International Keynote Speaker and 4 X TEDx speaker, Butzi has talked for the world biggest companies (Hilton, Total, Airbus…). After a career as a creative artist, he now focuses on helping companies to help be more creative and trigger innovation.
His originality lies in his magicians’ skills and experience that he uses to empower his audiences to be more creative and agile. To achieve that, he reveals in his talks, workshops and in his book “The magic of Crazytivity”, the world’s top magicians’ secrets and techniques, bringing the participants in a magical journey to empower them.
As I was studying Economics at la Sorbonne, I discovered magic randomly in a bar where waiters were also magicians and I instantly fell in love with this art.
For two years, I worked hard, obsessed with this art, sometimes staying 10 hours a day in my room, practicing with cards, ropes, and coins.
Eager to know about the world, I then decided to travel through Latin America for nine months, and that is when I really assimilated my craft with the real world. My first paid job as an artist was in Ecuador, in a beach town. From that moment on, I started living from my magic, performing in hotels, bars, and restaurant. I was 21.
When I came back to Paris, I decided that this was what I wanted to do. My parents were not please but I upgraded my shows over the years to perform for companies, private events, and made magic my full-time job.
A couple of years later, I performed at the prestigious Castle in Hollywood and became a contributor at the most prestigious school in the world (says BBC TV…): the Mcbride Magic and Mystery School.
So, I studied creativity principles in depth… and I had no result. Yes, I could invent fun presentations, but I couldn’t figure out how to create a new trick. I was always stuck and couldn’t find solutions for it to work in the real world.
It is with practice, trial and error, and studying other artists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and magicians that I have succeeded to master the tools to create my own magic.
All of this gave me enough background to write for my colleagues in magician’s magazines and create custom shows for certain clients. I then wrote a book on creativity for magicians, followed by another one for the general public:“The Magic of Crazytivity”.
Then I started talking at companies, mostly about my background and magicians’ point of view on perception. But little by little I realized that I had a lot to offer on the subject of creativity and that I could help corporate employees to adopt a more optimistic and creative mindset.
And that’s where I am now!