What My Clients Are Saying...
Trisha Garlock, Founder and Director Emeritus of The Kiddo Foundation says “Each of Alan’s lessons incorporates area’s of the common core curriculum, including history, music, language arts, social studies and math. Alan’s dance program also provides for social and emotional growth as students work and learn together. The benefit to students is enormous. They develop coordination, strength and endurance; plus opportunities for creativity, self expression and just plain fun, all through the magic of dance.”
Jacques D’Amboise. New York City Ballet, Actor, Director of the National Dance Institute says, “Fantastic! – You’re learning with the best.”
Barry Green, Author, International Music Clinician says, “Alan has the gift of connecting movements to feelings, sounds and words. Working with outstanding orchestras in the San Francisco Bay Area, he created an environment in which those who are self-conscious can surrender at once to the musical spirit and free self-expression.”
Nancy D. Gill, Kaiser Permanente says, “It gives me extreme pleasure to recommend Alan Scofield’s workshops to any manager or organization interested in tapping into that hidden resource, the energy and creativity at the core of every individual. Alan’s work with leaders and with groups is especially helpful at this critical time in our history when response to personal and organizational change has become a constant. Alan has an unusual ability to facilitate the process of team building, group dynamics, renewal and well-being. His creative talents in combination with his knowledge of the challenges facing all industries and all work teams in today’s world make Alan Scofield an invaluable resource. I personally enjoyed working with Alan and I recommend his services without any reservation.
Victoria Forrester, Children’s author and Librarian says, “Alan Scofield does for the children of the 21st century what Saint-Exupery’s “Little Prince” did for the children of the last century; he opens their hearts and their imaginations to a world in which beauty and truth meet. There is a thread of light that has been discovered by only a few great storytellers – George MacDonald, Oscar Wilde and Hans Christian Andersen spun stories from it. They brought into being original tales remembered not so much as stories but as living truth, clothed in the magical weave of a story. Alan Scofield’s stories are spun of the same golden thread. In the ten years in which I have had the privilege of bringing his work to the Saint Mark’s community, I have become increasingly aware of the treasures he has to offer. The voices in which he speaks, the personas he assumes, the rhythm of the stories, and the lyrical expression of his thought are presented with the skill and grace of a master storyteller. Alan Scofield’s stories are uniquely beautiful and rare. When the time of their telling has ended, you feel the way you feel when you have seen an amazing sunset or a delicate flower fresh with morning dew; the priceless moment has come and gone, and you long for a way to capture it – not just for another moment, but for another generation.
Scott Orlosky, Hallmark Cards says, “I am the team leader for a group of development engineers and technicians. I’m writing in reference to Alan Scofield and his creative approach to team building. It has been my pleasure to participate in one of his workshops and I found it to be very exciting. More importantly, though, by participating as part of a group under Alan’s direction, I found that my experiences of teamwork, leadership, and group dynamics came to life with new clarity and focus. His teaching techniques involving physical movement in dance-like exercises were, in many ways, parallels of group dynamics in the work environment. With the new perspective I gained, through Alan’s workshop, I was motivated to re-invigorate my development team with a fresh sense of ownership at work. Also by having a clearer understanding of the purpose of leadership as experienced through this workshop, I have become a more effective team leader. I happily indorse the work that Alan is doing and urge all those that can to participate. His workshops are innovative and provide a rare opportunity for personal growth in a relaxed environment. On top of that they are just plain fun.