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Heather Mosley | SBJ

2023 40 Under 40: Sheri Walsh

Hiveminded Marketing LLC

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Sheri Walsh has suffered immense loss. A difficult childhood, coupled with fertility issues and the loss of her husband, police officer Christopher Walsh, who was shot and killed in the line of duty, have only compounded her resolve to push forward – and to tell her story.

“I have a story about resilience and the power of pushing through the pain,” says the 34-year-old. “I hope more people like me … gain representation in our local success stories.

“Representation matters, and I want young adults to know even though they couldn’t pick their past, they have what it takes to pick their future accomplishments.”

Walsh did just that when she realized a dream to start Hiveminded Marketing. She’s CEO for the firm that has helped several small businesses and nonprofits with free or at-cost marketing, launched a nonprofit fundraiser and woven volunteerism into its fabric.

What did you learn the hard way? Failure feeds innovation. If you want to offer the world something new, learn how to learn from your mistakes without breaking yourself down in the process. Perfectionism kills creativity.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Slow down and pause before making big decisions. And if you can’t, surround yourself with people who can.

Favorite food item and drink to order in the Springfield area? Sashimi and a smoked margarita from Haruno. Best combo ever.


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