Makiyah Moody

Makiyah Moody

Founder and President, Kairos & Heart LLC

Makiyah Moody (she/her) is founder and president at Kairos & Heart LLC where she helps organizations ask and answer critical questions about how to deliver on their missions more effectively.

As a skilled facilitator and governance specialist who helps leaders navigate strategic planning, partnerships, and leadership development, Makiyah pushes organizations to interrogate their worlds in pursuit of deeper impact with an overarching focus on racial equity and capacity building. Her motivation to launch Kairos & Heart stemmed from a pandemic realization that being and doing are different and she wanted to redesign her life. Former clients include The Education Trust-West, Children’s Defense Fund, Supermajority, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, BoardSource, The ALS Association, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Physicians for Reproductive Health, The Funders Network, Outward Bound USA, and The Endowment for Health. An avid writer, Makiyah has published several books, including: Recruitment Rhapsody: Harmonizing Boards for Success which provides strategies and tools to build nonprofit boards that excel, and From Tension to Transformation: A Board's Guide to Flourishing which focuses on restorative practices to navigate conflict in the boardroom.


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