Joan Starkowsky is the President of Sirocco Coach-Consulting LLC. She is a leadership coach, consultant, teacher and speaker who inspires people to maximize their potential in their quest for fulfillment, health, effectiveness and success. Joan uses her extensive business, leadership and coaching experience to cultivate growth, expansion and engagement in others.
Joan has been captivating audiences with her unique and transforming message of becoming an authentic person and leader. Her message is a catalyst for people to take charge of their lives, find their purpose, and draw upon their gifts and talents to become their authentic self.
Joan is the former President and founder of Roadway Reverse Logistics, Inc. She is an entrepreneur and inventor who holds a patent for an innovative business process. She has held multiple leadership positions in business organizations for over 30 years. She has been in executive management, marketing, operations, and sales management in transportation, logistics and retailing. Her extensive coaching and mentoring proficiency began as a rehabilitation counselor and has continued throughout her career where she has helped many people find direction and success in their lives. Joan has worked with cross-functional groups in companies of all sizes on a national and international basis. Her breadth of experience spans diverse industries and market segments bringing richness and expertise to her work.
She holds an M.A. from Seton Hall University and a B.A. from Bloomfield College. She has earned Certificates in Executive Leadership from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western University and in Logistics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a graduate of the Newfield Network Coaching and Organizational Learning Program. Joan is certified through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association.
Joan is a member of The Institute of Management Consultants, The American Society for Training and Development, The International Coaching Federation, Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association, National Reining Horse Association, International Andalusian Lusitano Horse Association, American Quarter Horse Association
Joan has been quoted in many industry periodicals such as Forbes.com, Industry Week, Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management, and InBound Logistics to mention a few.