STARMANSHIP & Associates was born from a real market need. In 1995, Lebanon faced the challenge of a rapidly changing business environment. This era of peace was a wakeup call for established corporations to shift from an emphasis on crisis management and a promising time for new firms to leave their mark. This inspired Raja Haddad to launch a business that armed professionals and firms with the specialized skills required to succeed in this new business landscape. Raja Haddad initially built on his extensive experience in industrial and commercial fields plus his solid teaching track record. For the first few years, he focused on sales, marketing and consultancy work. In 1998, he took the business to the next level by partnering with FranklinCovey. This let STARMANSHIP & Associates expand its offerings and bring the insight and expertise of an international giant to Lebanon. The success of this led us to partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies in 1999 and to plan future affiliations with big global names in the industry.
Our business continued to grow in reputation, size and scope and so we moved to larger offices in 2000. Our expansion continued and in 2005 we partnered with Eagle’s Flight and in 2007 added deBono Thinking Systems to our vast hat of excellence. At the forefront of training and development, we partnered with Persona Global and Soundview Executive Book Summaries in 2011. Ever keen to build a better future, in 2014, we branched out by introducing The Leader in Me by FranklinCovey, a program that reaches out to the youth at schools.