John Parsons

SIY Certified Teacher


  • Irvine, CA, USA

Languages Offered

  • English


An Army Brat, John was born in Japan and was raised there and in Paris, along with the United States. His BA is from Bowdoin and his MS is from Rensselaer. His early career was as a laborer and bartender. Thereafter he migrated from Advertising (creative director in San Francisco and agency owner on Martha Vineyard), to banking and ultimately, to credit unions where he has been a CEO, COO and EVP. For the past 24 years, in addition to working inside credit unions, he has led a national consulting firm, Cooperative Strategies which specializes in Planning & Performance, Collaborative Solutions and cuGUIDE (Search Inside Yourself). He is a 40 year meditator and the proud father of two children.