Books Written by MOC Speakers

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In addition to being talented speakers and influential leaders within their fields, some of the Men of Color Leadership Conference (MOC) executive speakers have also written books to inspire, motivate, and even make you laugh. They talk about their personal journeys and give advice on how to move forward in your own.



Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood by Rick Najera

Voted most inspirational book in nonfiction for a reason, Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood, talks about Najera’s experiences as a writer, comedian, actor, director, and speaker in the entertainment industry. In this hilarious memoir, you’ll get insight into the genius that is Rick Najera as well as how he got his foot through the door and started his career. For the audiobook, click here






The Steps of a Good Man by Judge Darnell Jackson

Before writing this book, Jackson looked back on all of the challenges and setbacks that he’s faced throughout his life. Upon reminiscing, he realized that everything that happened, happened for a reason and that when one opportunity didn’t pan out the way he hoped, it paved the way for other opportunities. In The Steps of a Good Man, Jackson talks about how it’s all about the journey—and in how you act and carry yourself. 






The 10Ks of Personal Branding: Create a Better You by Kaplan Mobray

Kaplan Mobray, Leadership Coach and Motivation Expert, will tell you everything you need to know about branding yourself and moving your career forward to get the most out of what you really want and need. In this book, Mobray will guide you and give you sound advice on how to really focus on you and your goals.