"A deep level of awareness creates the foundation for authentic and unwavering confidence upon which you can build and own your value. Know thyself. Know thy value. Own it!"
So who am I? Well...for starters, I am a second-generation woman entrepreneur who brings insight, experience, and empathy to the company I founded, Starla West International – a Business Leadership and Executive Coaching Firm.
As an executive coach, keynote speaker and expert trainer, my expertise transcends a variety of industries such as health care, manufacturing, legal, and the not-for-profit sector to empower decision-makers with the right tools and resources to achieve their highest level of executive performance.
If you have a pressing matter – something that has come up where additional direction & perspective would be beneficial – I'm available when you need me to serve as your strategic advisor & accountability partner.
I will tailor our coaching conversations to the specific topics you want to address including any obstacles or challenges you've encountered or important decisions you are struggling to make.
To succeed in your current role and experience continued success, it is critical – now more than ever – that you surround yourself with other professional women who are equipped to challenge you and stimulate your thinking in new and different ways. This peer advisory forum does just that!
This is an intimate online community of motivated professionals who want to dig deeper into the growth, strategy, and collaboration needed to thrive in today's ever-changing business climate. With a membership in this community, you'll get the coaching and support you need to effectively this time of change, isolation, and anxiety.
There are three distinct phases through which professionals transition during their career. For a select few, effectively navigating these transitions is intuitive. For others, additional training is needed to ensure they adopt the critical skills needed to navigate these transitions and reach their full potential.
Starla intuitively knows when to listen, when to encourage, and when to push.
"Starla embraces what it truly means to be a coach. She recognizes her clients' full potential and intuitively knows when to listen, when to encourage and when to push. Starla has been an invaluable teacher and supporter to me and my teams as we have worked through difficult but necessary changes in business practices and communication dynamics. With Starla as the navigator, we've emerged better able to take advantage of business opportunities and achieve success."
ERIN // Executive Vice-President & General Counsel
Starla has truly helped me become a more effective communicator, leader and the very best version of myself.
"Benefiting from an executive coaching experience with Starla has been a career highlight for which I take great pride. Developing a heightened level of emotional intelligence and situational awareness built upon a better understanding of my values and natural tendencies has translated into immense personal and professional growth. Starla has truly helped me become a more effective communicator, leader and the very best version of myself."
BRAD // Sales Manager
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It was Starla’s expertise and direct approach as our trusted advisor that made the most impact.
"Starla is a great thought-partner for getting to the root cause of business challenges and then identifying which training, coaching, and/or consulting resources are needed to result in positive, transformational change. Various tools were used – training, coaching, assessments, etc. - but it was Starla’s expertise and direct approach as our trusted advisor that made the most impact."
MARY BETH // Chief Executive Officer
Starla made sure she fully understood the fundamentals of our business.
"Our work with Starla focused on the improvement of our business relationships with some of our most important clients. She made sure she fully understood the fundamentals of our business as well as our client's core values and primary objectives. Starla is a pleasure to work with. She is always professional and highly engaged, and exudes a positivity that translates to group settings both large and small."
MATT // Director of Client Relations