Jazz Musician and Conductor runs Innovative Business Development and Leadership Courses.
Dominic Alldis is a jazz musician and conductor who runs innovative business development and leadership courses using music as a metaphor.
As founder and CEO of Music & Management, Steinway Artist and RAM, Professor Dominic Alldis combines decades of experience as an international musician with 15 years of facilitating innovative learning experiences for business using the metaphor of music.
Dominic is a multi-talented and versatile musician and performer, equally at home conducting symphony orchestras, improvising at the piano with bands and teaching students in the world’s finest conservatories. He moves freely between contrasting musical worlds and combines a prestigious classical music heritage with extensive experience as a jazz band-leader and improviser.
As an artist exploring the synergy between different musical cultures, Dominic is uniquely placed to bring his insights to the contemporary business world, with its need to maintain the ‘classical’ values of excellence and teamwork, while fostering the ‘jazz’ values of adaptability, disruption and innovation.
As a keynote speaker, Dominic has worked with many of the world’s leading companies and business schools to create powerful musical experiences for executives. These events explore a range of key business concerns: leadership, collaboration, creativity and innovation, listening, decision-making, talent-management and the pursuit of excellence.
His thought-provoking and transformative presentations often feature live musicians, ranging from large symphony orchestras to more intimate string quartets and jazz bands, depending on the size and key themes of the event.
Sit within a live orchestra, enjoy a performance and engage in an interactive discussion about leadership, collaboration, listening and trust...
Listen to a jazz band and discuss improvisation, creativity, adaptability, risk-taking and change within a fast-moving commercial world...
Hear a string quartet perform a classical masterpiece and discuss the coordination and precision needed for high-level performances...
Compare a classical and jazz approach to business and discuss how to balance strategic alignment with creative independence...
Listen to a piano performance and engage in an interactive discussion about communication, listening, artistry and dedication...
Hear a conductor and jazz musician talk about leadership, teamwork and innovation using music as a metaphor for the world of business...
Dinner courses are interspersed with interludes providing insights into leadership, teamwork and innovation from the world of music...
Enjoy a fun team-building activity that highlights the need for new skill acquisition, teamwork, negotiation, creativity and time-management...
"You bring to life what leadership embodies, inspiring our leaders to stretch to their fullest potential. Your insights about collaboration and trust resonate powerfully with our leaders in the context of their teams and the business. In their words, “transformative and empowering”, elevating their sense of purpose and a shared responsibility for the work and for their teams. Simply magical..." - Lynne Mueller, Director of Worldwide Training, WPP Group PLC
"This was the motivational highlight at our European Consulting Conference this year. You successfully managed to use the symbolism of an orchestra to demonstrate how the role of a conductor and that of a team within a company are similar. Highly recommended..." - Christian Wilmschoefer, Vice President, Siemens Industry Software Gmbh
"Profound insights into innovation through live performance and discussion. Furthermore, the jazz vision is dead right for today’s business organisations... compelling, engaging and applicable to any creative business." - Professor Nigel Nicholson, London Business School
"Learning about leadership through music is one of the most creative learning experiences I have ever had. A beautiful, moving and educational experience." - Ellen Shedlarz, Managing Director, COO, Talent Management Group, Morgan Stanley
"The interplay, the connection, the artistry of the musicians is an inspiring and unforgettable experience. Quite literally, Dominic, you are helping us transform leadership here at eBay." - Beth Axelrod, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, eBay Inc.
"The best learning experience they had ever had at Google or anywhere, period." - Richard Fernandez, Director of Senior Executive Education, Google
"Our audience was more than inspired, they were re-energized by your performance. You and your musicians had a terrific impact on our audience." - Stéphane Voyer, Group HR Development Director, LVMH
"Dominic Alldis was the motivational highlight of our conference and it was an honour to enjoy and listen to your performance on stage. We were absolutely delighted and excited and the feedback was extremely positive." - Christian Wilmschoefer, Vice President, Siemens Industry Software Gmbh
"Wow, I and others were blown away by your performance. I can’t thank you enough. You were the finale that pulled all the content from the day together into a moving, touching performance. So bravo, that’s quite an accomplishment!." - Kristie Bartee, Director, Development Excellence, Abbvie Pharmaceuticals
"Thank you so much again for the session you ran for us, it went down fantastically well, as I knew it would." - Marco Amitrano, UK Head of Consulting, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
"Dominic's command of his profession rivals that of any senior business leader. His ability to connect key business principles like trust, respect and execution was brought to life through his Music and Management performance. Respectfully, one of the most unique and enjoyable keynote speaker presentations your team will ever witness and be sure to remember." - John K Millis, Vice President, Kimberly Clark Corporation
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