BUSINESS SUCCESS SPEAKER and PIANIST to the STARS, Freddie’s passion is helping people BREAKTHROUGH to their next level through the science and universal language of music.
By guiding people to understand music's keys to unlock deeper engagement, communication skills and resolve conflict, he’s help businesses skyrocket their revenue and impact through live and virtual events, personal coaching and his signature “Keynote Concerts" in 80+ countries around the world, serving FORTUNE 500 clients like IBM, NASA, GOOGLE, RED BULL, AMAZON, PELOTON, LIVE NATION, WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise), BLUE CROSS, PNC BANK, MILLION DOLLAR ROUNDTABLE, YPO, ERNST & YOUNG, CVENT and PRUDENTIAL.
“The ideal balance of Entertainment and Content with tools to enhance our daily lives.”
~ Warner Brothers
Freddie’s fascination with Music started at a young age and it literally saved his life as a child when he had the impulse to pound out a rhythmic beat while in a sealed container and running out of air that alerted a rescuer to find him. This panic-turned-to-purpose beat would lead him to unparalleled career opportunities like rocking stadiums with CARLOS SANTANA, scoring #1 hits as a UNIVERSAL RECORDING ARTIST, directing the band that bridged black and white America: EARTH, WIND AND FIRE, working personally with MADONNA, performing the GRAMMYs with PRINCE, cutting tracks with KANYE, leading the teams behind J LO and LADY GAGA and scoring film soundtracks for JOHNNY DEPP, CLINT EASTWOOD and DENZYL WASHINGTON – all the while creating music to inspire multi-cultural and generational integration.
He had the fortunate opportunity to serve as a spoken word poet and be a featured author alongside MAYA ANGELOU, MUHAMMAD ALI, STEVIE WONDER and work intimately with the family of DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
After releasing "Slip in the Gap" with DEEPAK CHOPRA, a song about how music and thought cannot exist without the “pause between the notes," Freddie set out to create a music-to-behavior gamification system to break through the noise of daily communications called "LIFE IN TUNE". As a native Californian, he was honored when the mayor of Los Angeles dubbed him the KEYNOTE MAESTRO for "renewing the national and international economy” and he was officially knighted by the Knights of St. John, champions of hospitals and health care for the past 1000+ years.
Want to keep your meeting moving or add an extra spark to make your event unforgettable? Freddie as your Emcee is the answer. He combines your business themes and customized music to rev up the energy of general sessions throughout the day, your multi-day meeting or your awards ceremony. As your Emcee, 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.
Transform the mundane to the magnificent!
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 live masterful piano performances backed by a full orchestra and legendary music icons (he brings to your event on a flash drive!), Freddie helps your audience unravel obstacles, enhance listening skills and increase productivity to SCORE breakthrough success.
As we enter this decisive decade, the urgency for companies to move toward the issues of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is greater than ever. However, many organizations either don’t acknowledge the need or don’t have a clear approach to help guide them, leaving them out of sync and out of tune with their employees, colleagues and customers. ESG is often viewed as just sustainability and investments, but it’s more than that – and includes a host of areas ranging from workforce diversity and inclusion to better treatment of workers.
So how to get to good governance? First, it’s important to listen – a vital skill top musicians and business leaders share. In this revealing and high-energy presentation, Ravel unlocks the secrets to this keystone of all communication, helping your audience understand the unique parallels between music and business while gaining the ability to cut through the noise and achieve clarity. This fun, interactive experience will help leaders understand what disruption really sounds like, and then reveal fresh techniques to overcome adversity and get in harmony with the new corporate social responsibilities.
The Rhythm of Success is a one-of-a-kind program designed to challenge and inspire organizations to discover their untapped potential through the power of Active Listening. The format is fast-paced, entertaining, and as the secrets of the world’s undisputed international language of music are revealed, full of surprises. In this multimedia, interactive “Keynote Concert” experience, your audience will learn to:
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 presentation is sure to open or close your meeting on a dynamic high note.
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 directing the iconic band that bridged black and white America, Earth, Wind and Fire, writing with Dr. Martin Luther King’s daughter, Yolanda King, alongside Muhammad Ali, Robert Kennedy Jr. and Maya Angelou, playing the GRAMMY’s with Prince, recording with Madonna and packing stadiums with Afro-Latin-Blues-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 hypercompetitive marketplace. Your organization will discover:
"The attendee reaction we received to Freddie Ravel’s presentation at the cVent Elite Meetings Alliance was off the charts! His message was smart, clear, humorous, entertaining, 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."
"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."
"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."
"His powerful presentation was pure joy and full of valuable lessons that we were able to implement immediately!"
"Mr. Ravel’s gift in bringing words and music to give definition to the interplay between teams, purpose and people was fantastic and profound."
"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 and entertaining program."