Geoffrey Abbott – Global Leadership Coach and Educator

Geoffrey Abbott, PhD is an experienced international coach, educator, and author. He is experienced in leadership development across a variety of organisations and sectors. Geoffrey’s current focus is assisting leaders to coach others in the face of rapid change, complexity, and uncertainty.

Much of his work is in promoting deeper dialogue and encouraging people to be values-based in their life and work. He describes it this way, I love facilitating rich conversations that dig into and gain energy from tensions and paradoxes. Humans are tribal and will be easily polarized. Coaching embraces the tribal and engages the polar.  

Geoffrey coaches and facilitates leadership development across many industries, and in different countries. He currently is a professor with a new medical school, with responsibility for integrating leadership and professional identity development through the curriculum.

Recent roles include Director of Leadership Coaching and Adjunct Professor with the QUT Graduate School of Business in Brisbane. With QUT, he developed the eFIRE coaching model and mindset, designed for leaders facing messy situations. He was the Australian NZ Field Mentor for Ford Motor Company’s global Consumer Experience Movement. 

Geoffrey is active in supporting community leadership and is a Fellow of the Association for Coaching, an international industry body that accredits executive, organisational and leadership coaches. He also supports and trains coaches with the MOE Foundation.

Geoffrey has various professional interests across leadership development, complex systems, and executive coaching. He is co-editor of The Routledge Companion to International Business Coaching (Moral and Abbott, 2011). He has written chapters and articles in the field of intercultural and leadership coaching.

Geoff holds a PhD from the Australian National University (focusing on coaching expatriate managers) and an Honours degree in Psychology. He is accredited in multiple instruments and psychometrics including PROPHET, The Leadership Circle, and Cultural Intelligence. 

Geoffrey lives in Australia and is active internationally including in Latin America. His interests include reading, writing, travel, well-being, golf, and his two cats.

The Marketing Academy Australia Logo


The Marketing Academy Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.