Geoffrey has been working in the area of health promotion, mindfulness and wellbeing for over 15 years. Geoff completed a PhD on Mindfulness at OISE of the University of Toronto, as well as a Master's of Education on Holistic Education. Geoff has worked as an Instructor at the University of Toronto, teaching in the area of Stress Reduction, Health Promotion and Enabling Learning as well as offering Mindfulness-based workshops and programs with human service professionals in the workplace. Geoff has also worked as Health & Wellness Specialist within Human Resources at University of British Columbia focusing on faculty wellbeing and developing new mindfulness programming. Geoff is also an Organizational Coach, completing his certification through the University of British Columbia. Currently, Geoff is a Partner MindWell U, and Instructor for UBC Continuing Studies
As an outdoor educator and adventurer, Geoff has traveled in every province and territory in Canada, and worked for 10 years as a Leadership Guide, running canoe trips with youth and adults. As part of his own personal and professional development, Geoff completed a 3-month intensive yoga teacher training at Yashodhara Ashram in 2003, and sat a month-long mindfulness meditation retreat at Insight Mediation Society (IMS) in 2009, as well as numerous other mindfulness-based trainings and retreats. He now lives on Bowen Island in British Columbia with his family.