Since 1974, Nido Qubein has given more than 5,000 presentations,
received every award in professional speaking and is represented
by the best speaker bureaus. He is considered both a motivational
speaker and a business speaker with a range of topics covering
everything from time management to branding.
Nido Qubein has written more than a dozen books on leadership,
sales, communication, reculturing organizations and achievement; recorded scores of
audio-visual learning systems; and hundreds of client-customized
Nido Qubein is the president of High Point University, a liberal arts institution with more than 4,000 students at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem, North Carolina . The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 minors,
and seven graduate-degree programs. It is accredited by the
Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I.
Nido Qubein serves as advisor to some of America's best
corporate leaders sharing his extensive business acumen
and entrepreneurial spirit to help their companies grow
He is chairman of Great Harvest Bread Company (220 stores in 43 states). He serves on the Executive Committee and Board of BB&T, a Fortune 500 company with over $175 billion in assets, the corporate board of La-Z-Boy Corporation, one of the world's largest and most recognized furniture retailers and Dots Stores, a chain of fashion boutiques with more than 400 locations across the country. As a professional speaker, he encourages businesses and organizations throughout the world on how to improve their vision and achieve success.
The National Speakers Association named its Philanthropy Award for Nido. His home city (High Point, N.C.) named him Philanthropist of the Year, as did the Triad Association of Fundraising Executives. The Qubein Foundation has awarded hundreds of scholarships to students across North Carolina and the country. He has chaired many campaigns to help non-profits, and lives by William Barclay's mantra: "Always give without remembering; always receive without forgetting."
Nido Qubein invests one-third of his life in earning, one-third
in learning, and one-third in serving. He is chairman-emeritus
of the National Speakers Association Foundation, and is
a former trustee on the national YMCA Board of Directors.
Over the years, he has served on more than 30 voluntary
boards including the High Point Community Foundation and
the National Board of American Humanics.
The list of awards and recognitions Nido Qubein has received is
long. It includes The Cavett, Ambassador of Free Enterprise,
The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Citizen of the Year, Distinguished
Alumnus, The Golden Gavel, Master of Influence, Business
Leader of the Year, High Point Citizen of the Year, Horatio
Alger Award for Distinguished Americans, The Order of the
Long Leaf Pine (North Carolina’s highest civilian
honor) and literally dozens more.
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