Drumming Testimonials

“The Drum Cafe knocked another one out of the park for us!! They are always outstanding!”

Julie Homsey
FIVE STAR Speakers & Trainers

“A unique teambuilding experience, unlike anything we’ve done before. ……….. Truly Stimulating!”

John Lee – Senior Vice President- CNN

“Your group is fantastic, the style marvelous, the cohesiveness you bring to any group of people is extraordinary and the joy and exhilaration we experienced unsurpassed.”

Care International

— Testimonial from client who had DC in London and NY

“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.”

— Mary Rizkallah, PA Sony Europe

“We simply loved it and found it to be one of the most fun and distressful events. The Drum Cafe Benelux team was simply great. We will surely use Drum Café in the future. Drum Cafe, different and creative!!”

— Dimitris Kourepis, Vice President Sony Europe

“It was a great event that everybody liked in the team, Drum Cafe Benelux made it funny!! We appreciated and I plan to inform the people in the countries about your website so that they use it. I also plan to introduce you to HR people in Brussels and UK.”

— Frans van Essen, Directeur Landelijk bureau D66

“Ontzettend waardevol om, met behulp van Drum Cafe Benelux mee te maken hoe door middel van een drumsessie het plezier en de saamhorigheid in de groep medewerkers zich positief ontwikkelde. Zeker de moeite waard voor iedere teambuilding sessie”

— Julie Homsey, FIVE STAR Speakers & Trainers

“The Drum Cafe knocked another one out of the park for us!! They are always outstanding!”

— James Stratford, British American Tobacco Europe

“Drum Cafe Benelux were an excellent choice for our conference, they were professional, enthusiastic and the feedback we’ve received from the attendees has been outstanding. Thought the energy was excellent, liked the way the group was divided into two at the end, with each group adding to the beat!!”

— Paige Williams, Field Sales Manager, Chubb Insurance

“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!!”

— TSYS, Inc. Georgia

“We used The Drum Cafe to open our Client Conference. We had never done this before and were a bit nervous about our clients (mostly bankers and Financial Services executives) going for it. The Drum Cafe was patient and extremely flexible in working with us. The result was a HUGE success! We opened our general session by the sounds of their drums, which intrigued and grabbed people’s attention immediately. Bringing people into the general session from an early breakfast and getting them “awake” and excited about the event have never been easier! Our people were absolutely engaged and loved interacting with The Drum Cafe; they talked about it throughout the event. The message was clear and well accepted. We will definitely use The Drum Cafe in future events and strongly recommend them for the opening or closing of a conference. They are also a good alternative for a motivational slot. What better motivational message, then getting people acting on it immediately?”

— Olav Klaassen, Lions Arnhem-Centraal The Netherlands

“The Lions and Drum Cafe are both global organizations with an impressive history,bring people together, connect and inspire. The Lions motto is “we serve” (subservient to the society) and Drum Cafe has the motto “Building Teams … one beat at a time”. We are therefore very close and when a new Lions Club was founded in Arnhem we had found each other quickly. In such a new club is everyone, especially in the beginning, a little bit searching. There is already a sense of belonging, but there is not quite one beat. Immediately upon entering the room everyone saw what was meant, everyone immediately had a smile on their faces and hasn’t been off all evening. What a great evening! The mood was right and one could see increase the (group) dynamics every minute. There was a rhythmic we-feeling. By making music together all differences blur and through a similar experience it creates togetherness. Through your inspiring and humorous direction we didn’t just have a super evening, we definitely feel more together, connected and inspired to continue as a team … one beat at a time! In one word: SUPER!!!., Thank you Drum Cafe Benelux”

— Kitty Hill, HR Generalist, Bovis Lend Lease, Inc. Miami , FL

“We were so pleased with the team that came from The Drum Cafe to our Employee Recognition Event. To say the very least, the team connected with our people in an incredible way. They knew exactly what to do and when. I have heard so many comments about our event and The Drum Cafe was definitely the highlight.. It was unbelievable to hear our employees come together and create such wonderful music. My boss was completely blown away at the success of our event and has talked to your team about coming back again for our annual meeting in the spring. It was a pleasure to work with your staff and everything went off without a hitch. I can’t wait to get together again in the future.”

— Texas, Dawn Sims-Domino’s Pizza

“I attended the world wide rally in Las Vegas on May 10, 2009, when you preformed. I must say that was the most uplifting time and help take a manager that was on her last leg and show her that through rythym I can go back to my store and succeed. Thank you so very much from Waco.”

— Bernie, Web Marketing Guy Attends ConnectWise Partner Summit

“But, I must admit that the highlight of the ConnectWise Partner Summit for me was the entertainment on Thursday night. The team from Drum Cafe entertained the crowd of about 1000 people by leading us in harmony to a spirited African drum symphony. Everyone in the audience was given a drum. The team leader orchestrated us with her arm motions and passion without uttering a single word. The fact that (for the most part) the audience was in harmony with the drummers on stage was astounding. This exercise was billed as a team building exercise, and that it was! It lasted about an hour. The next morning my wrists were sore. I’ll remember that event a long time. If you ever get the chance to see (and participate) with the Drum Cafe, do it! You’ll thoroughly enjoy it.”

— Steven Govaerts, Training & Development Manager Autogrill Belux

“Onze medewerkers waren zeer enthousiast, het gaf een echt groepsgevoel. Het ijs was direct gebroken, de ambiance zat er goed in.”

— Julie Ancelot Indiact Luxembourg, PricewaterhouseCoopers Event Amneville France

“Dear Drumcafe team,

This is the second time we booked the Drumcafe team for our big event in France, it was always an amazing experience for us and for the client. Thanks a lot for your show which was surprising and funny. Your show was appreciating by all and thank you again for your warm welcome and your energy. 10/10, Fantastic show, fantastic guys.”

— Kristie Schroeder – Starbucks Marketing

“I think the better way to describe it is “completely blown away!” You did a phenomenal job! The executives (along with the attendees) were amazed at how well you incorporated our mission and objectives. I can honestly say that Drum Cafe was THE highlight of our conference. We continue to hear comments on how much fun it was and how impressed people were with you. We couldn’t be happier and really wanted to express our sincere thanks for the performance you gave – you truly provided us an uplifting experience that enriched our daily lives!”

— Cheryl Hughey, Director, People and Leadership Development Southwest Airlines, Dallas, TX.

“Wow! The Drum Cafe certainly exceeded all expectations at our recent Camp Culture event; l can assuredly say that WOW is the impression your TEAM left on our Employees. [You] really hit the mark with your presentation. [The] facilitation skills combined both learning and FUN and brought the purpose of the…event full circle. It is our responsibility as Leaders at Southwest Airlines to perpetuate our Culture and keep the SPIRIT alive and well. I feel as though with your team’s help we have successfully driven that point home with the 2005 MIT Level II Participants.”

— SUSAN M. CARTER ExxonMobil Business Support Centre Canada ULC An ExxonMobil

“I know that we will be booking the group again sometime in the future for a larger event. Thank you all and pass on my thanks to Chris, Sunny and the others.”

— Kathie Magness, Shell Oil Company, Training & Development

“People were buzzing on Thursday morning about the Drum Cafe. They loved it. On the final evaluations, it was highlighted as one of the best things about the conference. One of the leaders opened his presentation highlighting his take-aways, and how well together we performed. One woman came up to me and asked if I was “cueing” you in your earpiece…. She used the words “astonishing” when she described the whole process. I hope to work with you again. It was a delight!”

— Rick M. Peterson Phillips – Global Brand Innovation Manager

“It was great to see the team opening up and enjoying the session, plus it was a perfect sync to the late afternoon activities. We greatly appreciate the experience your team and Dale brought to our group and we would like to look into using your team again for some leadership activities… We’ll keep in touch and if you ever need a reference put me on the list. I would highly recommend it to anyone and have already begun spreading the word… Hope all is well…”

— Laura Guenther, Director, Global Learning & Development, Dell Corporation, Round Rock, TX.

“We engaged The Drum Cafe for a Dell executive development program to support our globalization theme, raise cultural awareness, and help build peer networks. We got more than we asked for as The Drum Cafe motivated and inspired our management team in a way that was not only fun and entertaining, but relevant. Their understanding of our business objectives resulted in a customized program that supported and enhanced the more traditional elements of the week’s agenda. Thank you for a great experience! We look forward to another opportunity to work together!”

— JoAnn Chrisman, Store Development, Starbucks Coffee, Seattle, WA

“[The] Drum Cafe event was FABULOUS!!!! Dale and his team brought tremendous energy and spirit to it and we all had a GREAT time, and when I looked around the room as people were drumming their hearts out, EVERYONE WAS SMILIING. Thank you for making it such a success! Dale did an incredibly good job of tying the event to Starbucks soul, our teams, what we’ve accomplished this year, and what’s yet to come! Everyone was very impressed with that and the fact that everything he said was so genuine and uplifting. Nothing about it was canned.”

— Terri Knabenshue, Legal Notice Advertising, The Wall Street Journal, Irving, TX.

“I was at The Wall Street Journals seminar in Austin earlier this week. I wanted to thank you for an awesome experience – you did an amazing job tying in our 2006 goals and Company expectations – it really was incredible. It’s not often you hear people talking about Sales seminars for days after the event, but this time we are! “

— Paula Heath – Microsoft

“Thanks to the whole gang for doing such a great job – everyone had a blast at the event, largely due to the Drum Cafe . You guys were the stars of the day!”

— Mark Barnard – Vice President – Unilever

“Just a few words to thank you all for the very special moment that you created at the National Meeting last week. We took the team by surprise, created some thoughts on diversity, and blew them away with the simple, clear message on the vision being the rhythm of the business. The Drum Cafe rated as one of the highlights of the week, and what a week it was. Our team left energised, and emotional…and very motivated to win in the market….our objectives were all achieved.”

— Joanne McDonough, Director, Office of Diversity, PricewaterhouseCoopers

“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.”

— Ms. Louise Gold, Training & Development Manager, Hewlett-Packard Corp, Houston, TX.

“I want you to know that it was more than a pleasure to work with the Drum Cafe. You consistently lifted the spirits at each of the eight HP events. Your welcome was the perfect way to kick-off our training events – the reps were open and excited when our VPs started to speak. Please let me know if you ever need an enthusiastic reference. It was a privilege to work with your entire team!”

— Simon McPherson, North America Event Planner, Sabre Travel Network / Travelocity

“A very big thanks to The Drum Cafe team for an absolutely spectacular event. We’re getting lots of buzz from employees and I personally thought your session was fantastic – incredibly motivational and I really couldn’t think of a more perfect way to wrap up our event. I knew you guys would be awesome, but you were better than I had anticipated. I hope we’ll be able to collaborate again in the future.”

— Annet King Director of Training and Development, The International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica

“It was undoubtedly the most successful event we have ever had. Our 160 attendees from 34 countries were delighted to take part in such a motivational, bonding experience from the moment that they stepped into our building. It was the greatest way to start the week.”

— John Lee – Senior Vice President- CNN

“A unique teambuilding experience, unlike anything we’ve done before. ……….. Truly Stimulating!”

— Laura Lazano – Motorola

“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.”

— Kim Thompson, Sunny Delight Beverages Co. (SunnyD), Sales Coordinator, Cincinnati, OH

“My sincere thanks to you and your team. Absolutely amazing!!! There is no other way to describe our event. It exceeded every expectation I could have had. This is by far the best teambuilding exercise ever. It was a successful event that will be remembered for years to come. The program was tailored perfectly to our SunnyD culture and reinforced the impact of a team and individual contribution. The only problem I have is what to do for our next program. The bar has been set so high, I don’t think anything could top this. Feel free to use all or part of my comments as a testimonial. Your future clients will not be disappointed.”

— David Brentz, Audiovisual Producer, Design and Media Services, American Heart Association

“The Drum Cafe’s performance was everything we expected and beyond. [The facilitation] was smooth as silk and kept the audience’s attention all the way through. Every member of the band was solid and showed their prowess during the solo part of the act.

— Shelly Kay, Field Marketing Director/Eastern Division, Whataburger, Inc.

“[The] Drum Cafe was an incredible experience for everyone! Very professional and first class! I would recommend Drum Cafe again and again!”

— Care International

“Your group is fantastic, the style marvelous, the cohesiveness you bring to any group of people is extraordinary and the joy and exhilaration we experienced unsurpassed.”

— Mike Bryant, P artner L earning & D evelopment M anager , H-E-B Grocery Stores, San Antonio, TX.

“Partners are still talking about the session we had with you all on the 7th. [Another manager] mentioned how great it was to me today. Thanks to you and your team for doing such an amazing job. I appreciate your passion for what you do.”

— BP

“Many thanks for helping us make music, the drumming session was most definitely the highlight of the weekend. What a fantastic show.”

— Mike Bryant, P artner L earning & D evelopment M anager , H-E-B Grocery Stores, San Antonio, TX.

“Partners are still talking about the session we had with you all on the 7th. [Another manager] mentioned how great it was to me today. Thanks to you and your team for doing such an amazing job. I appreciate your passion for what you do.”

— Care International

“Your group is fantastic, the style marvelous, the cohesiveness you bring to any group of people is extraordinary and the joy and exhilaration we experienced unsurpassed.”

— BP

“Many thanks for helping us make music, the drumming session was most definitely the highlight of the weekend. What a fantastic show.”

— Neil Erickson – Corporate Communications Director GMAC-RFC

“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.”

— Wendy Crothers, Senior Communications Specialist , Memphis, TN.

“We all had a great time and the feedback has been very positive! Everyone keeps saying this was the best meeting yet! and The Drum Cafe was a big part of why…You got everyone to rock! I hope our paths will cross again in the future!”

— Gail Hansen – CEO – SunTrust

“The experience was fantastic,and exceeded even my highest expectations and wishes! My staff was stunned, surprised, and enveloped by the magic. They are still talking about it and we are all working together to make the beat go on!”

— Camia Peacock – Georgia Power Company

“The drum session we had was thoroughly enjoyed by all. This was a great ice breaker and a wonderful exercise in team collaboration… there was a unanimous conveyance of positive remarks, thank you for winning over even the biggest skeptic in our group.”

— Ernestine Perry – Kaiser Permanente

“Awesome…… Everyone commented on their ability to engage the crowd and how calm and personable they were.”

— Lyndon Burrell – National Marketing Manager – PWC Canada

“Fantastic performance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

— Deborah Key, AT&T Inc. (Formerly SBC Communications), San Antonio, TX.

“I want to thank The Drum Cafe for performing at our event. I got NOTHING but praises on how much FUN everyone had. The purpose of asking you to attend is that we wanted/needed a bonding experience and everyone in attendance now shares this unique relationship. Those who attended are still talking about it and those who didn’t wish they had. Thank you for the experience.”