Hello! I’m Chontel J. Parker, Ph.D., also known as The PHAcTivist, a proud lifelong learner who is excited about my most recent endeavors. By trade, I am an Educational Diagnostician, I’m the type of special education teacher who diagnoses, assesses and works with children with learning disabilities. It is my goal to take all that I have learned in the educational arena and life in general, and apply similar principles to help individuals to Be PHAcTive.
A Catalyst for Change
There was a time in my life when I considered myself to be a proverbial “Super Woman” who could “save the world.” My goals were quite lofty. But, soon I realized that in order to save the world, I’d first need to effectuate change within myself. Now, I wholeheartedly believe that these self-motivated changes are paramount to making change in the world itself.
Thanks to this realization, I’m often described as a:
- Catalyst for change
- The PHAcTivist
Professional & Personal Goals of The PHAcTivist
For as long as I can remember, my professional goal has been to help others make appropriate changes within themselves in numerous arenas. I believe that in doing so, I am actively “saving the world” of each of those particular individuals.
My personal goals are:
- To DREAM BIGGER
- To live life like it’s GOLDEN
Motto of The PHAcTivist
The premise upon which I base my motto is Carpe Diem, which is Latin for “seize the day”. My motto is:
“Seize each and every opportunity presented to you, because you never know which moment may be your last”.
I have always been a helpful and encouraging woman by nature. However, the problem I often ran into was deciding which platform I would tailor my natural God-given abilities to as a whole.
The Be PHAcTive Movement
In 2005, I collaborated with like-minded individuals to start an organization for youth named Sisters of Size, Inc. (S.O.S.). The program’s agenda was to empower the plus size teenager. As a group, we focused on the development of the “total woman”… mind, body and soul.
In keeping in the Spirit of S.O.S., I decided move forward with my personal vision of being “My Sister’s Keeper.” So, in 2014, I unveiled “Be PHAcTive”, which is both my personal and professional slogan.
The Be PHAcTive Movement encompasses the same principles of overall development… mentally, physically, and spiritually. I attribute my measure of success to those who have planted seeds in me throughout the years.
As The PHAcTivist, I am inspired daily by others to achieve things that some may conceive as impossible. I aspire to inspire others by:
- DREAMING BIGGER
- Seizing the moment
- Changing myself through personal growth
- Effectuating change one person at a time
Aiming to Be PHAcTive
Over the past year, while “Being PHAcTive”, I have met some amazing people. I’ve also traveled to many places and embarked upon several adventurous PHAcTivities. This was all done under the notion of “trying something new.”
As a self-proclaimed PHAcTivist, I strive to:
- Try new things and share these experiences with the world through blogging
- Organize groups and promote the Be PHAcTive mission
- Grow holistically
- Help others to grow holistically
- Be the change that I seek
In addition, I aspire to advance within the area of Motivational Coaching. I’ve found that it’s where my true passion lies. My mission is to Be PHAcTive. I hope you adopt it as your mission too!