Mental Health Keynote Speaker

Customizable mental health keynotes that inspire empathy-based leadership and a psychologically safe work environment

Available In-Person or Virtually

Joe has helped millions of people redefine what’s truly possible.

He teaches how anyone can overcome perceived limitations and create high performance results.

Mental Health Keynote Speaker

Choosing the ideal keynote speaker for your mental health awareness event is a crucial decision.

Joe Roberts was homeless, just another addict struggling with his mental health as he pushed a shopping cart through the back-alleys of Vancouver.

As a mental health keynote speaker, Joe intimately understands the silent struggle that the 1 in 5 people living with mental illness face every day.1 He knows the stigma surrounding mental health; he also knows vulnerability is the only way past the shame so many people feel.

Joe shares openly and authentically about his struggles, creating a safe space where people feel seen and heard and teaching leaders how to recreate that space in their organizations.

A keynote speaker on mental health for over 25 years, he not only breaks the stigma but also inspires others with hope as he shares his remarkable story of moving through his struggles to create something extraordinary.

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Dynamic Mental Health Keynote Speaker

Because Joe didn’t stay homeless, within 12 years of leaving the streets, he was a successful executive known as the Skid Row CEO.

Along the way, he learned how to leverage his challenges so he could accomplish what seemed impossible, including a 17-month walk across the width of North America pushing a shopping cart to raise awareness for youth homelessness.

Joe’s lived experience with mental health and the lessons he shares spark a new way of looking at mental health for organizations - creating psychologically safe environments where people don’t just feel seen and heard but adamantly believe in the possibility that exists in themselves and others.

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You make change a possibility in my mind...
for my life, to move on- which is something I have doubted many times. Please keep spreading your message.

―Community Inclusion & Support Facilitator Community Living

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Your message was the most impactful I have experienced...
and led to the strongest enthusiastic feedback I have received from our group.

―CEO, Dexter and Associates

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Joe’s address brilliantly motivated the audience...
spoke to their needs and outlined some lessons that remained as topics of conversation throughout the conference and well beyond. 

―Director, Education and Professional Development, AMTCO

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His message is compelling as well as entertaining.
When he was finished, he received the longest-standing ovation I have ever seen for a keynote speaker!

―Event Chair, FBI National Academy


Life-Changing Inspiration:

Joe’s story of hope, determination, and the power of change resonates with audiences and inspires them to embrace the incredible potential in themselves and others.


Real-World Business Experience:

Using the same principles he shares in his keynotes, Joe built from the ground up a customer-centric media company, which became one of the most successful businesses in western Canada.


A Powerful Perspective:

Joe’s firsthand experience with homelessness and addiction give him unique and powerful insight into how anyone can overcome adversity to achieve their full potential - no matter what!


Relatable, Customized Content:

Every audience is different, so Joe’s keynotes are too. He’ll craft his presentation around the everyday realities they’re facing, making it easy for them to turn inspiration into action.


Instant Connect-Ability:

Talk with Joe for more than five minutes, and you’ll understand why audiences are enthralled by him. Gifted with a unique ability to relate to others, he engages and appeals to audiences from the minute he steps foot on stage.


Laughs (Yes, Really):

Despite the weightiness of Joe’s story, his trademark wit and humorous anecdotes engage your audience more deeply as they laugh along with the unexpected twists and turns of his life.

Joe Roberts, The Keynote Speaker who redefines impossible

Inspirational Keynote Speaker on Resilience, Mental Health, Overcoming Adversity and Leadership

Joe teaches how anyone can overcome perceived limitations and achieve their goals.

His life experience provides teachable moments that drive a fresh and unique perspective to today’s common challenges:

  • How to develop resilience and overcome adversity and change
  • How to cultivate empathy-centered leadership to inspire passion among your teams
  • Break free from limiting beliefs to unlock human potential
  • Engage in difficult conversations about mental health and substance use disorder

A masterful keynote speaker, Joe’s customized presentations will lead you on a transformative journey towards embracing a BELIEVE IN POSSIBLE™️ mindset.

Ready to Believe in Possible?