Reflections of 30 Years in Business: From Being a Broken Man to Meeting Presidents

The year is 1991. Great things are happening for me and my fast-growing business.  I am getting more comfortable as a business leader, though it was all new to me. I was learning by trial and error, and I made more errors than good decisions. I was never a high-ranking officer in any company before… Read More

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 Wife Karla is the Best

As we approach Karla’s 61st birthday this Saturday, I’ll share a little about this special woman, and tell you why she is so special to our family and to me. In 1990, she became a registered nurse. She served as a hospice nurse for 20 years before retiring. In 1992, I said out loud for… Read More

Turning 60 Years Old – What I Have Learned 

My First 60 Years of Life – What I Have Learned This is the first birthday that caused me to really sit down and reflect on my life and the time that has gone by so far. First, I am so thankful to see another day and live another year. I thank God for the… Read More

Survivor Story- Lou Bivona

 Lou and I have become great friends. Once I started sharing my journey of healing, a friend said I needed to meet Lou. He didn’t say why, just said we needed to meet. We meet a few years ago, and became great friends. We both are survivors that want to help others heal. We both… Read More

My Harvard Project – Helping Others Heal

   Thank you, Harvard University! Here’s an edited version of remarks I delivered on November 19, 2015 during the Advanced Leadership Initiative’s Final Symposium at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA. I want to say “Thank you” to Harvard, the faculty, staff, and my fellow cohorts. You gave me the courage to tackle a topic… Read More