Robert Gialloreto

Leadership, Sales and Marketing Expert

Robert Gialloreto

You’re never quite sure exactly what you will get from Rob Gialloreto (pronounced: jel-o–rett-o)

A challenging scenario, a touching story, a poignant example or his famous hyper-PowerPoint presentation. Those who have heard Rob speak call his style engaging, unpredictable, impressive, superb and his message clear and lasting.

Rob is the President & CEO of Consumer Protection BC, a not-for-profit corporation established in 2004 to administer the province’s consumer protection laws as well as oversee consumer education, business licensing and investigations, among other areas. The corporation also classifies all movies shown in BC, and we mean, all movies. Ask him about it!!

His previous role was President & CEO of Tourism Victoria, the destination marketing organization for Greater Victoria. Under his leadership, Tourism Victoria was acknowledged multiple times for marketing and business excellence. BC Business Magazine Best Companies to Work for in B.C. Awards twice named Tourism Victoria the Top Place to Work in the Not-for-Profit/Crown Corporation category.

Rob was named a Top 25 Extraordinary Mind in Sales & Marketing from Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International for 2009. Additionally, Rob has achieved the Gold Medallion of Excellence for Television Advertising from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, as well as being named Public Relations Executive of the Year in the International Hockey League.

Rob has served as a Director on the Tourism Industry Association of Canada Board and for his work with that Board, Rob was an honoured recipient of the inaugural Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. His past work experience includes Chief Executive Officer of Travel Alberta International, municipal government, education, and professional sports including some story-worth Olympic experience.

Rob, 49, has a Master’s Degree in Business from Springfield College in Massachusetts and an undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal. He enjoys playing hockey, golf, learning and cooking (his specialty, an awesome lasagna). He and his ever patient wife Christie have a 12 year old daughter, Megan.

  1. Leadership from Within

    There are literally hundreds of leadership theories out there with new ones emerging every day. How do you make sense of all of them and the teachings each one tries to make? Rob will cut through the clutter and show and tell you how to transmit your unique and inherent characteristics into a positive workplace fostering a culture of growth. “Being a leader is about knowing yourself in great depth and pulling out the best of you to unite others in a common direction. It’s about being openly human in your pursuit of your vision; and letting others be part of your strength; and in turn you in theirs.” Join Rob on a fun journey of communicating, listening, human understanding, emotional mapping and well placed self-deprecation as he helps you find the real leader inside you. Together you will examine the key human traits in us all that contribute to strong, authentic practical leadership. This interactive session will examine the key components to human communication, leadership styles, and power sources.

Rob is a polished and articulate public speaker. His genuine and enthusiastic style are a perfect complement to well researched and factual presentations
Avril Matthews
Director of Marketing and Sales, Inn at Laurel Point
I have had the pleasure of hearing Rob speak on several occasions. Rob has an uncanny ability to connect with his audience, no matter the topic, and engage them with his presentation. His ability to present his material in an interactive and relevant way is a delight to the senses and keeps his audience captivated with the topic.
Kyara Kahakawila
VP-Operations L.A. Limousines | Chair, Island Professional Event Network | President, West Shore Chamber of Commerce
I've had the pleasure of attending a number of presentations by Rob Gialloreto, and every time I saw him speak I was impressed. Rob has a very engaging presentation style that captures and keeps his audiences' attention, whether they are corporate executives or students in their early twenties.
Ursula Pfahler
Communications Trainer Poda Communications
I have listened to Rob speak many times. He is a superb orator and has the unique ability to give a message either completely straight or filled with humour. I always look forward to hearing him speak.
Keith Dagg
President Keith Dagg Consulting Inc.
Rob is a captivating and engaging speaker. He provides the right combination of humour and is not afraid to "tell it like it is". It is obvious that Rob comes to the podium prepared with a clear objective in mind, leaving his audience with great information and something to think about.
Kimberley Hughes
General Manager; Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa

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