Testimonials

Chubb Insurance / Paige Williams, Field Sales Manager

cpiI have been at Chubb for 20 years as have most of the senior managers and many of the field staff. Nothing that I have ever participated in through Chubb has had an impact on me the way that Drum Cafe did. People could not stop talking about you, your team, your attention to detail and your overall enthusiasm. I knew that you were special the first time we spoke. There is already talk at the most senior level of trying to book you for other events. Thank you so very much for making this event an enormous success!

 
2013-10-30T19:35:20+00:00
I have been at Chubb for 20 years as have most of the senior managers and many of the field staff. Nothing that I have ever participated in through Chubb has had an impact on me the way that Drum Cafe did. People could not stop talking about you, your team, your attention to detail and your overall enthusiasm. I knew that you were special the first time we spoke. There is already talk at the most senior level of trying to book you for other events. Thank you so very much for making this event an enormous success!  

BP

bp-logoMany thanks for helping us make music, the drumming session was most definitely the highlight of the weekend. What a fantastic show.

 

 

 

 
2013-10-30T19:43:57+00:00
Many thanks for helping us make music, the drumming session was most definitely the highlight of the weekend. What a fantastic show.        

Bobst Group North America / Ramona La Rocca

bsThe Drum Cafe really did a fabulous job of energizing our group and getting them focused on teamwork, plus it was a great surprise.  Exceptional and unique!

 

 
2013-10-30T20:02:27+00:00
The Drum Cafe really did a fabulous job of energizing our group and getting them focused on teamwork, plus it was a great surprise.  Exceptional and unique!    

CNH / Rob Demuth Director, CNH North America Technical Support

cnhMy compliments to you and your team at  Drum Cafe and the huge impact you had in getting our PQ&TS “All Hands on Deck” event started with a “bang” !!     From the moment our group filled the conference room and started beating on the drums with your direction they were hooked.  The walls and barriers came down, folks starting to have fun – they started to communicate and collaborate through the music and the beat….Your commentary and dialogue hit the mark with everything we wanted to happen and made the rest of the week go just as good!! Again many thanks for your help and support.  My colleagues in Europe want to do this in their next big meeting now! Please pass our thanks on to the rest of your team !!"

 
2013-10-30T19:34:59+00:00
My compliments to you and your team at  Drum Cafe and the huge impact you had in getting our PQ&TS “All Hands on Deck” event started with a “bang” !!     From the moment our group filled the conference room and started beating on the drums with your direction they were hooked.  The walls and barriers came down, folks starting to have fun – they started to communicate and collaborate through the music and the beat….Your commentary and dialogue hit the mark with everything we wanted to happen and made the rest of the week go just as good!! Again many thanks for your help and support.  My colleagues in Europe want to do this in their next big meeting now! Please pass our thanks on to the rest of your team !!"  

AlpInvest Partners, Inc. / Mirela Gegprifti

alWe had a great experience with Drum Café! Everyone in the group loved the event.

 

 

 

 
2013-10-30T20:05:30+00:00
We had a great experience with Drum Café! Everyone in the group loved the event.        

Alliance Bernstein / Daniel Menache – Global Head of Marketing

allianceBernsteinThe Drum Café was enjoyed by all.  This was a fabulous opener to get our attendees into the spirit of teamwork and experience the powerful energy of a group.

 

 
2013-10-30T20:07:48+00:00
The Drum Café was enjoyed by all.  This was a fabulous opener to get our attendees into the spirit of teamwork and experience the powerful energy of a group.    

Colts Neck Public Schools / Cheryl Chandler

cnI am speechless!  The assembly was outstanding and the students, as well as teachers had a "drumming" good time.  It was more than I ever expected!!!  I hopefully will have the pleasure of having you back next year for the next 5th grade class.

 

 

 
2013-11-05T16:04:42+00:00
I am speechless!  The assembly was outstanding and the students, as well as teachers had a "drumming" good time.  It was more than I ever expected!!!  I hopefully will have the pleasure of having you back next year for the next 5th grade class.      

Corporate Dimensions / Judy Geriot, President

cdlDrum Cafe were a huge hit! This was the perfect opening to QlikTech's General Session.  Kudos to Drum Cafe for an awesome, inspiring and entertaining performance!  They were truly exceptional and hit the mark in every way.

 

 
2013-11-05T16:05:20+00:00
Drum Cafe were a huge hit! This was the perfect opening to QlikTech's General Session.  Kudos to Drum Cafe for an awesome, inspiring and entertaining performance!  They were truly exceptional and hit the mark in every way.    

ESPN International/ESPN Deportes / Jennifer Solomon

espnIt was so inspiring to see everyone communicating through the drums and music!  This was the best experience that I’ve had at any such group gathering and  everyone was so excited to have their own drum to take home.

 
2013-11-05T16:05:52+00:00
It was so inspiring to see everyone communicating through the drums and music!  This was the best experience that I’ve had at any such group gathering and  everyone was so excited to have their own drum to take home.  

Eventive Marketing / Sharon Kotler, President

emYour presence at our year-end meeting was a great success. My team absolutely loved it and more than a week later I can still hear them talking about it to each other. And, of course, getting to keep their drums was the best Christmas present I could ever give them.

 
2013-11-05T16:06:29+00:00
Your presence at our year-end meeting was a great success. My team absolutely loved it and more than a week later I can still hear them talking about it to each other. And, of course, getting to keep their drums was the best Christmas present I could ever give them.  

GMAC-RFC / Neil Erickson

gmacOur CEO and other executives have referred to the Drum Cafe piece as the highlight of the meetings, and leaders from all over the world have called to thank us for including your troupe.

 

 
2013-11-05T16:06:51+00:00
Our CEO and other executives have referred to the Drum Cafe piece as the highlight of the meetings, and leaders from all over the world have called to thank us for including your troupe.    

Johnson & Johnson / Jen Lukitsch

jjTo say the event was outstanding would be an understatement.  The team led us through a dynamic, organized session with high energy and humor.  This was like no teambuilding we had ever experienced before. Our participants were engaged and energized, and the teambuilding "broke down barriers" in our group to prepare us for the 3 days ahead.  Some initial feedback from our participants: "This was the best teambuilding event I have ever attended.", "My favorite part of the past three days was the drumming event”. We had 100% enthusiastic group participation. And even those people we had not expected to participate joined in with excitement.

 
2013-11-05T16:07:14+00:00
To say the event was outstanding would be an understatement.  The team led us through a dynamic, organized session with high energy and humor.  This was like no teambuilding we had ever experienced before. Our participants were engaged and energized, and the teambuilding "broke down barriers" in our group to prepare us for the 3 days ahead.  Some initial feedback from our participants: "This was the best teambuilding event I have ever attended.", "My favorite part of the past three days was the drumming event”. We had 100% enthusiastic group participation. And even those people we had not expected to participate joined in with excitement.  

JPMorgan Chase / Mike Berkowitz, HR

jp1It really helped to create an environment amongst participants whereby they felt comfortable and open to exchange ideas during meetings that followed.

 

 
2013-11-05T16:07:40+00:00
It really helped to create an environment amongst participants whereby they felt comfortable and open to exchange ideas during meetings that followed.    

Live Person / Hollie Ellison, Events and Marketing

LPThe goal of our Aspire events is to forge meaningful connections between our customers, partners and LivePerson universe. Drum Cafe's presence brought our community to a new level- after engaging in business discussions and making professional connections all day, our group of executives were able to bond and experience the power and simplicity of creating music together. The program transcended cultures, as Drum Cafe seamlessly tied into our programs both in London and New York, which have vastly different audiences. The Drum Cafe team brought the energy in the room to new heights while tying in our theme of enhancing communication with customers, colleagues, peers and the greater world. Drum Cafe listened to our needs and goals and crafted a session that was perfect for the LivePerson community that created a unique, lasting impression -- our audience loved it and scored it highly on their evaluations.

 
2013-11-05T16:08:06+00:00
The goal of our Aspire events is to forge meaningful connections between our customers, partners and LivePerson universe. Drum Cafe's presence brought our community to a new level- after engaging in business discussions and making professional connections all day, our group of executives were able to bond and experience the power and simplicity of creating music together. The program transcended cultures, as Drum Cafe seamlessly tied into our programs both in London and New York, which have vastly different audiences. The Drum Cafe team brought the energy in the room to new heights while tying in our theme of enhancing communication with customers, colleagues, peers and the greater world. Drum Cafe listened to our needs and goals and crafted a session that was perfect for the LivePerson community that created a unique, lasting impression -- our audience loved it and scored it highly on their evaluations.  

MassMutual Financial Group / Amy Dias, HR

test-massThe session was fantastic.  The facilitator was excellent and the entire session was a huge success for our HR organization!

 

 
2013-11-05T16:08:36+00:00
The session was fantastic.  The facilitator was excellent and the entire session was a huge success for our HR organization!    

MassMutual Financial Group / Paula Tremblay Assistant Vice President Media Relations

test-massThank you so very much for the wonderful experience for our division meeting today!  Drum Café rocked the house and ALL comments have been overwhelmingly positive.  You surpassed our expectations and met our objectives…and the tone that followed for our meeting today was just what our organization needed.  I look forward to working with you again in the future.  With much appreciation….

 
2013-11-05T16:09:16+00:00
Thank you so very much for the wonderful experience for our division meeting today!  Drum Café rocked the house and ALL comments have been overwhelmingly positive.  You surpassed our expectations and met our objectives…and the tone that followed for our meeting today was just what our organization needed.  I look forward to working with you again in the future.  With much appreciation….  

Price Waterhouse Coopers / Joanne McDonough, Director, Office of Diversity

test-pwcWow! What a great experience. On behalf of PwC and our Women's Networking Circles, I want to thank you for our wonderful kickoff and close. We have received tremendous feedback from our women on this great event! [A] special thanks for really hitting the mark with our messages and theme. You really listened to me and 'connected' all that we spoke about. I am truly grateful for this and it was noted by many -- they were so impressed by how much you knew about PwC and our Circles. Thank you again. I hope our paths cross in the future.

 
2013-11-05T16:13:46+00:00
Wow! What a great experience. On behalf of PwC and our Women's Networking Circles, I want to thank you for our wonderful kickoff and close. We have received tremendous feedback from our women on this great event! [A] special thanks for really hitting the mark with our messages and theme. You really listened to me and 'connected' all that we spoke about. I am truly grateful for this and it was noted by many -- they were so impressed by how much you knew about PwC and our Circles. Thank you again. I hope our paths cross in the future.  

Reagan M&D / Marti O’Brian

As promised, Drum Cafe was a definite hit and the exercise created wonderful energy for the networking session. A great buzz!  The CEO started his talk by saying how skeptical he was at the proposed drumming...but went on to express his appreciation of the experience. He made several connections/references to the drumming in his talk (ones that were not written in the speech).

 
2013-11-05T16:14:13+00:00
As promised, Drum Cafe was a definite hit and the exercise created wonderful energy for the networking session. A great buzz!  The CEO started his talk by saying how skeptical he was at the proposed drumming...but went on to express his appreciation of the experience. He made several connections/references to the drumming in his talk (ones that were not written in the speech).  

Rolls-Royce Corporation / Tom Loehr – VP Procurement

test-rrThe Drum Café team was simply amazing and had even the most reluctant among us beating a drum with the entire group in just minutes.   We’ve had nothing but good comments from the entire organization and many of them are ready to do it again.

 
2013-11-05T16:14:50+00:00
The Drum Café team was simply amazing and had even the most reluctant among us beating a drum with the entire group in just minutes.   We’ve had nothing but good comments from the entire organization and many of them are ready to do it again.  

Shell Oil Company / Daniel J. Graydon

test-shellThe performance last night was fantastic!  It was the perfect ending to a very, very long day.

 

 
2013-11-05T16:15:15+00:00
The performance last night was fantastic!  It was the perfect ending to a very, very long day.    

South Sudan Women’s Empowerment Network / Lilian Rizig – Executive Director

Drum Cafe has brought peace and reconciliation between our two leaders.  No one thought they would ever get together. All of a sudden they found themselves drumming together, happy and laughing - and began to talk to each other.   This is very important to our nation. Thank you.

 
2013-11-05T16:15:42+00:00
Drum Cafe has brought peace and reconciliation between our two leaders.  No one thought they would ever get together. All of a sudden they found themselves drumming together, happy and laughing - and began to talk to each other.   This is very important to our nation. Thank you.  

Systems & Software / Kiley Fletcher

I just wanted to say Thank You again from Systems & Software.  Everyone had a GREAT time during our session on Friday and we couldn’t have been happier.  I have heard nothing but good things and have been told more than once that it was the BEST teambuilding exercise they’ve ever experienced.  It really did set the tone for our party later that evening and you could tell that the energy was just so much different than we normally see.

 
2013-11-05T16:16:09+00:00
I just wanted to say Thank You again from Systems & Software.  Everyone had a GREAT time during our session on Friday and we couldn’t have been happier.  I have heard nothing but good things and have been told more than once that it was the BEST teambuilding exercise they’ve ever experienced.  It really did set the tone for our party later that evening and you could tell that the energy was just so much different than we normally see.  

Ulticom, Inc. / Terry Dean, Marketing

test-ultimcomHow incredibly fun, uplifting, hilarious, invigorating, and bonding, our experience was!  I expected it to be fantastic, but it was even better than that!  Many people said it was the highlight of the week.

 

 
2013-11-05T16:17:09+00:00
How incredibly fun, uplifting, hilarious, invigorating, and bonding, our experience was!  I expected it to be fantastic, but it was even better than that!  Many people said it was the highlight of the week.    

UNIFEM / Jenny Drezin Strategic Partnerships and Communications

uniI wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the Drum Café at UNIFEM’s event on Saturday. We loved the energy of the drummers and dancers, the fact that the group was so multi-cultural, and the way you lead the crowd. The drums themselves were great, and people really loved playing them.  This really was the perfect way to end the evening.

 
2013-11-05T16:17:34+00:00
I wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the Drum Café at UNIFEM’s event on Saturday. We loved the energy of the drummers and dancers, the fact that the group was so multi-cultural, and the way you lead the crowd. The drums themselves were great, and people really loved playing them.  This really was the perfect way to end the evening.  

Unilever / Mark Barnard – Vice President

test-unileverThe Drum Cafe rated as one of the highlights of the week. Our team left energised and very motivated to win in the market....our objectives were all achieved.

 
2013-11-05T16:18:06+00:00
The Drum Cafe rated as one of the highlights of the week. Our team left energised and very motivated to win in the market....our objectives were all achieved.  

Working Mother Media / Carol Evans, President & CEO

test-mothersPicture this: 700 women drumming and becoming one with each other. Talk about starting our conference with a bang - wow! The Drum Cafe made it an event to remember for years to come.

 
2013-11-05T16:18:41+00:00
Picture this: 700 women drumming and becoming one with each other. Talk about starting our conference with a bang - wow! The Drum Cafe made it an event to remember for years to come.  

World Event Management Ltd / Tom Foster-Carter

Getting a crowd of 1200 attendees of all ages from 16 countries to make such a fantastic sound was a truly impressive feat. In 6 years of events I've never done such a successful team-building exercise on such a grand scale.

 
2013-11-05T16:19:07+00:00
Getting a crowd of 1200 attendees of all ages from 16 countries to make such a fantastic sound was a truly impressive feat. In 6 years of events I've never done such a successful team-building exercise on such a grand scale.  

UBS Investment Bank / Hy Pomerance

test-ubsI was inspired and found the session energizing and spot on in terms of our objective.

 

 
2013-11-05T16:16:36+00:00
I was inspired and found the session energizing and spot on in terms of our objective.    

Motorola / Laura Lazano

test-mortolaThe Drum Cafe event spread enthusiasm like wildfire among my Motorola division. I received more positive feedback from the division heads about this event than any held prior to this. I will definitely be using The Drum Cafe again! Thank you again.

 
2013-11-05T16:13:14+00:00
The Drum Cafe event spread enthusiasm like wildfire among my Motorola division. I received more positive feedback from the division heads about this event than any held prior to this. I will definitely be using The Drum Cafe again! Thank you again.  

BBYO, Inc / Rachel Hochheiser Schwartz, MBA – Director of Professional Development

bbI don’t think I have the words to tell you how amazing the Drum Café experience was. I think it is the best program we have ever done at a Staff Conference. I had one woman come and tell me that it was the greatest teambuilding program she has seen anywhere in her 20 year career. Pavel and his team were phenomenal!!  The program was amazing, the facilitators were fantastic and it was the best feeling we have had at Staff Conference in years!!

 
2013-10-30T20:04:36+00:00
I don’t think I have the words to tell you how amazing the Drum Café experience was. I think it is the best program we have ever done at a Staff Conference. I had one woman come and tell me that it was the greatest teambuilding program she has seen anywhere in her 20 year career. Pavel and his team were phenomenal!!  The program was amazing, the facilitators were fantastic and it was the best feeling we have had at Staff Conference in years!!