Get Ready to Rock...

onstage keynote


3 Keynote Topics: 2590 minutes


Harness the energy, spirit and passion of rockstars

Mark uses three core principles during this kinetic and sensory-driven program.  You will walk away with a blueprint for how to incorporate rock & roll philosophy, techniques and swagger into your business in order to drive performance and energize your work environment. Are you ready to rock?

Focus: Innovation, Communication, Sales/Presenting, Leadership, Individual and Team Top Performance.

Boost Your RQ- Rockstar Quotient!

The bedrock of the greatest performers revealed

For organizations, leaders, and individuals, Mark will show you how you can boost your Rockstar Quotient for real gains in productivity, capacity, performance, innovation and morale… This is a rock show disguised as a keynote with measurable results!

Focus: Innovation, Performance, Communication, Sales, Leadership, Team Building, Breaking Through Barriers to Success.

Conquering Life’s Stage Fright

Three Steps to Top Performance

Mark brings his popular book to life at your event through engaging stories, performance and interactive processes. Mark demonstrates how all individual and team performances are broken down into three simple yet powerful steps: Clarity, Capability and Confidence. You will use these three simple concepts to drive you and your team’s performance to a higher level by transforming fear and trepidation in Confidence!

Focus: Individual and Team Top Performance, Sales/Presenting, Communication, Innovation.

The ‘rock your mindset’ philosophy

You and everyone at your event will be empowered, inspired and elevated to an evolved mindset and a new level of peak performance.  Mark combines powerful business philosophy and innovative strategic content with engaging multimedia and drum performances for an unforgettable keynote performance.


Increase individual and team performance

You will elevate your professional and personal performance beyond what you thought possible.  Mark’s presentation is invigorating, entertaining and emotional.  And YOU become part of the show.  Mark gives you fundamental and powerful concepts that you will retain because of how you learned them.


Break through barriers and trepidation

You get to take advantage of Mark’s techniques based on his interviews with world-class performers in all industries. Mark gives you effective approaches to bust through fear, trepidation and anxiety associated with any type of performance, presentation, pitch or communication.


Engage in interactive performances

You are guaranteed to find your team’s cohesive rhythm through interactive drumming and fun, strategic processes. Through working with Mark, organizations of all types have increased their internal energy and unified teams toward one inspired, goal-oriented performance.

He was literally amazing. Hands down the best keynote we’ve ever had.

Well…you made me look like a hero again, this time for recommending you to The New York Tech Summit. Their meeting planner emailed me this note regarding your appearance yesterday:

He was literally amazing. Hands down the best keynote we’ve ever had. On top of it all he’s just an a great guy. He spent the entire day  (and night) with us. Spoke to and took photos with every attendee that approached him. He even jumped in and performed at our attendee party with our corporate rock band. This is going to be hard to top next year, so start thinking!!!

But now my job is that much harder for them next year as you have set the bar VERY high. This was extremely high praise considering some of the past speakers I have booked for this organization: POW Charlie Plumb, Travelocity & Kayak founder Terry Jones, best-selling author/TV personality Larry Winget, and astronaut Rick Searfoss…all of whom are outstanding speakers! Thanks again for going above and beyond to ensure a successful event! Now if I can only figure out how to clone you…

Arnold Sand
Executive Director
SME Entertainment Group – A Live Nation Company

Mark– I really get it!

“Our presentation of A.B.C. (Attitude Behavior Consequence) caused a real shift in my thought process. I had been conditioned to believe that we have to change our behavior first. Now I realize that with an analysis and improvement of my team’s attitude, I can predict their behavior and better control the outcome of my projects. This is a very valuable tool. Thanks so much Mark!”

Matt Bernstein
CISCO Systems


Mark is a unique performer in a world of talking heads.

“I’ve had the opportunity to see Mark Schulman’s keynote on two different occasions and each time came away inspired to think and act differently. By integrating music, visuals and a powerful speaking style, Mark is a unique performer in a world of talking heads. In one instance, I saw him convince a group of local government employees to form a drum line, leading to some real a-ha moments about team work and collaboration.

I would heartily recommend him for any corporate or association event that wants to bring in someone that can “shake things up” and give solid take away value at the same time. ”

Tim Sanders
Chief Solutions Officer, YAHOO!
Best Selling Author “Love is the Killer App”

Mark Schulman literally rocked our world at the GameHorizon Conference

June 2010, with a session that invigorated, entertained and left the audience ready to tackle anything.  I am recommending Mark to other conferences and think his inspirational and high-energy session would be a bonus for any event, team building session or conference. Contact him soon before the word spreads far and wide.”

Carri Cunliffe
Conference Director, GameHorizon Conference.


Mark was a great choice and I left the meeting feeling very motivated for life in general.   GREAT JOB;-)
Angela English
Human Resources Generalist

This is a world-class talent with a world-class message.

Jim. Samuels, Ph.D
Author, “Re-Mind Yourself”

Clarity, capability, and confidence – can turn any nerve-breaking situation into an opportunity for success.

Mark Schulman takes “fake it till you make it’ to a whole new level. As a professional drummer for some of the world’s most iconic musical artists, he’s understandably had more than his fair share of stage fright. However, his revealing self-help book — which is made even juicier with a dozen celebrity-peppered examples — describes the tie that binds us all as humans: anxiety. Usually associated with job interviews and public speaking, he proves that everyone from rockstars and pro athletes, to firefighters and heart surgeons, suffers from a ubiquitous sense of stage fright. His “three Cs” method for overcoming this feeling — clarity, capability, and confidence – can turn any nerve-breaking situation into an opportunity for success. His introspective book is a how-to guide for channeling your inner rockstar.
Marc Cenedella
Founder & Executive Chairman

Mark Schulman in this fresh, approachable in-your-face book, equips you to harness the best of “what’s in here”

Okay, so who has more legit cred on how to conquer life’s stage fright than the dude who’s performed in front of a billion people worldwide?  When every gig feels like an audition, only Mark Schulman in this fresh, approachable in-your-face book, equips you to harness the best of “what’s in here” to bring your absolute unbridled best to everyone and everything “out there.”
Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D.
Best Selling Author “Adversity Quotient”
CEO Peak Learning

When he does a speaking presentation, He takes time to customize his program for each audience.

Mark hits all the right marks with his book!  When he does a speaking presentation, He takes time to customize his program for each audience.  His energy is infectious and his information valuable.  He really makes each person in the audience feel like he is talking to them individually.  Mark is interactive, has high energy and he will not disappoint!
Maureen Brooks
Brooks International Speakers and Entertainment Bureau

I didn’t expect that Mark Schulman would have much direct relevance for Proposal Managers and Sales Operations but…

“When I first heard about the keynote speaker for Connect16, I thought he might have some interesting anecdotes from the music industry, which was appropriate for a conference in Nashville. I didn’t expect that Mark Schulman would have much direct relevance for Proposal Managers and Sales Operations but he brilliantly adapted his experiences as a rock drummer to provide some fascinating insights. He talked about being the backline of the band that supports the rock star to deliver a world-class performance and I think this really resonated with the audience, who are the backline that enable our Sales “rock stars” are able to perform at their best.”

Kaitlyn Myers

His infectious positive attitude is a huge asset to all those around him.

Mark Schulman is the quintessential consummate pro; he can do anything and everything and he does so with a smile on his face and a wonderful, nurturing heart. His infectious positive attitude is a huge asset to all those around him. Putting Mark in a room or a stage or a studio is a guarantee that not only will the music be on the very highest order, but that all those involved in the project will be relaxed, filled with confidence and have a great time. He’s like a walking ray of sunshine. Oh, and he plays his ASS off too!”

Dave Koz
Grammy Winning Artist, Producer

You captured their hearts, motivated and inspired

“Dear Mark–I have struggled for several days to write to you, as I wanted to honestly capture and share with you the response from my staff concerning your presentation.  I have finally concluded that words are not sufficient.  You captured their hearts, motivated and inspired- but even more, you honored them by your willingness to participate.  We are unaccustomed to such generosity and recognition of our efforts.  You are truly a special person and we thank you for making us feel special.”

David L. White
President, YAP

Good to see you’re giving back to others and making a difference

Just wanted to say thanks for the time you spent with us, massive inspiration and help. Good to see you’re giving back to others and making a difference. All the Optus crew will be talking about it for a long time!  Plus you freaking rock on the drums!
Matt Pedler
OPTUS Pacesetters Sales Convention

It was exactly what the team needed and I’m so grateful we had the opportunity to participate.

Your message was straightforward, but one that we tend to forget from time to time — attitude is everything!  I consider myself a pretty positive person, but many of your points were great reminders that we can all do better.  I keep hearing “I get to…” and “I’m not a whiner, I’m a winner” and “Attitude, Behavior, Consequence” throughout the office — it makes me smile!  Thanks so much for sharing your experiences, and for spending your time with our team!  It was a really special evening for us but you made it a night that we will never forget!!!  Thanks again — wishing you all the best!
Rhonda F. Kulhanek
oOh! Media

The feedback from the session has been nothing but positive.

I wanted to thank you personally for giving your time to City of Salisbury.  The feedback from the session has been nothing but positive.  I have received a number of emails since Wednesday from staff thanking me for providing them with the opportunity to hear you speak.   They have taken away a number of key points from the session.  The ABC concept is one that I personally use myself but the way you communicated it to staff was so engaging and interesting that it allowed staff from all walks of life and different backgrounds to understand how they can apply it to their lives.  I personally loved the story about learning to say “I get to” rather than “I have to”.  It is so simple yet so powerful and is something I will personally use myself.  There was a buzz in the organisation for the rest of the week which has been so positive and a fabulous support for our positive culture program.  So thank you so much for your presentation and I will absolutely recommend you as a speaker to my colleagues and friends.
Michelle Holland
People and Culture
City of Salisbury, South Australia

Thank you again the passion and caring that you put into the sessions with our teams.

They are still reflecting on the positive experience and  how they enjoyed the time with you.
Robert Parcell
Managing Director Optus Business

Conquering Life’s Stage Fright can help with expanding the human potential in the workplace

Through experience, interviews, and anecdotes, Mark Schulman provides insight into the mindset and skillsets that can be used to break through the barriers to success and beyond.  Conquering Life’s Stage Fright can help with expanding the human potential in the workplace as well as achieving greater purpose and happiness in life itself.
Tony Hsieh
NY Times Best Selling Author “Delivering Happiness”
CEO of

FULL client list

  • Acura
  • American Express
  • American Idol
  • American Payroll Association
  • American Staffing Association
  • Annual Supply Chain Management
  • Assetmark
  • Aveda
  • Aviation Capital Group
  • Banker’s Life
  • Bing
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Boise State
  • Boys Club Girls Club
  • Cal Poly
  • Centric Consulting
  • CEO Club
  • Cisco
  • Citi
  • Clemson College
  • Comedy Central
  • Conan O’Brian
  • Connecting Point
  • Country Music Television
  • Crump
  • Cymbolt
  • DELL
  • Dow
  • Farm Credit Bank of Texas
  • First American
  • Game Horizon Conference
  • Gartner
  • Genentech
  • Gibraltar Hardware
  • GOED
  • Grammys
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Gretsch
  • Guitar Center
  • Hairhouse Warehouse
  • Hamilton Ryker
  • HDI
  • Health Connect Partners
  • Hearts On Fire
  • Honda
  • Honest Company
  • Huntington Learning Center
  • IAMS Global Sales Meeting
  • IBM
  • Institute of Real Estate Management
  • ISelect
  • Jonhson & Johnson
  • Kaiser
  • Late Show
  • Latin Percussion
  • LBX Company
  • LOMA
  • Luxottica
  • Mattel
  • McDonalds
  • Microsoft
  • MVP Bank
  • N.A.T.A.
  • NAMM
  • National Speakers Association
  • NCAA
  • Neutrogena
  • Nickelodeon
  • NYTS16 (New York Tech Summit)
  • Oklahoma State
  • Optus
  • Pacwest
  • Paul O’Grady
  • Pentec Health
  • PM Hotel Group
  • PMI
  • Pipeline Contractors
  • Ass Canada
  • Qvidian
  • Remo
  • Rogers Communication
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Sabian
  • Sam Ash
  • Santander
  • SAP
  • School of Rock
  • Showtime
  • Sony
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Stars and Stripes Foundation
  • Sungard
  • Sun Tan City
  • Tastefully Simple
  • Teenage Cancer Trust
  • Tennessee Society of CPAs
  • The Disney Channel
  • Theracare
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Toca Percussion
  • Tonight Show
  • TUG
  • USA Network
  • USC Marshall Leadership
  • Vic Firth
  • Vistage
  • Voya
  • Walmart
  • Wetten Das
  • WhataBurger
  • William Edge Salons
  • World Meetings Forum
  • X-Factor


About Mark…

Mark has enjoyed an unprecedented career over the last 28 years as a first call drummer for world-class rock and pop artists. He has been voted ‘Top 3 Pop-Rock Drummers’ in the Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll.

Mark has shared the stage with P!NK on three record breaking world tours and is featured in the live video performances from The Truth About Love, Funhouse and I’m Not Dead tours. Mark’s resume reads like a “Who’s Who” of international Rock n’ Roll royalty including acts such as FOREIGNER, CHER, BILLY IDOL, SHERYL CROW, STEVIE NICKS, DESTINY’S CHILD, UDO LINDENBERG and EIKICHI YAZAWA. He has drummed with VELVET REVOLVER at Ozzfest and for crowds of 200,000 at Glastonbury Festival with SIMPLE MINDS. Mark is the recipient of numerous Gold and Platinum discs and has appeared on nearly every American and European variety show on television including The Grammys, The Late Show, The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brian, Jon Stewart, American Idol, Paul O’ Grady, X-Factor, Wetten Das and more.

Schulman is a classically trained cellist and as a teen, played with the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic. He played cello on the 2009/2010 P!NK tour! He is also a music producer, trained audio engineer and studio co-owner of WEST TRIAD RECORDING STUDIO in Venice, California. As an active educator, Mark taught at the LOS ANGELES COLLEGE of MUSIC and as one of the world’s most sought after drum clinicians hosting clinics in countries around the world.

Mark produced his first DVD in his studio entitled, ‘A Day in the Recording Studio; A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Recording Great Drum Tracks for Drummers and All Musicians’ distributed by Hudson Music. The MARK SCHULMAN SIGNATURE SNARE DRUM is one of the best selling signature product in the history of Gretsch. Music is not Mark’s only driving force; he was the chairman of the board of directors of Create Now!, a non-profit organization founded in 1996, to help change troubled children’s lives through creative arts mentoring. A cancer survivor himself, Mark has also motivated children and teens through his work doing seminars with the RONALD McDONALD HOUSE and benefits for the TEENAGE CANCER TRUST in the UK.

Schulman’s writing/production credits include films, various international TV shows and commercials, radio jingles and interactive media projects for clients such as: McDONALD’S, MATTEL, IBM, BEN 10, SONY, ACURA, NOVALOGIC, NEUTROGENA, HONDA, THE DISNEY CHANNEL, NICKELODEON, SHOWTIME, USA NETWORK, COMEDY CENTRAL, COUNTRY MUSIC TELEVISION, NASHVILLE NETWORK, THE SOPRANOS, SCHOOL OF ROCK, SPEED and BEVERLY HILLS COP III

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ONE on ONE coaching/mentoring

Mark is available for in-person and virtual coaching sessions.

Mark a is world-class private coach for corporate professionals, musicians, creatives and artists. With his help, you’ll:

  • Elevate your performance
  • Clarify your purpose and goals
  • Break through your barriers and fears
  • Transcend conventional beliefs and limiting thought patterns

Mark offers real, practical advice and solutions for merging creativity with productivity free from the psycho-analyzing spiritual babble you often run into in Los Angeles.”

Brooklyn Allman, Los Angeles

After my first coaching session with Mark, I walked away with more clarity towards my career path than I ever had before; a truly enlightening experience!”

Scott Gettlin, Los Angeles

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