Staar Thompson, SPHR, CPCC
Career Strategist - Talent Development Consultant - Résumé Writer
Staar Thompson draws from more than a decade of experience in talent acquisition and management. With a genuine passion for helping others and personal experience in career transition, Staar is uniquely positioned to support individuals through their own transitions.
Known for her lively personality, Staar is not only a talented coach but a relentless encourager with a keen ability to understand the nuances of each individual’s circumstance. Having coached professionals across every organizational level in a multitude of industries, Staar applies a holistic approach to help identify goals and designs actionable solutions to achieve these goals. Whether it’s tweaking an area of focus or a complete reinvention, Staar’s mission is to successfully guide others through personal and professional transformations.
Previously, Staar progressed through recruiting roles, identifying and securing talent for well-known clients in the oil and gas, food distribution, and telecommunications sectors. Most recently, she served as VP of Talent Management for a start-up consultancy filling contract and direct-hire positions in the healthcare industry. Additionally, Staar has operated her own consulting practice focusing on outplacement, resume writing, and career strategy services for individual and corporate clients.
Staar holds an MBA from Belhaven University and a BA in English from Tougaloo College. She is recognized as a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) through the Professional Association for Résumé Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC). In August 2019, Staar also obtained her SPHR certification.