Mary Louise Starkey CHEVAL BLANC COURCHEVEL PRIZE AWARD VIDEO

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Private Service as an Accepted Profession

Mary Starkey EducationTagged with the title “The First Lady of Service”, I am often asked by the media, by our applicants, and by our Principals “Why education?”   I wrinkle my forehead in disbelief and respond, "We must educate if we are to be a profession!"

Why is it that there are those who think that their working experience cannot be challenged to succeed at a much higher, more demanding, level? 

How is it that currently the profession of Household Management does not demand educational know-how, yet still ethically expects to earn that $100k plus per year salary?  Is this a throwback to the perception that service is still servitude?

How is it that there are some who think so little of themselves that they fail to obtain professional education for their benefit as any other professional would in any other professional field? It makes their lives easier and helps them take on those highly sophisticated roles required of today's Household and Estate Managers. Today they are really required to be the Chief Operating Officers capable of creating and implementing comprehensive service management plans to adeptly oversee, support and work with a the staff, vendors, and resources on their Principals’ behalf.

Who are we cheating when we don't fully educate ourselves?  I believe that both the employer and the employee lose.

Today's world requires that all professionals, in all professions, need to be educated.  Consider the advantages of having Private Service terms and language unique to our Profession just like other professions have!  Do you know that having a specialized language gives our Principals the opening to realize that you have an expertise that they don't have? 

Consider what professional ethics are essential to Private Service so that our counterparts do not ruin our collective reputations and bring down our salaries. 

Consider having real management tools unique to and expected in Private Service, which have been tried proven over many years by others in our specific roles of Household Management. Management Tools provide the means to no longer operate in crisis mode.

Tea ServiceConsider what service in Private Service really is: can you define it? Can you list the essential components, and easily put them in place? Do you know what is missing when your efforts are not succeeding?

All professions, in order to be considered a real profession, must stay on the leading edge of their industry's knowledge so that they are able to consistently compare our abilities to what others have learned. We must constantly nourish ourselves with new ideas and ways of succeeding, and to keep our focus on what our profession really is.  This is why education is essential.  It is the foundation of our ethics, our management tools, and our ability to serve not only our employers, but ourselves! 

I tell my clientele, "I do not care who you are interviewing, if Starkey has not trained them, they will ultimately be on their own agenda, not yours".  After 30 years of placing Professionals in Private Service, and 20 years of educating them, it is clear that this skill is the hardest ability to teach, the most difficult for Service Hearts to take on, and is the real art form of service to master.

When untrained, egos lay in abilities, and how they accomplish tasks.  Our Grads ego's lay in their ability to be on their employer's agenda, knowing the best of the best, while always fine tuning what they do, and always doing the task their employer's way.  This is a subtle, but huge and essential difference in the Profession of Service. Education does indeed make all the difference!

The Essentials in Service

 

Mary Louise Starkey

Here at Starkey, we strive to teach the most important lessons of Service Management.  We know that two of the most essential abilities of a Household Manager are:

  1. The Pattern Factor:  Seek out and identify procedures and patterns that are regular "ways" of doing things within a home.  Follow them until you find out whether they are the real requests or preferences of the family or are "ways" of default established by a prior staff person.  Once defined as a preference, make them a written procedure; if they are not, then seek out the preferred way and only then change the pattern by communication and example until it sticks.
  2. Creating Quality of Life: Task Sheets defined are the list of tasks performed or completed daily or weekly, or even seasonally by staff member within a home.  While following established Tasks is essential,  it is the role of the Household Manager to be sure the task is appropriate for that day.  For instance, if the weather is unseasonably warm, and the stated Task is to "turn on the space heater every morning in the sun porch" you must remember to come back after an hour or so and turn off the space heater as the added heat is no longer needed.  Always be in the moment, as your ultimate goal is creating creating Quality of Life!

Events at the Starkey Mansion

strawberries, apricots, pearsThe Denver Professional Mens Club held their annual meeting at The Starkey Institute last Saturday, January 21, 2012.  Seven or eight of Denver’s great professional men enjoyed a convivial evening of business mixed with pleasure while enjoying Chef Althoff’s customized culinary creations and delectable buffet with a good stiff drink!  Mrs. Starkey welcomed the group, shared a little of the Mansion’s 110 year history.  She invited these special guests to join with their friends or charities and choose the perfect date to experience one of Starkey’s prestigious formal dinners.

The Denver Woman’s Press Club was invited to tour Starkey’s 1901 Historic Mansion last week, still decked in its Christmas apparel.  Starkey has been located across the street since the Press Club was built in 1916.  Mrs. Starkey was recently invited to join this most interesting group of women writers as she will have forthcoming new publications to share with the service industry and many other followers.

Speaking of writing and words; did you know that in 1981, Mrs. Starkey while sitting with her dictionary, found the phrase “household manager” in a definition and immediately knew it would replace the out- dated old guard title of Majordomo?  She began to use the phrase in her advertisements and history was made!  “Household Manager” is now an official Department of Labor employment title and Starkey is now celebrating their 125 class.  Starkey International has now educated over 1000 Certified Household Managers and placed them world-wide!

World-Class Private Service on the Caribbean Island of Anguilla

Mary Starkey and Bruce Hearn at the Starkey MansionStarkey International and Properties in Paradise announce world-class private service on the Caribbean island of Anguilla.

Anquilla, a tropical jewel in the Caribbean known for its pristine white sand beaches, is a favorite of celebrities and VIPs in search of perfect seclusion in an idyllic setting.  Beyond the stunning natural beauty, sophisticated guests can now experience the trademark Starkey International private service at Ani Villas — a luxurious 10 bedroom estate impeccably designed and outfitted for ultimate comfort and relaxation.

As a consultant to Ani Villas, Bruce Hearn, of Properties in Paradise and representative for Starkey Caribbean, has put together an exceptional private service team.  With Starkey graduate Felix M. Pina as property manager, a highly trained staff, and the implementation of the Starkey Management System, Mr. Hearn has established a new level of service to Ani Villas and the island. The guest experience will be the perfect combination of natural surroundings, outstanding private service and impressive amenities.
"We were looking for an experienced consultant like Mr. Hearn to implement systems and training for the staff of Ani Villas. His alliance with Starkey Caribbean clinched the deal,” said Properties in Paradise client, Bonnie Bloom, Developer and General Manager. “We believe his experience and knowledge, in combination with the Starkey programs, gives Ani Villas the edge in a very competitive villa rental market. We are delighted to be working with him."

Mr. Hearn, who has a Masters Degree in Hotel Management from Cornell University and is a graduate of Starkey International, differentiates the private service offered at Ani Villas as opposed to hospitality service:  “The luxury villa is a very popular accommodations product now being offered by major hotels and villa resorts. Service provided to these villa guests is often just an extension of the hotel’s services, good, but often no better than room service.  At Ani Villas we offer personalized private service, establishing a genuine relationship with each guest to learn their expectations and anticipate their individual needs. Essentially, we reinvent ourselves to meet the unique preferences of each group staying at Ani Villas, dramatically surpassing typical hospitality service.”

Anguilla

Ani Villas overlook Anguilla’s Little Bay with expansive views of the shimmering Caribbean.  The distinctive enclave includes two fully outfitted villas with exquisite contemporary furnishings and details. A full private staff anticipates every need and desire, ensuring that along with glorious seclusion, a world-class service experience will be yours. Private amenities include a complete gym, infinity pools, tennis courts, a game room, cliff side hot tubs, unlimited rental movies and video games, and a wide range of sporting and game equipment including bicycles and snorkeling gear.

As an ultimate Caribbean beach destination, Anguilla offers uncrowded, breathtakingly beautiful beaches with an “off the beaten path” feel that the laid back luxury traveler will adore. Ani Villa completes the experience, with every detail and desire at your beck and call.

Pamper yourself this winter with the Starkey five-star private service you know and appreciate in a luxurious tropical destination. Book directly with Properties in Paradise and receive a complimentary bottle of Roederer Cristal Champagne, and visit http://www.anivillas.com for more detailed information about this first-class island experience.

Greenalicious

Mary Starkey at GreenaliciousWe made an Aspen field trip last week to attend the Greenalicious fund raiser to help raise awareness of children’s obesity. It was a wonderful experience for me, our Chef Althoff, and our Director of Placement, Gary Smith. We donated one of our wonderful 9 course private formal dinners here at the mansion…I believe it sold for $4,500. The Children’s Health Foundation brought in notable Chef’s from all over the US, and as you might imagine, the food was sensational. As a side note, the auction was one of the best I have ever attended. My 2 entertainment centered sons and their wives will be receiving for Christmas a free trip to Nashville with center seats at a Grand Ole Opry concert and private sessions with song producers. I hope they think I am a great mom!

Class 120 Formal Dinner

Mary StarkeyHousehold Management Class 120 completed their entertaining curriculum of wine and formal entertaining last night.  We often donate our dinners to a non-profit and are purchased by a patron, and this was no exception.  The guests, a lovely group of 12, mostly Denver physicians were mesmerized by not only the finally choreographed ballet of service directed by our educator Debra Bullock, but the culinary artistry created by Chef Althoff was absolutely over the top this time.  In my world travels, I have developed a pallet, and Chef's creamy artichoke soup was indeed a masterpiece.  Thanks to all, students and staff both at the front of the house and the back. Dr. Lloyd Lewan and I agreed,  it was a first class experience!

Formal Dinner Menu for Class 120

How hard can it be to perform simple tasks?

Mary Starkey Tea ServiceI am frustrated today with the level of knowledge a few of my current students have exhibited.  Now in week four and having completed approximately 150 hours of Starkey education, they have not taken on the conscientiousness or service savvy one would hope for.  While they are indeed serious students, how hard can it be to just bring in my daily lunch without someone holding their hand?  Sound familiar?  “How hard can it be to perform simple tasks?”

In the world of education we all want to be shown exactly how things are done in order to be successful.  However, in private service, each Principal may give these students unique directions on how to accomplish a specific task.  Now, this is week four, as I stated, and I have held the hand of the first three students who have carried out this somewhat simplified task.  They each request that they be individually instructed, as opposed to learning from each other.  On the other side of the coin, these are not beginners to service we are educating; these are bright Household Management students expecting to take over the overall management of sophisticated homes.  Are we ever in trouble!  In reading other industry newsletters over the years, one reads about how to polish silver, wash a fine piece of china, and of course iron a shirt.  On the NBC Today Show, Ms. Martha Stewart said a white shirt could be ironed in 10 minutes but Matt Lauer was still stumbling after 20 minutes. 

But we are speaking of just bringing in lunch here, not a highly technical, product proven skill!  So I began to consider the number of factors associated with bringing in lunch.  They have to include:  intrusion into someone’s space, privacy of the activities being performed within the space, is the person hungry, what is the lunch, how do you interrupt to ask if I am interested in eating, knowing what the culinary offering of the Chef is, how the food was prepared, what is in the recipe, what beverage would go with the food, where to position the tray, how to put the tray in front of me without disturbing me as I am on the phone, taking just the plate off the tray, and placing it before me as to accommodate a small amount of available desk space, where to stand when doing so, and if one should speak to me or not -- to just name a few of the factors.  This is a great exercise in service delivery.

In the end, Service Management is 60% psychologically understanding who you are serving and their specific expectations.  The balance is technical and you really have to know your Principal.

Domestic Staff Training

Mary Louise StarkeyToday a prospective client called, seeking private service training for her current household staff.  She exclaimed, “Whew!  You were hard to find, Mrs. Starkey!”  Given that Starkey International comes up first when you Google Household Management, I was stunned until I asked, “What were your search words?”  She replied, “Domestic Staff Training.”  Those who know me and my work understand that I have been a wordsmith for this unique profession of Private Service and have written extensively for the industry, developing the use of over 100 words and terms including coining the title “Household Manager.”

Over the years I have rallied against ever referring to our Graduates as “Domestics.”    The term domestic often has a negative association including: uneducated, low skill, not always trustworthy, non-English speaking, and more; this is not a good beginning for a growing young profession.   The word Domestic is defined in Webster’s 1999 edition as, “pertaining to the home, family, or household affairs” and “tame; domesticated”.  Much of my work over the last 30 years has been to actually create a world-recognized, well-respected, educated, and appropriately paid profession.  The term domestic continues to play a vital role in defining those that do the more unskilled, hand’s on cleaning and outside heavy grounds work in private service.  However, to continue to utilize the word Domestic to define, categorize, or refer to those who have attained years of service management education, abilities, and expertise as a “domestic” is much like referring to an architect as a carpenter!

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AM Properties of Shanghai, China

December 26, 2010
Versailles Residences Development
Beijing, China

Starkey International is honored to be chosen as part of AM Property of Shanghai, China’s Dream Team for their just-announced development Versailles Residences, located near the capital city of Beijing, China.  Versailles is being developed by the Yangang Group, highly recognized for new vision of luxury residences to China. 

AM Property Management, under the guidance of Manlo Cheng, chose Starkey International for Service Training of all private service staff, the Wiseman Group of San Francisco for Interior Design, BCAL of Melbourne, Australia for Architectural & Landscape Design, and Identica of Shanghai for Branding Consultants. Starkey will continue to bring a new level of service to China by positioning the Versailles Residences to experience the luxury and refinement until now only available to presidents and royals.

Not new to China, Starkey initially trained the Private Service personnel at the world famous Le Chateau, which has now become the primary residence for most of the official diplomats living in Shanghai, and also the well-respected Sandalwood Residences of Shanghai.  Starkey International is the world leader in its superior private service training and continues to position service as an expertise! Starkey International’s website can be found at www.starkeyintl.com.  For more information contact Mr. Manlo Cheng at manlocheng@amgrp.com.cn, www.hbygvt.com, http://www.amproperty.com.cn or Mobile 139-01757853

Great Summer – by Thomas Buder

Thomas Buder and Larry GatlinHello Mrs. Starkey,

We had a hot but productive summer here at the residence, many large projects and keeping up with 4 acres of lush property. A new fence and gate project of which I was asked to oversee from inception to finish is now almost complete.

My Principals and others who know the house and property say that it has never looked as good as it does now since they purchased it in 2005. So I would assume that this means the Starkey Graduate you placed here is doing you proud.

Just hosted a party here for the high net worth friends  my Principal who share their support for our local Children’s hospital foundation. There were many here whose name you would recognize.  Photo is of the evening’s entertainment Larry Gatlin (and Brothers) and myself.  It was so wonderful.  

Best to you.

Thomas Buder
Estate Manager

A Divine Dichotomy – By Lloyd Pate

I can consider myself a religious and a spiritual man. The religious aspect of me can be best compared to that of a religious extremist, because those within my network promoted nothing except our own beliefs, values, and ghetto moral fiber. We believed in our turf; we worshipped it. We cared nothing for society’s wants, hopes, needs and dreams simply because they never cared for any of our own.  Our distorted reality only aggravated these circumstances and we evolved to become volatile concoctions of mayhem and destruction- which ultimately insured that not only do we become a highly potential risk to the status quo and our own collective societies; we become victims to our own venomous, psychoactive selves.  This caste of young miscreants and hooligans that I describe has been classified as gang-members. They infect the population like the AIDS virus.

The inevitable outcome of this complex life-problem is simply death or prison. It has conditioned us to accept this grim truth. Death is the only collector that cannot be ducked and dodged. We recklessly have beckoned this entity that we have termed as Death. At one time or another, we’ve stared it in the eyes in heavy situations… and it blinked first. MY own reward for this transitory victory was being remanded to a county jail first hand, then ultimately sent to a Colorado prison for multiple years.

Reverend Leon Kelly (Open Door Youth Gang Alternative) and I crossed paths due to my parole officer recommending that I participate in a brand-new program that was solely structured around my own personal gang-related issues. In the past, I’d been forced to attend drug and alcohol classes due to it being D.O.C. (Department of Corrections) protocol and conditions of my former parole agreement. However, I’m not truly a slave to any substance except the gang culture. At one time, it was my God, my wife, my child… If it did not exist, neither did my life. Before meeting the Reverend, life was a program that I believed I had all figured out. I was a machine; a soldier, a bastard progeny of preceding ghetto bastards of the same design.

I met with the Reverend in his office when his Flipping the Script Program was just in its initial stages. We dialogued on personal levels- as well as on impersonal and indifferent planes. He emphasized that he wanted no talkers and half-walkers. He only wanted a family that genuinely craved change, and ultimately progress. I wasn’t buying a D.O.C. funded program for individuals of my caliber though. I was taught to trust no one. Despite this, I agreed to his terms and attended the first gang-class funded by the D.O.C.

Pointedly, not only myself, but a majority of those in attendance were extremely distrustful and critical of everyone’s motives and intentions who were invited to speak at each specific class that spanned for six weeks. I could most certainly be considered the most critical of my peers in attendance. I was rude, hostile, intrusive and bluntly, a total prick in the side of those who ultimately, at that time, clutched my fate in their hands.  They gave me multiple ‘passes’. Aside from my own choices, I could have regressed back to the D.O.C. from my abject disrespect alone. I suppose they all saw a potential in me that I could not see in myself at the time.

I don’t know where it started, but the Reverend began to have a positive impact on me. When I ran out of gas while heading to his class, he was the one who tended to my needs when I had nothing except an ankle monitor, and a curfew. At this time, he bought a gas can, filled it with gasoline, and did not leave me until my vehicle operated sufficiently. He consoled me in my most dire moments and quelled my apprehension. He has imparted different perspectives for me to embrace, or consider at the least.  As part of this class curriculum, he required us to write in detail what our life plan was. I explained how I wanted to be a published writer. In our meeting, he remarked, “Okay, so you want to be a writer someday.”

I replied, “No, I am a writer. I have already written books.”

“So what do you need?” he inquired. “I need time and a computer…” Within a week, he had a laptop for me and I began to type on it like a mad scientist. There was not one excuse I could proffer at this point for being unable to pursue my most fervent aspirations and dreams. There was once a Fisher of Men in the old days; today, we have a fisher of little ghetto boys that hear and see nothing,. Yet this stubborn man continues to fish and  consider each intermittent catch  he encounters to be a grand feast. I thank him for not giving up on me. He saw potential in me that I indeed see, but am also afraid of.  The Reverend constantly emphasizes, “I believe in all of you, but I am unable to believe in you more than you believe in yourselves.”

I don’t know how this old-timer hooked and reeled me in, but I’ve been ensnared and still do not know the formula in which he accomplished it. I still stumble, but do so less now. I am a gang-junkie and the only treatment afforded to us is a scholarship to prison or an early grave. The Reverend is like the soldier on the battlefield who sees me get riddled with slugs by the enemies, and still refuses to leave me behind. What kind of comrade does this? Only my ‘Bigg Homies’ have done this. The rest already exist in permanent absence and there is nothing I can proffer except my pleas to the Almighty to bless their souls.

On the 5th of November, 2010, I was invited to an exquisite dinner at the Starkey Mansion hosted by Dr. Lloyd Lewan and Mary Louise Starkey.  I was given a black suit to wear, a tie and white shirt. I looked pretty good but it was an honor that I believed I didn’t even truly deserve.

Upon arrival, I quickly became introduced to a quality of life, elegance and etiquette that is alien to my own polarized concept of how this immense world functions. Our host, the First Lady of Service, Ms. Mary Louise Starkey welcomed us and orchestrated the event like a highly skillful symphony composer. It was a nine course feast; many of the foods were new. Their Chef had formerly served 3 Presidents, a Vice President, and Queen Noor in his long career.  During the course of the evening we were invited to participate in what she calls mirrored service with her service students (Starkey International Institute for Household Management), tales of etiquette and their historical origin, and to in turn answer the question, “Tell your story of coming from a great famine to a wonderful life feast.”  She challenged those of us in attendance to share our truths, our highs and our lows that we have encountered through prison and the course of our lives We (those who have partaken of the same grim cup of experience) were treated as equals.

The words and views we shared were weighed with value, not with condescension. I elicited many genuine smiles that night because I was not perceived as the individual I have been in the former days. I was “a young man.” I was a civilian. I have been an urban politician and an uncompromising soldier for over sixteen years and I have grown tired of such nonsense now. I was happy to not have to put on a façade for this occasion. I was happy to simply be myself and be classified as a young man.

My spiritual essence is now what hinders me from relapsing back into gang mayhem. I love life. I respect life. I love and respect my freedom as well. I still don’t know how the Reverend ‘got’ me. I believed to be one among a dying breed, to be too obdurate and irresolute to change. He reeled me out of that murky water and I have been nursed back to becoming able to breathe oxygen that is free of the contaminants that will insure my spiritual and carnal death. He is a dying breed; possibly the Denver city’s progeny of gang advocacy. He has made significant progress…he was able to influence me.

The Relationship of Service

The Wall Street Journal tells us that 60% of the people on our planet today are of the Baby Boomer generation.  We Baby Boomers, yes I am one of them, are well traveled, expect a good work ethic and superior skills, and appreciate mutual respect in all relationships, especially in service!  Furthermore, our service expectations are much higher than our parents.  We care about the style of environment we are in, where our food is grown, work to keep our mind and body healthy, like our privacy, and yes, we scrutinize our health care.  We consider it our right; we have worked hard to get where we are. I have spent 30 years in the world of Private Service, educating and placing our Starkey Certified Household Managers, Personal Assistants, and Butlers in private homes on a world stage. I have learned over and over again that “Service is the Art of Meeting a Specific Expectation”.  However, a perspective not often considered is if service is to be successful, it requires both a giver and a receiver.  I can work diligently to provide a service to you, but if what I am giving is not what you want, service will not take place.   

 

 

Here are my tips on how to get what you want in service:

 

·         First on the list is Learn to ask for help. Sometimes we believe we are super human. Maybe it’s because we are self made and have created the most powerful nation in the world. However, we are not super human, and frankly, our quality of life will greatly improve when learn to ask for help!  

 

 

·         Know exactly what you need and don’t be afraid to ask for it. Today’s service providers know they must think outside of the box to customize service to meet unique needs.

 

·         What if you do not know what you want?  The number of choices available today has quadrupled from what our parents had to work with. Don’t pass up the opportunity to say to a service provider, “Be my person of possibilities. Let’s talk about what is achievable here!” 

 

·         Say thank you, and say it often.  Service providers serve people, not companies.  The most appreciated response to a deed well done is a simple but heart-felt, thank you!  You can also add the occasional $10 spot while you are at it. Service providers are generally not yet appropriately compensated. Remember, Service is first and foremost, a relationship! 

 

Should you have other questions about Service as an Expertise

, don’t hesitate to contact me.

  

Mary StarkeyMary Louise Starkey

Starkey International Institute

First Lady of Service

(303)832-5510

mstarkey@starkeyintl.com

http://www.mary-starkey.com

  

 

 

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Phew!

Coming up for air and admiring the new class we have starting today. All our of 1 week and 4 week members are bright, responsible and have a combined field experience of 7 ½ years in the Private Service Industry. We are truly lucky to have them on board. The 8 week class for those folks out there with 5 or less years of experience is starting on April 5th! If you are interested in attending this course, it is NOT too late to submit an application J

Warmly,

Ms. Kristin Parks

 

WoW! What a fantastic beginning to the New Year!

January flew by like it was a dream. Mr. Jardine and myself have been on the phone non-stop since the beginning of the year. Now that I have a chance to come up for air, I wanted to remind the rest of you out there that we have a 1 week Systems Course and a 4 week Manager’s course being offered in March. THAT IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! These courses are designed to expand on skill sets that are already established. So, if you have been in the Private Service Industry for 5 years or more and have been following Starkey International, wanting to know our systems….NOW is the time to register!

Please contact Donald Jardine or myself with any questions you may have. 

Mr. Donald Jardine & Ms. Kristin Parks

Here’s to a fantastic 2009!… and to an even better 2010!

Admissions is buzzing with all the new students we have in our mansion this season. We couldn’t be more excited with all this new energy! We are already starting to process applications for our upcoming March 1 & 4 week classes, and our April 8 week class. Remember! The resources here at Starkey International have already proven to be invaluable to all career changing students J Including, but not limited to: our new Chief Operating Officer who just semi – retired from 30 years in the Private Service Industry, our detailed class materials that are included in the admission’s price, and also our friendly staff who would bend-over-backwards to help you out J We look forward to getting to know each and every one of our potential Starkey Graduates in 2010!

Don’t forget to register for Restoring The Art 2010! This year promises to be educational and fun! You can Click Here to find out more information.

Sincerely,

Mr. Donald Jardine and Ms. Kristin Parks