DR. NIDO QUBEIN came to the United States as a teenager, with little knowledge of English and only $50 in his pocket. His life has been an amazing success story. He has been the recipient of many honors including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Sales and Marketing International’s Ambassador of Free Enterprise, the Horatio Alger Award for Distinguished Americans, and induction into the Global Society for Outstanding Business Leadership and the International Speakers Hall of Fame. Dr. Qubein is president of High Point University, an extraordinary institution with 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries.
He has authored more than two dozen books and audio programs distributed worldwide in more than 20 languages, including Attitude, Change Your Words, Change Your World, Daily Motivation, How Successful People Think, Seven Choices for Success and Significance, and Uncommon Sense. His foundation has granted more than 700 scholarships worth more than $6 million. He serves on numerous corporate boards including BB&T, La-Z-Boy and DOTS. He is chairman of Great Harvest Bread Company with 240 stores in 44 states. Toastmasters International named Dr. Qubein Top Business and Commerce Speaker and awarded him the Golden Gavel Medal. He is the founder of the prestigious National Speakers Association Foundation and speaks to business and professional groups nationally on leadership and transformational culture.