I worked with Ann through a time of immense change in my career when I was unexpectedly promoted into a new role, quickly followed by a significant business integration initiative. Ann helped me learn more about my strengths and where I should focus my time and effort going forward, both in terms of skills and in terms of stakeholder management. Ann supported my growth and development throughout the entirely enjoyable process, and I finished the engagement motivated to move forward from a position of strength.
The meetings with Ann were the highlight of my work life. She enabled me to build upon my strengths. Ann became a trusted mentor who helped me to better understand work-life balance and the positive impact I want to continue to have upon others.
I loved the way Ann approached our engagement. She did her homework and really made an effort to understand me, my peers, my team, and the culture of my company so that her feedback was relevant in my environment. She asked thought-provoking questions and gave meaningful guidance and perspective that really helped me find my executive balance. Ann is wonderfully genuine and open which made our sessions very engaging as well as fun!
I could say a million things about how much Ann has really empowered me – I feel like a very different person from last year at this time.
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.
Coaching has enabled me to grown both professionally and personally… I learned to better manage my emotions, exhibit confidence, and professional presence and strategically think about my desired career path instead of simply reacting to my environment. My journey is only beginning, but you have given me the tools to maximize my success.
I had the opportunity to work with Ann through both group and individual coaching as part of a Women’s Leadership initiative. Although each of us in our group had our own specific challenges and opportunities, Ann was able to quickly understand our individual situations and provide guidance and exercises that made a material difference in our abilities to understand ourselves better and more fully realize our potential. 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.
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. She helped me to understand the importance of continuing to foster these relationships so that I become an integral member of a focused and successful team.
Your advice and guidance has allowed me to continue to move forward in my career path and for that I am truly grateful.
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 within our organization as a highly respected business coach with a proven success record. She has an uncanny ability to listen intently, analyze quickly, and bring solutions to the forefront, which provides the perfect balance of challenge and encouragement.
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.
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.
You shined the light on many of my strengths and encouraged me to value them. You helped me identify my weak points. I truly admired your spirit and the positive energy you radiate. You let me state the problem and articulate the solutions at the same time which is amazing! We hardly believe that we own solutions to our challenges; and the perfect coach is the one who let us dig more in ourselves and that’s what you were able to do with me.
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. Overall, working with Ann was an empowering experience during which I always felt confident that I was on the path to leveraging my full potential.
I’d like to express my sincere gratitude for your help…I found the insight and feedback to be incredibly positive and illuminating.
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.
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!
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.