Speaker Profile


Ali Starr

Owner, Tashi Deley

Don’t Believe Everything You Think!

In this interactive keynote session, you will learn the importance of practicing the art of honoring the greatness within yourself and others by understanding the power of being self-aware. Self-awareness is critical for career success. A recent study found that 95% of people think they’re self-aware; however, only 10-15% truly are (Eurich, Forbes). People who are more self-aware tend to perform better at work and lead more effectively. Companies with self-aware team members have shown to be stronger financial performers.

During this growth session you will be introduced to the ladder of assumptions. You will be reminded of what happens when our assumptions go unchecked. Our thoughts, both accurate and inaccurate, might be more vital than how we communicate with one another. Being aware of the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, as well as the stories we tell ourselves about other people is a lifelong journey. When we are self-aware, we can clearly see how our intentions don’t always align with our impact and most importantly remind us “we can’t believe everything we think.”

 Learning Objectives:

  • Introduction to the ladder of assumptions
  • Awareness and ability to identify the stories we tell ourselves
  • Importance of self-awareness to compare intentions with impact

About Ali Starr

Alison Starr started her own business to pursue a passion and a dream. The name of her business is Tashi Deley. It is a Tibet greeting that means “I honor the greatness within you.” She firmly believes servant leadership is a journey and not a destination. Through her experiences, Alison has discovered serving one another is key to fostering an exceptional team culture. She believes when you take care of your team, your team will take care of your customers, and the results will follow.

Prior to creating Tashi Deley she served as the Vice President of Culture Development at Verve, a Credit Union. And prior to working at Verve, she was the principal at Lourdes Academy Elementary Schools in Oshkosh, Wisconsin while coaching their High School girls’ basketball team. Alison has also worked for the NBA, NCAA, and NBC. When she is not working, she enjoys golfing, watching basketball, fishing, creating arts/crafts and, last but not least, dance parties with her two children Vincent – (“Vinny”, 8) and Penelope – (“PJ”, 4).

She lives by the motto: “Who you are is good enough; don’t ever stop creating the next best version of yourself. It feels great to grow.”