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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.

Sincerely,

— Ed Blunderfield

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All of the answers you are seeking are inside you. My approach to coaching helps you cultivate self-awareness so you can discover those answers for yourself.

Experience a powerful, 1-on-1 coaching conversation with me and get to the heart of what's most important to you.

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What new opportunities are emerging for you?

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I love working with people who are seeking a guided personal development experience or support with a major career/life change.

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Request a free coaching session

You are as powerful as you think, and all of the answers you are seeking are inside you. I want to help you discover those answers for yourself.

Experience a powerful, 1-on-1 coaching conversation with me and get to the heart of what's most important to you.

What shifts are you hoping to make in your life?

What new opportunities are emerging for you?

Where do you feel stuck or challenged?

I love working with people who are seeking a guided personal development experience or support with a major career/life change.

I will help you find clarity, confidence and motivation so that you can be free to go for what you want.

If this resonates, reach out and let's connect.

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"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."

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"Suddenly; without any warning; at any time or place; with no apparent cause; it can happen"

— Ken Wilber

"Always, always, always, always, always do what you are afraid to do. Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There is no passion to be found playing small — in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."

— Nelson Mandela

"It's never wrong to tell yourself the truth about what you want, even though you think it's not possible to have it."

— Robert Fritz

"Whoever is of the mob wants to live for nothing; we others, however, to whom life gave itself, we always think about what we might best give in return... One should not wish to enjoy where one does not give joy."

— Friedrich Nietzsche

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

— Albert Einstein

“Always a more beautiful answer that asks a more beautiful question.”

— E.E. Cummings

"Train yourself in doing good that lasts and brings happiness. Cultivate generosity, the life of peace, and a mind of boundless love."

— Itivuttaka 1.22

"Awareness means to look at something without any reaction, without any choice, any condemnation, justification or explanation. Just watch it. Will you do that?"

— J. Krishnamurti
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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?

Ok

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.

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