Steve Brophy is a passionate and innovative educator with 17 years of experience both locally and internationally in K-12 schools. In his role as the Director of ICT & eLearning at Ivanhoe Grammar School, Steve is responsible for overseeing the digital strategy and development of the school. Steve was recipient of the 2017 Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV) Outstanding Leader of the year award. He is the co-host of the TeachTechPlay web-show, organiser of the TeachTechPlay conference and co-host of the Design and Play podcast.
Steve is also the founder of Thrive Capacity, which offers peak performance coaching for individuals and businesses on focus, productivity, habits, and flow, and he recently returned from a week away in San Jose’s Redwoods with Jamie Wheal of the Flow Genome Project, so he was primed and ready to deep dive into this thing called flow and unpack (1) why flow is fundamental to living an optimised life and reaching self-actualisation, (2) what the many barriers to flow are in our day to day lives, and (3) how we can get to and spend more time in flow.
We geeked out so much in this episode, so much so that after I had officially signed off on the episode, Steve and I kept chatting about flow for another 10 minutes. Fortunately, I kept recording, so I decided to bring you those ‘off-air’ takes as well.
With that, please enjoy my conversation with Steve Brophy.