Hacking The Rockstar Attitude
The rockstar attitude can be summed up in five words: There are no small moments. Every detail is critical. Everything you do matters. The world’s greatest pop and rock artists share that attitude – something drummer Mark Schulman learned first-hand after years of touring with acts like Cher, P!NK, Foreigner, Simple Minds, Stevie Nicks, and Billy Idol. Great performers in business are called rockstars, but true rockstars can teach the business world a lot about leadership, teamwork, resilience, engagement, and performing at the highest levels. Mark’s ultra high-energy presentation is where music, video, audience interaction, and the secrets of rockstar performance collide. He inspires audiences to hack the rockstar attitude to discover the joy and success that comes when they’re fully engaged – on purpose. It’s as simple as ABC: Attitude.Behavior.Consequences. Mark shows how creating that attitude shift – and viewing what you’re doing everyday as a performance – will literally change your life.
Mark tailors his talk to meet every group’s individual needs. Sample takeaways:
Interactive Songwriting & Performance Experience (Workshop or Breakout Session))
It’s your turn…are you ready to ROCK?
You are going to break into randomly selected groups. You are each going to be given a package. The package is going to have lyrics with a verse and chorus of one of four famous songs. With your group, you are going to re-write the lyrics to the song you have been given based on your experiences at work, in your industry with a touch of life experience! And with your group, you get to come up and perform your song- with your lyrics on the big screen for all the other groups to see!
The goal is to have as much fun as possible…and you will have more fun than you imagined!
“The transformation is always astounding. You break into groups often times with people that you don’t know. The experience of creating something together pushes your comfort zone and brings out your best team-building, cooperation and communication skills. When you get to perform the song that YOU have created, it’s cathartic, joyful and you get to experience overwhelming support from an audience of your peers. This program is always a favorite. You will never see your associates the same way. You all literally become Rock Stars! You are creating a new sense of warmth and comradery that sticks- it’s indelible!”
- Mark Schulman
The Rockers Collective (keynote add-on or as a separate show)
The Rockers Collective is your own private Rock ‘n’ Roll dream team. These all-star musicians come together to create musical alchemy and any event becomes an experience – not just a performance. Add in the special ‘jam with the band’ component and multi-media backdrop and you have a supercharged and riveting show that your employees, clients and colleagues will not soon forget. If one of our core Rockers is on tour (hey, when SPRINGSTEEN or P!NK calls, we roll!), Rockers Collective has a variety of featured vocalists and instrumentalists from well-known acts who rotate into our lineups.
Mark Schulman grew up in Los Angeles and is a classically trained cellist. As a teen, he played with the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic. He later even played cello on the 2009/2010 P!NK tour.
During his unprecedented career over the last 32 years, Mark has been a first call drummer for world class rock and pop artists. He was voted “Top 3 Pop Rock Drummers” in the Modern Drummer Readers Poll in 2014 and was the featured cover artist in the May 2019 issue of Modern Drummer. Mark did four record breaking world tours with P!NK over 15 years.
Mark’s resume reads like a “Who’s Who” of international rock‘n roll royalty, including acts such as Cher, Billy Idol, Foreigner, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Beyonce, and so many other world class artists. He has drummed with Velvet Revolver at Ozzfest and for a crowd of 225,000 at Glastonbury Festival with Simple Minds. Mark has appeared on nearly every American, European, and Australian variety show including theGrammy Awards, Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show,Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,American Idol, The Paul O'Grady Show, The X Factor,Wetten, dass..?, the ARIA Awards, and more.
Mark’s fan base extends way beyond the rock ‘n’ roll stage. Fans of his other career, as a top motivational speaker, exist at companies and organizations he’s spoken for, including American Express, Microsoft, IBM, DELL Cisco, Aveda, Kaiser, NCAA, SAP, and more. To date, Mark has performed over 2,000 keynotes, 1,000 music clinics, and for over a billion people
Offstage, Mark is passionate about teaching and helping others. He was the chairman 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 U.K.
An active educator, Mark taught at the Los Angeles Music Academy and is one of the world’s most sought-after drum clinicians, hosting clinics around the world. Mark produced his first instructional DVD in his studio, A Day in the RecordingStudio; 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 products in the history of GRETSCH.
Mark's first book, Conquering Life’s Stage Fright, shows people how to harness doubt, fear, and anxiety as it relates to any performance or presentation and transform that into clarity, capability, and confidence. Mark has finished his second book,TheAttitude Equation, which lays out a powerful path to happiness and achievement: Attitude x Behavior = Consequence. Mark and his writing partner Dr. Jim Samuels have interviewed rockstar performers across all industries about how ATTITUDE has driven BEHAVIOR to produce world-class CONSEQUENCES in their lives. The book is slated for release in late 2023.
In May 2023, Mark became a judge and coach for an all-new original music competition television show called BANDED. The show redefines the “build a-band” concept and pairs up-and-coming artists with top coaches. Besides judging, Mark will coach one of the rock outfits.
Mark is also a music producer, trained audio engineer, and studio co-owner of West Triad Recording Studio in Venice, California.