Philanthropist Kelly Smith Parker Featured in Inc. Magazine


Philanthropist Kelly Smith Parker Featured in Inc. Magazine

Kelly Smith Parker, Founder of Good In Deed®, was recently invited to share her habits for professional success in Inc. Magazine’s “Success Today” feature.

Ladera Ranch, CA – April 26, 2017 – Kelly Smith Parker matches charitable causes with altruistic supporters in order to spark a million good deeds that make a difference in our world. She was recently chosen to appear in Inc. Magazine by the National Association of Experts, Writers and Speakers®. One of a select group of leading professionals across the nation, Smith Parker was featured in a full-page spread titled “Success Today” that ran in the April 2017 edition of the publication. The National Association of Experts, Writers and Speakers® was founded to honor entrepreneurs and professionals around the world for their contribution to education, enlightenment and the advancement of business, and they continue to do so by spotlighting professionals like Smith Parker in the country’s top media outlets.

The Inc. Magazine feature highlights her forward thinking as a business owner by asking her to share her suggestions for successful habits that contribute to professional success. Smith Parker was quoted saying:

“I wake up every day thinking, ‘Whose life can I change for the better today?’ Be it friend or stranger, I make sure to reach out in person, by email, text or social media to brighten someone’s day. My mission is to spark a million good deeds. Habitually focusing on the needs of others is part of my road to success.”

Inc. Magazine is the premier US publication for entrepreneurs and business owners. The magazine has provided a consistent stream of business-related content for over 30 years, establishing them as a top resource for those looking to start or maintain a business. Smith Parker’s appearance on this national platform allows her to spread her business knowledge and further solidify her reputation as a leader in the charitable services industry.

About Kelly Smith Parker:

Kelly Smith Parker has a big idea, and she’s not intimidated by what it’s going to take to accomplish it. “If someone isn’t laughing at your dreams, then your dreams just aren’t big enough,” she says.

Born in San Francisco, California, to an ophthalmologist father and a pediatrician mother, Kelly has always been a doer, seeking to better the lives of others, as her parents did, through their professions. From the age of sixteen, she has been deeply involved in all aspects of charitable work, always with the end desire to change lives through her efforts. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California, and her professional career includes Senior Development Officer positions at Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles and The Harker School in San Jose.

In 2014, she launched her online philanthropic organization, Good In Deed®, and for the past two years she has been working tirelessly to meet the philanthropic needs of those in her community and beyond. Her dream of turning Good In Deed® into the “global site for giving” and becoming a ubiquitous force for good in our world is progressing nicely. The #DoGoodInDeed community is changing the world’s landscape through its actions—doing good deed by good deed along the way. She is certain that she is exactly where she needs to be, and she is persevering fearlessly and passionately, moving forward with purpose in every step taken to make this dream a global reality.

In her message of inspired action, Kelly says, “I believe everyone should have access to food, clothing, and shelter. But my work every day tells me that so many among us still do not have access to those three fundamental things that most of us take for granted. I want to change that. And do so much more.”

Today, Kelly lives in Orange County, California with her husband, John, and their two sons, Cole and Austin. Outside of her mission to do good in this world, she also enjoys baking, exercising, hiking, paragliding, parasailing, snow skiing, snowshoeing, traveling, and zip lining. Kelly is philanthropic with her personal time, as well, by volunteering at her sons’ school, in her community, and at her church.

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About NAEWS®: 

The National Association of Experts, Writers & Speakers® (NAEWS) was founded to honor entrepreneurs and professionals around the world for their contribution to education, enlightenment and the advancement of business. This organization was created to help people come together and uncover the secrets of the world’s top experts, writers and speakers in order to attain a higher level of success. By providing information, strategies and networking opportunities, the National Association of Experts, Writers & Speakers® enables creative and knowledgeable people to build on their talents to achieve even more personal and professional success.


Courtney Hall
Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency