Jon Dorenbos

  • Travels From: Los Angeles, CA
  • Fees: $75,000 - $100,000

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Make your event’s keynote presentation what everyone is talking about over coffee the next morning. All it takes is the right keynote speaker – and a touch of magic – to create a memorable event.


Booking Jon as the keynote speaker is the easiest part of planning your conference or corporate event. Jon can work your company’s message and objectives into his custom blend of storytelling, magic and humor

Don’t be tricked into thinking Jon’s performance is simply a magic show. Jon uses magic in his presentation to complement the messaging.


Watch the video below to see how Jon uses magic to illustrate the conference slogan “Get on the same page” and receive a standing ovation mid-presentation. It’s magic that impacts you professionally.


Jon was a finalist on season 11 of America’s Got Talent. For his final performance he did a routine with the theme “don’t hate, don’t blame and forgive”.


It is a great example of how Jon uses magic as a tool to engage an audience while delivering an inspirational message. It’s magic that inspires you personally

Jon Dorenbos 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. Motivational & Keynote SpeakerJon’s inspirational life story of triumph over adversity has been retold on national […]

Jon Dorenbos 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 Dorenbos stands out as a beacon of hope and resilience. While he might be best known for his remarkable career as an NFL long snapper and magician, Jon’s journey goes far beyond the football field and the world of illusion. Today, he is celebrated as a motivational speaker who has touched the lives of countless individuals with his captivating story of overcoming unimaginable challenges. 

From the NFL to Magic

Jon Dorenbos began his journey into the limelight as a professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL). He was an elite long snapper, having played for teams like the Buffalo Bills and the Tennessee Titans before finding his true home with the Philadelphia Eagles. For over a decade, he snapped the ball with precision, protecting his team’s quarterbacks and contributing to numerous memorable moments on the field.

While his career in the NFL was impressive, it was his passion for magic that added a unique dimension to his life. Jon’s love for magic began as a young boy, providing him an escape from a traumatic childhood filled with pain and loss. Magic allowed him to tap into a world of wonder and transformation, a theme that would later become a central part of his inspirational story.

Tragedy Strikes

In 2017, Jon Dorenbos faced a life-changing moment that would test his resilience like never before. During a routine physical examination before being traded to the New Orleans Saints, doctors discovered a life-threatening heart condition. His dreams of continuing his NFL career came crashing down as he was immediately forced to retire from professional football. For many, this would have been a devastating blow, but for Jon, it was an opportunity to reinvent himself and find a new calling.

Embracing Resilience

Jon Dorenbos’s response to adversity was nothing short of remarkable. Rather than succumbing to despair, he channeled his love for magic and his determination to inspire others into a new career path. It was during his time on the talent show “America’s Got Talent” that he mesmerized audiences with his magic, reaching the finals and gaining a national following. More importantly, his resilience became an inspiration to countless individuals who were also facing personal struggles.

Today, Jon’s life story is a testament to the power of resilience. He emphasizes the importance of embracing life’s unexpected challenges and using them as a catalyst for personal growth and transformation. Jon’s journey from a football field to the grand stage of magic is a vivid illustration of his unwavering determination to turn obstacles into opportunities.

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The Healing Power of Magic

Magic is not merely a profession for Jon Dorenbos; it is a powerful tool for healing and inspiration. Throughout his career as a magician and motivational speaker, Jon has used the art of magic to captivate audiences and deliver messages of hope, transformation, and resilience. He combines astonishing tricks with personal storytelling to connect with people on a profound level, leaving them inspired and empowered to overcome their own challenges.

Jon’s magical performances often include metaphors for life’s challenges and triumphs. Whether it’s making something disappear, escaping from restraints, or transforming one thing into another, his magic is a reflection of his own journey and the transformations he has undergone. It’s not just entertainment; it’s a means of connecting with his audience on a deeply emotional level, reminding them that the power to transform their lives is within reach.

The Magic of Perspective

Jon Dorenbos’s motivational speaking engagements are not just about his personal journey; they’re about shifting one’s perspective on life. He encourages individuals to look beyond their obstacles and see the opportunities hidden within them. His life story exemplifies how even the most challenging circumstances can be the springboard for personal growth and success.

Jon’s philosophy centers on the idea that our perception of adversity determines our ability to overcome it. He challenges his audiences to view challenges as chances to grow, learn, and evolve. He believes that by altering our perspective, we can unlock our hidden potential and accomplish more than we ever thought possible.

Inspiring Others

One of the most remarkable aspects of Jon Dorenbos’s journey is the way he has used his story to inspire others. He has become a sought-after motivational speaker, traveling the world to share his story of resilience, hope, and the transformative power of magic. His message resonates with people from all walks of life, from students to corporate professionals, and everyone in between.

Jon’s impact extends beyond the stage; he has also worked with organizations and individuals to create lasting change. He uses his motivational speaking platform to promote self-awareness, resilience, and the pursuit of one’s true passions. Through workshops and seminars, he helps people uncover their hidden potential and embrace their unique abilities, just as he did when he embarked on his magical journey.

The Magic of Giving Back

Beyond inspiring individuals, Jon Dorenbos is deeply committed to giving back to his community and those in need. He has been actively involved in philanthropic efforts, supporting various charitable organizations and causes. His generosity and dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of others mirror his own journey of transformation.


Jon Dorenbos is not just a former NFL player, a magician, or a motivational speaker; he is a living testament to the power of resilience, the magic of transformation, and the inspiration that can emerge from adversity. His story is a reminder that we all have the capacity to overcome life’s challenges and achieve greatness.

Jon’s journey is a beacon of hope for those facing adversity, a reminder that our perspective can shape our destiny, and an inspiration for anyone seeking to transform their life. Through his magical performances and motivational speaking, he continues to touch hearts, change lives, and remind us all that the power of transformation is within our grasp. Jon Dorenbos is living proof that with determination, resilience, and a little bit of magic, we can turn life’s obstacles into opportunities and inspire change in ourselves and others.

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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 Dorenbos 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 Dorenbos 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.

Jon Dorenbos has been performing magic since the age of 12. He started playing football his freshman year in high school.

When asked what his most proud moment of his career was, Jon responded, “when I was in training camp with the Eagles and competing on America’s Got Talent. Think about it… I was playing in the NFL and performing magic on the #1 TV show simultaneously.

At the top of my game in both professions. I played the season opener against the Cleveland Browns. Got on a jet from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and competed on the Finals of AGT the next night. So cool.”

Jon Dorenbos was traded to the New Orleans Saints during training camp of the 2017 season. It was there that doctors discovered he had a heart condition that would require emergency open heart surgery…which ultimately ended his football career. He appeared on Ellen six weeks after surgery.

Ellen created a game show that Jon hosted. Jon Dorenbos would show up at your house and give you a chance to win money and crazy prizes. Here is one of Jon’s favorite moments hosting that show. After the episode was done filming… the cameras kept rolling as Jon surprised a little girl.

“Live In Vision, Not In Circumstance.”

Jon shares his inspiring story from losing his parents and the age of 12, working through the foster care system to making it to the NFL Pro Bowl. It’s an amazing story of overcoming adversity, heart and perseverance.

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