Trainer, coach and author Ned Parks talks about nurturing strong leadership, the process of writing a first book, and why writing down your goals – and your bucket list – is so important.
Ned Parks is a business consultant who draws on his background as a U.S. Army Officer/ Helicopter Instructor pilot, and business owner. He combines proven business strategies with creativity, practicality, and execution.
Ned guides leaders to connect with their teams and combine personal and organizational objectives. Ned’s expertise includes the areas of strategic planning, leadership development, and coaching. Ned started his own consulting firm in 2000 with a focus on leadership coaching, business operations, performance improvement and strategic planning.
While an officer in the Army Ned worked on the international training team teaching leadership and flight topics to military students from all over the world. He has owned his own business and worked as a division manager in a manufacturing company.
Ned attended The University of Akron and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is certified as a Registered Corporate Coach by the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches. He holds multiple professional flight certificates and is a certified flight instructor.
Ned is the author a just released book: The Simple and Easy Manager: What Managers Need to Know Before They Need to Know It
He lives in Akron with his wife, dog, cats, and horse while his daughter sets the world on fire.