Profile

The real reason John Hotowka is in demand as a speaker and magician is not because he’s observant, insightful and funny but because of the way he communicates his message so the audience takes action. John is a fellow of the Professional Speaking Association and a member of the Magic Circle. He’s been entertaining and speaking to corporate audiences since 1989 and has an uncanny knack of simplifying a complex message and communicating it with comedy, stories and magic.

After leaving school for eight years John was an optician by day and magician by night – performing close up magic to the diners in the restaurants of his home town Bradford. He took up magic full-time in 1989 and has since travelled the world from Manchester to Milan, Derby to Dubai, Hull to Hamburg and from York to New York performing his magic and speaking at events. He’s experienced the highs and lows of running his own business and learnt from numerous blue chip organisations and small businesses he’s worked with. In 2002 he suffered a crisis in confidence and piece by piece using his ‘Strength of One’ methodology to rebuild his life and career. He’s faced many celebrations and challenges to maintain a thriving business and keep himself motivated through all the highs and lows. Now he’s a sought after speaker on the corporate circuit, working with the likes of PwC, Lex Autolease and Pirelli, to name but a few. Recently he challenged himself to apply his ‘Strength of One’ methodology to his personal life and lost 100 lbs in 100 weeks. As they say the proof of the pudding was in the eating (not literally of course).