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Professional Speaker, CEO and Former Drug Addict Joe Roberts Inspires Aboriginal Youth

Vancouver, Canada, March 26, 2010 --( As a bestselling author, motivational speaker and CEO, Joe Roberts is dedicated to preventing drug and alcohol addictions among aboriginal youth. After having lived as a homeless drug addict during all of his teenage and young adult life, Joe Roberts is now known as the “Skid Row CEO” and is an internationally sought after professional speaker who motivates and inspires audiences worldwide.

Motivational Speaker, Best-selling Author and former drug addict Joe Roberts uplifted the Beausoleil First Nations Youth with his inspirational “Don’t buy the Lie about Getting High” presentation. As part of youth prevention week, the presentation was held on March 17th, 2010 at 1 Omega Street on Christian Island in Ontario, Canada.

This past week Joe Roberts succeeded in educating first nation’s young adults on primary drug and alcohol prevention strategies. Within his presentation, Roberts highlighted many key moments in his life from his extensive childhood drug addiction to his successful comeback as President and CEO of Mindware Design Communications, and used this illustration to encourage the youth to use profit from adversity.

His message proved to the audience that anyone anywhere can overcome perceived limitations and achieve their dream. "I just want them to think, 'If he can do it, I can do it,'" Roberts says.

Roberts has also founded the Shoeboogieman Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing teen addiction through education, motivation and inspiration. Through this foundation, Roberts speaks to youth all over Canada through schools and youth events. For more information about the Shoeboogieman Foundation visit

Joe Roberts is a believer in overcoming adversity and making dreams come true. “There’s more to you than you can see,'" Roberts told the Beausoleil First Nations youth.

In addition to his non-profit organization and success as a CEO and Motivational Speaker, Joe Roberts has also self-published a self-help guide entitled “Seven Secrets to Profit from Adversity” which quickly made him a best-selling author. His other inspirational books include “Fred the Cat – the Eyes and Soul of an Addict,” as well as “Don’t Buy the Lie about Getting High.”

About Joe Roberts
Joe Roberts is also known as the "Skidrow CEO” and is a Canadian motivational speaker and author. Roberts travels internationally as a professional speaker, and caters to any type of conference, gathering or organization including sales conferences, awards dinners, spiritual conferences, leadership conferences, education conferences, annual general meetings and member based organizations.

To book Joe Roberts the motivational speaker, contact him at
Joe Roberts
842 Greene Street
Coquitlam BC, V3C 2C1
Office 604.941.7708

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