Joe Fingerhut speaks from the heart about issues that are real to young people today. He has faced adversity, suffered loss, and pursued his passions despite long odds. Joe connects with audiences using humor, magic, and relevant stories of his own adventures, and he has a knack for connecting each young person’s heart with a powerful message of hope.
When he was 14, Joe’s best friend had his life taken in a car accident. A family member trying to comfort him said, “Joe, think about all the things Mark won’t have to experience in life.” Even at such a young age Joe knew that this was the wrong attitude about living. Mark’s death helped Joe begin focusing on the possibilities the world had to offer rather than the limitations. A decade later, Joe had been to 30 countries on six continents and found a way to make a living by entertaining. His skills in magic, storytelling and performance paved the way for a successful career as a speaker, teacher, and a music DJ.
Joe focuses on conquering the “destiny of normalcy,” which afflicts too many people today. He gives audiences a five-step method to achieve goals and presents a positive message of turning “I can’t” into “How can I?” while sharing stories from his life, his travels, and showcasing his amazing skills in juggling, magic, and performing arts.