Geoffrey R. Tumlin is the CEO of Mouthpeace Consulting LLC, a communication consulting company, the President of On-Demand Leadership, a leadership development firm, and the Founder and Board Chair of Critical Skills Nonprofit, a public charity that provides leadership and communication skills training to chronically underserved populations. He is the author of Stop Talking, Start Communicating, published in August 2013 by McGraw-Hill. Geoffrey holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.S. from West Point. Geoffrey has taught thousands of people about communication and leadership, and he has consulted with organizations like Shell Oil, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, the Boston Scientific Corporation, Hibernia National Bank (now part of Capital One Bank), Reagan National Advertising, and the Honolulu Police Department.
Geoffrey received the Eyes of Texas Excellence Award in December 2010 for his work as the Assistant Director of the Center for Ethical Leadership at the University of Texas at Austin. Geoffrey was a Faculty Fellow in the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Cátedras Laboris Fellow at the University of Monterrey in Nuevo León, Mexico. He currently serves as Trustee of the Mark L. Knapp Award Endowment, the most prestigious interpersonal communication honor bestowed by the National Communication Association in recognition of career contributions to the academic study of interpersonal communication. Geoffrey’s writing and ideas on communication and leadership have appeared in the media and in scholarly journals such as Fast Company.com, Inc.com, the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune, Fox TV Chicago, ABC/NBC TV Southeast Texas, SiriusXM, the International Leadership Journal, Discourse Studies, the Encyclopedia of Leadership, the Austin American-Statesman, and in five editions of Professional Communication Skills.