The Parsons Company, Inc.                                                                       June 2018
                     CONCERTS THAT ROCKED! 
Washington State University- Pullman
April 7, 2018

Brett Eldredge
Rocked the house to a sold out crowd!
 "This is why you start dreaming at age 4. Just the tiniest chance that one day you will be able to do something like this, is worth it... I cried tonight... Several times... The Long Way Tour is everything I dreamed...
I love you all..." ~Brett Eldredge~

Lesher Center for the Arts- Walnut Creek, CA 
March 3, 2018

Melissa Etheridge Rocked The CASA!   
The 4th Annual Rock the CASA benefit concert, 
hosted by ABC7 San Francisco News Anchor Dan Ashley, was a SMASHING success! This annual night of charity and music 
 has raised over $220k to support Court Appointed Special Advocates, Friends of Camp Concord, Big Brothers & Big Sisters.  

Melissa Etheridge had everyone on their feet, while "Special Guest" Steven Adler,original member of Guns N Roses , rocked the house on drums!

University of Puget Sound
May 2, 2018

From the streets of Bangkok to the dive bars of  Tennessee, this pair has achieved 2 LP's and 4 headlining US tours. 

                           LITERARY EVENTS

Amazon #1 New Release in Mental Health [Category]!  Congratulations to JUDGE LERNER-WREN and 
Rebecca Eckland...

United Way Broward County, Florida
May 15-16, 2018

A Court of Refuge: Stories from the Bench of America's First Mental Health Court

Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren, Kevin Berthia and Kevin Briggs inspired the conference as they  presented at the 2018 United Way-Broward County, Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. An excellent conference, 500 in attendance, celebrating their fourth year.

The Choice: Embrace the Possible

Winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award

The Choice  is a powerful, moving memoir-and a practical guide to healing-written by Dr. Edith Eva Eger, an eminent psychologist whose own experiences as a Holocaust survivor help her treat patients and allow them to escape the prisons of their own minds.

                  SPEAKERS THAT INSPIRE
General (Ret.) Mark and Carol Graham 
continue their mission  of raising awareness of the dangers of untreated depression, reminding our leaders about the real injuries of PTSD [Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder] and TBI [Traumatic Brain Injury]; while  shedding light on mental health issues.  The Grahams have dedicated their lives to sharing their story losing both sons to different types of battles in order to spread Mental Health Awareness. An extraordinary and inspiring story to help all communities nationwide. 
The Grahams story is featured in the award-winning book, "The Invisible Front: Loss and Love in an Era of Endless War", by Yochi Dreazen.

Congratulations to the Grahams as the recipients of the 
2017 SAMHSA Consumer/Peer/Family Leadership Award

Kevin Berthia  is a  Suicide Prevention Advocate , a  true grateful survivor that will impact any audience through his presentation. Kevin has had an amazing year as he has traveled not only from coast to coast but over seas to South Korea, to share his story with the troops.  His presentation,  The Impact of Listening , is a critical skill to use for suicide awareness.

                   "Listening unlocks the tools necessary for understanding"
                                                                                     Kevin Berthia

"I want to extend my sincerest thanks to you for helping us bring Kevin Berthia to Trinity County. The way that our high school and junior high school kids responded to him was enough to bring tears to one's eyes! It was such a success! I really believe that his message resonated with this group and will, at the very least, encourage a discussion amongst students regarding the topic of suicidal ideation and the importance of noticing the small but telling changes a person can demonstrate when he or she is in distress."
                                                                                             Marlinda Butler-Trinity County

Jennifer Storm  is an award winning author of four critically acclaimed books on addiction, recovery and victimization.
"Blackout Girl: Growing Up and Drying Out in America"
"Leave the Light On: A Memoir of Recovery and Self-Discovery"
"Picking Up the Pieces Without Picking Up: A Guidebook Through Victimization for People in Recovery"
"Echoes of Penn State: Facing Sexual Trauma"

 In 2013 , Jennifer was ( Governor) Appointed   as the  Victim Advocate for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Jennifer has a long list of awards, recently  awarded, The Charles Foundation Community Service Award. Among much award recognition, she also was voted to receive the prestigious Liberty Bell Award. 
Jennifer has been profiled, quoted and/or appeared in; Time Magazine, People, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, L.A.Times, Rolling Stones Magazine and countless others. She has over 1,000 taped and live interviews and media correspondence for A BC,FOX,NBC,CBS,PBS and NPR .  
Dr. Nancy L Cohen
Our#MeToo Moment: Turning Outrage to Action

Nancy is the Leading National Expert on gender and American Politics, as well as an award-winning author. Her books, 
"Delirium: The Politics of Sex in American","Breakthrough: The Making of America's First Woman President" have explored women's rise in American Politics, the impact of women's leadership, and political polarization. Nancy's articles and commentary have been published in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Rolling Stone, among many others, and she has appeared on MSNBC, NPR and many other broadcasts. She speaks frequently at conferences, universities, and book festivals across the nation. 
For her work in advancing women's leadership, she was recognized with the 2016 Women for A New Los Angeles award

Weaving together her own #MeToo story with her expertise on gender and leadership, Dr.  Nancy L. Cohen provides a practical blueprint for tackling America's epidemic of workplace sexual harassment .

We have all witnessed that the #MeToo movement has exposed sexual harassment in the workplace and the public is appalled. Most Americans are discovering that sexual harassment of women is an ageless, far-reaching issue.

This allows a window of opportunity to harness women's rightful outrage and men's new awareness for meaningful change.

What to do?
   The good news is that there is a simple cure. We can leapfrog over the long arduous work of incrementally changing culture. 

Nancy's presentation ask the questions and provides the answers. 

Dr. Edith Eger
is a sought-after clinical psychologist and lecturer,
helping individuals discard their limitations, discover their powers of self-renewal, and achieve things they previous thought unattainable.

Dr. Eger is a prolific author and a member of several professional associations. She has a clinical practice in La Jolla, California and holds a faculty appointment at the University of California, San Diego. She has appeared on numerous television programs including Oprah Winfrey and was the primary subject of a holocaust documentary that appeared on Dutch National Television.
  • Art of Survival
  • Coping with Stress
  • Turning Life Into a Constant Celebration
  • The Freedom of Choice
Dan Ashley 
News Anchor
ABC Channel 7 

What Really Matters

His one of a kind segment, WHAT REALLY MATTERS, has been celebrated and honored. Each week Dan's commentary focuses on real concerns by real people. These segments highlight the best and worst in our society, then gives wise council that could only come from a distinguished seen-it-all TV newsman.  He speaks from the heart about how we must build unity and support each other during tragic times. He offers guidance on how to better our communities while living a large and giving life. They  don't make journalists like Dan anymore.  His words not only inform, they inspire.

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Celebrated our 45th Year of Business! Thanks to our agents and clients that have become friends throughout the years.
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