Starla Sireno, MA, PCC
Executive Coach & Facilitator

Starla Sireno | Executive Coach and Facilitator

A real and meaningful conversation.  That’s what it feels like to work with Starla.  Whether it is a strategic one-on-one coaching session or a facilitated classroom experience, Starla establishes fast trust, gets to the 1% that matters and helps clients arrive at actionable next steps.

Starla brings a wealth of organizational development and training experience to her executive coaching and excels at helping leaders leverage their innate strengths, build collaborative teams, hone their interpersonal communication skills and establish a cohesive personal brand.

Starla specializes in helping leaders increase awareness of their executive presence, leverage their innate strengths to build a distinguishing personal brand, and hone their interpersonal communication skills in order to step into more highly visible leadership roles both internally and in client-facing roles.  She is most deeply committed to helping leaders connect with the purpose of their work.  She works with individuals to align their passions, strengths and values so that they can maximize not only their impact, but also their sense of meaning.

Business and Organizational Leadership Experience

Starla brings over 15 years of business experience to her role as trainer and executive coach.  Starla complements her formal training with a multi-dimensional perspective from her own background in portfolio management, product development, global marketing initiatives, and institutional client service to Fortune 100 clients.

Her deep understanding of organizations is informed by her own experience within large, complex financial organizations, including Fannie Mae, Charles Schwab and Blackrock, where she coordinated cross-functional teams in support of multinational clients.

Starla utilizes both her organizational understanding, as well as her coaching skills to work closely with the client to design and deliver a program that meets their unique objectives. All facilitation, executive coaching and trainings are grounded, practical, actionable and adaptable to each client’s unique organizational culture.


Starla holds a Masters in International Affairs (Economics and Finance) from George Washington University.  Starla holds the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation through the International Coach Federation, sits on the Leadership Team for the Hudson Institute of Coaching and is an official member of the Forbes Coaches Council.  Additionally, she holds certification in a number of assessments, as well as being certified in Authentic Leadership from Naropa University, 




Explorer.  Instigator.  Bon Vivant. Seeker.

Having traveled to more than 30 countries, Starla uses the experiences in her life as a tool for self-development and to help her better understand the lives of others. 

Diving has helped her focus on her breath in a way that meditation never has.  After being certified in the cold, murky waters of Monterey, her most memorable dives have been the Blue Hole in Belize and a night dive with manta rays in Hawaii.  As a hiker, she has trekked to the Hill Tribes in Thailand and the back country of Yosemite.  And as a cultural seeker, she has immersed herself in the indigenous healing traditions of Mexico, marveled at the majesty of gorillas up close in Rwanda and spent a month living in a small town in India volunteering on a microfinance project.

In 2016 Starla undertook her most recent adventure – her “year of dating cities.”  Having fallen out of love with San Francisco, she put everything into storage and spent the year living in Airbnb’s around the country.  Over the course of the year, she lived in Boulder, San Diego, Healdsburg, Miami and New Orleans before finally admitting to herself that it was New York all along. 

Starla does her best to live by the quote:

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it.  I want to have lived the width of it as well.