Michael Gold, Ph.D. Jazz Impact (bio)

Team Building Change management using jazz as a model for organizational cooperation

Contact:Dr. Michael Gold
Mailing Address: 2643 Irving Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America 55408
Phone:612 3777221
FAX:612 3776995
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Jazz-Impact's Participation in the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) National Conference, May 14-16, 2003, Boston, MA"I want to commend and thank you for the great program that you provided at our national conference last week. It exceeded my expectations, and contributed meaningfully to the overall success of the conference. WTS is an organization whose mission includes enhancing professional and personal advancement of our members, and developing industry and government recognition of the increasing involvement of women in the field of transportation. Our membership is about 3500 strong, and spread throughout 35 chapters across the United States, with one new chapter in western Canada. All modes of transportation are included. In addition to providing conference sessions and speakers that address current issues across all transportation modes, the yearly conference program also includes professional development elements. This year's conference theme was "Redefining Community Connections" and your 90 minute session was billed under the title of "Leadership and Collaboration." As co-chair for the Conference Program Committee, it was my intent to provide through your presentation, an alternative method of interaction, both within our respective work environments and within our WTS "community." You delivered in a way that was both entertaining, and provocatively educating, with a sensitivity to the uniqueness of our audience. The use of jazz as a business model and its direct applicability to our members' lives was not immediately evident to all, because of the lack of prior exposure to and understanding of jazz by some. Your presentation provided what they needed to know to about jazz to see the transferability in a powerful way, as reflected by the following quote from one attendee who emailed me after the conference. She said: "…About 20 minutes into the jazz session, I wasn't too sure about it. But at minute 21, it all clicked for me, and it was tremendous. I guess it just took 20 minutes for my right brain to merge with my left brain." Your program content was terrific and provided a depth of understanding of collaborative behavior that I had not expected. It enlightened our group on nuances of human interactions that transcend both the music and business worlds to potentially benefit all kinds of relationships. May you have continued success in spreading this important message." - Jacki Wilkins / WTS Boston Treasurer and 2003 Conference Program Co-Chair Women's Transportation Seminar
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Jazz Impact

Fields of Interest:

After Dinner, Arts/Culture, Change, Communication, Creativity, Diversity, Emotional Intelligence, Ethics, European Community, Human Resources, Inspiration, Leadership, Learning, Motivation/Inspiration, Music, Performance Improvement, Personal Development, Teambuilding, General, Assertiveness, Balance in Life, Business, Entertainment, Excellence, Human Relations, Interpersonal Communication, Multiculturalism, Behavioral Science, Entertainment for Dentists, Activism

Most Requested Topics/Programs:

  • interactive learning seminar
  • use of the ensemble for additional jazz entertainment

Recent Engagements:

  • Lucent Technologies
  • Razorfish
  • Starbucks Coffee 1999
  • HB Fuller
  • General Mills
  • People Serving People
  • Lucent Technologies 2001
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Fairview Health Services
  • Cargill
  • Carlson
  • Best Buy
  • AMS
  • Georgia Pacific 2002
  • IBM
  • Thomson Corp
  • Alex Lee
  • Childrens Health Care Corporation
  • Materials Handling Industry
  • Accenture
  • Prudential
  • American Scandia
  • Management Center Europe
  • Benedictne Health Services
  • Women's Transportation Society
  • Mayo Clinic Plexus Institute 2003
Length of presentation:60 minutes to full day event
Travels From:Minneapolis
Travel Limits:none
Target Audience:Any
Target Audience - Other:upper management
AV Requirements:Production ryder available for speaker and jazz ensemble
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Michael Gold, Ph.D.
2643 Irving Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 3776992

Dynamic, innovative director of development with strong communications skills and wide-ranging entrepreneurial skill set. Background includes corporate consulting in change management, team building and personal coaching; extensive experience in staff training and development, project development, analysis and administration in the fields of construction, real estate management and financial services; college level teaching in the arts; design, procurement and administration of nationally funded arts projects; professional music performance.


Development and Training Skills
• Corporate change management consulting. Worked closely with HR departments evaluating management problems and developing solutions using interactive arts based medium
• Personnel management: hiring, training and developing a diversified staff of 60 point of sale employees in the field of financial services.
• Managementof project administration including contractual deadlines and project supervision in construction and real estate development.
• Elementary school through college level teaching.
• Two years administering a program to teach professional orchestral musicians the skills of jazz improvisation as a means of expanding business opportunities and creative energy. Obtained grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for the project’s administration.

Administration and Leadership Experience
• Created a consulting company called Jazz Impact that uses jazz music as a tool to help people work together more effectively. Generated client relationships with numerous Fortune 500 companies.
• Successfully managed a financial services company generating 8 million dollar in revenue each year. Computerized company developing a multi-location communications network with back office accounting and collections database. Expanded operations into three additional locations. Significantly reduced the turnover rate by developing established procedures and protocols in training, education and evaluation of employees. Extensive experience dealing with city bureaucracy over license and expansion issues.
• Established and ran a construction company responsible for construction of housing subdivision including the building of roads, construction of luxury houses, marketing and sales.
• Administered the development of a 16 suite, multi-million dollar doctor’s park as part of a major hospital campus. Extensive experience with city municipality in the restoration and management of 120 apartment units in the Union Street Historic District, Poughkeepsie, New York.
• Established and developed jazz education program at a major northeast college. Designed and administered a program funded by the National Endowment for the Arts teaching professional symphonic musicians the skills of jazz improvisation.

Work History
CEO Jazz Impact LLC, Minneapolis, MN 1998-Present
Vice President of Operations Unbank Company, Minneapolis, MN 1996- 2000
Vice President Stewart Scott Associates, Inc. Poughkeepsie, NY. 1989-1996
Professor of Music Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. 1992-1996
Vice President Jacobence Construction, Poughkeepsie, NY 1986-1989


Ph.D., New York University, NYC, New York, 1995
M.A., New England Conservatory of Music, Boston Mass, 1981
B.A., Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York., 1979

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