Nido Qubein

Would you respect a man who came to the United States as a teenager with little knowledge of English, no contacts and only $50 in his pocket, yet ended up a huge success story? Would you listen to what he has to say about success?

Meet Nido Qubein, who is chairman of an international consulting firm and recipient of the highest awards given for professional speakers including the Cavett, the Speakers Hall of Fame, and Sales and Marketing International’s Ambassador of Free Enterprise. Toastmasters International named him the Top Business and Commerce Speaker and awarded him the Golden Gavel Medal. Nido Qubein served as president of the National Speakers Association and is founder of the National Speakers Association Foundation. Nido has been the recipient of such honors as the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, a Doctorate of Law degree, and induction into Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for business leadership.

Nido Qubeins 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 Qubein is president of an accredited university 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. Nido Qubein 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.

Nido Qubein‘s 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.