Geoff is committed to understanding his clients’ challenges and delivering creative interventions in response to their needs. In addition to leading a broad range of client engagements and events, Geoff coaches leader talks and plays a central role in Collective Next’s Production branch. Geoff is also centrally involved in CN’s efforts to help organizations engage in meaningful dialogue around the topic of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML).
Geoff had just graduated from Northwestern with a master’s in the lucrative field of performance studies, when a lucky temp job introduced him to designing and facilitating collaborative work. That was 20+ years ago, and he has never looked back, especially since both front-of-the-room facilitation and presentation coaching let him keep one toe in the world of performance. Over his many years with CN, Geoff’s diverse client list has included Fidelity, MassMutual, TIAA, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Facebook, Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation, Vector Institute, and American Association for Artificial Intelligence.
When he steps away from work, Geoff may be found building treehouses for his daughters in the backyard, watching British crime procedurals with his wife, or playing “old guy” ultimate frisbee.
“Working with Geoff helped me to really crystalize my voice. He gave me the direction, confidence and frankly, the motivation I needed….He is calm, insightful, and able to see the bigger picture.”