A proud native of Whitesboro, New Jersey, Graham holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Hardin-Simmons University, a Master’s degree in Education from Ball State University, and an honorary doctorate in Humanities from Coker College.
Graham is a veteran of the United States Army. He proudly served active military, veterans, and their families through programs at home and abroad. Now, as a businessman, educator, and speaker, Graham consults and conducts training with a variety of corporations, educational entities, the military and veterans, nonprofit organizations, and the government.
Graham has authored eleven books, including two New York Times bestsellers. His latest release, Identity: Your Passport to Success, was a Wall Street Journal Bestseller.
Graham’s commitment to education and lifelong learning is central to his personal philosophy. His Identity message is grounded in the fact that the key to success is self-leadership capability. The Identity Leadership programs, driven by his proprietary Nine-Step Success Process™, are based on the philosophy that individuals hold the power to their educational, career, and personal success or failure.
Believing in providing growth for our leaders of tomorrow, His Teens Can Make It Happen Program has been utilized in numerous middle and high schools in the US and abroad, benefiting students, parents, and teachers.
Graham has also served as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at numerous American universities; he has also lectured and Conducted workshops around the world.
Dedicated to community development, Graham is the founder of the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro and Concerned Citizens of Lake Waccamaw, NC as well as a co-founder of The Community Alliance for Youth Success. He is also an ongoing contributor to the Cleveland Foundation Tru2U Project, educating youth, their mentors, and the organization MaDi through which he provides Identity Leadership to thousands of refugees who are integrating into new communities and cultures.