Meaningful Conversations by Geoff Hudson-Searle

Meaningful Conversations Book CoverThe book has been written about three of the most passionately debated subjects in business today: Communications, Strategy and Business Development and Growth.

In February 2014, I set out as an author of 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.

This book demonstrates the relationship between communications (human 2 human), strategy and business development and 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.

Communications, Strategy and Business Development and Growth are essential for success and profitability in the business process.

This book provides a holistic overview of the essential leading methods of techniques. It will provide you with a hands on guide for business professionals and those in higher education.

Readers will gain insights into topical subjects, components of Communications, Strategy and Business Development and Growth, including a wide range of tips, models and techniques that will help to build strong and effective solutions in today’s business world.

The terms ‘Communications’, Strategy’ and Business Development and Growth’ have become overused during the last decade and have become devalued as a result. In this book I aim to simplify these terms and to re-value management and leadership by addressing topics and subjects in each distinctive chapter.
As Anthony Robbins once said:

“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.”

The book therefore covers all the essential components of Communications, Strategy and Business Development and Growth, but ensures that they are described in an engaging, enjoyable way with clarity.

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I was really attracted to the name ‘Meaningful Conversations’ this book is very comprehensive, well written and articulates many subjects that effect today’s new world. It is really hard to distinguish which section of the book was my favorite chapter or verse as the three sections really charged and challenged my thinking, but possibly communications; building a life of happiness and success, the two dimensional world and finally the value of three dimensional communication will definitely resonate with me for some time to come. I enjoyed the book immensely because it touched so many subjects in today’s world that we do not necessarily address, with in depth knowledge and supported by measured research, I am sure I will find myself returning to the book for a second read. Whether by chance or cleaver distinction the author has captured the essences of the majority of the changing world we live in, an incredibly interesting read, even for the most modest of readers
R. Britland

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. Meaningful Conversations has given to me a lot of practical and theoretical solutions for developing my communication skill and my attitude in business life. I enjoyed every part of the book not only because of its comprehensiveness but because of its well-written style. Great job!
Susanna Toth

What a wonderful author Geoff is, insightful insight and so so so good for what I need out of life.
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Must read for any business professional developing a strategy for their company!
Neil Alphonso


The book is divided into three key areas to make it easy to find the material you need. Each component is easy to locate by the titles of the short story at the top of the pages. Each chapter within the three components relates strongly to each other but is also interrelated to all the other chapters. Those with interest on certain topics may wish to start at their area of interest first, while those who prefer to read the book from the first page to the end will proceed as they started, there really is a topic for everyone in the book.

Business professionals and individuals in the great challenges of today’s business world have renewed responsibility for what business does best; innovate, invest and grow. Many people wait until circumstances force change and transformation, that can be radical and painful, this book will arm you with the tips, advise and techniques to provide fresh thinking to your everyday environment and to innovate your circumstances for a better environment, we are all extraordinary people and have the ability to share and provide wealth creation and richness to our surroundings, the question is how much do we want to be extraordinary.

This book has been written not just for people in a company or organisation, it is about helping and supporting understanding across a wide variety of subjects to anyone in life; students, budding entrepreneurs, business people and aspiring individuals.

Podshow host Tim Hughes from TimTalks interviews Geoff across trust in leadership post the panademic.
hashtagTrust is a crucible within resilent leadership and why it is refined. The clarity of listening, emphathy, undersatnding, communications, and decision making will be set at a premium.  Hudson-Searle goes on to explain that hashtagceos 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 emege in a better place. Leaders facing the unprecedented times and circumstances of the moment are looking to the organisations core, its communal culture and values, its purpose, to inspire resilence, 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 Discussion, 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 EP23 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.

In this episode of Pineapple Talk the International Pineapple Organization host’s Will Cavan and Patrick Kelly chat with Management Guru Geoff Hudson-Searle of the United Kingdom. Geoff is an outside to our industry, but a 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!

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.

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

Nazareth Qarbozian interviews Geoff Hudson-Searle, 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 Purpose Discussions.

12 Ronnies Jake Shaw talks to Geoff Hudson Searle,discussing how he became a serial business advisor, csuite 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.

The Pathway to Purpose and why my new book ‘Purposeful Discussions’.

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.

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’

Geoff Hudson-Searle is interviewed by RTL Europe Television across his professional career and authorisms. Each of us is, to some extent or other, are a reflection of the real-life experiences of our lives. However, whether and how we succeed is determined at least in part by how we cope with those experiences and what we learn from them. Meaningful leadership , whether this be in business, life or family will conquer, the most profound truth of your individual journey’s. Courage, drive, determination, resilience, imagination, energy, you will find success. We are all human, not machines, we should not deny ourselves fulfilment or Meaningful Conversations

Nathaniel Schooler interviewing Geoff Hudson-Searle in Blackdown, Haslemere, Surrey United Kingdom about his views and the purpose across his new book ‘Meaningful Conversations’.

Mark F. Herbert interviews Geoff Hudson-Searle
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RoundTable Webinar 1st October 2020

Freeths LLP asked Geoff Hudson-Searle to a private and exclusive roundtable on trust based leadership in the here and now and the next 5 years. This thought leadership discussion lead to a presentation across an excellent mix of FTSE, AIM, SME and Local Government participants.

Attached is an FAQ across some of the questions asked during the Q&A

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Raconteur – The Hive – 13th May, 2020

Geoff Hudson-Searle features in an article ‘What makes effective HR communications in a crisis?’ His leadership-piece focuses on HR leadership in covid-19. The methods that companies use to delivery change in order to keep employees engaged and maintain purpose in a crisis – getting it wrong could have real consequences

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Geoff Hudson-Searle features in an article ‘Companies must handle layoffs with care – especially in a pandemic’‘Companies must handle layoffs with care – especially in a pandemic’ His leadership-piece focuses on business operations in covid-19. Businesses do not operate in an ideal world, redundancies and furloughs are an unfortunate fact of life, so businesses need to be as prepared as possible to manage expectations and with compassion and purpose.

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International Business and Executive Management Limited is featured in page 18 of the July edition of CEO Today Magazine. This months magazine focuses on global leadership disruptor’s and how great leaders can manage in a crisis

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Entirely Finance, Geoff Hudson-Searle on The Importance of Employee Trust, 3rd April, 2020

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London Connected, Geoff Hudson-Searle on  Do you Trust and Respect your CEO – Survey, 2nd April, 2020

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Business in the News, Executive Leadership – Trust and Respect, April 19th 2020

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West London Business published an article today across an IBEM commissioned trust report. Geoff Hudson-Searle was highlighted discussing the 7 things that will change the shape in which we will do business in a post covid19 / new normal world.

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Geoff Hudson-Searle had a new thought leadership article published with the Association of MBA’s ‘The Age of Compassion post #covid19’. The AMBA has been the impartial authority on postgraduate management education. Its accreditation covers the top 2% of Business Schools in more than 75 countries.

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Geoff Hudson-Searle features in the summer edition of European CEO Magazine. His leadership piece in the magazine (page 42/43) focused on business operations, and why employers are turning to furloughs and layoffs to stay in business.

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Geoff Hudson-Searle gave expert opinion in The Sunday Times Raconteur supplement dated 18th May, 2020, covering business risk and the article in mention is named ‘How to stop an employee exodus post-crisis’

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Business up North interview. Geoff Hudson Searle on the importance of trust. 2nd April 2020

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Thought leadership, Geoff’s subject was published in the Freeths LLP Platinum Connect -Autumn/Winter Edition. His topic focused on ‘The Challenges of Investment Readiness (Page 3). ‘What does it take to be Investor-Ready’

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Roger Prentis of Business Works Magazine interviews Geoff Hudson-Searle “Communication – your key to success”

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Roger Prentis of Business Works Magazine interviews Geoff Hudson-Searle “Why change is constant”

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Thought leadership, Geoff’s subject was published in the Freeths LLP Platinum Connect -Summer Edition. His topic focused on ‘The Challenges of Leadership and Digital Disruption’ (Page 16). A huge set of topics and learnings in today’s disruptive business world.

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Data changemakers: Geoff Hudson-Searle, serial business advisor, C-suite executive and non-executive director is interviewed by Guy Bradshaw – Viqtor Davis Group on 7th October 2019

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About Geoff

Geoff Hudson-Searle is a serial business advisor, CSuite Executive and Non-Executive Director to growth-phase tech companies.

Geoff is rated by Agilience as a Top 250 Harvard Business School authority covering; ‘Strategic Management’ and ‘Management Consulting’, Geoff has worked on strategic growth, strategy, operations, finance, international development, growth and scale-up advisory programmes for the British Government, Citibank, Kaspersky, BT and Barclays among others.

He is an author of three books, including the best-selling ‘Meaningful Conversations’. He lectures at business forums, conferences and universities and has been the focus of TEDx and RT Europe’s business documentary across thought leadership topics and his authorisms.

Geoff’s Blog

Freedom After The Sharks

Interview with Geoff for the popular Huffington Post website.

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Interview with Geoff for the Lady Wimbledon website.

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Extraordinary insight into whole range of issues that face those in positions of responsibility. Completely accessible and invaluable guide.
Simon Halstam

Geoff has demonstrated his unique awareness and experience of how to succeed in business (or indeed any other human endeavour) by identifying 3 essential success factors. Simple as it sounds, it makes logical sense. Starting with the complexity of communication, he reminds us that without it nothing can move forward. His next step is all about the need for a clearly thought out strategy. Of.course, this is much more difficult to define and the appropriateness and effectiveness of the strategy will only be identified after implementation. The final leg is Growth and Planning. Providing there is good communication and a good strategy, then growth and planning will deliver the results. It is clear that Geoff is talking from a position of knowledge and experience and his thoughts and ideas make a lot of sense. All in all the book is packed with lots of useful nuggets and suggestions. A useful guide for any budding entrepreneur or indeed many CEOs.
Amazon Customer

Great book! Brilliant combination of practical guidance on key aspects of business development & growth as well as fresh look at some of the main challenges and opportunities facing businesses of our time. Strongly recommended for corporate managers and entrepreneurs.
Amazon Customer

Very thought provoking and one of those books that makes you want to refer to it and/or read it again!
Amazon Customer

Absolutely fantastic book, insightful and well written. It is a must have for businessmen, entrepreneurs and graduate students.
The author uses his experience to re-evaluate key business concepts. We all need to reconsider our take on business communication and strategy. This book was really worth the investment!

Brilliant approach to communication in today’s business as well with everyday life. This book should be used in business courses for it touches every aspect of human relations skills which many people lack. As an International Business Major myself, Geoff has much to offer for students, professors, entrepreneurs and upper level management. Impressive book! Worth my time and money.
Mary P.

Meaningful conversations is a brilliant follow up to Geoff’s first book Freedom After the Sharks. Although it is quite different Geoff’s passion and commitment are clearly present!
Mark F Herbert, author of Managing Whole People

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