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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.


20% of Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. That’s 7 million people!! If not you, then someone in your family?
May 12th, 2017

I am honoured that the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna, has invited me to be the speaker at their awareness event in November. This is an annual event to help people understand... more»

The donors attending the Gala Fundraising Dinner for Mission Services of London in November are in for a treat. Canada’s sweetheart,
April 27th, 2017

Elizabeth Manley, will be the guest speaker there to support the Mission’s Community Mental Health Programs (CMHP). An Olympic and World... 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.