"Who you are is good enough; don’t ever stop creating the next best version of yourself. It feels great to grow.”
Hello there, my name is Ali Starr! I "get to" work for an organization called Tashi Deley (Ta-She De-lay). It is a Tibet greeting that means “I honor the greatness within you.” Prior to Tashi Deley, I served as the Vice President of Culture Development at Verve, a Credit Union in Oshkosh, WI. Verve is where I found my passion for inspirational, interactive keynotes and culture enhancement + transformation.
I am honored to say that I was a part of a team that knew culture was vital to healthier, happier, more engaged team members. We knew that the more engaged culture we had the better financial performance we would obtain...WIN! WIN! An engaged team and driving great results are important to any small business or large organization. During my time there I am proud to say that being intentional about a culture paid off. This was proven through my last year at Verve and our Gallup team member engagement score, 34-1. This is 7 times greater than Gallup’s average. I want all organizations to have a thriving culture. So I felt called to start Tashi Deley!
Prior to creating Tashi Deley and working at Verve, I was the principal at Lourdes Academy Elementary Schools in Oshkosh and I also had the pleasure of coaching their High School girls’ varsity basketball team, the Lady Knights! I have also worked for the NBA, NCAA, NBC. Throughout all of my different careers, one thing has remained constant; when people in leadership positions make their people the priority, everyone wins!
In 2016, I was honored to be named a Finalist in the CUES Next Top Credit Union Executive Competition in Savannah, Georgia. More recently, I shared one of my messages via a TEDx Talk. I received a bachelor’s degree in Radio, TV, Film and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. When I am not speaking or enhancing cultures I enjoy: golfing, basketball, fishing, creating arts/crafts and, last but not least, dance parties with my children Penelope – (“PJ”, 5) Vincent – (Vinny, 9).
Through my experiences, I have discovered that serving one another is key to fostering an exceptional team culture. I truly believe when you take care of your team, your team will take care of your customers, and the results will follow. I would love to see all organizations continue to “get better at getting better” through the development of the company's greatest resource…its people!
My leadership style is one of self-awareness, self-discovery, empowerment, candor, and unconditional love. I firmly believe leading yourself is the top priority and a lifelong journey, not a destination. I take pride in serving those around me by modeling the way and inspiring others to do the same.
If you feel I could be of service to you, your small business and or large organization I would love to see what is possible! Please click one of the buttons below or reach out to me personally at: