Originally from the United States, I pursued a love of music from an early age. My passion allowed me to travel the world, live abroad, earn a doctorate, and gain ten years of invaluable leadership experience as an Executive Director. I could have easily ridden a wave of success until I retired.
However, life threw a curveball. A teenager asked for my help and my life was forever changed. I realized a life of helping others was my true calling.
Initially thinking I wanted to become a therapist, I completed a graduate degree and became a Licensed Master Social Worker.
As I searched for ways to contribute and be of service, I tried on various roles for size as a school counselor and in nonprofits.
But I just couldn't seem to find the right fit.
Luckily, fate introduced me to an executive coach who became my mentor. I entered a program to become a Certified Executive Coach through the Center for Executive Coaching. I also became a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation.
As a result of helping clients ask and answer big questions about life, I developed the Inner Leadership framework. I have shared this concept with leaders at organizations in the U.S., Europe, and India. I have published the Inner Leadership Business Series through Bookboon, the world's most used corporate learning solution, and my first book, The Privilege of a Lifetime: Becoming Who You Truly Are, will be released in late 2022.
Outside of my career journey, I enjoy all things nature and make my home by the fjord of Oslo, Norway with my dog Ollie!
You can find out more about me at www.patrickaaronparker.com or follow me on Quora.