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Darian Parker’s Path to Success as a Behavior Change Expert


Presented by

Kia Williams

Welcome to the premiere episode of Paths to Success, IDEA’s new video series that explores the career paths our fitness industry leaders traveled to find personal and professional success. Each of our guests was inspired to start their journey for different reasons, and each guests looks forward to sharing the choices they made and the lessons learned along the way.

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In the inaugural episode host Kia Williams speaks with Dr. Darian Parker, an NSCA-certified personal trainer, who obtained his Ph.D. in sports education leadership with an emphasis on behavior modification from the University of Nevada–Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.

Dr. Parker has worked extensively in both the academic and private club sectors as a director of education for a career college, a general manager of a high-end luxury residential fitness club, and a national director of fitness for a global leisure management company. Several years ago, Dr. Parker started a live virtual personal training business, where he provides real-time virtual personal training services to many prominent business leaders located all across the United States. He is also the host of Dr. D’s Social Network, a podcast devoted to genuine, open, and honest conversations with people from all over the world.