About

Geoff at Lincoln

I’m Geoff Mead. Born into the post-war baby-boomer generation, I was the first member of my family to go to university (and the first to drop out). I quickly returned to complete my studies in mediaeval history after a salutary period washing cars for a living.  With not much idea of what I really wanted to do, I cut off my shoulder-length hair and joined the police service which I left three decades later as a chief superintendent.

During those years I did pretty much everything from walking the beat to directing national police leadership programmes and from commanding a police district to training with the F.B.I. in Virginia, U.S.A.  En route I also found time to complete an MBA, a postgraduate diploma in Gestalt psychology and a PhD in action research.  Since then I have served on the faculty of the Prime Minister’s Top Management Programme at the National School of Government and been a visiting research fellow at the University of Bath where, for 10 years, I supervised mature PhD students

In my fifties, life took a different turn when I discovered the magic of stories and storytelling and began to explore their power to liberate the human spirit.   Now, I perform traditional stories, run story-based workshops and teach storytelling at venues in UK and as far afield as Spain, Canada and Japan. I also write for academic and professional publications as well as writing poetry, fiction and non-fiction books. I earn my living by working as a narrative consultant, specializing in board development, authentic communication, and leadership development.

I have four grown up children, five grandchildren and an entirely unreasonable love of Morgan sports cars. I divide my time between my partner’s house in the Cotswolds and Lyme Regis where I live and write in sight of the sea.

5 comments on “About

  1. Thank you for sharing some of your stories. Hope you and Ted enjoy you travels in the van and beyond. I will follow your future blogs with interest. Moira

  2. Thanks for your story.
    Wife of wanderer who is in search of self. Not sure this princess is as forgiving as the one who lives on the farthest shore, but hope to get there.

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