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Music for Transformation™

Create. Innovate. Inspire.


Our executive team was inspired by the experience.
This is the best investment we've ever made in
our leaders. Bar none. ~ CEO, Health Care System

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As leaders we have a responsibility to support people. Not just some people. All people. Every voice needs to be encouraged, to be brought into the conversation, into the ensemble. Only then will our organizations be hospitable and encouraging to all.



When all voices are welcomed, the music of the organization will be more complete, more vibrant, more satisfying, and more in tune with the world we live in. Then we can leverage the full promise and beauty of diversity.



As a conductor, I am intentional about connecting—with the music and the musical artists. My goal is to encourage them and bring out their very best. Then they can contribute fully of themselves to their section and the orchestra as a whole. 

It’s truly inspiring to witness.



The same is true for organizational leaders. They must connect with the music of their organization and evoke the best from all for the benefit of the whole.



Music can be pivotal in anyone's life. It certainly is for me. I am honored and thrilled to serve organizations, communities, and our world by offering Music for Transformation. 

Incredible! This was one of the most powerful ways to communicate the value of the team and how important each person’s role is in the organization.
~ COO, Health Care Services
I found John’s session elegant and informative. I loved the way he wove the pieces together, and it was a treat to experience his acute listening. I felt invited into the work, which had an intimacy I will long remember.
~ Entertainment and Media Executive
In a world of facts, numbers, and dollars, John provided a perspective on leadership that these leaders had never in their wildest dreams imagined. Months later, the CEOs are still talking about how they see their leadership role differently.
~ CEO, Energy Industry Thought Leader
I had never thought about leadership in this way... of using ALL the different talents and skills of people and blending them into a beautifully working team... which produces incredible results, as each person does their part and follows the music, the plan.
~ CIO, Technology Services
A powerful experience for all who attended. And we only scratched the surface in our time with John. I would highly recommend John to work with your team through his Music for Transformation program. You’ll be glad you did!
~ Managing Consultant, Education Services
The musical experience that John conducted perfectly illustrates leadership in complex contexts--organizations, communities, and nations. Thank you for helping us see this so clearly!
~ Senior Civic Official




John E. Burgess