Our Speakers: Michael Allosso & Freddie Ravel

Michael Allosso

Michael Allosso is a master communications expert who coaches CEOs and other high level executives both in dynamic presentations as well as effective day to day leadership. He has led award winning workshops for leaders and sales teams all over the world and is a much sought after personal coach. His client base ranges from insurance producers to construction managers, doctors to bankers, actors to politicians. His experience as a professional theater and film director enables him to quickly identify strengths and weaknesses. He gives his clients practical tools to fortify their strengths and eliminate their weaknesses.

Since he started in 2004, Michael has been a top rated speaker for Vistage International (the world’s largest CEO enrichment organization). During that time he won an unprecedented four “Speaker of the Year” Awards, two “Members’ Choice” Awards, the “Above and Beyond” Award, the “Millennium” Award , and “Speaker of the Year” Award for TEC Canada. Michael has traveled the world bringing his “You On Your Best Day” program to a wide variety of organizations and businesses.

Michael has been the Artistic Director and Manager of numerous theaters in the Boston area and has created and managed his own improvisational comedy troupe. He has been a faculty member at five colleges, taught in many other colleges and schools and has been chief administrator of the Boston University Theatre Institute and National Dance Institute/N.E. under Jacques D’Amboise.

Sample work includes a training video shot in Seattle helping Costco demonstrators heighten their presentation performance, “You Be the Judge” a short feature being used in the Boston school system to provoke teenage social responsibility and “Diversity Live” a corporate film used to instruct businesses on all levels of diversity sensitivity. Feature films include “The Strangler’s Wife” (produced by Roger Corman) and “Bluff” (starring Lenny Clarke). As a theatrical director, he has had numerous successes including the coveted Eliot Norton Award, Boston’s version of the Tony for his production of “Dealer’s Choice”. His range of directing credits stretches from opera companies to pop videos to living history to three Hasty Pudding shows at Harvard University to a musical at Lincoln Center.

As an actor, Allosso has appeared in many commercials and corporate films as well as the feature film “Pink Panther Two” with Steve Martin and on stage in “Marty” with John C. Reilly at the Huntington Theatre and as Felix in “The Odd Couple” opposite Sherman Hemsley of TV’s “The Jeffersons”. In the corporate world, Mr. Allosso writes and performs shows for special events. He earned his M.F.A. in Directing from Boston University and a B.A. in Theater Arts from Brandeis University.

freddie ravel

Bridging his distinguished career from the international music icons to the visionary business leaders of our time, The Rhythm of Success Founder, Freddie Ravel, has emerged as a global force for empowering personal and professional growth through the undisputed international language of music. Ravel’s transformational program, is a unique peak performance methodology that enhances leadership, collaboration and time management.

Driven by his passion for applying music to life, Freddie’s concert appearances span three decades across six continents. Officially named the “Motivational Maestro” by the city of Los Angeles, he has delighted and mesmerized audiences from the heart of the Amazon to the boardrooms of corporate America.
Ravel is an in-demand motivational speaker and performer whose unique keynote concerts are designed to create more effective communication and collaboration within organizations worldwide. He delivers “The Rhythm of Success” – a presentation that combines speaking with live piano performance, backed by a full orchestra projected on screen – customized to the vision and goals of the company.

“Music is the world’s undisputed international language,” says Ravel, “and when applied to business, there is a rhythm of success in its flow, momentum, cadence, time and tempo. When teams are truly in sync and in tune, they thrive.”