Peter Himmelman

Multi-award-winning, Emmy- & Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter

Peter Himmelman is a multi-award-winning, Emmy- and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter who’s also a children's entertainer, TV and film composer and pioneering webcast star. The winner of six ASCAP film and television awards, six consecutive Parent's Choice Gold Awards, and the NAAPA Album Of The Year, Peter has made 16 critically acclaimed recordings, and is the composer for Bones/Fox, Judging Amy/CBS, Men In Trees/ABC and several other films and television shows. USA Today has called him "rock's most wildly imaginative performer."

And now, Peter’s Big Muse creative leadership workshops are as powerful and engaging as his legendary stage performances.

Blending his song writing talents with the needs of business, Peter now teaches corporate groups songwriting skills to foster stronger creativity, innovation and team cohesion. In a word, the results are transformational.

Business leaders know that creativity can give them a crucial advantage. Creative people sell more, deliver more and innovate on a level far above their peers.

So, in customized 2-hour, half- or full-day formats, for groups ranging in size from 3 to 500, Peter lays a powerful foundation from which participants:

  • increase innovative thinking
  • lessen their internal critics
  • blast past fears and
  • boost their abilities to follow through with ideas.

His longer programs focus on these areas and also improve team unity, help with strategic planning, as well as improve brainstorming, communication, branding, and social challenges at work. Lots of takeaways!

Mixing humor, technique and the most cutting-edge research on creative excellence, Peter’s Big Muse workshops offer a ground-breaking approach that helps individuals, teams and companies to develop their creative voices—with consistently powerful results. With Peter as your Big Muse guide, you will:

  • Quiet your 'inner critic' (that little voice inside that tells us we're not good enough)
  • Joyfully explore and unleash your creative potential
  • Boost innovative thinking in your organization

 Big Muse's Fresh Approach to Fostering Creativity

A song (unlike a symphony or a novel) can actually be written in a very short time. That’s why Peter uses songwriting as a creativity-building tool. And it doesn’t matter if you’re not at all “musical.” Teams that unleash their Big Muse learn that songwriting is an ideal metaphor with which to see challenges from new vantage points and problem solve more effectively.

With Peter’s guidance, you’ll create a fully finished song within a short time. Then it will be sung live, either by Peter or fellow participants.

The seminar turns the creative experience inside out by revealing deadlines not as something to be feared, but as energy sources that greatly enhance creative output. Just as important, the process of "delivering" a finished song with peers becomes a compelling team-building experience. Songwriting is also an ideal tool for increasing innovative thinking and communication skills.

And don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what Big Muse participants have said: 

“During our recent Creativity Symposium at the Gap Inc. headquarters, Peter Himmelman's Big Muse was rated 4.7 on a scale of 1-5 (5 being "amazing"). Workshop participants' comments included: "SO entertaining and inspiring." "Loved, loved him! So inspirational." "Blown away." "Genuine, gifted, inspirational." "He challenged me to do something I never thought I could do." "Impacted my entire day…loved every moment of the presentation!" "Wow- he was incredible! Great way to get creativity flowing from the beginning!" –Michael Perman, Dean of M!NDSPARK, Gap, Inc.

"Peter is a rare breed: talented, successful and very generous. These workshops are educational, entertaining and inspiring. Mentors like him hold the keys." –Tim Westergren, Founder of Pandora radio

"Taking a Big Muse workshop with Peter is like getting cycling lessons from Lance Armstrong."
–Lou Carlozo, Chicago Tribune

 "I would ecstatically recommend his program to any executive.
Chuck Silber, COO Newtek Corporation

"He did more than just get our communication skills in gear, he helped us challenge the inner-critic that was far too near." Sean Bloch, President American Society of Training Development, Los Angeles Chapter

"I was inspired like I've never been inspired before. A truly eye opening experience. I'm re-energized!" Scott Mitchell, Group Executive Producer – Draftfcb Chicago

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