Our senior leadership team was struggling and I believed that I would have to make some difficult decisions. Working with NorthStar Consulting changed that decision. Through sharp business insights and the ability to understand our organizational culture they were able to diagnose the disconnects for us and helped us design a plan forward. They brought team and leadership development solution that brought about a shift that has made a significant difference in performance and morale. I really appreciated their professionalism and partnership approach.
General Manager, Electrical Components Distributor
Valerie was recommended to me as a coach by a colleague. I wasn’t convinced that coaching was what I needed but it not only has been a catalyst that has changed my leadership approach but my entire focus. I now have a whole new perspective of how I show up to my employees. I have since had her work with two of my senior VP’s who have embraced the development opportunities that have come from the coaching and become believers as well.
CEO, Commercial Properties Management Company
As the head of HR one of my department managers came to me needing help with some dysfunction concerns of his team. I connected with Valerie at NorthStar Consulting for help in diagnosing what the issues were and to design and implement a team building plan. Valerie introduced us to some great assessments that gave us non-intimidating data to begin the process which then lead to an impactful one day team build session that changed the whole dynamic of the team. My department manger couldn’t be happier.
Senior Director Human Resources, Consumer Products Distributor
I engaged with Valerie as my coach to help me work through a crossroads in my career. I was ready for a change but was not sure of the direction I wanted to take. Through her insight and support I was equipped to make the decisions that landed me in a great new job and an expanded view of future possibilities. Her combination of coaching and HR expertise gave me the knowledge I needed to make the career move to a place where I control my career instead of it controlling me.
Jennifer Beasley, Senior Director of Business Development, Retail Solutions, Inc.
As a young professional, Valerie McMurray’s coaching has helped me gain a leg up in the corporate world. Encouraging self-awareness and confidence, I have gained the skills to be proactive in my career. Since working with Valerie, I have been promoted within my company and received “exceeding expectations” reviews from my superiors. Beyond the personal skills, Valerie has shared her extensive knowledge of interpersonal communication with me. I have been able to put myself on the leadership track with the trust, support and respect of my coworkers, vendors, and executives.
Marketing Analyst, Retail Grocery Chain
During her HBDI presentation at the annual retreat for our university advancement staff, Valerie delivered complex individual and team assessment feedback in a comprehensible format. She was able to tailor her presentation to meet our specific needs and goals as a fundraising team and university, and her insight and facilitation skills have already increased our self- and team-awareness and energized our staff toward a more effective year ahead.