Speaker, Magician, Stunt Artist, Storyteller
Speaker, Magician, Stunt Artist, Storyteller
Scott Hammell has been entertaining professionally since 1998. In the eighteen years since, the four-time Guinness World Record holder has hung upside down from a hot air balloon while locked in a straitjacket and chains (World’s Highest Suspension Straitjacket Escape) for a feature spot on the season premier of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, dangled by his ankles and juggled for over a minute and a half (Longest Inverted Juggling Duration), successfully completed a card trick while skydiving (World’s Fastest Moving Card Trick), jumped from an airplane while blindfolded and handcuffed (Highest Blindfolded Skydive), juggled live explosives and caught a bullet fired from a high powered sniper rifle for a feature-length documentary for Super Channel.
If his stunts seem crazy to you, then you should hear him speak! You’ll find that his training and dedication to his craft are rigorous, the risks he takes are calculated, and his dream is to inspire others to challenge themselves. His speech topics are as varied as his skillset, but there is one enduring philosophy: find your passion, and make it happen.
Scott’s work has brought him around the world. He has performed across North America, as well as in Cuba, Barbados, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Singapore, Bali, Malaysia, Great Britain, France, Belgium, Qatar, Australia, and Kenya. He has performed for royalty and foreign dignitaries, including the Prime Minister of Malaysia and Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Nuaimi. Over the years, Scott has been honoured to share the stage with a host of inspiring people, including Al Gore, Mia Farrow, Jesse Jackson, Stephen Lewis, and Samantha Nutt, among many others.
When Scott isn’t travelling North America to speak, he resides in the GTA in Ontario.
Scott is able to fully adapt and customize his presentations to suit your venue, audience size, audience age, and desired message. Topics can be combined to create the perfect fit for your event. Please feel free to make special requests. Speeches typically consist of live magic, a behind the scenes look at one of Scott’s major stunts, and a peek behind the curtain at some of Scott’s greatest secrets.
Magic is all about perspective. The same thing, seen from different angles can appear wildly different. Scott pulls back the curtain and examines how magicians use a combination of techniques to achieve the desired outcome. These techniques have been monumental in Scott’s life for his art, as well as understanding and gaining clarity on challenging issues. Subtle perspective shifts can lead to significant improvements.
Effective Goal Seeting Technique
Scott has built a wonderful life for himself by pursuing his dreams. He created opportunities for himself when he felt forward progress wasn’t fast enough. Some people look at Scott’s Guinness World Records as unique accomplishments. While Scott is very proud of these achievements, he views himself as an ordinary person who has figured out how to effectively set and accomplish goals!
Sometimes we push ourselves outside of our comfort zones, and sometimes we are pushed by factors external to us. In order to discover our true capabilities it is critical we move outside of our comfort zone.
Scott knows the benefits of pushing his boundaries all too well. He would not be a Guinness World Record holder today if he had not stepped outside of his comfort zone to attempt a gravity-defying stunt. Instead of being limited by his fear of heights, Scott faced the fear, embraced it, and ultimately overcame it.
Scott knows what it takes to be a leader. He’s built, inspired and motivated his teams to achieve world-class results. Although his stunt experiences are unique, the wisdom he has gained and is able to convey is timeless and relatable. His leadership messages are about ideals such as protecting your crew, leading from behind, highlighting your team’s skill sets, delegation of tasks and successfully managing team members who are not contributing. Scott has toured the world, presenting at top leadership conferences and he is in demand for repeat performances.
Sometimes our worst experiences can end up making us stronger. Scott sees opportunity in adversity and offers strategies to control perspective. We can’t control adversity, but we can control our perspective. Like most things in life, the more we practice resilience, the more naturally it comes. Scott’s passion-based approach to resilience offers a clear starting point as well as room to build solid foundations so that later work feels effortless.
When you love doing something, it feels as natural as breathing. “Getting Paid to Breathe” is about finding your passion and making it happen. Scott empowers his audience to examine their career development in the context of career satisfaction.
The Stuntman's Guide to Staying Calm
Scott Hammell has made a career by putting himself into stressful situations. No, I don’t just mean public speaking. Scott has tackled stunts in the air, on land and underwater. These experiences, combined with over 20 years as a hypnotist have lead to some interesting insights and techniques for staying calm during stressful situations. You don’t need to be attempting stunts to find the value in these simple practices.
The speech is designed to bring audiences into the mind of Scott as he’s about to perform one of his most dangerous stunts. His techniques for staying calm are broken down and elaborated upon. Scott also teaches the secrets to develop a super power.
The podcast is a free resource of relaxation recordings. These recordings are designed to help you sleep better, improve your memory, increase your focus and reduce your overall stress levels.
Additional Magic and Juggling Workshops
Scott has been teaching magic and juggling for over 20 years. He is able to provide participants with all the necessary tools to learn magic and or juggling. The tricks taught in these workshops can have specific tie-ins to his speaking topics. If you’re looking for a complimentary program that is fun and hands-on, ta-da!!!!
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