Mary Elizabeth Murphy, CPCC, ORSCC is Managing Director and owner of S.T.A.R. Resources, a Strategic Learning Partner Firm headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and the author of the newly released "RESET Your Buttons", (Sept. 2009, Authorhouse). She is an expert at teaching individuals and teams present day solutions to age old problems. She leads, facilitates and coaches groups within corporations, small business, government, law enforcement agencies and non-profit organizations to achieve personal and professional performance success. Mary Elizabeth was awarded the Small Business Administration's 2005 North Carolina Women in Business Champion of the Year for her commitment to the advancement of women's business ownership. She also received the 2005 Women's Equality Day Business Award in recognition of her support and training of displaced homemakers. Mary Elizabeth was named by the national training and development publication T+D Magazine as one of six recipients of the prestigious 2004 Training's New Guard for her ability to inspire others with her passion, determination and success. Mary Elizabeth is a Certified Associate with the Integro Leadership Institute, a Certified Professional Co-Active Business Coach through The Coaches Training Institute, a Certified Organization, Relationship and Systems Coach through the Center For Right Relationships and is an award-winning manager with the Inscape Publishing Company. Mary Elizabeth has served in numerous professional and communitty leadership positions, including: American Society of Training and Development: Past President, Charlotte Chapter Federation of North Carolina Business and Professional Women: Past President, Metropolitan Chapter (2004), North Carolina Chairperson - Public Relations (2003), North Carolina Chairperson - Individual Development Program (2002) WomenFIRST: Founding Board member and Past President (2002-2003) Greater Piedmont Division of the March of Dimes: Board of Directors and Chairperson of Charlotte WalkAmerica (2003) Mecklenburg County Women's Commission Displaced Homemakers Program: Advisory Committee (2003) International Management Council Cabarrus County: Board of Advisors (2003) National Association of Women Business Owners: MemberMary Elizabeth has served over 25 successful years in the corporate, entrepreneurial and non-profit arenas of management, operations, sales, marketing, and training. Her professional career includes positions as Director of Marketing for a Burger King franchise with 11 restaurants in Michigan and Market Support Specialist for national retail loss prevention system company Checkpoint Inc. in Thorofare, New Jersey. Prior to S.T.A.R. Resources, Mary Elizabeth owned and operated a highly successful gift basket and balloon decorating retail store Downers Grove, Illinois.
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