Michelle Millis Chappel

Dr. MICHELLE MILLIS CHAPPEL is an internationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter, keynote speaker, coach, and business consultant. She has a PhD 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, her songs have topped overseas and U.S. college radio charts and appeared in TV and film. She also has won 17 Billboard International Songwriting awards.


Michelle uses psychology and music to help thousands of people discover their unique creative gifts and use these superpowers to excel in work, school, and life. She leads workshops and gives talks to businesses, women’s organizations, universities, schools, and New Thought churches around the country.


Concurrently with her music and speaking careers, Michelle rose in the ranks of the corporate world, from usability engineer to VP of Consumer Insights. As CEO of Creativity Rock Star Consulting, she works with clients such as Google, eBay, Yahoo, and TiVo conducting user experience research and leading superhero seminars.


Her website, www.michellechappel.com, was chosen as “One of 15 Brilliant Websites That Will Inspire And Change Your Life” by Lifehack.org. Her book, You Can Be Your Own Superhero, comes out in 2019.