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No Limits Coaching

You've worked hard to grow your business and your career. You've leveraged your strengths to achieve a great deal of success. Now, it's time to challenge yourself even more.

What can an Executive Coach do for you? The right coach is your accountability partner, cheerleader, supporter and trusted advisor. Together, you build clarity about your goals and create a vision for how your business fits into your life. The right coach also challenges you to develop in new and exciting ways, realize your full potential, and unlock the potential of your team and your business.

I believe that I am that coach and YOU are my mission!

If you are ready to take your leadership-and yourself-to the next level. My comprehensive and customized coaching process will get you there. You'll see specific, measurable and timebound results based on your goals and aspirations. You will access new processes, best practices and tools that you will engage and access for a lifetime.

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My Mission As A Coach Is To Help You

See Yourself More Clearly

Research has shown that most of us don't see ourselves very clearly and that it matters. Accurate self-awareness in leaders is highly correlated with organizational effectiveness and profitability. Employees prefer to follow leaders who see themselves clearly.

Leverage Your Existing Strengths

Having an effective and supportive coach can also help you see and leverage strengths that you already have but that you may be underestimating or underutilizing. We will help you see the uniqueness and value of your strengths and to learn how to lean into them in order to use them more effectively for the benefit of the team and the organization.

See Others More Clearly

Skilled coaches work to make their coaching clients independent - we help you apply the same mental skills you learned for seeing yourself more clearly so that you can become more accurate in your assessment of others.

Learn New Ways to Respond

We all have a set of capabilities and responses that may serve us well as mid-level employees but that won’t help us as more senior leaders.

Build More Productive Relationships

Leaders can dramatically limit their effectiveness by only being willing or able to build strong relationships with certain kinds of people/ And all too often, that means people like themselves - in background, race, gender, beliefs, or work style.

Achieve What You Want

This is the bottom line for an effective coaching engagement. The right coach can help you get clearer about your goals and dreams and about what you’re capable of doing to achieve them. We can also be a powerfully useful support system on your journey. Someone who know you very well and wants the best for you and can teach you new ways of thinking and operating, new skills that will allow you to better reach your goals and create the career you want.

The Benefits Of Executive Coaching

Executive Coaches Improve Performance, Perception and Tenure

Mastery of Essential Next Generation Leadership Skills

  • Emotional Intelligence and Intellectual Curiosity
  • Adaptability and Resiliency
  • Trust Relationships and Sustainable Performance

Executive Coaches Provide Confidential, Independent and Impartial Feedback and Perspective

  • Sounding Board for new Ideas and Concepts
  • Safe harbor to discuss Fears, Concerns, Mistakes

Provide Advance Professional Development to a Senior Executive that is “On The Job”

Enhance Leader Self Awareness, Gravitas, Executive Presence and Self-Confidence

Optimize Internal and External Perception of Performance and Results

Enable a Leader to find their Authentic Voice and Leadership Style

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How To Evaluate An Executive Coach

Corporate Experience

An EC’s real world experience at this level is critical to understand the pressures, political nuances and complexities to be successful. The right coach must have real understanding of what it is like to work in a corporate environment at the highest levels.


This is really important. The executive and coach relationship is based on TRUST. Deep trust is built over time and the executive must feel comfortable “opening up” to their coach.


This is a reinforcement of the need for absolute trust. Coach MUST agree to follow the ICF (International Coaching Federation) Code of Ethics.

Courage and Empathy

A great executive coach will engage in absolute transparency and be prepared to both challenge and support the executive as needed. It is all about the executive.

The Coaching Process


Data Gathering - Manager Insights - Human Resources


The Partnership and Rules of Engagement


360 Feedback - Baseline - Hogan as Needed


On Personal and Professional Objectives


Development, Alignment and Integration Plan


Coach and Executive Agree on Strategic Action Plan and Priorities


Live, Telephone, Video - Planned and Unplanned, Formal and Informal

Check In

At 6 Months to 7 Months - Repeat Assessment and/or 360 - Evaluate - Measure Improvement - Recalibrate - Modified Strategic Plan


Usually at 12 Months, Repeat Assessment and 360 - Evaluate - Measure Improvement - Recalibrate - Develop Multi Year Action Plan

Sample Coaching Videos

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Visit the Take The Limits Off YouTube Channel to watch all of Mel’s videos.

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Our Coaching Testimonials

AMAZING! That’s the word that come to mind when I think of my executive coaching experience from Mel Parker. When selecting an executive coach there were many names that are advertised throughout the industry and come highly recommended. After carefully researching and interviewing with a few, I chose Mel as he first captivated me by his executive presence.

Mel’s track record of being an executive also caught my attention. After hiring Mel as my executive coach, he has been powerful for me and my career! He speaks truth. He seeks to understand, actively listens, and ask questions to ensure he proposes solid feedback for resolution. When it’s crunch time, late at night, early in the morning his willingness to assist reflects his authentic personality. You are not a number to him you act as a team! I know my career will continue to SOAR and I’m excited to have Mel alongside me in my journey!

Tonya Q Head of Sales for Global Commercial Customers Fortune 30, Technology

My work with you over the past eight months has been transformational. I have a clearer vision of myself and my potential contribution to my team and the organization. Our work on coaching skills and emotional intelligence have expanded my ability to get significantly more work done through others. As trust within the team has strengthened, I have been able to delegate more tactical work to team members, creating the time needed to be more strategic.

Lamar W Senior Executive Fortune 1000, Financial Services

As a former US Marine Officer I was immediately drawn to select Mel as my executive coach. His successful leadership career in the military and in the private sector was impressive and I felt that I could easily relate to him. I was not wrong. We immediately clicked during the first phone call. He was very organized and had a plan but was ready to adapt to my needs and goals. From the very beginning he was easy to speak with and we had fantastic in-depth Conversations. He is a very astute listener and asks probing and insightful questions to open the dialogue. I loved discussing his leadership challenges and experiences and relating them to mine. He helped me pause and think about my career, my goals, and how to balance these with my priorities in life. At the end of the 6 months, he was more than a mentor and a coach, he became a friend. His energy level, positive mindset, and grounded beliefs/values were inspirational. I would highly recommend Mel as your coach, so you too can become a focused and selfless leader.

Keith W Executive
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Being coached by Mel was a life-changing event for me. He helped me push past obstacles and find my personal power, so that I could live my life confidently and with integrity. ….Mel is an amazingly effective coach.

Ben P. SVP Operations Top 20, Energy

Mel, I now understand what it means when you say “I am your mission”. You have the unique ability to make me feel that I was not only your most important coaching client in the whole world, but also the only coaching client you have in the world. Working with you is always energizing, comforting, challenging and inspiring all at once.

Vivian S Executive Fortune 500, Consumer Goods

Mel is very comfortable working with successful executives – who have the highest expectations from any trusted advisor. Mel is a great mentor and is committed to helping you achieve whatever goals you set for yourself. You are his Mission! I am beyond thrilled with the results that Mel has helped me to achieve in both my professional career and my personal life.

Anna G Senior Executive Food and Beverage

Mel’s strong leadership, knowledge, skills, and disposition were key to his dialogical coaching style and highly effective when pushing my thinking. Over many months, Mel and I engaged in thoughtful but challenging conversations about work situations, my leadership strengths, and ultimately where I still needed to grow. His approach was always highly empathetic, personal, and collaborative, often asking me to reflect on my choices and consider alternative routes. I would readily recommend and seek out Mel for future coaching opportunities.

Stefani R Managing Director Publisher, Print and Digital Content

When I came to Mel for coaching I was to the point where I would have taken any job, anywhere to get away from the stress I was feeling at work. He helped me to analyze what I really wanted for a career path and gave me the right amount of inspiration mixed with some tough love to help me get where I needed to be. I am so very glad that I chose him out of all the options available!

Elisha M Managing Partner Big 3 Consulting Firm

I found Mel to be keenly interested and aware of my concerns about performance and career. His deep corporate experience allowed him to quickly grasp the team, business and internal political opportunities and barriers to growth. He was able to methodically uncover the “invisible cables” that were holding both my performance and career down. Mel was also adept in exploring and inspiring a wide array of mitigating activities that aligned with my core values and authentic self.

Anthony M Senior Executive Fortune 500, Technology