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Geoff McDonald

Former Global VP HR, Marketing, Communications, sustainability & Water, Unilever

Geoff is a much sought-after speaker who talks about the power of purpose in driving business performance and to how challenge the stigma of mental illness in the workplace.

Speaker Themes

Resilience and Wellbeing



“You are indeed the biggest champion and understand what we are doing more than many others in the company. You live it and breath it. To now make the knowledge available to many others, and hopefully create the momentum for biggest change is a very noble cause. Thanks for doing that. Purpose is indeed closely linked to wellness and not many people see this yet. Again you are a pioneer here. You will enjoy the challenges and opportunities and you are well prepared for it. We will see each other still but already thanks for all you have done for this great institution. We will benefit from it for years to come.”

Paul Polman, CEO Unilever

"I so enjoyed hosting Charlotte at one of our Talks@Goldman Sachs. She was an impressive speaker, recounting her struggle with depression but inspiring us all with the way in which she dealt with it. I admired her honesty and was fascinated by her entrepreneurialism in writing and publishing her book of thoughts for the day. Definitely worth a read."

Sally Boyle, Partner and International Head of Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs

"Thanks for yesterday Geoff - extremely powerful content and delivery, which made a great impact on the team. Afterwards,I was struck by how many people were openly discussing ‎the strains in their own life and the overall absence of cynicism about the event - both of which are a big departure from the norm and a proof point of the difference you are making in the world."

Lee Hodgkinson, UK CEO, Euronext

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