"On very short notice Bob cleared his schedule and graciously presented at our meeting when the original Speaker was unable to attend. Last week Bob set the tone for our two-day leadership meeting and gave us all a motivational lift. His compassion and true interest in people was clearly evident, making him very credible. He shared some great stories, has a wealth of experience and knowledge and it was a pleasure listening to him. His down-to-Earth style makes it easier to retain the information presented. He also followed up with additional info and handouts, cementing his message of building bridges, not walls. Fantastic job, Bob, and thanks again!" Barbara Afra Beler, MBA, Senior Specialist Commercial Community, Alberta North, BMO Bank of Montreal

Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey was named the 2011 Spirit of CAPS recipient.

"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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A few of Bob's audiences...

Q:   What do innovative leaders, professionals, managers and sales pros from SUBWAY, Bank of Montreal, The Brick, Indigo/Chapters Bookstores, United Furniture, Saputo Foods (Dairyworld), Art Van Furniture, Acushet/Titleist, BCAA, SimplexGrinnell, Southex, CN Rail, EPCOR, Home Depot, TD/Canada Trust, Chevron Canada, NAPA, OK Tire, ICBC, Intuit Canada (Quick Books), London Drugs, Enterprise Rent A Car, UPS, Mail Boxes Etc, SKF Canada, Canadian Blood Services, CSAE, CGA’s; and a host of independent professionals, community non-profit, Chambers of Commerce, professional, and government agencies, colleges, and educational organizations around the world have in common?

A:   They've each had successful, idea rich, encounters with Canada’s motivational Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey and seen his inspirational Ideas At Work! profitably enhance their performance! They’ve experienced Bob’s creativity first-hand at a motivational conference keynote or seminar, leadership training event or retreat, or from reading one of his many inspirational, career leadership and business building publications or motivational articles.

Bob continues to hone his skills and see his IDEAS AT WORK! with a wide range of audiences. 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.

Business and Professional Associations:

  • Business Analyst World conference, Edmonton, AB
  • Industrial Management Organization, Tehran, Iran
  • BC CEO Network, BC
  • Indira College of Engineering and Management, Mumbai, India
  • Alberta Senior Citizens Housing Association. Edmonton, AB
  • Canadian Institute of Management - Edmonton, AB and Vancouver, BC
  • Applied Science Technologists & Technicians - Vancouver, BC
  • Post Tensioning Institute - Phoenix, AZ
  • Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, Vancovuer, Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Winnipeg, Regina, Ottawa Chapters
  • BC Association of Professional Engineers - New Westminster, BC
  • CSAE - Canadian Society of Assoc. Executives - Whistler, Vancouver, BC, Edmonton, AB
  • 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 Westminster 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, Nebraska
  • 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
  • NAOSH CSSE Calgary, AB
  • Trans Canada Yellowhead Association, Edmonton, AB
  • Growth Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • IAAP, Edmonton, AB
  • PMI, Edmonton, AB
  • Executive Women International, Grande Prairie, AB

Corporate, Commercial, and Government:
  • The Brick, HO – Edmonton, AB
  • BMO - Bank of Montreal - Commercial Sales Team Leaders, Edmonton, AB
  • SKF Canada, Mississauga, Ontario
  • SimplexGrinnell, Montreal, PQ
  • EPCOR Electrical divisions, Edmonton, AB
  • Fortis Alberta, Red Deer, AB
  • Carmacks, Edmonton, AB
  • Morgan Construction and Environmental Ltd., Edmonton, AB
  • Art Van Furniture, Warren, Michigan
  • The Canadian Society of Club Managers, Ottawa, On
  • Indigo/chapters bookstores, Vancovuer, Toronto
  • BehPaksh Dsitributing Company, Tehran, Iran
  • 3rd annual Strategic Management Conference, Tehran, Iran
  • Time, Stress & Memory Management, Tehran, Iran
  • Agrium Fertilizers - Redwater, Ft. Sask, AB
  • Canadian Resource Valuation Group , Edmonton, AB
  • Arbour Memorial - Ontario, Alberta
  • Alberta Transportation - Hinton, AB
  • Grand & Toy, Edmonton and Calgary, AB
  • OK Tire, Cancun, Mexico
  • Northlands Park (Klondike Days) – Edm, 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. - PEI
  • Intuit Canada - Edmonton, Calgary, AB
  • City of Edmonton, Employee Development
  • Saputo Foods Limited, Calgary, AB
  • City of Edmonton, Transportation
  • 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
  • County of Thorhild, Thorhild, AB
  • Town of Bon Accord, AB
  • Town of Redwater, AB
  • Camasco Group-The Camera Expert - Montreal, PQ
  • Yukon Territorial Government-Economic Forum - Whitehorse, Yukon
  • Yukon Tourism Education Council - Whitehorse, Yukon
  • Yukon Territorial Government - Whitehorse, Yukon
  • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia - Victoria, Kamloops, Kelowna, BC
  • Southex Exhibitions - Vancouver, BC & Edmonton, AB
  • Wilshire Publishing - LA, Cancun, Mexico & Vancouver, BC
  • Champions in the Workplace - Vancouver, BC
  • Y.W.C.A. Management Team - Vancouver, BC
  • State Insurance Fund - Boise, Idaho
  • Corporate Communications - Vancouver, BC
  • Logos Journal, Plainfield, NJ, New York, New York
  • 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, Berkley, Chicago

Educational Organizations:
  • 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 - Lethrbidge, AB
  • Alberta 4-H Ambassador Program
  • Tofield Health Centre, Tofield, AB
  • Mount Royal College - Calgary, AB
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology - Calgary, AB
  • BCIT - Vancouver, BC
  • UCLA - Berkley, CA
  • CAPS Chapters: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Sask., Winnipeg, London, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Ottawa
  • NSA Chapters: Florida Speakers Assocation
  • University of BC - Vancouver, BC
  • University of Alberta - Edmonton, AB
  • Universities of Toronto & Waterloo & Guelph, ON
  • Open Learning Agency - Vancouver, BC
  • Outreach Educators, Edmonton, AB
  • BC Institute in Proprietary Care - Vancouver, BC
  • Capilano College - North Vancouver, BC
  • Langara College - Vancouver, BC
  • Lakeland College, Vermillion, AB
  • Douglas College-SEA Program - Coquitlam and New Westminster, BC
  • Toastmasters International - Perth, Bisbane, 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, and more...
  • Basic Youth Conflicts - Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI
  • and many more...

Community/Service/Christian Organizations:
  • United Nations Association of BC
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • BC Crime Prevention Association
  • Micro Enterprise Association of BC
  • New Westminster Community Development
  • Toastmasters International - various Districts, Regional conventions, and 2008 International convention
  • Toastmasters D42 Executive leadership training (2002-2007)
  • Rotary International - Edmonton, AB and later Vladivostock, Eastern Russia
  • Billy Graham Evangelistic Association - Rochester, NY
  • Youth With A Mission - Switzerland, Germany, Jamaica, Haiti, NJ, Florida, Hawaii, Edmonton
  • And many more...

What people say about... Bob ‘Idea Man’ Hooey

"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

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

"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 (since 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, Dimensi
on Eleven Human Resources and Communications

"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

"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 audience members

"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 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

"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

A few comments from Bob's peers...

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