David Nour


About David Nour - CEO of The Nour Group, Best-selling Author and International Leadership Expert and Speaker on Strategic Business Relationships:

David Nour is a growth strategist, thought leader and internationally recognized as the leading expert on strategic business relationships. Through his best-selling books, compelling speeches and valuable consulting - Nour demonstrates how relationships are the greatest balance-sheet asset any organization possesses, large or small, public or private. He is a popular speaker and delivers over 50 global keynotes a year explaining the hidden assets of relationships, and the art and science of investing in them.

He is CEO of The Nour Group, Inc., a consulting firm that advises top global leaders and boards of corporations, associations and academic forums - on disruptive innovations to fuel their growth. The Nour Group, Inc., has worked with leading global companies such as Disney, Cisco Systems, Deloitte Consulting, Hilton Worldwide, HP, IBM and more.

Nour is the author of 10 books, including best-sellers CO-CREATE (St. Martin’s Press) and Relationship Economics® (Wiley) - as well as the upcoming Curve Benders.

In addition to speaking and writing, Nour serves as a trusted advisor to global clients - and coaches corporate leaders and rising entrepreneurs. He is an adjunct professor at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Management, was named to the Global Gurus Top 30 Leadership Professionals list and is honoured to be one of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Global Coaches.

A Forbes Leadership contributor on the Future of Work, Nour’s unique insights have been featured in a variety of prominent publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Huffington Post Business, Entrepreneur, and Knowledge@Wharton.

Born in Iran, Nour immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager with $100, limited family ties - and no fluency in English. He graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management and went on to earn an Executive MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He resides in Atlanta, GA, with his family.

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What David Nour Talks About:

CURVE BENDERS – At the Intersection of Future of Work and Strategic Relationships
In the future of how we’ll work, live, play and give – we’re all on a personal and professional growth journey. For most, it’s a linear path. Nour has identified 15 forces he believes can dramatically impact that journey from now to next. He also believes certain strategic relationships on that journey to have profound impacts in both the direction – as well as the ultimate destination of where we’re headed. We call these relationships, Curve Benders! So, at the intersection of Future of Work and Strategic Relationships, who are these Curve Benders? Where are they? And how can you become one?

CO-CREATE – How Your Business Will Profit from Innovative and Strategic Collaboration
Individuals, teams, and organizations must balance learning and performing to evolve. That evolution no longer comes from being the smartest in the room but from innovative collaboration with strategic relationships – within and external to the organization. David will explain how co-creating provides the construct, the process, and the tools to help your audience do just that – evolve themselves, their teams, and their organization. Recognized by many past clients as David’s best thinking and practical, pragmatic work to date.

RELATIONSHIP ECONOMICS® – Transform Your Most Valuable Business Contacts into Personal and Professional Success
Focus on the quantifiable value of business relationships and provide a systematic process for identifying, building, nurturing – and leveraging personal and professional relationships. David introduces battle-tested best practices, based on his global experiences, along with social science research and hundreds of executive interviews – that bridge the gap between relationship creation and relationship capitalization. The cornerstone keynote based on the best-selling book, Relationship Economics Updated & Revised (Wiley, 2012), delivered to more than 30 corporate, association and academic forums annually.

RETURN ON IMPACT – Leadership Strategies for the Age of Connected Relationships
Return on Impact isn’t about Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. It’s about socially enabling organizations to listen louder, think faster – and respond to changing market dynamics, helping them reinvent, adapt, and relate in new and powerful ways. David discusses how SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud) is swinging the power pendulum in the direction of members and customers – leaving many industries and organizations out of the equation, and how you can get the most return on your business interactions, involvement, image, and impact.

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If you’re looking for fresh ideas, delivered with incredible energy, passion, conviction and a real belief that strategic relationships are more important than ever - you can’t go wrong with hiring David Nour to speak at your next marquis event.

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