Sherren, Clark

Obituary of Sherren, Joseph Clark

It is with great sadness that we said goodbye to Joseph Clark Sherren on January 27, 2022 after 10 weeks at Prince County Hospital. He was a legend in the professional speaking industry all around the world. Joe passed peacefully with his wife Kristin and sisters Dot and Pauline by his side. After retiring as a successful IBM executive in 1993, Joe parlayed his knowledge of transforming million dollar businesses into billion dollar businesses into a globally renowned speaking and training company. He spoke in 32 countries and earned the highest designations in the business: Canadian Hall of Fame Speaker (HoF), Global Speaking Fellow and Certified Speaking Professional (CSP). He also served as the President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) and the Global Speakers Federation (GSF). He was a longtime member of the Canadian Professional Sales Association and an Associate Professor, Executive Development Faculty at the Schulich School of Business, York University. As a professional speaker, he touched millions of lives with his words of inspiration, motivation and practical skills on how to lead and manage people constructively. Joe was a regular business columnist in the Guardian newspaper, and author of two national best-selling books, iLead and Vitamin C for a Healthy Workplace. Joe was born in Crapaud, PE on April 13, 1947 to his late parents, Louis and Dorothy Sherren. He was the devoted husband of Kristin Arnold and loving father of Tracey Sherren, Joey Sherren, and Johnathon Sherren. He is also fondly remembered by his two grandchildren, Mikayla and Garret, as well as his surviving brothers and sisters, Edith von Schilling, Dot Campbell, Alfred Sherren, Pauline Sherren, Lou Sherren and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Joe was predeceased by siblings: Alfred B., Jack, Mary and Alan Sherren. Even though he lived in Newmarket, ON for 20 years, he always came back to PEI each summer, buying several cottages and an apartment building. In 2008, Joe and Kristin came "home" to Sunset Dunes, Cape Traverse. Joe's influence and legacy at IBM, the speaking community, and in PEI is immeasurable. He was an extraordinary man with a huge heart, always the optimist and absolutely cheerful and helpful to everyone he met. He leaves a huge hole in the universe and will be sorely missed. We would like to thank the many AWESOME nurses, doctors, and staff at Prince County Hospital for the wonderful, compassionate care he received. Cremation has taken place and there will be a PEI Celebration of Life in late June and one in Arizona in late March. Donations can be made in Joe's memory to St. John's Anglican Church in Crapaud and would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to send a condolence to his family, please click Online Condolence below or send an email directly to
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