After 25 years as a financial professional and HR executive at Fortune 500 companies, I started Parks Executive Coaching to share my talent development experience and help clients leverage their talents and personalities to accelerate professional success.
~  Ann Parks

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Opera singers employ voice coaches, athletes hire trainers, and business leaders engage executive coaches.

Parks Executive Coaching supports, motivates and guides senior executives and high potential professionals  to become more effective leaders. 

HIGH POTENTIAL COACHING

High Potential coaching is the guidance given to future leaders and people who take on stretch assignments. Your executive coach is the objective third party to whom you can turn to float an idea, consult about a difficult decision, or share the burdens of the day that you cannot share with your managers, peers, or staff.

SITUATIONAL COACHING

Situational coaching is appropriate when circumstances continuously hinder leaders from making progress within their organizations. These work related challenges include personality conflicts, stylistic differences, and ineffective communication. We will help you identify issues, develop an action plan to change behavior, and provide oversight during the process.

LEADERSHIP COACHING

Executive coaching fine-tunes behavioral skills to enable effective communication and confidence. As there is always room for improvement, Parks Executive Coaching identifies a leader’s current strengths and focuses on leveraging those attributes to help each client achieve his or her leadership potential.

Parks Executive Coaching has been engaged by a wide variety of clients including financial technology startups, global financial services firms, hedge funds, real estate management organizations, media conglomerates and manufacturing companies.

Here is what some of our satisfied customers are saying.
  • Coaching has enabled me to grow both professionally and personally… I learned to better manage my emotions, exhibit confidence, enhance professional presence and think strategically… My journey is only beginning, but you have given me the tools to maximize my success…

    Vice President
    Leasing, Acadia Realty Trust
  • The tools and input Ann provided were invaluable, and more importantly, I feel her personal energy and genuine interest in us as people made the process very effective and rewarding…

    Global Applications Development Leader
    DuPont
  • Ann is open, honest, and provides candid guidance and feedback… She is supportive, a great advocate, and genuinely happy when you succeed. I have grown a lot as a professional and am extremely thankful for the opportunity.

    Director of Internal Audit
    Fin Tech
  • To be successful in my new role, I needed to get out of my silo and build alliances with my cross functional partners. Ann helped me to identify key players, had me define what I wanted to achieve and helped me to concentrate on quick wins…

    Director
    US Medical Affairs Operations, Bayer HealthCare
  • Your advice and guidance has allowed me to continue to move forward in my career path and for that I am truly grateful.

    Director
    Securities Reporting, Prudential
  • Our organization has used Ann to coach several of our high potential professionals. Ann’s unique combination of extensive business knowledge, results-driven execution, attention to details, and engaging personality have earned her high praise … as a highly respected business coach…

    Joseph Napolitano
    Chief Administrative Officer, Acadia Realty Trust
  • Our VP benefited tremendously and so has our company from your coaching engagement. He is fully embracing the work you did together and continues to evolve as a leader. It is fantastic to see and hugely rewarding.

    President
    Healthcare Industry
  • Ann completed a very important coaching engagement for us. She was able to think creatively in terms of raising the individual’s awareness in order to get the results we were hoping for. She was an excellent partner with the manager as well as HR. I would absolutely hire her again.

    Michelle C. Tenzyk
    President, East Tenth Group, Inc.
  • I gained confidence in my natural strengths and also gained a clear understanding of areas where I could improve. I found Ann’s style to be a particularly effective combination of thoroughness, directness and warmth…

    Tiffany Morris
    Global Project Manager, Executives in Residence, Ashoka
  • I’d like to express my sincere gratitude for your help…I found the insight and feedback to be incredibly positive and illuminating.

    Billy Fields
    Vice President, Music Industry
  • Ann Parks has an intuitive understanding of her Clients’ work environments. This helps her guide her clients to improve leadership skills and other key behaviors. I highly recommend her as an executive coach.

    Jeremy Robinson, MSW, MCC
    President, Robinson Capital Corp.
  • Today’s meeting went so well with your guidance…I really felt a breakthrough…you are receiving the Medal of Honor or should I say peace prize!

    Kerry Walsh
    Retired Executive Director, Carver Center
  • My sessions with Ann were both productive and enjoyable. Not only did Ann share specific, timely insights, but also, and more importantly, she “taught me how to fish,” so to speak. In doing so, Ann has fed my career for a lifetime.

    Senior Vice President
    Capital Markets & Investment, Real Estate Investment Trust

WHY COACHING?

Executive coaching helps senior and mid-level professionals more closely align their behavior with the objectives of their organizations. Coaching helps business professionals see things objectively and gives them opportunities to develop new habits and skills resulting in more productive behaviors.

As professionals advance their careers, they may benefit from an executive coach to enhance managerial, leadership, and interpersonal skills.  Traditional education-based training programs can provide benefits on an elementary level; however, attainment of goals is best accomplished through personalized, one-on-one interaction utilizing the expertise of an executive coach.  This need for alignment may be the result of a variety of issues such as the quest for a new and challenging leadership position, a transition from one level of management to another, or to develop better avenues of communication within an existing department or with upper management.

Business leaders who employ the Parks Executive Coaching model will improve management and leadership skills, interact more successfully with their boards, peers, staff, and clients, and become more aware of their personal communication styles.

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