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mentalist: speaker and entertainer

mentalist: speaker and entertainer

mentalist: speaker and entertainer

Enagaging and insightful keynote and breakout session programs

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Your group's success as professionals depends on how well they perform at making decisions, solving problems, and getting things done.

But they can only perform at their best when they recognize and understand the mental shortcuts, cognitive distortions and reactive impulses that subvert their thinking. In other words - they need to unmask their illusions.


My programs provide methods and strategies for mitigating those illusions so your people can be more effective leaders, decision makers, and problem solvers.

The kicker is that with a background as a professional magician, I use interactive magic that not only wows the audience, but illustrates how our own minds can be tricked into fooling us.

Steve's most requested keynote and breakout presentations
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Problem Solving Is Tricky Business


Crack your toughest problems by
unmasking your brain’s hidden illusions

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The Trust Advantage


Discover the astonishing dividends of your greatest asset

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Disruptions, Deceptions, and Decisions


Elevate your decision making during times of stressful disruption and change 

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From A-ha to TA-DA!


Magically level up your performance by breaking through your invisible mind traps

Schools and educators click here

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

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

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Partial client list

Business Associations

Project Management Institute
Indiana IT Finance Department

Greater Louisville Inc (Chamber of Commerce)

Indiana Society of Association Executives

Ky Health Information Management Association

Oracle Application Users Group

International Association of Venue Managers

Hardin County Chamber of Commerce

Bardstown Chamber of Commerce

Greater Louisville Inc (Chamber)

Building and Manufacturing Associations

Association of Independent Welding Distributors

Ky Manufactured Housing Institute

Building Industry Association of Central Kentucky

Associated Equipment Distributors

National Association of Electrical Distributors

Plastics Pipe Institute

Wood Components Manufacturing Association

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 Office Professionals of Ohio

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

American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology

National Center for Spectator Sport Safety and Security

Tennessee Medical Group Management Association

Tennessee Health Care Association

Psych Congress

Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference

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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