Geoff Brown

Expertise: Process design, facilitation, multi-stakeholder engagement, team coaching

Geoff Brown describes himself as a conversation architect and specializes in the art of process design. Based on his belief that meaningful dialogue and collaboration are at the core of transformational change, he supports groups in exploring their most complex questions and challenges.

For 14 years, Geoff has run his own consultancy, working with a diverse range of clients across the government and nonprofit sectors in fields including chronic disease prevention, climate change adaptation, natural resource management, biodiversity, waterway health, and integrated water management. Geoff also creates learning spaces for communities of practice and networks of stakeholders working together on complex, systemic challenges.

Geoff is a keen student of the connections that exist between separate fields of practice including: Living Systems Theory and Organisational Leadership; Improvisational Theatre and Teamwork; Neuroscience and Group Creativity and Innovation. Geoff brings this practical wisdom to all of his work.  

Background

  • Serves as an innovator and leader of community behavior change and leadership programs in Victoria’s sustainability sector
  • Led the design and facilitation of innovative, multistakeholder engagement efforts that helped to produce the Victorian state-wide Biodiversity Plan, Victoria’s current Climate Change Framework, and Melbourne’s Healthy Waterways Strategy
  • Co-designed and facilitated the inaugural World Indigenous Housing Forum (2012), hosted by the Aboriginal Housing Management Association
  • Worked as an occupational therapist specializing in neurological rehabilitation and in workplace occupational health and safety

Education

  • Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy, LaTrobe University, Melbourne
  • Certificate in Occupational Rehabilitation
  • Accredited facilitator of The Solution Focus
  • Certificate in Complexity & Decision-making – Cynefin Framework & Sense-making

 

Contact

Geoff Brown
+61 (0)403 763 660
geoff@rustybrown.com.au
Skype: geoffbrown3231