Garold L. (Gary) Markle is the founder and managing principal of Energage Inc., a consulting firm dedicated to helping business leaders "energize and engage the human spirit at work." Energage provides coaching, training and consulting services that produce superior business results through people. Gary and his associates have assisted companies throughout the US and Canada in forming and improving their people development systems.
Gary is the author of the book CATALYTIC COACHING: The End of the Performance Review, which is currently in its sixth printing. It has a five-star rating on Amazon.com and has held a position in their top 5% of all books sold for 37 consecutive months. His work has been favorably reviewed in the Atlanta Business Chronicle and he's been interviewed and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Detroit Free Press.
Markle is the founding chairman and current member of an Atlanta CEO think tank called Vistage (formally known as TEC), the World's largest CEO Membership Organization. Gary also conducts workshops and speaks across North America to leaders of businesses ranging in size from 10 employees to 100K, from $900K in annual revenue to $9B. He was recently selected as the “2005 TEC Canada Speaker of the Year.”
Prior to beginning a consulting and speaking practice, Markle served in senior level HR management and executive positions for four globally prominent companies: Exxon, Shell, Louisiana Land & Exploration and Columbian Chemicals Company. His most recent position was Vice President of Human Resources and member of the senior executive team for an international chemical company.
Gary has a Masters Degree in Organizational Communication from Purdue University, a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee and Senior Executive Human Resources Certification from the University of Michigan Graduate School of Business. He lives with his wife Gail in Ellijay, Georgia. They have raised two daughters and a son.