JW DICKS ESQ., is a Wall Street Journal best-selling author, Emmy Award-winning producer, publisher, board member, and
advisor to organizations such as the XPRIZE, the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors, and the National Association of Experts,Writers and Speakers.
JW acts as strategic business development counsel to clients internationally and has been quoted on business and financial topics in such national media as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal,Newsweek, Forbes, CNBC.com, and Fortune Small Business.
Considered a thought leader and curator of information, JW has more than forty-three published business and legal books to his credit and has coauthored with such legends as Brian Tracy, JackCanfield, Tom Hopkins, Steve Forbes, Nido Quebin, Dr. Ivan Misner, Dan Kennedy, and Mari Smith. He is the resident branding expert for Fast Company’s internationally syndicated blog and is the editor and publisher of Celebrity Expert Insider, a monthly newsletter sent to experts worldwide.
JW is called the “Expert to the Experts” and has appeared on business television shows airing on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX affiliates around the country. His coproduced television series, Profiles of Success, appears on the Bio Channel, along with other branded films he has produced. JW also coproduces and syndicates a line of franchised business television shows and received an Emmy Award as executive producer of the film, Mi Casa Hogar.
JW and his wife of forty-two years, Linda, have two daughters, two granddaughters, and two yorkies. He is a sixth generation Floridian and splits his time between his home in Orlando and his beach house on Florida’s west coast
A three-time Emmy Award–winning director, producer, and filmmaker, NICK NANTON, ESQ., is known as the Top Agent to Celebrity Experts around the world for his role in developing and marketing business and professional experts through personal branding, media,marketing, and public relations.
Nick serves as the CEO of the Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency, an international branding and media agency with more than 2,200 clients in thirty-three countries. He has produced large-scale events and television shows with Steve Forbes, Brian Tracy, Jack Canfield (creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series), Michael E. Gerber, Tom Hopkins, Dan Kennedy, and many more.
Nick is recognized as one of the top thought leaders in the business world, speaking internationally and coauthoring thirty-four
bestselling books, including the Wall Street Journal bestseller Story Selling.Nick has been quoted in USA Today, the Wall St. Journal, Newsweek,BusinessWeek, Inc. magazine, the New York Times, Entrepreneur magazine, Forbes, and FastCompany.com. He has appeared on ABC,NBC, CBS, and FOX television affiliates around the country, as well as on E!, CNN, FOX News, CNBC, MSNBC, and hosts his own series on the Bio Channel, Profiles of Success.
A member of the Florida Bar, Nick is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors. He spends his spare time working with Young Life, Downtown Credo Orlando, Entrepreneurs International, and rooting for the Florida Gators with his wife, Kristina, and their three children, Brock, Bowen, and Addison.
DR. NIDO QUBEIN came to the United States as a teenager, with little knowledge of English and only $50 in his pocket. His life has been an amazing success story. He has been the recipient of many honors including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Sales and Marketing International’s Ambassador of Free Enterprise, the Horatio Alger Award for Distinguished Americans, and induction into the Global Society for Outstanding Business Leadership and the International Speakers Hall of Fame. Dr. Qubein is president of High Point University, an extraordinary institution with 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries. HPU’s intentional culture fosters the strategies outlined in this book.
He has authored more than two dozen books and audio programs distributed worldwide in more than 20 languages. His foundation has granted more than 700 scholarships worth more than $6 million. He serves on numerous corporate boards including BB&T, La-Z-Boy and DOTS. He is chairman of Great Harvest Bread Company with 240 stores in 44 states. Toastmasters International named Dr. Qubein Top Business and Commerce Speaker and awarded him the Golden Gavel Medal. He is the founder of the prestigious National Speakers Association Foundation and speaks to business and professional groups nationally on leadership and transformational culture.