Her Vision for the Future

January 31, 2020

When Sharon Marshall gets an idea in her head, you can be sure she follows up quickly with a plan of action! This was certainly the case when many years ago she realized she required upgrading to apply for a better job within her organization. She wasted no time finding a solution. Sharon lives in Lantzville, BC and is an Indigenous Entrepreneur, Online Business Manager, Systems Specialist, Founder of Cree8iv Collaboration Inc. and DEVA Training & Staffing Solutions.. She is a self-described lifelong learner and when she found herself needing more training and education to secure a promotion, she found Lynda.com  at her local library! She says it is the most thorough and well designed online learning she has experienced, the fact that it is FREE with a library card is just a bonus.

Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning) is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. If you have questions about Lynda.com there is a tutorial on our website here or you can book a virtual visit with your local librarian.


Sharon has encouraged many of the women she works with through her business to upgrade their skills and delve into new programming languages through the use of Lynda.com, she mentioned that she even has encouraged her son to sign up to learn CADD ( Computer-Aided Design and Drafting) while studying at UVic. Sharon admits she is a fast learner and really appreciates the style of lessons that Lynda.com offers. She was able to move at her own pace and work through the very well designed lessons in a short time-frame. Originally this meant the promotion she was looking for – was hers!

When asked why she would recommend it Sharon enthused “Anyone can access the lessons with a computer and a library card. The only thing stopping you is your work ethic. I have learned so much through Lynda. Everyone should go in and have a look, there are so many different courses. It is important for women entering or re-entering the workforce to be digitally literate.”