Certified Educator, Renowned Public Speaker, Author, and Minister
Former English Educator, Renown Speaker, and Author, Nathalie Nelson Parker is on a mission.
As the nation’s leadership strategist she’s aiming to put an end to the academic failure epidemic, rising student retention rates, and trillion dollars student loan debt crisis sweeping across America’s schools and colleges.
7,000 students drop out every single school day
Only 33% of college freshmen graduate (in 5 years or less) and find a job in their field
4 out of 5 freshman students who attend HBCUs do not earn a degree within 6 years
Only 33% of employers feel recent college graduates are proficient in leadership skills and capabilities
In spite of these disturbing numbers, Nathalie is winning and helping others do the same.
The leaders that go through her “Transformational Leadership” program are seeing improvement in student performance, engagement and leadership. Campus Leaders are more fired up today, and schools are retaining more leaders due to her resource guide “Transformation Starts with Me: Bold Strategies for Innovative Leadership.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and English Literature from Adelphi University (Garden City, NY), a Master of Arts degree in Secondary English Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College (New York, NY), and a Master of Divinity degree from Gammon Theological Seminary (Atlanta, GA), she is passionate about holistic leadership that inspires both people’s heart and mind.
Nathalie’s career includes developing new national initiatives for the United Methodist Church, raising multiple six-figures in grants and scholarships, as well as improving student performance in both public and private school sectors in the states of New York and Georgia.
After more than a decade of working in Secondary Education and within non-profit sectors solving performance problems for schools and organizations, today Nathalie travels the world solving the problems of students, educators, organizations and colleges by delivering speeches, creating courses, and writing books.
Growing up in a single-parent home and overcoming poverty, audiences readily respond when Nathalie shares her proven LIT Secrets to starting over. Nathalie specializes in strategies for transformational leadership, college/career readiness, and culturally responsive teaching.