Meet The Team

Your success is our success...

Tedi R. Parsons, CCC, CEC, CPC
President

P: (517) 253-0872
Tedi Parsons started The Professionals Forum in 2011.  He brings a strong background and professional experience in human resources, operations and top level executive support.  Along with his long-term career as a social justice advocate, Tedi is responsible for creating all programming for TPF including the day-to-day operations.  CLICK HERE to learn more about Tedi.

David Olson
Sr. Consultant - Professional Leadership

P: (517) 604-1870 
David serves as TPF's Sr. Consultant for Professional Leadership.  He is a take-charge CEO and Board Chair with impeccable organization skills.  He is a proven track record of quickly overcoming profit and growth challenges.  Well-connected and market-savvy, he is a proven strategist who leverages entrepreneurial drive and business acumen to achieve success in new-market ventures and product adjacencies. A true leader, David boosts team motivation, customer satisfaction and product and service quality to reach aggressive profit goals, while successfully managing a diverse network of stakeholders. 

Feliz Rodriguez, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Sr. Consultant - Adviser to the President

P: (517) 346-8251 
Feliz Rodriguez, Diversity & Inclusion Officer for Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton & Ingham Counties and serves as the Professional Development & Diversity Director for the Greater Lansing SHRM and is a member of the Truth Racial Healing and Transformation Economy Team. Feliz has a passion for people and her community, providing direction on the many committees she serves on along with personal mentoring. She provides direction and her professional expertise to TPF and the Michigan Disability Empowerment Coalition (MiDEC).

Cindy Whittum
Sr. Consultant - Professional Development

P: (517) 256-0842
​​Cindy Whittum serves as TPF's Sr. Consultant for Professional Development.  She currently serves as the Senior Career Coach at Davenport University’s Lansing campus.  Throughout her 20 plus years in career and workforce development, Cindy has worked hard to be a catalyst for connections between job seekers and employers in every industry sector.  To learn more about Cindy please, CLICK HERE. 

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Join us on our Journey of Excellence

The Professionals Forum partners with professionals from around the globe.  We work with the best in the industry to bring top-quality consultants, speakers and training professionals to our events.  

If you, or someone you know, would be a great fit and have a passion for helping others realize their fullest potential, we want to hear from you.  Join the long-list of consultants by completing the Call for Speakers sbumission for at:  TPF Call for Speakers ​page.

Helping create world-class talent, one professional at a time...

Let the TPF team help you unlock your hidden potential!