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Ashley Parker, Ph.D.

“I believe all people show up to work with the intent of doing well and doing good. Our intent, however, doesn’t always translate to impact. I help my clients by supporting them and challenging them around their impact – how they affect the people, processes, and outcomes in their environment at work.”

As an organizational psychologist, Ashley’s focus is on helping individuals thrive at work. Ashley believes that everybody deserves to be engaged, effective, and valued at work. All her work is based on this fundamental belief.

Since joining CMA in 2013, Ashley has honed her experience in many areas of assessment and organizational development services, including executive coaching, leadership assessments, team retreats, trainings, employee engagement surveys, succession planning, and organizational analyses. Ashley has worked with clients across diverse industries (e.g., healthcare, construction, and manufacturing) and sizes (e.g., “mom-and-pop” family-owned business to Fortune 500 companies). Given her prior experience in clinical settings, she possesses a deep understanding of individual change processes, which helps clients meet their goals.

Ashley earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Missouri St. Louis and her B.A. in Psychology and Anthropology with a minor in African-American Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. Ashley’s dissertation explored the personal and situational factors that affect Whites’ recognition of racial microaggressions. Ashley’s work has been published, and she has presented at national conferences. Ashley is a member of the American Psychological Association.

Outside work, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons. She is an avid “reader” of audiobooks, relishes a cup of coffee and a kolache on Saturday mornings, and hopes to travel to all seven continents in her lifetime.