StarQuest Group



Our Approach

We never take a one-size-fits-all approach — because every organization is unique. We work to gain a thorough understanding of your organizational objectives and strategies, your culture, and current systems. Once we understand the landscape, we develop a tailored program that will engage your people, and give the market them the skills, methodologies and tools to drive results.

What We Do

We help our clients grow their business and develop their talent. Our solutions incorporate a variety of research-based methodologies, real-world simulations, coaching, and tools and processes that bring life and richness to the experience. Here are just a few reasons why clients engage us:

  • To improve market share
  • Their sales team is not performing at their optimal levels
  • Sales leaders are not engaging and developing their teams
  • Go-to-market strategy is shifting from a product-centric to a customer-centric approach
  • Lack of leadership bench strength
  • Not enough skilled managers and leaders to keep pace with the organizational growth
  • Identified skill gaps in the areas of sales, management and/or leadership
  • An executive or senior leader who needs outside help to better align with the organization’s objectives
  • Looking to build a healthier, more sustainable organization

Why We Exist

Our purpose is to help our clients grow into healthy, high-performing teams.

Our values are to:

  • Work with integrity
  • Serve our clients first
  • Think abundance
  • Deliver excellence
  • Exceed expecations

Tom Athenour


Tom Athenour is the co-founder, and CEO of StarQuest Group, a leadership and sales consulting group based in Colorado. Tom’s mission is simple – to help successful people achieve positive, lasting change for themselves, their teams, their organizations – and even their families. For the past 25 years, Tom has been helping individuals and organizations maximize their potential by helping them develop new skills, apply new processes and most importantly overcome their limiting beliefs.

As an executive coach, consultant and educator, Tom has helped leaders and sales professionals in a variety of organizations from start-ups to Fortune 500 global companies. Tom has authored articles and position papers, and has spoken at numerous national conferences about leadership, organizational change, and talent development. He holds an MBA from St. Mary's College of California, and a BS in Marketing from the University of Santa Clara.


Ganya Andersen

Senior Consultant/Designer

Ganya is responsible for the design and development of StarQuest’s business simulations, and is a master instructional designer with over 20 years experience in adult education. Ganya has worked as a process improvement consultant, teaching and coaching business professionals in advanced problem solving tools and techniques. She has experience in a broad range of industries from financial services, to manufacturing, to warehousing and distribution. As a project manager, Ganya managed the development of a series of adult learning games that were a finalist in Colorado’s Most Innovative New Products. Ganya holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Smith College in Northampton, MA and a Masters of Economics from the University of North Dakota.


Julie Neher

Program Manager

Julie Neher is responsible for managing projects, production of course materials, and administering StarQuest's assessment center. In addition, she works with StarQuest's team of facilitators and consultants to ensure programs run smoothly from production and logistics, to the onsite delivery. Prior to joining StarQuest Group, Julie worked for ten years in an elementary school as a Talented and Gifted Educational Advisor and a Literacy/Instructional Paraprofessional Educator. In addition, she has years of experience working freelance in proofreading and editing. Julie has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UCLA.