TESTIMONIALS from DEVA Graduates
"Thank you so much for your sponsorship, I greatly appreciate it. Without your sponsorship, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Being a DEVA opened a new door for me, and will continue to open other doors to great opportunities. The DEVA Training & Staffing Solutions has taught me computer skills, attention to detail of work, and being assurative of deadlines. Being a part of the program made me understand you can figure out anything, and that anything is possible if you work hard. I was glad to be a part of the program that paved a way for me in my journey to success. The practicum was a wonderful knowledgeable experience, I've learned many new skills from practicum and still continue to learn from. After the completion of my practicum, I was asked to work part-time as a Research Intern at Impact Arts Cooperative. I still presently work at Impact Arts, being a part of Impact Arts I’ve learned many new skills and will continue to learn new skills.
"I would like to give thanks to all of the sponsors: PowHERhouse, Land Forest People, Kellie Garrett, and Joel and Dana Solomon. I would really like to express my appreciation for allowing me to expand my skillset from a former Class1 driver to a computer-based line of work. My new skill set allows me to use Canva, Google programs, emails, and various other apps that Impact Arts Co-op has presented me. As a mother of 3 children, 2 stepchildren, and 2 foster children, this allows me to work from home and provide for them. Your contribution has given me, Sheila Pahtayken, a new outlook and opportunity to provide and puts me on a great new career path with endless opportunities to grow.
So thank you so much,
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"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."
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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.
~ Danielle Levine, Consultant
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.
~ Cherie Mercer, Citizenship Registry Mgr, Nisga’a Lisims Gov
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.
~ Melanie Debassige, former Chief of Staff, BC Assembly of First Nations
Sharon is an absolute star and totally talented. Only praises for her work!
~ Chastity Davis, Chastity Davis Consulting
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!
~ Kellie Garrett, Consultant