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Dr. Parker Houston

Dr. Parker Houston
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Dr. Parker Houston

A lasting leadership legacy begins and ends with personal leadership.

Leadyoufirst was founded by Dr. Parker Houston—Organizational Psychologist and Leadership Performance Coach.

Parker’s personal mission is to help people use science-based strategies and biblical principles to transform the way they lead themselves, their families, and their workplaces—in that order.

There is a tragic shortage of great leadership in the world, and the world needs leaders who lead themselves and their families well—then bring that strong foundation into their organizations.

Parker helps clients get the results they want, while never sacrificing the things that matter most—our health, our closest relationships, and a life of purpose.

Over the last decade—Parker has led numerous teams to high performance and held senior executive positions for some of the largest and most challenging mental health programs in California, overseeing departments of more than 200 team members.

As a board-certified organizational and business consulting psychologist, a certified personal and executive coach, and licensed clinical psychologist—Parker has a unique blend of training and real-world leadership experience.

Parker is available for coaching, science-based leadership workshops, and organizational consulting.

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You can also get to know Parker as co-host of The Next Peak Podcast.

Recent Posts

Perfectionism—The Secret Thief of Dreams

Perfectionism—The Secret Thief of Dreams

Most of you have probably never heard of Lord Acton, but I bet you have heard the phrase, “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” attributed to him. John Dalberg-Acton—or Lord Acton—was a 19th century historian. His story is really quite tragic, and...

Lead YOU First

Lead YOU First

My friend Trey asks great questions. He recently asked me, “So why did you call it lead you first?” As I fumbled for a concise response, the question rattled around in my head for several weeks. That inquiry inspired this post. The importance of personal leadership...

The most important word for impact—“NO”

The most important word for impact—“NO”

  “It is the super-achievers, and only the super-achievers, who have learned to say No.”   –Peter Drucker  The word “NO” might be the most important word when it comes to productivity. Once you identify what’s important (read prior posts in the 10x your productivity...


Who is Parker and what does he do?

Dr. Parker Houston is a Leadership Performance Coach and Organizational Psychologist.

His personal mission is to improve the way people live and work through science-based strategies and biblical principles for personal, family, and business leadership—in that order.

In short—Better habits. Thriving family. Business results.

Parker is certified in Personal and Executive Leadership Coaching by the largest coach training program in the world, the Co-active Training Institute (www.coactive.com). He is also a licensed psychologist and board-certified in Organizational and Business-Consulting Psychology. Less than 1% of all psychologists in the US are board-certified in this specialty.

Parker has spent the last 10 years leading complex teams, and has held multiple senior executive positions for some of the largest mental health programs in California.

He leverages his real-world experience as a leader and unique knowledge of human behavior change to help leaders get better results in work—while never losing sight of the things that matter most—our closest relationships, our health, and a vibrant spiritual life.

Parker holds a masters and doctorate in Clinical Family Psychology from Azusa Pacific University.

He lives in El Dorado Hills, California with his beloved wife and two daughters. He has a deep love for adventure and is active in his local church.


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