The Education Solution Specialists

Recruiting, Developing and Growing Leadership Together

At Harding Parker & Associates LLC in Raleigh, NC, we offer customized leadership coaching and consulting services for educational excellence. We are an educational leadership coaching, technical assistance consulting and executive recruitment search firm focused on attaining the highest level of satisfaction for school districts, boards and other educational institutions.

Our business helps school boards across the nation find outstanding leaders who focus on successfully exceeding the educational needs of their students and communities. As former executives, CEOs and school superintendents, we are acutely aware of the critical importance of quality leadership.

Research shows that executive development and leadership coaching results in:

  • Greater confidence
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Leveraging of strengths
  • Measureable organizational impact
  • Transformational growth and development 


Why Choose Us

Harding Parker & Associates (HPA) is a Raleigh, North Carolina based 21st-century education and business solutions disadvantaged, Native American, small business. Our research--based programs and core senior level diverse professional staff of experienced business CEO’s owner/ leaders, teachers, K-12 principals, superintendents, university professors, project managers,  

research /evaluators technical assistance providers, and administrators all hold professional licensure/certifications and earned doctoral degrees. Our expertise is in developing capacity building solutions, programs, and providing services that are engaging, interactive, and culturally relevant. With distinction and with over 75 years combined leadership experience (HPA’s) team has successfully served clients in some of the lowest performing and most diverse organizations in the nation. As front line practitioners, our talented team has been working together for over 15 years—and this experience has equipped HPA with the capability to concurrently and proficiently to deploy targeted resources to address multiple, wide-range client needs at a fair cost - and in an effective manner. Additionally, we maintain an extensive network of consultants and subject matter experts in the fields

of educational leadership coaching, mentoring, strategic planning, workforce development, career technical education, school improvement planning, grant evaluation, executive searches, and post secondary education.

Interactive collaboration 

Our leadership team members are well-trained, hands-on education and business practitioners who understand how to improve low-performing organizations, schools, districts and small corporations. Our senior executive leaders are skilled, seasoned, collaborative practitioners with global perspectives that get results. We have evaluated hundreds of programs, personnel, multi-million dollar budgets, building projects and we know how to develop and implement school improvement plans by using best practices in order to achieve desired organizational change frameworks and methodologies. 

As a result of our knowledge and experience, we have gained the trust of many long-term clients. We would be happy to further discuss our successful and unique approach. We help our clients see issues for what they are and work to discover solutions that are a right for you. In addition, our approach provides our clients a variety of tools to assist in their progress. Our coaching is confidential, convenient and cost effective. 

As business owners, executives, former teachers, principals, administrators and school superintendents, we can attest to the fact that it is not only challenging but, very frustrating to achieve required lofty mandates especially when human and financial resources are declining. The best solution for this is an experienced leadership team that has the transferable skills, knowledge and understanding of all aspects of your business. We provide that and much more. 

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