We have been fortunate to have folks who like this book and/or Bob share a few words. We'll look forward to hearing what you have to say once 'you've' read and applied some of the ideas from this book.


Comments and Reviews

"Leadership is always expressed in consistent performance & reliability. Leadership is really about influence and the first person to influence is yourself. Only then are you able transfer these skills to others. Bob Hooey has spent a lifetime honing his leadership skills to effectively teach others this vital art." Dr Peter Legge, OBC, CSP, CPAE, Chairman/CEO Canada Wide Media

“I have been so excited working with Bob Hooey, as he has given inspiration and motivation to our leadership team members. Both at the Brick Warehouse (Alberta) and here at Art Van Furniture (Michigan), with his years of experience in working with business executives and his humorous and delightful packaging of his material, he makes learning with Bob a real joy. But most importantly, anyone who comes in contact with his material is the better for it. Kim Yost, former Brick CEO, CEO Art Van Furniture, Author, ‘Pumptitude,’ ‘Maximum Pumptitude,’ and 'iPump'

“Bob ‘Idea Man’ Hooey is an exceptional speaker and facilitator who helps businesses and organizations grow profit and create effective teams. This leadership and sales expert has written 2 dozen books, travels the globe speaking to managers, corporations, and non-profits, increasing morale as well as profits. Bob is a leader within the speaking industry and is beloved by his peers for his mentorship, warmth, and high skill. I highly recommend Bob as a speaker. He'll be the one your employees and conference attendees talk about.”
Shawne Duperon, CEO, ShawneTV (3-time Emmy award winner)

“Bob Hooey is a fabulous example of a confident, committed, and courageous leader. He doesn’t just talk about effective leadership, he demonstrates it in all his endeavors. I met Bob through the National Speakers Association where we served together on the Chapter Leadership Committee. I found very quickly that we shared similar values and a commitment to assist others in reaching their leadership potential. Bob’s generosity and encouragement to those he served has become a model for the program. In his fantastic book, Legacy of Leadership, Bob has created an outstanding overview of what it takes to be a leader in changing times. This book is inspirational, insightful, and most importantly practical. Read this book and you get to experience the coaching of leader that has created a legacy”. Steven Iwersen, Speaker & Author, Founder of Aurora Pointe - A Leadership Development Company

“If your company needs new and creative ideas, I highly recommend Canada's ‘Idea Man’, Bob Hooey. He has sincere passion for helping others to succeed and guiding them to reach their highest potential. You are leaving a legacy. Thank you.” Debra Kasowski, founder Millionaire Women

“As a past president of both the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation, I have had the opportunity of serving with and being served by Bob Hooey. His passion for the mission, his respect for the gifts of others on the team, and his confident humility to make a difference together was evident in all he did. His book, Legacy of Leadership, provides a comprehensive and divergent window into inspiring leadership. The quotes, tips, examples, and insights make this a must read for any leader who doesn't want to settle for being anything less than the best they can be.” Terry Paulson, PhD, CSP, Past President NSA and GSF

“I have had the pleasure of knowing Bob for over 10 years through the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. When I first met Bob, I became aware of the leadership he had provided to the local chapter here in Vancouver. But that was only the tip of a leadership iceberg. Bob has continuously stepped up to provide leadership to our national organization in many capacities that have served our members at our annual conventions, chapter meetings, and through a recently set up charitable foundation. Not stopping there, he has also jumped in to provide direction and support to our sister organization in the US, the National Speakers Association, where he has provided guidance to new chapter leaders there, too.

While I was President of CAPS (the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers), Bob's support from the trenches was always evident. Evidence of his multiple contributions was recently recognized by Bob receiving the Spirit of CAPS award for longstanding contribution and service to our organization. Bob is a great role model for anyone wishing to take a leadership role, whether leading from the front or supporting from a bit further back!” David Gouthro, CSP, 2012 CAPS National President

“I've known Bob for several years and follow his activities in business with interest. I originally met Bob when he spoke for a Rotary Leadership Institute and got to know him better when he came to Vladivostok to speak to our leadership. When you spoke I thought you were one of us because you talked about our challenges just like yours. You could understand the others, which makes you a great speaker! The ideas from Legacy of Leadership are aligned with matters that I expect from my life. I think your book is very helpful for many people who need to be leaders in different circumstances.” Andrey Konyushok, Rotary International District 2225 Governor 2012-2013, far eastern Russia


What people say about Bob ‘Idea Man’ Hooey

As I travel across North America, and more recently around the globe, sharing my Ideas At Work!, I am fortunate to get feedback and comments from my audiences and colleagues. These comments come from people who have been touched, challenged, or simply enjoyed themselves in one of my sessions. I’d love to come and share some ideas with your organization.

“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

"As the lead engine behind the development of a fledgling CAPS chapter in Vancouver, Bob ‘Idea Man’ Hooey provided a living example of the difference that can be made by one individual committed to a cause." Patricia Katz,CSP, HoF, President, Optimus Consulting,
Past National President, Canadian Association of Professional Speakers

“Congratulations on the Spirit of CAPS Award. You have worked long and hard on behalf of CAPS …helped many speakers including me and richly deserve this award. Well done my friend.” Peter Legge, CSP, Hof, CPAE, Publisher BC Business and TV Weekly

Bob ‘Idea Man’ Hooey is a mentor to many and has done great things for CAPS Edmonton. Bob has also provided me with innovative ideas to help grow my business. His commitment to CAPS, the speaking profession, and professional speakers is admirable! It is a pleasure to recommend Bob.” Charmaine Hammond, Hammond International Inc., Past Director CAPS Edmonton

“I had the pleasure of hearing and watching Bob Hooey deliver a keynote speech several years ago when he gave a presentation at a Toastmasters International Convention. Bob impressed me greatly with his professionalism, energy, and ability to connect with his audience while giving them value. I heartily recommend this talented speaker and ‘Idea Man’ to all who want to move to the next level. Dr. Dilip Abayasekara, DTM, Accredited Speaker, Past Toastmasters International President

“I attended Speaking for Success in Edmonton. The mark of a true leader is someone who will lay down their own pride to teach all they know to their potential predecessors. To be taught by a man of his calibre was an honor whether you're a beginner like myself or a professional; the experience is well worth it! To Bob - it truly was an honor to meet you. Stay humble and enjoy the great success.” Samantha McLeod

“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

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 Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and 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

“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 Kindret, Training Manager, Silk FM Radio

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

“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 ‘Idea Man’ Hooey to any organization looking for a charismatic, confident 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 program or seminar is guaranteed to succeed. Maurice Laving, Coordinator Training and Development, London Drugs

“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

“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

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

“Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey is one of the best public speakers I know, and I have seen and heard many over the years. His style will educate, entertain, and inspire any audience. I very strongly recommend the 'Idea Man' for any organization that needs to hear a positive message, and wants that extra bit of help moving the ship in the right direction!” Paul Holmes, President, Transitional Media Inc.


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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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