Fee band from £ 4000 - 7000
Dominic Alldis is a jazz pianist, conductor and motivational speaker. Since 2000, he has been using music to create powerful learning experiences for people in business. By examining the role of the conductor, the composer and the jazz musician, Dominic introduces a dynamic new vocabulary for thinking about business practice. During his charismatic presentations, Dominic will play some live jazz piano, conduct an orchestra (optional), describes how musicians think and operate, and explains why the world of music and the arts in general provide an excellent metaphor for today’s business climate.
Recent clients include WPP, eBay, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Barclays Bank, Siemens, Rolls Royce, ARUP, Teradata, EADS, Diageo, Unilever, Danone, LVMH, Cartier, as well as INSEAD Business School in France, and the London Business School in the UK.
Areas of Expertise
Key topics include the following:
1) Leadership and the Orchestra
Dominic will show how the conductor of an orchestra provides inspirational leadership, uses non-verbal communication, instils energy and intensity, creates a listening environment, builds trusting relationships through demonstrating competence, integrity and fairness, and uses charisma to transform an ordinary performance into an extraordinary performance.
2) Teamwork and the Jazz Ensemble
Dominic will show how jazz musicians thrive in a turbulent musical environment, acquire speed and agility, make fast irreversible decisions, build on each other's ideas, establish a “flow” to liberate the creative forces with a group, improvise within clearly defined minimal structures, encourage diversity, and strive for novelty and innovation during performance.
3) The Composer, Creativity and Innovation
Dominic will provide a unique insight into the musical mind. He will explain how composers forge a unique musical identity, derive inspiration, establish a working routine, embrace change and other people's ideas, embrace improvisation, defer judgement, balance discipline and freedom, rationality and intuition.
4) Personal Development in Music
Dominic will explain how learning about music can help people in business develop their full potential. He will describe how musicians define their personal goals, unlock passion, acquire technical skill and expertise, concentrate and focus under pressure, develop artistry and become high-level performers and mentors to others, and continually reinventing themselves in the face of change.