Gary Hardenberg is a founding member & Director of GHM and is based in Cape Town South Africa. Gary has a long history of talent management, development, sales leadership, and operations in several market leading global organisations.
During his career Gary has helped develop countless leaders through his trademark sales leadership program and philosophy. He is a qualified facilitator, assessor, moderator, and verifier and has a passion for developing bespoke programs to suit specific business needs.
Gary has worked with several businesses in designing such programs for the successful achievement of sales goals. Gary has run massive sales teams with phenomenal success including hospitality to business, and services corporations. During his time with ADT Worldwide, he developed, while living in Birmingham, a training academy which was responsible for ADT’s successful direct sales model. Gary’s experience ranges from recruitment, on boarding, hands on training, management, coaching, career pathing, as well as team dynamics.
One of Gary’s critical success factors is his understanding of the need to develop a talent chain at the middle management in level organisations, critical in driving talent and skills excellence in the businesses he has been involved with. Gary’s passion for developing people is unique and has proven to be integral to his success. Gary is a jovial and vibrant trainer whose style is easy and accommodating to almost everyone who interacts with him. Gary’s focus on measurable results is steadfast in driving the work that Gary does.
Having worked with a diversity of talent Gary is at ease working with teams that are at different stages of their life cycles. Gary adds immense value in teams that need critical introspection and drive to move towards achieving their pinnacle level goals by driving a unified approach in what is the basic tenet of building effective and successful teams.
Gary began his career in 1990 with RCI Group in the hospitality industry leading sales and operations, where he held the position of National Sales and Operations Manager, overseeing 40 sales staff and 100 call centre agents. Gary then went into ADT Worldwide and helped set up a new sales channel through the ADT Authorized Dealer model before assuming the role of training academy head, to lead a diverse, multi-skilled and dynamic training team to support the ADT business in SA and SSA.