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Steve Haffner

Decision Performance Specialist

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Steve Haffner Biography

Steve Haffner helps professionals elevate their performance by debunking their own illusions. Audience members learn to spot and overcome the hidden self-deceptions, mental shortcuts, and cognitive biases that influence their ability to perform at their best and achieve their goals.

Haffner’s background and experience is quite unique. He had a successful 30 year career as a corporate professional and executive, creating I.T. solutions as a programmer/analyst, systems engineer, business analyst and vice-president for organizations such as EDS, Mercer and Humana.

Then in 2011 Haffner launched his own performance and speaking business. As an entertainer he presented magic and mentalism shows for family and corporate audiences, including 3M, Amazon, and Edward Jones. As a decision performance specialist, Haffner’s clients include businesses and associations in a wide variety of industries and disciplines, serving business owners, executives, educators, HR professionals and more.

Through his study of magical illusion Haffner learned the secrets to deceiving the human brain. As a speaker, he shares how those same mental distortions that create illusions affect our everyday thinking, perceptions and decisions as well.

His keynote, breakout and workshop programs draw from not only his own experience, but also from research in the fields of psychology, neuroscience and behavioral economics. This combination of insight and experience allows Haffner to help professionals improve their decision making, trust building, productivity, and ability to handle disruption.

Haffner’s one-of-a-kind presentation style combines useful content with humor, personal stories, and magical effects. He shows the audience how their attention and perceptions are easily manipulated, then shares strategies for preventing those “mental errors” from undermining their performance as professionals.

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Speaking Topics
  • The Trust Advantage – Unmasking the illusions that undermine the astonishing benefits of trust

    The leadership trait that most directly contributes to our success is trust. Unfortunately, surveys show that trust in institutions and organizations is at an all-time low.

    As leaders and professionals, we need to recognize the causes of low trust, which often originate as illusions produced by the human brain. These mental distortions, shortcuts, and cognitive biases can be enormous barriers to trust. In this compelling and entertaining program, audiences learn how magicians leverage trust, and how they can use similar methods to increase customer and employee trust.

    Key take-aways include:

    • Learn strategies for overcoming the illusion of distrust and suspicion that derives from our brain’s impulse to keep us safe and undermines our professional relationships.

    • Discover how easily our attention, time and energy can be misdirected and how to re-direct our resources back to our goals, priorities, and values.

    • Learn to recognize the illusion of the “overconfidence bias” which allows faulty self-assessment and false certainty to subvert our trustworthiness.

  • Disruptions, Deceptions and Decisions Outsmarting the hidden illusions that change and stress unleash on your decision performance

    Studies show that the stress from major disruptions has adverse effects on our thinking, focus, and decision making abilities. Cognitive illusions such as status quo bias and attention distraction can keep us from successfully adapting when a major change confronts us and our work. Steve demonstrates how the mental distortions that make magic tricks look real also affect our decision making • especially in times of stress, change, and uncertainty.

    Learning objectives include:

    • Learn from studies in the fields of neuroscience and psychology that demonstrate how the brain changes its functioning and effectiveness in times of prolonged stress.

    • Discover how to overcome our over-reliance on habitual behavior during stress and the tendency to over-emphasize status quo.

    • Learn strategies that counter disruptions’ interference with our ability to identify

  • From A-ha to Ta-da! - Unleash your magical potential by busting through your hidden self-deceptions

    Each of us has amazing performance potential, but to reach it we must recognize and break through the hidden illusions that are barriers to our success. In this motivational and entertaining program, learn from a former professional magician how to achieve “Ta-da!” self-improvements by recognizing and overcoming the false beliefs and stories that can trick us into negativity, fear and settling for the status quo.

    Key take-aways include:

    • Challenge what you believe about yourself, your limitations, and your own motivations

    • Learn when to trust your intuition • and when to question it

    • Perform at your best by defeating irrational “lizard brain level” fear and negativity

  • Beyond Magical Thinking - Uncover the hidden illusions that sabotage smart financial decision making

    Master magicians create convincing and amazing illusions by coaxing their spectators’ brains into making subconscious mental errors. Magicians are experts at secretly influencing your thoughts, attention and emotions.

    Those same mental processes that create magical illusions also confound our everyday decision making • especially when those decisions involve money.

    In this illuminating and entertaining program, the audience learns how and why our brains fool us into making poor financial decisions. By performing magical effects and revealing how the audience is fooled into “magical thinking,” Steve explores the connections between those mental distortions and the irrational hidden influences that thwart our financial decision making and demonstrates how to outsmart them.

    Decision making illusions explored include:

    • Loss aversion and the endowment effect

    • Distraction by misdirection

    • Emotional hijacking

    • Overconfidence bias

    • Status quo bias

    • Outcome bias

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Steve Haffner?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Steve Haffner for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Steve Haffner, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Steve Haffner or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Steve Haffner?

    Booking fees for Steve Haffner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Steve Haffner, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Steve Haffner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Steve Haffner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Steve Haffner for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Steve Haffner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Steve Haffner or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Steve Haffner Biography

Steve Haffner helps professionals elevate their performance by debunking their own illusions. Audience members learn to spot and overcome the hidden self-deceptions, mental shortcuts, and cognitive biases that influence their ability to perform at their best and achieve their goals.

Haffner’s background and experience is quite unique. He had a successful 30 year career as a corporate professional and executive, creating I.T. solutions as a programmer/analyst, systems engineer, business analyst and vice-president for organizations such as EDS, Mercer and Humana.

Then in 2011 Haffner launched his own performance and speaking business. As an entertainer he presented magic and mentalism shows for family and corporate audiences, including 3M, Amazon, and Edward Jones. As a decision performance specialist, Haffner’s clients include businesses and associations in a wide variety of industries and disciplines, serving business owners, executives, educators, HR professionals and more.

Through his study of magical illusion Haffner learned the secrets to deceiving the human brain. As a speaker, he shares how those same mental distortions that create illusions affect our everyday thinking, perceptions and decisions as well.

His keynote, breakout and workshop programs draw from not only his own experience, but also from research in the fields of psychology, neuroscience and behavioral economics. This combination of insight and experience allows Haffner to help professionals improve their decision making, trust building, productivity, and ability to handle disruption.

Haffner’s one-of-a-kind presentation style combines useful content with humor, personal stories, and magical effects. He shows the audience how their attention and perceptions are easily manipulated, then shares strategies for preventing those “mental errors” from undermining their performance as professionals.

Steve Haffner Videos

  • Steve Haffner - speaker demo reel
    Steve Haffner is a decision performance specialist and professional speaker. He speaks in the areas of peak performance, critical thinking, and...
  • Steve Haffner - virtual speaker demo
    Compelling interactive virtual events with great content on peak decision performance, leadership, and critical thinking.

Steve Haffner Speaking Topics

  • The Trust Advantage – Unmasking the illusions that undermine the astonishing benefits of trust

    The leadership trait that most directly contributes to our success is trust. Unfortunately, surveys show that trust in institutions and organizations is at an all-time low.

    As leaders and professionals, we need to recognize the causes of low trust, which often originate as illusions produced by the human brain. These mental distortions, shortcuts, and cognitive biases can be enormous barriers to trust. In this compelling and entertaining program, audiences learn how magicians leverage trust, and how they can use similar methods to increase customer and employee trust.

    Key take-aways include:

    • Learn strategies for overcoming the illusion of distrust and suspicion that derives from our brain’s impulse to keep us safe and undermines our professional relationships.

    • Discover how easily our attention, time and energy can be misdirected and how to re-direct our resources back to our goals, priorities, and values.

    • Learn to recognize the illusion of the “overconfidence bias” which allows faulty self-assessment and false certainty to subvert our trustworthiness.

  • Disruptions, Deceptions and Decisions Outsmarting the hidden illusions that change and stress unleash on your decision performance

    Studies show that the stress from major disruptions has adverse effects on our thinking, focus, and decision making abilities. Cognitive illusions such as status quo bias and attention distraction can keep us from successfully adapting when a major change confronts us and our work. Steve demonstrates how the mental distortions that make magic tricks look real also affect our decision making • especially in times of stress, change, and uncertainty.

    Learning objectives include:

    • Learn from studies in the fields of neuroscience and psychology that demonstrate how the brain changes its functioning and effectiveness in times of prolonged stress.

    • Discover how to overcome our over-reliance on habitual behavior during stress and the tendency to over-emphasize status quo.

    • Learn strategies that counter disruptions’ interference with our ability to identify

  • From A-ha to Ta-da! - Unleash your magical potential by busting through your hidden self-deceptions

    Each of us has amazing performance potential, but to reach it we must recognize and break through the hidden illusions that are barriers to our success. In this motivational and entertaining program, learn from a former professional magician how to achieve “Ta-da!” self-improvements by recognizing and overcoming the false beliefs and stories that can trick us into negativity, fear and settling for the status quo.

    Key take-aways include:

    • Challenge what you believe about yourself, your limitations, and your own motivations

    • Learn when to trust your intuition • and when to question it

    • Perform at your best by defeating irrational “lizard brain level” fear and negativity

  • Beyond Magical Thinking - Uncover the hidden illusions that sabotage smart financial decision making

    Master magicians create convincing and amazing illusions by coaxing their spectators’ brains into making subconscious mental errors. Magicians are experts at secretly influencing your thoughts, attention and emotions.

    Those same mental processes that create magical illusions also confound our everyday decision making • especially when those decisions involve money.

    In this illuminating and entertaining program, the audience learns how and why our brains fool us into making poor financial decisions. By performing magical effects and revealing how the audience is fooled into “magical thinking,” Steve explores the connections between those mental distortions and the irrational hidden influences that thwart our financial decision making and demonstrates how to outsmart them.

    Decision making illusions explored include:

    • Loss aversion and the endowment effect

    • Distraction by misdirection

    • Emotional hijacking

    • Overconfidence bias

    • Status quo bias

    • Outcome bias

FAQs on booking Steve Haffner

  • How to book Steve Haffner?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Steve Haffner for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Steve Haffner, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Steve Haffner or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Steve Haffner?

    Booking fees for Steve Haffner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Steve Haffner, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Steve Haffner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Steve Haffner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Steve Haffner for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Steve Haffner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Steve Haffner or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Steve Haffner is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The Trust Advantage – Unmasking the illusions that undermine the astonishing benefits of trust, Disruptions, Deceptions and Decisions Outsmarting the hidden illusions that change and stress unleash on your decision performance, From A-ha to Ta-da! - Unleash your magical potential by busting through your hidden self-deceptions and Beyond Magical Thinking - Uncover the hidden illusions that sabotage smart financial decision making. The estimated speaking fee range to book Steve Haffner for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Steve Haffner generally travels from Louisville, KY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jeanette Bronée, Dr. Debi Silber, Cynthia Germanotta, Jessica Woods and Kelley Gunter. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Steve Haffner for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Steve Haffner Speaker Videos

  • Steve Haffner - speaker demo reel
    Steve Haffner is a decision performance specialist and professional speaker. He speaks in the areas of peak performance, critical thinking, and productivity, helping leaders and professionals...
    Steve Haffner - virtual speaker demo
    Compelling interactive virtual events with great content on peak decision performance, leadership, and critical thinking.

Steve Haffner Speaking Topics

  • The Trust Advantage – Unmasking the illusions that undermine the astonishing benefits of trust

    The leadership trait that most directly contributes to our success is trust. Unfortunately, surveys show that trust in institutions and organizations is at an all-time low.

    As leaders and professionals, we need to recognize the causes of low trust, which often originate as illusions produced by the human brain. These mental distortions, shortcuts, and cognitive biases can be enormous barriers to trust. In this compelling and entertaining program, audiences learn how magicians leverage trust, and how they can use similar methods to increase customer and employee trust.

    Key take-aways include:

    • Learn strategies for overcoming the illusion of distrust and suspicion that derives from our brain’s impulse to keep us safe and undermines our professional relationships.

    • Discover how easily our attention, time and energy can be misdirected and how to re-direct our resources back to our goals, priorities, and values.

    • Learn to recognize the illusion of the “overconfidence bias” which allows faulty self-assessment and false certainty to subvert our trustworthiness.

  • Disruptions, Deceptions and Decisions Outsmarting the hidden illusions that change and stress unleash on your decision performance

    Studies show that the stress from major disruptions has adverse effects on our thinking, focus, and decision making abilities. Cognitive illusions such as status quo bias and attention distraction can keep us from successfully adapting when a major change confronts us and our work. Steve demonstrates how the mental distortions that make magic tricks look real also affect our decision making • especially in times of stress, change, and uncertainty.

    Learning objectives include:

    • Learn from studies in the fields of neuroscience and psychology that demonstrate how the brain changes its functioning and effectiveness in times of prolonged stress.

    • Discover how to overcome our over-reliance on habitual behavior during stress and the tendency to over-emphasize status quo.

    • Learn strategies that counter disruptions’ interference with our ability to identify

  • From A-ha to Ta-da! - Unleash your magical potential by busting through your hidden self-deceptions

    Each of us has amazing performance potential, but to reach it we must recognize and break through the hidden illusions that are barriers to our success. In this motivational and entertaining program, learn from a former professional magician how to achieve “Ta-da!” self-improvements by recognizing and overcoming the false beliefs and stories that can trick us into negativity, fear and settling for the status quo.

    Key take-aways include:

    • Challenge what you believe about yourself, your limitations, and your own motivations

    • Learn when to trust your intuition • and when to question it

    • Perform at your best by defeating irrational “lizard brain level” fear and negativity

  • Beyond Magical Thinking - Uncover the hidden illusions that sabotage smart financial decision making

    Master magicians create convincing and amazing illusions by coaxing their spectators’ brains into making subconscious mental errors. Magicians are experts at secretly influencing your thoughts, attention and emotions.

    Those same mental processes that create magical illusions also confound our everyday decision making • especially when those decisions involve money.

    In this illuminating and entertaining program, the audience learns how and why our brains fool us into making poor financial decisions. By performing magical effects and revealing how the audience is fooled into “magical thinking,” Steve explores the connections between those mental distortions and the irrational hidden influences that thwart our financial decision making and demonstrates how to outsmart them.

    Decision making illusions explored include:

    • Loss aversion and the endowment effect

    • Distraction by misdirection

    • Emotional hijacking

    • Overconfidence bias

    • Status quo bias

    • Outcome bias

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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