Brad Parcells is an experienced executive coach with a passion for creating effective coaching partnerships that help leaders work through current and future business challenges and become more impactful and effective leaders. He brings together an in-depth understanding of the complex environments leaders and teams face each day with human behavior insight and the ability to engage in intimate and intense conversations.
Brad draws on a variety of fields including adaptive leadership, neuroscience, innovation, psychology and adult development. Clients describe him as engaging and provoking, creative, and challenging that leads to honest and open adult development experiences. He takes a holistic view of the client and the client’s situation to align culture, strategy, and leadership. Brad has 40 years of senior-level management and leadership experience working with leaders in diverse industries, most notably supply chain and logistics, consumer goods healthcare, financial institutions, insurance, commercial real estate, entertainment and media, high-tech, telecom, big pharma, manufacturing, professional services (law, accountancy and consulting) and non-profits.
Brad’s blend of experience as an executive coach, corporate business and non-profit leader, and training & development facilitator has helped his clients make transformative changes in their leadership effectiveness and outcomes. Brad works with executive, senior-level and mid-level executives, high-potentials, consulting partners, law and accountancy partners, and teams. Brad has had the privilege of working with leaders at UPS, The Home Depot, AstraZeneca, Solvay, BDO, Carrier, Comcast, Avery Dennison, Beam Suntory, The Coca Cola Company, Coned Nast, Kraft Foodservice, General Electric, Kaiser Permanente, LaSalle, Lazard, PVH, UBS, RBC, LexisNexis, Oracle, Houston Methodist Hospital System, University of Pittsburgh Medical Centers and Waste Management to name a few.
Spending time with family and friends, reading, listening to music and attending live music, weight training, walking, going to galleries, and good wine
Salmon, steak (filet), salads, a great hamburger, vienna beef hot dog, yogurt with granola, bananas, other fruit, smoothies.
I love all kinds of music. My favorite bands are 70’s rock and bands, but if I had to chose two: Emerson, Lake and Palmer, The Allman Brothers. Jazz would be Pat Metheny Group
Dr. Strangelove, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Early James Bond, Patton
Resilience and glass is always half full
Jeopardy, anything written by Larry David
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit, J.R.R.R. Tolkien and the History of the English Speaking Peoples, Winston Churchill
“The highest reward for your toil Is not what you get for It, but what you become of it.”
Is open minded to discovering themselves and doing what is hard and uncomfortable by challenging all their beliefs and behaviors to becoming the best version of themselves.
Taking the entrepreneurial leap by starting my own Executive Coaching practice. Everyday is a gift to work with talented and motivated women and men.
Active listening and asking great questions. Not making judgments or assumptions and leaving my ego out of those coaching partnerships.
It is all about the journey, not the destination!
Service, humility and authenticity.