Margery Leveen Sher is the Founder and Chief Noticing Officer of The Did Ya Notice?® Project.
Margery is a speaker, writer, entrepreneur, and executive who has had a long consulting career working with corporations, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and foundations. She founded and successfully developed a for-profit consulting firm, over 30 non-profit organizations, and two charitable funds. She has a book and numerous articles on various aspects of work-life balance.
What Margery Writes and Speaks About
Margery writes about little things, because she believes that it is the little things that make the world meaningful. And, by the way, Noticing small things (which, in fact, are really important big things) will make you a standout leader.
She subscribes to the concept of Radical Amazement, first put forth by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, and she believes it is extremely important and extremely rewarding to Really Look at things. The world is an amazing place – read her blogs about cauliflower and hexagons.
But she is certainly not all smiley and gaga. She also subscribes to the notion of radical grouchiness. She writes about things that really tick her off…like Totally DeTestable Technology™.
However, in addition to being radically amazed about stuff, or totally annoyed by stuff, she Notices. Human Idiosyn-Crazies™. Those crazy things she does and she hopes she's not the only one!
She has published a book and a number of articles on various aspects of work-life balance. Click HERE for the publication list.
Margery is like the late Andy Rooney, but with neater eyebrows. She combines Rooney-like directness with a dose of wide-eyed amazement and a dollop of laughter. She knows that to Notice is to really live, and that this is the secret key to becoming a hero at home and work!
Margery has received a number of awards for her work over the years. Most recently Congressman Gerry Connolly read a commendation into The Congressional Record to congratulate Margery on her decades of work. In April 2016, Margery received the Dr. Jorge Arnoldson Memorial Award for her work providing medical care to needy children as well as her decades of service to children and families in the community In June 2016, The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors honored Margery with a Resolution thanking her for her decades of work which resulted in improved lives for tens of thousands of children and families.
In 2003, the Metropolitan Washington Work-Life Coalition named her Work-Life Professional of the Year. In 1984, the Fairfax County, VA Board of Supervisors named her Child Care Professional of the Year.
Margery was also accepted into Leadership programs and is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Greater Washington and a 2010 graduate of Leadership Fairfax.
Margery holds a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology from Rutgers University. She is also excellent at getting people to laugh.
Interviews with Margery
· Connecting Women
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