mentalist: speaker and entertainer

mentalist: speaker and entertainer

mentalist: speaker and entertainer

Presentations to help organizations and their people reach peak decision performance in leadership, team building, and productivity

Outsmart your




Your organization's success depends on the ability of your people to make great decisions.

The quality of their decision performance is directly related to how well they can unmask and navigate their cognitive illusions - the hidden shortcuts, biases and reactive impulses that nudge them away from their goals and values.

As "The "De-illusionst" my programs focus on recognizing and outsmarting those subversive illusions so your people can be better leaders, more productive, and less prone to errors that can negatively subvert their effectiveness.


My unique bonus is that as a former professional magician I infuse an energizing and fun element into my programs by demonstrating how easily our own cognitive illusions can trick us.

Steve's most requested keynote and breakout presentations

Breaking through illusions to make
great decisions in times of uncertainty

How to defeat subconscious negativity, deceptions and resistance in the workplace

Build trust and loyalty by outsmarting your erroneous cognitive impulses

Unleash your magical potential by unmasking your invisible

Partial client list

“The audience was fascinated and enjoyed the interactive nature of Steve's presentation. Seeing is believing...WOW!”

    - Steve Burke, Regional Vice-President, Helms-Briscoe

Business Associations

Project Management Institute
Indiana IT Finance Department

Greater Louisville Inc (Chamber of Commerce)

National Center for Spectator Sport Safety and Security

Ky Health Information Management Association

Association of Independent Welding Distributors

Ky Manufactured Housing Institute

Oracle Application Users Group

International Association of Venue Managers

Hardin County Chamber of Commerce

Bardstown Chamber of Commerce

Greater Louisville Inc (Chamber)

Human Resources and Office Management Associations

International Public Management Association for Human Resources

Association for Talent Development

Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association

Medical Group Management Association

Education Associations

National Association of Federal Program Administrators (NAFEPA)

South Carolina Education and Business Summit

School Counselors Association (Ky)
South Eastern Special Education (Illinois)
Kentucky School Boards Association
Speech Hearing & Language Association

Family Resource and Youth Services Coalition Ky

Other Associations and events

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Norton Healthcare Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Building Industry Association of Central Kentucky

Corporate Clients



Eli Lilly

Touchstone Merchandise Group

Group Travel Family - Select Traveler Conference

Meade County Bank

Ft. Knox Federal Credit Union

FBI - Louisville

Thorpe Interiors



E&I Engineering

Zeon Chemicals

Mac Machine and Metal Works


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