“Thank you for an energizing team building event! Everyone had a blast and along the way we built some valuable connections within our team. The feed-back from our group was overwhelmingly positive and the laughs continue. You guys nailed it. The music and group songs were creative and fun; I truly have a great admiration for what you do. You make it seem so easy. It is in-teresting how speechwriting and song writing is very similar, making sure you have the right cadence, rhythm, refrain and harmony to make it rock. It was terrific working with you and I hope your team enjoyed the experience as well.”
— Gerard Fasano, President — Lockheed Martin IS&GS-Defense
“Paul and his team at Face The Music are fantastic! I brought them in to work with a very senior group of executives who were working through a complicated organizational transition. We needed them to break out of their typical way of thinking and see that we were not doing business as usual. The Face The Music event was the perfect solution – it challenged our execs to step out of their comfort zone, think creatively, and see each other in a different light. By tapping into their “blues persona” the partici-pants were able to bring out the issues that they were experiencing and we used the content of their “songs” as a starting point for very meaningful discussion throughout the offsite. This was one of the most fun and im-pactful experiences…and 4 months later the team is still talking about it!”
— Annette Pallinat — Director, Learning & Development at Northrop Grumman
“Incredible!! That is how I will summarize The Face The Music experi-ence in Miami. Honestly, initially there were questions if this approach would work with our executives. We now have our answer—a resounding “Yes.”
— VP, OD & Inclusion, global management consulting company
“The great thing about this was seeing everybody have such a great time, getting out of their comfort zones, singing and dancing like that–it was so cool. A great way for everybody to come together and share their experi-ences, share their stories, and come out of here of one mind and one voice to do some very important work tomorrow.”
— Howard Marcus, The McGraw-Hill Companies
“The whole FTM gang was really wonderful! They were happy to work with each individual group, and some had to work with 2 groups, which I know wasn’t easy trying to split time. I also want to mention that the Andes group was behind schedule on both days, and FTM was gracious and patient while we finished up our general session. They even played and sang Happy Birthday to two of our participants, which was very sweet. We were so pleased with both days and the great outcomes! I really felt that the participants truly enjoyed themselves, especially when we broke into dance mode toward the end of the evening on Friday; mosh pit and conga line! SO FUN.”
— Jessica DeBlasi, Organization Development Assistant, Cytec Industries, Inc.
“It was a great energizer for the group and enormous catalyst to create the necessary strong bonds in the network of the trainees. People were a bit reluctant, at the start of the evening, for the assignment; however Paul and the band moderated/facilitated very professionally and created a very open and relaxed atmosphere. The Face The Music Experience will be certainly something I will recommend to peers & colleagues in and outside of Cytec. Music is a very powerful social behavior tool and FTM is great and reliable facilitator band to deliver on this.”
— Pieter De Maeght, Cytec Industries, Inc.
“Face The Music provides a unique and fresh approach to a group looking to build their culture and community. They are pros! What a blend of knowing how to work with organizations and their dynamics with the richness of music. What FTM does is memorable and “sticks” with people. We invited Face The Music twice to work with our business school faculty. This is the one activity that people remember year to year. People were engaged when working with FTM. They’re great! I’ve also seen Paul in other situations where his creativity and dedication to his craft are evident and he delivers just what is needed.”
— Anne Feyerherm, Chair, OD, Pepperdine University
“Our Face The Music program was a blast, totally spot on and meaningful.”
— Chris Keller, The McGraw-Hill Companies
“Paul has a good understanding of corporate cultures, and related easily to what people experience inside our company. This helped in the process of the Face The Music coaches helping our people come up with decent songs in a short period of time. We had a lot of fun while talking about what’s happening in our business!”
— Dina Brughmans, Cytec
“Face The Music was a great hit. They were terrific and the group loved them—really capped off our event.”
— Linda Sharkey, “Marshall Goldsmith Group”
“Face the Music is an innovative and creative force. They unleash the potential creative expression of a group and highlight the unwritten rules of an organization so that all involved laugh, share and move forward to a higher place. I have worked with Paul and his merry team since 2003. They are timeless and just as relevant in this global environment as ever.”
— Rick O’Leary, Global Director HR, Corning
“The Face The Music experience is a lot of fun and very entertaining. The band is very friendly and flexible. We will use Face The Music again for a different venue.”
— Jackie Hertlein, Corning, Inc.
“Working with Face The Music at our Innovation Conference was the best decision we could have made to achieve real success with our top managers across the City & Guilds Group. Face the Music worked with us right from the beginning, helping us through the planning stages to create a fresh, creative experience which involved groups brainstorming and translating current business challenges and opportunities into blues song lyrics which they performed with the Face the Music live band. Face the Music helped us to deliver a high risk strategy and achieve our outcomes for the day through their highly professional manner, and encouraging enthusiasm and participation from all attendees.”
— Claire Paul, City & Guilds
“FTM was an outstanding partner for this project. On the business front, they were professional, responsive and easy to work with. As for the music, they delivered beyond expectations. We employed FTM as a house band for a corporate meeting and these talented, hard-working musicians not only impressed me, they impressed my clients.”
— Thomas Nusbaum, Creative Director, BI Media & Events
“I did not like this event, I loved it. It was truly a pleasure to work with the Face the Music team. It was wonderful to watch the teams collaborating and working together to create their songs. There was laughter and all participated. Thank you to Paul and the team, I am glad that they were able to spend the extra time during the week. It was nice having them at different spots in the agenda. The event was truly a success.”
— Kate Cingolani, Communications Specialist, EMD Serono, Inc.
“Thanks for helping to make our event such a great night. I’m still getting compliments and being told how much fun everyone had five weeks later.”
— Dennis Brown, Nestle Waters