Vernita Parker, M. Ed.
Executive Coach and Consultant
Vernita Parker is the founder and Principal Consultant at the VF Parker Group, LLC. The VF Parker Group provides coaching and consulting services focused on individual, organizational and community transformation. She has worked with clients in the federal government, private and non-profit sectors and higher education. Her coaching and consulting services focus on helping executives and leaders enhance their overall leadership competency and develop capabilities required to build and lead effective organizations and teams, develop future leaders, and increase business impact through building strategic relationships within and outside of their organizations.
Ms. Parker’s coaching and consulting approach is collaborative and focuses on inquiry, facilitating new insights and action. She partners with her coaching clients to explore new ways to leverage their strengths, and create strategies to address those areas that may limit their ability to have maximum organzational impact. Ms. Parker is also a certified yoga Instructor, and has a deep understanding of the mind, body connection. She incorporates this knowledge into her work with her clients, specifically exploring how mind body integration impacts the way leaders show up in all areas of their lives. Her philosophy is; once you deepen your connection to yourself, you increase your capacity to deepen your connection to the world around you.
Ms. Parker has worked as a consultant and a senior leader in a small woman owned firm, and an international consulting firm, so she understands the intricacies of getting things done through others in complex organizational systems. She has led the development of innovative executive development programs and created a Career Planning and Performance Management functional area within a consulting firm’s Learning & Development center of expertise. Ms. Parker has also designed, delivered and led career coaching and training services, and organization development and leadership programs for several federal government agencies.
Education & Credentials
Ms. Parker is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation and a Certified Resilient Leadership Coach. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is a Certified Professional Integral Coach through New Ventures West (NVW). She’s an adjunct faculty member for NVW’s year-long Professional Coaching Course. She is also qualified to administer and interpret the following instruments; Center for Creative Leadership Assessment Suite (Benchmarks, 360 BY Design, Executive Dimensions, Prospector), Hogan Assessment Suite (HPI, HDS, MVPI), Leadership Versatility Index, PROFILOR, MBTI, FIRO-B.
Ms. Parker created and led an award winning Executive Coaching Program (ASTD Excellence in Practice Award) for a leading strategy and technology consulting firm and has been published in the Industrial & Commercial Training Journal, Vol. 38 No. 3, 2006 – Business Impact of Executive Coaching: Demonstrating Monetary Value.