About Devin Henderson
Of all the peak performance gurus, funny motivational speakers, corporate comedians and award-winning magicians in the world, Devin Henderson is by far his mother’s favorite. His passion is helping individuals and organizations change their outlook so they can transform their results. Devin is a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), a designation conferred by the National Speakers Association on those who have earned it by meeting strict criteria. Think of CSP as the black belt of public speaking. So don’t mess with Devin – his humor is lethal. He also has a bachelor’s degree in Life Span Human Development from Kansas State University. Devin began his entertainment career in 2004 as a comedy magician and soon after began using his comedy and magic to inspire audiences of professionals across the United States.
Devin was voted the 2010 Stage Magician of the Year and Close Up Magician of the Year by the Kansas City Ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. In 2007 he was first runner up for Stage Magician at the Midwest Magic Jubilee in St. Louis, Missouri. Devin placed third out of forty plus people in Kansas City’s annual “Clash of the Comics” at the Kansas City Improv Comedy Club in 2017. He has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with comedians Mike Birbiglia, Dusty Slay, Michael Palascak, Chris Cope, Erik Griffin, Alonzo Bodden, Jeff Allen, Sinbad and Brian Regan. Devin has presented as a corporate comedian in all 50 states, except Hawaii, Alaska, and about 10 others.
In 2014 Devin was honored when America’s Got Talent invited him to audition in Hollywood, California in front of Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel after the producers saw videos of his pickpocketing act on YouTube. Although he did not pass the audition and the segment never aired, it was an amazing and pivotal moment in Devin’s career and life. The America’s Got Talent let-down, coupled with other competition losses, helped shape the message he now shares with his audiences about accepting disappointing experiences as teachable moments. He desires to help others gain a healthy perspective on failure.
Devin Henderson is an expert on failure because he is one. And proud of it. Devin demonstrates how epic fails lead to epic breakthroughs. He teaches that the key to failing effectively is taking calculated risks, learning from mistakes and never giving up. Devin helps individuals and organizations realize failure must hone them, not own them. Carry them, not bury them. Refine them, not define them. His keynotes are audience-interactive, hilarious and amazing, and his mission is to help people maintain a positive mindset and sense of humor in their efforts to perform at their absolute best.
Along with his message of perseverance, Devin offers keynotes that stress the importance of humor and a servant mindset in the workplace. Devin’s mini-book, “Share Your Magic,” helps people pinpoint their various passions and use them in a way that impacts others and the bottom line of their business or organization. “Share Your Magic” is Devin’s best-selling book of all time, mainly because it’s his only book. His mixture of message, magic and soccer skills make him stand out among other funny keynote speakers and is why many organizations book him repeatedly.
Devin resides near Kansas City and is married to the world’s most amazing woman. He has six daughters. Yes, six. Daughters.
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