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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. It was during this time that 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 companies in various sectors, including airlines, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, energy, FMCG, engineering, retail, utilities, digital, financial services, design/creative agencies, academia, trade union, local government and charities. He holds an MSc with distinction in Organisational Change from Ashridge Business School where he returns as visiting faculty to talk about organisational change, creativity and innovation. He is also visiting faculty at the Metanoia Institute for their Masters in Gestalt Informed Organisation Development programme. He is a graduate of the esteemed NTL Organisation 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” an acclaimed book on personal and corporate creativity. He is a Daddy and his 8-year-old daughter is his creative mentor and Director of Imagination.

You can read more about Steve (including his blog) at
www.stevechapman.org
Twitter: @stevexoh

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