Executive Coaching

(Board Level, Executive Level, Emerging Leaders)

Parrish Partners is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) member and upholds the highest standards in professional coaching. As leaders in our field, we continually learn, grow, and innovate to maintain our professional edge in delivering executive development. We are committed to serving with the highest integrity and making a difference in every organization and every individual that we touch.

Executive Development

Business Coaches and Coaching Management

Parrish Partners is a leader in the executive development and coaching industry. As business coaches, we specialize in transformational leadership coaching and development, and executive team development. Our executive coach partners have exemplary credentials, deep experience in business coaching, and a true passion for making a difference.

Executive coaching is a powerful and effective solution that helps executive-level teams deliver top performance.
At Parrish Partners we employ a highly tailored approach to executive coaching, leveraging elements of positive psychology and neuroscience to deliver optimum results. Our executive development programs typically include four primary elements:

Intake

We begin with a thorough intake to understand the individual’s values, styles, goals and mindset as well as the company culture and key business goals.

Assessments

We use a suite of professional assessments to jump start the coaching process, discover the individual’s strengths, and pinpoint critical improvement areas to focus on now for best results.

360 feedback

Our 360 feedback process is performed via in depth interviews and can include interviews with managers, direct reports and peers as part of the coaching process. A comprehensive report, summarizing signature strengths and most critical areas to develop, is produced to align the executive and client organization in the development process.

Goal setting and progress checks

Coaching goals and measures of success are designed and agreed up front and regularly reviewed to ensure progress.

Meet the Coaches

Michele
Parrish

Co-Founder and Managing Partner. Executive Coach and Consultant. Accomplished high technology executive. Masters in Management and Masters in Materials Science from MIT. Frequent speaker and panelist. 2018 Innovation Award Nominee (OCBJ) and Women’s Council Award Nominee (LABJ).

Dr. Norman
Lanier, PHD

Dr. Norm Lanier is a corporate psychologist and executive coach who specializes in coaching and in leadership development.

Dr. Anita
Polite-Wilson,
PH. D

Dr. Anita Polite-Wilson has been a respected and influential educator and developer of organizational leaders for more than 20 years.
 

Leah
Moon

Leah Moon is a consultant and executive coach with Parrish Partners. Trained as a clinical psychotherapist, Leah owned a private practice in Chicago, Illinois before relocating to the Orange County area in California.

PETRA V.M.
RUSSELL,
ACC,CPC, ELI-MP

Petra graduated from Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany with a Masters in Design and moved to the United States to start her career as a freelance designer for Umbro/Kaepa, developing high-performance sports apparel for the US Olympic team in collaboration with Georgia Tech, School of Fiber and Engineering, and Dupont.

DAVID
SHAFFER

David Shaffer has served as Owner, CEO, Managing Director, Business Advisor and Executive Vice President for multiple companies both for and not for profit industries. He has worked with companies that include manufacturing, construction, health and elder care, distribution, services and information technology. He has worked as an interim executive in multiple capacities.

Margo
Christou

Margo is an Executive Coach and Consultant with extensive business experience and a
results-focused coaching approach. Margo has held leading executive roles in human
resources and consulting for two decades. She has worked for Fortune 500 companies
such as Dun & Bradstreet and Accenture as well as startups including One Medical.