works with leading edge business owners
and independent professionals who want to profitably enhance their
leadership and careers, as well as organizations that want to remain competitive and profitable,
to motivate, educate, and empower their staff, improve client
acquisition, increase sales, and become
Thousands of leaders and professionals across North
America and the globe have been successfully applying Bob’s
idea-rich, creative, practical, and ‘profitable’ Ideas
At Work! over the past sixteen plus years.
‘Idea Man’ Hooey is an
inspirational, confident, results based leader, motivational keynote
speaker, sales success coach, corporate success trainer, strategic
business coach, facilitator, and award winning author.
He is international
speaker on personal leadership, sales success, employee motivation,
applied creativity, business innovation, and enhanced personal performance. Busy man! Productive man!
Creating captivating stories personally mined from 29 plus years rich experience, Bob challenges his
audiences and readers to engage his Ideas
At Work! He motives them to act on what they hear with clear, easily understood success building blocks, results-based
leadership, sales, and career development and success, innovative
ideas as well as proven leadership development, sales success, and
career enhancement techniques.
'Idea Man' Hooey
conversational, humorous, inspirational, professional, and sometimes provocative leadership and keynote style continues to motivate,
inspire, and challenge his audiences and readership across North America and
is passionate about seeing people succeed and applied learning and
brings this passion to every stage, classroom or boardroom environment.
has earned international recognition as an inspirational best selling
author, award winning speaker, sales and innovative corporate success
trainer. His innovative presentations and Ideas At Work! have taken
him to across the globe. Bob leads, motivates, and inspires his
audiences to productively stretch and leverage their personal
effectiveness and to hone specific idea rich sales, career, and leadership skills critical to succeed personally and professionally.
is committed to your growth and excellence, not your comfort. To
get to the winner's zone, we must move outside our comfort zone.
His provocative ideas will challenge the way you think and inspire
the way you act! He will challenge you to grow and to win. Canadian
business, sales, and leadership success author, Bob ‘Idea Man’ Hooey
has earned a solid reputation for going the extra mile
in crafting and tailoring his idea rich leadership, business, and career development
books, e-books, instructional guide and workbooks, and innovative
companion educational learning materials, and Business Enhancement
Success Tools for his clients and audiences around the world. As the author of 30 plus books,
ebooks, and pocket wisdom books, Bob knows what he is talking about
and has honed his ability to communicate it in a humorous, engaging,
and challenging style.
Bob is a frequent contributor and columnist on sales, motivational teamwork, leadership, innovation, presentation and communication skills,
and success, seen in North American consumer,
corporate intra-net, association, trade journals, and on-line e-zines,
including the CanadaOne, and the Acushet/Titleist
companies. His innovative, motivational Ideas
At Work! success articles and publications have been read and
successfully applied by thousands of leaders,
entrepreneurs, and professionals across the world.
Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey, DTM, PDG, Accredited Speaker
August of 1998, Toastmasters
International recognized Bob "for his professionalism and
outstanding achievements in public speaking" in Palm Desert,
CA. Distinguished Toastmaster, Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey became the 48th
person in their history, and only the 5th Canadian to earn this
professional level designation as an Accredited
Speaker." 2016, there are now 7 in Canada and only 67 worldwide.
served with distinction in District 21. He was District Governor
(1997-98) for BC’s 3500 plus Toastmasters. Bob has been inducted
into the Toastmasters International Hall of fame for his speaking
and his leadership contributions on several occasions.
remains an active Toastmaster, speaking at District and Toastmasters
conferences across North America and more recently in Australia.
of Bob being inducted into the Toastmasters International ®Hall
of Fame in 1998
Speakers possess professional caliber speaking skills and are able
to attract and hold the attention of any audience. The expertise
needed to speak professionally makes becoming an Accredited Speaker
an elite accomplishment. Fewer than 20 percent of all applicants
have earned the designation of Accredited Speaker since theprogram
began in 1981."
Awhile back I was invited to speak to 3200 Edmonton, AB Grade
3 to 7 students at an anti-bullying rally hosted by a local sports
to admit this was, at least I thought, my most challenging audience.
I struggled with what to say and what to share with them. This was
an important topic and one I was intimately acquainted with from
my own elementary school days. My wife said, "You speak all
around the world, why are you nervous?" My response, "This
is really important to them and to their on-going time in school
and the real world. I don't want to screw it up!"
decided to speak to my 'younger self' and let them listen in... their
response blew me away and I walked away inspired and humbled at
the same time.
Here is the clip of that presentation... perhaps
it will give you a glimpse into who I am and what I can bring to
your leaders and their teams. Click on link to view that presentation: http://youtu.be/tvrHPYLv39Y
Bob is a
founding, charter member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and
the Global Speakers Federation. Bob is also the co-founder and a Past
President of the Vancouver (BC) Chapter - Canadian
Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) as well as an honorary
member of the CAPS-Sask (founding) and CAPS-Atlantic chapters. He served
as President of the CAPS Edmonton Chapter in 2012.
the CAPS National conference, in December 2000, Bob was given a special
CAPS National President's Award "for his energetic contribution to
the advancement of CAPS and his living example of the power of one." In November 2011, he was honored as the 2011 Spirit
of CAPS recipient at the CAPS National convention in Toronto. This
is the highest award given in the Canadian Speaking Industry.
1999, he became the first Canadian to attend CAMP NSA, opening the door
for successive Chapter and National leaders to follow and experience this
amazing leadership training. In 2000, Bob was elected to the CAPS National
Board, serving two years as a National Director. He was honored for his
dedicated national leadership service in 2002. He served for two years
on the NSA Chapter Leadership Council and recently finished his 5th year
as a Trustee of the CAPS Foundation where he raised several hundred thousands
and helped move the Foundation into a funded, active role.
He is currently
an active leader and past President (2012) of the CAPS
Edmonton Chapter and a member of NSA-Arizona Chapter. He served for two years on the NSA (National Speakers Association)
Chapter Leadership Council assisting NSA chapter leaders in their quest
to serve their members. He served as Trustee for the CAPS Foundation and organized and hosted 5 years of fund raising events. He also served on several NSA convention and workshop
committees, as well as doing this for CAPS conventions over the
years. He has presented to all 10 of our CAPS chapters and is starting
to present to NSA.
Dreams... small steps
pictured here preparing to enjoy a well deserved meal after a 3000
foot vertical climb to the top of a mountain in BC.
winning kitchen designer Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey, CKD-Emeritus
(retired), was one of less than 75 Canadian kitchen designers
to earn this prestigious Certification by the National Kitchen and
Bath Association. Bob
continued to serve as an NKBA
teaching professional, and authored "How to Remodel Your
Kitchen & Stay Married!" to help his remodeling clients.He
got his start in training doing showroom seminars sharing tips on
how to get the best design and kitchen for your budget. This led
to his evolution into speaking full time.
He has been honored by the United Nations Association and received
the CANADA 125 award for his ongoing leadership contributions to
the community. Bob has been inducted into the Toastmasters International
Hall of Fame on numerous occasions for his leadership contributions.
He has been recognized by both the National Speakers Association
and the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers for his leadership
Bob has written
numerous idea-rich books and publications to inform, challenge, and inspire his readers and
audiences. Many of Bob's top training programs are supported in print.
Make sure you ask about volume discounts for publications to reinforce
your team's time with Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey. Visit www.SuccessPublications.ca to order or for more information.
believes each day is an adventure to be lived and explored. He brings
that passion to everything he encounters and to each client.
August of 1988, Bob joined 3 other men to help sail a 65 foot gaff-rigged,
steel-hulled schooner from Honolulu to Kobe, Japan, (29 days) barely
surviving a "baby" typhoon en route. The storm hit a day off
the coast of Japan and they were blown well off course, experienced a laydown and barely survived.
and harrowing days later they safely sailed into the Kobe/Osaka
shows the crew crossing the International Date Line.
October of 2008 I married my long-time friend, confident, web designer,
proof reader and the love of my life. Irene Gaudet and I had met
originally at my sister's wedding some 30 plus years earlier and
reconnected in 2003 at another wedding anniversary within the family.
had recently moved back to Alberta following the death of my folks
in 1999, as my only family lived in St. Albert. We got talking about
what we did and I mentioned my speaking and my websites and that
my designer was in Victoria. She said, "I do websites, maybe
I could help you with yours?" Hmmmm!
started spending time together working on my websites and other
projects and then we started dating. Eventually our affection grew
into love and I bravely screwed up my courage to ask her to marry
me on a cruise from Vancouver to LA. We got married in Las Vegas
on the way home and she has been my help-mate, encourager, and sometimes
butt-kicker ever since. She has been inspirational in helping me
develop my new websites and writing projects.
will be retiring soon and will be working in her
web design and publications coaching role full time. That means
she will be able to travel with me as I accept engagements across
North America and around the globe. Please keep that in mind should
you decide to engage me. I might be more inclined to say yes if
it is a place 'we' would like to visit like I did for Cape Town,
South Africa next April 17-19th, 2015. Visit her website at: www.vitrakcreative.com
Affiliations and Service
Director - Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (2000-2002)
- CAPS National Foundation (2008-2013)
- Vancouver, BC Chapter - Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
(served for 1999 as well as 2000)
2012 - Edmonton, AB Chapter - Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
NSA Chapter Leadership Council (2009 - 2012)
Editorial Board - (2007- 2010)
Director CAPS – Edmonton Chapter (2003-2004)
Director CAPS - Edmonton Chapter (2011)
– CAPS Vancouver Chapter (1997) Served on the board until 2002, when
he moved to Alberta and joined CAPS Edmonton.
founding member – CAPS Sask. Chapter (2001 - current)
member - CAPS Atlantic Halifax (2005 - current)
Member – CAPS Edmonton Chapter (2002 – current)
Professional Member - Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
(1997 - current)
Member - National Speakers Association - Arizona Chapter (2007 - current)
Member – Canadian Society for Training and Development (2003 – 2007)
Professional Member - International Federation for Professional Speakers
(1997 - current) Now called the Global Speakers Federation.
Societies Member - National Kitchen and Bath Association (1993 - 2002)
CKD-Emeritus status (retired 2002)
and twice Distinguished Toastmaster - Toastmasters International (1991
International Brand Ambassador (2011-current)
International Learning Master (2013 - current)
International - professional level Accredited Speaker (1998 - current)
21 Governor - (BC) Toastmasters International (1997-1998)
- Micro Enterprise Association of BC (1997-1999)
- New Westminster Community Development Society (1994-1999)
- Burnaby Board of Trade (1999 - 2001)
- Edmonton Chamber of Commerce (2006-2009)
Tourism Partner (2012 - current)
Leadership Coach (2003- 2008)
and BK (Big Kat) working together at the Edmonton Home Show
April 18, 1970
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