Strategic Teams Achieving Results


Workshops, Retreats & Tele-Series

Posted on January 18th, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in Blog. No Comments

Workshops, Retreats & Tele-Classes

S.T.A.R. Resources custom-builds your plan around your team’s strengths and challenges.  Here is a sampling of change-plans we have built for other clients.





Priorities & ProductivityTM

Build Trust in All Your Relationships

Lead with Responsibility and AccountabilityTM

Build & Sustain High Performance Strategic Teams

Transition Your Organization’s Leadership through Management and Team Development™


S.T.A.R Customer Service Program

It’s All About Your Attitude™

Adventures in Attitudes™

Professional Coaching Designed For Women:

Building WomenSUCCESS Teams

Self-Esteem for Women

Living in a World of Possibilities – Self-Esteem & Empowerment for Women

Weekend Attitude Adjustment Retreat

For Law Enforcement Agencies:

Law Enforcement Workshops

Tele-Series – from the convenience of your phone:

S.T.A.R. Treatment Customer Service Using the DiSCTM Model

Increasing Effectiveness Using DiSCTM Performance Coaching


Every partnership begins with a conversation. Call Mary Elizabeth Murphy today at 704-535-5610 … Read More »

Law Enforcement Leadership

Posted on January 18th, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in Blog. No Comments

Chief Geoff Korous & Team at the Improving Leadership Skills Workshop

“Leadership is a gift that is bestowed upon us by our followers.”
Chief Geoff Korous, Woodridge Police Department 1994-2003


We need leaders because they understand that it’s people who make things happen and that they need the support of people to achieve the organization’s goals. LEADERS take responsibility for developing their people so that they can deliver what is needed to achieve these goals. It is the people of your department who deliver on critical issues. It is your people who need to be innovative and responsive to change. It is your people who determine community loyalty and support.


Lessons on Leadership

Click here to read “Communication” by Chief Ed Konstanty, Willowbrook, Il Police Department


Chicago Police Department Memorial Fund

Click here to learn more about the Chicago Police Department Memorial Fund


Improving Leadership Skills for Command … Read More »

Shop On-Line

Posted on January 18th, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in Blog. No Comments

DiSC®  Classic Facilitator’s Kit

Understand the work environment that is most and least comfortable for your employees
Develop a stronger sense of task-oriented and relationship-oriented work habits
Learn a better, simpler model to understand the complexity of human behavior



Coaching Services

Current On-Line Class Offerings

Current Workshops

Go Fast Turn Left Tours

Inscape Publishing Learning Assessments

Inscape Publishing Facilitator Kits and Tools

Official Success Team Meetings

S.T.A.R. Resources Library
















Community Commitments

Posted on January 18th, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in Blog. No Comments

Community Commitments

“One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay “in kind”
somewhere else in life” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Mecklenburg Times 2011 50 Most Influential Women Small Business Administration

North Carolina 2005 Women in Business Champion of the Year

Recipient of T&D Magazine’s National 2004 Training’s New Guard Recognition

American Society of Training and Development –

2004 President Charlotte Chapter

2002 Vice President of Communication Charlotte Chapter

Federation of North Carolina Business and Professional Women

2004 – 2005 Metropolitan Chapter President

2003 – 2004 Metropolitan Chapter Ways & Means Chairperson

2003 – 2004 State PR Chairperson

2003 Charlotte March of Dimes Walk America Chairperson

Board Member March of Dimes

Member NAWBO – National Association of Women Business Owners –

Are you and your team working at peak effectiveness?

Posted on January 12th, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in Blog. No Comments

Are you and your team working at peak effectiveness?  Do you need training, coaching, or a simple shot of adrenaline?

S.T.A.R. Resources and managing director Mary Elizabeth Murphy, CPCC have helped hundreds of teams across the nation improve performance and adapt to changes in today’s fast-paced, re-engineered workplace.

S.T.A.R. Resources does not offer “canned” seminars or one-size-fits-all retreats.  Every team has its own strengths and challenges, and we’ve developed our customized approach through many years of experience.  Our simple and highly effective approach is tailored to meet your goals, because we:

– Partner with leadership to understand your team’s issues
– Propose a process/culture change plan that addresses those issues
– Engage with your team to execute the change plan; support with coaching
– Adjust the change plan as appropriate to achieve maximum team benefit

Every partnership begins with a conversation.  Call Mary Elizabeth Murphy, CPCC, ORSCC, today at to discuss your goals, your … Read More »

About Weekend Attitude Adjustment

Posted on February 5th, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in Weekend Attitude Adjustment. No Comments

It’s a time of returning to the basics while attempting to create a thoughtful plan for our future.

To all our friends we are returning to our basics while supporting you to create a thoughtful plan for your future. Hence the return of the S.T.A.R. Resources Weekend Attitude Adjustment.

My dad once said when attempting to quit smoking, “buckle up it’s going to be a bumpy ride”.  How has your ride on planet earth been lately?  For many of us “bumpy” only begins to describe our experience. Our “Attitudes” are  getting more than their fare share of bumps and are in many cases in dire need of “Adjustment”. We are adjusting our attitudes about our staff size, our cash flow, our retirement, our strategic plans, our children’s college funds, our dreams of tomorrow and the realities of today.

The return of  the S.T.A.R. Resources Weekend Attitude Adjustment is … Read More »

A Block of Ice Falling From The Sky

Posted on November 19th, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in 2009, Weekend Attitude Adjustment. 2 comments

For the next few moments I remembered and reminded my husband about the blocks of ice we have experienced in our life.

Time for Fun!

Posted on June 4th, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in 2009, Weekend Attitude Adjustment. 8 comments

Life seems to have been so serious lately and rightfully so. There are many serious issues requiring attention. And yet, perhaps because summer has begun, I find myself yearning for fun, laughter and plain ole’ silliness.

Solving Problems with Practical Solutions

Posted on May 22nd, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in 2009, Weekend Attitude Adjustment. No Comments

I found myself thinking this past week about how often we tend to focus on our problems, not necessarily the solutions. It seems that we spend more energy talking about our problems than actually doing anything to rid ourselves of them. I mean really, sometimes it as though our problems become a part of our identity. Who would I be if not for my problems?

399 Miles to Empty

Posted on May 15th, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in 2009, Weekend Attitude Adjustment. 2 comments

Last week, while I was on a business trip to Chicago I rented a car from my friends at Avis. I, put my luggage in the trunk, adjusted the mirrors and before I shifted into drive I looked at the dashboard. I saw in bright neon green numbers and letters the following message – “399 miles to Empty”.