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Galvanize Highpoint conference 2021
Geoff Hudson-Searle was asked as a thought leader at this year’s world premier event for GRC, the Highpoint conference organized by Galvanize, Galvanize is the leading provider of GRC software for security, risk management, compliance, and audit professionals.

This year’s topic, Geoff discusses ‘Elevate Your Value: How to Get a Seat at the Table’

Responding strategically to the current economic event requires a high degree of creativity, an openness to challenging assumptions and a willingness to look beyond the obvious in addressing the threats and embracing new opportunities.

Furthermore, the work you do matters. But if you don’t share it with the C-suite, how do you expect your team’s needs to be prioritized? First, you need to get a seat at the table by strategically communicating how your team provides the assurance that ensures the organization’s success. This session is about how to deliver that message at the right time, in the right way, to the right people.

The thought leadership session covered, leadership, the board of directors, business planning, business strategy, near and long-range planning, corporate governance, risk management, audit and risk sub-committees, corporate culture, fiducial responsibilities by leadership, stakeholder management and much more.

Elevate your value: How to get a seat at the table – HighPoint 2021 – PDF



BCS’ Adaptive CIO Conference saw prominent IT leaders share practical advice to help new and aspiring leaders.
This thought-leadership conference was organised by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for CIOs CTO’s and CISSOs, across some of the biggest challenges in business today: overcoming business adversity, leadership, corporate culture, people and trust, cyber risk, mission-critical technology, policies and regulation, corporate governance, risk management, innovation leadership, managing reinvention and business change.

Presenters: Current BCS President, Rebecca George OBE FBCS and upcoming President, John Higgins CBE.
Panellists: Geoff Hudson-Searle, Suzanne Doyle-Morris, Rob Harding, Matt Haworth, Eileen Jennings-Brown MBCS, Rubi K., Jillian Moore, Stephen Slough and Geoff White.

BCS – How to be a good leader: PDF
BCS IT Leaders Research Report: PDF

How Might We Improve Relationships with Trust
Scott Hunter, Podcast Host and expert in L&D interviews Geoff Hudson-Searle, discussing; trust, the importance of it in relationships. Trust is the foundation upon which the legitimacy of government, public institutions and family, the very cornerstone in which relationships are built and is crucial for maintaining social cohesion.

The dynamics of trust are delicate in important relationships, and the loss of trust can be costly — not only psychologically, but also financially and in terms or work and livelihood. What’s helpful to remember is that trust is an ongoing exchange between people and is not static. Trust can be earned. It can be lost. And it can be regained.

Summary: How Might We Improve Relationships With Trust

12Ronnies Podcast – ‘Why Trust is so Important

Trust is the foundation upon which the legitimacy of government, public institutions and family, the very cornerstone in which relationships are built and is crucial for maintaining social cohesion.

The dynamics of trust are delicate in important relationships, and the loss of trust can be costly — not only psychologically, but also financially and in terms or work and livelihood. What’s helpful to remember is that trust is an ongoing exchange between people and is not static. Trust can be earned. It can be lost. And it can be regained.

Jake Shaw, serial podcaster at 12Ronnies, interviews Mark Herbert and Geoff Hudson-Searle; addressing high-trust organizations vs low-trust organizations and why trust is the one thing that affects everything else you’re doing.

The Importance of Listening in an era of Trust

In today’s high-tech, high-speed, high-stress world, communication is more important than ever, yet we seem to devote less and less time to really listening to one another; additionally, the way to build trust and drive home purpose is to master honest communication and include employees and stakeholders in key decisions.

Podcast show host Jake Shaw of the 12 Ronnies talks to Colin D Smith – aka ‘The Listener’, an executive coach and confidant, facilitator and speaker who is passionate about transforming the way we listen and Geoff Hudson Searle – Non-executive director to growth-phase tech companies, CSuite Executive and author discuss the importance of listening and trust in today’s challenging new world.


Patrick Kelly – Produce & Supply Chain Industry
Produce & Supply Chain Industry released episode 71 of their podcastseries. Patrick, Host and Executive, travels through 2020 and with the HERO’s that have made a difference in 2020 to the produce industry and its professionals.
Patrick Kelly questions International Business and Executive Management Limited‘s CEO, Geoff Hudson-Searle, with what the industry is expected to look forward in 2021, and his passion for Love146. Patrick’s top ten books to read for thought leadership and the shout outs and tips for survival in 2021.

Podcast: Produce & Supply Chain Industry

Medline Institute for Healthcare Excellence

Medline Industries – Institute for Healthcare Excellence is where healthcare leaders hone their skills and develop strategies to stay at the forefront of their fields. Geoff Hudson-Searle was interviewed by Lisa Petrilli, discussing the foundation of trust in healthcare and why boards and leadership need to consider fostering trust and purpose withing their divisions for long-term sustainability.

Original: Medline Institute

The Silicon Valley Alliances – workshop

Kimberly Wiefling and Maria Pienaar of The Silicon Valley Alliances invited Geoff Hudson-Searle as the expert speaker on trust to their monthly workshop.
The virtual session and breakouts covered how to regain trust in a mistrust environment and the genesis of trust in business, Geoff was pleased to provide his experience, evidence-based research and thought-provoking discussion across the subject of trust and trust-based leadership.
It is imperative for any values-led or purpose-driven business to hold trust as a core value that is owned by every employee from the CEO to its customers, investors, and importantly the stakeholders, this is reinforced by acting and speaking in a manner that is consistent with your values, character, and culture.

The glitz and the glamour of The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2020 was brought to us virtually.

Geoff Hudson-Searle was deeply honoured to be nominated again in 2020 with his peers Lesley Wolfenden, Neil Currie, Alasdair Moore and Guy Bradshaw as one of Lloyds Banking Group esteemed panel of judges for this year’s Lloyds Bank National Business Awards programme.
The severity of events made this year’s nominees for The Data Excellence Award a much tougher challenge for us all, this award for smart data management advanced far beyond boldness, tenacity, determination, regulatory compliance to become a real competitive advantage for business, this year’s winner is victorious in every judging category, the winner was SEC Group.

A huge congratulation to Harry Watts and his team for such entrepreneurship and business acumen through particularly challenging events.

Podcast host Tim Hughes from TimTalks interviews Geoff about trust in leadership, post the panademic

Trust is a crucible within resilent leadership and why it is refined. The clarity of listening, empathy, understanding, communications, and decision making will be set at a premium.
Hudson-Searle goes on to explain that CEOs who can best exhibit this clarity and lead from the heart and head, will inspire their teams to persevere through transformation and change, positioning their brands to emerge in a better place.
Leaders facing the unprecedented times and circumstances of the moment are looking to the organisation’s core, its communal culture and values, its purpose, to inspire resilience, unleash agility, and help employees to thrive – not simply survive.
A great quote by Stephen R Covey: ‘“The first job of a leader —at work or at home— is to inspire trust. It’s to bring out the best in people by entrusting them with meaningful stewardships and to create an environment in which high-trust interaction inspires creativity and possibility.”‘

Patrick Kelly and Dr Hans Finzel w/ Guest Geoff Hudson-Searle in the first ever Millennial Boom Podcast

In this episode Patrick Kelly and Dr. Hans Finzel chat with Geoff Hudson-Searle across some amazing topics discussing Millennials, Baby Boomers and Gen X in today’s world, not to mention the value of #trustbasedleadership #purpose and how leadership needs to adapt to thrive. Geoff is an author of Purposeful Discussions, CSuite Executive and Serial Business Advisor. All the way from London, United Kingdom. Geoff brings advise from the X Generation on to thrive in work with #millennials and #boomers. Geoff also dives deep into Purposeful Discussions and how to properly lead and communicate with your team in and out of COVID-19. Join Patrick, Hans and Geoff in their first Millennial Boom podcast Interview.

‘Business as unusual Business continuity management in the new world’

The Open University, Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and BCS ELITE organised a webinar on Wednesday 1st July 2020’. Listen to key industry and expert speakers; Chris Youles OU CIO, is CIO at the Open University, Jesmond Baldacchino Head of I.T. Malta Freeport Terminals Ltd and Geoff Hudson-Searle Managing Director – International Business and Executive Management Limited. Hear about strategy, board and executive authority, innovative leadership, creative choices and how to execute in a period of constant change and transformation.

In Episode 23 of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly, Patrick chats with Geoff regarding 5 tips returning to work post COVID-19. Get ready for a series of engaging topics in This Produce and Supply Chain Industry Podcast.

Nazareth Qarbozian follow-up interview with Geoff Hudson-Searle on the ‘Battle of the Entrepreneurial Mindset’, COVID 19, Purpose, and Trust, from the outbreak, which addresses the way businesses and people are changing in the reality of the world and digital disruption.

Show host Patrick Kelly of Millennial Boom and the ‘Pineapple Talk Podcast’ (see below) receives his personal copy of ‘Purposeful Discussions’

Geoff Hudson-Searle thought leadership discussion on the current state of the cyber risk landscape at the ‘CRMG and Galvanize Cyber Risk Series’: Getting inside the mind of the Board

In today’s uncertain and volatile world, organizational leaders are under pressure to confidently assess and manage risk and secure their organisations against cyber threats. But how well prepared are boards to achieve this?

Unlike other board governance processes that are more mature, boards don’t always feel fully informed about their true cyber risk profiles or equipped to make the right decisions in line with their governance responsibilities.

In this second part of the Cyber Risk Series, we continue our discussion of the current state of cyber risk, but from the viewpoint of the board. We discuss its role in risk management, and what the CISO and IT leaders can do to overcome the lack of risk management oversight.

Pineapple Talk Podcast – Episode 4

In this episode of Pineapple Talk the International Pineapple Organization host’s Will Cavan and Patrick Kelly chat with Management Guru Geoff Huson-Searle of the United Kingdom.

Geoff is an outsider to our industry, but no stranger from the pineapples of Hawaii and Costa Rica you will find out. Geoff discusses a 3rd party perspective across global business, manufacturing, innovation, leadership and the effects of covid-19 and the 4th industrial revolution to the pineapple industry. A very meaningful conversation!

Jake Shaw of the 12Ronnies talks to Geoff Hudson-Searle about leadership in the era of COVID-19.

Blockchain Educated Interviews

Nazareth Qarbozian interviews Geoff, on Business, the Digital future and his latest book, ‘Purposeful Discussions’, that really focuses on the way businesses and organisations are changing in the reality of this digital disruption.


Rob Lincolne, Founder and CEO of PayDock, interviews and probes with Geoff Hudson Searle, thought-provoking questions across EQ, strategy, risk, governance and leadership in the 4th Industrial Revolution and the topics that provided the pathway to ‘Purposeful Discussions‘.

12 Ronnies –  Jake Shaw

12 Ronnies Jake Shaw talks to Geoff Hudson Searle, discussing how he became a serial business advisor, C-suite executive, author, non-executive director to growth-phase tech companies. and his journey from air force engineer to banking, launching companies like Compaq and Atari.
Troubleshooting, finding business solutions, leadership, and meaningful conversations in the fourth industrial revolution.

Meaningful Conversations

Every day we interact with hundreds of people across dozens of platforms, but how can a meaningful conversation help your business?
Your success is determined in large part by your ability to have a conversation. You can be the best at what you do, but if you’re not communicating effectively with clients, staff and the market, then you’re missing opportunities.
There are many different ways to look at communication in the small-business world — from individual formats such as writing and speaking to different contexts such as client communication and employee management.
Each and every day you will be required to flex your communication muscles and interact; a bad conversation could spell disaster for an employee relationship, a customer or your business.
Alternatively, the right words at the right time could propel your business into places you didn’t think possible and can deliver opportunities that were not available before.

Purposeful Discussions
Martin Lucas, CEO of Mastermindset, challenges discussion and debate with Geoff Hudson-Searle across the meaning of human interaction, why we need a purpose-driven life and Geoff’s new book ‘Purposeful Discussions’

Strategic Partnerships
What do strategic partnerships really mean in today’s business environment?
Strategic partnerships deliver access to new markets or customers, accelerate new product development cycles, and improve a company’s competitive positioning.
They help companies expand their capabilities without the added step of creating those capabilities in-house, increasing business risks by carrying extra costs/assets on the balance sheet.
Companies, therefore, perform more efficiently and adapt more quickly than they would on their own.

The Entrepreneurs Library – We take a deep dive into Geoff’s book, “Freedom after the sharks”

What are the paradigms in leadership today?

Geoff Hudson-Searle discusses with Mark F. Herbert the paradigms in today’s leadership

Why trust drives performance in leadership

Geoff Hudson-Searle discusses with Mark F. Herbert how trust can drive employee engagement and value in the performance-driven organisation

The purpose of political change, making a difference

Geoff Hudson-Searle talks to Mark F. Herbert on being a state representative in Oregon.

Prospective’s on international business and executive management

Mark F. Herbert, President of New Paradigms interviews Geoff Hudson-Searle on the international prospective’s of business and executive management

What do strategic partnerships really mean?

Mark F. Herbert, President of New Paradigms, interviews Geoff Hudson-Searle on the true meaning of strategic partnerships in business today.

The roles and responsibilities of the executive director

Mark F. Herbert interviews Geoff Hudson-Searle on the roles, responsibilities and leadership of the independent non-executive director and executive director in today’s constantly evolving business world.

Talk to us about your passion for sharing ideas and writing.

Mark F. Herbert interviews Geoff Hudson-Searle on his passion for sharing ideas/innovation and writing.

The challenge of AI and Robotics in today’s world

Meaningful Conversations – How is it going so far?

So, is there a new book Geoff?

With long-range planning, how can technology advance companies

Let’s talk about the economy

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