“It was amazing to experience the effect of your dynamic presentation. Your use of varied musical instruments from all over the world to demonstrate the uniqueness of individuals and the potential inherent within each of us really hit home.” Rick McWilliam, Chief of Labor Relations State of California - Department of Personnel Administration
“Your showmanship and musical mastery kept the audience spellbound for the duration of the program. The team building, musical message, set to the rhythm of percussion instruments was delivered with a focused, professional and personal touch.” Bill Amaral, CALPRO Conference Co-Chair State of California - Department of General Services
“Great visual and audio presentation of teamwork ... his analysis relating percussion instruments to interpersonal behavior was excellent ... patient and intelligent.” Laurie K. Faure, Vice President Society of Government Meeting Professionals
“We continue to receive glowing comments from participants who have been able to use your music metaphors to promote principles of leadership, teamwork, and diversity in their respective work sites.” Holly Burkett, President ASTD Sacramento Chapter
“Your ability to put our words about listening, communicating, and working together as a team into action on stage made this all-employee program a truly memorable event.” CalPERS Employee Communication Advisory Committee
“Michael helped our group rediscover its essential "pulse" through a rich musical experience that engaged our hearts and bodies as well as our minds. As a result, our organization seems revitalized and committed to a new sense of purpose.” Donna Weeks, President Personal & Professional Management Associates
“The metaphor of blending the sounds of each of our musical instruments together to make music instead of just 'noise' dovetailed perfectly with what my company is doing in moving from traditional models of organization to the team concept.” Chuck Myers, Western Zone Manager International Thomson Publishing
“The feedback I have received has been overwhelmingly positive. Employees have said that this program was the best they have attended here at CalPERS. It's very clear that your messages about personal potential, teamwork, listening and effective communication were heard and felt.” Ellaine Jerome, Communication Coordinator CalPERS
“We were inspired to think creatively about how sound practices of listening, team building, setting job expectations, empowerment, encouragement, and approval can have profound impact on releasing employee talent.” Connie Pratt National Association of Government Training and Development Directors