Gerard Senehi is a world-renowned mentalist and cultural change-agent with a passion for expanding our notions of what’s possible.
As a mentalist, Gerard confounds, captivates, and uplifts audiences worldwide with his seemingly impossible feats. His work has earned the admiration of world leaders, celebrities and Fortune 500 CEOs, as well as the national and international media. Honored by his peers in 2008 with the Psychic Entertainers’ Association’s highest award, the Dunninger Memorial Award, he is regarded as one of the world’s best mentalists. The secret to his success lies in keeping people guessing, suspending normal conceptions of reality, as he walks an untraceable line between sophisticated illusion and paranormal powers. The captivating results were once described by New York Magazine as “tiny miracles . . . challenging both the credulity of believers and the unsmiling vehemence of skeptics.”
As a cultural change agent, Gerard is the Founder of the Open Future Institute, a non-profit foundation that promotes a deeper understanding of how culture evolves through human values, worldviews, and ways of defining meaning. Through research, education, and public awareness, OFI aims to empower individuals and organizations to take a deeper responsibility for the future. In addition to his work with OFI, Gerard directs his creative and philanthropic energy as a board member and facilitator for organizations and projects that encourage an active questioning and development of our shared values, beliefs, and worldviews.
Gerard lives in New York City with his wife, Francesca, where he regularly convenes a cross-section of the city’s brightest minds in “Evolutionary Salons” to explore questions of human purpose and potential.