Meet the Team

Our Mission is to provide strategy, structure and solutions that equip leaders and their organizations for innovative results.

Our Vision is that all leaders would have the support, tools and training necessary to thrive both professionally and personally throughout their careers.

Our masterful, award-winning executive-level coaches serve as confidants and catalysts to help our clients prosper in an ever-evolving marketplace. We partner with executives of large and midsize companies and entrepreneurs to help them thrive personally while driving exceptional results professionally.


Mickey Parsons, PSYD, MCC, CEAP

As Founder of The Workplace Coach, Mickey has coached thousands of executives, business leaders and professionals. His background includes extensive experience in employee assistance (EAP) leadership, corporate education and human resources, plus more than 24 years experience managing and leading business organizations. He is a Doctor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and holds a Masters degree in EducationPsychology along with numerous professional credentials, including: Master Certified Coach (MCC), Board Certified Coach (BCC), Certified Organizational Development Professional and Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP).

As an executive leadership coach, Mickey has worked with leaders from local businesses, Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations and several International clients, including Atlanta Journal Constitution, American Express, AXA Financial Advisors, ArborGen, Bowne, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Catlin, Cox Newspapers, Olan Mills Studios, Brach Candy Company, Unum, Bank of America, Lennar/USA Homes, McKee Foods – The “Little Debbie” Corporation, McDonalds Corporation, Home Shopping Network, Spelman College, Mungo – America’s Best Home Builder, First Sun EAP, Turner Broadcasting, The State of Georgia, WellStar Health Systems, Marriott, The Boston School, Nora, Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians, Wealth Enhancement Group and the New York Times. Mickey has contributed to Men’s Health, Atlanta Journal-Constitution,, InTown Atlanta, Tuxedo Road Magazine, and Journal of Employee Assistance. Additionally, he serves as Assistant Professor of Coaching Psychology for Life University’s School of Psychology in Marietta, GA, where students may earn a certificate, associates, or bachelor’s focused degree in coaching psychology. Mickey also developed the curriculum for Life U’s Master’s in Positive Psychology – Coaching Track

Kelly Angell, MAPD, CLC

As a Life Coach and Leadership Skills Coach, Kelly is passionate about lifelong learning. She coaches with a desire to see individuals experience lasting transformation as they move towards their ultimate fulfillment and potential. Kelly enjoys working with leaders who want to be successful at work and in life. She challenges all of her clients to discover their strengths, unique design, and to engage the growth agenda in their present circumstances. As a coach, Kelly helps clients to assess where they are and walks with them to where they want to be – whether moving forward is to overcome adversity, navigate transitions, get unstuck, build stronger relationships, or clarify and live according to values, be more effective as a leader, achieve a goal, or find balance in life.

Kelly has a master’s degree in counseling/professional development and certification in leadership coaching. She has a strong background in operations management, human resources, and leading teams in both for-profit and nonprofit business organizations. Her strengths include: building authentic relationships and effective teams, leadership development, systems improvement, mediations, and problem solving. Kelly works alongside international leaders on their leadership and personal development journeys.

Richard Bernard, Jr., MED

As a life and business coach with over 20 years of diverse experience in the private sector and public education, Richard partners with professionals, education executives, civil servants, and small business owners to create a dynamic relationship focused on results. As a strategist he helps his clients define and design their decisions as well as their destiny. His areas of expertise includes: fitness, turnaround situations, and work-life balance. Richard believes in helping each client and entity in discovering their truth, passion and zeal — living in their light versus in their shadow.

Richard holds a Masters degree in Education and a certificate in coaching from Coaching Training Institute.

Donna Cooper, MS, NCC

As a Career Management Expert and Coach with over 20 years of experience working in the field of career, professional and personal development, Donna’s passion is helping people become more successful, resilient, and self-actualized through the development of their talent, skills, and abilities. She helps clients gain clarity about their career direction, and then guides them to take actionable steps to achieve their goals. This process may include assessments, a fresh resume, or a strategic job search plan that positions her clients above their competitors.

Having helped hundreds of executives, senior leaders, managers and college students effectively navigate career transitions, Donna is keenly aware of what it takes to create, and transform a career path. She partners with her clients to examine obstacles and motivators for change while paying special attention to environmental, personal factors and other powerful influencers. If you need a hand accelerating your path to success or creating an “encore-life” with purpose, passion and a paycheck, contact Donna to schedule a collaborative conversation.

Cynthia Lynch, BCC, NCC, LPC

Cynthia has as passion for both business and psychology and works with organizations, teams and individuals to help maximize their effectiveness, efficiency, and profitability. Cynthia’s designations include Board Certified Coach (BCC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Cynthia’s organizational effectiveness experience includes leadership development, selection and hiring, high potentials development, communications, and effective team performance. She has consulted with companies such as Chase Bank, Andersen Consulting, Cisco, Centex Homes, Charles Schwab, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, The Nature Conservancy and BellSouth. Earlier in her career Cynthia held risk management positions with Aetna and Johnson & Higgins where she designed, developed, and implemented risk management programs for a broad range of clients including many Fortune 500 companies.

Cynthia identifies and works with client strengths to benefit the organization and their employees. Enthusiastic and insightful, Cynthia is known for her warmth and energy. Clients appreciate her ability to coach them to solve problems and reach goals in a non-judgmental, supportive and approachable way.

The Workplace Coach is the recipient of the Georgia Excellence Award (2013), Consumers’ Choice Award® for Professional Business Coaching (2011 and 2012), and “Best of Business” Award for Atlanta Business Services (2011) and has been featured in:


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