Dr. Nido Qubein was recently recognized for his business expertise and communication skills by being inducted into the National Association of Experts Speakers Hall of Fame.
High Point, NC – April 18, 2014 – Accomplished business leader and dedicated philanthropist Dr. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, was inducted into the National Association of Experts, Writers and Speakers™ Hall of Fame for his continued excellence as a business leader, innovator and motivator. The National Association of Experts, Writers and Speakers™ was founded to honor experts for their contribution to education, enlightenment, and business.
The first annual EXPY® Awards was held at the Hard Rock Cafe – Times Square in New York City on April 4, 2014. Over 120 experts, writers and speakers from across the globe joined together for a three-day mastermind event, culminating in the Friday night awards show. In accepting his induction, Dr. Qubein shared the stage with such notable business minds as fellow inductee, best-selling author and business expert Brian Tracy and Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach®.
Dr. Nido Qubein came to the United States as a teenager with limited knowledge of English and only $50 in his pocket. His inspiring life story is one filled with adversity and abundance. It is through the lens of his life accomplishments, that one appreciates his current role as an educator, philanthropist, and passionate advocate for the development of our future leaders. Dr. Qubein became the seventh president of High Point University in January 2005. Driven by faithful courage, he continues to lead HPU through an extraordinary transformation.
In addition to his Presidential duties at High Point University, Dr. 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 and thrive. He currently serves on the boards of BB&T Bank, Great Harvest Bread Company and La-Z Boy Corporation. He has also written a dozen books and recorded scores of audio and video learning programs. He is an active speaker and consultant addressing business and professional groups across North America.
Dr. Qubein has also joined with other leading experts from around the world to co-write the forthcoming book titled, Breaking Through: The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Share Their Insights for Achieving Breakthrough Success! due to be published this summer.
Learn more about Dr. Nido Qubein at http://www.nidoqubein.com/
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Nido Qubein’s life story is one filled with both adversity and abundance. It serves as a message of inspiration and hope to students who are preparing to enter an ever-changing world.
He grew up in the Middle East to a single mother after his father died when he was only 6 years old. In search for the opportunity to thrive, he came to the United States as a teenager with limited knowledge of English and only $50 in his pocket. He supported himself through numerous entrepreneurial endeavors while attending Mount Olive College, then High Point University to receive his bachelor’s degree and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for graduate studies. All three of his alma maters bestowed upon him honorary doctorates.
His business ventures included helping to grow a bank in 1986, and today he serves on the board and has chaired the executive committee of BB&T, a Fortune 500 financial corporation with $185 billion in assets and 35,000 employees. He is also chairman of Great Harvest Bread Company with 218 stores in 42 states and serves on the boards of La-Z-Boy Corporation and Dots, LLC with 400 stores in 30 states.
Prior to accepting the role as seventh president of High Point University, Dr. Qubein served as chairman of an international consulting firm. He became a professional speaker known for engaging audiences with topics covering change, leadership and branding, and he has written a dozen books and recorded scores of audio and video learning programs translated into many languages.
In October 2013, The Biography Channel aired Nido Qubein: A Life of Success and Significance. While the documentary celebrates Qubein’s accomplishments as a professional speaker and business consultant, much of the film recognizes his extraordinary efforts to lead High Point University through unprecedented growth and accomplishments in the heart of the Great Recession.