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Dominic Alldis creates magic through a thought-provoking, instructive and fun presentation. He worked with leaders from Sandoz and used music as a metaphor for leadership and team effectiveness.  His methods are novel, interactive and applicable. Highly recommended...
Gloria Harris & Marty Pollock
Consultants
Sandoz
I would like to thank you for the excellent talk you gave on Friday during our Executive Team meeting in Istanbul.  Your presentation was very inspiring and appreciated by all your audience.  Your metaphors and the bridge you described between leadership and conducting an orchestra illustrated well the challenges that we are face in our different functions.  This was a great learning experience for all participants...
Michel L. Pettigrew
President and COO
Ferring
Time and time again, an absolute highlight of our leadership development program is the interlude session with you, Dominic. The chance to sit among an orchestra, to experience the interplay, the connection, the artistry of the musicians is an inspiring and unforgettable experience.  Even more powerful are the business insights our leaders gather during the session. Through your delicate facilitation and wonderfully eloquent commentary as maestro, our leaders gain new insights into the power of the podium, the impact of their leadership and importance of truly listening.  Quite literally Dominic, you are helping us transform leadership here at eBay…
Beth Axelrod
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
EBAY Inc.
Dominic Alldis' presentation was rich in metaphors and the examples given were relevant, there was never a dull moment.  This really is the best type of 'management development' - interactive, pertinent, thought provoking and entertaining.  I can say it was quite the best professional development event I have attended in many years. Well done and thank you…
Marcus Hill
Northern Yorkshire Link Manager
 Je tiens à vous remercier infiniment d’avoir fait partager une expérience aussi belle et remarquable à l’équipe formation et développement de Google, lors de son sommet annuel. Au cours des 24 dernières heures, mes collègues ont été nombreux à me dire combien l’expérience de la musique comme métaphore les avait inspirés, enchantés, ou simplement emplis de joie. Quelques-uns m’ont également assuré qu’il s’agissait de la meilleure formation à laquelle ils aient jamais participé, que ce soit chez Google ou ailleurs. Il s’agit là d’un bel éloge venant de la part d’une équipe hautement performante de professionnels de la formation de l’une des sociétés les plus réputées et admirées au monde ! Nous vous sommes extrêmement reconnaissants de nous avoir fait participer à une expérience aussi surprenante et enrichissante. Nous vous souhaitons de continuer à jouer aussi bien et de partager votre musique avec le monde !... 
Richard Fernandez FR
Director of Senior Executive Development
GOOGLE fr
L’un des objectifs du Centre pour le développement du leadership était de pousser nos managers à réfléchir sur le leadership en usant de la musique comme d’une métaphore. Et effectivement, nos managers ont commencé à modifier leur façon de penser – à envisager le leadership à travers le prisme du jazz, du point de vue de l’improvisation, du travail en équipe et de la flexibilité, et pas seulement à travers le prisme d’un orchestre traditionnel, où l’on « dirige » une équipe…
Mark Jenner
Talent Organisation et Development Manager
BARCLAYS BANK PLC
Juste un petit mot pour vous remercier infiniment de votre contribution à notre Forum, vendredi dernier. Tous ceux à qui j’en ai parlé ont beaucoup aimé entendre quelques « secrets de fabrique » de musicien, et nous avons également apprécié la musique…
Sir Philip Diley
President
ARUP
Juste un petit mot pour vous remercier infiniment de votre contribution à notre Forum, vendredi dernier. Tous ceux à qui j’en ai parlé ont beaucoup aimé entendre quelques « secrets de fabrique » de musicien, et nous avons également apprécié la musique…
Sir Philip Dilley
Chairman
ARUP
Dominic Alldis was the motivational highlight at our European Consulting Conference with about 900 participants in Madrid this year. He successfully managed to use the symbolism of an orchestra in an outstanding manner, to demonstrate how the role of a conductor and that of a team within a company are similar. His message conveyed the importance both as a conductor and as a manager, using soft skills to reach common success. His performance was elegant and he showed sheer mastery in creating the music very slowly and thereby building up the tension more effectively. With his work as a musician he demonstrated highest professionalism and excellence. The most captivating aspect of his performance was how he harmoniously integrated into the entire process of our conference concept through classical music and then again through his performance of free jazz with local jazz musicians. In fact Mr. Alldis received a standing ovation for his performance. Moreover it was exceptionally pleasant to work together with Mr. Alldis. I would highly recommend him for similar events…
Christian Wilmschoefer FR
Vice President
Siemens Industry Software FR
Dominic’s presentation and insights made the meeting one of the most successful senior meetings the company has had—we highly recommend him as a speaker for any organization interested in achieving its potential…
Patricia Kennedy
Learning & Development
Booz Allen
A large part of the beauty of the experience with Dominic and the orchestra is that it allows participants to really feel the difference that leaders can make.  It is one thing to tell executives that they have to be a step ahead of those they lead, or that micromanaging strangles motivation and creativity.  But it is immensely more powerful to show them, and indeed allow them to hear, the disappointing product of the reactive leader or the micromanager.  It also matters that the leadership lessons are offered in the context of the gorgeous music, and Dominic’s gracious facilitation.  It is a session that brings out the best in everyone, as both leaders and learners...
Paul Ingram
Kravis Professor of Business
Columbia Business School
Thanks very much indeed for your help with our workshop in South Africa.  Your input at the start of the event proved really effective in getting people to gel, to open up and, probably most importantly, to broaden thinking.  If you are available,  I would like to utilise your skills at our future workshops for our UK and US streams.  Once again, thank you very much indeed for your help...
Greg Hunt
Human Resources Director
Diageo
From the various comments received so far from our participants, it seems that the Summer Academy was very well appreciated.  From my colleagues at the CBA, I'd like to express my heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for having made our first program a wonderful success...
Mahan Amarnath
Corporate Business Academy
EADS
The musical evening led by Dominic and his ensemble is a real magical event.  The beauty of it is how we learn the power of storytelling, how to put together a team of stars and with a few hints generate real teamwork, how to allow teams to alternate leadership at different moments, how to listen for the clues given to you by other team members.  All of this is done in a very professional way.  Dominic is not only a talented musician, but his empathy and connection to the audience allowed us to learn lessons from a very different professional field.  Feedback from the attendees was simply spectacular and it was an evening nobody will forget.  It is a privilege to be associated with you Dominic and we hope to continue working together in the years to come...
Luis Hernán Cubillos
Partner
Egon Zehender
Dominic's music metaphor has proven to be really effective with our managers; he was just the right person at the right time and has this rare talent to obtain emotional engagement and let the audience discover simple things they will never forget. Highly recommended!..
Benedikt Benenati
Organisational Development Director
Danone
Your session reminded us that to pursue true excellence amid the fast-paced business and societal pressures around us, we must embrace the often neglected virtues of listening and patience...
Mark Lee
Director of Strategic Management
Central Bank of Malaysia
Dominic Alldis delivered a brilliant session for a group of 150 international executives from Coca-Cola.  He spoke about collaboration, innovation and responding to change, and then played with a jazz band to bring these concepts to life.  The delegates were delighted and inspired by the session...
Brendan O'Connor
Castle Management
Coca Cola
Dominic’s presentation really engaged our staff from both the UK and France, and brought management issues to life in a unique and entertaining way…
David Atkins
CEO
Hammerson
Just a short note to thank you very much for your entertaining contribution to our Forum. Everybody I spoke to very much enjoyed hearing the musician's trade secrets, and we enjoyed the music too…
Sir Philip Dilley
Executive Chairman
ARUP
The Music & Management presentation was stimulating, thought provoking and very worthwhile.  It gave our management team an interesting new framework for looking at management issues...
Andrew Kemble
Management Director
Yamaha Pianos UK
An important part of the Leadership Development Centre was to stretch our managers thinking about leadership using music as a metaphor.  An important result was that our managers began to shift their mindset, seeing leadership through a jazz lens, as improvisation, collaboration and flexibility, not just through a traditional orchestral lens, as "conducting" a team...
Mark Jenner
Talent Organisation & Development Director
On behalf of UFl, we would like to thank you very much for the remarkable lecture you displayed during the 74th UFI Congress held last week in Versailles.  This event was greatly appreciated by the participants, not only because of its atmosphere and networking opportunities, but also because of its content, for which you played a key and very important role.  The entire UFI Team involved in the congress preparation and organization, as well as the congress moderator,  join us to share this success with you, as you were among those who made it possible...
Vincent Gerard
Managing Director
UFI
Dominic and his musicians managed to help focus the Cardinal and his Bishops on their role as leaders within their own organisations.  Using music - classical and jazz – performed as a team of equals created an atmosphere to help the audience engage with one another through the performance.  One of the important takeaways was team versus individual endeavour, as the participants can be somewhat isolated in their daily work.  Through their interactive delivery the musicians demonstrated the value of teamwork...
Stephen Brenninkmeijer
Porticus & The Andromeda Fund
English College
An eye opening experience and a very well structured presentation…  Dominic Alldis and the string quartet brought us a very refreshing definition of how to perform in a team…  An inspiring session and definitely a highlight of the course… Excellent, a fantastic night, the comparisons to music and leadership were relevant, but most importantly the night was fun…  It was surprising how well he was able to relate to leadership in business…  One of the highlights of the week…  A very good experience, we learned how to trust and to lead while keeping the harmony…  It was an eye opener, he excelled at getting to the point and highlighting what we have in common...
Buyers Group
International
Unilever
Dominic Alldis spoke at a plenary session of our Conference in Cambridge.  He used music to inspire over 100 attendees drawn from all parts of the globe on how the high-level skills of players can be managed.  There are valuable lessons to be learned and I, for one, will henceforth view conductors of orchestras in a new light...
Meredith Belbin
Founder
Belbin
It is thanks to Dominic's powerful, yet simple, messages around being 'in tune' with each other while performing that I was able to be crystal clear about my management expectations for my top 50 executives: As Miles Davis said "don't play what you know, play what you hear...
Alfonso Di Ianni
Senior Vice President European Enlargement and Commonwealth of Independent Stages Region Oracle Corporation
Oracle
It was such a pleasure to work with you on the Leadership Forum. The reaction was that you and the orchestra piece were absolutely exceptional. Congratulations. I look forward to the next opportunity to work together...
John Gregory
Marketing Communications Director
ArjoHuntleigh

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Dominic's music metaphor has proven to be really effective with our managers; he was just the right person at the right time and has this rare talent to obtain emotional engagement and let the audience discover simple things they will never forget. Highly recommended!
Benedikt Benenati FR
Organisational Development Director
 An important part of the Leadership Development Centre was to stretch our managers' thinking about leadership using music as a metaphor.  An important result was that our managers began to shift their mindset, seeing leadership through a jazz lens, as improvisation, collaboration and flexibility, not just through a traditional orchestral lens, as "conducting" a team...
Mark Jenner FR
Talent Organisation and Development