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Mel Parker President and Chief Executive Officer, Take The Limits Off, LLC

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  • 21st Century Leadership Across Cultures and Generations
  • Building and Leading High Performance Teams
  • Effective Communication – Storytelling, Listening and Relationship Building
  • Inspirational Leadership through Humility and Optimism
  • Leader Transitions: The Critical First 100 Days
  • Leadership Is Learning. High Impact Leadership: Own Your Power
  • Leadership Resiliency through Belief, Strength and Confidence
  • Leading a Culture of Innovation and Customer Focus
  • Take the Limits Off Leadership
  • The Power of Courageous and Authentic Leadership
  • Transformation and Change Leadership

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  • 2017 The Parker Principles: 10 Leadership Force Multipliers

Mel Parker is the best-selling author of The Parker Principles: 10 Leadership Force Multipliers and is a highly sought after Educator and Motivational Speaker. Mel has conducted dozens of seminars, training sessions and keynotes in the areas of leadership, trust, culture, productivity and success. His memorable and engaging keynotes and training are backed by decades of military and corporate knowledge and experience. He creates a unique and customized experience for all attendees. Mel offers expertise on a wide scope of topics ranging from leadership and organizational culture to team dynamics and customer service. Mel will customize a program unique to your organization for full or multiple day programs. Lastly, Mel can provide organizations with business consulting services, drawing on his extensive experience, education, leadership skills and understanding of the corporate world. He owns a publishing company with a focus on helping soon to be authors and experts on leadership.

Mel graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1989. As a Second Field Artillery officer, he served as a battery executive officer and as division assistant logistics officer with the 319th Airborne Field Artillery in the 82ndAirborne Division. During his service, Mel also attended Airborne School, Ranger School, Jumpmaster School and Airborne Operations School. Mel is also a combat veteran (Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield).Captain Parker transitioned from the military in to the corporate world in 1994.


After leaving the military, Mel embarked on 20+ year journey in corporate America working for some of the most prestigious organizations in their industries. His positions include - President of North America(Brinks), Managing Director of North America(Aggreko), Vice President and General Manager of North America (Dell), Vice President Sales and Marketing – North America (Newell Rubbermaid) and Vice President and General Manager of US Commercial Business(Corporate Express(Staples)). In the roles as President, Managing Director or General Manager, Mel has been responsible for successfully leading high performance teams of multi-billion- dollar businesses with over 14,000 employees.

Mel has delivered leadership expertise through panels, seminars and keynote addresses, with a special focus on: Inspirational/Servant Leadership, Organizational Trust, High Performance Teams, Winning Cultures, Transformational/Change Leadership and Multicultural/Multigenerational Leadership.

He is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Take The Limits Off, LLC, an executive development, coaching and business consulting firm based out of Austin, TX. Mel specializes in custom developed individual and team coaching and development programs for clients in every industry and leaders at every level.


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