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Alberta based, Canadian 'Idea Man,' Bob Hooey, pictured here while speaking in the middle east,  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.

Bob pictured here, with the Persian Gulf in the background, during an 8 day 2008 speaking tour.

Location: Greater Edmonton Region

Reputation: International

"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

"If you want your employees, sales team, or leadership motivated and equipped to succeed, you need to engage 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.

Innovative Workshops: In addition to his inspirational, 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.

  • View a video clip (html) excerpt from Bob's keynote at the 2nd annual Indira Innovation Summit in Mumbai, India where he received an Excellence in Innovation award in January 2009.
  • Download (pdf) more information on Bob's motivational keynotes and results-based training programs and how you can see his innovative Ideas At Work with your team or at your next event.

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!

For more information on how to engage Canadian Ideaman, Bob Hooey
Call toll free: 1.886.420.3338 or email: info@speakersalberta.com

A note for our meeting planners:

"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

Presentation Lengths

  • Bob's inspirational keynote presentations typically run from 45 – 60 minutes
  • General or plenary sessions typically run 45 - 90 minutes
  • Longer half day or full day workshops can create time for more group interaction and team learning activities.
  • Ask for more information on how Bob can tailor a program for your team or event.

Tailored To Your Needs
All Bob's keynote and workshop presentations are customized and tailored with your specific audience in mind. For Bob's interactive workshops, he creates a menu of program topics/messages/outcomes to choose from so you create the workshop that is a fit for your audience.

Reinforcement tools
To assist your participants and bring the message home as well as creating a longer-lasting impact, we can arrange to have a selected offering of Bob's books, DVD's, and CDs available for participants' consideration following Bob's presentation. Or, ask us about bulk discount rates if you’d like to pre-purchase a gift (success tool) for each participant.

Call the Speakers' Bureau of Alberta© 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. Bob is a member of the Speakers’ Bureau of Alberta ©.

For more information on how to engage Bob, call: 1.886.420.3338 Toll free
or email: info@speakersalberta.com

Bob's motivational keynotes will...

  • Engage your mind
  • Challenge your will
  • Touch your heart
  • Nurture your spirit
  • Tickle your funny bone
  • Equip your leaders and their teams to grow and to win!
  • Engage your audience
  • Enrich your career, leadership, organization and/or business

Alberta based, Bob Hooey, pictured here in Paris, 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.
Bob and Mona
in Paris, France

In the Company of Leaders!

How to lead and create a culture of personal leadership success and responsibility
Successful leaders in all industries and organizations have come to realize their primary role is to recruit, prepare, and power up other leaders. Lead your organization to a more productive and profitable level. Engage these proven ideas and techniques to equip and motivate your 'leaders' to take personal leadership responsibility and succeed.

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The Power of One!

Yes, YOU make a difference
When you dare to follow your beliefs and take personal responsibility for your own life – you impact everyone around you. That kind of positive personal leadership has a ripple effect that changes the world. That’s how communities, companies, and entire countries are transformed. Entire industries have been created by one person who dared to take personal leadership. This is why the greatest men and women throughout time are remembered in history books. The fact is, you can, do, and will make a difference. All that remains to be answered is, ‘What difference do you want to make?’ That’s the Power of ONE! That’s the Power of You!

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Building Bridges - Not Walls!

Leadership, Sales, and Business Success are each built on mutually productive relationships.
The power of applied leadership, teamwork, and vision, coupled with the inspiration of cheerleaders, coaches, and champions, can create miracles. This inspiring keynote challenges your leadership and your teams to reach out and reach up in setting and surpassing their goals and dreams. Long term success is built on long term mutually beneficial relationships.

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Rising above the storm!

How to take personal leadership when life flips you upside down or throws you into change
Life happens in the midst of our plans! We need to stop, change pace, and refocus our energies on a regular basis. We need to effectively handle the changes and challenges that rise up, such a business reversal, a drought, unexpected storm, or the after-effects of 9-11. Bob toured ground zero shortly after that disaster. Bob sailed through a 'baby' typhoon off the coast of Japan and battled unforgiving seas for his life to attain a safe harbor in Kobe. This high impact session challenges you to change direction, as needed, and apply personal leadership to overcome the storms and challenges in your life, career, or organization.

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Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey’s innovative, results-based, educational, training program and workshop ideas support his clients in profitably equipping and motivating their leaders, their sales forces, and their various teams to win.

Secrets to Personal Leadership - The Courage to (Change) Lead!

Bring out the best in your team!
Whether your field is industry, hospitality, sales or marketing, association management, or agriculture, we all need to deal with the changes and challenges that rise up, such a business reversal, a drought, unexpected storm or the after-effects of 9-11. Being on the leading edge in any field or endeavor requires continuous and directed growth. This focused session, led by a respected and proven leader, will rekindle your fires of ambition and achievement and provide the ideas and fuel needed to achieve them. It will outline specific techniques, ideas, and innovative tools to equip and prepare yourself to inspire and to lead your organization to thrive and change to successfully meet the unique challenges of the 21st century. Enhanced performance is built on a commitment to personal leadership.

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I'm Already Running As Fast As I Can!

Get what you want and still have a life.
Today's executives, entrepreneurs and business owners, employees, and families are over-committed and over-whelmed. Increase your personal and professional productivity and balance your time more effectively. Explore practical ideas and innovative, use-immediately techniques that free up time for the important people and activities in your life. Recognize and minimize your time wasters. Recapture your idle time for productive use. Schedule your priorities to regain your balance. This session will energize, educate, and empower your employees, leaders, and team to succeed!

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Why Didn't I 'THINK' Of That?

Applied creativity, strategic planning, and innovative problem solving secrets and techniques
Your ability to remain competitive draws from your ability to solve your client’s problems. Apply specific ideas, creative tips, techniques, and innovative problem-solving models for business and personal success. Begin tapping into your creative genius. Discover new styles of applied idea generation. Explore new management and creativity tools and innovative ideas for your business or organization. View problems as opportunities to grow and change the way you live or do business. Set and apply 'workable' ideas and strategies for success for your career or organization. Observation combined with application provide an innovative foundation for growth in any field. Become the creative catalyst needed for change in your career and organization’s success. Inventing the future – Ideas At Work!

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Secrets to Creating ‘TIME’ to Sell, Lead or Manage

Successfully create more face-to-face time for the sales and marketing process for mutually profitable, long-term relationships.
How much would a 25-50% increase in potential sales bring to your bottom line? Would it pay to invest time learning how to systematically increase your productivity? Would it pay to invest time building customer loyalty and productive partnerships? How would you or your sales force invest an additional 1-2 hours per day? This interactive, idea-rich program challenges you to systemize and prioritize your activities and implement streamlined processes to free-up productive time for the face-to-face sales and marketing process. Focus on results-oriented ideas, which allow you to redefine and accomplish your priorities, increase your productivity, and dramatically increase your sales results by building repeat business. It’s about working less, not just smarter! Making more money in less time – with a better system to enhance and sustain your performance over the long term!

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Secrets of EFFECTIVE Customer Service

Management Success Tips to move your career or company to the next level
Business success and survival in the 21st century increasingly depends on your ability to define, anticipate and exceed changing customer needs. A novel idea! Your ability to recruit, service, and retain your customers will determine your sustainable success. Transform customer complaints into new business and long-term growth opportunities. Easily convert customers into loyal fans, evangelists, champions, and repeat buyers! Explore exciting new ideas to build customer loyalty and provide for continued profitable growth. Apply field-proven, innovative ideas on customer service, product development, staff training, and effective promotion to grow your career or company to the next level.

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Unleash Your 'Business' (Sales) Potential

How to Out-think, Out-perform and Out-market your competition! Out sell them too!
If you want your (sales) team to be energized and challenged with new ideas and (sales) success techniques, this program will help re-awaken their desires and goals. Learn and apply the three C's of success - everyday! Recruit the Champions, Coaches, and Cheerleaders needed for your personal and professional success. Apply specific innovative techniques to hone your competitive advantage. Leverage the secret of intelligent networking in building strategic alliances. Use new ‘Cross Promotion’ and partnering techniques to facilitate more effective marketing. Create promotional tools and systems to enhance your success in the marketplace. Harness the brainpower of your own Success Team... and more! This is an engaging session that will help profitably explode your business, sales, or career.

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Speaking For Success

A primer for interpersonal communications and powerful presentation skills (for leaders, sales professionals and those who desire to be more effective speakers)
Your ability to succeed in life or business is leveraged on your ability to effectively communicate your ideas orally or in writing. Your ability to climb the corporate ladder is directly dependent on these skills. This pro-active program, led by an award-winning, internationally accredited speaker, can give you solid skills and the understanding of what it takes to be an effective communicator. Enhance your communication abilities by applying proven ideas and success tools. Uncover innovative ideas and secrets from North America's finest communicators and speaking professionals. Overcome your fear of speaking and tap into your real power to connect and persuade an audience, team or customer to follow your lead. Discover how to accurately organize and powerfully convey your thoughts. Explore how to dramatically increase your chances of being promoted, increase sales and enhance your career. Successfully apply your enhanced communication skills as leadership, sales, and negotiation tools.

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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!
How would a 10 to 50% increase in sales impact your top and bottom line? Would it impact your sales performance? Would it make your company more competitive and profitable? Learning and applying these simple, strategic secrets gleaned from generations of selling professionals will energize and motivate your sales managers and their sales teams to profitably grow and to succeed in the selling game.

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Thinking Beyond the FIRST Sale

The secret to profitable sustainable sales growth is in thinking 'beyond' the first sale to the long-term mutually profitable relationship.
Success in a sales based environment has changed over the past decade. Those who succeed do so by looking and working toward the life time value of their customers. Set specific goals to create momentum and growth. Leverage your time for increased face-to-face customer interaction. Learn how to create reasons for people to buy from you and attract more customers through cross promotion. Learn 25 tactical pre-call questions and those questions that help mutually close the deal. Engage the customer to create the solutions they need and will buy. Apply proactive steps to avoid price objections. Generate increased sales by asking the right questions to the right (ideal) customers. Specific tips to enhance your sales and increase your profits. Get great product reviews and repeat business by turning customers into fans and champions.

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Bob continues to hone his presentation skills and has seen his IDEAS AT WORK! with a wide range of audiences across the globe. He has had the privilege to share the platform and work with some of the world's most sought after platform presenters and authors, such as Dr. Wayne Dyer, Peter Legge, and the late Norman Vincent Peale. His conversational, humorous, and sometimes provocative style continues to challenge and inspire his audiences across North America.

A sampling of clients and audiences who have experienced Bob's innovative Ideas At Work!

Business and Professional Associations:

"...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

  • Industrial Management Organization - Tehran, Iran
  • Indira College of Engineering and Management - Mumbai, India
  • Alberta Senior Citizens Housing Association - Edmonton, AB
  • TransCanada Yellowhead Highway Association - Edmonton, AB
  • Canadian Institute of Management - Edmonton, AB and Vancouver, BC
  • Applied Science Technologists & Technicians - Vancouver, BC
  • Post Tensioning Institute - Phoenix, AZ
  • BC Association of Professional Engineers - New Westminster, BC
  • CSAE - Canadian Society of Assoc. Executives - Whistler, Vancouver, BC, Edmonton, AB
  • Canadian Association of Professional Speakers - Vancouver, BC, Calgary, AB, Edmonton, AB, Ottawa, ON, Regina, SK, Winnipeg, MB, and Halifax, NS.
  • National Door Manufacturers Association - Vancouver, BC
  • BC Heart & Stroke Association - Vancouver, BC
  • Canadian Restaurant Association - Toronto, ON
  • Consortium of Community Skills Centers - Richmond, BC
  • New West. Community Skills Center - New Westminster, BC
  • Entrepreneur Management Association - Calgary, AB
  • National Kitchen and Bath Association - Seattle, Detroit, Petoskey, Chicago, Bangor, San Francisco, Edmonton, Calgary, Milwaukee, Baltimore, New Jersey, New York
  • American Institute of Kitchen Dealers - Seattle, WA, Vancouver, BC, Las Vegas, NV
  • Various Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade
  • Certified General Accountants Association - Burnaby, BC
  • Nebraska/Iowa Floor Covering Association - Omaha, NB
  • Capital City Executives Association - Victoria, BC
  • Dispensing Opticians Association of BC - Burnaby, BC
  • Housing & Urban Development Association of Calgary, AB
  • Inland-Northwest Professional Speakers - Spokane, WA
  • Connecticut Association of Realtors® - Hartford, CT

Corporate, Commercial, and Government:

"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

  • The Brick and United Furniture - Edmonton, AB
  • Fortis Alberta - Red Deer training centre, Red Deer, AB
  • BehPaksh Distributing Company - Tehran, Iran
  • Dasihowa-Marubeni International Ltd (DMI) Peace River Pulp Division, AB
  • 3rd annual Strategic Management Conference - Tehran, Iran
  • Time, Stress & Memory Management, Tehran, Iran
  • Agrium Fertilizers - Redwater, Ft. Sask, AB
  • Alberta Transportation, Hinton, AB
  • Grand & Toy - Edmonton and Calgary, AB
  • OK Tire - Langley, BC, Cancun, Mexico
  • Northlands Park (Klondike Days) - Edmonton, AB
  • All-West Glass - Edmonton, AB,
  • Steinhafel's Furniture - Waukesha, WI
  • CN Rail, Safety Leaders - Edmonton, AB
  • AWG Northern Industries - Prince George, BC
  • Atlantic Subway Ltd. - Charlottetown, PEI
  • Intuit Canada - Edmonton, Calgary, AB
  • City of Edmonton, Employee Development - Edmonton, AB
  • Saputo Foods (DairyWorld) Limited - Calgary, AB
  • City of Edmonton, Transportation - Edmonton, AB
  • The Business Link - Edmonton, AB
  • Edmonton Tourism - Edmonton, AB
  • Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties - Edmonton, AB
  • St. John Ambulance BC Management Team - Vancouver, BC
  • Chapters Bookstores - Toronto, Downsview, ON & Vancouver, Burnaby, BC
  • Indian and Northern Affairs - Vancouver, BC
  • Community Futures - Quesnel, BC
  • Community Futures - Westlock, AB
  • Community Futures - Peace River, AB
  • Community Futures - Grande Prairie, AB
  • Camasco Group-The Camera Expert - Montreal, PQ
  • County of Thorhild - Thorhild, AB
  • Town of BonAccord - BonAccord, AB
  • Yukon Territorial Government-Economic Forum - Whitehorse, YK
  • Yukon Tourism Education Council - Whitehorse, YK
  • Yukon Territorial Government - Whitehorse, YK
  • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia - Victoria, Kamloops, Kelowna, BC
  • Southex Exhibitions - Vancouver, BC & Edmonton, AB
  • Wilshire Publishing - Los Angeles, CA., Cancun, Mexico & Vancouver, BC
  • Champions in the Workplace - Vancouver, BC
  • Y.W.C.A. Management Team - Vancouver, BC
  • State Insurance Fund - Boise, ID
  • Tofield Health Centre, Tofield, AB
  • Corporate Communications - Vancouver, BC
  • Logos Journal, Plainfield, NJ; New York, NY
  • Canadian Free Paper - Switzerland, Germany, Guelph, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Sault St. Marie, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Hamilton, Seattle, Spokane, San Francisco, LA, Burbank, Berkeley, Chicago

Educational Organizations:

"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.

  • UofA, School of Business - Edmonton, AB
  • University of Tehran, Kish International Campus, Kish Island, Iran
  • UofL, Management Student's Society - Lethbridge, AB
  • UofL, Faculty of Management - Lethbridge, AB
  • Alberta 4-H Ambassador Program
  • Mount Royal College - Calgary, AB
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology - Calgary, AB
  • BCIT - Vancouver, BC
  • UCLA - Berkeley, CA
  • University of BC - Vancouver, BC
  • University of Alberta - Edmonton, AB
  • Universities of Toronto & Waterloo & Guelph, ON
  • Open Learning Agency - Vancouver, BC
  • BC Institute in Proprietary Care - Vancouver, BC
  • Capilano College - North Vancouver, BC
  • Langara College - Vancouver, BC
  • Douglas College-SEA Program - Coquitlam and New Westminster, BC
  • Toastmasters International - Australia, Honolulu, Seattle, Sioux City, Yakima, Salt Lake, San Diego, St. Louis, Palm Desert, Vancouver, Prince George, Victoria, Kamloops, Whitehorse, Kelowna, Vernon, Trail, Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Saskatoon, London, Iowa, Winnipeg, Calgary... and more
  • Basic Youth Conflicts - Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI
  • and many more...

Community/Service/Church Organizations:

"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

  • United Nations Association of BC
  • Canadian Blood Services - Edmonton, AB
  • Woman's AM - Abbotsford, BC
  • BC Crime Prevention Association - Surrey, BC
  • Micro Enterprise Association of BC - Burnaby, BC
  • New Westminster Community Development - New Westminster, BC
  • Toastmasters D42 Executive leadership training (2002-2007)
  • Billy Graham Evangelistic Association - Rochester, NY
  • Youth With A Mission - Switzerland, Germany, Jamaica, Haiti, NJ, Florida, Hawaii, Edmonton

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“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

Meet Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey

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. He gives them proven, innovative techniques to increase their effectiveness and to hone specific skills critical to succeed personally and professionally.

His leadership, career success, and business enhancing ideas have been applied successfully by thousands of leading edge professionals, leaders, sales professionals, Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies, as well as employees and volunteers in 9 countries spanning 4 continents, to date.

Bob 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, special resource guides and reports, and Business Enhancement Success Tools to reinforce his various success programs.

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Bob is a member of the Speakers’ Bureau of Alberta©.

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.

Bob would be pleased to be a part of your success team and help you and your organization grow and succeed. Call the Speakers' Bureau of Alberta© today: 1.886.420.3338 Toll free or email: info@speakersalberta.com

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