Oh hello! I’m Sarah, an entrepreneur, coach, speaker, startup growth marketer, and innovation professional. I’m the Founder and CEO of Valkerie, a boutique tech growth consultancy based in Toronto ON.

I’m the author of We Need To Talk About This, a popular blog and newsletter for millennial women.

I’m a guest tech expert for The CBC, and CTV, and a TEDx speaker. I'm a frequent speaker at universities, events and conferences across North America.

I’ve spent my career working on early stage technology startups, starting as a foundational team member of Wave, a Canadian financial technology giant. More recently I led the International Community Growth team at the San Francisco payments startup, Tilt, which was acquired by Airbnb in 2017. 

I coach businesses and individuals to achieve incredible growth. We should probably chat about it.


Motivating and inspiring audiences is my jam. Whether it’s delivering a keynote at a conference to set the tone of the day, or teaching a workshop to a small classroom— I love designing content that engages and connects.

I’ve spoken and taught at universities, colleges, and conferences across Canada including TEDx Wilfrid Laurier University. I’ve been featured on as a tech expert on The CBC and CTV.

I frequently emcee events, and moderate panels. I pride myself on delivering an engaging, entertaining experience every time. My Second City comedy training comes in handy ;) If I can help with a conference or corporate training you’re planning, please reach out!


As an event organizer, Sarah is a dream speaker to work with. She delivered an incredibly vulnerable and relatable talk at Fuckup Nights Toronto. Her lessons about burnout were poignant and connected on a deep level with our community. So much thought and preparation went into her talk, making the delivery appear effortless. 

- Marsha Druker, Founder, Fuckup Nights Toronto

There are very few things I like more than hearing Sarah speak about Growth. Sarah has this amazing way of making her material actionable and accessible for her audience. I can’t wait to have her speak again soon.

- Maggie Mitchell, Co-Founder, UX Research TO

Sarah Stockdale's August Creative Mornings talk on the theme of Community.

Sarah discusses kids addiction to Fortnite and what parents can do.



Valkerie is an a boutique growth consultancy for startups and innovation focused companies. We specialize in Growth Marketing, Product Marketing, User Acquisition, Ambassador and Influencer Marketing. Valkerie offers On-Call Head of Growth, Growth Coaching, Product Marketing Audits, workshops, growth resources, and education.

Looking for growth help for your company, an educational workshop, or advisory for your team? Get in touch.


On September 4th we launched our first 6-week growth boot camp called growclass. Classes will be held out of Toronto beginning October 7th, and will focus on providing students a foundational growth marketing education. Seats are limited.