Jon Dorenbos played 14 seasons in the NFL, notably making the Pro Bowl twice as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. In 2016, Jon competed on America’s Got Talent where he showcased his skills as a sleight-of-hand magician, making it to the finals and placing third overall in the competition amongst tens of thousands of competitors. He then put his talent on display as a guest on Ellen, who quickly became one of his biggest fans and advocates. Jon has appeared on Ellen’s show in various capacities as well as on The Today Show. He just retired from the NFL after having successful open heart surgery to repair a defective aortic valve.
Known for his great sense of humor and positive outlook on life, Jon is a successful motivational speaker who uses his skills as a magician and his incredible life story to inspire. He is currently writing a book for Simon & Schuster titled Life Is Magic that will go on sale 3rd Qtr 2019.
Jon is a seasoned motivational and keynote speaker with more than 10 years of experience. His topics are typically tailor-made to his clients’ objectives and include: Life is Magic, The Power of Teamwork, Overcoming Obstacles, and Embracing Change.
Jon’s inspirational life story of triumph over adversity has been retold on national television in features by NBC, HBO, FOX Sports, ESPN, E! True Hollywood Story: An American Story, ABC, and CBS.
Jon 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”.
As a professional keynote speaker since 2008, Jon has motivated and wowed audiences including AT&T, Nationwide Insurance, Marriott International, Kroger Foods, Boeing, SAP, Black & Decker, Lincoln Financial, Nexxus, MGM Resorts International, Jackson Hewitt, Merrill Lynch, Taco Bell, Pappa John’s, DigiKey and numerous other Fortune 500 companies.
“If you are looking for a “WOW factor” to add to your conference, Jon Dorenbos will deliver! Jon’s exciting performance mixes his life story, motivational messaging and magic to drive home personal improvement and leadership themes and will bring the audience to their feet every time.”
– Kim Barker, Lincoln Financial Group
“This guy’s not just okay; we’re talking about AWESOME right here! He had me entertained for hours.”
– Garth Brooks, Country Superstar
“Jon Dorenbos connected with our huge 10,000+ person audience from beginning to end, he was electric, impactful, and abundantly engaging. Jon’s message is relatable, motivational and seamlessly interwoven in his magic. Our members were entertained and moved emotionally in a very unique way. Thanks Jon!”
– NATA President, Tory Lindley
“Jon is an absolute wizard and his ability to engage an audience is unparalleled”
– Simon Cowell, Producer / Creator, America’s Got Talent
“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.
“I’ve seen a lot of keynote speakers. And while most are good, very few are remembered well after the event. Our attendees still talk about Jon’s incredible performance at our corporate event as one of the best they’ve experienced. His magic was fantastic, and his time on stage had the audience laughing, tearing up, and inspired. Jon’s story goes straight to the heart, and the way he tells it is the real magic. He is genuine and engaging. Jon and his team were a pleasure to work with. Jon is a true class act!”
– Patrick Maley, CMO, BluJay Solutions
“Jon is by far the most powerful, engaging, dynamic and authentic presenter I have ever hired in my 15+ years of producing conferences and events. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll remember what really matters in life and you’ll leave inspired to make a difference. This guy is for real.”
– Michael Clarke, Director GSO B2B Marketing & Events, The Americas Marriott International Marriott International Luxury Brands