About Us

Dialogic Action CIC

We are a Community Interest Company and leaders in the field of Dialogue facilitation, coaching, mentoring and consultation. Since our humble beginnings at the University of Sheffield in 2017, our activities have grown exponentially. We work with several leading organisations ad have recently been funded by the NHS and The RSA. With our Autism Dialogue Approach® the aim is to benefit people who are hard-wired to think differently, especially neurodivergent and autistic people and those affected (families, organisations, businesses and academics) through Dialogue can lead to permanent social change.

Roffey Park Institute. Hosts of International Academy of Professional Dialogue Conference and Autism Dialogue 2019.

Associate Members of the European Coaching & Mentoring Council and the Academy of Professional Dialogue.

By facilitating deep, safe and meaningful dialogue across all areas of society, we raise awareness and acceptance of underrepresented people, to make the world a friendlier place. Being pioneers in the field, our vision is become a world leader in autism and neurodiversity dialogue facilitation, training and coach-mentoring and to expand into other related areas such as mental health and special education.

Our directors (see below) are eligible to take part in the business, vote at general meetings and be eligible for selection of activities. Strategy is influenced and guided by our members and participants in a variety of ways.

Other activities

We host leadership and training programmes, talks and events, and are working towards providing volunteering and employment opportunities.

You can support us in different ways.

  • Participate in our Dialogues
  • Donate. We rely on patreons and the generosity of funding.
  • Write for us on our guest blog (coming soon).
  • Spread the word! Many ways to share.
  • Follow us on Twitter.

We hope you will support us in one way or another as we grow.


Jonathan (Jonny) Drury – director.
Launched the first Autism Dialogue session in 2017 with Professor Liz Milne at the University of Sheffield. He was born and lives in Sheffield, England.

Qualifications etc.

  • PGCert Coaching & Mentoring
  • PGCert Autism Spectrum
  • Specialist Support Mentor
  • BA (Hons) Contemporary Fine Art
  • Fellow of Royal Society of Arts
  • Member of Academy of Professional Dialogue
  • Certificates in healthcare, business, counselling, mediation and chaplaincy.

Jonathan has a wide field of experience including being a parent, devising and managing private education programmes with home-schooled children and refugees, writing, storytelling and arts workshops, extensive overland travel including in the Middle East, international organic food business founder and victim-offender mediation. His interests include non-verbal communication, quantum science, meditation, mysticism, autism, neurodiversity, dialogue, systems and organisations, anthropology, critical arts in health, relationship centred care, writing, music, painting, photography, yoga, chi-gong and the arts. He received a diagnosis of Aspergers and ADHD in 2014, was once a postman on the Isle of Skye and has a short-legged cat called Paris (he didn’t choose that name).
Personal website.

Jackie Elliott. Non-executive director & co-facilitator

Jackie is an EMCC accredited Coach-Mentor  (Senior Practitioner). Expert teams, women and executive’s coach. 30 years in IT leadership. Author. Web: www.jaxell.co.uk

Kate Salinsky – director.

Dr. Hanne De Jaegher – director. hannedejaegher.net

Holly Judge – director.

Helen Silverwood – director.