After facilitating two high profile events for Google in California, Natalie Spiro of Drum Café West was invited to Nairobi, Kenya to launch the company’ sub-Saharan division.
Although the super-organised Bronwyn Dillon of Drum Café Joburg assisted to arrange a shipment of 50 drums to Kenya, these all got stuck in red tape at customs! Drawing on all her creativity and social skills, Natalie Spiro magically managed to locally sourced replacement drums from a range of suppliers.
Needless to say, the event went off without a hitch. The audience was incredibly diverse, including participants from the massive emerging market in Africa such as Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire, Cameroon, Ghana, Angola, Nigeria, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Rwanda.
Natalie had a wonderful 4-day experience in the Masia-Mara before returning to California, and extends a “ HUGE thank you to Bronwyn – a truly amazing lady”.
“THANK YOU for the fabulous event you and your team did for us at Google yesterday.
Googlers can be a pretty challenging audience (especially when it’s a group of learning professionals/facilitators!) and you absolutely blew everyone away.
You exceeded my expectations by far – and the environment/energy you created was critical for us as an organization.
Because of your involvement, we are going to be able to move forward in a more focused, unified, and joyous way.
You were a highlight of the year at Google – and that’s a hard thing to do! You were also the highlight for me personally – so thanks!”
– Trudi McCanna, Google Inc