Keynote Speaker Jon Dorenbos

Jon Dorenbos

NFL Player, Magician, and Inspirational Speaker

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Most recently – Jon absolutely “wowed” America with his mind-blowing and inspirational performances on NBC’s hit television show – America’s Got Talent. Jon made it to the finals and placed third overall in the competition amongst tens of thousands of competitors.

Most recently he was on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and absolutely amazed her and she has asked him back for multiple visits in the coming months.

When Jon Dorenbos is on stage, through his unbelievable magic, he emphasizes the importance of choice and openly shares his childhood tragedy. When he was twelve, his picture-perfect family was destroyed after his father murdered his mother. Jon chose to rise through adversity, set goals, no matter how high, and plan and execute the necessary steps required to accomplish these goals. He started learning magic at the age of twelve and is now considered a “master magician”, earning the respect of top magicians everywhere including casinos in Las Vegas, where he earns tens of thousands of dollars an hour.

After college at the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP), he was signed as a long snapper by the Buffalo Bills in 2003 as an undrafted free agent, a long-shot to make the team. A two-time NFL Pro Bowler, Jon just embarked on his eleventh season with the Philadelphia Eagles and fourteenth (14th) year in the league. The average tenure in the NFL is less than three years.

This year the Eagles have nominated Jon for the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award for philanthropy and numerous charitable endeavors.

Jon hosts a television show with the Eagles and has won two EMMY AWARDS (2008 & 2015). He was awarded the Ed Block Courage Award in 2008. This award honors those NFL players who exemplify commitments to the principles of sportsmanship and courage and is selected solely by the by the votes of their teammates.

As an entertainer for over twenty years, Jon is known as the NFL’s “Magic Man” and is respectfully referred to as the “Entertainer’s Entertainer” He also has performed personally for movie stars Jason Stathum and Nicholas Cage, country superstars Garth Brooks and Jason Aldean , Magic Johnson, the entire New England Patriots football team, Joe Montana and Dan Marino.

As a professional keynote speaker since 2008, he has motivated and wowed audiences including the NFL, Screen Writers Guild, Boeing , Lincoln Financial, Jackson Financial, Taco Bell, the NBA, Hard Rock, Merrill Lynch and numerous other Fortune 500 companies.

Jon’s inspirational life story of triumph over adversity has been retold on national television in features by HBO, FOX Sports, ESPN, E! True Hollywood Story: An American Story, ABC, and CBS. While performing the most amazing magic most have ever seen, Jon Dorenbos tailors his presentations to fit the needs of his audience. He inspires others by sharing his life experiences and NFL stories, relating them to corporate culture. He discusses the importance of discipline, teamwork, perseverance and the acceptance of failure in achieving a common goal. In his words, “Live in vision not circumstance”.

Testimonials 6

  • “Jon had every one of my 300+ managers hanging on his every word and eating out of the palm of his hand. They walked out of the session renewed, refocused and rejuvenated”

    Felix Rappaport

    President / CEO Foxwoods Casino

  • “Jon Dorenbos was the speaker at our annual client appreciation event. His personality, talent, enthusiasm and inspirational story enthralled our clientele. He was approachable and considerate with anyone who wanted to meet him after the event. We would recommend Jon highly as the feedback we received rated Jon as the best speaker we had ever had at our event and one that will be difficult to top in the future”

    Michael F. Natale

    President, Foundation Capital Management, LLC.

  • “People gravitate towards Jon, it starts with 2 or 3 people, then 10, then 20. Next thing you know, nobody is listening to the band and everyone is surrounding Jon. His life experiences and determination separate him from the rest, and he is able to share that with everyone on stage.”

    Jim Kelly

    NFL Hall of Fame

  • “Jon helped us welcome our guests to Philadelphia in an unforgettable way. He is an extremely talented magician and performer and has the innate ability to win over the audience with his charisma and authenticity. You just want to be around him!”

    Priscilla Haslob

    Director of Corporate Events, Hamilton Lane

  • We had the pleasure of booking Jon for some private, intimate performances, for some of our high end clientele.  He wowed them with not only his incredible skills utilizing magic and illusion, but more impressively with his extraordinary people skills. Jon’s warm and outgoing personality, blend extremely well with his ‘show and awe’ presentation skills.  It is a must see performance!

    Tom Mullin

    Vice President of Marketing, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

  • “This guy’s not just okay; we’re talking about AWESOME right here! He had me entertained for hours.”

    Garth Brooks

    Country Superstar

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