Harold S. Reed, Jr. was born and raised in East Orange, New Jersey. He briefly attended Rutgers University, before leaving school to enlist in the U.S. Air Force. Harold proudly served as a Medical Services Specialist during the Persian Gulf War.
In 2000, Harold began his career in Law Enforcement working for the police departments of East Orange, and later, Woodbridge - both in New Jersey. In 2006, after encouraging his wife to start her own successful photography business, he decided to share his motivation with the world by becoming a public speaker & author. He created his company – HRJR Enterprises, and in 2007 he self-published and released his first book, “Find A Way to Make A Way – You’re Either Part of the Problem or You're Part of the Solution!”
Based upon both the content of the book and his independent sales potential, in 2008, he was signed to Tate Publishing & Enterprises with the 2nd edition of his book released in early 2009. Also in 2009, Harold expanded his brand by becoming a Certified Professional Life Coach and creating & adding HRJR Coaching Services to the "HRJR" brand. In 2011 he retired from law enforcement, focusing more of his life towards being of service to his fellow man without many of the restrictions bound upon him by the uniform.