Dr. Nido Qubein
University President And Business Leader
Speaking Style: Dynamic, Thought Provoking, Knowledgeable, Engaging
Travels From: North Carolina
Fee Schedule: 5
Dr. Nido R. Qubein is an accomplished university president and a nationally recognized author, speaker, and leader. Dr. Qubein came to the United States with $50 in his pocket and a few words of English in his vocabulary … yet went on to become one of America’s most sought-after speakers and consultants.
As a university president, the story of his tenure at High Point University is known to many. In less than a decade, he led the institution to phenomenal growth (5,000 students) and significant academic advancement, tripling its size and moving it to the number one spot among Best Colleges in the South.
As an American citizen, President Qubein has been the recipient of some of the highest national awards, including induction into the Horatio Alger Association for Distinguished Americans with General Colin Powell, Oprah Winfrey, and the founder of Starbucks, Howard Schultz. He is the recipient of DAR’s Americanism Award and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, along with four U.S. presidents. He is a member of the International Speakers Hall of Fame and, in fact, has served as president of the National Speakers Association.
As a business leader, he is the chairman of Great Harvest Bread Company with 220 stores in 43 states. He serves on the boards of several national organizations including BB&T (a Fortune 500 company with $230 billion in assets) and the La-Z-Boy Corporation (one of the largest and most recognized furniture brands worldwide).
President Qubein is the author of a dozen books and scores of leadership audio and visual recordings translated into many languages. The Biography Channel televised his Emmy-nominated life story titled “A Life of Success and Significance.”
In his home city of High Point, North Carolina, he has been named both the Citizen of the Year and the Philanthropist of the Year. His foundation has invested millions in scholarships for deserving young people and his family has been among the largest benefactors to High Point University and other organizations.
Branding & Reculturing… Throw The Box Out Of The Window
Throwing the proverbial box out of the window is the primary mantra of the transformation process Nido Qubein is undertaking at High Point University where he serves as president and with Great Harvest Bread Co. where he serves as chairman. Through powerful points and humorous anecdotes, he shares examples of successful branding and reculturing initiatives that have propelled these large organizations to new heights. By translating the essence of each principle into useful ideas for every organization, he takes the audience on a life-changing journey that can alter their thought process and strategic mindset.
Motivation… From Success To Significance
A powerful and inspiring presentation on focus, balance, and meaning in business and in life. Nido Qubein cites major differences between creativity (how can we do this differently) and innovation (how can we do this better). He distinguishes among tasks, goals, and purpose humorously yet persuasively with thoughtful impact.
Leadership… Expecting and Managing the Unexpected
Nido Qubein will show you how to prepare your employees for high productivity and your company for maximum profitability – how to grow a well trained, educated and motivated team. You can train people to do the mechanical tasks related to your business but you can’t train them to seek excellence. Attitude changes through consistent input that appeals to an individual’s self-interest and organizational spirit.
Sales… How To Sell, Serve, and Succeed
To sell effectively in today’s ever-changing, competitive world, one must master sales skills and behavioral knowledge. Nido Qubein teaches both with humor and audience involvement. He focuses on the Law of Identification (when something becomes personal it becomes important). He emphasizes: Prospects don’t want to buy your product; they want to buy the product of your product.
Positioning… If I Wanted To Buy What You Sell, Would I Buy It From You?
Why should people do business with you? How easily can someone else imitate what you do? Do your customers think of you first? Nido Qubein shares dynamic principles for personal and corporate achievement. It doesn’t matter how much you know or what you can do. What matters is what your customers and colleagues believe and perceive you can do for them… how well they understand and value what you are offering.
- American Airlines
- American Cancer Society
- American Furniture Manufacturers
- American Pharmaceutical Association
- American Greetings
- American Payroll Association
- Bama Foods
- Banc One
- Bassett Furniture
- Best Western Hotels
- Blue Cross & Blue Shield
- Borden Dairy
- California Beer Wholesalers
- Coldwell Banker
- Con Edison of New York
- Cox Broadcasting
- Credit Union National Association
- Data General Corporation
- Diamond Shamrock Corporation
- Dollar Rent A Car
- Dominos Pizza
- Electronic Industries Association
- Family Fare Convenience Stores
- Fifth Third Bank
- Food Marketing Institute
- General Electric
- Georgia Pacific
- Golden Corral
- Hatteras Yachts
- Hilton Hotels
- H&R Block
- INA USA Corporation
- INC Magazine
- Institute of Internal Auditors
- Int’l. Foodservice Manufacturers
- Int’l. Management Council
- Jacobs Engineering
- JC Penney
- Krispy Kreme
- LabCorp of America
- Life Insurance Underwriters
- Lowes Companies
- Milliken & Company
“Extraordinary! That’s how I describe your outstanding presentation to our sales associates and staff at our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices celebration event. Through the years I have had the good fortune to hear many speakers, including both former Presidents Bush, General Norman Schwarzkopf and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. You are without a doubt the best speaker I have ever witnessed. The moment you stepped onto the stage you commanded the room and you captured the hearts of our audience. Your remarks were perfect for the occasion.” – Prudential Carolinas Realty/Berkshire Hathaway
Nido has mobilized our team members to aspire to act in an uncommonly extraordinary fashion to differentiate ourselves in an industry where doing so has a favorable impact on our customers. When service and relationships distinguish Benco as a value added dental distributor, Nido’s message heightens our awareness that it is important to provide a remarkable experience as we uniquely deliver value smile after smile. Team members commented that Nido was the best speaker we have ever had. He did a fantastic job in personalizing his presentation as if he prepared it speciﬁcally for Benco. The standing ovation says it all.” – Benco Dental
“Nido’s program was perfect and was exactly the type of program we look for to kick off our conference. It included just the right amount of serious message, humor and motivation. Nido was terriﬁc and really made an impact on our minds and our hearts! His message is thought-provoking and will inspire all that hear him speak.” – Mechanical Service Contractors of America
“Nido did an amazing job and no one moved during his entire presentation. He received a standing ovation and I feel sure our attendees took away valuable information and were motivated to bring new ideas to their businesses. Nido is the consummate professional and a pleasure to work with and I am so glad we were able to share him with our attendees this year!” – North Carolina Association of Realtors
“Nido Qubein was universally dynamic, and the audience was riveted to his every word including his words of wisdom – all delivered with a punch of humor that kept us all laughing. I could hardly control my laughter over his rich, but common sense insight. He received a standing ovation, and I have told my children all about High Point University.” – Advanced Equities Financial Corporation
“A great pleasure to have you speak to our sales force. Your name and ideas were referred to all weekend. We all learned a lot from your terrific presentation.” – CNN
“You were a huge success at our conference! The group was motivated, energized and entertained by your presentation. A few quotes I have heard: ‘The best speaker we have had in years!’ He grabbed the audience and kept our interest.’ He motivated and entertained a great mix.’ And many more. Thank you for helping to make our conference a great success!” – Nestle USA
“You are a classy guy who gives 100% in everything you do. Your presentation was extremely well received by all of our regions. Thanks for a great job!” – Prudential
“Nido is a dynamic speaker with a rich background of personal and business success. He has the ability to speak to a diverse audience and provide specific direction and take-home value for all audience members. His high-energy presentation was designed to meet our specific needs, delivered with warmth and charm.” – Harley Davidson
“Nido’s purpose definitely is to serve his clients. He does a fantastic job of communicating the information. His biggest value, though, is the information the audience takes home – it inspires people to take action.” – Progressive Concepts
“Nido really knows how to move, motivate and communicate with people. His presentation had a positive impact that reflected in increased performance and results.” – New Image international