DW Starr - Biography


DW Starr is passionate about CHANGE. He is an International Change and Business Growth Expert, Keynote Speaker, Consultant, Celebrated Author, Husband of over 25 years, Father, former Radio Show Host and a Movie Director / Actor who has lived in 10 countries and 10 U.S. States.


His “Attitude of Gratitude” shines forth in everything he does and says. He helps Organizations, Leaders and their Teams tackle the change that is coming at them at warp-speed. He sees CHANGE as their AWESOME ALLY and helps them work with CHANGE to create the EXPONENTIAL Growth they are striving for. CHANGE began for him at the ripe old age of 2.

That’s when he had his first of three separate but not equal TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) accidents .While riding in the back seat of his Mother’s car he suffered a fractured skull when he opened his door and fell out This resulted in a very hyperactive 2 year old having to CHANGE and learn to lie still so the fracture would heal.

Then at 6, he was hit by a truck while riding his bicycle and suffered his second TBI and also fractured his leg. This resulted in a concussion and once his leg healed from the fracture, of having to CHANGE and learn how to walk all over again, due to his leg-muscle atrophy during the healing process.  And then again at 40 he was driving his car and was hit at 55 mph by a car running a stop sign. He was hit so hard his head dented the inside of the car door. This resulted in being laid-up for three months and a memory-recall deficit. He had to learn to CHANGE and compensate for this memory-recall deficit by creating and developing a unique system for remembering that he uses to this day personally as well as teaches this to his clients who might be having trouble remembering as well. He sees this as a BONUS he can share with others. 


DW’s LIGHTBULB-MOMENT came in 1994 when he heard Nelson Mandela’s inaugural address. He was about to take on the leadership of S. Africa as its’ President. This was a man who had been imprisoned by his own country and countrymen for 26 years. He had every reason to be angry, bitter, hateful, and yes even racist. But, he chose to CHANGE and take a different path. His goal was to heal his country as he became its’ President. It was at that moment that DW realized just about anyone could change if they actually wanted to. 

He began a CHANGE-STUDY that would last him 5 years. He studied with some very well-known people. He studied Norman Vincent Peale, Robert Schuller, Napoleon Hill, Zig Ziglar, Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, Jeffrey Gitomer, Jack Canfield, and others. He even became a trainer/coach with Anthony Robbins. After a 5 year exhaustive deep dive into CHANGE, he had his answer. He had figured out the key. He could sum it up in just 9 words “Surrender Who You Were for Who You Will Become”. He currently travels the United States and the world helping Companies, Leaders and their Teams get a clearer perspective on CHANGE as their AWESOME ALLY. He is known for saying “CHANGE is no longer a luxury of choice, it is now a matter of fact.”