mentalist: speaker and entertainer

mentalist: speaker and entertainer

mentalist: speaker and entertainer

Insightful and entertaining keynote and breakout programs to help leaders and professionals elevate their performance, focus and decision making

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Unmask your


Unlock your


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

The quality of their 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 a mind performance strategist, 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
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For leaders and professionals

The Trust Advantage

The astonishing benefits of unmasking the illusions that undermine trust

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For professionals handling major change

Disruptions, Deceptions, and Decisions


Outsmarting the hidden illusions that change and stress unleash on your decision performance

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Entertaining and motivational

From A-ha to Ta-da!

Unleash your magical potential by busting through your hidden self-deceptions

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

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

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