Dr. Steve Marshall

Seeing Differently

Speaking Differently


Dr. Steve Marshall

Photo-Dialogue Ltd


Seeing our world differently

I’ve been working with new visions for our world for some time now.

The way we see and perceive our world is critically linked to our ability to take effective, meaningful action. We face incredible challenges, individually, collectively, globally, but despite our visual culture where imagery, photography and video are easily accessible, we struggle to ‘see’ each other in ways that enable creative, connected, compassionate change.

Speaking differently to each other

Our habitual ways of talking to each other easily become adversarial, repetitive and stuck in unhelpful patterns. We really have ‘heard it all before.’ As a consequence, our work environments, social structures and ecological systems are fracturing due to embedded division, political conflict, and climate change. We need to carefully convene new, careful, thoughtful conversations and dialogue that honours difference, develops respect, and resources us to promote renewal and creativity.

......he finds a way to show people as he sees them, in all their beauty and humanity.  His pictures are potent because he gives us an image of ourselves not normally available to us."  

(John Higgins, co-editor, The Change Doctors)

...offering witness to shifts in image, vision and identity...


Seeing each other...


Vision and Dialogue

It can feel like we are all struggling to make helpful contributions to our troubled world. 

 We know we need something more than ever increasing profit and limitless growth but it's difficult to justify or articulate alternatives to increasing growth.  We know that we need to 'engage our people' if we are to inspire and lead, yet only one-in-eight of us are committed to our jobs.  We know that 'sustainability' is critical to our survival but our efforts are inadequate and we continue to waste and pollute.  Everyone is saying that our organizations should be more entrepreneurial and embrace change, yet we tie our risk takers up in red tape and bureaucracy.

How can we trust ourselves to see our world differently and speak differently, courageously, to each other?  

What will help us  think, act, work together and care for each other in ways that cultivate the creativity and insight needed for generative change?

How do we develop a clear sense of our individual and collective purpose?

I’m a academic, organisation consultant and coach, photographer and film-maker using imagery and dialogue to enable change and creative innovation for individuals, teams and organisations.

My work helps clients to develop the profound connection and compassion we need to bring shared images of the future to life.

Steve Marshall


Found Images

What do we notice as we pass through the world? What provokes or intrigues us?

And what do 'our found images' tell us?

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"Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity" ~ Simone Weil