Bridgeway Consulting is built on a strong foundation of organizational development. Rick Parks, founder of Bridgeway, spent thirty years developing teams and organizational strategies in the non-profit arena before venturing into work with for-profit organizations. Rick now focuses largely on working with family-owned, privately-held businesses. Using a wide variety of first class online assessments and tools, Bridgeway serves organizations through executive coaching, team development, strategic planning and in-house seminars. 

About Bridgeway Consulting

Rick Parks holds degrees in Theology and Social Work, and served in various pastoral roles for three decades, including Youth Pastor, Pastoral Counselor, Senior Pastor, and Teaching Pastor. Prior to transitioning to business consulting in 2004 he maintained a robust counseling practice, specializing in conflict resolution, mediation, and relationship health. Rick is passionate about helping  teams and organizations develop emotionally intelligent relationships, with the aim of getting stellar results and reaching new levels of organizational success.

Rick has been married to Angie, who serves as VP of Operations,  for thirty-six years. They are now greatly enjoying the remarkable world of grandparenting!


Josh Parks graduated from Winthrop University with a degree in English, specializing in professional communication. He also holds a Registered Underwriter insurance designation from the American College and spent a decade in employee benefits consulting working with small and mid-size organizations. He now enjoys helping organizations achieve their goals by improving communication and developing a culture of robust leadership development.


Josh and his wife Lauren live in Columbia with their two sons, Ren and McClane, where they enjoy Gamecock football and being involved in their church.


Oliver Thompson graduated from Columbia International University with degrees in Bible and Humanities.  He has spent the past five years working with businesses to educate and enroll their staff in employee benefits.  He enjoys helping employers restructure employee benefits to lower costs and improve employee recruitment and retention.


Oliver and his wife Katie have been married for 13 years and have three children, Griffin, Nora, and Lily.  As a family they love reading, camping, and Gamecock sporting events.



(803) 619-9144

    Based in Columbia,

    South Carolina