Steve Marshall is a multi-disciplinary organisational development and creative change consultant.
Steve brings leading edge practice, quality and rigour to executive development and strategic change. He artfully grounds our intuition and imagination in expressions of value and purpose, setting the foundations for creative dialogue, collaboration and innovation.
"How do we move strategically towards uncertainty when we don't have all the answers?"
"What is the meaning of leadership and vision when the future is unknowable?"
"How are we nurturing creativity and connecting ourselves into the relationships that will support change?"
"My work addresses some of the enduring questions that both enable and constrain effectiveness in our organisations."
"I literally put my clients in the picture, helping them to inquire into their sense of identity and capacity as leaders, strategists and organisational change catalysts."
Dr. Steve Marshall
"Steve has a wonderful capability...
...to work with complex situations and dynamics, with a grounded and calm personality, remaining clear and focused under all conditions. He is very intelligent, straight forward and honest in his dealings with his clients, whilst also being innovative, supportive and insightful."
(Caryn Vanstone, Ashridge)
"I love Steve’s work.....
......he finds a way to show people as he sees them, in all their beauty and humanity. His pictures are potent because he gives us an image of ourselves not normally available to us."
(John Higgins, co-editor, The Change Doctors)
As a faculty member at Ashridge Business School, I supervise at Doctorate and Master's level in Organisational Change. I also work with the Ashridge Centre for Action Research to provide a range of international and complexity-based programmes. I am visiting faculty at Lincoln University, where I design and deliver MSc level creative problem solving and innovation modules.
I work internationally and across a wide variety of clients and sectors. Whether with large or small groups, I help my clients to work participatively and relationally in highly complex environments. My work enables them to catalyse conversations which enable the expression and articulation of a shared vision, where can they find the capacity for genuine commitment and exceptional effectiveness.
Coaching & Facilitation
My coaching and facilitation work includes executive board strategic conversations, action learning, team, group and individual engagements, action research, ethnography and dialogue. Whether we use digital/social media, virtual techniques or 'post-its' and 'stickies', I work participatively to extend language, transform thinking and spark resilient transition.
Subscribe to receive a quarterly digest of visual inquiry tips, dialogue and inspiration.
Meticulous handling of your data is guaranteed and you are free to 'unsubscribe' at any time.
Complexity and Mess (30 Jun 14)
You know when you've got it.
When I am working with the cameras, connection has a quality that is instantly familiar. Those are the moments when you don't need to check the back of the camera or a monitor screen. You know in your bones that you have made an image where your subject fully shows up, is properly 'seen'... More...
The Editor when words run out (6 Sep 13)
I've been struggling with this image of John, the editor of our forthcoming ADOC book. Yet, when I say 'struggling', I'm absolutely fine with the idea that this picture expresses the essence of a conversation we had when I asked John to make an image with me that would say something of himself and his editorial work. More...
Who is holding the 'vision' that has the potential to genuinely change the way we think, work and live in a way that is commensurate with the finite resources of our planet? This is an ongoing photo-dialogue where I am working with the 'visionaries' who are imagining a new paradigm which will enable us to live and work together in effective organisations that also bring ecological and social integrity.