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Peter Barron Stark Companies is a nationally recognized management consulting firm that, over the past 25 years, has surveyed and trained a quarter of a million managers and employees across a broad range of industries.


About Our Management Consulting Firm

Our mission is to help build organizations where employees love  coming to work and customers love to do business. We are committed to creating partnerships with our clients by helping them become more effective through a variety of management and organizational development consulting services, like executive coaching, employee engagement surveys, and more.

We are a diverse team of talented, high energy individuals committed to personal and organizational excellence, contributing to the team’s success, as well as our clients’ success. We are innovative; quick and continuous learners; curious; and solution oriented in our approach to challenges. We take pride in accurately assessing organizational needs through e.g. employee engagement surveys and then providing the support, services, tools, and unique solutions necessary, like executive coaching, to help build effective, dynamic organizations.


About Peter Stark, President

Peter Stark

Peter Barron Stark, President of Peter Barron Stark Companies, is a consultant, coach, speaker, author and co-creator of The Manager’s Toolkit. Peter is one of only a handful of speakers to hold the prestigious dual designation of Accredited Speaker from Toastmaster’s International and the Certified Speaking Professional from the National Speaker’s Association.

Over the past twenty years, organizations around the world have called upon Peter to transform their cultures and maximize the effectiveness of their leaders. He has coached more than 400 executives, managers and supervisors on the art of leading people. Peter specializes in helping leaders improve their communication skills, build stronger relationships, hold direct reports accountable and build a reputation for delivering superior results.

He has been published worldwide in over 300 articles, has written ten books, and created The Manager’s Toolkit, a subscription-based website to help turn managers into leaders. Peter’s expertise has been featured by American Executive, Investor’s Business Daily, The New York Times, CNN, Bloomberg, Inc.com and USA Today.

About Jane Flaherty, Senior Consultant

Jane Flaherty

Jane Flaherty is a noted consultant, speaker, and author. Throughout her 20 years at Peter Barron Stark Companies, she has had the privilege of working with more than 200 leading organizations including the San Diego Padres, Qualcomm, Toshiba, California Bank & Trust, Sony, Sempra Energy, Boston Red Sox and Farmers Insurance.

Her speaking expertise includes an extensive array of topics, including leadership, customer service and negotiation programs. Whether she is doing training on negotiation, or a keynote on leadership, she knows how to connect with her audience with expertise, warmth and humor.

She has co-authored nine books and co-created The Managers’ Toolkit, a subscription-based website that helps turn managers into leaders. Her work has been featured by the New York Times, CNN, Bloomberg Television, and USA Today.

Prior to joining Peter Barron Stark Companies, her career took her around the world for fifteen years as an educator and administrator for the Department of Defense, working in diverse locations such as the Philippines and Germany.

Jane has an undergraduate degree from Chico State University and a graduate degree from Eastern Washington University.

About Dusty Tockstein, Senior Consultant

Dusty Tockstein

Dusty Tockstein’s expertise allows her to assist clients with employee opinion surveys, employee engagement surveys, internal service surveys, 360° feedback or leadership development surveys. She specializes in Proposal Development; Survey Design; Defining Organizational Structures for Surveying; Survey Administration; Data Analysis; and Recommendations Based on Survey Results.

During her 18 years with Peter Barron Stark Companies, she has led the survey team which has administered over 300 surveys, gathering the opinions of more than 100,000 employees.   In addition, Dusty’s comprehensive knowledge of the survey data allows her to analyze the data and produce the valuable and proprietary Benchmark information.

Dusty attended San Diego State University, where she majored in Communications with an emphasis in Organizational Communication. She also has received a Master’s degree in Organizational Management, with an emphasis in Human Resource Management and Development.

About Julie Georggin, Senior Consultant

Julie Georggin

Julie Georggin, Senior Consultant for Peter Barron Stark Companies, has twenty years of experience as a business consultant, trainer and coach. She partners with organizations to develop leadership talent and create cultures where employees are productive, innovative and dedicated. She coaches teams and individuals to close the gap between their present state and the future they desire to create. The outcome is confidence, contentment, and productivity.

Through a humorous and approachable style, Julie engages her clients and provides educational opportunities that are both entertaining and insightful.

Julie’s experience also includes five years as the Strategic Partnership Consultant and Master Trainer with the Center for Faithwalk Leadership and ten years as the Director of Regional Development for IDEA.

Julie holds a California Teaching Credential and a Master’s Degree in exercise physiology.  She has extensive experience with corporate business, non-profit organizations and educational institutions.

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The Manager's Toolkit

The Manager's Toolkit is the one stop action planning website for becoming an even stronger, more effective leader. Managers will read recommendations, related articles, suggested actions, and watch informative videos that will guide them through improving their leadership skills.

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