Skid Row CEO From Skidrow to CEO The most effective leaders in society are those rare individuals who can inspire their audience with a
“Success against all odds!” How do municipal leaders succeed through tough times, when budgets are stretched, engagement is down and more is being demanded of you and your team?
passion that can only come from personal experience. Joe Roberts is an
Everyone of us is confronted by adversity, challenge and change. We face it in our families, our health, our finances, and our roles in the workplace.
inspirational example of overcoming adversity and managing change. In 1989 he was living under a bridge
In this keynote, Joe teaches how anyone anywhere can overcome perceived limitations and live their dreams. Participants will leave with tools they can use immediately to reframe life’s challenges and “think differently” about the tough stuff.
as a homeless skid row street person. Today, Joe delivers his keynote messages at
As you walk with Joe through the tough streets of East Vancouver in the 1980’s you will experience the depths and degradation of a former hopeless derelict, to the heights and triumph of an accomplished leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
conferences, conventions and special events, teaching
You will laugh, possibly cry, but never look at life the same.
people “there’s more to you
From this presentation you will take away: How failures become your assets The untapped genius in all of us Why people disengage and how to get working on “PURPOSE” How to stay inspired and motivated despite the world outside Toronto 705.252.6160 Vancouver 604.941.7708 The A.I.R. Model – The Psychology of Excellence Effort Based World – The secrets to accomplishment and success [email protected]
www.skidrowceo.com than you can see”.
Partial Client List Addictions Ontario Aeroplan Alberta Pharmacist Association Association of Manitoba Municipalities Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Ontario BC Funeral Directors Boys and Girls Clubs Calgary Flames Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse Canadian Independent Adjusters Association Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association College of Surgeons and Physicians Consulting Engineers of AB Credit Union Managers Association Manitoba Desjardins Dominion Lending Centers Fraser Health Freedom 55 Habitat for Humanity Human Resource Management Association Manitoba Industry Canada Ministry of Children and Families Ministry of Community Support and Culture Development Ontario Insurance Adjusters’ Association Police Chief Leadership Conference RCMP - Saskatchewan Victims Unit Salvation Army Saskatchewan Association of School Business Officials Saskatchewan Safety Council Scotia Bank TD Bank United States Consulate General United Way
“there’s more to you than you can see”
Awards & Media Joe is the recipient of the Courage to Come Back Award, The Ontario Premiers Award, and was nominated by MacLean’s Magazine as one of ten Canadians that make a difference. He also received Business in Vancouver’s 40 under 40 and Zoomer Magazine 45 over 45. Joe has appeared in the Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Canadian Business, MacLean’s Magazine, The Vancouver Province, CTV Nation News, Global National News and CBC National News to name a few of his media appearances. Video clips and articles can be seen on the website.
TESTIMONIALS “WOW! What an impactful event Joe! We had one attendee tell us he had attended every event we have had at AMM for the last 13 years and told us this was the best keynote he has ever experienced. Your story of “Brilliance lost and reclaimed” spoke and resonated with our group in a deep way. You spoke to everyone in the room and leveraged your story of resiliency and redemption in an authentic and masterful way to touch the hearts and minds of all who experienced your keynote. I would highly recommend you to any meeting planner looking to produce a conference with confidence knowing their group will be not only inspired but will have a “forever experience.” Linda Hargrest - Association of Manitoba Municipalities “Great job! I had the pleasure of hearing your address at the Fern Resort conference. I enjoyed both the content and the humour. I am putting your name forward for two events.” Roman Martiuk - CAO City of Orillia “Your closing keynote presentation at our Vitalize 2012 provincial voluntary sector conference was truly inspiring.” Heather Klimchuk - Minister of Culture Alberta “Joe provided a very powerful and memorable opening keynote to our conference. As an Association of municipal staff from across Ontario, our requirements, when it comes to speakers, are multi-faceted. Joe’s address brilliantly motivated the audience, spoke to their needs and provided inspiration for improvement, and outlined some lessons, both personal and professional, that remained as topics of conversation among our members throughout the conference and well beyond. Great speaker, great message, great results. I was very pleased and highly recommend him.” Dr J.P. Gedeon, PMP, CCMP, MA, PhD Director—Education and Professional Development “Choosing a Keynote Speaker for any event is a challenge we face every year in relation to our Annual Conference. This year we were looking for a closing speaker for our annual event that would inspire delegates. CSAE’s Education Committee had many choices but decided to have Joe Roberts (aka The Skid Row CEO) be our closing keynote speaker. Joe’s remarkable story from the streets of Vancouver to corporate success resonated with our group and left an impact that will not be forgotten. With so many changes facing our members today we wanted a speaker that would put things in perspective and help convey the message that anyone can overcome perceived limitations and live their dreams. Great job Joe!” Michael Anderson, CAE, President & CEO Canadian Society of Association Executives “I commend you for your commitment to helping youth, And for carrying your message across the country. Your mission is inspiring; your approach is engaging; and, your determination is motivating.” Christy Clark, BC Premier