About Us

Our History


Lingford Consulting was founded in 2001 and quickly developed a reputation for our innovative and practical approaches to improving the productivity and effectiveness of people and teams in organisations.


We have a particular passion for working with local government organisations, something we have done for more than 20 years.


Beginning in the Albury Wodonga region, Lingford Consulting has an office in Melbourne but now provides many programs nationally and even internationally online via Zoom or Teams. We can provide our programs in person around Australia. Our work traverses many industry sectors including local, state and federal government as well as private industry.

Our People


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Geoff Prior


Geoff is the director and principal trainer/coach with Lingford Consulting Services. As a productivity coach, he loves providing practical tools and strategies that help people and teams manage their email and workloads more effectively.


Geoff works with organisations in both the public and the private sectors, including extensively within local governmentHe can communicate clearly and effectively and can motivate people to take on board new concepts.


Prior to starting up Lingford Consulting, Geoff managed a large regional Victoria-based manufacturing business that employed more than 200 people. Having always had an interest in productivity technology, he began training and coaching people to be more productive from early in the era of desktop computing. This is what he continues to do to this day.



Geoff’s training and coaching specialisations include:

  • productivity/time management training and coaching
  • email productivity (coaching or training)
  • optimising Microsoft Outlook for productivity
  • using Microsoft OneNote for digital note taking
  • Using Microsoft Teams for communication and collaboration
  • Myers Briggs (MBTI) assessments for team building or personal development
  • personal effectiveness coaching
  • emotional intelligence assessments.

Mary Prior

Mary Prior


Mary takes care of all the administration duties for Lingford Consulting, from reception to invoicing and everything in between, including all administration and accounts, making up of training manuals, data entry, etc.

She is most likely your first point of contact when you ring our office number. If you need to contact me… Mary will find a way!