Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey
Author, Accredited Speaker

Giving birth to a new book is, I am told, very much like giving birth to a child. I know it is a labour of love and it can take a lot of time. But, it is so worth it when you hold the galley proof and later the 1st copy in your hands.

Legacy of Leadership was originally an e-book (pdf) that was created back in 2006. Late last year I gave some serious thought to revamping it and converting it to a number of formats. 1) print publication, 2) E-Pub for readers, and 3) an updated e-book pdf version. We are also thinking about doing it as an audible or MP3 styled file later this year.

Part of this idea is to make sure it is current and available in ways that you, the reader, can access to help you in your quest to be a more effective and influential leader. The print version is done; so is the Kindle version. We'll let you know on the others as they roll out.

Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey

Legacy of Leadership, Strive for significance - lead on purpose! by Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey. Our Kindle version just made the Amazon Best Seller Lists (Sept 26-28th) in leadership category. #1 Canada, #2 US, #4 UK

About the author

Bob ‘Idea Man’ Hooey is a charismatic, confident leader, corporate trainer, inspiring facilitator, Emcee, prolific author, and motivational keynote speaker on creativity, sales success, business innovation, and enhancing team performance.

Using personal stories drawn from rich experience, he challenges his audiences to engage his Ideas At Work! – to act on what they hear, with clear, innovative building-blocks and field-proven success techniques to increase their effectiveness. Bob challenges them to hone specific ‘success skills’ critical to their personal and professional advancement.

Bob outlines real-life, results-based, innovative ideas personally drawn from 29 plus years of rich leadership experience in retail, sales, construction, small business, entrepreneurship, manufacturing, association, consulting, community service, and commercial management.

Bob’s conversational, often humorous, professional, and sometimes-provocative style continues to inspire and challenge his audiences across North America. Bob’s motivational, innovative, challenging, and practical Ideas At Work! have been successfully applied by thousands of sales leaders and professionals across the globe.

Bob is a frequent contributor to North American consumer, corporate, association, trade, and on-line publications on leadership, sales success, employee motivation and training; as well as creativity and innovative problem solving, priority and time management, and effective customer service. He is the inspirational author of 25 plus publications including print, e-books, and a Pocket Wisdom series. Visit: for more information.

Retired, award winning kitchen designer, Bob Hooey, CKD-Emeritus was one of only 75 Canadian designers to earn this prestigious certification by the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

In December 2000, Bob was given a special CAPS National Presidential award “for his energetic contribution to the advancement of CAPS and his living example of the power of one” in addition to being elected to the CAPS National Board. He has been recognized by the National Speakers Association for his leadership contributions.

Bob was a co-founder and past President of the CAPS Vancouver Chapter and currently serves as 2012 President of the CAPS Edmonton Chapter. He is a charter member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers as well as the Global Speakers Federation. He is a member of the NSA-Arizona Chapter and is continues to be active in the National Speakers Association, the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, as well as the Global Speakers Federation.

In 1998, Toastmasters International recognized Bob “for his professionalism and outstanding achievements in public speaking”. That August in Palm Desert, California Bob became the 48th speaker in the world to be awarded this prestigious professional level honor as an Accredited Speaker. He has been inducted into their Hall of Fame on several other occasions for his leadership contributions.

Bob has been honoured by the United Nations Association of BC (1993) and received the CANADA 125 award (1992) for his ongoing contributions to the community.

In 1998, Bob joined 3 other men to sail a 65 foot gaff rigged schooner from Honolulu, Hawaii to Kobe, Japan, barely surviving a ‘baby’ typhoon enroute.

In November 2011 Bob was awarded The Spirit of CAPS at their annual convention, becoming the 11th speaker to earn this prestigious award. (The highest award given in the Canadian Speaking Industry)

Bob loves to travel and his speaking and writing have allowed him to visit 39 countries so far. Perhaps your organization would like to bring Bob in to share a few ideas with your team. Visit: for more information.

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Canadian motivational leader, and internationall known inspirational business, Leadership Success Coach and Mentor, Bob 'Idea Man™' Hooey is the prolific author of 30 success publications including Legacy of Leadership, Strive for significance - lead on purpose! This leadership primer will help you hone your leadership skills as well as learn how to more effectively engage and equip your teams to profitably grow and win!

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