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Keynote speaker and Illusion expert

Unmask Your Illusions

Elevate your performance

Effective problem solving starts with clear, objective, and unbiased thinking.

Illusion expert Steve Haffner gives your audience insight into the inner illusions that prevent them from finding
the best solutions to their biggest problems.

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When thinking about the problems you or your organization face, do you find yourself asking, "Why can't we fix this?" The inability to solve problems is costly and frustrating.


To perform at our best as decision-makers and problem solvers, we need to understand how our brain fools us. Through cognitive shortcuts and irrational preferences, it creates misperceptions and distortions that can keep us from seeing problems clearly and discovering their solutions

As a former professional magician, Steve Haffner understands how illusions work and what we can do to mitigate the effects of our own inner deceptions. He provides strategies for outsmarting the inner illusions that are barriers to great problem solving and decision making.


I was impressed how you built from one model to the next and related it to real world decisions and evaluations. It was excellent!”

                  - Roger Buskill,  Association for Talent Development

With Steve's programs on trust, peak performance, and thriving through disruptions, audiences have a blast learning the hidden illusions of the subconscious mind and how to overcome them to perform at their best.

Steve encourages values-based decision making. Check out his Values Statement.

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Get smart! Enjoy Steve's weekly insights on decision making, critical thinking, illusion debunking, productivity, and peak performance.

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