Sharie Lim’s persistence and openness to change enabled her career to see many breakthroughs. Beginning her career in retail and manufacturing, Sharie soon found interest in the media scene where she added remarkable achievements to her name.
Starting her media profession in the sales division at Capital City Posters. In 1998, she moved on to be an account manager in the Out of Home advertising industry with Clear Channel before leaving in 2003. This stint saw her leading a team to sell more than 4200 advertising sites throughout Singapore and assisted to increase their annual revenue from SGD 2 million to SGD 6 million.
With her dedication and determination, Sharie then transitioned into a group leader position in MediaCorp, where she would later spend 13 years in the organisation up until 2016. During her time with the company, she managed to cut across different media platforms under a media heavyweight, supervised two teams of managers and helped the firm to reach its annual target of SGD 24 million.
Despite having major attainment, Sharie decided to take a break from her successful footprint in the workforce and spend time travelling with her daughter. That break, however, didn’t last long. In 2017 she signed on as the general manager for Qiren Organization – a pioneer representative of AIA Singapore.
We had the chance to sit down with this exceptional individual for an exclusive one-on-one where we had the benefit to ask her about her early beginnings and personal beliefs.
Q. How old were you when you first started your career?
“I was thirteen.”
Q. What position do you hold in your current organization?
“I am handling events and marketing in Qiren Organisation.”
Q. You have had such an eventful and desirous career thus far, tell us an unknown fact that you firmly believe in and that others might not necessarily be able to comprehend?
“I will not take no as an answer.”
Throughout the ups and downs in her journey, one admirable quality about Sharie is her outlook on life. During our sit down – she revealed that she never regrets anything, as she believes that everything happens for a reason and there is a lesson to be learned in every failure.
Q. If you had the opportunity to rectify a past mistake, what would you have done differently?
“Nothing. I believe everything happens for a reason. Let’s say, I meet with a car accident today, I take it as a sign that I need to pay attention to the road and stop using the phone.”
She also prevails with the concept that empowerment is the ability to change. Her inspiring mindset helped propel her to greater heights.
However, with so much triumph in her career inconquering the media industry, one might find it surprising to find that it’s her leaving the industry for a year that brought on so much joy.
Q. Throughout the many facets of your life and career, could you share an interesting aspect of your journey that might surprise our readers?
“I left a very successful career in MediaCorp after a good 13 years to take a break and spend some quality time with my daughter travelling for a year. I’ve never looked back.”
On the lighter side of things, we also found out why she thinks she would “die” if she were to be stranded alone on a desert island and why the colour pink strongly resembles her.
Q. What would you do if you were the sole survivor on a (possibly) deserted island?
“I would die. I can’t stand being alone.”
Q. Describe the colour pink to someone who is blind.
“Sweet like me.”
Through it all, Sharie is appreciative to be where she is today and is extremely thankful for the support that surrounds her.
Q. How grateful are you and why?
“Very. I have lots of support from my friends, family and colleagues.”