Spiritually if you asked Parris when she knew God, she would say she has never known a time without knowing there was a God. As a young child her grandmother gave her a book of bible stories and the desire to know God grew from there. Parris was baptized at the age of 16 by the late Paul Pitchford at
Shiloh Baptist Church, where she has continued to worship to this day.
Professionally Parris’ career in human resources has spanned over two decades, first with private industry, then, moving to the public sector where she found her passion and has been serving in various human capital roles the past 15 years.
In 2019 Parris started meeting with a leadership coach because she felt unfulfilled at work and wondered if she was using her gifts to serve people in a meaningful way. It was then she was introduced to coaching as a career possibility. In 2021 Parris received her coaching certificate through the e-Co Leadership Coaching Program at the George Washington University School of Excellence for Public Administration. Parris’ desire to serve people, inquisitive nature and keen
intuition make her a naturally valuable coach. Since receiving her certificate Parris’ role within the DC Department of Human Resources has been expanded to utilize her in a coaching capacity while she continues to be the Compensation administrator.
Parris believes we stand on the shoulders of those who proceeded us and it’s our responsibility to be the shoulders for those coming after us. Parris’ desire to serve others and willing spirit to share what she has learned has served her well as a youth leader in her church, bible teacher and mentor to many professionally and personally.