Accelerate your professional and personal success with the 5-Star Society, an invitation-only program that offers you the practical strategies and support from a network of other executive women in order to move beyond what you believe is even possible!


Research shows that companies with female top executives perform better. Yet, women face a variety of unique challenges that require practical strategies and a network of other professional women to navigate in today's business world.

The Corporate Refinery helps global and mid-sized organizations shift how they develop high-performing women and leaders through modern methods that drive performance and sustain excellence across the organization. The 5-Star Society is an invitation-only program focused on connecting and building a community of executive women who are committed to both their professional and personal performance and success.

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Elevate professional expertise and leadership skills.

The 5-Star Society expands the skills needed for professional success and emphasizes how to create impact across the entire organization.

Strengthen the organization's leadership pipeline and DE&I.

Strengthen the pipeline of top-tier women who are candidates for executive leadership roles while building a diverse workforce and creating an environment that is equitable and inclusive for everyone.

Access creative ideas and forward-thinking solutions.

Learn from The Corporate Refinery's Founder and CEO, Colleen Hauk, along with other seasoned executives as you engage in "co-mentoring by community", offering real-world examples for forward-thinking growth.

Accelerate results for the organization and trajectory for yourself.

Through a combination of executive masterclasses, coaching, and implementation labs, this program takes training into learning through to application for accelerated and unparalleled results.

Become an elite performer inside and outside the office.

The 5-Star Society knows first-hand the reality where work and life are more blended than ever.  Learn how to cultivate resilience to meet your professional demands while thriving across all other elements of your life.

Expand your network for different perspectives and unbiased feedback.

Extend your reach to executives worldwide to build and nurture relationships, providing ongoing guidance to make better decisions both professionally and personally.


Executive Masterclasses are based upon The Corporate Refinery's signature framework, "The 'And' Life", and presented by our Founder and CEO, Colleen Hauk.


  • Executive Masterclasses:  Receive quarterly training from The Corporate Refinery's signature process and other guest experts followed by small roundtable discussions.
  • Co-mentoring Community:  Participate in monthly live Group Coaching calls where you bring your most pressing challenge to your peers and to our founder and CEO, Colleen Hauk. Plus, you'll receive 24/7 ongoing feedback and support from Colleen and society members through a private members-only app.
  • Implementation Labs:  Achieve in 12-weeks what most people can only achieve in 52 weeks!  Workshop your quarterly goals live, with Colleen and society members, to take advantage of  the support, accountability and momentum to stay in action.
  • Office Hours:  Want additional support?  Join at anytime, the two, 30-minute office hours with Colleen available each quarter for your questions, pressing issues or simply to listen to coaching. 
  • Society Socials: Join Colleen and fellow members to participate in a quarterly Society Social. Grab your beverage and your stories – your community is here to support and celebrate you!
  • Resources & Members-Only Discounts:  Tools, downloads, checklists and more - plus receive special perks and discounts, such as early bird registration and pricing for our Annual Retreat!



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Aparna, Partner

I was named Partner at my firm! I officially started this path when I joined the 5-Star Society. All of your support and advice over the years has been one of the keys to me getting here.

Eleanor, Manager

The 5-Star Society shaped me into a leader that received the ISPE Max Seales Yonker Member of the Year award and the 2022 J&J Johnson Medal Award, one of the highest scientific awards a scientist can receive!

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Colleen Hauk

Founder & CEO of The Corporate Refinery

Transforming Intentions into Outcomes

Colleen Hauk is a sought-after communications expert and keynote speaker.  She is the founder and CEO of The Corporate Refinery, a consulting and training firm that elevates top performers and companies by transforming their well-intentioned communications and presentations into ones that deliver maximum impact and accelerated results.

In 15 years as a corporate executive, she learned first-hand the impact communication can have on individuals, teams and a company’s bottom line when executed well.  She also saw the powerful missed opportunities when communication went poorly.  Today she uses her leadership and communication expertise to elevate executives and organizations to reach uncompromised excellence.

Colleen is also an executive coach and the co-author of two books, including the bestseller, Women Who Ignite. She is a multiple-time contributor to Forbes and delivered her keynotes and trainings to Fortune 500 companies and organizations such as Dell, Pfizer, Panasonic, Merck, and New York Life.

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Did you know that many organizations, including ones that our current 5-Star Society members work for, actually pay for your membership fee?  Click below to download a one-sheet that you can print and take to your manager or human resources.

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