What We Do

CDR Assessment Group, Inc. is a globally recognized assessment, leadership development, and talent management firm. We lead the way with exceptional products, coaching, consulting, training solutions, and research. CDR Assessment Group digs deeper than others to reveal one’s true talent. From executive coaching to employee selection, we provide services that wrap around all areas of human performance. Our unique tools and distinctive coaching services are designed with the foremost psychological insights and applied business know-how.

CDR improves your business results by strengthening your leadership capability, equipping your leaders to make better hiring and succession decisions, and by enabling you to align talent with business strategy. Ultimately, you will see a positive impact to your bottom line by improving working relationships and communications, enhancing leadership and team effectiveness, and producing and sustaining superior performance results.

Our Client Testimonials

The CDR Leadership Team

NANCY PARSONS | PRESIDENT

Nancy Parsons is an expert in leadership development, talent management, human resources and assessments.  She is the CEO/President of CDR Assessment Group, Inc. (CDR) that she co-founded with Kimberly (Brinkmeyer) Leveridge, Ph.D. In 1998, together they 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.

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 authored a researched based book, Fresh Insights to End the Glass Ceiling, has written more than 70 articles, and has operated a blog since 2009. She is currently working on her second book titled Women are Creating the Glass Ceiling and Have the Power to End It to be released in late 2019 with her third well underway, titled Transforming Leaderocrity®.

ED WHITE | VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL TALENT DEVELOPMENT

Ed White, Ed.D., joined CDR Assessment Group, Inc. as the Vice President of Global Talent Development in 2012, bringing over 30 years of industry experience. Ed leads CDR’s corporate university, educational, and leadership programs. Formed in 1998 as a women-owned entity, CDR provides distinctive assessments and consulting services for talent management and leadership development for global clients. “This is an exciting time to be at CDR because of the new product development that is underway,” Ed noted. “I have been involved in the early design stages of some compelling new learning tools and services. We are dramatically changing the course of how leaders are developed and deployed in organizations. What differentiates CDR,” Ed said, “is that we accelerate positive, sustainable results by analyzing leaders’ specific needs and traits up front. CDR does not offer any generic programs or waste leaders’ time. In fact, clients report shaving up to two years off of their leadership development cycle time.”

Kimberly R. Leveridge, Ph.D. | Chief Research and Analytics Officer

With a resume that ranges from operations and consulting to academia, Kimberly intuitively identifies what needs to be done and finds effective ways to do it. She relishes opportunities to execute on corporate strategy through people and project management, driving metrics, simplifying complexity and translating a vision for diverse audiences.  In 1998, Kimberly co- founded CDR Assessment Group, Inc. and joined forces to develop the CDR 3-D Assessment Suite.  Today, she serves as CDR’s Scientific Advisor and as part of CDR’s executive coaching affiliates.

Kim is an exceptional authority on organizational leadership and effectiveness and has in-depth expertise that includes: strategic execution, management of work teams, executive/professional coaching, development of assessment tools, research and analysis, design and delivery of workshops and programs, mentoring and staff training, and client relations.

Teri Frangie, ACC | Vice President, Global Business Development

Teri is a business development executive who builds and leverages relationships to achieve two goals: to help inspire, engage and develop leaders through coaching; and to help organizations increase their effectiveness through innovative and data driven solutions. Teri successfully networks executives to their peers, thought leaders, and external resources to define a vision that leads to greater understanding and clarity of business strategy to ultimately increase marketshare and better services.

With over 25+ years of experience, Teri is a seasoned global executive who is able to articulate business intelligence and provide innovative technological solutions to c-level executives in Global 1000 sized organizations. Prior to this, Teri has held a number of different sales and marketing related roles across a variety of sectors including Management Consulting, Technology, Media, Branding/Corporate Identity and Internet sectors.

CDR Coaches & Consultants

We have a global team of certified executive coaches, consultants and trainers, with a large contingent available throughout the USA. Our team of worldwide expert CDR certified providers consists of more than 200 executive coaches and consultants, each with track record of successful leadership development. On average, our coaches, trainers and consultants have:

  • more than 20 years of experience in leadership development or executive positions
  • experience across a wide range of industry and government roles
  • masters or doctoral degree level backgrounds

CDR has formed strategic alliances with The Alexcel Group, an elite group of international executive coaches and with CoachSource that has over 1,000 coaches worldwide and an exceptional coaching management system.

Our Clients

CDR Assessments and services have been used for projects at all levels of leadership within the private and public sectors. Our organizational clients are from various industries, including health care, energy, transportation, retail, pharmaceuticals, food & beverage, service, technology, real estate, logistics, manufacturing, chemical, communications, insurance, non-profits, academia, banking/financial, and state and federal government entities.