Keynote Speaker Natalie Spiro

Natalie Spiro

Team Development, Interactive Engagements, Motivational Speaker

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    California, USA

Suggested Keynote Speeches & Programs

Natalie Spiro’s keynotes are about creating a unified whole through appreciation and acceptation of individual thoughts, skills, and contributions. Her keynotes explore the unique voice that each person possesses and emphasizes the synergy that results from our unique collaboration.

The abstract idea of engaging rhythm as more than just a metaphor to solve problems in business is not a new concept. It’s thousands of years old. In Africa, tribal counsels would meet and beat. They’d connect at that primal level first before approaching each other with speech.

Natalie has personally facilitated interactive drumming programs for more than 30,000 people. Her clients have been from every sector—tech, health, government, transportation, hospitality, education, finance, media, and telecommunications. She has close ties with some of the most powerful brands in the world including Google, Virgin Airlines, Microsoft, Intel and eBay. She is a certified life-coach, and is developing workshops that tie her interactive keynote programs into one-on-one and one-to-many transformational opportunities.

Natalie came to the USA in 2000 from South Africa with a Masters Degree in Industrial Psychology and an MBA in Corporate Strategy and Marketing. San Diego was a far cry from her life in Johannesburg, but her insatiable curiosity and hunger to make an impact where ever she lived and worked led her on a passionate path to understand corporate culture in America. She held positions in top global firms within the financial services and hospitality industries, including holding a senior position at the corporate offices of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Natalie’s African sensibilities ultimately connected her back to her passion for community and collaboration. She became an owner/partner in the world-wide Drum Cafe organization in 2002— and from this point forward, Natalie’s professional destiny came into clear view.

Testimonials 4

  • “I just want to say a huge “Thank You” for all you did to work with us on Refresh 2010. It is undisputed that Drum Cafe’s presence played a pivotal role in creating the overall vibe of the program that had our Teammates leaving truly feeling REFRESHED! Even on the 22nd session, I loved every minute of running this year’s program and working with you and your team was definitely a contributing factor to that satisfaction.”clients_virgin-america

    Benjamin Eye

    Creative Communication & Events Manager

  • “I haven’t had an opportunity to touch base with you on Wednesday! Thanks so much for contributing to our event, it was fabulous, people were excited, and even the tough crowd in the back got into it! Very well done! It gave our event a great additional dimension, and quite a few people came up to me to not only express that they had great fun, but as well commenting how well versed you were with IPG, and that you probably knew us from before! Excellent job, thank you!”


    Hewlitt Packard

  • “Thank you for the fabulous event you and your team did for us at Google yesterday. Googlers can be a pretty challenging audience (especially when it’s a group of learning professionals/facilitators!) and you absolutely blew everyone away. You exceeded my expectations by far – and the environment/energy you created was critical for us as an organization. Because of your involvement, we are going to be able to move forward in a more focused, unified, and joyous way. You were a highlight of the year at Google – and that’s a hard thing to do! You were also the highlight for me personally – so thanks!”

    Trudi McCanna

    Google Inc.

  • “Your participation in the Intel Marketing Summit was a raging success. People are still talking about it, the way you brought everyone together, and the energy and enthusiasm that resulted. Thanks again for helping make our event among the most successful ever organized at Intel. Think of me when you need a reference in the future. I’m happy to help however I can. Warm Regards”

    Terry Scalzo


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Team-Can-Jam Cajon

his NEW, interactive program, strategically designed by Drum Cafe North America and Blue Fire Leadership, improves your team’s attention, organization, communication and collaboration skills. It is both an intentional pursuit and a celebration of diversity, contribution, team building and leadership


A cajon, or wooden box, is rooted in ancient Afro-Peruvian culture. Sonically suitable to be repurposed into an instrument, the “box” offered a means of instrumentation where there was none. In our new program offering, we join together with attendees to craft individual cajon instruments. This DIY activity is meaningful and purposeful and engages the program participants in a much more personal way.


We know that investing in your employees is one of the smartest decisions you will make. That is why we will work within your budget. Just give us a call so we can discuss your upcoming event. 


Our expert facilitator(s) and professional musicians drum your group into the room and then engage in a pulse-pounding short performance. Stations for creating individual cajons are already waiting for the participants, and once the cajons are designed and ready, the 30-45 minute facilitated interactive jam session begins.

This session is filled with high-impact messaging, knowledge transfer and strategic visioning. Our facilitators are an extension of your team – internalising corporate and team goals and helping your team to be better aligned and more unified as a whole.

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