Cederick Tardy, II

Cederick Tardy, II


Not having yet reached the age of 30, Cederick Tardy has accomplished more in his young life, than most do in a lifetime! Cederick is president of Cederick Tardy Enterprises, LLC, a company dedicated to providing single mothers with informational tools and resources to aid in their role of raising boys to be successful young men. He enjoys speaking to audiences regarding successful mother/son communication, the value of education for youths, and "travel on the cheap" for young adults and families.

Best described as an adventure-seeking entrepreneur with a civic consciousness, Cederick is the author of four books. His first two books released in 2007, The Big Payback and A Head Start, were featured in Black Enterprise Magazine and reached #5 on Amazon.com’s ranking for single parenting books.

His most recent two book releases, The Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Mothers and A Flying Start: Outta This World Advice for Young Men, are the next in the mother-son companion book series that share techniques for strong relationship building.

Cederick is also founder of the nonprofit organization S.T.R.O.N.G, an organization focused on strengthening, training and redefining our next generation of young leaders. Currently, Cederick serves as construction manager with Perry Homes. 

From 2009 to 2012, Cederick served in the United States Army as a Quartermaster officer in the 36th Engineering Brigade in Fort Hood, Texas. From 2003 to 2007, Cederick served in the United States Navy as a military police officer on board the USS Peleliu. He has deployed three times in service of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.

Cederick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Phoenix and has earned three certificates in Six Sigma from Villanova University. Cederick is a 2015 University of Phoenix MBA candidate.

Speaker's Topics

  • The Seven Secrets for Raising Boys to Men
  • The Seven Secrets of Extremely Successful Mothers
  • It's Never Too Late to Get Off to a Flying Start for Young Men
  • How To Create Mother and Son Dream Teams
  • What Fathers Should Be Telling Their Daughters
  • Traveling On The Cheap for Young Adults and Families 
  • How to Successfully Transition from Military to Civilian Life

Speaker's Video

Speaker's Audience

Women's Organizations
Small Business
Professional/Civic Organizations
Men's Organizations
Junior High / Middle School Students
High School Students
Elementary School Students
College Students


"Let me start with the bottom line: Every single mother faced with the daunting task of raising a male child from boy to man should read this book ("The Big Paypack"). Tardy is brutally honest about just how far out of hand he got. Thankfully, by the grace of God, Tardy survived to tell the tale--but too many young men don't. If you are a single mother, buy and read this book. And if you know a single mother trying to raise a male child (or male children), you couldn't bless her (and her children) with a greater gift." – Alfred Edmond, Black Enterprise Magazine

"Cederick is a gifted writer and speaker. He knows how to reach youth, and help mothers and sons communicate." -- workshop attendee