“If you want to build a ship, don't drum up men to gather wood, give orders and divide the work. Rather, teach them to yearn for the far and endless sea.”

About Our Partners

Anne Radford has worked with businesses, practices, healthcare trusts, communities, public agencies, and academic institutions in Europe, South America and the USA.

Sarah Lewis is a highly specialized positive psychologist and appreciative change practitioner. Author of two forward thinking easy to read books on AI and Positive Psychology at Work, Sarah's website is jammed full of up to the minute essential information. Try reading her blog on ‘The Hidden Costs of Rudeness’.

The Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner website has many helpful articles.

The Network Place is a group of individuals from different countries in Europe who started to meet in 2006 with an idea to build a network of people to share ideas, collaborate and maybe build something together.

The AI Commons is a worldwide portal devoted to the fullest sharing of academic resources and practical tools on Appreciative Enquiry and the rapidly growing discipline of positive change.

Appreciative-Inquiry.co.uk provides information about and access to some of the great AI training programmes, designed and run by Members and Associates of NTL. The NTL Institute based in the United States of America has offered certificated experienced based learning programmes for 60 years. Over the past 5 years, some of the best learning modules have been offered in the UK, and this location transfer is now accelerating. Nick and Lesley are becoming involved as facilitators of some of these excellent modules. Follow this link for details of these high standard courses as well as more information about how AI is being used across the world and by whom.

Gilly & Nigel Cutts are people of integrity of purpose and of life lived. Gilly is a personal counsellor, sensitively using a unique combination of the very best theories and practices. Nigel, author of Love at work, offers a unique approach to developing businesses and business people.

Dreamcatchers Unlimited - An Organisation Development Consultancy created in 2000 with specialisms in leadership development, coaching & action learning.

Innovation Works - Mo McKenna is an Innovation Catalyst and Appreciative Inquiry Specialist based in Ottawa, Canada. She works with us and with others to “create the space for ideas to collide, sparking sustainable action”.

‘Involve Consulting’ - Bernard Tollec based in France and working with his team with businesses and organisations across Europe.

Jayne Forsdike, Principal Social worker and Children's Safeguarding Manager for Newcastle & Independent Consultant - email:

David Shaked works with businesses and public organisations to help them change for the better - email: