Betty Parker is a business owner, professional speaker, author, and trainer. She is a communications expert with more than 30 years’ experience presenting to audiences including work in radio after earning a degree in broadcast journalism from Louisiana State University (LSU). Betty began her career as sales professional and trainer in 1998 in the biotech industry. She started Sharper Development Solutions, Inc., a training and development company, in 2006.
Betty has educated thousands of leaders and staff across the country in a variety of performance areas. As a leadership consultant, she specializes in the following topics: communications, teamwork, diversity and inclusion, conflict management, coaching and mentoring, and strategic planning. She is an often sought out speaker for conferences and events. She is at work on her next book, Crushing Goliath: Winning Practices in Slaying BIG People Problems. She is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) through the Association for Talent Development, a Certified Professional Coach, and an Authorized Partner with Wiley Publishing, the makers of Everything DiSC products. She is also a wife, mom and avid football fan.
Conflict can be daunting to face when people don't know how to address it.
One of the most difficult conversations for the leader of a diverse workforce to have is anything related to perceived mistreatment by an individual or group based on discrimination.
Leadership style is an important aspect of leadership performance.