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Geoffrey Guilfoy

Executive Professor

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301


“People are the heart and spirit of all that counts.” 
- Max DePree, author and founder of Herman Miller Office Furniture

“Leadership is about people and the intimate, intricate relationships between them.” 
- Chuck Ferguson, Indomitable Spirit: Life Changing Lessons in Leadership

“Being a leader changes everything. Before you are a leader, success is all about you. Nothing you do anymore as an individual matters except how you nurture and support your team and help its members increase their self-confidence. Put another way: Your success as a leader will come not from what you do but from the reflected glory of your team.”
 -Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric


Geoff helps CEOs and their executive teams improve their strategic and business focus. He specializes in leading change initiatives, coaching leaders to become better leaders, teaching organizations and teams how to be more effective, and in improving the business processes that are essential to success. Geoff has been a management consultant since 1995 and has consulted with numerous private sector, government and nonprofit clients. Prior to founding Lumen Leaders LLC in 2012, Geoff established and was the Partner in charge of the management consulting group at a regional CPA and business consulting firm. He is a Certified Management Consultant and an active member of the Institute of Management Consultants.

Geoff has a MBA from Willamette University and a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University. He is an Executive Professor at Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management and teaches courses on management consulting, nonprofit management, and government. Geoff also serves on the Board of Directors of Co-Serve International, a program that teaches leadership at universities in Central Asia and in other parts of the world.


  • M.B.A., Willamette University
  • B.S., San Jose State University

Areas of Instruction

Management Consulting and Nonprofit Governance and Management.
Willamette University

Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

Portland Center

200 SW Market Street, Suite 101
Portland Oregon 97201 U.S.A.