About The Company


A team of young passionate artists, entrepreneurs, change agents and creative experts. We’ve travelled the world working with companies and organisations to deliver our message connecting music, leadership and improving the way we learn and work together. Together we have collectively transformed and pioneered creative facilitation tools and processes that help teams and individuals dive deep into how they can work better together. We’re proudly a socially responsible business.

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Duncan McKee, Jazz Musician/Speaker, Creator of stix

In 2002, Duncan McKee’s action learning approach to music education led to the creation of the stix – Motivation Through Music™ problem solving game, and the invention of symbolistixTM, a universal simplified music notation system. This game enables children to enjoy the magic of performing music as a team without experience of music or rhythm. Over the last 8 years, Duncan has co-developed stix for adult learning and performances with various applications including a leadership game, an idea generation tool, teambuilding activity and meeting weight loss icebreakers. Duncan continues to explore his passion as a jazz pianist and has most recently performed with Michael Bolton in Singapore.

See Duncan’s full bio here.

Lee?Ann McKee, Co-Founder & Consultant

Lee Ann McKee
Lee Ann is the Co-Founder of Stix and McKee Music.  She is passionate about coaching others to be the best they can be, particularly focusing on managing change effectively. She co-designed the stix process which focuses on using creativity and music as a narrative to manage adjustment effectively. She is a Certified NLP Practitioner and DISC Certified Human Behaviour Consultant.

Born in Scotland, Lee Ann has diverse experiences of living, studying and working in four continents. This has given her a unique perspective on adaptability and managing change.

Lee Ann has over 10 years’ experience managing cross-cultural teams and producing award-winning communication solutions in publishing, branding, and sports marketing.

A graduate in Social Science, Economics and Politics from The University of the West of England, Lee Ann has passionately fused music and creativity with social science and entrepreneurialism.

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About Duncan McKee

I'm a jazz pianist, television composer & educator. I share the stage with some of the worlds best musicians.

I compose soundtracks for television networks such as HBO and The Discovery Channel and I also write for my own trio The Duncan McKee Trio and multi-cultural group Tembusu.

I'm fascinated by music and its collaborative effect on people. When I'm not on stage playing music I'm very often on stage talking about it.



  • Nico Balschuweit, Manager Sales Learning and Development

    FedEx Express Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa

    "The session was excellent and will be remembered for a long time. You brought the energy of our team to a different level. We all enjoyed it. Well done and thank you again!!"

  • Simon Lau, Head of Leadership Development, Group Learning and Talent Development

    Standard Chartered Bank

    “I have worked with Duncan on numerous occasions to support large scale leadership development events. He brings a unique energy to the way he engages with the audience to provide a leadership and team experience out of the ordinary. His natural passion for music comes across clearly as he translates this into his work."

  • Rosina Wickart, Senior Director, Commercial Procurement EMEA

    Johnson & Johnson

    "We engaged Duncan and his stix programme to help build conversations within our group. We were looking for a unique way to improve the team’s performance and build on communication. The result was a fully-engaging and insightful meeting that shifted our perceptions of what was achievable. Duncan challenged our ideas of leadership and teamwork, and we could not have predicted such positive results."

  • Nick Hutton, CMO


    "stix was a revelation - everything that we hoped for happened … high energy, motivation, teambuilding, dynamism, no cultural boundary and fun - everyone enjoyed the STIX experience so much that it was voted the top session at the conference."

  • Stephanie Cross-Wilson, CEO


    "Thanks again for an outstanding performance yesterday.  It was just brilliant.  You are really lucky being able to have a career in something that you clearly love doing - and it shows in the quality of the work that you do."