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Freddie Ravel engages and reveals the Four Foundations of music—Melody, Harmony, Rhythm and SCORE—to inspire and transform audiences around the world. In this dynamic multimedia "keynote concert" where speaking meets masterful piano performances backed by a full orchestra and legendary music icons, Ravel helps your audience unravel obstacles, enhance listening skills and increase productivity to SCORE breakthrough success.
Freddie Ravel is the internationally acclaimed “Keynote Maestro” who blends his infectious passions for business breakthroughs and the power of music to unlock the minds, hearts and potential of audiences around the world. Backed by #1 hits and collaborative successes with Earth, Wind & Fire, Madonna, Prince, Sergio Mendes, Quincy Jones, the Boston Pops and rock legend Carlos Santana, the #1 chart-topping pianist is the founder of The Rhythm of Success. This patented peak performance program enhances leadership, innovation and collaboration for small, midsized and large corporations alike. Recent accolades hail from the mayor of Los Angeles who awarded Freddie the city’s Certificate of Recognition for creating a music-based system to “renew the national and international economy,” while his media appearances include FOX, ABC, CBS, Universal, Business Rockstars, Clear Channel and SiriusXM. His delighted clients refer to him as “the ideal balance of entertainment and content.” With rave reviews from IBM, Toyota, Red Bull, NASA, Apple, Morgan Stanley, Google and Citi, Freddie serves as a captivating access point through which to transform organizations, education and the human condition.
Based on decades of entrepreneurial and corporate training, scientific research and directing, producing and performing with many of the music legends of our time, conference planners often engage Freddie in the program planning process to help design and incorporate their meeting objectives into a rich, harmonious and rewarding experience. Drawing on his unique experiences and background, Freddie’s programs can be delivered in English or Spanish to bridge corporate cultures together and uplift your audience to success.
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Freddie Ravel - Keynote Maestro
Meet Freddie Ravel
Teamwork: Diversity and the Power of Human Harmonics
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 four out of five employees are disengaged in their work, costing the U.S. economy over $500 billion annually in lost revenue. The Keynote Maestro shares personal stories of how minorities and women have opened doors to his ongoing success from being hired by Brazilian producer 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 in Open My Eyes, Open My Soul alongside Stevie Wonder, Muhammad Ali, Robert Kennedy, Jr. and Maya Angelou, he’s played the GRAMMY’s with Prince, recorded with Madonna for her major motion picture debut, Evita and toured the world to packed stadiums with Latin rock legend Carlos Santana. Freddie Ravel drives home the message that when we embrace teamwork and inclusion, our collective Melodies, Harmonies and Rhythms achieve the ultimate SCORE—a world where human potential is raised and diversity drives organizations to gain the distinct advantage needed in today's hyper-competitive marketplace. Illuminating the properties of Human Harmonics to resolve conflict and create breakthroughs, this program will help your team learn how to better listen, engage and achieve collaborative success.
The “Keynote Maestro” - Your Master of Ceremonies
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’ll 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. Freddie is in constant demand as a keynote presenter, performer and emcee—his 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!
The Rhythm of Success
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.
The Music of Diplomacy
"Music’s the great invitation
For mankind to transcend spoken word
To enhance how we think
And put into sync
So we hear what is mostly not heard.”
Those words, from his number-one charting release, If Music Could Speak, sum up the central message of everything Freddie Ravel. Hailing from parents of Latin American and Eastern European decent, his humble beginnings as a newspaper boy to his rise as an internationally-renowned musical ambassador, Ravel is a living example of the classic American success story, highlighting that our strength and competitive advantage as a nation lie in our diverse cultural roots and experiences. Combined with his unrivaled passion for music and business, Ravel unlocks the minds, hearts and potential of audiences around the world.
For his ongoing contributions to education through music, Ravel was recently knighted by the Knights of St. John, an organization who has championed hospitals and healthcare for over a 1,000 years. In this interactive program, Ravel combines proven solutions towards resolving conflicts and brings meaningful dialogue backed by scientific data and creative musical expression to appeal to the mind, body and soul of your conference participants.
In these turbulent times of global chaos and relentless disruption, Ravel equips your group with tangible results revealing how music heals not only the sick—but the ills of today’s society by bridging cultural divides that allow conversations for peace to prosper and inspire greatness in leaders and entrepreneurs alike.
Serving as a bridge between legendary music artists, business leaders and the Fortune 100, Ravel has co-published works with such visionaries as Earth, Wind and Fire, Carlos Santana, Deepak Chopra and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter, Yolanda King providing over two decades of music-applied-to-life successes in both the public and private sectors.
The Music of Leadership
Freddie Ravel got us in tune with our customers and ourselves.WalMart
Freddie Ravel is a magnificent communicator whose unsurpassed passion is visible, audible and transformational!British-American Business Council
Learning Music’s role in leadership and how to ‘listen’ through all the clutter of data - WOW!Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Best motivational performance in years.IBM
Freddie Ravel left us dazzled with his EXCEPTIONAL LEGACY!NASA
The perfect balance of entertainment and content.The CW/Warner Bros.
Exuberant and Euphoric!Citi
Wow!! What a wonderful way to start any conference! Our people have an energy now and openness to listen and engage in a better way through Freddie's "Rhythm of Success."CIOX Health
His masterful mapping of music to our everyday cadence was AMAZING!Twitter, Director, Data Accounts
We implemented his valuable lessons immediately.Morgan Stanley
Freddie did such a wonderful job through the spellbinding musical story to connect points of real importance with CMG and the magic of music. He did an awesome job – just a fabulous job!Cox Media Group
Fantastic and Profound!Toyota
Freddie Ravel inspired measurable change in our team harmony.Epson
Freddie Ravel was fabulous! His musical talents are truly amazing, charisma oozes from him, and his kindness comes through genuinely in his presentation. As our keynote speaker, he set the perfect tone/mood for our conference. Everyone attending were very appreciative and pleased.California Ambulance Association
Freddie’s message is as awe-inspiring as his talent is stunning.Roland Corporation
Freddie Ravel rocked our conference with powerful relevant messages delivered magnificently.AIA – Asian Life Insurance Group
The attendee reaction we received to Freddie Ravel's presentation at the cVent Elite Meetings Alliance last month was off the charts! His message was smart, clear, humorous entertaining and energetic and provided real impactful lessons for our attendees to take back to their workplace and make an immediate difference in their creativity, collaboration and productivity. Our morning audience was as engaged as I've ever seen them, and thanks to Freddie, the rest of the day was as productive as I've ever seen in the 11 years we've been having this event.Kelly Foy, Founder of Elite Meetings International
Freddie, I met you shortly after your Keynote Speech at the 2016 WBENC Conference in Orlando, FL. Just wanted to thank you for the powerful message about the importance of listening, and that the power of listening itself is the key to success. I was truly able to relate through your personal story of rhythm and your ability to tie into almost anything, and in this case business. This has helped me see how our small business leads, collaborates, and works together efficiently. More importantly, it has helped me relay the message of the importance of listening and how important the “space in between” is. “Melody and Harmony is what you sing. Rhythm and Timing is EVERYTHING!” Thanks again and it was a pleasure meeting you!Zach Kerrigan, Business Development, JAK Graphic Design and Participant, 2016 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair
"It was great and totally exceeded my expectations"
John Roos, Chief Growth Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina