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Dr. Cockrell’s Personal Mission Statement- To educate, enrich, and enhance people’s lives so that they may achieve their goals.  


Dr. Cockrell’s Personal Slogan- “Failure is not an Option, Excuses are not Acceptable, and Excellence must be a way of Life.” – Dr. Rubin Cockrell  


Dr. Rubin Cockrell is an International Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur and Professor.  


Dr. Cockrell serves as CEO of Positive Images & Associates, a global firm that specializes in educational leadership, empowerment, and management consulting for clients in over forty-five countries around the world. In his role with the Nashville, TN-based company Dr. Cockrell trains global business leaders, students, government entities and civic groups to implement tools for achieving excellence and quality productivity within their personal life and their organization across the world. 


Dr. Cockrell is also Co-Founder of Cockrell, Webb & Associates LLC, a global firm that specializes in Cyber Security, Information System, Project Management & Leadership Development. Before launching both firms, Dr. Cockrell spent years gaining experience in his fields by working with prisons, military, and chief technology office at the White House. It was through these experiences that Dr. Cockrell developed a special interest in information systems, cyber security and project management. 


Dr. Cockrell is also a Managing Partner of 180 Research Education Development LLC. 180 R.E.D. LLC is a behavioral health company with a core mission to provide a turnaround (180*) in a better direction for individuals, organizations, and communities. The 180 R.E.D. team focuses on providing a better quality of life through psychological, behavioral, social, spiritual, and biological interventions.  


Dr. Cockrell went from being on the verge of being locked up for 15 to 20 years’ federal time for illegal activities at the age of 20 to having four degrees, Dean of a University and starting a global consulting company by the age of 26. Dr. Cockrell prides himself in the ability to work with people from the “street to the elite” and the “classroom to the boardroom”. 


Dr. Cockrell graduated from Fisk University in Nashville, TN with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business, with an emphasis on Finance and Management. He then continued to receive a Masters in Educational Administration (M. Ed) in Educational Administration from the Tennessee State University. Dr. Cockrell received the distinguished Southern Regional Educational Board Doctoral Scholars Fellowship. Dr. Cockrell made history at Tennessee State University receiving his doctorate degree in two in half years. Dr. Cockrell also received


certification in leadership management in a partnership between Harvard and Strayer University while serving as Dean at Strayer University. 


Dr. Cockrell served on the White House My Brother’s Keeper STEM Initiative Task Force on behalf of President Obama to create and provide opportunities for minority youth to become 21st Century Global Leaders. Dr. Cockrell’s Tools for Intentional Excellence curriculum has been implemented in prison facilities, school districts and businesses all around the globe. 


Dr. Cockrell’s current book, “The Hidden Curriculum” Life Lessons You Won’t Learn in a Classroom is currently represented in businesses, government, the Armed Forces and educational sectors within multiple countries around the world and still growing. Dr. Cockrell is also the co-author of the “Leah and Rob” early childhood education book series. This book series focuses on equipping children of all ethnicities and backgrounds with the tools they need to be able to understand and comprehend. In return through reading this will help them become our future Rising Leaders.  


In February of 2018, Dr. Cockrell launched the Intentional Excellence Institute. This institute incorporates a series of face-to-face and on-line courses that provide tools for intentional excellence for the 21st Century Global Leader no matter your background.  


In addition, Dr. Cockrell remains involved with numerous boards within the U.S. and overseas; Dr. Cockrell is actively involved with mentoring youth and adults around the world. In 2015  Dr. Cockrell was considered as one of the top alumni of the National Youth Sports Program in the country. Dr. Cockrell was recently selected as a member of 2017 Who’s Who amongst Covington’s International Business Leaders and 2017 Who’s Who amongst International Educator. Dr. Cockrell has received numerous awards and medals of Honor from Generals, CEO’s and Government leaders around the world. In 2017, Dr. Cockrell was recently selected on behalf of the U.S. Department of the State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) as an International Fulbright Specialist for the next three years. Dr. Cockrell was also one of the 2017 award recipients of Nashville top Black 40 under 40 award recipients. Dr. Cockrell was the 2017 Power Moves Award Recipient for the field of education throughout the state of Tennessee. Dr. Cockrell also received the 2017 instructor of the year for Tennessee Prison for Women B.E.S.T. program. Dr. Cockrell was most recently named one of the 2018 100 Most Leading African Americans in Nashville, Tennessee by the Nashville Business Net. 


Dr. Cockrell has been mentioned as a true refreshing trailblazer of empowerment for youth and adults globally around the world. Dr. Cockrell is a member of several educational and service organizations, and a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Dr. Cockrell is married to the lovely LaRhonda Cockrell, who is an international author herself.  He enjoys traveling, attending sporting events, and throughout his life, Dr. Cockrell has demonstrated a caliber of leadership well beyond his years. Recognized as a man from humble beginnings, he is a teacher, humanitarian, businessman, community volunteer. Dr. Cockrell is determined to be a true global change agent in society through leaving a positive legacy behind for others.