Experienced industry professionals invested in your success

The CDR-U Coach Difference

Our team has one goal—to make a significant impact in your organization.

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We are a consortium of over 50 passionate leadership development and executive coaching consultants. We thrive on keeping workplaces equipped with data to help make an individual become an exceptional member of your workforce. 

Founded in 1998, our vision has always been to “revolutionize leadership.” The revolution continues with our expanded product and technology options all of which are scalable solutions for enterprise-wide application.

Meet the team behind 

Our network of consultants play a vital role to your organization’s success. They get learners to open up, take risks, and walk away with real experience in changing key behaviors. Among us we have: 

  • veterans from every branch of the military 
  • a wealth of doctorate degrees 
  • top-notch leadership facilitators and instructional designers 
  • chief learning officers from major organizations 
  • authors of notable professional acclaim 
  • research experts 
  • professional speakers 
  • those with expertise in all sectors and business functions; and, 
  • only those who pass our stringent (assessed & qualitative) standards of excellence, integrity, and dedication to helping leaders recognize and achieve their true potential.

Nancy Parsons, President

Nancy Parsons is an expert in leadership development, talent management, human resources and assessments.  She is the President and cofounder of CDR Assessment Group, Inc. and President and founder of CDR-U. In 1998, together with Kimberly Leveridge, Ph.D., she developed the break-through CDR 3-Dimensional Assessment Suite® an ideal coaching tool which has been translated into five languages for global clients. The CDR 3-D Suite measures: leadership character traits, inherent risk factors for derailment and drivers and rewards. With over 35 years in the industry, Nancy is a foremost expert on combining the science of assessments with the art of developing people.

Nancy provides executive coaching services for leaders and c-suite executives across all sectors, facilitates strategic team development sessions, and instructs various leadership workshops. She designed and continues to instruct the CDR Executive Coaches’ Certification Workshop and teaches advanced coaching and consulting programs for internal and external consultants. Nancy has authored two research based books, Fresh Insights to End the Glass Ceiling and Women Are Creating the Glass Ceiling and Have the Power to End It.

Kimberly Leveridge, Ph.D., Chief Scientific & Analytics Officer

Kimberly Leveridge, Ph.D., serves as Co-Founder and Research Advisor of CDR Assessment Group, Inc. With more than 25 years of professional experience, Kimberly is an exceptional authority on organizational leadership and effectiveness. She has in-depth expertise in: development of personality and motivational assessment tools, executive and professional coaching, performance measurement, personnel selection, leadership development, management of work teams, facilitating teams, work motivation, management, employee relations, in-depth technical research and validity analysis linking assessments to performance measures, design and delivery of workshops and certification programs, mentoring and training staff, strategic management, salary administration, customer relations, and health and stress issues in organizations. 

Prior to co-founding CDR Assessment Group, Inc. with Nancy Parsons in 1998, Kimberly served six years as a Senior Client Services & Operations Consultant for Hogan Assessment Systems (HAS). She is considered an industry expert on using psychological measurement to develop, retain, and motivate leaders and professionals.

Ivonne Perez Jones, Marketing Manager

Ivonne Perez Jones serves as the Marketing Manager at CDR Assessment Group, Inc. During her two years of service with CDR, Ivonne has successfully executed an enhanced brand strategy for CDR Assessment Group and developed a new brand strategy for CDR-U. 

Prior to CDR, Ivonne served in multiple roles in the human resources space in the technology industry. Her experience in talent and performance management includes selection screening, succession planning, capability analysis, executive development, and  performance and talent review processes. She holds a BBA in Management and an MBA from the C.T. Bauer College of Business at University of Houston.