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ShiftShapers is a podcast on employee benefit topics hosted by David A. Saltzman, RHU, DIA, a transformation strategist and thought leader.  David interviews me in the August and September 2016  podcasts.  Click the link to hear the interview.

Bruce Parmenter


I gained my interest in psychology, public speaking and writing from my Father, Bruce Parmenter.  He has been doing all of the above for 5 decades and here are links to his books.

Daniel Pink’s Interview with Daniel Kahneman
Daniel Pink interviews Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman at the Wharton People Analytics Conference 2016
Relentless Health Value Podcast

Eric Parmenter discusses the trend toward direct employer contracting with health systems in the Relentless Health Value podcast, which aired September 20, 2018.

There are three kinds of accountable care organizations, or ACOs. Click here to Listen to the podcast to learn more.

My Favorite Photographer


Kevin Garrett took all the photos used on this website and in the book “STOP! 21 STOPs to Reduce Stress and Enhance Joy” he is one of the top photographers in the world and I am honored to have worked with him on this project. I highly

recommend him as photographer and here is a link to his website:


Onsomble is a leader in helping companies improve the performance of their leaders and employees by measuring the four dimensions of leadership. How to you identify leaders? How do you optimize teams for maximum impact? If your company desires to

optimize your personnel with data-driven insights, Onsomble is your partner.

Adam Grant


Adam Grant, Ph.D. is a tenured professor at University of Pennsylvania Wharton School

and New York Times best-selling author of Originals and Give and Take, and named to the Thinkers 50 global ranking of management thinkers.

Gene Harker, Ph.D, MD


I have known Dr. Harker as Gene since I was in high school at Champaign Centennial High in Champaign, IL. He was working on his Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Illinois while I was working on my Bachelors Degree in Psychology, also at the UofI. He has been a friend and mentor to me over the years and, along with Shawn Mathis, served as a coach and sounding board as I wrote the book “STOP! 21 STOPs to Reduce Stress and Enhance Joy” I highly recommend his books Leadership Insight: The New Psychology of Grit, Success & Well-Being and Pause Points: The Mindful Pursuit of Health & Well-Being. Here is a link to his website:

My Writing Coach

Echo Garrett is an extraordinary author 

and she tirelessly coached me as I wrote 

“STOP! 21 STOPs to Reduce Stress and 

Enhance Joy” and edited my book through several iterations. I highly recommend her as a coach and here is a link to her website:

My Favorite Designer

Hector Sanchez designed the cover of “STOP! 21 STOPs to Reduce Stress and

Enhance Joy” and designed this website too. I highly recommend him as a creative

designer. Here is a link to his website:

Marshall Goldsmith


World-renowned business educator and coach, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the leading expert in his

field. His singular ability to get results for top leaders has drawn over 150 CEOs and their

management teams to address change in the workplace. They want what Dr. Goldsmith offers:

practical and proven methods. I highly encourage you to check out his website and his best selling

books. Marshall Goldsmith, Ph.D. is a New York Times best-selling author of What Got You’re here

Won’t Get Your There and Triggers and is consistently names to the Thinkers5o global ranking of management thiners.

Dave Ulrich


DaveUlrcih, Ph.D. is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at The RBL Group, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. He studies how organizations build capabilities of leadership, speed, learning, accountability, and talent through leveraging human resources. He is named to the Thinkers50 global ranking of management

thinkers. If you are in management or human resources, I encourage you to check out

Evolent Health


I am fortunate to have joined Evolent Health, my employer, in 2011 as Employee #9 out what is now a 1,500 employee company doing business as EVH on the New York Stock Exchange. Evolent Health has a simple mission: To Change the Health of the Nation by Changing the way Healthcare is Delivered. Check us out here.

My Southern Health


We love living in the South. The South is not known for good health and has the highest

level of obesity of any region in the US. However, this is changing and My Southern

Health is a wonderful resource for everything pertaining to healthy living. Check it out

My Favorite Illustrator
David Pfendler created all the illustrations for my book “STOP! 21 STOPs to Reduce Stress and Enhance Joy” and I highly recommend his work. Here is a link to his website:

In praise of slowness

Jeremy Cowart is changing the world by building a hotel  

Daniel Pink RSA Short on the ABCs of Persuasion
A cool 3-minute animated video by Daniel Pink from RSA
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