Meet Habeeb Habeeb
Hi. I am Habeeb. I am a father. I am a husband. I am a brother. I am a friend. I am a CEO. My cup is overflowing. All of us have a story about how we became the person we are today. My story was shaped by a loving family, a dream, and life-changing adversity.
I was a shy 17-year-old who left my home in Lebanon to come to America in 1973. My dream was to attend medical school so I could return to Lebanon to support my family. That dream was coming together until great civil war broke out back home. I lost all contact with my family. I did not know if they were dead or alive, how I’d pay for tuition next semester or how I’d eat the next day. But what I did know is that I was in America. There were no bombs in the sky. And failure was not an option.
So this super shy Lebanese kid leaves college to get a job taking orders at the local Arby’s, and I was incredibly grateful for the opportunity. I learned a lot from that job such as, how to fit in to a small town without losing my identity, erasing stereotypes, flattening differences, overcoming adversity, living with integrity. But the most important lesson I learned was that the simple notation of kindness can take you anywhere you want to go in this world.
This lesson has carried me through my life and I have a great passion for helping others see and feel the power that kindness has on them, those they share it with and the world around them. Today I lead a company that is built on the foundation of this lesson and we practice it each and every time we serve our clients and colleagues.
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