Creativity Through Trust
Friday, January 25, 2019
American singer/songwriter Peter Himmelman will present the opening keynote address, Teams In Perfect Harmony: Creative Collaboration, at the ACCED-I 39th Annual Conference in Pittsburgh.
In this session you will learn to develop an instant trust that will make your team powerfully co-creative.
According to Peter, the glue that holds any team together and allows these things to happen is trust. It’s trust alone that reduces fear and allows teams to become co-creative. The magic of Big Muse is that it allows you to quickly create trust. So often Peter is asked: “Can you help make our people more creative”? Through experience, he's found that that particular challenge has less to do with “making people more creative” than it does with developing an environment that’s more trusting. The people you employ work for you because you believe they are highly competent and highly intelligent. Knowing that, Peter doesn’t frame the solution around “bringing out” creativity, but rather, on how to create the trust that allows it to effortlessly shine forth. Intelligent people are creative by nature, all they need is an environment of trust and their creativity will burst forth.
With timeless albums like This Father's Day and From Strength to Strength, Peter Himmelman won a permanent place in the hearts of countless rock fans. Now, the Grammy and Emmy-nominated musician channels his decades of experience in the creative arts to help companies build trust and resilience across their organization, fostering teams that are stronger, more innovative, and more engaged.
Himmelman is the founder of Big Muse, a creative consultancy whose clients include the Gap, Adobe, McDonald's, and other Fortune 500s. He's delivered his interactive programs to senior executives and students at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. His critically acclaimed book, Let Me Out, systemizes and simplifies the often arduous challenge of turning an idea into a reality.
Himmelman first came into the public eye as the front man for the Minneapolis rock 'n' roll band, Sussman Lawrence. In the 1980s, he launched a successful solo career, earning a reputation as "rock's most imaginative performer." A committed family man and father of four, Himmelman limited his time touring in order to be with his family and eventually took a 9-to-5 job composing television scores so that he could spend more time at home. He wrote the soundtrack for the highly popular drama Bones for four seasons and received numerous accolades for his work on the series Judging Amy, including an Emmy nod for his song, "The Best Kind of Answer."
In addition to helping corporate teams across the U.S. access and unleash their own creativity, Himmelman continues to write and perform new music. His insights on innovation have been published in Forbes, Time, and the Huffington Post.
Learn more about the ACCED-I 39th Annual Conference here.