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Jimmy Parker
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Executive coach with nearly 30 years helping senior leaders transform themselves, their teams, and their organizations. Fortune 50 leadership experience in multiple industries, former military pilot, PhD in adult developmental psychology.

Executive coach with nearly 30 years helping senior leaders transform themselves, their teams, and their organizations. Fortune 50 leadership experience in multiple industries, former military pilot, PhD in adult developmental psychology.

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Bio

Jimmy has nearly 30 years of experience helping executives transform their leadership, their team dynamics, and their organization's ability to execute strategy. His sweet spot is helping senior leaders in large organizations expand their influence, create highly collaborative teams, break down silos, and drive complex organizational transformations like culture change and new ways of working. He works with a diverse range of clients in several industries, including retail (Target, Lowes), manufacturing (Ford, United Technologies), food & beverage (Starbucks, Chick-fil-A), and healthcare (CVS Health, Kaiser Permanente).

He has a unique ability to create safe spaces for C-suite executives, challenge their thinking in ways others won’t, help them see their strengths and weaknesses, and achieve accelerated growth. Clients have described Jimmy’s impact as “phenomenal,” “transformational,” and “unrivaled.” In his corporate career, he overhauled executive development in multiple Fortune 50 companies, personally led over 100 transformation initiatives, facilitated over 500 events with groups of all sizes, and developed over 50,000 leaders through programs he designed. Prior to that, he served as a Marine Corps officer, helicopter pilot, and leader of agile software teams. Jimmy is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, a master’s in organizational development, and a Ph.D. in adult developmental psychology.


Notable Client Achievements

  • Helped a vice president of product management and a native of India expand his organizational impact by embracing new leadership styles and adapting his approach to a wider range of business situations. He was later recruited by the CEO and Board of a $100B organization. He is now the EVP and Chief Digital Officer of an iconic American brand that is a household name. He said Jimmy was “one of the most influential people” in his leadership journey.
  • Enhanced the interpersonal skills of a struggling Chief Marketing Officer at a specialty retailer who went on to become a CEO and board member of a $16B national brand.
  • Coached a Canadian SVP in the CEO pipeline at a $150B corporation to improve peer-to-peer collaboration among his VPs by helping him see how his approach to team management unintentionally drove siloed, independent work and unhealthy forms of internal competition.
  • Helped a Latinx vice president of a 4000-person software engineering department become more org savvy and earn greater influence with the C-suite while staying true to his personal values and career goals. “I used 3 coaches in 5 years, and Jimmy was the best coach I had,” he said.
  • Helped a female executive leading the digital transformation at a leading U.S. healthcare organization reclaim her calendar, restore work-life balance, and recover from burnout. Her school-age daughters said, “I’ve got my mommy back."
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Work History
Kaiser Permanente
Senior Director, Org Transformation and Culture
The Home Depot
  • Director, Organizational Development
  • Senior Manager, Executive Development
  • Manager, Organizational and Executive Development
Automated Logic
Director, Enterprise Product & Program Management Office (PMO)
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Credentials
  • Certified assessment coach for Hogan, DISC, Lominger VOICES 360, TALENTx7 Learning Agility.
  • STAGES Essentials Certificate for Coaching and Psychotherapy
  • Foundational Coach Training Certificate
  • Certified Agile Leadership Coach for Organizations and Enterprise Business Agility
  • Certified client facilitator for FranklinCovey’s Team Leadership, 7 Habits, Time Management
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Graduate of Generating Transformative Change Vertical Development Program
  • PhD, Adult Developmental Psychology applied to Org Transformation
  • Master of Arts, Organizational Development
Industry Specialties
Aerospace Defense, Aviation, Healthcare, Information Technology and more
Functional Specialties
Software Development, Human Resources, Management, Product Management and more
Expertise
Job Search Strategy, Career Direction, Executive, Discover Skills And Strengths and more

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