Peter Himmelman

Emmy and Grammy nominated Musician, Author, and Founder of Big Muse

By all accounts Peter Himmelman has had an unusual and highly successful career. He’s a Grammy and Emmy nominated singer-songwriter, visual artist, author, film composer, entrepreneur, and rock and roll performer. In yet another twist, Peter is the only rock star to have ever earned an Advanced Management Certificate from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Time Magazine has said of him: “Himmelman writes songs with the same urgency that compelled the Lost Generation to write novels." Within the last few years Peter and his Big Muse team, have taken their special skills at unlocking innate creativity, to academic institutions such as The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, The UCLA School of Medicine, The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan as well as corporate behemoths like McDonald’s, Adobe, and Gap Inc. A restless and creative spirit by nature, his recent book, Let Me Out was a step in a natural progression for Peter who said, “Writing this book at the very same time I was going through my own process of reinvention found me acting much like a journalist, taking detailed notes on my own challenges and triumphs along the way.” Peter is thrilled that Let Me Out will give him chance to share his ideas at a depth that goes beyond a single workshop or a keynote. People in the know are already becoming fans of Let Me Out as well as Peter’s message overall: “Fear is one of life’s biggest roadblocks, which is why Peter Himmelman’s book is so important. Let Me Out gets to the heart of how we can keep fear from limiting our potential by tapping into our inner resilience, creativity, and strength. There’s deep wisdom here along with very practical tools for translating our ideas into the real world.” – Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post “Peter Himmelman is an award-winning musician, and he knows what it takes to overcome fear and unlock our creative potential. In Let Me Out, his energy, humanity, and imagination literally leap off the page. I can’t wait to share it with my readers and my students.”
– Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take