I strongly believe in inclusion and I have deep respect for our cultural differences. Global leaders know that diversity is the strength that help us raise the bar of excellence and break down all barriers that hinder our progress. I have learned and experienced this during my long professional career working with multi cultural teams. Diversity runs deep in my family. My eldest brother lived in Ontario, Canada, second brother a retired professor lives in Denver, Colorado . My eldest sister is living in Malmo, Sweden with her family. My third brother and two sisters live in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. My eldest daughter lives with her husband in Manchester, UK, and my second daughter is living with her husband in New York. My son Mohammed has graduated from Morgantown, West Virginia and continued his graduate studies at Liverpool UK. My youngest daughter lives with her husband and their two kids in Dhahran. I worked in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Snyder, Texas. I lived in Beirut, London, Chicago, San Diego and Morgantown, West Virginia. I love meeting and making friends around the world and I was lucky to have visited most Europe and Far East and all Middle East countries including Egypt and made friends in every country I visited. I am honored to be a part of the Toastmasters fraternity, a global organization, that transforms us to become better individuals. I am privileged to have made many friends who share same values and believe in what Dr. Ralph Smedley has said: “Understanding comes through communication, and through understanding we find the way to peace”.
Every leader’s journey is a personal one - with opportunities to seize and problems to face.The journey of Leadership, as a result, is primarily a self-discovery. Before your venturing into leading other people, you will seek answers within yourself to acquire clarity about your path in life. You will be compelled to define your values, ideas, concepts, and expectations for yourself.
Successful leadership isn’t a matter of personal star power, luck, or ambition. “We sometimes think great Leadership requires great charisma, and although that certainly helps to sell a story, it is not enough, or even essential. At a very basic level a great Leader grows by helping others grow along the way.
I have known DTM Nazeer Alqasem since I joined Toastmasters more than ten years ago; he has always been a role model for me as a mentor and a passionate leader who goes beyond the call of duty to serve others. I cannot think of a more suitable person than Nazeer to lead and make things happen.
Throughout my long Toastmasters journey I have met many great leaders, but DTM Nazeer Alqasem stands out as number one leader, mentor and coach who helped many achieve their personal goals. I owe Nazeer my winning of 1st runner up at the semifinals at Orlando Florida in 2012. As a visionary leader he was a pioneer helping expand our fraternity from few clubs in the late 90’s to two districts in Saudi Arabia. I believe Nazeer’s leadership will take any organization a long way.
A sign of a truly great leader is the success of the people who follow. I was blessed to be introduced to the Toastmasters family in District 79 by DTM Nazeer. He took me under his wing and not just guided me during the start but showed me the path that leads to becoming an effective Public Speaker
DTM Nazeer is a legend in Toastmasters. A resourceful teacher, mentor and advisor. His love for Toastmasters is infectious and I admire that about him. He is the charter Sponsor/Mentor of our club and we call him The Godfather who rescued our club when it was almost closed down. As a club coach he proved that nothing is impossible and our corporate club achieved president distinguished. Leaders like our mentor Nazeer can inspire you to raise the bar of excellence and motivate everyone to achieve their potential.
I met DTM Nazeer AlQasem and I found him a humble leader with great empathy, highly motivational and supporter of women empowerment. He has accepted me to be his mentee and gave me courage and confidence to serve as well as to compete in contests. With his remarkable support, I feel lucky to have him as my mentor. It was a great honor for me to be elected as President for this prestigious club. His trust has tremendously helped me to achieve this milestone. Mentors like him are the backbone of toastmasters International.
I know DTM Nazeer Alqasem since I joined TMI in 2004. I had worked close to him in 2012-2013 when he was District 79 Governor and I was a Division Governor. I found DTM Nazeer a true leader and a passionate mentor trying to help all leaders and members. One quality the most I like about DTM Nazeer is his integrity and compliance to the TMI core values which are needed by any leader.
I have the privilege and honor to have known the great charismatic leader Nazeer Gazaq Alqasem. I knew him personally as a dedicated Toastmaster who is hardworking, sincere, and knowledgeable about the Toastmasters vision, mission and objectives that provide growth and development to all deserving members. I know Nazeer will achieve the mission of our great organization because he has the commitment and the heart to do it.