About John Gatherer

John has over 38 years’ experience in the fields of HR, labour relations, training and development, leadership and strategic change management, having held executive positions in Anglo American plc and the De Beers Groups. John joined Debbie Craig at Catalyst Consulting as a partner in building a specialised high performance consulting business in strategic change, leadership development, talent management and capacity building. John has worked and consulted at leading local and global organisations in the private and public sector throughout Southern Africa and internationally in the UK, Australia, South East Asia, China, South America, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Kuwait, India and the USA. John brings a deep specialist knowledge and expertise to his roles as facilitator, consultant and executive coach as well his ability to think strategically and design innovative solutions. John is a co-author of “I am Talent”, with its focus on self-empowerment, personal mastery and unleashing one’s potential in work, careers and life. He has also written numerous articles in management development and presented at conferences and speaking assignments. He is a strong advocate regarding living a portfolio lifestyle and John’s other passions include photography, wildlife conservation and adventure travel from which he has published a number of photographic coffee table books. He is also a partner and director in a property development company in Umhlanga.
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    Turnaround intervention for dysfunctional teams by John Gatherer

Turnaround intervention for dysfunctional teams by John Gatherer

Debbie Craig and I co-authored an article recently, titled Leading Teams which was our approach towards the quest for high performance and effectiveness in teams. It analysed the cardinal elements within the three main drivers in high performance teams from the perspective of a practical model and toolkit that we have taught in our consulting assignments across many client organisations. It […]

Creating a culture of effective Decision making

“How many of you here have been on a training programme or read a book about Decision Making?” This was a question posed by a presenter on leadership impact at a business breakfast in Durban’s International Conference Centre to an impressive audience of over 500 people. The few hands that appeared in the huge auditorium prompted her to exclaim […]