• Member NBA Hall of Fame & 15-Time NBA All Star Player
  • Media Personality, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

A cultural icon, Shaquille O’Neal is best known for an NBA career spanning nearly two decades and earning him the sport’s highest honors including membership in the NBA Hall of Fame.  But Shaq isn’t only a legendary athlete; he has also established himself as a powerful media personality and businessman over the years. Ranked among ‘‘The 100 Most Creative People in Business’’ Shaq earned a Doctorate Degree in 2012 in Leadership and Education with a specialization in Human Resource Development. He has set the barre high on business and leadership goals and he continues to be an inspiration to audiences around the world on what it takes to be a champion in business and life.

The below video is a fantastic q&a from the Mechanical Contractors Association of America's 126th Annual Awards Ceremony, where Shaq engaged a room of 1,300 attendees in a poignant and personal look at the man beyond the superstar. He talks about his greatest challenges, the importance of looking beyond problems and how he is taking the proper steps to one day run for an elected position.

Check out video highlights below.