|Nido Qubein CSP CPAE|
"Advisor to America's Top Corporate Leaders"
He served as president of the National Speakers Association which has a membership of 4,000 professionals and is the founder of the National Speakers Association Foundation where the highest award for Philanthropy is named for him. Nido has been the recipient of many honors including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, a Doctorate of Laws degree, and induction into Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for business leadership.
Nido's business savvy led him to help start a bank in 1986 and today he serves on the board and executive committee of a Fortune 500 financial corporation with 97 billion-dollars in assets and 25,000 employees. He is also chairman of a national public relations company, chairman of Great Harvest Bread Company with 210 stores in 39 states, chairman of Business Life, Inc., and chairman of the Miss North Carolina USA program. He serves on the boards of several national organizations including the YMCA of the USA which oversees 2,600 YMCA's across the country.
Nido is president of High Point University, an accredited undergraduate and graduate institution with 3,000 students from 33 countries. He has written numerous books and recorded scores of audio and video learning programs including a bestseller on effective communication published by Nightingale-Conant and Berkley. He is an active speaker and consultant addressing more than 100 business and professional groups around the world each year. He doesn't just talk business, he lives it. He is an entrepreneur with active interests in real estate, advertising, and banking.
His foundation provides scholarships to 48 deserving young people each year. To-date the Qubein Foundation has granted more than 600 scholarships, worth over three million dollars. Money magazine claims, "Qubein puts on a memorable program, gliding from one anecdote to another. Nearly 70 percent of his business comes from companies that have utilized him before. His client list is a 'who's who' of blue chip corporations."
Bizlife magazine says, "He coupled his charismatic style and positive nature with his acquired knowledge of human relations and communication...and built a multi-million dollar, multifaceted consulting enterprise -- proving the American dream is still alive and well."
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"Nido exceeded my expectations! He embedded my organization's challenges in his presentation. His passion and enthusiasm were uplifting. I will be using him again."
-- Mark Steinberg, Senior Vice President Sales, Wausau Insurance Companies
"In the past four years it has been my job to find the guest speaker and I take it very seriously. The speaker must be funny, but not a comedian, he must be entertaining, but not an actor, and above all, the speaker's message must apply to everyone. I know our sales people will think differently about people in jeans and sneakers. They will also be cognizant of positioning and never afraid of saying, 'They come in a set.' Our leaders will be keenly aware of the difference between education and training, and everyone will remember your common sense approach to life's challenges. I even had an employee ask for your address in order to write you. That, in 19 years is a first."
-- Glenn E. Tiberiis, Special Events Coordinator, TASCA Lincoln-Mercury, Inc.
Nido Qubein preparing to become the next President - High Point University Magazine By Charlie Lehman.
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