Seattle, WA, October 05, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Motivational Speaker and Best-selling Author Joe Roberts uplifted the business leaders and members of the Canadian Society of Association Executives last week with his inspirational “Skid Row CEO” presentation. The event took place at the Quebec City Conference Center in Quebec, Canada. Roberts’ presentation “Skid Row CEO” highlighted his unique “rags to riches” personal life story, and encouraged the crowd to overcome adversity and use it as a tool for success in business as well as in one’s personal life.
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. Although his drug addiction started at age nine, Roberts overcame his adversity and obtained two business degrees from Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario.
"I transferred a lot of the skills I learned from hustling on the street and applied them to business," Roberts says. "I'm very persistent and determined. I know how to take it on the chin to get things done."
His message proved to the audience that anyone anywhere can overcome perceived limitations and achieve their dream. "There's more to you than you can see," Roberts says.
After the event, the media was told by event authorities that Roberts was "one of the most inspirational speakers the association has ever had."
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.
After having received the BC Courage to Come Back Award in 2003, Roberts 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, leadership conferences, education conferences, awards dinners, spiritual conferences, annual general meetings and member based organizations.
To book Joe Roberts the motivational speaker, contact him at
847 Poirier Street
Coquitlam BC, V3J 6C2