OCEAN CITY – A native of Philadelphia who vacationed in Ocean City every summer growing up, Bill Quain stays close to his surfing roots.
Quain is the Coast Guard Public Education Flotilla Staff Officer in Ocean City, where he is responsible for teaching the requiredred boating safety course for all New Jersey boaters.
“We consider it to be at home,” Quain said, referring to Ocean City.
From an early age, Quain was interested in the world of hospitality. At 19 years old, he rented the Arlington hotel and operated on him alone. He finally did the same with a restaurant in the region.
“I wanted to work for myself, so I ended up renting a small hotel that had closed,” Quain said. “I think that’s when things really started to look different in my life – were those two experiences.”
Quain graduated from Cornell University in 1974.
“I went to hotel school there,” Quain said. “My family was a family of restaurateurs. I always worked in the restaurant business when I was younger, so I decided to move into hotel and restaurant management. It was sort of my driving force.
Quain has done a lot of interesting things during his life including VISTA (Volunteers in the Service of America), where he helped run two community-owned McDonald’s, traveling to Napa Valley, where he worked in wine cellars, as a chef and cook. and director of drinks at a ski resort in Lake Tahoe, a career as a speaker, a teaching career, a television cooking show, being crowned Mr. Mature America, and now a bestselling author.
Quain has written 27 books during his career. After his first five books were “Business failures,” he laughed, which Quain adapted by writing with a purpose for his audience. He writes about teaching people to solve problems, he said, and eventually took over his parents’ publishing house.
“Businesses don’t buy books. People buy books, ”Quain said. “I completely changed the way I write.”
Now Quain is an internationally bestselling author. He certifies his writing is teach people to solve problems, so they can earn money.
“I try to give them a lot of personal information about my background,” Quain said. “I connect with my readers.
As a “visually impaired” person, he said, he has had a lot of practice in overcoming disruption through resilience, which is the theme of some of his latest work from the pandemic, including his latest. book, “Who Will You Be When the masks come off?” – How to survive any disturbance, and come back better than before, “and her latest talk based on the book, which can be found on her website, about going beyond resilience and rebounding so that you can apply what they learned from it.
“This is not a book on Covid,” Quain said. “I mean, Covid has been a huge disruption for us… We all go through disruption all the time in our lives – it could be the death of a loved one, or the loss of a job, or all kinds of things. things… Very few disturbances are what we call positive… It is about who they are going to be, how they are going to act because we have all been through this common disturbance… this is kind of a guide on how to do it .
Quaine, which is also currently a professor in Stockton University, teaches various general education course on how to / get the most out of life. One of his favorites includes “Make Money, Pay It Forward,” which helps students have better lifestyles, he said.
“I do my best to connect with my students,” Quain said. “We learn, but we have fun.