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Doug "Dr. Luff" Luffborough, III

Doug "Dr. Luff" Luffborough, III

Heart Inspired Speaker, Leadership Consultant & Author


Dr. Luff is an overcomer! As the son of a single-parent housekeeper, he was homeless in high school but went on to become a first-generation college graduate three times over despite being told by his high school guidance counselor that he was not college material. Read More >

He then was chosen as the student commencement speaker at his college graduation receiving his bachelor’s degree in business administration and human resources management from Northeastern University; a master’s degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education; and a Ph.D. in leadership studies and educational consulting from the University of San Diego. Dr. Luff is a professional speaker, leadership consultant, life coach, and the author of Watch Me Rise: From Streets of Despair to the Halls of the Ivy League and the Watch Me Rise Teacher Dialogue Curriculum Guide.

As an advocate for education, Dr. Luff is a former California school board president trustee and an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education at Point Loma Nazarene University. With over 25 years of experience, he is a seasoned speaker and trainer who has turned the hearts of thousands across the nation. From a former President of the United States to a teenage runaway, Dr. Luff's messages bring hope and inspiration to all.

Currently, Dr. Luff is an Educational Partner with Higher Level Leadership - a first-in-class speaking, consulting, and coaching company. He resides in Chula Vista, CA with his wife and their four children. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Corporate Video: Shake Shack Leadership Conference

Featured Nonprofit Video: City Year International Conference

College Video: Northeastern University Commencement Address Full Speech

Doug Luff - City College

Speech Topics

Watch Me Rise: My Journey from Homeless to Harvard

The P.O.W.E.R. of Leadership

The Me I See: Maximizing Your Self-Worth & Confidence

Fatherhood is Forever: Fathering a Fatherless Generation