Bobby Umar is one of the most prolific heart-based leaders in North America. Inc. Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers, named alongside such noteworthy giants as Richard Branson, Brene Brown, John Maxwell and Robin Sharma.
It was an honour to have Bobby as my special guest on YOUR CAREER podcast. Bobby Umar is a total gentleman, warm, funny, generous and inspiring – in this podcast interview he shares many of his insights and top tips for success as a speaker and as a human being. His good humour and positivity shines through and most certainly he is one of the most ‘google-able’ personalities I have met (or, in his words, ‘google-icious’!)
Bobby is a 5x TEDx speaker and one of the top influencers in the world, with over 500,000 followers. He has been named the 2nd best business coach to follow on Twitter and the 4th best leadership influencer according to Kred.
Despite being a world class speaker, Bobby says that one of the things that frightens him the most is … speaking to a group of 10-13 years olds! Hear what he has to say about how to be a powerful speaker in this video.
He is an international author of two books, including an Amazon #1 best-seller, and is a Huffington Post contributor.
Bobby hosted a weekly tweetchat called “The Power of Connection” that reached over 65 million impressions weekly.
To date, Bobby Umar, as a social media influencer, has garnered over a billion impressions. Bobby was also named a “2015 Speaker to Watch” and one of the Top 7 Networking gurus to follow.
A social media influencer, who champions authentic connection and heart-based leadership, Bobby has appeared on dozens of podcasts, TV & radio shows.
With a background in brand marketing (Kraft & Unilever), engineering (Bombardier) and the performing arts (Second City), Bobby has led Raeallan for almost a decade and is now a recognized thought leader in Networking, Social Media and Personal Branding.
He founded the Discover Your Personal Brand conference, the largest event in North America dedicated solely to personal branding, featuring 60 experts and over 300 delegates.
250,000+ people from across the world have experienced Bobby’s high-energy keynotes, interactive team building activities, and engaging workshops.
Bobby is also a fiercely proud and committed dad and is passionate about diversity, gender equality, entrepreneurship and youth.
He has worked with thousands of professionals to become thought leaders in 2 ways – help professionals ramp up their careers or businesses with focus, clarity and mindset and help ‘lost leaders’ transition to find their authentic path of passion and purpose.
“I cannot possibly say enough about the clarity, purpose, and direction Bobby is providing for me in growing my new business from the ground up. I learn something new and important from him with every interaction and his input has been, and will continue to be, critical in the growth of my business and career. Bobby is the KING of strategy. Not only that, but as a person he is kind, warm, thoughtful, accommodating, and gives the best hugs! He walks his talk every step of the way. Bobby is, quite simply, is the real deal in his ability to coach” lost leaders” towards becoming “thought leaders.”
Janelle Morrison — Former Ironman Tri-Athlete; Motivational Speaker, Coach & Blogger
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