Brief Bio - Geoff Brown
Since 2004, Geoff has worked as a process designer and facilitator across many sectors including Sustainability, Natural Resource Management, Physical Theatre and Education. He has designed and facilitated dialogue processes at large scale conferences including:
2012 World Indigenous Housing Conference Vancouver, Canada
3 Pillars Sustainability 4 Behaviour Change Congress 2011/12 Sydney, Australia
Co-host & presenter at the Thriving in Uncertainty Conference Melbourne, Australia
Geoff blends his professional background in neurological and occupational rehabilitation and with his passion for working with groups. Geoff has gained a reputation for his unique participatory style and for his ability to match group processes with the core-purpose of any gathering. He works collaboratively with colleagues from across the globe and has contributed to work in the US, Canada, the UK, Netherlands and New Zealand.
Geoff graduated with a degree in Occupational Therapy at LaTrobe University in Melbourne in 1991. He worked as a primary health practitioner for 6 years before moving into community and workplace rehabilitation.
In 2002 he began running community based sustainability projects which lead to him setting up his own consulting practice – Tangent Consulting – in 2004.
Geoff has a passion for growing food at home and playing blues guitar. He lives with his wife and 3 young sons in the south west of Victoria in Aireys Inlet.
Since 2007, Geoff has written a blog on facilitation, behaviour change, visual communication and community development at www.yesandspace.com.au
More About Me
I keep in touch with others using Twitter. I write a blog called Yes!AndSpace where I share life’s lessons from work, life and play. I share ideas & useful stuff on my Instapaper feed and at a little site I call ‘Do You See What I See?‘.
As a parent, facilitator and musician I apply the principles of Improvisational Theatre – it’s a practice, discipline and art form like no other! I am part of a worldwide movement called AIN (Applied Improv Network) made up of people who apply improv to what they do.
Before working for myself, I was an Occupational Therapist and a student of brain science.
I live with my beautiful wife and 3 active boys in the township of Aireys Inlet on Victoria’s Surfcoast.