Dr. Ruben West
Dr. Ruben West is a member of faculty at the GOTNI Leadership Centre. Dr. Ruben West is truly a one-of-a-kind in the speaking and training industry. What sets him apart is not just his unique abilities to motivate, transform and inspire on the stage, but rather the vast and varied experiences and successes he achieved prior to taking the stage.
Born in Topeka, Kansas, Ruben has always had a focus on mastering whatever he set his mind to. 4 years out of high school, at the age of 22, he was promoted to the rank of E-6 Staff Sergeant in the US Army and was awarded for his exemplary efforts in Operation Desert Shield/Storm.
Dr. West and 3 other colleagues helped to start the surgical assistant profession in his home state of Kansas. He co-founded 2 martial arts schools and was inducted into the U. S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Together with trusted associates, Dr. West started several businesses, developed patented products all while inspiring others to dream on a larger scale.
As a speaker Dr. West has the unique ability to challenge audience members to take a personal inventory, think outside the box, and strive for new levels of excellence. Having spoken for groups and organizations around the world, Dr. West has created international influence and received global recognition for his work. In 2016 he received the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award from President Barack Obama. In 2018 Dr. West received the Girma Wolde Giorgis (Former President of Ethiopia) Presidential Award for being a Human Conservationist. In 2019 he received the Sydney Allicock (Vice President of Guyana) Global Humanitarian Award and was recognized as the United Stated Civility Icon of the Year by iChange Nations™ at the World Civility Day celebration in Gary, Indiana.
Dr. West’s convicting messages and lead by example attitude allows him to easily motivate individuals as well as companies to not only aim for the next level but achieve it as well.
Dr. West is the author and co-author of 10+ books and he continues to be a sought after voice for transformation and trainer for change. He received his PhD and Masters in Positive Neuro Psychology from The American Graduate University of Positive Psychology, his PhD from United Graduate College and Seminary in Bialogue and he received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Washburn University.
Dr. West was honored with an award in his name through the iChange Nations™ organization.