Steve Chapman and the dandelions

Steve Chapman was relatively new to coaching. One of his first clients was a very stiff finance exec from a pharmaceutical company.

The man’s colleagues described him as only barely human.

Steve didn’t know what to do, but felt certain that if he was to encourage the man to be more spontaneous, he would need to be more spontaneous himself.

They went out for a walk, and Steve found what he needed in the dandelions at his feet.

Later, he challenged the man to impersonate an art expert at one of London’s leading museums.

Listen to the audio to hear Steve describe what happened.