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We are more than we appear to be

My name is Ed Blunderfield and I am the founder of Open Dialogue. When I was a kid, I wanted to be Spider-Man when I grew up, but ended up as a corporate management consultant at BCG.

Shortly after arriving at BCG in 2012, my father introduced me to an A.I. computer program, built two decades earlier, called "Overcoming Depression". It ran on MS-DOS and hadn't been updated in over 10 years, but it was capable of conversing with its users in everyday human language.

The program sparked a life-altering shift for me. I discovered how powerful my mind is, and was shocked by how much it had been working against me.

This inspired me to build technology that helps us own our great creative potential as humans. So in 2015, together with my father (a psychiatrist) and a friend, I started to build an app inspired by Overcoming Depression.

Since then I have been combining this technology with my professional coaching services, guiding people who want to make major shifts in their personal and professional lives.

I invite you to reach out if you'd like to learn more about Open Dialogue and the work I do to help purpose-driven people unlock their potential.


— Ed Blunderfield

"The value Ed has added to my life is difficult to summarize, but is probably best described in one word: infinite.

He gave me a new perspective that began a transformative journey of personal and professional growth."
"The challenging time I was going through has become one of incredible growth, and truly the best thing that has ever happened to me."

My Philosophy

"I know I'm capable of more, but..." are the words that I often hear from my clients, some of the most talented people I've ever met.

"... but I'm totally stressed out"

"... but I'm struggling to stay motivated"

"... but I'm worried about what people will think"

"... but I keep getting stuck in these patterns"

"... but I'm afraid to go after what I REALLY want"

You see, most people are their own worst enemy but can't see exactly how they're getting in their own way.

I take them through a process to reveal the beliefs and subconscious narratives that create their own stress and hold them back.

Then they have the skills to overcome their limitations and live happier, more fulfilling lives.

I believe you have tremendous untapped potential and you hold the key to unlocking it.

My story
1-on-1 Coaching

Conversations that free your mind

You have beliefs and subconscious narratives that shape your reality and determine your quality of life.

I specialize in using powerful questions and frameworks to help you transcend the mental constructs that limit you.

My coaching is powerful and life-changing. I help my clients make the inner changes that change everything.

My methodology is deep coaching. Tailored to you and your greatest desires. In order to create huge impact in your life.

What do you want to create in your life?

I'm curious
Today 9:41 AM

Welcome back. What's on your mind?

I'm struggling to get motivated today

It seems you feel blocked in some way. What else can you tell me about this?

Open Dialogue A.I.

Self-reflection with an A.I. chatbot

Writing out your thoughts is helpful, especially when you get external feedback and encouragement.

A small team and I created a chatbot that helps you explore stressful topics and generate more self-awareness.

The Open Dialogue A.I. is designed to help you clarify your thinking so you can overcome limiting beliefs and work more effectively with any difficult emotions.

My Story

Almost 10 years ago I was hired for what I thought was my dream job—management consulting at BCG, one of the most prestigious firms in the world.

I had everything I thought I wanted—I was making great money, travelling the world and working alongside talented people on diverse projects.

From the outside I seemed to have it all figured out.

But inside I felt stressed, anxious and confused.

Although I had achieved the most ambitious goal I had ever set for myself, I was less convinced that I knew anything about how to be happy and fulfilled in life.

One day my father introduced me to an A.I. computer program, built two decades earlier, called Overcoming Depression. It ran on MS-DOS and hadn't been updated in over 10 years, but it was capable of conversing with its users in everyday human language to draw out the limiting beliefs that were at the root of their problems.

The program sparked a life-altering shift for me. I discovered how powerful my mind is and how it had been holding me back.

This set in motion a 10-year journey of self-discovery to find greater meaning and happiness in my life. I began my studies in psychology, philosophy and spirituality. I invested in personal coaching, therapy and other forms of training.

I also worked alongside my father, a psychiatrist, to build an A.I.-assisted journal to help people develop greater self-awareness and a healthier mindset.

The entirety of my life, of course, has shaped who I am today and what I call Open Dialogue—a platform for personal growth and wellbeing.

For the past 5 years I have used Open Dialogue to help a diverse range of people overcome self-imposed limitations and find more fulfillment in life—from CEOs to clothing designers.

I am continually evolving my approach, and I am incredibly grateful for the contributions my clients, teachers, friends and family make.

If my story and what you find on this website resonates, I would love to meet you and see how I can serve you.

Hear what some of my clients have to say.

Group Coaching

Tap into the wisdom of your community

Meet like-minded people, gain new insights for yourself and help others on their journey.

These virtual coaching groups are facilitated by Ed Blunderfield and have up to five people in them.

You can create your own group with your friends and loved ones, or join an existing one and make new connections.

Learn more about Group Coaching...

Gain clarity

Explore your needs, wants and passions openly and clarify where to apply your efforts.

Build confidence

Uncover insights that will help you take on challenges with greater confidence.

Motivate yourself

Learn how to cultivate sustainable motivation through greater self-awareness.

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Ai-assisted journaling

Thoughtful questions and intelligent responses delivered in a simple, secure, chat-based platform. 

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It's nice to see you again. I am curious to hear more from you.

I'm feeling stuck right now

What generally brings on this frustration?

I'm really struggling at work and watching my relationship fall apart at the same time. I feel useless and don't know what to do.

It sounds like you have a lot going on right now. How about we start by talking about what's going on at work?


An new way to manage stress.

Open Dialogue is a chat-based system that talks to you about stressful situations so that you can gain new perspective and greater awareness.

It allows you to express yourself in your own words and responds in meaningful everyday language.

These responses are designed to expand self-awareness by calling attention to aspects of your situation and thinking that you may not have considered.

Anonymous. Encrypted. For peace of mind.

Every design decision in Open Dialogue begins with the safety and privacy of your data in mind.

Create an account without using any personally identifiable information — not even your email address.

All dialogues are encrypted using multiple techniques and supported by Amazon Web Services, the largest and most secure infrastructure provider on the planet.

I want to explore this more with you over time. With some patience, curiosity and experimentation, I trust we will make discoveries.

What else can you help me with?

I can listen and ask good questions. I hope to help you uncover insights that will lead to progress for you.

Always available to respond.

You can work with Open Dialogue whenever and wherever is most convenient and comfortable for you. It is always ready, accessible and interested in what you have to say.

The program does not suffer from fatigue, boredom, problems of its own, or burn-out from emotional overload. If offers you its full attention.

Constantly learning. Helping you and the rest of the world.

At times, the program may make mistakes in interpretation. With a spirit of tolerance, these mistakes can be easily forgiven and you can simply restate your message in different words.

Each interaction with Open Dialogue helps to make it a more nuanced conversational partner. By working with it, you are supporting something that can help many people around the world.

Start exploring with Open Dialogue.

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