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Audiences are captivated as they hear the inspiring story of this one-time homeless panhandler who rose from the streets to co-found The Second Cup and a series of other successful businesses and international not-for-profit organizations.

Frank’s story of success and his powerful message of Hope Vision Action, motivates his audiences to make a difference, in their homes, in their careers, in their communities. Everyone who has ever heard Frank O’Dea speak comes away with a “Yes I can attitude.”

Frank O’Dea, is called upon by associations, corporations, not-for-profits and charities alike to drive home their unique messages in a way that it will be remembered long after the event is over.


Congratulations to my friend Ryan Hreljac, the 25 year-old who founded Ryan’s Well Foundation 18 years ago (you do the math) @TheRyansWell
June 21st, 2017

Ryan has been tapped as the keynote speaker in October for the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association, where he will share his wonderful,... more»

Many thanks to Dr. Sean Wise of Ryerson U. who chose to interview me for his entrepreneurship course, syndicated to 45 universities.
June 12th, 2017

This 45-minute interview is part of an on-going program to give business students an insider’s perspective on starting and running a... more»



Frank's inspiring story is retold in his best-selling memoir "When All You Have is Hope", available in bookstores and online. Buy a copy for someone who is important to you.