#159: Arel Moodie is a national best selling author and has been a featured speaker at the White House and has been personally acknowledged for his work by President Obama. Inc. Magazine called Arel a “High-Energy, Motivator” and named him to their “30 Under 30 list” of top American entrepreneurs under 30 years old joining people like Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook. Essence Magazine said “Arel should be the poster boy for rags-to-riches stories…He is America’s Top Young Speaker.” Arel has been quoted in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Portfolio, Fox Small Business, Yahoo! Finance, & USA Today. Arel was named by the prestigious St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland as one of the 100 Leaders of Tomorrow. Black Enterprise Magazine named Arel as one of their “Tycoons Under 35”. Arel Moodie has giving many popular TED talks including topics such as likability and innovation. Arel grew up on welfare in the projects of Brooklyn, NY where he witnessed those around him being murdered and imprisoned. Using determination and applying what he teaches in his presentations on likeability he was able to change his life around. Arel has started and ran multiple companies including a million dollar event production and education company. As a professional speaker he has spoken to over 200,000 people in 48 states and 5 countries. For fun, Arel likes to dance; he has performed at Madison Square Garden and his wedding dance video on YouTube has over three million views.
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