A SELECTION OF TALKS, INTERVIEWS AND PODCASTS
I speak regularly on creativity and the human condition at public conferences, in house events, podcasts and to anyone who is interested in exploring what it means to be human. I’ve given talks on subjects such as: creativity, shame and self-doubt, imperfection, not knowing/inexpertise, creative practice, creative philosophy, culture change, innovation, the perils of ‘thingification’, spontaneity, mental and creative wellbeing, neuro-diversity, wonkiness, the importance of weirdness, the rise of the outsider, letting go, not knowing/an exitential take on being human and artful practice as a force for good.
I love being on stage with an audience in front of me but have also developed a love of doing similar things online.
If you’d like to inquire about me speaking at an event then drop me an e-mail.
Not many talks I do are recorded but here’s a few that were
A talk that explores the idea that success and failure is simply a game played by human beings in order to keep the “outsiders” silent.
Here’s a selection of podcasts I’ve appeared on or interviews I’ve done over the years. They’re in chronological order so scroll down for some older stuff.
Steve talks with Steve Ridgely and Clare Norman about the importance of play, experimentation and not knowing in coaching, supervision and life in general.
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JP Flintoff interviews Steve about his 2017 TEDx talk, the process of writing it, delivering it and what happened next as part of his online speaker training.
SOME SPEAKING TESTIMONIALS
“Attending a Steve Chapman talk is like an annual dose of connecting with what it is to be human again. Amazing talk and a privilege”
“One of most innovative and inspiring speakers on creativity I’ve seen/heard”
“Steve is quite exceptional. His style of speaking and presenting in a simple and humorous way ensures everyone is able to absorb his message and leave with an abundant amount of food for thought.”
“Steve totally embodies his subject matter – creative, vulnerable, experimental, good humoured and, most importantly of all, human.”
“Steve has a very poetic way of speaking that is quite mesmerising”
“Steve is a rare creature – someone who has all the corporate credibility and status that you could wish for, but manages to retain his essential and creative self at the same time. He is a walking advertisement for what he espouses, which is the blending of process and systems with pure creativity and play. The energy he injects into the room with his persuasive good sense and infectious enjoyment of his subject lasts a long time in the memory. Worth seeking out!”
“An inspiring break from reality”
“Steve brings something very different to the subject of creativity and innovation – good humour, a genuine curiosity and, most importantly – human-ness”
“Once again, Steve’s talk was the highlight of the entire conference. Brilliant”
“Steve’s talk altered me in ways that I still haven’t fully made sense of. I found it inspirational and moving”
“As a speaker Steve is engaging, inspiring, funny and most of all really made me think about the constraints I have put on my imagination and creativity since I became a grown-up.“