|Starfish is an international consultancy focusing
on leadership development, coaching and team development. Our vision
is to make a practical and
visible difference to individuals, teams and organisations by helping
them fulfil their potential. We achieve this by delivering high quality
and cost effective learning and development which has resulted in our
business growing exclusively by client referral.
The inspiration for our name came from a story which
echoed our ambition to make a difference. Adapted from a story written
by Loren Eisley.
As I ran along the beach, I saw, in the distance,
a youngster throwing things into the sea. This intrigued me. What
could require such concentration and industry?
Having seen this same scene for a few mornings I overcame my embarrassment
and ran towards them.
As I approached I could see that it was a young
stranded Starfish back into the sea. There were thousands of them,
helpless on the sand. “What
are you doing?” I asked. “It’s obvious” he
replied, “I’m throwing them back in to the sea.” “But
it’s hopeless” I ventured, “there are too many to
make any difference.”
The youngster picked up another Starfish, looked
at me knowingly, and returned it in to the sea. “Well, my
friend, it made a difference to that one.”