voicing the unspoken

a beacon for connection and change

collective action

we explore the big questions facing leaders and society in creating future workplaces and communities where everyone is included and thrives.

we have cracked a code that works; we gather the pulse of the people and harness the power of leaders working together. we are a catalyst for change.

we create experiential events and impactful workshops creating a safe space for clarity and real conversations.

creating a new world

where all people have freedom to thrive

crossing new frontiers requires a new way of thinking. we hope to ignite a campaign for change to create our new world. we will inspire people across the globe to ignite ideas, so that all people have freedom to thrive.

our formula harnesses the power of people working together. be part of our future world campaign for change and visit our lab to have your say and hear other ideas.

we even have our own campaign anthem, be together, made with love with musicians from around the world, tune in here.

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what we do

education

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events

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community

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insights from our lab

reflections from our events

insights of the retreaters
insights from a leader
insights from a summit
insights from a client

words of impact

“Collectively increasing the quality, quantity and depth of well-being in the world must be the greatest aspiration of any true civilisation. The Dialogue Code seeks to be a beacon of that light.”
Bill Liao, Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist, Author 2014
“During our annual EHS summit, we wanted to do something different to ensure a memorable experience for all. Niamh and her team exceeded our expectations with what was delivered. In a corporate setting, it is so easy to fall into the routine of focusing on numbers and metrics, without pausing to reflect and acknowledge the humans that make this all possible. ”
Jasmine Omar, Director, EHS Capabilities and Innovation 2017
“The experience of having a team working on our business was incredible. I have never attended such an immersive business event as the StartUP Apprentice Challenge. Afterwards I felt quite inspired and felt that I had a clearer view of our path forward.”
Orla O Sullivan, Co-Founder, Sound Senses 2019
“A stunning location, superb service and spiritual environment create an ambience and atmosphere that allows great things to happen”
Kingsley Aikins, CBE CEO Diaspora Matters 2014
“Having put down 15 months in a new business I was really at a tipping point. I have put huge hours down and probably through instinct (rather than business acumen), and invaluable contributions from family and friends, I am now in a position where the business is starting to show potential, and return. To go further I need to up my game and start to fill the gaps in knowledge I have. This event was hugely beneficial to me to get me on that track.”
Jill Cotter, Founder, Corkidoodledo 2019
“The Mandala experience was one which resonated in a huge way for creativity purposes. The experience of being in the beautiful natural environment of Liss Ard and embracing the outdoors helped bring a great degree of clarity to the thinking about my professional and personal life.”
Dr Rónán Ó Dubhghaill, Vice-President for External Relations, University College Cork 2019
“Through the process of Harnessing the Power of the Collective we were able to take a new, fresh approach, where everyone had a voice and was truly “heard”. This allowed us to uncover and address some core challenges and we emerged as a stronger team. The sentiment from our attendees was one of appreciation – for having a venue to have an equal voice.
To complement the positivity that radiated from these sessions we spend a half day offsite at an authentically Irish venue for an afternoon of Mindfulness and relaxation. Niamh and her developed the perfect introduction ceremony to set the mood for the afternoon. It was the perfect reward for a team that really worked hard on our EHS agenda.”
Jasmine Omar, Director, EHS Capabilities and Innovation 2017
“This event, bringing together four female start-ups, was unique as a shared learning experience in my 25 or so years at UCC. My inclusion with a highly motivated team, consisting of students, academics, senior IT, business, and marketing professionals, to develop an innovative solution for the teaching of music to the deaf was a brilliant exercise in shared learning.”
Dr Noel Woods, Senior Lecturer in Economics & Director, Centre for Policy Studies , UCC
“It would be really useful if you and your team would come over to IMI to present your experience in the process and your findings in one of such membership and alumni events. I believe such engagement will generate great awareness in the Executives ranks of so many organisations and I have no doubt it will also provide you with the opportunity to show how The Dialogue Code can help and support organisations in developing an effective well-being strategy.”
Fabio Grassi, Education Director, IMI 2014
“The Dialogue Code experience is certainly unique. I believe that it has the significant potential to act as a tool for change and believe that it may well be something that through repeated experience may generate even greater benefits.”
Dr Rónán Ó Dubhghaill, Vice-President for External Relations, University College Cork 2019
“The work completed has made a significant difference to our business. The best part was that we could completely trust the team to help restructure our company in a professional manner – so much so that we had a collective “Ah ha” moment – after a lot of discussion we decided to change our company name, logo, website and approach – all in the space of a day and haven’t looked back since. Everyone was so invested and excited by our business that we felt very supported.”
Mary Murphy, Creative Events 2019
“Thank you so much Niamh for an absolutely fantastic experience. We grew together as a team
in a positive and reflective way, and our minds, bodies and spirits were better because of this event. Lastly, thank you so much for a great week. Wednesday morning was a turning point. We have a fantastic team and you helped us extract the best from everyone.”
Jasmine Omar, Director, EHS Capabilities and Innovation 2017
“Microsoft would be interested in being part of a team of people to further explore how we could further evolve our wellness strategy and also contribute to the country and community
renewal through a wellness centre for Ireland.”
HR manager, Microsoft Ireland 2014
“It gave us tremendous momentum as a start up, which we are still using to accomplish our goals now over one month later. The experience of pulling a new team of 10 people together and getting them on board with our vision was eye opening for me. It was a huge challenge since we had not worked with such a large team before. I learned a lesson in management by watching how people were coming together, conflicting, and ultimately getting down to work. This team element is probably the most innovative element of the programme, as most small start-ups don’t have a large team.”
Orla O Sullivan, Co-Founder, Sound Senses 2019
“I was really encouraged to discover that many individuals are ambitious to effect positive change in their workplaces and that there was full consensus that the often ‘frenetic’ approach to work is not always what is best for our colleagues, our workplace (and of course our families). This is not the first time I have heard this acknowledged. However, this is the first time that I have been presented with the opportunity to feed this opinion back to a group of influential leaders who can effect change from the top down (recognising that change also has to flow from the bottom-up).”
Siobhán Finn, Project Director, The Cork Innovates Partnership 2019
“It is very rare to get an opportunity like this to ‘step off’ the hamster wheel and I was pleasantly surprised at the insights I gained. They have undoubtedly benefited me both professionally and personally.”
Ruth Buckley, Head of ICT & Business Services Cork City Council
“The Dialogue Code is a wonderful concept. It has the potential to enhance the well-being of so many people in our community and beyond. I recently participated in a Spring workshop called, “New Beginnings” with our women’s group. From the moment we arrived, we were welcomed and cared for. Liss Ard is such a special place. Everyone should have the opportunity to visit and be nurtured.” Susan O’ Regan, Skibbereen Family Resource Centre 2014
It was unlike any leadership development programme that I had participated in previously. There was an honesty about the two days that was breathtakingly refreshing. I was taken aback by the power of silence and it made me reflect on the distractions in our daily lives that affect our ability to get things done in a focused way.”
Dr Rónán Ó Dubhghaill, Vice-President for External Relations, University College Cork
“Everyone’s individual strengths and expertise was inspiring and their willingness to give back humbling. While it has only been a short period of time since the Start up Apprentice Challenge, we are already implementing changes which are working for us, engaging customers and bringing our new business great results.Directly after the event in UCC we decided to run a new idea and had the confidence to market this idea directly to those in the specific age group. Within two weeks our new initiative had a whopping 100% booking percentage making it a new lucrative source of income and one which we will replicate over and over in the future.
Mary Murphy , Creative Events 2019
The shared approach used in the Start UP Apprentice Challenge is an invaluable asset, and can and should be replicated to develop and support an entrepreneurial culture not only for our students at UCC but also for those considering start-ups in the region.”
Dr Noel Woods, Senior Lecturer in Economics & Director, Centre for Policy Studies , UCC 2019
“The Dialogue Code offered me an opportunity to jump off what I call “the treadmill of life”, taking valuable and necessary time to reflect on life to date, challenges overcome and what lies ahead.”
Siobhán Finn, Project Director, The Cork Innovates Partnership 2019
“I am personally very grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in this leadership experience. It was refreshing to look at a new paradigm for both the workplace and leadership in what is now a very different world to the world of work in which most of us began our careers.”
Ruth Buckley, Head of ICT & Business Services Cork City Council 2019
“The Mandala experience was one which resonated in a huge way for creativity purposes. The experience of being in the beautiful natural environment of Liss Ard and embracing the outdoors helped bring a great degree of clarity to the thinking about my professional and personal life.”
Dr Rónán Ó Dubhghaill, Vice-President for External Relations, University College Cork 2019
“I had never experienced something on this scale before, with so many professionals and students working together focussing on my business. Personally, it has opened up a whole new world to me, listening to the business minds’ experience on the day has ignited my confidence in my business, and further stoked my passion for it, its potential and given me the awareness and belief that I can take it further.”
Jill Cotter, Founder Corkidoodledo 2019

The opportunity that this offers has to be recognised as a catalyst for positive change in the world of work and embraced by all who want to be part of that change.

Siobhán Finn, Project Director, The Cork Innovates Partnership 2019

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