Testimonials

Here’s some good things people have said about Geoff McDonald and Ideas Marketing…

Ideas Strategy

Geoff is brilliant. I worked with him last week getting advice on a model I use and some language used within the model. Geoff took one look, gave me some perspective, and the idea was born and ready for me to run and play with. I can’t tell you how excited I am to work on this project now given the conversation I had with Geoff. Got something you need designed, need some clarity around the approach – contact Geoff ASAP.

Craig Bulmer, Training The Trainer

 

Geoff McDonald shows people how to think outside the box. He helped me develop and expand a novel approach to a team planning and improvement workshop. Having run numerous similar workshops, this time I wanted to do it differently – with Geoff’s creative and invaluable contribution to the program, the workshop execution was a tremendous success!

Maria Di Pietro, Organizational Psychologist

 

Geoff, you gave me clarity and you got me moving, which are huge benefits. After the hour we spent I knew I needed to get a video blog happening. Not only that but I know how to do it so I can start straight-away. Many thanks for getting me started in an area I’ve been thinking about and meaning to do for quite a while.

Michael Grose, ParentingIdeas.com.au

 

Geoff has an astonishing ability to see things from many and varied angles. He combines his outstanding design capability with a creative mind that draws on diverse resources to come up with solutions that you could not have imagined yourself. If you need a unique solution to a challenging problem, you need to call Geoff!

Helen Macdonald, The Optimism Zone

 

Geoff is an amazing mind with amazing insight. Not only that he’s a really nice guy who genuinely cares. Book rapper is a stroke of genius and I’m glad he has shared it with me and others. As an ‘Idea Architect’ he has the ability to observe and listen and then deliver in accordance to needs and wants. That’s unique.

Nigel Collin, Leading Creatives

 

Manifestos

Thank you Geoff for the inspiring, clarity-creating process you shared with me in encouraging to write my manifesto. I appreciate your great ability to structure a thinking process which led me to create a motivating and uplifting statement. I’m finding that my manifesto now gives me a keen sense of purpose and mission and adds a new sense of direction to my work in the world – and can help others know clearly what I’m about as well.

Sally Mabelle, President, National Speakers’ Association of New Zealand (Auckland Chapter), Sallymabelle.com

 

This man is truly the Ideas Architect. He has an intellect that cuts through the fluff surrounding ideas, and his design savvy can help you on the pathway to making it real. My first encounter with Geoff’s work was via his Book Rapper issues – now, I’m totally addicted. Geoff is a super friendly, generous and clever man. If you’re looking to get clarity on the communication and commercialisation of your ideas, look no further than Geoff McDonald.

Jason Fox, Innovation management consultant, DrJasonFox.com

 

Strategic Planning Facilitation

Geoff McDonald brings a special skill set to the table. His work in facilitating a number of critical meetings of the Leukaemia Foundation, has enabled us to forge ahead in ways that would otherwise not have been possible. Geoff is always prepared to express things as he sees them and is focussed on keeping people accountable. I can highly recommend Geoff to facilitate positive outcomes for any organisation that is serious about meeting its objectives”.

Damien Bown, Chief Executive Officer, Leukaemia Foundation of Victoria

 

Coaching

Geoff McDonald has a gift for coaching. He is able to give clarity and create reality to worlds we want to create for ourselves but are stopped for whatever reason. As a coach he did what is so important to give to each other, he validated me and my dreams. I thank him.

Susan Ryan, Artelier

 

What Geoff has taught me cannot be found in books. His affable style and succinct presentation makes Geoff a wonderful trainer, and a master coach. My professional relationship with Geoff matures as we both continue on our individual paths.

Matthew Julian Dunley, ID and Training Consultant

 

Geoff has an in depth knowledge of creating and facilitating ideas and the know how to implement them. He is sharp witted and sharp minded whilst being deeply warm and personable in his approach. My work is more clearly defined, with a clearer sense of direction from our work together. I highly recommend Geoff’s mentorship and coaching.

Helen Omand, Skillful Living

 

Book Rapper

Book Rapper, its the best! I will never read another book again. Please keep this going and all the best. I love this, it is the most creative venture into information exchange I have ever seen. In Health,

Patterson Stark, DC, ABAAHP, AACNEM, Stark Health

 

Book Rapper is the only really time-efficient way to know what you have to know to be the best. The best service of its type!

Brian Campbell, Melbourne’s Management Coach

 

Book Rapper is better than reading the full book.

Michelle Bowden, Presentation Expert, Michelle Bowden Enterprises

 

Last week I used a number of different Book Rappers in my two day Auckland Uni short course programme on Mental Fitness. The clarity of thought, organisation of ideas, creative presentation and content helped to give my class a multi-level experience. They learnt to mind map, to interrogate information and got an insight into a book and the learnings form the book in a way they had never done before. They went away to buy the book and to put the recommendations into effect. The Book Rapper served everyone right from the author to the reader.

Jennie Vickers, Zeopard.com

 

Speaking

Geoff is an engaging and friendly guy and this comes across in his speaking. He is genuine and interactive. His expertise in creativity and design is invaluable.

Rowdy McLean MBA, FAIM, CSP, Creating Synergy

 

Idea Design

I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with Geoff McDonald over the past year. We have worked very closely on developing a game for my new business “Imposterhood”. Geoff is insightful, creative, practical, flexible and generous. In providing a solution for my game, Geoff also provided ideas on how my business could develop. He gives so much more than I had expected. In working together, I have also had the opportunity of seeing how he approaches other areas of his business. I see the same qualities emerging in everything he does. I truly can’t recommend him highly enough.

Suzanne Mercier, Imposterhood

 

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Geoff for over a year as part of a network we are both in. I have found Geoff to be genuinely interested in people, creative in his ideas, and genuinely motivated to help people. Geoff is a terrific sounding board for ideas and a terrific contributor to group discussions. I highly recommend Geoff as a human being, as a collaborator, and as an ideas architect to help you package up and market your ideas including through a range of media including board games.

Lauchlan Mackinnon, Ph.D, Director, Cognitive Transitions

 

Geoff McDonald is quite possibly the smartest guy I have ever met. His ability to see inside an idea and figure out the core components of it is masterful. I am consistently blown away by his book raps…the ability to distill complex knowledge into a visually appealing yet cerebral satisfying read is magnificent. I am a huge fan of Geoff’s work.

Darren Hill, www.DarrenHill.com.au