About us


From left to right

• Amy Morton – consultant • Sam Deeks – consultant • Julia Hardy – project manager Richard Goodwin – consultant • Julian Burton – director •  Steve Whitla – director • Chris Hayes – artist • Paul Stroud – artist


Our passion is enabling change in business by engaging employees in transformational conversations about what matters most in the organisation.

Our logo means “change through dialogue”, which is what we do.  The Greek letter delta is the scientific symbol for change, and research has shown that seven is the optimum number of people for a group dialogue.

The Delta7 logo also represents the Japanese character 今, which means the present moment,  “here and now”.  Meaningful change can only occur in the present moment and at the level of the individual.

Company origins

Julian Burton started Delta 7 in 1998, and worked for several years as a graphic facilitator for business leaders, spending his time listening and capturing  hundreds of strategy discussions.  With a background in medical illustration, he found huge demand for his ability to represent complex information in simple visual form.

Over time Julian developed an interest in employee engagement and change, particularly the role of conversation as a process of meaning making and transformation. This led to the creation of Visual Dialogue.

In 2007 Julian joined forces with Steve Whitla, a change consultant turned artist with the same remarkable ability for visually simplifying complex and abstract information.  Steve had previously been working for KPMG (subsequently Atos) Consulting, where he developed an innovative methodology for visual investigation and rich picture creation.  His research interests focus on linguistics and visual language.

Delta7 currently has seven permanent employees and a wide range of associates.

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