Alan Schaefer | Accomplished recording artist, songwriter, speaker, entrepreneur and consultant

Alan Schaefer

Accomplished recording artist, songwriter, speaker, entrepreneur and consultant

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Alan Schaefer

Alan Schaefer is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Banding People Together, a performance improvement company that focuses on collaboration and the impact it makes on employee engagement, leadership, team performance and change. He has been described as " a maestro of human capital excellence" and brings his unique perspective as a successful entrepreneur, recording artist, songwriter and consultant to his current work.

He realized that the valuable lessons he learned from playing in bands could be applied to leadership, teams and organizations in a number of different environments, including the business world. His fascination with why certain bands had success and longevity while others fell apart turned him into a student of collaboration, team theory and organizational development which ultimately led him to create Banding People Together in 2008. Drawing from his experience with successful record producers, Alan believes in the simply powerful idea of proactively creating an environment that people truly want to be in and works with organizations across many different industries to show them how to achieve what many in the music world would call "vibe".

His ability to translate between the music world and business world creates an engaging presentation style that captures his rock star persona while at the same time clearly illustrates his profound understanding of business. After leaving Elektra Records in 1994, Alan along with his twin brother co-founded, an online music resource for bands and fans that was successfully sold to Launch Media (now Yahoo Music) in early 2000.

In 2004 he founded the band Five Star Iris and has since performed in 16 countries (including Iraq for U.S. troops), received national airplay, been interviewed in Spin and Billboard, worked with Grammy Award-winning producers, written with hit songwriters and toured with platinum acts. Alan earned a BS in communications from Florida International University and lives in Atlanta, Ga.

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Three Chords Of Collaboration

This highly engaging keynote with musical interludes will get your Rock Stars thinking about collaboration in a very different way. Throughout this highly engaging and entertaining interactive keynote, Alan informs and entertains by sharing unique stories such as entertaining US troops in the theater of war and building and selling a multi-million dollar media company. We will explore the collaborative process through what we call...

3 Chords Of Collaboration

C - Collaborative Starts With You
D - Differences Create The Sound
G - Getting Everyone Playing From The Same Sheet of Music.

Great for groups of any size and can range from 45 to 90 minutes.

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