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Steve Chapman Keynote Speaker

  • Thought leader on the subject of human creativity and culture.
  • Founder of creativity and innovation company, 'Can Scorpions Smoke'.
  • Creative consultant and coach

Steve Chapman's Biography

Steve Chapman (also known as Stevexoh) is an artist, writer, philosopher and respected thought leader on the subject of human creativity and culture.

He has worked with over 80 organisations in many sectors to help liberate the creative spirit of the human beings within them and is a much sought-after speaker, coach, consultant and podcast guest. Before setting up his own business Steve spent 20 years in various roles in the corporate world with his last role being as global director of Leadership and Organisational Development for a multi-national blue-chip organization.

Steve is a renowned story-teller and has spoken around the world to audiences large and small for in-house corporate events, industry conferences, global speaker events and festivals. Steve’s informal yet informative style of delivering talks has been described as innovative, funny, poetic, mesmerising and inspiring.

He has held roles as visiting faculty on a number of prestigious MSc programmes at Ashridge Business School, The Metanoia Institute and Roffey Park where he has taught creativity, spontaneity, not knowing and creative activism.

As an artist he is known for his distinctive drawings, paintings and strange conceptual art projects such as Sound of Silence (the world’s first silent podcast featuring special guests) and his globally viral (Not a) Lost Cat project. He has sold his artwork across 7 continents, exhibited alongside the likes of Pablo Picasso and David Shrigley and has hosted several successful solo exhibitions.

He is at his best when he is not quite sure what he is doing.

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Steve Chapman's Speaking Topics

• Creativity

• Spontaneity

• Human culture change

• Imperfection

• Stuckness

• Counter-culture

• Shame and inner critic

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Videos of Steve Chapman

This talk isn’t very good. Dancing with my inner critic | Steve Chapman | TED
This talk isn’t very good. Dancing with my inner critic | Steve Chapman | TED
Steve Chapman (@stevexoh) One Track Minds - Audio recording from 21st January 2022
Steve Chapman (@stevexoh) One Track Minds - Audio recording from 21st January 2022
Beyond Success and Failure - The Rise of the Outsider | Steve Chapman | TED
Beyond Success and Failure - The Rise of the Outsider | Steve Chapman | TED

Articles, Media & Podcasts

Comments & Testimonials

Steve has a very poetic way of speaking that is quite mesmerizing.
One of most innovative, funny and inspiring speakers on creativity I’ve seen/heard.
Attending a Steve Chapman talk is like a dose of connecting with what it means to be human.

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