Gus Takkale is a Leadership and Change expert as well as the Author of the book, THE ROAD: A Journey through the 5C’s of Change. His latest book, CAVE Connection (The Future of Employee Engagement & Generation Y) has recently been published.


Gus has worked with various organizations in North America, Europe and the Middle East. He is a writer and active speaker on personal change, self-development, corporate culture, and employee engagement.


As a former executive of SAP, HILTI and Arthur Andersen ... Gus has worked with many global organizations in executing small and large-scale change projects. He has been working with both leaders and teams to transform their organizations since 1995. As a Global Speaker and Workshop facilitator, Gus brings a spark to an organization with his hands-on approach to learning and turning theory into application.

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 is a Business graduate and an NLP Practitioner. He brings 20 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.


Gus is based in Ottawa Canada and speaks at conferences and retreats all over the world from Dubai to Los Angeles, and Toronto to Johannesburg. He is the 2013 Past-President of CAPS (Canadian Association of Professional Speakers) Ottawa, a member of the GSF (Global Speakers Federation) and has won various awards for public speaking.