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Frank O'Dea

5 out of 5

Celebrated Entrepreneur & Humanitarian

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 Frank O'Dea Biography

Frank O'Dea's story of triumph over adversity and raw ambition and determination in the face of dire circumstances has inspired audiences around the world. His rag to riches story is one that is unbelievable and truly inspiring.

From living on the street and against all odds, O'Dea became one of Canada's most successful and celebrated entrepreneurs, founding numerous businesses, including The Second Cup. He tells his audiences the fascinating story behind its creation. In addition to his string of business successes, O'Dea's achievements in the not-for-profit sector, both in Canada and worldwide, are extraordinary. The Secretary General of the UN Kofi Annan, The Secretary of State in the US, Colin Powell and even former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney have all praised his work.

O'Dea has been featured in several print media including, Entrepreneur, Reader's Digest, Enroute magazine, The Globe and Mail, The Montreal Gazette, The Toronto Star as well as various television and radio programs. His ideas on leadership, entrepreneurship and visionary thinking make him a compelling and sought after speaker. While he inspires audiences and leaves them with a renewed respect for the power of the human spirit, he does more than that. He shares with his audience the three keys that unlocked his success and shows his audiences how they can use these keys in their own personal and business lives.

Among his many honours, O'Dea is an Officer of the Order of Canada and holds two Honourary Doctor of Laws degrees, from Royal Roads University and Carleton University, respectively. A book about his inspiring journey, entitled When All You Have is Hope, was released by Penguin Canada and is available in bookstores across the country. Piloting his own plane, O'Dea is able to fit in speaking engagements across the country.

    1. The Power of Hope Vision Action

    With hope -- all things become possible.

    With hope, one has the courage to change the present into a very different future.

    With hope, dreams are possible;

    With hope one has the persistence to follow the dream and

    With hope one can - and will - become much more than you ever dreamed possible.

    Frank demonstrates this power by using his own story as a real-life experience of hope, courage, change and persistence. You will see from his biography that much has been accomplished. The story becomes remarkable when you add the real life story to that bio. In real life, Frank was in the bowery-- panhandling for nickels and dimes not so many years ago.

    This is truly a motivational story. Audiences from all walks of life identify with this very real story of achievement, and Frank's warm style convinces his audiences that he is speaking directly to them, personally.

   

  1. Blue Ocean Strategy - Creating Uncontested Market Space and Making Competition Irrelevant

    Cutthroat competition results in nothing but a bloody red ocean of rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool, according to celebrated Canadian entrepreneur, Frank O'Dea. In order to succeed then, we must create value in a product or service to a market that is currently not on the radar. His latest talk, Blue Ocean Strategy, is inspired by W.C. Kim and Renee Mauborgne's phenomenal best-seller of the same name, in which success is linked to the ability to create "blue oceans" – untapped new market spaces that are ripe for growth. O'Dea illustrates how he experienced this philosophy when he founded The Second Cup. In the face of an unattractive market, he took a mundane product like coffee and created a whole new market (a Blue Ocean), estabilishing a brand that changed the business of selling coffee forever and is still strong 30 years later. As a successful businessperson who has repeatedly created new markets for his companies, O'Dea shows how this concept can work for any organization.

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Do the Next Right Thing: Surviving Life's Crises

Do the Next Right Thing: Surviving Life's Crises

When All You Have is Hope

When All You Have is Hope

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    Booking fees for Frank O'Dea, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Frank O'Dea, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Frank O'Dea?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Frank O'Dea for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Frank O'Dea for your next private or corporate function.
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Frank O'Dea

5 out of 5

Celebrated Entrepreneur & Humanitarian

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Frank O'Dea Biography

Frank O'Dea's story of triumph over adversity and raw ambition and determination in the face of dire circumstances has inspired audiences around the world. His rag to riches story is one that is unbelievable and truly inspiring.

From living on the street and against all odds, O'Dea became one of Canada's most successful and celebrated entrepreneurs, founding numerous businesses, including The Second Cup. He tells his audiences the fascinating story behind its creation. In addition to his string of business successes, O'Dea's achievements in the not-for-profit sector, both in Canada and worldwide, are extraordinary. The Secretary General of the UN Kofi Annan, The Secretary of State in the US, Colin Powell and even former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney have all praised his work.

O'Dea has been featured in several print media including, Entrepreneur, Reader's Digest, Enroute magazine, The Globe and Mail, The Montreal Gazette, The Toronto Star as well as various television and radio programs. His ideas on leadership, entrepreneurship and visionary thinking make him a compelling and sought after speaker. While he inspires audiences and leaves them with a renewed respect for the power of the human spirit, he does more than that. He shares with his audience the three keys that unlocked his success and shows his audiences how they can use these keys in their own personal and business lives.

Among his many honours, O'Dea is an Officer of the Order of Canada and holds two Honourary Doctor of Laws degrees, from Royal Roads University and Carleton University, respectively. A book about his inspiring journey, entitled When All You Have is Hope, was released by Penguin Canada and is available in bookstores across the country. Piloting his own plane, O'Dea is able to fit in speaking engagements across the country.

    1. The Power of Hope Vision Action

    With hope -- all things become possible.

    With hope, one has the courage to change the present into a very different future.

    With hope, dreams are possible;

    With hope one has the persistence to follow the dream and

    With hope one can - and will - become much more than you ever dreamed possible.

    Frank demonstrates this power by using his own story as a real-life experience of hope, courage, change and persistence. You will see from his biography that much has been accomplished. The story becomes remarkable when you add the real life story to that bio. In real life, Frank was in the bowery-- panhandling for nickels and dimes not so many years ago.

    This is truly a motivational story. Audiences from all walks of life identify with this very real story of achievement, and Frank's warm style convinces his audiences that he is speaking directly to them, personally.

   

  1. Blue Ocean Strategy - Creating Uncontested Market Space and Making Competition Irrelevant

    Cutthroat competition results in nothing but a bloody red ocean of rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool, according to celebrated Canadian entrepreneur, Frank O'Dea. In order to succeed then, we must create value in a product or service to a market that is currently not on the radar. His latest talk, Blue Ocean Strategy, is inspired by W.C. Kim and Renee Mauborgne's phenomenal best-seller of the same name, in which success is linked to the ability to create "blue oceans" – untapped new market spaces that are ripe for growth. O'Dea illustrates how he experienced this philosophy when he founded The Second Cup. In the face of an unattractive market, he took a mundane product like coffee and created a whole new market (a Blue Ocean), estabilishing a brand that changed the business of selling coffee forever and is still strong 30 years later. As a successful businessperson who has repeatedly created new markets for his companies, O'Dea shows how this concept can work for any organization.

Frank O'Dea Videos

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    Frank O'Dea, one of Canada's most inspiring business speakers and humanitarians, says his success is driven by his desire to make a ...
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  • How to book Frank O'Dea?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Frank O'Dea for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Frank O'Dea, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Frank O'Dea or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Frank O'Dea?

    Booking fees for Frank O'Dea, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Frank O'Dea, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Frank O'Dea?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Frank O'Dea for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Frank O'Dea for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Frank O'Dea or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Frank O'Dea or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Frank O'Dea is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Frank O'Dea for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Frank O'Dea generally travels from OttawaCanada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jon Bergmann, Nicholas de Wolff, Gillian Muessig, David Nour and John Wood. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Frank O'Dea for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Frank O'Dea Speaker Videos

  • Frank O'Dea - Good Life Fitness Health and Wellness Summit ...
    Frank O'Dea, one of Canada's most inspiring business speakers and humanitarians, says his success is driven by his desire to make a ...
    Frank O'Dea, Keynote Speaker at New Student Convocation ...

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