Ann Starr MSW, SHRM-SCP - Plumeria Counseling

Ann Starr MSW, SHRM-SCP

Masters Social Work, Society Human Resource Management - SCP


Ann Starr MSW, SHRM-SCP is an accomplished executive consultant with more than three decades of counseling, human resources, management consulting and executive coaching experience. Ann’s career in Human Resources in both the private sector with Motorola and Dell as well as the public and non-profit sector has emphasized organizational transformation, employee performance and leadership development. She has counseled and provided guidance to managers, leaders and teams – from the factory floor to C-Suite executives – in how to be effective and successful at work.

Ann’s work enables top leadership teams to design an organizational future that inspires people and shapes behavior as well as mobilize the workforce, management and unions to work together for a common future.

There are times along our journey where having support can make all the difference. Living in our fast-paced world, internal and external challenges can lead us to feel stuck and confused about how to move forward in our lives. We can feel a loss of connection to ourselves. These feelings can serve as a way of getting our attention that signal the need for growth, new understanding or a shift in perspective.

From a place of gentleness and compassionate listening, Ann will seek to understand the hopes and wishes you have for you. She will partner with you to clear obstacles, develop new tools, and welcome new insights that will lead to personal growth, greater meaning and joy in your life.

Ann began her career as a teacher working with emotionally disturbed adolescents. She transitioned to social work and received my MSW from University of Texas at Arlington. Her first role in social work began with establishing an Employee Assistance Program for Motorola where she had an extensive practice with work and career related issues. She later went on to work at Dell where she counseled and provided guidance to managers, leaders and teams in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Subsequently she became an organizational development consultant and coach where she worked with a wide variety of organizations in the private sector. She has most recently been a trainer, coach and consultant to individuals and organizations with Alliance Work Partners, a best practice Employee Assistance Program.

Ann is an authorized partner for Five Behaviors of a Team and has designed and facilitated training on a wide variety of topics. As a seasoned trainer, she is able to engage and motivate a wide variety of audiences on timely and relevant topics.

Specializations: Trainer, coach and consultant to individuals and organizations where Ann's work enables top leadership teams to design an organizational future that inspires people and shapes behavior as well as mobilize the workforce, management and unions to work together for a common future.