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Connecting With Patients: The Final Frontier

Connecting With Patients: The Final Frontier is an original, interactive keynote that teaches medical professionals how to increase their level of engagement with their patients in a way that helps them have more impact, improves their level of Patient Centred Care and helps them find more fulfillment in their work.

Who is Rob to teach this?
Inspired by his experience as a cancer survivor and drawing on his work in comedy, Rob has created content for medical professionals, taught at U of T Medical School, created a workshop for the Ontario Hospital Association, and used comedy to help cancer patients and their families find courage and resources they didn’t know they had. All of this experience enriches and informs Connecting With Patients: The Final Frontier.

Rob starts with his patient story, his experiences navigating the healthcare system and the impact that great care has on the patient experience. He then demonstrates what it will do for medical professionals, on an emotional, professional and business level.

What you will Learn:
How to use the profound power of listening.
The best question a medical professional can ask.
The “recipe” for a significant patient interaction.
How to create better relationships with patients. (Demonstrated on stage and practiced in dyads.)
Confirmation that you now have the skill set to do this effectively.
Proof that you have a much more impact than you think.
On behalf of the people you serve: Thank You!

At the end of the presentation, participants will have developed clearly defined skills and know the specific steps to create more meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with their patients.

Connecting With Patients: The Final Frontier was developed at Sunnybrook Hospital and first presented at PharmacyU in Vancouver. It was met with rave reviews by both participants and sponsors.

“Loved Rob Hawke. Bring him back!”


The Wellness Solution: Help yourself- Help The World

“We got incredibly positive feedback from our staff. We found The Wellness Solution: Help Yourself Help The World to be incredibly useful.”

CMHA Waterloo Wellington Dufferin

People in the caring professions give of their time, energy and skills at an unprecedented level—it is demanding work, often without reward. The cost can be fatigue, discouragement, even burn out. Speaker, author and humourist Robert Hawke shares an essential message with practical skills for people in the caring professions.

With humour, energy and insights both from science and personal experience, Rob reveals essential skills for enjoying ongoing wellness while managing work demands.

Key Learning Points

 The cost of ignoring your own wellness
 Developing your personalized Wellness Strategy to help you feel better now
 How the power of laughter can positively change your body chemistry in an instant
 Coping  strategies to help re-experience our positive and resourceful states
 Using happiness as a tool to not only feel good, but help you increase productivity, creativity and skill levels

“Entertaining, enlightening and inspiring. Bravo!” Robert Fletcher, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

For more info contact Rob at


You Can Own The Room:Rob Web photo 1

Lose Your Fear and Present Like a Pro

You can have the best, most life changing ideas on the planet but if you can’t communicate in a way that moves people, then it’s all a waste.

The ability to speak to a room can mean the difference between getting a promotion and staying in the same boring job. It can mean being recognized as a leader, or getting lost in the crowd. It can mean creating enough influence to get your idea implemented or having all of your hard work go to waste.

You Can Own The Room: Lose Your Fear and Present Like a Pro finds your hidden strengths and draws them out so that you can represent yourself and your ideas in a way that will light up an audience.

Using 25 years of experience as a professional actor and improviser, Robert Hawke developed You Can Own the Room to help talented, working professionals break through their fear and create presentations that help them have the life they want.

Perfect for groups of professionals who want to increase their level of influence and enhance their leadership skills. Robert Hawke’s teaches simple, real world techniques to create your best presentations ever and believe it or not, you’ll have a blast.

What You Will Learn:

 Discover the secrets of speaking with authentic power.

 Learn how great presenters “own” the entire audience.

 Examine how embracing the unexpected can make your audience love you.

Interactive, challenging and instructive, You Can Own The Room helps audiences find their confidence and teaches practical techniques to help you the bridge the gap to take your presentation skills from where they are now to where you want them to be.




For more info contact Rob at