My story, clients, philosophy, training & experience
Hi, I'm Courtney
I’m a Business and Career Coach and I specialize in helping women to love their work and be successful at it while minimizing burnout.
Over the past 19 years, I’ve been fortunate to help clients double, triple, even quadruple their incomes while working the same or less time so they can have a life. I coach high-achievers with big visions and women at the top of their business or industry who’ve reached a cap and have no more room for growth. My clients range from consultants to creatives to C-Suite executives and more. They all have one thing in common…they want to work smarter, not harder, so they can continue to thrive professionally and be happy personally.
Success without exhaustion for women isn’t just my tagline…it’s my mission and it’s personal.
I began my career as a psychotherapist and I thought I'd found my calling. My first few years, I worked in some intense positions and while I was proud of my work and good at it, I was making very little money and burning out fast! I knew I had to make a change to work that was less stressful, more fulfilling and much more lucrative.
Through creating a vision of how I really wanted to work and live and getting the courage to share that vision with some key people, I discovered coaching. When I took my first coaching class, it literally felt like the heavens opened up - I knew this was the work I was put on this earth to do. I got certified by one of the best and most rigorous training programs in the country and since the day I opened my business in 2005, I’ve adored my work and I’ve never looked back.
When you work with me, you get a Certified Coach, Business & Career Consultant, Mindset Expert and Spiritual Advisor all-in-one.
Over the years, I’ve invested tens of thousands of dollars training with the best coaches, therapists and business/career mentors money can buy to support my own professional and personal growth. I’ve also studied spirituality for over 20 years and teach clients (even those who are skeptical) how to apply spiritual principles and the Law of Attraction to creating success and happiness at work.
Along with a focus on professional growth, my areas of expertise include work/life balance, relationships, health and wellness, women's empowerment, LGBTQ+ identity and more.
Every ounce of what I’ve learned - and am still learning - I get to pass on to you. When we work together, we combine my knowledge with yours and create a tailor-made program that fits you and helps you to reach your vision as quickly and easily as possible.
Courtney Parks, MA, CPCC is a Business & Career Coach and Owner of Courtney Parks Coaching, a company dedicated to helping women create success professionally without exhausting themselves personally. For 19 years, Courtney has helped thousands of clients across multiple industries via private, group and online programs. Her signature Passion Success & Balance Coaching Method combines solid business and career development strategies with intuition, inspiration and personal growth tools.
With a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and certification as a Professional Co-Active Coach from the Co-Active Training Institute, Courtney has a unique blend of skills, expertise and experience. She has presented for The Office on Women's Health for the US Dept. of Health & Human Services, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Pepperdine University, the Los Angeles LGBT Center and more along with being a blogger and guest expert for podcasts, women’s groups and online media.
Courtney lives a mile from the beach in Santa Monica, California with her wife and the love of her life of 32 years. After growing up in Boston and moving to Chicago for graduate school and to live, they finally headed to the warmth of Southern California where they’ve stayed for the past 14 years. Courtney is deeply committed to women's empowerment, spirituality and LGBTQ+ rights. She also loves music, fabulous food and bubbly, yoga, spas and anything to do with the beach.