With an unparalleled career that has consistently transcended the boundaries of music, culture and thought leadership, Freddie Ravel toured with Brazilian master Sergio Mendes, directed the legendary band that bridged black and white America – Earth, Wind and Fire, performed on the silver screen with the Queen of Pop – Madonna, rocked stadiums with Afro-Latin-Blues-Rock icon Carlos Santana, performed the Grammys with Prince, cut tracks with Kanye and led the teams behind J. Lo, Jimmy Kimmel and Lady GaGa to become the “Expert’s Expert” on multi-generational integration.
As an author, Freddie’s published works with Deepak Chopra on how music and thought cannot exist without silence illuminated that the “pause between the notes” is essential for effective communication. Highlighting the power of listening – whether to clients, colleagues or the signals that nature sends us – would lead to an invitation from the family of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to be a featured author alongside Maya Angelou, Stevie Wonder, Muhammad Ali and Robert Kennedy Jr. in the book, Open My Eyes, Open My Soul.
Freddie would later be dubbed the “Keynote Maestro” by the City of Los Angeles for his groundbreaking Life In TuneTM system to “renew the national and international economy.” In constant demand to bring audiences in tune around the world, his clients include IBM, Toyota, NASA, Apple, Blue Cross Health, Google and Prudential Financial Services who call his “ideal balance of Entertainment and Content” essential for businesses and entrepreneurs to transform from dissonance to harmony.
Have you ever heard a great-sounding band or orchestra where everyone is a soloist? It simply doesn’t exist.
For over a decade, the Gallup polls reveal that four out of five employees are disengaged in their work, costing the U.S. economy over $500 billion annually in lost revenue.
Freddie shares his personal stories of how minorities and women have opened doors to his ongoing success; from being hired by Brazilian icon Sergio Mendes at age 23 to being the only white guy in the all black band named “Earth, Wind and Fire.” In addition to his collaborations with Dr. Martin Luther King’s daughter, Yolanda King, as guest author alongside Stevie Wonder, Muhammad Ali, Robert Kennedy Jr. and Maya Angelou, he’s played the GRAMMY’s with Prince, recorded and appeared with Madonna and toured the world to packed stadiums with Latin rock legend Carlos Santana.
Driving home the message that when we LISTEN UP and embrace diversity and inclusion, our team of collective Melodies, Harmonies and Rhythms achieve the ultimate SCORE—a state where organizations gain the distinct advantage needed in today’s hyper-competitive marketplace.
The Rhythm of Success is a one-of-a-kind program designed to challenge and inspire organizations to discover their untapped potential. The format is fast-paced, entertaining, and as the secrets of the world’s undisputed international language of music are revealed, full of surprises. No matter what kind of organization—from small companies to large corporations—employees at all levels will tune UP to a better future by becoming more collaborative, productive and ultimately, more profitable. This multimedia “keynote concert” experience is sure to open or close your meeting on a dynamic high note.
Disruptions are ever present and it’s easy for organizations to get out of tune and out of sync. This interactive experience takes your audience into what disruption really sounds like then, through revealing fresh techniques to overcome adversity, transforms that dissonance to resolution. The stunning new composition that is created reveals the wisdom and capability of the audience to achieve their highest potential.
Have you ever heard a great sounding band or orchestra where everyone is a soloist? It doesn’t exist. For over a decade, the Gallup Polls reveal that 4 out of 5 employees are disengaged in their work costing the U.S. Economy over $500 billion per year in lost revenue. In addition, Passive listening is so common in our culture that people remember only half of what they hear – even moments after they have heard it. Illuminating the properties of Harmony to resolve conflict and create breakthroughs, this program helps teams learn how to better listen, engage and achieve collaborative success.
Want to keep your meeting moving or add an extra spark to make your event unforgettable? Freddie Ravel as your emcee is the answer. He combines your business themes and the Four Foundations of Music to rev up the energy of general sessions throughout the day, your multi-day meeting or your awards ceremony. Freddie strongly believes in advance planning to ensure your event’s success. As your Master of Ceremonies, he and his team will work with you prior to your event to reveal, punctuate and energize your audience through short bursts of music and entertainment for that perfect segue to your next speaker or award presenter. In constant demand as a keynote presenter, performer and emcee, Freddie’s high energy and powerful stage presence guarantees a lively and highly successful event as he ties your program into a perfect bow that further empowers, uplifts and inspires your audience. He is your assurance that the mundane transforms to magnificent and why so many clients invite him back year after year!
“His message that we have music within coupled with his fresh approach left us with timely and powerful business tools to apply to our work.”
“Inspired and entertaining with core messages applicable to the key facets of our business.”
“His powerful presentation was pure joy and full of valuable lessons that we were able to implement immediately!”
“Freddie uses the language of music to show how listening skills are critical to our business. Whether it’s getting “in tune” with our customers, associates, families or ourselves, his incredible talent delivers this message through his truly innovative & entertaining training program.”
“Freddie is very open to shaping his program to meet the needs of his customer and his audience. He is diligent in ensuring that the program is the best it can be through conversations and rehearsals. He appeals to a broad range of ages and backgrounds. He is an outstanding pianist and performer and will keep your audience engaged until the end!”
“Freddie was very entertaining for our closing keynote presentation. We enjoyed having him present to our conference attendees.”