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John Kippen is a Magician , Mentalist , Corporate Speaker and a master story teller. He not only entertains, but inspires audiences. John suffered partial facial paralysis after a successful brain tumor removal surgery in 2002. He demonstrates how performing Magic allowed him to regain his self confidence after his surgery. As you watch him perform, you focus on his skills as a performer and his deformity disappears. John’s ultimate illusion. John's show is both funny and authentic and audiences walk away being amazed and inspired to find joy in their own lives.

Motivating teens, educators and parents is his passion. Using my talents as a Magician and master story teller, I inspire teens 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 teens 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. Teens leave my talks with a sense of " Awe and Wonder" and some new skills , while realizing that we all have challenges and no one is alone.

Educators often need to be inspired and reminded why they chose education as their career. 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 who take a special interest in students and help guide them while as they  navigate the challenges of being in High School. Educators 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.

Parents often are tired and frustrated because they have trouble " connecting to their teen." With insights from my relationship with my parents, i suggest ways Parents can bridge that gap and learn how to communicate better and improve their family dynamic.


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