I inspire people to think differently when facing a problem or challenge using previous exemples and sharing what goes on in the mind of a magician when creating magic.
I am a professional (French) magician and keynote speaker based in UK. As well as performing, I have created and marketed magic tricks, consulted on various projects and also run my own entertainment agency.
I graduated in catering management before moving to the UK in 2001. Before becoming a full-time performer, I worked for two Very High Net Worth families. I was facing many challenges daily and by thinking like a magician really helped me to make things happen. "No" or "it can't be done" were not acceptable answers !
Some facts about me :
- I have performed at over 1000 events in 19 countries.
- I have performed for top executives including CEOs and board members of some of the world's biggest companies (Google, Amazon, Goldman Sachs...),
- I have performed to many celebrities including Bruno Mars, Bono, Simon Cowell and even for David Blaine. Additionally, I have performed for Royalties (HRH Prince Charles and HRH Prince Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia).
- I consulted on the TV show "Penn and Teller Fool Us" aired on Channel 5 and for a 3 Michelin Star restaurant (The Fat Duck).
- Performed at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
- I create magic tricks for magicians and customised effects for corporate clients.
It is important to keep in mind the consequences of a problem when it is not addressed or resolved appropriately. It can lead to :
✓ Poor customer service / satisfaction
✓ Bad reviews and PR
✓ Unhappy employees
✓ Higher costs
✓ Loss of revenue
Creating magic is very similar to solving problems, both need a solution, and a suitable one. The most impossible the trick (or problem) seems, the better.
Do we think differently ?
One of the questions I get asked regularly is "when you see a trick, do you know how it is done?". The answer is yes, however there can be rare exceptions. I got into magic at an early age and after a little while, I could work out some of the magic tricks I saw on TV. I didn't become more clever but it was clear that my thought process changed. This is what I aim to teach and revealing how solving someone's problem got me on Sir Richard Branson's jet.