Who I Am


John Scalici is an award winning teaching artist, author, internationally recognized facilitator, musician, and a member of the John C. Maxwell Team of certified speakers, coaches, and trainers.  His Rhythm of Leadership®  and Unity Through Rhythm® programs are in high demand and highly regarded at leading corporations, college campuses, elementary, middle and high schools across the U.S. and in Japan. No matter the size of the audience, Mr. Scalici’s speaking style is engaging, powerful, and upbeat!



With everyone in the audience participating in the interactive rhythm making experience, it is no wonder that participants leave Inspired, Motivated and Empowered to reach their full human potential through the universal language of rhythm.

As an accomplished musician, Mr. Scalici understands the power of rhythm on the professional level to propel and energize a band. He has toured the U.S. with two bands, Gravy, and, The junkyardmen. Gravy toured with blues and rock legends Buddy Guy and Gov’t Mule and opened shows for many others. He is also a  student of the popular West African drum, the Djembe

His passion, however, lies in empowering others through rhythm.

Weaving powerful metaphors of leadership and team dynamics from John Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and the 17 Indisputable Laws of Team Work, Mr. Scalici is a favorite with the corporate, non-profit, sports, and education world. He is a master of taking the goals and objectives of his audience and creating a unique presentation which will inspire action long after the participants leave.

A strong advocate for the arts in education, he is the recipient of the 2010 “Making a Difference” award by the Alabama Alliance for Arts Education.

Print and television media featuring John Scalici’s work include: Making Music Magazine, DRUM! Magazine, Executive Traveler Magazine, The Hallmark Channel, Southeastern Performer Magazine, Society for Arts in Healthcare, Campus Recovery Magazine.

As a solo artist and teaching artist, he has released two highly acclaimed CDs: RhythmMusic and Rhythms for Drumming and Movement.


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