Robert Hawke, a talented conference keynote speaker, offers engaging and entertaining presentations filled with valuable resources for our post-pandemic world. With a background in comedy, Rob honed his storytelling and comedic skills as a member of The Second City Comedy Troupe in Toronto, earning a Canadian Comedy Award and a Gemini Award nomination for Best Writing in a Comedy Series.
However, Rob’s life took a turn when he was diagnosed with cancer. During his treatment, he struggled with depression, isolation, and anxiety, putting his life in danger. Determined to find resilience and improve his mental health, he discovered tools that helped save his life. Motivated to help others in need, Rob used his comedic skills to create content for cancer patients and their families, working as a wellness educator at the University Health Network.
Rob’s impactful and entertaining events were well received by organizations such as the Ontario Hospital Association, the University of Toronto Medical School, and the Canadian Mental Health Association. He now uses his years of experience to create virtual keynote presentations aimed at helping groups improve their mental health and build resilience in these challenging times. His presentations are always useful and entertaining, blending audience participation, comedy, and storytelling to deliver a message of hope and inspiration.
In addition to his keynote speaking, Rob is also the author of “Kicking Cancer’s Ass: A Lighthearted Guide to the Fight of Your Life” and “Doing Happiness: Uncovering the Hidden Benefits of Feeling Good”. He currently lives in Peterborough with his wife and dog and is working on his next book, “Feel Good First”.