Mental Health Ambassador
Geoff McDonald is the Collaboration Network's Mental Health Ambassador. Geoff is now best known as a global advocate, campaigner and consultant who is passionate about addressing the stigma of mental ill health in workplaces, and about helping organisations embed purpose as a key driver of business performance. Prior to this he was the Global VP of Human Resources for Unilever.
In 2008 he was diagnosed with anxiety fuelled depression, recovery from which led him to discover a new personal purpose. And in 2014 he left his role with Unilever to devote his time, energy and expertise to ending the stigma of depression and anxiety in the workplace. He tells his powerful story to audiences around the globe, knowing first-hand that talking about mental health saves lives. You can watch his TEDx Talks here.
As a speaker and a business transformation consultant, Geoff engages with leaders to:
Inspire them to embrace mental health issues
Explain how purpose is critical to mental wellbeing
Empower organisations to put purpose at their core
Play their positive role in the world