go-dialogue is passionate about and committed to better human relationships. go-dialogue affects change by providing high quality mediation, psychotherapy, training; for individuals, businesses, the public and not-for-profit sectors, and wider civil society.
go-dialogue believes passionately in the power of human relationships as a force for good. Through it’s conflict prevention and psychotherapy work go-dialogue aims to support healthy relationships where collaboration and contentment can prosper.
As well as providing high quality mediation, training, and psychotherapy, go-dialogue innovates and develops new ways to bring people together to grow, learn, and transform.
Nick Adlington is the inspiration behind go-dialogue and the services it provides.
After an undergraduate degree, Nick trained as a teacher. Through international development agency, VSO, he then went to work for the Ministry of Education in Zimbabwe for two years. During his time teaching in a secondary school he increased the English exam pass rate eightfold and was heavily involved in developing infrastructure.
Returning to the UK, Nick went to work for VSO in London. He negotiated 100s of international partnerships, and led on training and assessment. He drove forward the first marketing strategy for the regions and nations of the UK. As Country Director in VSO Nepal Nick revitalised the programme through a radical overhaul of strategy and staffing against the background of ongoing civil conflict.
After 6 years, Nick left VSO and completed a full-time Masters before then joining Great Ormond Street Hospital. At GOSH he developed a ground-breaking role, the first of its kind, negotiating multi-agency relationships that enabled children suffering from long-term illnesses to effectively transition between hospital and home.
In 2015 Nick started his own business, go-dialogue. Nick is an accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator, an accredited Workplace Mediator, and a psychotherapist nearing completion of training. Over the past three years has completed more than 130 mediations and 300 hours of psychotherapy work with clients.
Nick is registered with the Civil Mediation Council, and is a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. He is also a highly passionate and innovative trainer in conflict related issues and wider inter-personal relating. For the past 16 years he has also been in his own psychotherapy and self-development process utilising a wide range of techniques and skills to support his growth.
A few other random facts about Nick: he rode the 2013 Tour de France route; finds peace and growth in silent meditation retreats; and loves live music, dancing, walking, and being in nature.