Devin Henderson is a peak performance and leadership motivational speaker. Devin’s passion is using his talents and experiences to inspire others to pursue their dreams and keep going no matter what challenges they face or how much they may be discouraged by the people or circumstances around them. Anyone who meets Devin soon learns there are always new levels of potential available to them, and achieving greatness in work and in life requires commitment, risk, perseverance and is a daily, on-going process. Devin helps people define and strive for their best all while maintaining clarity of vision, humility, positivity, a sense of humor, and most importantly, a vision for new possibilities.
Devin is a multi-talented powerhouse: an author, experienced presenter and seasoned performer, having logged thousands of performances as an award-winning comedian and magician and in-demand keynote speaker. His unique combination of skills and storytelling and his hilarious and engaging interaction are what make him an audience favorite. Devin’s clients include Pepsi, Sprint, Cerner and and his keynote presentations have been called, “unreal,” “unexpected,” and “unforgettable.”
Devin’s topic of peak performance as a motivational speaker derived from his roots as a natural-born performer. From piano recitals at age 6, to magic in talent shows at age 12, to drumline and piano competitions in high school, and eventually becoming a full-time, award-winning comedy magician, Devin has always loved being in front of people and putting his best into every performance.
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. 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.
In 2014 Devin was honored when America’s Got Talent invited him to audition in Hollywood for Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel after the producers saw videos of his magic performances 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 and leverage it to level up moving forward.
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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CSP (Certified Speaking Professional)
What is CSP? The Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation is the speaking industry’s international measure of speaking experience and skill. CSP is conferred by the National Speakers Association on those who have earned it by meeting strict criteria. The letters CSP following a speaker’s name indicate a speaking professional with proven experience who knows how to deliver client satisfaction.
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Awards and Accomplishments
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.