Steve Chapman

Steve is an artist, writer, consultant and coach who is interested in creativity and the human condition. He has worked with over 70 organisations in a variety of sectors on assignments supporting culture change initiatives focussing on creativity, innovation, collaboration, behavioural change, cultural transformation, diversity and inclusion as well as facilitating intensive action learning groups with senior leaders and 1:1 support helping individuals nurture their creative spirit. Before setting up his own business Steve spent 20 years in the corporate world with his last “proper” job being as Global Director of Leadership and Organisational Development for a global blue-chip organisation.

He holds an MSc with distinction in Organisational Change and Culture from Ashridge business school, is a graduate of the esteemed NTL Organisation Development programme and has trained in gestalt psychology,
coaching, art therapy and a variety of creative, therapeutic artforms. He is visiting faculty on a number of Organisational Change/Coaching/Leadership MSc programmes at Ashridge, the Metanoia Institute and Roffey Park. Steve is also a much sought after 1:1 coach, mentor and supervisor who specialises in working with individuals on nurturing their spontaneity, creativity and sense of self in unconventional ways.

Steve is a regular speaker on creativity, culture and social change and has spoken at a wide range of in-house and public conferences as well as on global stages such as Cannes LIONS, TEDx .

Steve is a regular guest various podcasts about creativity, culture, spirituality, mental health and art. As well as his work with organisations he runs a variety
of open public creativity workshops that focus on subjects such as the Inner Critic, Improvisation as an organisational practice and mask work to explore the depths of our personality.

He writes a popular blog about creativity and the human condition, is the author of the 2014 book “Can Scorpions Smoke? Creative Adventures in the Corporate World” and the simplistically bizarre “100 Crap Faces.”

As an artist he has sold his work across four continents and exhibited alongside the likes of David Shrigley and Pablo Picasso. His conceptual art projects have included “Inexpert 2018” – a speaker event designed to be the opposite of TED and “Sound of Silence” – the world’s first silent podcast featuring special guests.

He is husband to Kath, daddy to Maya and Poppy the dog and is still unsure of what he wants to be when he grows up. Steve is at his best when he is right on the edge of not quite knowing what he is doing.

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