Director

Geoff Mead, PhD  

GMPhotoGeoff is passionate about stories and storytelling. He has taken his work on storytelling and narrative leadership into a wide variety of organisational settings including: Air BP, BAE Systems, Civil Service Top Management Programme, Deloitte, Fat Face, Openreach, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Beachcroft, Universities of Bath, Oxford and Surrey, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, National Health Service, National School of Government, and Public Service Management Wales.  He regularly performs traditional stories and teaches storytelling in UK and as far afield as Spain, Canada and Japan.

Geoff has created or co-created leadership development programmes in a range of contexts, including the national police Accelerated Promotion Scheme and latterly the Cabinet Office (The Public Service Leaders Scheme and Leaders UK). He completed an MBA at Henley Management College in 1991 and a PhD in action research in 2002 at University of Bath.  He is an associate tutor at the National School of Government and a visiting research fellow at the University of Bath where he teaches and supervises mature PhD students.  Geoff has trained in the organisational use of constellations with Judith Hemming and The Nowhere Foundation and his article Meanings, Moments and Movements: Storytelling and Constellations appeared in the July 2008 edition of The Knowing Field.

He has published two books on stories and the power of storytelling: Coming Home to Story: Storytelling Beyond Happily Ever After (Vala: 2011) and Telling the Story: The Heart and Soul of Successful Leadership (Jossey-Bass: 2014)

You can contact Geoff via this website or direct at geoff.mead@narrativeleadership.org or +447966840669

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