Michael Kollwitz

Happy New Year 2024 & New Age Notes Radio

Happy New Year to you all! Wishing you and yours a very happy and prosperous New Year. Many thanks to New Age Notes Radio for having my Best of Serenity album in rotation for the last few months. They also did a beautiful Artist Page complete with videos. You’ll find it here:


I’m excited about the New Year and the opportunities I’m developing as a speaker. I’ve included my speaker bio below. I’m using The Chapman Stick as the perfect metaphor to teach The Art of Creative Problem-Solving. Stay tuned!


Michael Kollwitz is an American speaker and artist with a truly unique expertise: He combines creative principles with his corporate sales expertise to teach audiences how to become “Problem-Solving Artists.” 

Michael has a twenty-year history in corporate sales and twenty years as an award-winning recording musician, creating great success with a rare American instrument called The Chapman Stick®. This gives Michael a distinctive and illuminating perspective on how anyone – teams and individuals – can tap into their inner creativity to become problem-solving artists. 

Everyone is creative, but few seem to know how to find and use it. Most people need a few simple, sometimes counter-intuitive practices to think beyond the linear and solve difficult challenges with innovative, new solutions. Michael will equip your teams with these tools; best of all, he will illustrate them playing this rare and remarkable instrument, The Chapman Stick. 

The Chapman Stick itself is a wonder in creative problem-solving. In the early ’70s, Emmett Chapman, a guitarist and bass player, wanted to play both simultaneously, which was nearly impossible. 

Or was it? Chapman decided to employ ideas way beyond basic guitar and bass design to combine the two into an innovative and revolutionary new stringed instrument. 

Of course, to play The Chapman Stick, one must use both hands in much the same way as a pianist does… which requires a new mindset. And isn’t this exactly what so many teams need… a new mindset for creativity?

This is exactly what Michael Kollwitz will teach your people. And they’ll LOVE the musical experience and illustrations. 

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