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Nov. 29th, 2011: Bob 'Idea Man™' Hooey was just honored as the 2011 Spirit of CAPS Recipient which is the highest award bestowed in the Canadian Speaking industry. He is only the eleventh Canadian to receive this covetted designation.

Bob spoke to 3200 students (grades 3-7) earlier this year at a Rise Up against bullying rally.

Bob spoke recently in Toronto at Motivational Monday's - view his performance here.

Australian Keynote speaker: Canada's Ideaman™, Bob has solid ties to Australia. His daughter just married a great guy from Western Australia. He'd love to create working opportunities that would allow him to come down more frequently. So, if you know of an organization planning a function, meeting, or conference where they need a motivational keynote, engaging training, facilitation or a professional Emcee, send them Bob's way. Check out:

If you want your employees and/or leadership motivated and equipped to succeed - you need to call Bob now, before your competition does!


Motivational Keynotes: Bob's creative, challenging, inspirational, and motivational keynotes and general session programs will help lead you and your teams to new paths for increased success.

New: Now available for clients in Australia (ask for his 'Visit his daughter in Oz' special)

  • In the Company of Leaders! How to lead and create a culture of personal leadership success and responsibility.
  • The Power of One! Yes, YOU make a difference.
  • Building Bridges - Not Walls! Leadership, Sales, and Business Success are 'each' built on mutually productive relationships.
  • Rising above the storm! How to take personal leadership when life flips you upside down or throws you into change.

Innovative Workshops: In addition to his inspirational and motivational keynotes, Bob has been providing innovative, results-based, interactive training programs to support his clients in equipping and motivating their leaders, their sales forces, and their various teams to profitably grow and personally and professionally succeed.

  • Secrets of Personal Leadership - The Courage to Lead! (Change) Bring out the best in your team!
  • I’m Already Running As Fast As I Can!Get what you want and still have a life.
  • Why Didn’t I ‘THINK’ of That?Applied creativity, strategic planning, and innovative problem solving secrets and techniques
  • Secrets to Creating ‘TIME’ to Sell, Lead or ManageSuccessfully create more face-to-face time for the sales and marketing process for profitable, long-term relationships.
  • Secrets of EFFECTIVE Customer ServiceMillennium Management Tips to move your career or company to the next level.
  • Unleash Your Business (Sales) Potential - How to Out-think, Out-perform, and Out-market your competition! Out-sell them too!
  • Speaking for Success!A primer for enhanced interpersonal communications and powerful presentation skills.
  • Secret Selling Tips: Secrets Top Selling Professionals Use to Work Smarter, Make More Money, and Have More Fun. Equip and motivate your leaders and their sales teams to make more money and win in the selling game!
  • Thinking Beyond the FIRST Sale! - Imagine having all the clients you want, triple digit profit increases every year and customers who sing your praises on a consistent basis. This dream can become a reality!


Canadian 'Idea Man,' Bob Hooey, is a charismatic, confident leader, trainer and inspirational speaker who has worked successfully with a wide range of audiences and clients. Using personal stories based on rich experience, he challenges his audiences to engage his Ideas At Work! - To act on what they hear! Bob gives them clear, easily used building blocks for success in productively enhancing their leadership, career or business. He equips them to lead and motivate their employees to succeed.

Location: Greater Edmonton Region, Alberta

Reputation: International

New: Available for clients in Australia

"I still get comments from people about your presentation. Only a few speakers have left an impression that lasts that long. You hit a spot with the tourism people." Janet Bell, Yukon Economic Forums

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"...he is always on! Bob has the ability to grab his audience’s attention and keep it! ...if Bob is involved - your motivational program, employee or corporate training seminar is guaranteed to succeed!"

Maurice Lavigne, London Drugs Coordinator for Training and Development

"Dear Mr. Hooey: Thank you for elevating my Sales Team's knowledge during your sales management seminar in Tehran. I look forward to meeting you in person during your future seminars. Warm regards." Mendi Ghaemi. Managing Director, Bidar Group

"If you want your employees, sales team, or leadership motivated and equipped to succeed, you need to engage Bob now, before your competition does!"

"I have found Bob's attention to detail and his ability to fine tune his seminars to match the time frame and needs of the audience to be a valuable asset to our educational program." Patsy Schell, Executive Director Surrey Chamber of Commerce

"As the International President of the Global Speakers Federation I have seen many speakers present in the last 12 months around the world. Bob "Idea man™" Hooey is one of the most outstanding speakers I have seen and worked with. He truly walks his talk and is a fountain of ideas and innovation in his presentation on stage and in his dealings off stage. I recommend Bob to anyone who is seeking a dynamic speaker who will bring something interesting, thought provoking and fun every time he gets up to speak."

Lindsay Adams CSP
President, Global Speakers Federation 2009-2010

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Bob 'Idea Man™' Hooey
creative leadership catalyst, sales, and business success coach

  • Motivate your sales team, your employees, and your leadership to grow and succeed (even in tough times)!
  • Profitably move your leaders, teams, and your organization to the next level!
  • Leverage your leadership!

Bob 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 more profitable. Thousands of leaders and professionals across North America have been successfully applying Bob’s creative, practical, and ‘profitableIdeas At Work! over the past dozen years.

Bob ‘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.

Bob has earned international recognition as an inspirational author, speaker, sales success, and innovative corporate success trainer. His innovative presentations and Ideas At Work! have taken him to 35 countries on 4 continents, so far. Bob leads, motivates, and inspires his audiences to productively stretch and leverage their personal effectiveness and to hone specific sales, career, and leadership skills critical to succeed personally and professionally.

Bob’s 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 the globe. Bob 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 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 some 35 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.

Alberta based, Bob 'idea man' Hooey is a frequent contributor and columnist to North American consumer, association, corporate intranet, online and trade publications on leadership, employee motivation and training, creative problem solving, sales, time management, customer service and other business related areas. He is the prolific author of twenty-five business, leadership, sales, and career development success books, mini-books, e-books, pocket wisdom books and Business Enhancement Success Tools.

Bob's leadership and contributions have been recognized by the United Nations, the National Speakers Association, and the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. In 1999 he walked across a Palm Desert stage to the cheers of 2000 plus Toastmasters to be inducted into their Hall of Fame as the 48th recipient of their coveted, professional level Accredited Speaker designation. To date, only 63 speakers in the world have earned this recognition. In January of 2009, he was given an International Excellence in Innovation award in Mumbai, India.

If you are serious about taking your career, sales, leadership, or team to the next level; consider the 'positive' results-based, 'profitable' benefits of engaging Bob 'Idea Man™' Hooey and putting his Ideas At Work™! for you and your team. Bring him in for your next event.

Call today to engage Bob 'Idea Man™' Hooey and his innovative, audience, results-focused, Ideas At Work! for your next company, convention, leadership, staff, sales, training, or association event.

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Q : What do innovative leaders, sales professionals, managers, industry professionals and successful, motivated, employees from SUBWAY, The Brick, Fortis Alberta, Grand & Toy, Indigo/Chapters Bookstores, Acushet/Titleist, BCAA, Enterprise Rent A Car, Southex, NAPA, CN Rail, OK Tire, Home Depot, TD/Canada Trust, Chevron Canada, ICBC, Agrium, Saputo Foods (Dairyworld), Intuit Canada (Quick Books), London Drugs, UPS, Mail Boxes Etc, DMI, Canadian Blood Services, CSAE, CGA’s; as well as a host of independent professionals, community, non-profit, Chambers of Commerce, Canadian Consulates, professional, and government agencies, universities, colleges, Toastmasters International, and a variety of educational organizations around-the-world have in common? Whew!
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They've each had inspirational encounters with Canada’s motivational ideaman, Bob Hooey and successfully applied his innovative Ideas At Work™! to profitably enhance their individual, corporate, and team performance! They’ve experienced Bob’s creativity innovation first hand during a motivational conference, a sales, leadership, business keynote or seminar, a leadership or employee motivational training event or retreat, or from reading one of his many inspirational, career, leadership, and business building publications or motivational leadership, career, sales, or business success articles.

Rave Reviews from Bob's clients and audiences:

"Dear Bob Hooey: It's a great pleasure and an honor for me to have hosted you in our conference in November 2008, in the beautiful Kish Island. Your shared insights and practical tips have enriched our understanding of the current tough business environment and life. I once again express our heart-felt gratitude and thanks to you, for having accepted our invitation to speak in our conference. May you prosper in every endeavor you undertake in your life in the future." Dr. Nosratollah Zargham, Head of Kish International Campus, University of Tehran.

"We greatly appreciate the energy and effort you put into researching and adapting your keynote to make it more meaningful to our member councils. Early feedback from our delegates indicates that this year's convention was one of our most successful events yet, and we thank you for your contribution to this success." Larry Goodhope, Executive Director (retired) Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties
"Thank you Bob, it is always a pleasure to see a true professional at work. You have made the name "Speaker" stand out as a truism - someone who encourages people to examine their lives and make adjustments. The personal stories you shared with your audience made such a great impression on everyone. The comments indicated you hit people right where it is important - in their hearts. Each of those in your audience took away a new feeling of personal success and encouragement." Sherry Knight, Dimension Eleven Human Resources and Communications

“Dear Bob; Just thought that you might want to include our review of your presentation in your bio. We here at the NKBA Northern NJ Chapter were delighted with your light-hearted way of making the information easily accepted. Challenging the attendees with an interactive question was also very engaging. We hope to see you again the near future in one of your other topics.” Nancy Stern, VP Programming NKBA Northern NJ Chapter

"You are a dynamic speaker and you provided us with many ideas for making our business's more successful with your presentation of "Unlock Your Business Potential." The comments we received from the meeting were very positive. Many especially found it useful to record some key points on the postcard and will look forward to receiving it prior to your next session." Barb Nicholl, Woman's AM

"...thank you for your significant contribution to our Annual Life Long Learning for a Changing World conference. It was one of our most successful both in terms of response and to the session offerings. Comments from Conference participants indicated they were very pleased." Madeleine Butschler, Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

"What a great conference. It was a great pleasure meeting with you at the Ritz Carlton, Cancun and I shall look forward to hopefully welcoming you and your family in Dublin, Ireland someday." A. Paul Ryan, Petronva Corporation, Dublin, Ireland

"Now that the Active Minds session for Chapters has drawn to a close, I want to thank you for all you have done to help make the program such a success. Feedback from the store Managers and directly from customers, was entirely enthusiastic. Their remarks and words of appreciation have made it obvious that everyone who participated in your courses benefited enormously from your intelligence and insights. Your energy, creativity, and ability to communicate effectively - especially with such a diverse audience and under conditions that are so noticeably less than ideal -make your efforts all the more impressive and praiseworthy. I know, as do all I work with at Chapters, just how indebted we are to you. My thanks are double-barreled... you have made it possible for me to provide a program that is of real value to the public - and you have made the task of organizing and implementing this program pure pleasure." Suzy Okun, National Co-coordinator, Chapters Active Minds Series

Dear Bob Hooey,Thank you for your participation in the first annual SOHO-SME Business Conference and EXPO in Calgary.Your presentation was very informative and interesting. We look forward to working with you at future events. Best Regards, SOHO TEAM

"Bob is an absolutely fabulous speaker that delivers heart touching messages with humor and passion." Janice Weir N' Riched Programs

"Wonderfully done! Very interesting, lots of practical ideas along with a number of ideas to get me thinking, not just about time management, but about Life Management." Deborah Black, YWMC

"I still get comments from people about your presentation. Only a few speakers have left an impression that lasts that long. You hit a spot with the tourism people." Janet Bell, Coordinator Yukon Economic Forums

Dear Mr. Hooey: I think I can say this on behalf of the audience that we have learned a lot during this seminar and that we're grateful for the opportunity. Here are some of Iranian snacks we're proud of and I hope you find them something pleasant to share with your family as a souvenir. Best regards... one of the audiences

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your significant contribution toward the 3rd Annual Liberty Health Small Business Summit in Edmonton. Your participation was critical to the success of the event." Wally Thompson, Assistant VP Marketing and Communications

"Attention Training Providers: I want to take this opportunity to let you know that Bob Hooey has utilized his talents, energy and considerable public speaking experience to provide communications clinics for our BC Works! clients. They have been very successful... reporting dramatically increased confidence and self-esteem! In addition to being a highly skilled facilitator, Bob has shown himself to be a great team player with a comfortable manner and a great sense of humor." Vicki Austad, Manager, New Westminster Community Skills Centre President Consortium of BC Community Skills Centers (1997-1999)

"I am pleased to recommend Bob Hooey to any organization looking for a charismatic, confident keynote speaker and seminar leader. I have seen Bob in action on several occasions, and he is ALWAYS on! Bob has the ability to grab his audience's attention and keep it. Quite simply, if Bob is involved - your motivational keynote program or corporate training seminar is guaranteed to succeed." Maurice Lavigne, Coordinator Training and Development, London Drugs

"Bob is one of those rare individuals who knows how to tackle obstacles in life to reach his dreams. He takes each as a learning experience and stretches for more. His compassion and genuine interest in others, make him an exceptional coach." Cindy Kindred, Training Manager, Silk FM Radio

"'I'm already running as fast as I can!' was both informative and entertaining. It reinforces the ideas of goal setting and effective time management as it applies to one's business and personal life. The information given strengthens the perspective that it's all-important and productive to lead a balanced life, so work does not dominate our life. The culminating problem-solving activity was enjoyable and beneficial, and showed that through networking with business associates, problems can be readily resolved. Keep up the good work!" Jeffery Miller, CKD NKBA Arizona Chapter

"I'm happy to report the BC Fall Home Show hit record attendance figures of over 46,000 attendees. Feedback from your sessions was overwhelmingly positive. Attendees were very impressed with the visual presentation. I would like to thank you for all your time and expertise in making this year's BC Home Show such a great success." Rob Haynes, Show Manager, Southex Exhibitions, Vancouver, BC

"Just a note to say thanks so much for running our recent seminar for employees on strategic planning. Everyone still talks about how much help it was to all of us. The wealth of information you gave us in the handbook was a great help also, and something we couldn't have done on our own." Chuck & Joan Guild, Uni-Pro Printing & Design, Burnaby, BC

"Without doubt, I have gained immeasurable self assurance. Bob, your patience and your encouragement has been much appreciated. I strongly recommend your course to anyone looking for self-improvement and professional development." Jeannie Mura, Human Resources Chevron Canada

"Great seeing you in Cancun, and congratulations on a job well done. The seminar was a great success! Your humorous and conversational style was a tremendous asset. It is my sincere hope that we can be associated again at future seminars." Donald MacPherson, Attorney At Law, Phoenix, Arizona

"You are a wonderful speaker and did a great job at drawing the audience in with you as you shared some of the stories about the women who made a difference in your personal and professional life." Pavala Michaela Polcarova, Event Coordinator, The Special Women in Our Lives

“Bob, just a short note to thank you again for your efforts on behalf of BCAA, and our contractors. Your presentation at our Penticton conference was very entertaining and has sparked some very thoughtful reactions among our contractors - exactly the type of response we were looking for.” Thanks again. Paul Nash, Manager, BCAA ERS Contract Services, BC Automobile Association

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Bob is a long-time leader and contributing member of the following organizations:

International Federation for Professional Speakers - Bob Hooey has been a member since its inception in 1997.
NSA-Arizona Chapter - Bob Hooey is a member of this amazing organization prior to CAPS being formed and is a member of the Arizona Chapter.

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Bob ‘Idea Man™’ Hooey has earned international recognition as an inspirational author, motivational leader, facilitator, corporate trainer and motivational keynote speaker on association, community or business innovation, inspirational leadership, enhanced team profitability, motivation, as well as personal performance and sales success.

Bob is the inspirational author of 35 business, career, sales and leadership success books, a mini-book series, four success systems and a series of new e-books. He is a motivational columnist and frequent contributor on sales, teamwork, employee motivational and inspirational leadership, innovation, and success to North American consumer, association, on-line, corporate and trade publications.

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