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Dan Trommater


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Assumption Buster, Speaker, Coach & Wonder Worker | Communication and Teamwork Programs Delivered by a World-Class Magician

Dan Trommater is passionate about empowering others to be better so they can make society more just, equitable, and sustainable. As a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, he challenges participants to challenge their assumptions and find new perspectives. Dan’s presentation style is warm, funny and voluntarily vulnerable. Plus, he’s a world-class magician and he uses magic as a visual metaphor to explore empathy, leadership, and communication. This leads to interactive sessions that are engaging, mind-opening, and a whole lot of fun. Dan is also an ICF-credentialed coach who works with a select group of coaching clients to help them move from where they are to where they want to be as leaders and team members.

Keynote Speeches

Virtual Keynotes & Webinars
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We've Always Done It That Way: Challenge Assumptions and Get Unstuck

What you know for certain could be exactly why you’re stuck.

The thinking, processes, and attitudes that got you where you are have served their purpose. You’ve found lots of right answers and developed systems to get stuff done. That’s great as long as things are going as expected. But these past few years have taught us just how unpredictable the world really is. Now it’s time to shift our thinking and take the next steps to succeed.

By challenging our assumptions, we can move past our preconceived notions of the ‘right answers.’ Perhaps more than at any time in history, we need to find new ways of thinking and doing things.
As always, Dan uses eye-popping magic, stories, and optical illusions as powerful visual metaphors to create a sense of wonder and astonishment. This is not only thoroughly engaging and fun, but research shows that there’s a transformative power in wonder and awe. It empowers each person in the room to apply the learning to their own lives.

Keynote or workshop participants will learn…

  • How to get out of the “same-old-thinking-rut” and find new solutions
  • How to identify and challenge the limiting assumptions that hold us back
  • How to see the world from new perspectives so they can get unstuck.
Empathy’s Magic Power: The Key to Clear Communication and Compelling Leadership

Empathy is the key to creating a better world.

What if you could magically see the world through someone else’s eyes?

In our increasingly individualized society, it can be so easy to forget that your ‘truth’ isn’t universal. What’s obvious to you might be invisible to others (and vice-versa.) 

With over 20 years of experience creating and delivering presentations for a wide spectrum of audiences; Dan understands the vital importance of seeing the world from others’ perspectives. 

In this program, Dan uses magic, optical illusions, and interactive exercises to illustrate the transformative power of empathy. He’ll demonstrate the fallibility of our narrow perspective and teach practical tools to widen our understanding of others’ needs and motivations. 

This thought-provoking program will empower participants to see the world from fresh perspectives, unlocking new levels of leadership, communication, and collaboration.

Leaders, sales professionals, and anyone who works with others will learn…

  • How to truly listen and ask better questions before offering solutions
  • How to overcome the barriers to empathy to create better relationships
  • How to build a bridge of understanding and collaboration
The Science of Wellbeing: Thriving Through Positive Psychology

Based on rigorous scientific research, the field of Positive Psychology is devoted to the study of what makes for a flourishing life. In this fun and informative session, Dan will explain the PERMAH model (Positivity, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement, and Health) and show how you can put it to use at work and home to help you not only survive but thrive.

In an increasingly complex and hectic world, people are becoming more and more stressed, depressed, and overwhelmed. Fortunately, the field of positive psychology provides us with tools to counter these trends so we can flourish.

Moving beyond the science, you’ll get hands-on experience with practical tools and techniques to help you not only survive, but thrive.

As always, he’ll use some powerful magic as a visual metaphor to illustrate the transformative power of this exciting field.

Positive Psychology is NOT ‘happy-ology’ or dry academic theory. Participants in this interactive program will learn…

  • Practical techniques to improve quality of life, mental health and physical vitality
  • How to identify and harness your strengths to produce better results with less effort
  • Strategies to increase connection and collaboration at work at home

Audience reviews:

  • Dan was wonderful to work with; he interviewed me to make sure that the message he delivered was exactly what I wanted - and that’s exactly what he gave me. His presentation kicked off our conference in a fun, imaginative way while delivering important messages that were right on target. My team was able to see the importance of making changes to how we do account management to create an exceptional and enhanced customer experience.

    - Director, Ceridian Canada Ltd.
  • We hired Dan to do a really special presentation for our sales team at our national sales meeting and I couldn't be happier with the results. The session was completely engaging with everyone actively participating. At times, you could hear a pin drop. Dan's use of magic throughout the program to support the theme of 'expanding how you think' is very valuable. We will carry these ideas forward with us for a long time.

    - General Manager, ITW Construction
  • Dan's magic drove home key messages on leading change in a way that was entertaining, insightful, and relevant.

    - Human Resources Advisor, Ontario Power Generation
  • Dan was born for this. His presence on stage is powerful and engaging, and his interactive presentation had the crowd on the edge of their seats, wide-eyed and eager for his next move. I was blown away by his ability to connect with our 400 person audience and show them that their perceptions and assumptions have an incredibly powerful impact on their journey through life.

    - Student, University of Toronto
  • Dan was wonderful. He didn't pretend to be an expert at our profession, but through careful pre-interviews, he made his content very relevant to our group. And let's face it, magic is awesome. Dan uses magic to communicate valuable content expertly. It all comes down to communication and perspective. I was just enthralled.

    - Chair, Canadian Decorators' Association
  • Dan was fantastic. He is someone everyone should spend time with to learn how to think differently. His use of Magic entertains as he gets his message across. Dan was a great recommendation. Thank you. - Executive Director, Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities

Speaker Biography

Using humour, stories, and eye-popping magic, Dan will grab you by the brain and gently shake. This allows all your stale thinking patterns to fall away so you can discover new solutions, connections and strategies. Dan’s presentation style is warm, funny and voluntarily vulnerable. Far from a talking-head, Dan’s interactive approach transforms “audiences” into “participants”. 

Dan’s education in photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology lead him into teaching photography at the university level. Then magic hijacked his life and he became a full-time magician, performing for adult audiences across North America. Before long, he combined his passions of education and entertainment, developing keynote addresses that shifted audiences’ perspectives. Throughout his career, Dan has used magic to not only create wonder but to act as a powerful visual metaphor and create deeper learning. A lifelong learner, Dan has studied positive psychology and its practical application to create thriving lives. He’s earned a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology from The Flourishing Center in New York City. Building upon that education, he’s gone on to become certified in Applied Positive Psychology Coaching and now works with a select group of coaching clients to help them move from where they are, to where they want to be in their lives.

A natural on stage, Dan can captivate a room. He uses that ability to shine the light back on the other people in the room, helping them see themselves, their struggles and their opportunities in new, more empowering ways. Dan believes that every person can be better, and he’s passionate about helping. Whether it’s as a keynote speaker, trainer or coach, he helps others become better in all areas of their lives.

Dan presents for all sizes, shapes, and styles of organizations. Global companies like Eli Lilly, Roche, Caterpillar, and Bank of Montreal love his ability to blend in seamlessly with their corporate culture, using appropriate language and stories.  He also regularly works with Associations like the Human Resources Professionals Association and Professional Conference Management Association; Governmental Agencies like the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto; and educational institutions like the Rotman School of Management and the University of Southern California; helping them create compelling events with long-lasting takeaways.