“After a long time of juggling a successful career with the needs of my family, I had to reassess everything when my in-laws became ill
and were unable to care for themselves. I felt less than successful, and my stress levels began to impact my own health. For the sake of
my family and my well-being, I retired early from my career to focus full-time on my health and the issues that my aging family members
were facing. During this time, I became very involved in their legal and financial matters including probate, wills, estate planning, Power
of Attorney, home care and choosing an assisted living facility. While not professionally trained in these areas, I knew that my next
vocation would involve helping others in the ways that I could”. “The best way to convey empathy to others is to have walked the
Sheri Shearer has been a Georgia resident since 1979. Sheri graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. For more than 25 years, she was a corporate training professional in the transportation, financial, and telecommunications industries developing national training programs, with a focus on customer experience skills. She enjoys traveling with her husband, Jim.