What Our Clients Say


Linda W., Global Pharmaceutical Company


“Starfish Learning is my ‘go to’ for training consultants – I trust them and they deliver exactly what I need every single time. Joanne, Carol and their team of Associates are all highly skilled, very knowledgeable and always focus on what I need and not what they think I want to hear. They are consummate professionals that are truly customer focused, business savvy and so pleasant to work with. Starfish is a breath of fresh air standing well above their consulting peers!”

Franz F., CEO, Global Energy Technology Company


“I cannot speak highly enough of StarFish Learning’s abilities to coach, consult with and facilitate the discussion of complex and challenging issues, including a reorganization process, with our executive leadership team. Possessing strong change management and organizational effectiveness expertise, Carol makes participants feel comfortable and readily engages them in discussions to support the team’s goals and ensure our success. This has been especially important for our group of geographically & culturally dispersed leaders and the insight into our challenges has enabled us to achieve effective resolutions while becoming a more cohesive team. You can count on StarFish to help your organization achieve the results it is seeking”.

John B., Global Pharmaceutical Company


“I have had the pleasure of working with Joanne, Carol and their staff for over 15 years.  They are not just a vendor.  They are solution provider!
Whether it is honing in on strategy, researching best practices or delivering on a tactic, they get it!  I love their learner focused approach and the impact it delivers.
Starfish Learning Inc. is one of my strategic business partners”

Lisa P., Senior Manager, Talent Management, Global Mining Company



CSTD Award Logo“StarFish (Carol) partnered with us in developing and implementing our very successful global Supervisory Leadership Development Program (SLDP). Possessing an extremely strong knowledge of leadership theories and practices, Carol and the design team were able to take complex systems and simplify them by applying a creative, adult learning design approach.
What resulted was an eight module experiential program that readily addresses the individual knowledge gaps, varying learning styles and specific language requirements of our many front line supervisors across three continents. Carol also developed a methodology by which to develop our internal trainers over the course of the three-year project.
Recognized as being “best in class” by peer companies and industry consultants, our SLDP received a Gold Standard Award from the Canadian Society for Training & Development. In addition to her exemplary work on this project, Carol often partners with us to facilitate executive strategy and team building sessions.
I consider her to be a consummate professional with very diverse leadership skills and I would strongly recommend Carol and StarFish Learning for your business development needs”

Dainna D. and Linda S. Learning and Development, Liberty Algonquin Business Services


“We have been working with StarFish Learning for over four years. We began our relationship by partnering with them on an Organizational Training Needs Assessment. At the end of this project they provided us with a very detailed action plan that helped us prioritize where we needed to go. We continue to use the plan today. It serves as an excellent indicator of how far our Learning & Development team has come in the last four years. Last year we introduced Everything DiSC 363 with our Top Talent and this year we certified an internal trainer on Everything DiSC. Starfish has supported us every step of the way and continues to do so on a regular basis. Both of these products have proven to be very successful in increasing overall leadership effectiveness and communication within the organization and internal teams.”