Dialogue Associates

Our Directors

Peter Garrett

Career – “Having studied architecture, run businesses in the hotel, construction and property development industries, and owned businesses in fashion clothing and motor industries, I became consumed by the potential of Dialogue in the 1980s, worked to develop the field of Dialogue and eventually became a full-time Dialogue consultant in the 1990s.“

Interests – “My childhood experiences in the Rhodesian bush left a lasting imprint in my soul of the seamless inter-relationships in nature. Now, whether working with clients, holidaying on beaches in Brazil or South Africa, or skiing in France or New Zealand, I am often reminded of that.”

A New Kind of Dialogue by Peter Garrett tracks his journey from childhood in Africa through experimental Dialogue work to establishing the profession and forming the Academy of Professional Dialogue in 2017.


Jane Ball

Career – “Many years ago, after studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Oxford, and Criminology at Edinburgh, I took a less conventional route of diving into hands-on social intervention where I faced the successes and limitations of my work close up every day.  From 1999 Dialogue transformed my work, leading to dialogic consulting in commercial and government organisations. My belief in an attainable sustainable way of living and working together remains at the heart of what I do.”

Interests – “I have the privilege of being Chair of Governors at Stratford-upon-Avon School, and am involved in many local social and environmental projects. Along with hanging out with my family, I love to walk my dogs, watch football, run, and do anything practical - especially gardening and upcycling wooden pallets!”

Our Passion

  • Helping every level across an organisation - from basic grade staff to Executive Leaders
    - to learn the same Dialogue Skills an duse them to transform their organisation
  • Coaching individuals in leadership roles to engage their staff in collective leadership
  • Aligning the social architecture to transform the future storyline of a project, initiative or whole organisation
  • Resolving immediate conflict between individuals, teams and larger departments or factions through Dialogue
  • Working to shift more deeply embedded social and organisational fragmentation that has a longer (even generational) history
  • Enabling partnership ventures between for-profit organisations and the social community within which they operate