58: Geoff Bishop

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Geoffrey Bishop graduated from Biola University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. Outside of school he has experience in the fields of corporate social responsibility from his time as a Google sponsored speaker at the One Young World sustainability conference, business development/agriculture/research with his time at Harvest Craft, environmental analysis/government relations with his time at Kimley-Horn.

In 2015 he joined Harvest Craft to help educate, empower, and equip global communities through sustainable food production systems such as aquaponics. Working as the Chief Development Officer (CDO), he had the opportunity to travel the world and try to combat some social and environmental issues with people in Haiti, Brazil, Mexico, Los Angeles, Seattle, Kenya, and Cambodia using innovative solutions. He has been creating business plans for complex international projects, developing sustainable agriculture systems for individual communities, and developing partnerships with donors and governments.

In 2017, he joined Kimley-Horn in the Greater Los Angeles area to draw insights from data to determine the impact of projects on the environment. His primary responsibilities include working cross functionally to maintain key business relationships with clients, conducting research on environmental protection while allowing for economic development, and analyzing the effects of policies and regulations.

Quotes

“Realizing that you have a potential and being able to craft it is probably one of the key things you can do in your life.”  - Geoff Bishop

“I can’t live a life doing something that I don’t feel compelled to do.”  - Geoff Bishop

“Callings are never clear, they’re more of a feeling. It’s an intuition.”  - Thane Ringler

“That’s something that I’ve always strived to do: to be different, but under control.”  - Geoff Bishop

“Don’t change who you are to be somebody else.”  - Geoff Bishop

“Being for others changes everything.”  - Thane Ringler

“Life is not worth all this joy without people.”  - Geoff Bishop

“For me personally, I don’t think that’s a good reason to be in a relationship with somebody - because you’re lonely.”  - Geoff Bishop

“I always want to make sure I go through life uneasy.”  - Geoff Bishop

“At the end of the day ideas are great, but taking action is what matters.”  - Thane Ringler

“I wanted to prove to myself that I can go beyond what I think I can do - I can go beyond my doubts.”  - Geoff Bishop

“Be tired, because you’re working towards something better than you, working towards making the world a better place.”  - Geoff Bishop

“The small steps matter.”  - Geoff Bishop

Show Notes

Harvest Craft
Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari
The Rational Optimist - Matt Ridley
Deep Survival - Laurence Gonzales
Kokoro Camp - SealFit
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years - Donald Miller
Scary Close - Donal Miller
Living Life Backwards - David Gibson

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Time-Markers

5:45 - Story Behind His Name
7:00 - Biola vs. TMU
8:00 - Background with Baseball
11:30 - Health Struggles
16:00 - Life Transition
18:30 - Callings
20:45 - Harvest Craft
25:30 - Non-Profits
32:30 - Experiences with Harvest Craft
35:45 - Failures / Obstacles with Harvest Craft
45:00 - Dreams vs. Reality
1:00:00 - Geoff’s Experience with Singleness
1:10:15 - Future Vision
1:14:00 - Geoff’s Current Rabbit-Holes
1:17:30 - Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro
1:28:30 - Quotes or Phrases Geoff Lives By
1:31:30 - Books that Impacted Him Most
1:34:00 - Weirdest Name Geoff’s Gotten
1:34:45 - Ted Talk He Would Give
1:35:30 - Morning Text Reminder