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Founded in 1999 by Dr. Mickey Parsons, The Workplace Coach is a team of award-winning* executive leadership and career coaches who partner with business leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals to equip them for breakthrough, high-performance results.

Our mission is to provide our coaching clients with the strategy, structure and solutions that fuel leaders and their organizations for innovation and success. Our coaches’ grounding in executive leadership and career coaching principles, together with their real-world leadership experience, ensures that your investment in organizational and individual development yields evidence-based outcomes. Our coaching model also delivers sustained benefits, giving you the tools you need to leverage your strengths and skills long after the coaching engagement ends.

Contact The Workplace Coach today to arrange a confidential, no-cost conversation to explore how our expert executive coaching team can help you create and execute a plan to achieve your goals.

*The Workplace Coach is the proud recipient of HR TECH Outlook’s “Top 10 Leadership Development Training/Coaching Companies of 2019”, the “Best of Business” Award for Atlanta Business Services (2011 & 2018), Georgia Excellence Award for Consumer Services in Executive Coaching (2013 & 2015), and Consumers’ Choice Award® for Professional Business Coaching (2011 & 2012).

Mickey Parsons, PSYD, MCC, BCC (Atlanta, GA) Executive and Leadership Development Coaching | Business Development | Coach Mentoring

When you invest in executive leadership coaching, you deserve the advice and guidance of a highly qualified coaching professional whose expertise, experience and support ensure you achieve the results you’re after. Throughout his coaching career, Dr. Mickey Parsons, has partnered successfully with thousands of clients to do just that. Fully 87% of Mickey’s past and current clients report that his coaching allowed them to reach goals such as building high-performance teams, innovating in their industries, handling tough workplace conversations with confidence and ease, and managing their time more effectively.

Mickey’s authentic coaching style is rooted in his own experience as a business leader together with his keen understanding of human behavior and his coaching know-how. Clients benefit from having a trusted and knowledgeable confidante who supports them in developing their own strengths and capabilities and assists them in creating and implementing their own leadership development plan.

As a Master Certified Coach (MCC), Mickey is in the top 2% of coaches worldwide. He has coached more than 2,000 leaders, from executives at Fortune 500 companies to local business owners. With

Mickey Parsons

more than 20 years’ experience managing and leading business organizations in his own right, Mickey is a coach who understands what it takes to excel in today’s climate.

Mickey holds a Doctorate of Psychology, with a concentration in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, as well as numerous coaching credentials. He serves as Assistant Professor of Psychology at Life University in Marietta, GA, where he co-created and teaches in the Master of Science in Positive Psychology – Coaching Psychology track.

Rachel M. Elahee, PSYD, PCC, BCC (Atlanta, GA) Leadership Development | Work-Life Balance | Communication Skills | Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Rachel M. Elahee, more fondly known as “Dr. Rae,” is a career coaching psychologist that holds a variety of credentials including: professional certified coach, board certified coach, and certified diversity practitioner. She is also the author of “Choose You!: Reignite Your Passion For Life.” As an entrepreneur, wife and mother of four, she has developed a keen passion for supporting the needs of executives, corporate leaders and small business owners.

Dr. Rae inspires professionals to excel in the workplace through ‘everyday leadership’ by equipping her clients with the practical and tangible skills necessary to achieve greater life satisfaction, professional productivity and ultimately, peace of mind. She believes that in order to excel in our careers, we must first excel in our personal lives. Dr. Rae specializes in leadership development, character strengths development, emotional intelligence, communication skills, and team building. A few of her engagements include Halyard Health (formerly Kimberly Clark Healthcare), GE, HP, and the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Rachel M. Elahee

Donna Cooper, MS, NCC (Chattanooga, TN) Career Management, Onboarding and Encore Career Planning | Entrepreneur Coaching

As a Career Coaching and Management Expert with over 20 years of experience working in the field of career, professional and personal development, Donna’s passion is helping people become more successful, resilient, and self-actualized through the development of their talent, skills, and abilities. She helps clients gain clarity about their career direction, and then guides them to take actionable steps to achieve their goals. Her career coaching process may include assessments, a fresh resume, or a strategic job search plan that positions her clients above their competitors.

Having helped hundreds of executives, senior leaders, managers and college students effectively navigate career transitions, Donna is keenly aware of what it takes to create and transform a career path. She partners with her clients to examine obstacles and motivators for change while paying special attention to environmental, personal factors and other powerful influencers. Additionally, Donna is passionate about partnering with other professionals, entrepreneurs and small business owners to help them successfully plan, launch and grow their businesses. If you need a hand accelerating your path to success or creating an “encore-life” with purpose, passion and a paycheck, contact Donna to schedule a collaborative conversation.

Donna Cooper

Cynthia Lynch, BCC, NCC, LPC (Atlanta, GA) Executive and Leadership Development Coaching | Business Development | Organizational Effectiveness

Cynthia has a passion for both business and psychology and works with organizations, teams and individuals to help maximize their effectiveness, efficiency, and profitability. Cynthia’s designations include Board Certified Coach (BCC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Cynthia’s organizational effectiveness experience includes leadership development coaching and career coaching, selection and hiring, high potentials development, communications, and effective team performance. She has consulted with companies such as Chase Bank, Andersen Consulting, Cisco, Centex Homes, Charles Schwab, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, The Nature Conservancy and BellSouth. Earlier in her career Cynthia held risk management positions with Aetna and Johnson & Higgins where she designed, developed, and implemented risk management programs for a broad range of clients including many Fortune 500 companies.

Cynthia identifies and works with client strengths to benefit the organization and their employees. Enthusiastic and insightful, Cynthia is known for her warmth and energy. Clients appreciate her ability to coach them to solve problems and reach goals in a non-judgmental, supportive and approachable way.

Cynthia Lynch


Bill Dickinson, RCC (Atlanta, GA) Senior Leadership Development Coaching | People Leader Training | Assessments | Psychological Safety

Dr. Bill Dickinson is a consummate executive coach, management consultant and senior leadership advisor who partners with clients to achieve objectives such as:

  • Increasing leadership capabilities,
  • Cultivating stronger relationships within and across functions,
  • Heightening self-awareness,
  • Improving team engagement and cohesiveness, and
  • Aligning strategic, professional and/or business goals.

With more than 25 years’ experience, Bill is a highly sought-after executive coach and leadership development consultant who coaches with a commitment to clarity, empathy and credibility. Bill’s client list includes Cardlytics Technology, Synchrony Financial, ARRIS Telecommunications, Cox Automotive, Marsh & McLennan Insurance, Ameriprise, Coca-Cola Bottling, Out Georgia Business Alliance, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Bill Dickinson

A Registered Corporate Coach, Bill holds a doctorate in Leadership Development as well as numerous leadership certifications for assessment and growth, including Hogan (HPI), Birkman, DISC, Learning Agility, and Korn Ferry 360. Bill’s areas of passion include: leader development, self-leadership, psychological safety and teams, vision and strategy, talent performance, organizational effectiveness and change-resilience. He also designs and facilitates custom learning programs for companies.

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