Bio and Career Highlights
“Inspiring people. Building dreams. Changing lives.”
The Man of Inspiration
Dr. Moss is one of the country’s most sought after Motivational Speakers and Success Coaches who helps individuals achieve their dreams and advance to the next level in their lives and careers. He inspires people to overcome past failures, current obstacles, and self-defeating beliefs through positive self-transformation. As a result of his remarkable success, influence, and ability to lead others to personal transformation, Dr. Moss has been dubbed as the “Man of Inspiration”.
Speaker and Inspiration
Dr. Moss is a nationally recognized resource in the fields of personal development, career development, and leadership. He has contributed to success and career development stories for media outlets, such as, Forbes, Black Enterprise Magazine, and Fox 8 News. His articles and media appearances have advanced the careers and lives of over 30,000 thousand people across the world. Most notably, his words of inspiration have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey TV Network.
Dr. Moss travels extensively to national conferences, events, and colleges as a Motivational Speaker, Success Coach, and Expert Consultant. He utilizes his incredible talents and positive messages to help empower his audiences and individuals with humor, wisdom, and the sage lessons he has learned on his success journey.
Over the years, Dr. Moss has been privileged to develop a powerful network of highly successful professionals. His network of high achievers is comprised of astronauts, millionaires, authors, and a variety of other renowned successful professionals. From this high-profile network, Dr. Moss has learned amazing success principles and is committed to vigorously studying these principles in an effort to positively influence human behavior that leads to personal and professional transformation.
Due to Dr. Moss’ stellar performance and incredible success as an intern, NASA converted him into a full-time federal employee. At NASA Dr. Moss has excelled in various areas as a young leader; namely, his involvement in designing an innovative leadership development program for NASA’s leaders.
Beating the Odds of Failure
Not only does Dr. Moss study career success, but he attains it as well. Despite being pushed through a troubled inner-city K-12 school system in East Cleveland, Ohio and being raised by a struggling single parent mother; he overcame all negative odds and expectations for him to fail through his hard work, perseverance, and self-learned knowledge. Dr. Moss was determined to be a positive light and role model for others; therefore, he began to put his knowledge into practice by achieving extraordinary success at a considerably young age. As proof of his positive influence and leadership, Dr. Moss’ high school class honored him as “Most Likely to Succeed.”
Author of Two Books
As a result of his remarkable achievements, Dr. Moss wrote two books on success. He often tells his audiences, “when it comes to success I didn’t read about it in a book, I wrote the book.” His first popular book is entitled Learn to Intern CEO Style: 71 Leadership Principles That Got Me and Now YOU Money, A Free Graduate Degree, and Respect! This book has helped many students land dream and competitive internships in the country’s tough job market.
He was inspired to write this book as a result of his extensive career development research and professional experience from interning with NASA, the FBI, and in the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill.
Most recently, Dr. Moss partnered with a variety of influential leaders from across the country to include Les Brown and George Fraser to write an Amazon #1 bestselling book entitled, Mission Unstoppable: Extraordinary Stories of Failure’s Blessings. This book has helped many individuals find their purpose and live their dreams.
Dr. Moss attended American University as a student in the Washington Semester Program (2004). Subsequently, Dr. Moss obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Psychology, from Baldwin Wallace University (2005). He then earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration, with a focus on General Management and Leadership, from Cleveland State University’s (CSU) Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs (2007). At the age of 28, Dr. Moss made history by becoming the youngest African-American male at Cleveland State University to earn a Ph.D. (2011) from the Urban Studies and Public Affairs’ doctorate program. In this prestigious program, Dr. Moss intensely studied Leadership and Millennials through a rigorous academic lens.
Philanthropy and Giving Back
Understanding the importance of service and community development, Dr. Moss graciously volunteers and gives back to his community. He is the Founder of Community Healers Acknowledging Needs Goals and Expectations — C.H.A.N.G.E. Volunteers, Inc. (founded in 2006). As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the mission of C.H.A.N.G.E. is to develop and empower its members and various community residents through consistent volunteer initiatives in nursing homes and homeless shelters, professional workshops, educational conferences, and community building programs.
With a goal to reach the masses, in addition to volunteering, Dr. Moss hosted a weekly radio segment on the Good Life Inspiration Show. The name of his segment was Change Your Mind, Change Your Life. Dr. Moss used this radio show segment as a platform to share powerful and life-changing words of wisdom and positive stories with the world.
Awards, Recognition, and Honors
Over the last several years Dr. Moss has received the following honors and recognition: featured by Forbes (2014), Top 25 Under 35 Movers & Shakers in Cleveland (2014), featured by Black Enterprise Magazine (2014), Who’s Who in Black Cleveland (2013), The Positive Plus Women’s Support Group Distinguished Gentlemen Award (2012), The National Technical Association Cleveland Chapter Nsoroma Star Leader Award (2011), featured by AT&T as 1 of their top 28 National Movers & Shakers for Black History Month (2010), and inducted into the Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Administration and Public Affairs (2009).
Also, as an intern Dr. Moss played a major role in solving a federal law enforcement case with NASA’s Office of the Inspector General that had gone unsolved for 10 years. He is the youngest African-American to have graduated from Cleveland State University’s College of Urban Studies & Public Affairs doctorate program. Dr. Moss earned his Master’s and Doctorate degrees for free by being awarded scholastic tuition grants for consistently demonstrating academic excellence. Lastly, Dr. Moss played college football as a wide receiver at Washington & Jefferson University.
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