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About Gus

Gus Takkale is known as the Innovative Change Guy and the Author of the best-selling book the 5C’s in Change and the latest release, The Road. 


A world-wide expert on innovation & change management, Gus has worked with many global organizations in executing large-scale change projects.

Gus has recently made history and innovatively changed the Ottawa Sporting scene by bringing in Professional Basketball to the nation's capital - The Ottawa SkyHawks. For more info ...

His international change management exposure includes working on emotional transition with SAP’s acquisition to Business Objects and HILTI’s multi-country cultural change initiative. He challenges teams to innovate and follow through in implementation of unique ideas.

Gus’s philosophy is simple: “Show me results”. If the bottom-line does not increase, then the change process was not successful. Change means growth, and growth means higher returns! He doesn`t believe in cutting costs randomly to boost efficiency ... innovation and execution of great ideas produce that!

Gus sits on the Executive Board of CAPS (Canadian Association of Professional Speakers) in Ottawa. He is a Business graduate and an NLP Practitioner. He brings 17 years of world-wide corporate experience spanning across the globe from North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Working with the world’s best run businesses like software giant SAP as a VP of HR & Transformation and a Regional Director for HILTI, one of the world’s largest multinational power tools company. Prior to that, Gus transformed many companies as a Management Consultant with Arthur Anderson.

Organizations from all over the world have entrusted Gus to get the job done ... some of these well-reputed companies include:


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