Interconnecting Strategy, Performance and Wellbeing


Clients who are now friends saying nice things

											Adventist Healthcare 
											Banc of California 
											CA Credit Union League 
											Nevada Credit Union League 
											Filene Research Institute 
											General Electric Credit Union 
											Justice Federal Credit Union 
											Maryland/DC Credit Union Association 
											Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union 
											O’Rourke and Associates 
											San Mateo Credit Union


Cooperative Strategies is also collaborating with Kim Nashed Yoga to offer yoga and mindfulness retreats in Maine, Italy, Switzerland, and France. Details are available at

The Cooperative Strategies Team

Meet our team members
John Parsons
John Parsons
Founder / Senior Partner

Army Brat, son of Maine, born in Japan, raised in France and all over US.

Class President BA, Bowdoin College

MS Communications, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute

Certified Teacher, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, founded at Google

Board Member and Supervisory Committee Chair, Maine Harvest Federal Credit Union

Vice President, Technology Federal Credit Union (Silicon Valley and SoCal)

Chief Operating Officer, Connecticut Credit Union League

Executive Vice President, Mission Federal Credit Union (San Diego)

Chief Executive Officer, First City Federal Credit Union (Los Angeles)

Trusted advisor to over a hundred credit unions throughout the country.

Steven Joiner
Steven Joiner

Born in NYC but never lived there, spent youth in 15 states, now loves life in Asheville, NC

BA, George Mason University (Student Senator throughout, managed Student Union building)

Certified League Executive (CLE), University of Wisconsin & Association of Credit Union League Executives

Served on Supervisory Committee and Board of Directors of a credit union, National Capital Central FCU, over nine years (VA)

District of Columbia Credit Union League, Executive Vice President

NAFCU Services Corporation, President (Arlington, VA)

Truliant Federal Credit Union CUSO, Truliances, President (Winston Salem, NC)

MD|DC Credit Union Association, Senior Vice President (Maryland)

Experienced board of directors planning conference facilitator and non-interest income specialist

Kim Nashed
Kim Nashed

Yoga Alliance certified E-RYT500, YACEP

Nationally certified and 500 hour advanced-training certified teacher

Hatha Yoga Certification, 200 hours philosophy and practice, Earth Heart Yoga

Yoga Immersion, 105 hours, with Todd Norian and Ann Greene of Ashaya Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga Training, 30 hours, led by Beryl Bender Birch of The Hard and The Soft Yoga Institute

Advanced Standards Teacher Training, 380 hours, by Yoga On York.

Yoga Nidra Certification, 40 hours, at ShivaShakti School of Yoga.

PLUS, countless workshops, retreats and classes!

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