IGNITER OF UNTAPPED POTENTIAL
A multi-talented powerhouse: an author, experienced presenter and seasoned performer, Devin Henderson has logged thousands of performances as an award-winning comedian and magician, and in-demand keynote speaker over his nearly two decade professional career. Devin’s passion is using his unique talents and experiences to inspire individuals and organizations to discover their greatest potential and keep going no matter what.
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 and spingboards to something greater.
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 positivity, humility, a sense of humor, and most importantly, a vision for new possibilities. To share this message, Devin’s full-length keynote includes a unique combination of magic, storytelling, and audience interaction that audiences have called “unreal,” “unexpected,” and “unforgettable.”
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. 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.
What originally inspired Devin to become a performer? From piano recitals at age 6, to magic in talent shows at age 12, to drumline competitions in high school and eventually becoming an award-winning magician and professional speaker, Devin has always been passionate about uplifting audiences and sharing what it really takes to perform at your very best.
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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Speaking Topics and Entertainment Options
What else does Devin offer? In addition to his signature keynote, “Something Greater is Always Possible,” Devin has several program options. From keynote topics to a breakout session to straight entertainment, learn all about Devin’s full services and see more videos.
Who are Devin’s clients? From colleges to associations to corporations, see an extensive list of Devin’s past clients.
CSP and other Recognitions
Devin is a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional). The 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. This certification indicates a speaking professional with proven experience who knows how to deliver client satisfaction. Learn more.
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.