Dr Parson is a world authority on 21st Century Leadership. A proven consultant, speaker, trainer, author and executive with Fortune 100 global experience in leading teams in the public and private sector. She brings over 20 years of charismatic leadership, executive management and extensive problem solving skills in strategic planning, talent development, program management and organizational change.
She coaches global CEOs and their leadership teams on how to confront effectively and create powerful results through transformational leadership.
Dr Parson has consulted with agencies surrounding their strategic direction, technology strategies, business growth strategies, innovation, project management strategies, succession planning and productivity strategies. She has also conducted leadership development workshops, seminars and events for over 7000 individuals within the public and private sector in the United States, Mexico and Brazil. As an executive, she has also provided one-on-one coaching sessions to over 300 executives in the public and private sector.
Dr Parson’s background includes roles in executive management, strategic planning, training and development and program management within Fortune 100 companies. Prior to creating Crowned Grace she served as a Vice President at Walt Disney World, where her duties entailed day-to-day operations of the strategic planning process, research and development, fiscal planning process, procurement, Program Management Office, Training and productivity improvement. She implemented the first strategic planning process for Walt Disney World’s IT Group, leading to a Strategic Plan (Balanced Scorecard). While working with operational business partners, her team delivered customer facing technologies which positively impacted annual revenue. She also implemented the first Program Management Office for Walt Disney World, leading to a rollout of standard practices for project management across the Walt Disney Company. In this role, her team sourced and delivered over 1200 training seats and implemented a training provider network.
Dr Parson’s other leadership experience includes serving as a Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc, one of the world’s oldest continuously operating engineering firms; ranked number one in transportation engineering and has major practice areas in energy, power, aviation planning, environmental and facilities engineering from over 200 offices worldwide with over 8000 employees. She also led a global staff of 112 professionals for new development and ongoing support for Seagram Spirits and Wine Group. As a Director, she owned financial responsibility for an annual $15M operating budget with a separate $24M capital budget. Dr Parson is also a military veteran, having served as a decorated officer in the United States Air Force prior to entering the corporate sector.
Areas of Expertise/Topics
Conflict Resolution / Difficult People / Emotional Intelligence
8. Warning – Conflict Within & Without Can Kill You
9. Your IQ Gets You In The Door – Your EQ Keeps You In & Gets You Promoted
10. The Power of P.I.E. – Performance, Image & Exposure
11. Watch Out For The Pitfalls – Avoiding Project Scope Creep
Special Interest Topics For Special Occasions
Please Contact Dr. Stephanie A. Parson directly at 321.251.5236 (FL)
Ann K. Lee, COO, and a Principal within Crowned Grace International, is a proven management professional providing strategic and creative leadership in the areas of program, project, operations, training and production management. She brings over 30 years of dynamic leadership, with a demonstrated ability to manage, motivate and build cohesive teams which produce immediate contributions in systems, analysis and business operations. Ann has conducted leadership training and one-on-one coaching to over 600 professionals within the public and private sector. Lt. Colonel Lee is certified to deliver the MBTI® and the DenisonTM Organizational Culture Survey. She has also provided one-on-one coaching sessions to over 100 individuals in the public and private sector. Ann currently provides program management oversight for two Army contracts and oversees business development for the San Antonio location.
Ann’s background includes roles in organizational leadership, operations and strategic planning. Prior to joining Crowned Grace, she served in multiple leadership roles as an officer in the United States Air Force. As a squadron commander, Ann led 168 personnel from 14 varied Air Force career specialties, supporting operations in 50+ countries worldwide and provided direction for the engineering, implementation, and renovation of projects valued at over $11M on information systems infrastructure and secure facilities in support of government intelligence agencies worldwide. Under her leadership, the squadron excelled during its unit compliance inspection—amazing results, 97% compliance, no squadron findings, as well as garnering 13 of the parent group’s “Superior Performers” recognition and one of the Team Awards during the 2004 inspection. Additionally, the squadron earned a wing nomination for an Air Force-wide award for best small communications unit and won the Facility Management award, small unit category for the Headquarter Air Intelligence Agency.
In addition to this, Ann’s leadership experience at various executive levels includes serving as the Deputy Chief, Information Assurance Division, where she directed a team of military and contractor personnel in the US Southern Command information assurance program, providing policy and guidance throughout the area of responsibility, which includes Mexico, Central American and the Caribbean and South America. During that time, the division was recognized as a finalist (1 of 3) for the Frank B. Rowlett Award for Information Assurance for 2001. This prestigious organizational award recognizes the top network security organizations within the federal government.
Ann has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, has passed the certified MBA exam, a Master of Science Degree in Computer Systems and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Education, with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership.
Stacey L. Cobbs, a Principal within CGI, is a proven management professional providing strategic and creative leadership in the areas of program, project, operations, training and production management. She brings over 21 years of dynamic leadership within the public and private sector, with a demonstrated ability to manage, motivate and build cohesive teams thereby producing immediate contributions in systems, analysis and business operations. Stacey has conducted leadership development events for over 500 individuals within the public and private sector.
Stacey’s background includes roles in organizational leadership, program management and strategic planning. Prior to joining Crowned Grace, she served in multiple leadership roles within the private, public and educational sector. Stacey was the Chief information Officer at Bowie State University with a responsibility of managing a $3.5M budget, a team of 24 highly technical leaders while supporting a customer base of over 6000 students and professors. Stacey was the executive leader for the $1.5M Peoplesoft Financials implementation project which included General Ledger, Accounts Payables, Procurement and Asset Management modules as well as the Sun Solaris operating system and Oracle 8i database management system.
Prior to Bowie State University, Stacey served as a Program Manager within the Science Application International Corporation. While there, she was responsible for the management of a 5-25 team members providing internal consulting in support of the Chief Technology Officer as well as Y2K transitions for the Internal Revenue Service, an external client. Prior to SAIC, Stacey served as a manager within the Lockheed Martin Corporation, managing a $15M data center modernization project which included methodology, pricing, procurement and integration. As a manager of 30 highly technical staff members, she provided on-going guidance, performance appraisals, merit planning and career and development training. Stacey proudly served her country as a decorated officer within the United States Air Force.
Marianne Marlowe holds certifications as an executive coach with the American Society for Training and Development, as a TotalSDI facilitator, and as a trainer in all four programs in the Vital Smarts suite (Crucial Conversations, Crucial Confrontations, Influencer and Change Anything). She has extensive experience in organizational behavior, program implementation and management, and an in depth understanding of employee development principles and practices. Marianne also has proven ability using Kirkpatrick’s Level Training Evaluation Model to objectively analyze the effectiveness and impact of training and successful utilization of many change management methods specifically Kotter’s 8 Step Change Model. She has worked closely with government agency officials, Fortune 500 executives, and other senior management teams. With over twenty-five years’ experience in the business, management and training environment, Ms. Marlowe, served as a senior consultant, program analyst, project manager, director of training and executive coach on multiple projects over the past 10 years at the National Institutes of Health within the Office of the Director. She has also managed the day-to-day operational aspects of a $30.4 million federal contract including winning 3 consecutive re-competes within the Office of Extramural Research and she served as a subject matter expert to 25 of the 27 Institutes and Centers and the Office of the Ombudsman. Marianne has supported the National Institute of Health, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the US Army and many others.
Harold L. Hill is a consultant and coach of Crowned Grace International. Harold has a passion for and expertise of enabling Fortune 500 organizations, teams and leaders to improve their effectiveness and increase their capacity. With over 20 years of relevant organizational development (OD), coaching and change management experience, Harold’s clients range across many professional sectors including retail, health care, technology, hospitality, financial services, education, entertainment, government and utility. Harold also manages his own consulting firm with clients that include The Walt Disney Company, Right Management, Vantage Solutions, University of Miami, Zebra Technology, Teleos Leadership, University of Vermont Medical Center, Merrill Lynch, City of Jackson, MS, University of Texas A&M Engineering Services and Partners Federal Credit Union among others.
Before joining Crowned Grace International, Harold was a Senior Consultant with North Highland Consulting. Prior to that he was an OD manager with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts in Orlando, Florida for over 10 years. He was responsible for coaching and developing executives and providing consultation in employee engagement, business assessment, strategic development, change management and leadership training. Harold also worked for a Chicago utility, ComEd, for over 15 years in the areas of OD, project management and engineering at the Braidwood Nuclear Power Plant.
With over twenty years of team and organizational facilitation experience, Harold has designed and delivered training and learning experiences for groups as large as 500 participants. He has also coached executives at all levels of the organizations including C-Suite, Executive and Senior VPs and Board Chairpersons. Harold is a faculty member and practicum supervisor at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and the International Organization and System Development program. He is also a facilitator and trainer for the National Training Laboratory (NTL). With these organizations, Harold delivers coaching and work sessions on topics of leadership, change, conflict, diversity, feedback, communication and culture.
Harold earned a BS from Bradley University and holds an MBA in Operations Management from DePaul University. He earned a Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification from SHRM and has completed the Principles & Practices of Organization Development program at Columbia University. Harold is certified in the Prosci Change Management methodology and tools and holds an ICF coaching certification.
Lt. Commander Derrick Hutchison (USN, Retired) brings over 30 years of management and leadership experience to our clients. He is adept at managing group dynamics, as well as in motivating and performing with high-caliber teams of professionals. Derrick possesses remarkable communication and interpersonal skills which are essential in building positive working relationships with diverse teams and organizations.
Derrick currently serves as the program manager supporting our Headquarters, Installation Management Command (HQ IMCOM) G-1 in the final phase of implementing the Veteran’s Opportunity to Work Act of 2011, new Army Transition Program and Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program. In this role, he provides oversight and management of six functional analysts, to include our teaming partners, in the provision of services to HQ IMCOM G-1 required for the further development of training adjustments in curriculum delivery, development of policies and procedures, publications of Army wide guidance and integration of multiple Army and federal agencies to implement the Military Life Cycle transition model to prepare Soldiers for transition over the entire span of their military service and career.
Prior to joining Crowned Grace, Derrick managed an annual $1.4M as Director of Security for US Navy Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific. Additionally, he developed and implemented security measures to protect nuclear missiles onboard submarines, including $800 million over five years, addressing environmental concerns. Derrick was directly responsible for the Security Department’s receiving an overall grade of Excellent during a Defense Nuclear Surety Inspection (DNSI). Derrick’s career includes 30 years of naval service, which included 15 years in the enlisted ranks attaining the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer and 15 years as a commissioned officer rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Derrick received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social and Criminal Justice (graduated Magna cum Laude).
Human Resources Manager and Military Veteran with over 28 years of management and leadership experience. Innovative problem solver, strategic decision maker and strong communicator. Managed a $14M budget for health education comprised of Army, civilian, and federal courses, which was one of the most complex budgets in the Army training division. Enabled a global mobility effort to challenge locations by identifying medical staff needs and leading planning and execution to fulfill all requirements under demanding timelines. Developed a dynamic HR team recognized as providing “the best HR support and leadership guidance” during strategic workforce reduction and relocation initiatives. Career is supported by a M.A. in Human Resources Management and a B.S. in Business Administration.
Program manager for a large contract in support of Headquarters Installation Management Command (HQ IMCOM) G-1 in the final phase of implementing the Veteran’s Opportunity to Work Act of 2011, new Army Transition Program and Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program. Provide oversight and management of five functional analysts, to include subcontractors, in the provision of services to HQ IMCOM G-1 required for the further development of training adjustments in curriculum delivery, development of policies and procedures, publications of Army wide guidance and integration of multiple Army and federal agencies to implement the Military Life Cycle transition model to prepare Soldiers for transition over the entire span of their military service and career.
Elizabeth Nelli brings over fifteen years of research, technical writing and superior support services to our Clients. Currently she is the Project Manager supporting our Department of Labor Client, in the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance program. Within this program, she and her team support the OTAA investigative case processing according to the Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015 (TAARA 2015), title IV of the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015. Before joining the Crowned Grace International team, she worked in the government affairs space, where she specialized in trade, education, tax and financial services policy. Elizabeth has worked for a variety of clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to foreign governments. She also served in the House of Representatives in the office of Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY). Elizabeth received her M.A. in International Affairs from Boston University. She also has a B.A. in history from California State University Northridge.