Reflections on 30 Years in Business: The Day I Met Herman Russell

Reflections on the 30th anniversary of CD Moody Construction Company: Meeting Herman J. Russell It was a hot evening in August 1974, and we had just finished two-a-days at football practice at Morehouse College. I was a freshman from Ann Arbor, Michigan. A teammate from Atlanta asked me to go with him to a friend’s… Read More

Reflection of 30 Years in Business: The day I turned down MJ

Reflections on our 30th Anniversary of C D Moody Construction Company. This is one of my top 3 moments and turning points in my business. It was the early 1990’s and I was introduced to an potential investor and partner. I knew if I wanted to grow fast and not struggle forever I would need… Read More

What advice would I give my 22-year-old self?

Thursday, August 24, 2017, was an awesome night. I was recognized as one of ‘Atlanta’s Most Admired CEOs.’ When we came onstage to get our awards, we had to select one question to answer. The question I selected: “What advice would I give my 22-year-old self?” That night I only had a few minutes, so… Read More

My Experience as a ALI Fellow at Harvard

Wow! It’s hard to find the right words to express one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I just completed the first phase as a Fellow in the Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) at Harvard. This program is a new stage in higher education, designed to prepare experienced leaders to take on new challenges… Read More

A New Journey Begins for 2015

A lot has taken place since my last post and it has been inspiring, uplifting, fun and exciting. I have recently spoken at 3 events. One for a conference on sexual abuse survivors and sexual abuse prevention for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a new construction class for the Westside Works construction class, and a graduating… Read More

Not Only Survive But Thrive – Special Post On Training and Prevention

This week’s Blog post is dedicated to the people and organizations that help heal sexual abuse survivors and provides training to prevent sexual abuse. It has taken me 47 years to get enough courage to say publicly that I am sexual abuse survivor. In the fall of 2010 I finally went to visit the Georgia… Read More

Personal Breakthrough Has Taken Place August 2013

Instead of writing this post about my lessons learned in life. I want to write about a breakthrough that has taken place since I started writing my blog. I started my blog October 3, 2012. When I started my blog I had no idea about writing a blog, what the commitment to writing would require.… Read More

Hope and Perseverance – Lesson 6

Welcome back to moodyspeaks. Many people have said they really appreciate me being so open and transparent with my blog. It has been extremely helpful to me being this transparent with myself. I realized from this blog, that I never understood the impact certain things have had on my life. I have found being transparent… Read More