effective Public Speaker and Presenter". There were twelve (12) women and it was held in two-day intervals. Sharon is a skilled facilitator and researches her topics well. The workshops were well balanced and the participants were given ample time to respond to questions and actively participated in discussions.
I met Sharon a few years back while attending the Sauder School of Business and even then she knew what she excelled at and made it into a reality. Good Job Sharon…I look forward to attending more workshops with her.
We acknowledge with much gratitude that we are on the traditional territories of the Snuneymuxw and Snaw-naw-as First Nations of the Coast Salish People. We also give thanks to the ancestors and creatures big and small for looking after the rich resources and cultural teachings of this beautiful land.