Andy is a strong believer in the role that emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and organizational awareness play in personal, leadership, and career success. Andy enjoyed a 30-year career in the consumer products industry working for companies such as: Pfizer, Diageo and eventually The Coca-Cola Company where he retired in 2017. While working for The Coca-Cola Company, Andy had the opportunity to lead teams in the sales, field marketing, category management and global customer development departments. Halfway through his career, Parks became an avid study of emotional intelligence and mindfulness; in what he calls “the turning point”, he began to incorporate both in his professional and personal life. After retiring from The Coca-Cola Company, Andy followed his passion and began teaching in Central Washington University’s Management and Marketing Department. Andy works with his current students to understand the importance of self-awareness and emotional intelligence by including self-assessments and discussions as part of the course curriculum. He also is the co-founder and instructor of “Emotional Intelligence for Professionals”, a course offered to students and emerging leaders through Central Washington’s Continuing Education Department.
11:15 am | Self-Awareness and Leadership
Andy will share his personal journey and the role self-awareness played in achieving his leadership and career goals. He will also provide tools and training to help you begin your journey of Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence. The workshop will be very interactive with discussion, breakout activities, and case-studies. At the end of the workshop, each participant will receive a packet of self-awareness assessments to complete and reflect on at home.