believe it is critically important to have rules or personal guidelines
for one's life and more importantly for one's business dealings and interaction
with other people... these are mine! I believe it is important for my clients
to know what I value prior to engaging my services on their behalf. I am
pleased you are reading through this page as it will facilitate our working
(Bob's) Rules of Engagement
on-going growth and success in serving my clients, audiences, and readers
has been solidly and creatively built on remaining true to my core values.
I have been most successful where I have stayed true to those
values. I have also found myself having challenges and lessons when I
did not. Eventually, I learned what was important and what worked for
me and my clients to ensure we both succeed.
you visit my Expect
More page on my Idea
Man site, you’ll see where I have laid out just what my
speaking, coaching, and training clients can expect when they decide
to engage my services. I provide a professional service and am committed
to helping you and your team profitably grow and productively succeed!
I am also committed to my own professional development in this quest.
friend and fellow speaker, Steve Miller encouraged
me to follow his lead and actually outline my own "Rules
of Engagement". He challenged me to ensure
my potential clients 'fully' understand these rules and
values that are the foundation on which I conduct and build my business.
I thank Steve for his ongoing encouragement in moving my professionalism
up to the next level and for allowing me to use his rules as a guide
or model for the development and evolution of my own. His generosity
is appreciated, as is his friendship.
'Idea Man' Hooey at work on the podium hosting the UN-BC Kid’s
for Kids event in Vancouver, BC.
had the privilege of being the opening speaker, as well as Emceeing
this two day event with high school students attending and presenting
from across BC. He was humbled by the depth and conviction of the
students who performed, spoke, or shared about the harsh, 'real'
challenges being faced today. He came away inspired to continue
his work in helping people hone their skills and grow. He was later
honoured by the UN Association for his leadership contributions.
'Idea Man' Hooey - Basic 'Core' Values
approach my work 'with' my clients as a partner or fully participating
success team member. In essence,
I do not work 'for you' or your company; I work 'with
you' and your team on previously agreed goals for
our time together. I work diligently to ensure 'we' reach those
goals. I will work my buns off to help you and your team win! I want you
and your team to succeed. I want your event to be special and memorable!
I will hold you to your commitments in our common agreed quest!
embrace change, challenge and creativity in all my activities…
after all, I am the Canadian Idea Man!
I am not shy in dealing with controversy,
a difference of perspective, opinion, or viewpoint. In fact, it is that
provocative, value-added skill I bring to the table which often facilitates
innovative change and creativity. Looking at what you do or desire
from my ‘outside’ perspective sheds light on areas
for improvement or idea rich, new innovative changes for profitability. This has
earned millions for some of my clients. I'm sure you'll find it valuable
I will challenge you and your team
to re-think and to improve on what you do, to grow, and to invest in your
growth and the growth of your team members.
I seek to consistently improve
on what I deliver, to increase my value to your team, our audiences,
and to enhance any processes developed or used in serving you.
I look at increasing the long-term, results-based
value I bring to our working relationship and am not shy
in charging you accordingly. My clients appreciate this and have seen
multiple ROI from our partnerships. This is the foundation of my work
success and my commitment to leveraging my time and life wisely.
(Bob) Hooey ’s Personal 'Rules of Engagement'
to engaging me, I'd suggest you invest the time to familiarize
yourself with these basic 'rules of engagement'. Whether I am
working in my role as keynote speaker, workshop facilitator or trainer,
executive coach, or in my capacity as a professional writer, these are
the foundational values upon which I engage my services with all of my
clients, audiences, and readers. They are the foundations of mutual success
and respect upon which our successful relationship will be built.
ourselves, our careers, our challenges, and our organizations far too
seriously. I have learned that ‘people learn best in times
of enjoyment.’ I have also learned that my creativity
flows and my value increases to my clients, when I am having fun. In
fact, one of my all time favorite questions came from a client following
a program in Cancun, Mexico. She said, 'It looks like you are having
fun up there!" I was! My ultimate commitment and goal is to
work hard in having fun as we creatively and productively work together.
I both enjoy and love what I do and want to share that excitement, enjoyment
with you, your team and your extended audience. So let’s commit
to having fun in our times together.
mantra is: "If it isn't fun - I don't
want to do it!" And perhaps I should consider charging more
when it isn't. Smile! (Ok, I'm not going there yet; but
you get the idea.) Let's enjoy our time working together and help
each other win, while having fun doing it!
of Family and Fellowship
believe there are times we must 'choose' between work and relationships
with family or committed friends. Let’s choose relationships!
I would expect your family to take precedence over your business
and myself. Accordingly, my commitment to my wife and family is more
important than you.:) I enjoy the time I spend with my wife, and will,
schedule permitting, bring her along on some of my road trips (at my
expense). There will be times in 'my' schedule when I choose
to 'not' be available due to those commitments. There will be times
in 'yours' that will conflict for the same reason. I respect
your relationships as a part of helping you succeed and expect you will
return the favor. I believe we win when the many facets of our life
are working. If our family life suffers because of our work, then we
are not winning.
of Respect and Follow Through
you engage me or as a part of your success team or as a presenter for
an event, I am working 'with' you, as well as for you! That
entails that we commit and treat each other equally with mutual respect.
That also means we each 'commit' to following through on what we promise.
For example, if you contact me via phone or email you should expect
a timely response. You will get it and I will expect the same standard
or treatment in return. When I tell you I will have something to you
by a certain time or date, I will deliver! "If
you say you will get something to me by a certain time, I will expect
you to follow through on or before your commitment to me."
This is a foundation for our long-term success in working together and
developing a mutually productive relationship. Note: I
have fired clients when this rule has been repeatedly been broken. I
am committed to having you win, and my investment with you is based
on your being an active participant in our process together!
the exception of specific research, development activities or coaching
services, my keynote speaking
and training fees
are not based on 'time' or 'travel'. (I do occasionally give locally
based or non-profit groups a break, so I can sleep in my own bed!)
My fees are established solidly on the full value and ROI of my participation,
as well as my rich experience, ongoing research, and education. I charge
for the 'value' I bring as well as the focus on the results based on
our time together. This is where the real value resides: not
in the program but the performance enhancement following the program!
This is one of the reasons I often provide follow up reinforcement
programs and materials for my clients, audiences, and readers.
life commitment is to create and embrace value in all aspects of my
life and business. I charge and deliver full value for my services
to you and am not shy in doing so! I am proud of the value
I bring to the table or the platform. My clients are proud of the results
past decade and a bit, I have sought to leverage the value I bring to
my clients by being more creative in my travel arrangements. One of
those value added commitments is ensuring I am on-site, well in advance
of your program (where applicable), so I am rested and ready to give
This means, I no longer schedule myself tightly (unless other commitments
dictate). For example, in most cases where travel is long range,
I will be on-site later in the day 'prior' to my scheduled
time with your group. If I am working closer to home, I may fly in the
early morning of a late afternoon or evening event. This small investment
in extra accommodation and meals can give you some amazing ROI. See
page for my commitment.
look forward to the opportunity to creatively work with you and
your team. Whether we are working on helping your executive leadership
grow to the next level, an executive or leadership retreat, a
sales or management seminar, a
training event, or having me create and deliver a motivational
keynote speech at a full blown conference or convention –
I want to deliver 'my best' for you. In order to leverage my value
for you we need to make sure we are on the same team and espouse
the same values.
me at: 1-888-848-8407 (Client Toll Free North America); Office 1-780-736-0009,
or drop me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
to discuss your needs and goals and explore where I can be a value
added part of 'your' success team in helping your leaders and their
teams profitably grow and productively win.
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‘Idea Man’ Hooey
has earned international recognition as an inspirational,
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and award winning motivational keynote speaker on association,
community or business innovation, inspirational leadership, enhanced
team profitability, motivation, as well as personal performance and
is the inspirational author
of over 30 business, career, sales and leadership success books,
(including several Amazon best sellers) a mini-book series, four success
systems and a series of new e-books. He is a motivational columnist
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