Our Story Behind The Music
Sound Leadership is music-fueled leadership development.
Our clients tell and develop their stories as songs.
Develop your team WITH A MUSIC MINDSET
Our clients utilize the immersive process of musical and lyrical co-creation and songwriting to reflect and reframe their management challenges.
SOUND LEADERSHIP enables teams to create fearlessly and to establish a creative-innovative mindset in their daily work.
INTERTWINING management & music
Based on our unique experience in executive development and music creation, we work with all types of organizations, from startups to high schools to Fortune 100 firms.
SOUND LEADERSHIP is a pioneer in redesigning tools of music creation to express and reframe business stories.
conducting corporate change
More than 80% of our corporate clients have no creative or music background.
SOUND LEADERSHIP enables business leaders to uncover their creative potential for long-lasting leadership development.
Photo: Bill McCormack
Johannes Flecker | Founder
Dr. Johannes Flecker is an artrepreneur, corporate advisor, singer/songwriter and keynote speaker. He helps top executives and teams to boost a mindset of innovation and to navigate through complex and changing environments. With Sound Leadership, Johannes ignites the creativity and entrepreneurial thinking in organizations through the art and craft of music thinking and songwriting.
Johannes earned a Ph.D. in Business at the University of Graz, Austria and he is summa cum laude graduate of Berklee College of Music in Contemporary Music Writing & Production.
He has a decade of experience in international management consulting and he leads innovation, digital change and agile leadership projects for Fortune 100 firms globally. Johannes is faculty at Applied Innovation Institute Silicon Valley, at osb systemic consulting Vienna, Austria and at Malik Management Switzerland. He is in the leadership team at Goeman Bind policy think tank London and advisory board member at Kaden Boriss strategy advisors Dubai.
Formally trained at world-renowned Berklee College in music production, songwriting, vocal performance and music composition, Johannes is an accomplished and versatile musician. He was classically trained in piano and violin at the Music Conservatory of Graz, Austria and he is a soulful vocal performer.
Johannes is the author of a book about the influence of music on brand development and he received awards by the American Marketing Association, Austrian Academy for Sciences and UK Songwriting Contest. Johannes gives speeches and workshops for global thought leaders such as Boston Consulting Group, the Swiss Economic Forum, the Swiss Innovation Forum, IDEO, Brown University EMBA and the American Marketing Association.
Born and raised in a family of classical musicians in Austria, Johannes lives in Boston, USA.
Hemant K. Batra
Founder Kaden Boriss Legal Strategists
Founder Goeman Bind HTO Think Tank
Recipient Mahatma Gandhi Peace Medal
Secretary General SAARCLAW
Panos A. Panay
VP Innovation, Berklee College of Music
Forbes 40 under 40
ICICI Private Equity
IIM Ahmedabad & Berklee College of Music
Peter M. Fischer PhD
Professor of Marketing
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Two-times GRAMMY nominated music educator
Berklee Online Faculty Songwriting
Los Angeles, CA
Award-Winning Film Composer & Producer
Composer Malaysian Film Song of the Year
Los Angeles, CA
Music Producer & Composer
Songwriter, Pianist, Cellist
Boston & Shanghai
Performer & Music Educator
New York City, NY
GRAMMY Award winning music producer, educator
Music director John Legend tour
Enya Lim "Nyali"
New York City, NY
MT Aditya Srinivasan
Music Educator, Percussionist
Producer & Audio Engineer
Leadership Coach & Trainer
Karnatic Singer & Educator