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North Wood has worked with world famous Grammy Award winning talents including Barbra Streisand, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John, Placido Domingo, Itzhak Perlman, Patti Austin, Herb Albert, Kristin Chenoweth, Henry Mancini, Burt Bacharach, Quincy Jones, Whitney Houston, Randy Newman, Toni Braxton and Marvin Hamlisch. He has performed as concertmaster under John Williams, performed on the soundtracks to academy award winning movies and has performed with nationally recognized music ensembles. North Wood has given presentations to major corporations and associations including TRW, New York Life, Century 21, Kaiser Permanente, Litton Aero Products, California Association of Realtors, Association of Legal Administrators, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom LLP, National Association of Purchasing Management, Alabama Travel Council, O. J. Realty and Investment Co., International Association of Administrative Professionals, Women’s American ORT, Murad, Association of California Nurse Leaders, Florida Health Care Association, Wisconsin Assisted Living Association Executives, New Mexico Heath Information Management Association and many more. Because of the nature of the subject matter, his presentations are easily customized to fit any theme without loosing the core of his message.
As a professional keynote speaker, North Wood has given presentations to major corporations, associations, universities and organizations. He is a teacher, consultant, award-winning artist and is known for his unique and inspiring programs. Talent simply means the ability to do something very well very quickly. His presentations are about reaching goals, realizing desires and the techniques that make them a reality. All of this is explained through the medium of talent and creativity along with musical examples that are performed throughout his talks to illustrate points and ideas. All presentations end with an exciting and moving musical finale complete with accompaniment. More information regarding programs can be found in the programs section of this site. North Wood has performed on the soundtracks to over two hundred major motion pictures including, Schindlers List, A Few Good Men, Mrs. Doubtfire, Star Trek, Home Alone, Addams Family, City Slickers, The Green Mile, Maverick, Pay It Forward, The River Wild, Ace Ventura, Shawshank Redemption, Speed, The American President, Father of the Bride, A River Runs Through It, Of Mice and Men, Honeymoon in Vegas and The Simpsons. He has performed with nationally recognized major music ensembles, won competitions and has recorded and performed with the worlds most famous Grammy Award winning artists
“I cannot say enough about North Wood. He is knowledgeable in many different areas of personal development and is skillful in applying them. Yet far more significant are his spirit, energy and enormous faith in himself and in the potential of others. I heartily recommend North Wood to all those seeking motivation in developing their true potential and creating a better life for themselves.” ~ Oswaldo Molina, Century 21
“Thank you, thank you, thank you for your wonderful keynote during our Circle of Excellence Awards Luncheon at the Florida Health Care Association’s Annual Conference. Your keynote, “The Joy of Hard Work and Commitment”, delivered exactly the message our members needed to hear and your beautiful violin music added just the touch of elegance that fit perfectly with our theme, “A Celebration of Caregiving”. You are a true professional and a joy to work with! Again, thank you so much for your contribution to our very successful Conference. ~ Cathy Westberry, Director of Event Planning
“Your presentation was AWESOME!! A month plus later I’m still hearing from everyone how much they loved your talk and performance. I loved that you stayed after the luncheon Q&A and played for us. It was absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I don’t know how else to express what an impact you had on our Town Hall, but thank you, thank you, thank you!!! It doesn’t get much better than this!” ~Rebecca Henderson, Meeting Planner, Town Hall Speaker Series