About Sean Bott
Speaker, Entertainer & Mind Reader
Hi, I'm Sean
KEYNOTE SPEAKER. MIND READER. ENTERTAINER.
Let's Be Friends
Spending much of my early life growing up in Saudi Arabia, I developed a scorching sense of humor.
I began my journey into the delicious art of magic at the tender age of 12 by learning and then performing hypnosis, psychology, and stagecraft at his local library. One quirky magic shop, a degree or two, and more than three pounds later, I can now say I've been blowing minds, making people gasp and laugh, all while eating curly fries, for over 15 years. Sprinkle on some pit stops at Second City in Chicago to keep my funny skills on point and you’re left with a one-of-a-kind mind reading experience.
As you can imagine, all of that heat combined with some childhood trauma, a birth Mom still at large (maybe the rain forest?), and two really weird stepmoms, has given me some anxiety. I have studied cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and self-compassion, feeding my interest in the world of clinical mental health counseling. As that journey continues, I combine that knowledge, personal experience and mind-reading, to show you how to create warm connection with other humans quickly and authentically.
“Through my study of empathy, psychology, mentalism, and comedy, I provide positive skills and awareness for others to create connection and belonging. I draw on best practices in cognitive behavioral therapy, self-compassion research and social psychology to create an applicable, cohesive tool-set that is actionable, and implementable."
Whether building deeper relationships as a leader, working with clients, onboarding new employees, or retaining great talent, the tools I provide, creates spaces of belonging faster and easier than ever before. When I engage with your people, from start to finish, my focus is on understanding their pain points and working together towards your desired outcome.
Working with over 1,500 associations, corporations, and universities worldwide including companies like Dell, Google, and Disney, I have brought curated content, mind-blowing moments, and bucketfuls of laughs (not chicken) to thousands.
At home, I am owned by two cats, two kids, and a spouse. I’ll walk on a treadmill - sometimes - and eat hot soup in the summer.
6 or So Reasons to Book Sean Bott
He's Present, Start to Finish
Reflected in every interaction, from the pre-event planning call to the post-event debrief, is the level of commitment and respect Sean has for his profession. Sean's goal is to be the least "headachey'" part of your process. Not to mention your attendees will walk (maybe, skip?) away more engaged, inspired, and motivated.
He's Part of the Team
When you book Sean, you're not just a To Do item, he's part of the team! You get Sean, and to the extent his schedule permits he enjoys experiencing your event fully prior to his keynote. Engaging with attendees, posing for photos, strolling to warm up the crowd, and much, much more. Teamwork makes the dream work.
He's a Performer
Sean knows that things don't always go as planned. He knows that flexibility and adaptability can save an event. He's ready to do what's needed to make your event stay on track and get the job done! The show must go on!
He Puts in the Work
Sean does his research beforehand to get to know your organization, your business challenges, and your audience. This preparation, along with his ability to customize various aspects of his keynote allows him to provide a unique experience for your people and effectively connect with attendees.
He's Like Christmas Morning!
Sean's performed on thousands of stages, and every time it's like Christmas morning for him, which makes it like Christmas morning for you! His enthusiasm translates to a high-energy, upbeat presence (and presents!) that audiences love again and again.
He Reads Minds, Literally
This isn't (just) a speech, it's an experience. When you invite Sean to keynote your event, he'll bring not only change-making content, but mind-blowing feats that will create memories attendees will be talking about long after the event has ended.
He's a Funny Guy.
'Nuf said. These are the jokes.