We believe you have your own answers. As coaches, we help you uncover them.
We focus our work around the Sirocco Three A's:
Awareness * Acknowledgement * Action
In order to initiate change you must have awareness and acknowledge that change is necessary.
We help you become aware and determine whether change is necessary to achieve your objectives. If you acknowledge the need, we coach you to take action.
We coach, consult, and educate to maximize leadership effectiveness, optimize talent, and energize organizational health and well-being.
We envision energized people building healthy organizations that provide positive outcomes for their stakeholders and surrounding communities.
We join our unique company's offerings together to help organizations heighten engagement and performance to achieve profitable growth and fulfill their purpose.
Meet the Partners & Team
Joan M. Starkowsky
President of Sirocco Coach-Consulting, LLC
Managing Partner for Sirocco Well-Being, LLC
Mary Ellen Garofalo
Managing Partner for Sirocco Well-Being, LLC Consultant to Sirocco Coach-Consulting, LLC
Mary Ellen Garofalo, MSN, RN, CRRN, SPHR has held leadership roles in health care and the business sector for over 30 years. She is a master’s level registered nurse, a human resource professional, entrepreneur, teacher, speaker and coach. She was the Director of the Transitional Care Program for a national home health care company. She led an engaged team of nurse managers in multiple states, transitioning catastrophically ill and complex patients home for nursing services through strong relationship building, sales and marketing. As the Director of Human Resources for health care and business enterprises, Mary Ellen worked as a generalist handling all aspects of the human resource role.
We have a horse-handling team, who are experienced in all aspects of horse care and horsemanship.
They assist with the Hoof & Heart Experience, which is a method of learning called equine assisted coaching, using horses as partners in a safe learning environment.
It is used with both non horse people and people familiar with horses. The coaching process is done on the ground with a focus on creating an authentic connection to oneself and others. There is no riding or horsemanship.
Watch for our regularly scheduled workshops and retreats.
We will customize them for you or your group.