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Hi, I'm Courtney

I’m a business and career coach who focuses on helping women to love their work and be ultra-successful at it without burning out in the process.


Over the past 18 years, I’ve been fortunate to help clients double, triple, even quadruple their incomes while working the same or less time so they can actually have a life. I specialize in coaching 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 started my career as a psychotherapist and I thought I'd found my calling. My first few years, I worked in some pretty intense positions and while I was proud of my work and good at it, I was making very little and burning out fast! I knew I had to make a change to work that was less stressful, more fulfilling and much more lucrative. 

Meet Courtney Parks

Through creating a vision of how I really wanted to work and getting the courage up to put it out in the world, 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.


I often say that when you work with me, you’re getting 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 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 at work.

Along with a focus on professional strategy and success, 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 expertise with yours and create a tailor-made program that fits you, feels good and helps you to reach your vision as quickly and easily as possible.


If you're ready to have a thriving, passion-based business, career and life, let's set up a free chat.

My professional snapshot


  • I have my M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and I’m a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach with the Coaches Training Institute.

  • I’ve been coaching for 18 years and have helped thousands of clients across multiple industries via private, group and online programs.

  • I created a signature 5-Step Passion Success & Balance Coaching Method combining solid business and career development strategies with intuition, inspiration and personal growth tools.

  • I’m a speaker and workshop facilitator and have worked with The Office on Women's Health for the US Dept. of Health & Human Services, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Pepperdine University and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

  • I’m also a regular writer, blogger and guest expert for online media, podcasts and groups.

My personal snapshot


  • I live about a mile from the beach in Santa Monica, California, just outside of Los Angeles.

  • I’ve been with my wife (and love of my life) for the past 31 years.

  • We both grew up in Boston and after moving to Chicago for grad school and living there for almost 13 years (and being happy but really cold), we made the leap and headed to SoCal.

  • We’ve been in Santa Monica for 13 years (with our sweet little kitty) and we love it.

  • I’m deeply committed to women's empowerment, spirituality and LGBTQ+ rights.

  • I also love music, fabulous food (with bubbly!!), yoga, spas and anything to do with the beach.

  • My work and life are by no means perfect but I really do walk my talk and feel blessed to be living so much magic.

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