Gary has worked and lived on four continents as a CEO for Hallmark Cards and Textron consumer products companies. He also served as the Managing Director-Europe for Sales and Marketing across 10 European subsidiaries of Hallmark Cards.
He brings a truly global mindset to his international practice, coaching the Chairmen, CEO’s and other senior executives of Fortune 500 companies around the world. He is based in Manhattan/NYC in the USA, and spends about three-quarters of his time traveling the world serving the needs of his global clients.
Gary is one of the pioneers of the coaching profession, having been approached by General Electric in 1989 to be one of Jack Welch’s first change agents. He was charged with helping top managers to consider behavioral and management changes in style, which eventually become known as ‘executive coaching’.
Significant frequency of coaching contact with Gary over a longer period of time is an integral part for his success with clients. Most people find Gary’s coaching the most intense developmental learning experience of their life. He helps leaders develop global mindset so they are able to step beyond their own base culture to lead successfully in today’s hyper-connected business environment.
He is cited by Forbes as being one of the top five executive coaches in the world, and London’s Financial Times described him as one of the 50 most important global thought leaders.