Robert Hawke

Talented comedian, bestselling author, and cancer survivor who has enraptured audiences both live and virtually throughout North America.

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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”.

Programs By Robert Hawke

What would you do if your life was turned upside-down and completely out of your control? This is exactly what happened to Robert Hawke.As a pre pandemic actor/comedian , voice over star & speaker Robert Hawke’s life was turned upside down with a diagnosis of late stage cancer. Instead of hiding away, he chose to do something both brave and extraordinary. He journalled all of his experiences and immediately delivered workshops to patients on how to Kick Cancer’s Ass. Today this program has been transformed to create a life changing, inspiring and resource packed virtual event called Feel Good First: Building Resilience In Ridiculous Times. In this high impact zoom event your team will laugh while they learn, de-stress and collaborate to increase their individual and organizational resilience- All while they have a great time!Robert had to learn these life-saving resilience techniques required to help him FAST. For this he credits his years of performing international comedy with the world famous Second City Comedy Troupe. After Robert went through life-saving surgery. He took the bold step of journaling his emotional roller-coaster ride through the entire Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to recovery process. Thanks to that experience Robert improv tested all of his insights and actions with thousands of people to help them overcome anger, depression and anxiety.Feel Good First: Building Resilience in Ridiculous Times is your opportunity to enjoy breaking through post pandemic anxiety, isolation and depression by using forgiving humor to massively reduce stress, improve mental health and increase resilience. Zoom – Peace of Mind‘Feel Good First’ has been eminently designed for all types of virtual, hybrid and pre-recorded keynotes & sessions that fit your vision. Zoom – Audience EngagementRobert is a unique comedic talent who has entertained audiences across North America and internationally. Now, he takes all of his stage and broadcast experience, to create a hilarious, engaging and useful virtual presentation that will help your team immediately.Key Learning Outcomes1: How “Feeling Good First” empowers your mental health.2: Leverage laughter3: Stepping Stones . . . . one day at a time4: The Power of Purpose 5. The ‘great’ in Gratitude 6. Comedy as your Secret Weapon7. Destressing the ‘now’8: The power of “Yes and”

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Doing Happiness: Uncovering The Hidden Benefits of Feeling good

"Doing Happiness: Uncovering The Hidden Benefits of Feeling Good" reveals the simple but profound techniques that are scientifically proven to help you be happier everyday. You'll also learn how "Doing Happiness" will make your work easier, improve your health and enrich your relationships.Doing Happiness can help you:Find ways to be happier now.Use happiness as a way to improve productivity.Develop a happiness blueprint to build good feelings into your life.Use your body to create happiness from the "outside in".Learn how being happy helps those you care about the most.

Kicking Cancer's Ass: A Light Hearted Guide to the Fight of Your Life

In this funny, inspirational and practical book, Robert Hawke tells the story of how he was diagnosed with cancer, suffered isolation, financial hardship and depression. After struggling with the medical system, Robert found hope, healing and the resilience to rebuild his life using simple and profound resilience techniques. Rob shares valuable strategies, hope and humour for cancer survivors and their care givers. This book is written for anyone going through cancer.

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