Dr. MICHELLE MILLIS CHAPPEL is an internationally-acclaimed singer songwriter, business consultant, keynote speaker, coach, and author. She has a Ph.D. in psychology from Princeton and was voted “Most Inspirational Professor” at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she taught cognition and creativity.
Despite being called “crazy” by a few colleagues, she ditched academics to follow her dream to be a rock star. Since then she’s won 17 Billboard International Songwriting awards. Her tunes have topped Europe, South Africa, and U.S. college radio charts, and appeared on ABC, HBO, Encore, and Showtime.
For 20 years, Michelle has combined psychology and music in her talks, workshops, and coaching programs to help thousands of people, ages 8 to 84, discover their unique gifts and use these superpowers to excel in work, school, and life.
Michelle also rose in the ranks of the corporate world to VP of Consumer Insights. As CEO of Creativity Rock Star Consulting, she now leads superhero seminars, brainstorming sessions, and innovation research for such companies as
Michelle’s book “Be Your Own Superhero” is due out April 28.
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Born in a small rural village in France, the young Michelle Chappel was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, where she suffered under the unseen shadow of child abuse. Through sheer determination, she was able to escape to schools in other states by winning scholarships, and eventually got a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Princeton.
As a professor, she quickly gained a dedicated following of students who were inspired by her playfully rebellious teaching style. But deep inside she began to hear her long forgotten melodies calling her on a quest to heal her broken child spirit and recover the crushed blossom of her musical brilliance.
Her songs, workshops, and music videos are a testament to the journey we all must take to shine as our true selves.