About Mrs. Mary Louise Starkey

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Mrs. Mary Louise Starkey - Founder of Starkey International Institute for Household Management

Mary Louise Starkey, the "First Lady of Service" and the founder and visionary of the Starkey International Institute for Household Management, coined the term “Household Manager" in 1981, and with it, she launched a movement.

She then set about to create a Private Service profession by opening the world's first modern-day educational Institute for Household and Estate Managers, Butlers, Personal Assistants, and Private Chefs. Mrs. Starkey began writing about the profession, and eventually developed Starkey’s patented "Starkey Service Management System," the world’s first advanced management tool for Private Service. She has continued to set the standard for Private Service in education and in Private Service placement for nearly 40 years.

Today, she has 18 patents, copyrights, trademarks and publications. The United States military deemed Mrs. Starkey the "First Lady of Service" due to her years supporting and educating Enlisted Aides, the soldiers who serve the White House, Admirals and Generals. Her clientele includes Old Guard families, legacy families, CEOs, tech entrepreneurs, entertainment personalities and diplomatic leaders across the country and abroad.

Mrs. Mary Starkey is passionately devoted to changing the outdated paradigm of “servitude” into “Service as an Expertise,” and building a profession that is world-recognized. In 2007, Starkey was featured in journalist Robert Frank's best-seller Richistan, and once again in his 2011 book The High Beta Rich. In recent years, she has been regularly featured in many media outlets, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, BBC, Town and Country, Forbes, Vanity Fair, Costco and the London Times.

Mrs. Starkey serves the high-net-worth and their family offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Canada, China, Anguilla and India through private training, education for employers, public media for openings, staffing of certified Graduates and other education. A dynamic and passionate public speaker and natural storyteller, Mrs. Starkey continues her vision for the art form of Service by appearing at international conventions, both here and abroad, at seminars, corporate events and hospitality forums around the globe.

For more information, please contact:
Starkey International Institute for Household Management
Toll Free: 800-888-4904 or Phone: 303-832-5510
Email: services@starkeyintl.com

Publications and Media

An avid writer, Mrs. Starkey has penned several service related textbooks and guides, including Mrs. Starkey’s Original Guide to Private Service Management, Setting Household Standards for Employers, and Mrs. Starkey's Nanny Manager.

Mrs. Starkey's contributions to the Private Service profession have been featured in:

• The Wall Street Journal
• The New York Times
• The Washington Times
• The London Times
• USA Today
• The Atlantic Monthly
• Forbes Magazine
• Worth Magazine
• Town & Country Magazine
• CNN
• MSNBC
• the BBC
• National Public Radio
• Discovery Channel
• Fuji TV
• The Travel Channel


Testimonial: B. Drummond

There are no words to express how ridiculous these accusations are. This seems like an act of an individual that wants to shame and misjudge a woman that has worked hard to make her name and brand in this country, a woman that has been the aide of and for so many members of the African American community and many others from various countries myself included.

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Testimonial: J. Bates

Starkey International, is the best Estate and Household mngmt program in the country and arguably the world. As a graduate of both the standard and advanced course; as a practicing manager of a 50k sq ft primary and multiple residence operation; having a degree in hotel/restaurant mnmgt and been in military service for 24 years I feel fairly qualified to make these following statements.

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Testimonial: Johnathan RG

You are one of the most the most amazing person I had meet in my life, kind, caring compassionate, I experience this wonderful thing I have learned a lot from you is sad you are experience this situation, as a person of color make no sense for me , we love you Mary Louise Rohl Starkey
Johnathan RG

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Testimonial: T. Brown

Mary Louise Starkey has changed countless people’s lives,many colors,races,poor,rich -she has purpose and is kind helping our great military and the USA and many other nations....she is a family lady raising wonderful children and helping friend,relatives
T. Brown

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Testimonial: J. Stravoscoufis

"You and your team showed me so much kindness and understanding. You also taught me skills that I use every day in every environment...you and your team were a big inspiration in my life and a force for good. I would like to thank you for all your effort and true friendship you showed me. You are a class act and I cherish my memories at Starkey all the time."

J. Stravoscoufis, Starkey Class of 2004

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