An MTSU alumna, now an executive with Home Box Office, recounted the story of the car crash that turned her life around on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Carla Moore, author of “CRASH! Leading through the Wreckage,” first aired May 1 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org. You can listen to their conversation above.
Moore, who is HBO’s vice president for sales strategy and education in New York, traces her transition from a 300-pound sales associate into a triathlete and major television network executive. The turning point came Sept. 18, 2007, when she crashed her car into a concrete median at 55 mph while driving home from the airport. Moore spent days with one leg in a brace, one knee bandaged and her face covered with stitches.
“The very next day, I vowed to make new choices and actually live the life I’d imagined since college,” said Moore, a graduate of the MTSU College of Media and Entertainment and a native of Centerville, Tennessee.
“After that crash, I’m still living that life.”
Her book, “CRASH!,” is formatted in workbook style so that readers can make notes in the book on their way toward more fulfilling lives.
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com. For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.
Here’s an excerpt from Moore’s keynote lecture at the 2015 Network of Executive Women Leadership Summit.