I have just finished the final manuscript of my fifth book, "Purposeful Discussions" and sent it to my publisher, Troubador Publishing.
Jeremy Thompson and Hannah Dakin are truly excited to be working with me on book number three through their publishing house, I must say working with Troubador has really been a seamless process, a truly great and committed team.
Hannah recently quoted 'Geoff is back with a brand new book, 'Purposeful Discussions' which is divided into three sections (Communications, Strategy, Business Development and Life Growth) making it easier for readers to locate the material most relevant to them.
The book has been written in the hope to help individuals have a better understanding on a range of subjects - whether that be those who are a part of a company/organisation, to students and any aspiring individuals. It's always a pleasure to work with Geoff and at Troubador Publishing we very much look forward to working with him again on, 'Purposeful Discussions'
I have produced a new video: 'The Pathway to Purpose and why my new book 'Purposeful Discussions'
We have arranged an exclusive event on March 19th 2020 which incorporates the launch of the book in Central London, I am looking forward to introducing our distinguished guests to "Purposeful Discussions"!
"Purposeful Discussions" has been written as a natural next step to 'Meaningful Conversations', across four of the most passionately debated subjects in business and life today:
Communications, Strategy, Business Development and Life Growth.
In February 2014, I set out as an author with my first book, 'Freedom after the Sharks' to write a weekly blog across a variety of subjects and foremost about people in business, opinions, research and tips, advise on some revelations, past and present.
"Purposeful Discussions" is now my fifth book in a series of books that provide purpose-driven outcomes in support of some of the most talked-about subjects in life today. This book demonstrates the relationship between communications (human 2 human), strategy and business development and life growth. It is important to understand that a number of the ideas, developments and techniques employed at the beginning as well as the top of business can be successfully made flexible to apply.
This book provides a holistic overview of the essential leading methods in these areas. It can be viewed as a hands-on guide or as one person described in an Amazon review from my last publication 'Meaningful Conversations': 'What makes a book remarkable, useful and meaningful for professionals? Well, read (not only once) Geoff's masterpiece and you will understand. This book is my "win book" from so many aspects'.
Each person, no matter their age, occupation or place in the world has a tremendous story to share. A vast tapestry of experiences, truths & pearls of wisdom lies in the vault of the mind, waiting to be unlocked. It takes the slightest intuitive spark to get us talking about our inner lives, the details and dynamics of being human. We are all aware of how important technology is in our lives and keeping our individual worlds connected.
We need to explore new and creative ways of listening, engaging, working together, learning, building community and being in conversation with the other. We are more connected than ever through technology and at the same time the disconnect with ourselves, others and our environment is growing. We need Purposeful Discussions to help us reconnect, going beyond our egos and our fears to build strong relationships, communities, networks and organisations, so that through collaboration we can begin to co-create a more sustainable future.
Readers will gain insights into topical subjects, components of Communications, Strategy and Business Development and Life Growth, including a wide range of tips, models and techniques that will help to build strong and effective solutions in today's business world.
As Richard Cohn once said:
"Our lives are measured in choices we have made along the path we call living, each compass point, a possibility, each step, an opportunity, seemingly random, each decision moves us inexorably in a direction both unknown and yet somehow familiar for upon reflection, the strength we find in choosing, or the surrender of letting all unfold leads us to the place we started from when we made that first choice to be here again."
The book, therefore, covers all the essential components of Communications, Strategy and Business Development and Life Growth, but ensures that they are described in an engaging, enjoyable way with clarity.
I'm truly excited to share the new book covers with you! Jeremy and his committed team at Troubador Publishing have been amazing, and working hard on delivering the final book, not only across the design, content and editing the book, but also by putting the sales-pages ready!
Purposeful Discussions will be available in e-book/kindle, paperback and hardback formats.
Writing has changed my life. I have always believed that it is your right to speak truthfully in all matters that concern you and to speak from the heart.
It has been an overwhelming experience to receive emails and phone calls from people across all walks of life wanting to share their experiences, their story. Entrepreneurs, business people, students, children, and universities and charitable causes have approached me for keynote sessions, general advice, and inspirational leadership.
I have been overwhelmed with inquiries but will continue to expand and express the journey that each and every one of us deserves.
Every audience has a different dynamic, a different rhythm, and a different reaction. The audience wants, needs, and expects pertinent, real-life information to enhance and support their lives and importantly what they're facing. I believe it was my destiny in life to push things to the limit. You only get one chance to make an impression. I gave blogging and writing books every opportunity I had of the events that took place for what I believed to be right and true.
In life you survive. You move on but with a purpose and now 'Purposeful Discussions'
I will be making periodic updates on the progress of my new book, and invite you to read my new tome on its release.
I do hope my book will provide you with a better lens to understand the opportunities and challenges ahead, that you feel better able to chart your course for change and fulfilment of your dreams, desires and aspirations.
Geoff has that rare gift of not just being an inspirational speaker and conversationalist, but more importantly in also being able to teach others how to communicate better with more meaningful discussion.
His last book, Meaningful Conversation, connected its readers to the most fundamental art of conversation, showing how to engage with others through simply talking with one another face to face rather than through the plethora of digital communications tools we’ve all replaced it with. It makes us realise we all need to make more time to be, well, human.
I can’t wait to read his next book which will take readers to that next level of not just engaging with one another in conversation, but to give each encounter purpose and mutual fulfilment. His books make us grow with each page and shows us just how disconnected we’ve become by our dependence on technology, and how to reconnect with our humanity.
by Moran Lerner, Serial Entrepreneur, Executive Director and Investor
One of the greatest challenges leaders face is being wholly 'on purpose' when they communicate, particularly toward the advancement of their personal and organizational vision. In Purposeful Discussions, Geoff Hudson-Searle's insights and advice serve as a beacon for executives seeking to achieve their goals expeditiously while being personally fulfilled along their journey.
by Lisa Petrilli, Executive leader,
Another great book by Geoff. His insights into the modern world of communication and developing strategy at the highest levels are both revealing and poignant for the turbulent times we live in. An essential book for both those in business and those travelling through the journey of life.
by Neil Alphonso, Entrepreneur and Business leader
In his latest book, Purposeful Discussions, author Geoff Hudson Searle continues to reinforce the importance and critical role that face to face conversation plays in achieving organizational goals. His latest entry describes both the criticality of purposeful discussion and how those key conversations are distinguished from what passes for communication in this age of technology and immediate gratification.
Trust remains the foundation of high functioning relationship and can only be achieved by meaningful dialogue between the parties…..
by Mark F. Herbert, Executive Director of New Paradigms LLC
Having had the pleasure of reading Freedom in which the author takes you on a real life journey of no-hidden truths about life and business. I was then keen to read Meaningful Conversations, a book that totally gripped me from start to finish. It really empathised the importance of communication, strategy, growth and planning. This book gives you the guidance as well as the tools you need to help devise effective solutions to the issues we face in business on a day-to-day basis.
I must admit that I cannot wait for the release of Purposeful Discussions, because if it is anything like the last two books I have read by this author then I know I am in for a very enjoyable read.
by Stewart Elliston, Principal Head of Business Development at Freeths LLP
Without a doubt in today’s world communication has become key as the personalisation wave encompasses us. Geoff’s book highlights the ever-increasing importance of framing those conversations correctly in business and in our social circles. Emphasising the importance of messaging, context and timing. A book worth of the read for all business people irrespective of how experienced you are.
by Neil Currie, International Executive Director
A refreshing insight into the real challenges that decision makers face in an increasingly dynamic and demanding business environment. Geoff has taken an honest look into how technology and human interaction co-operate and how this union can effect positive outcomes for us. A must read for anyone with an entrepreneurial mindset.
by Michael Sharp DipPFS, ACII, Principal of Sharp Wealth Management
Purposeful communications and discussions have to be learnt as they are element skills of professionals. Geoff’s book is an amazing, tool for us all to develop these skills. Don’t stop learning keep earning!
by Susanna Toth CEO, H-Net Translation Agency, Associate Partner of Trade Bridge Group
There are very few people that truly understand how to have a meaningful and productive conversation and I can say the Geoff is one of those individuals. Active listening and the ability to communicate effectively is key to success. I look forward to reading the new book.
by North America Delivery Leader – Insights and Data Hitachi Vantara
Geoff is a serial business advisor, CSuite Executive and Non-Executive Director to growth-phase tech companies. Rated by Agilience as a Top 250 Harvard Business School authority covering; 'Strategic Management' and 'Management Consulting'
Geoff has over 28 years of experience in the business and management arena, he is author of 5 books 'Freedom after the Sharks', 'Meaningful Conversations' and 'Purposeful Discussions'. More recently he was asked to write a chapter as one of 11 thought leaders contributing to 'Journeys to Success Volume' and 'God in Business'. He lectures at business forums, conferences and universities and has been the focus of TEDx and RT Europe's business documentary across various thought leadership topics and his authorisms.
A member and fellow of the Institute of Directors, associate of The Business Institute of Management, a co-founder and board member of the Neustar International Security Council (NISC) and a distinguished member of the Advisory Council for The Global Cyber Academy. He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration. Having worked for corporate companies Citibank N.A, MICE Group Plc, Enigma Design, MMT Inc, Kaspersky Laboratory, Bartercard Plc, and RG Group around the world, Geoff has vast international experience working with SME and multinational international clients.
International clients with which Geoff has worked include the British Government, HP, Compaq, BT, Powergen, Intel, ARM, Wartsila Group, Atari, Barclays Bank, Societe Generale, Western Union, Chase and Volvo. Geoff has worked in a broad range of industries including software, technology and banking which has given him a range of different experiences and perspectives of what can work, the importance of good people, process and how these can be applied and amplified to deliver results in different scenarios and paradigms.
Geoff is known for bringing in a fresh viewpoint and sometimes challenging the status-quo with a strategic approach delivering successful change management programmes and launching companies and products internationally that deliver results. Geoff's areas of expertise lie in brand strategy, business communications, business integration, business development and improvement, capital raise activities, pre-IPO planning, capital raise transactions, M&A with full P&L responsibility, which ideally equips him to strengthen global companies, develop SME and international business, and marketing strategies.