Steve Chapman

Steve is fascinated by human beings; how they interact, fall out, make up, change and create stuff together. Before becoming an independent consultant, speaker, writer and coach, he spent over 20 years in the corporate world; his last role being Director of Leadership and Organisation Development for a large global blue chip. During this time, he became intrigued by the difference between what is supposed to happen in organisations versus what actually happens.

He started to notice how many of the unquestioned corporate traditions (such as strategy, structure, change management, governance, meetings etc.) actually constrained the very things that organisations need to survive and thrive in the future – imagination, creativity, spontaneity and innovation. He decided to dedicate his work to making sense of all of this and transformed his corporate career into creative adventure.

Steve has worked with a wide variety of clients in a broad range of sectors helping them through times of change and developing their own creative and innovative spirit. He has worked with GSK, Marks and Spencer, Virgin Trains, The Body Shop, John Lewis, Siemens, V&A and British Gas.

Steve holds an MSc with distinction in Organisational Change from Ashridge
Business School. He is a graduate of the NTLOrganisation Development Programme and also a qualified coach, specialising in facilitating 1:1 “Creative Adventures” for Executives. He is a regular speaker on change and creativity and writes a popular blog on the subject. He is the author of “Can Scorpions Smoke? Creative
Adventures in the Corporate World” – a book on personal and corporate creativity. He is a Daddy and his 8-year-old daughter is his creative mentor and Director of Imagination. He is currently working on his second book “PhD: Play, Hug, Dance.”