Keynote Motivational Speakers Virtual Keynote Rate

Sherry-Lee Benson-Podolchuk | Workplace Conflict, Bullying & Harassment | Virtual Keynote Speaker

Sherry Benson-Podolchuk is a retired police officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. She has written three books, her first publication was WOMEN NOT WANTED, about her 20 year career and how she dealt with workplace conflict, bullying and sexual harassment. Since retiring she works as a professional speaker/educator/consultant focusing on workplace conflict and helping others ‘find their voice’. She is frequently called upon as a subject matter analyst by media and government organizations. She was part of two Federal government reports focusing on sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace, providing testimony and recommendations for changes in the RCMP. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Degree in Conflict Resolution Studies in 2012 and in 2015 Sherry presented at TEDx Winnipeg on ‘Tools to Survive Workplace Bullying’. Sherry has presented for Universities, SHEDay, RCMP Headquarters in Ottawa, Canadian Conference Board of Canada, women’s groups both local and international on the importance of speaking up about workplace conflict, sexual harassment, leadership and mental health. In November 2017, she received the Canada 150 Senate Medal from Senator Grant Mitchell, for her continued efforts at helping others speak up about harassment. She was part of ‘ASSHOLES: A Theory’ a Documentary by John Walker a Canadian and International Film director, that focuses on ‘bullying behaviours’, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in May of 2019. Her moto ‘The power of your voice can create positive change. Everyone deserves to feel safe at home and in the workplace.’ SPEAKING: Sherry specializes in helping people learn to become aware of and to deal with workplace conflict with a positive message by keynote presentations and with consultations. “I believe that everyone has the right to a workplace free from bullying, harassment and violence.” - Sherry-Lee Benson-Podolchuk • Encouraging people to speak up in the workplace • Educate on workplace harassment/bullying and the impact to our mental and physical health. • Empower others to find the benefits of a positive attitude and take action. Positive, Inspiring and motivational topics for all audiences. With 20 years of experience which included workplace conflict, bullying and harassment there are a variety of presentations for audiences of all ages that also show the link between stress and mental health. The goal is to create and foster a positive work environment. KEYNOTES: [Virtual Keynotes and In-Person Keynotes available] • Creating understanding of Workplace conflict – Conflict is not the bad guy! • Happy employees are productive employees – Employees are sick because of stress. • Building your own self-care toolkit – How to re-charge and energize • Leaders and Bullies – which are You? – Be curious about personality and leadership in conflict. • Motivating your employees to create a healthy workplace ★For full information on Sherry's services and custom options click to her website from this profile★


Winnipeg, Manitoba

Get Directions


  • Virtual Keynotes
  • Keynotes
  • Breakouts
  • Workshops
  • International


5 Reviews
Stephanie Staples Radio Host
She exudes warms and compassion ...

Sherry is a strong woman, with a strong message to share. She exudes warms and compassion and truly wants to make the world a better place!

July 2020

Did you find this review helpful?

Gina Loewen
Sherry Lee is an energetic and informative public speaker ...

Sherry Lee is an energetic and informative public speaker who easily engages her audience. Sherry Lee’s life experience informs her ideas and she shares her stories with openness and confidence. Sherry Lee also weaves her theoretical knowledge of conflict resolution into her public presentations, which not only strengthens the truth of her lived experience but also gives her credibility in the field of conflict transformation and restorative justice. I admire Sherry Lee’s passion and desire to ‘go out on a limb’ and make herself vulnerable. As a woman, she has endured significant challenges, challenges that have not only made her a stronger person but also motivated her to raise awareness about the dangers of workplace conflict, how to care for ourselves in the midst of hardship, and how to seek support and right relations.

July 2020

Did you find this review helpful?

Samantha Hampton ARC Squad Coordinator at Aurora Recovery Centre
We can’t wait for you to come back do what you do best… inspire others!

Sherry, has demonstrated strong leadership skills over the last year in our facility. By telling her story she has inspired the lives of many people suffering with mental health and addictions. What I love the most is Sherry’s ability to captivate the audience. This may be through toastmasters or sharing her life story. We were blessed to have had the privilege to listen to her speak. We can’t wait for you to come back do what you do best… inspire others!

July 2020

Did you find this review helpful?