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United States


Los Angeles

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Speaker Bio

Motivating students, educators and parents is my expertise. John Kippen uses his experience surviving a brain tumor removal surgery, and his talents as a Magician and master storyteller, your audience will be energized., inspired, and ready to tackle any adversity that comes their way.

During my school assemblies, I inspire students to find what makes them happy and encourage them to become out of the box thinkers. Drawing from my experience of being bullied as a teen, I share my insights on ways students can adapt and surround themselves with peers who have similar challenges and interests.

As someone who has gone through adversity and health issues resulting in my face being paralyzed, I share how I came to love myself again by finding my passion for performing magic. Students leave my talks with a sense of "Awe and Wonder" and new skills, while realizing that we all have challenges and they are not alone.

I also love working with educators. Our teachers and school staff need to be inspired and reminded about the nobility of their profession. During my educational conference keynotes, I share how a few special educators made a difference in my life and taught me how to be a creative problem solver.

We all need educators that take a special interest in students and guide them through the challenges of school. Educators and staff leave my talks with a renewed sense of purpose and with some new tools that will help them connect with students who are silently crying out for someone to care.

Finally, if you are planning a parent education night, I'd love to be of service! Parents often are tired and frustrated because they have trouble "connecting to their teen." With insights from my relationship with my own parents, I suggest ways parents can bridge that gap and learn how to communicate better and improve their family dynamic.

My work with parents will help make families stronger and students more focused on academic success.


What's Your Super Power?

As you watch him perform, you focus on his skills as a performer and his deformity disappears. John’s ultimate illusion.  John's speaking engagements are both funny and authentic and audiences walk away being amazed and inspired to find joy in their own lives.  Using his talents as a magician and master storyteller, he inspires audiences to discover what makes them happy and encourages them to become out-of-the-box thinkers.

People leave his talks with a sense of "Awe and Wonder" while realizing that we all have our own challenges and no one is alone.  We all have unique skills and life experiences who make us who we are. John shows us how to use those skills to be a part of a team.

John speaks from his heart and touches everyone in a magical way.

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