"Simple but effective."
"Kept moving, kept everyone interested and involved."
"This was the best program I have ever attended."
"I laughed and cried in the same 20 minutes."
These are the type of comments your participants will be saying with Ned Parks as your presenter.
I take the complex and make it simple and the unknown and make it known.
I take the work out of booking a presenter. You will know what to expect and when to expect it when working with New Directions!
New Directions Learning & Development is a global provider of business training and staff development services that help companies and non-profits improve management competencies, enhance customer service, and improve employee retention efforts.
Ned Parks is a matter-of-fact business coach who draws on his 25 year background as a U.S. Army Officer/Helicopter Instructor Pilot, business owner and consultant. Combining proven business strategies with humor and creativity, Ned guides organizations and individuals to business and leadership solutions that maximize profit, productivity, and efficiency. Through the use of individual and group coaching, training, facilitation and consulting, he focuses on talent development and mentoring leadership teams to improve performance and results. Ned is particularly skilled at helping leaders connect with their teams and to combine both personal and organizational objectives.
Ned works with organizations in healthcare, manufacturing and service, as well as the not-for-profit field, including libraries, faith organizations and the United Way. Ned’s expertise includes the areas of strategic planning, profit modeling, performance planning and employee development. Ned started his own consulting firm in 2000 with a focus on leadership coaching and skills training, business operations, talent development, performance improvement and strategic planning.
Ned’s coaching practice focuses on entrepreneurs, emerging leaders, senior leaders, and business owners to exceed business goals and develop a legacy of leadership using tools include Everything DiSC® Workplace, Everything DiSC® Management, Everything DiSC® Sales and 363 for Leaders.
Ned is certified as a Registered Corporate Coach by the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches. He studied business at The University of Akron, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Case Weatherhead School of Management.
Volunteer Leadership Roles
Summit County United Way: Provide leadership training yearly for the Loaned Executive Class
American Society for Training & Development: Board Member
Healthy Community –
Healthy Youth: Steering Committee Member
Healthy Community – Healthy Youth: Teen Speak out panel moderator