Patrick Parker Houston, Texas
Leadership Coach, Life Coach, Career Coach
BA, MA, MS, PhD, Board Certified Coach, Professional Certified Coach, Certified Executive Coach, Certified Mediator
As an executive coach, Patrick Parker teaches the concepts of inner leadership (mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional mastery) to executives and their teams with the premise that once clients do the inner work on themselves, unimaginable new external possibilities arise. He has used this model of coaching with leaders in wide-ranging fields and has written and spoken extensively on inner leadership.
Trained by the Center for Executive Coaching, Patrick is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation and is in the final stage of becoming a Board Certified Coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education. He is also in the process of becoming certified in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and the Enneagram Assessment.
In his first career, Patrick served in various leadership capacities as an internationally successful concert organist and church musician. He was Founder and Executive Director of Houston Baroque, held several Director of Music positions in the Episcopal Church, performed concerts in cathedrals and churches around the United States and Europe, recorded five commercial albums, lived in Germany with residencies in France and Norway, and earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Houston with a postdoctoral fellowship at Southern Methodist University.
However, when life sent a teenager who asked for Patrick's help, a natural coaching ability surfaced. The resulting career transition included a Master of Social Work degree and positions in food insecurity, domestic violence, and mediation while developing an executive coaching practice.
Patrick still plays music for fun, including upcoming concerts in Oxford, England. He regularly leads workshops and retreats that combine elements of music and coaching concepts to create powerful experiential learning.
Originally from North Carolina, Patrick grew up in "Small Town USA" and learned his first lessons in leadership and work in his
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I was completely satisfied with his excellent abilities.Brian Sellers
I have been working with Patrick for some time now and have found his approach to coaching is smooth and clear. He outlines his program with goals that are set around your own vision which I like. Parker is also highly educated which is important to me.Derrick G.
Patrick is a wonderful coach! Patrick asked great questions which facilitated my goals to improve work relationships and be a better team member. Our work together empowered me to become more assertive. His support went beyond my expectations. I highly recommend him as a coach to others!Shiv Kumar
Dr. Parker was the reason why I was able to balance out school work and my outside life. He always listened to everything I had to say and had great insight. School was a smooth sail knowing you can depend on an adult to listen and share your thoughts with. There are many students that believe that counseling isnt all that necessary, I was one of those students, always trying to juggle everything at once. Honestly, I truly hope everyone who goes to counseling receives the same kind of attention and help that Dr. Parker provided for me, I am eternally grateful for his kind personality and trust. I highly recommend Dr. Parker.Julio Aguilar Lopez
Patrick's energy and creative insights have helped push me forward on some planning for business events. I appreciate his open style and holistic approach.Melissa Haveman
Dr. Parker is a great coach and my conversations with him changed my life. He really cares about ones personal growth, he is knowledgeable, kind, enthusiastic and easy to talk to. I highly recommend him.Gosia G.
Patrick is not only great coach to individuals. He is also an excellent coach to coaches. As a fellow executive coach, I have had the privilege to be coached by Patrick. He is personable, caring and have a genuine love for people and the art of coaching. I'm impressed by his work ethnics, his desire for education and his aspirations to be one of the best in the industry of coaching. I highly recommend Patrick as a coach as well has great person to be associated with. Curtis Lake Forest, CACurtis M
My experience was a positive one. I got alot of help thanks to Mr. Patrick. He cares for the people he meets and for the people he provides counseling to. I've never met a better person as Mr. Patrick. I definitely recommend Mr. Patrick to the people that struggle with life, emotions, life problems, etc.Jahaziel Gutierrez