Keynote Speaker. Consultant. Podcast. Author.

Leadership from
the Heart.

Learn how to improve engagement, inspire growth, and create excitement within your organization. 

Leadership is a simple fix to inspire employee retention.

According to a Gallup State of Global Workplace report conducted in 2022, the simple fix to employee retention is better leaders in the workplace. Workers thrive in environments where managers help their teams learn and grow, are recognized for their work, and feel genuine care.

Based on a survey from McKinsey & Company. 

Power Your Leadership Skills with Dr. Naesha Parks, Ed.D

Naesha gives audiences the tools they need to strengthen their own individual talents and achieve extraordinary leadership.

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The Heart Feels First

A Story of Revival and Recovery

Imagine experiencing the joy of childbirth only to have your world turned upside down nine days later. This is the true story of Naesha Parks. After blacking out, she went to the hospital where a blood clot was found, but doctors soon discovered that she was also experiencing a rare and deadly spontaneous coronary artery dissection, where two of the arteries of her heart had completely split. While on the operating table, Naesha died.


Doctors worked to revive her, but were not optimistic about her outcome. After being in a medically induced coma with her chest open for nine days, finally, slowly, she started to improve.


Through her own account and through the contributions of friends, family, doctors, and surgeons, The Heart Feels First: A Story of Revival and Recovery is a unique and unprecedented look at what it means to survive and witness a miracle and how life finds a way to transition into a new normal.

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You’re so young to have that scar.
Naesha Parks’ new book tells how heart attack strengthened faith
Woman’s recovery turns out to be more rare than disease
SCAD Survival Story Video
Ask the Experts – a conversation hosted by SCAD Alliance

This Heart Attack Targets Young, Active Women And Doctors Don’t Really Know Why The early research that exists today is thanks to a strong partnership with patients and cardiologists. “You’re

February 25, 2024

Naesha Parks is acutely aware of every single beat of her heart. She wasn't always. On a fateful day in late 2008, she kissed her 10-day old son goodbye and

January 8, 2023

Naesha Parks believes it was divine inspiration that led her to take her sudden bad feeling more seriously and urge a friend to call 911. She suddenly remembered a friend

January 8, 2023

Dr. Naesha Parks began her journey with SCAD in 2008 just ten days after giving birth to her son. After experiencing chest pain, she learned that she’d developed blot clots

January 8, 2023

Ask the Experts -- a conversation hosted by SCAD Alliance Welcome to Ask the Experts!

January 8, 2023