Ned Parks founded the company in 2000 as New Directions Learning and Development after completing a career in the U.S. Army and private business.
In the Army he was a helicopter pilot, classroom instructor and pilot instructor. In the private sector he ran his own business and worked in the manufacturing and service industry. Ned has brought his experience in business, leadership, culture and strategic planning to his clients.
He has added Kathrine Burik to the team expanding the services and talent.
Ned Parks has had a rich and varied life that has taken him from police officer to helicopter pilot to successful entrepreneur with management and leadership positions in the journey.
Sue has spent over 20 years working with Fortune 500 Companies in customer service, inventory management and telecommunications. Sue has certifications in Everything DiSC® and PXT Select™, both Wiley brand offerings.
Osha Parks and Lacey Smith
Osha is the CHD, (Chief Happiness Dog) Lacey, her friend and co-worker, recently joined the Aegis family as CCD (Chief Cuteness Dog)
Both often work remotely. When Osha and Lacey are in the office, they can be found looking for snacks and seeing if they can disrupt our concentration.
They are very good at their jobs.
Katherine Burik is an energetic and creative leader with a service focus on human resources. She has specific expertise in strategic planning and coaching leadership teams to improve performance and results.
How Do We Add Value?
You will find some examples of what we have provided, how we got there, and the outcomes.
Before we charge you a dime or make a suggestion, we uncover your needs, ask questions, and dig in with you to find what is really needed.
We then determine the proper methods to meet those objectives.
- Help employees think like an owner
- Enhance business acumen and financial literacy
- Improve employee performance
- Build team trust
- Prepare new managers and supervisors to lead
- Business strategy development
- Improve communication between staff members
Methods We Use
- Leadership training
- Design Thinking
- Table Top business simulations®
- Everything DiSC® Assessments
- 1:1 coaching
- Strategic planning
- Open-space processing
- Management training
- Staff development training days
- Retreat design and facilitation