Our Story

We are a management consulting firm uniquely dedicated to Energizing and Engaging the human spirit at work.
Inspired by Dr. W. Edwards Deming and the Total Quality Management movement, we are on a quest to rid the world of performance evaluations.  Research confirms what many have instinctively believed for years – the Draconian practice of rating and ranking employees is at best a waste of time and at worst an enormous legal liability.   Worse yet, they are frequently cited as the number one killer of teamwork, innovation, motivation and results.  We believe there is a better way!
We give our clients a competitive advantage in the war for talent by helping them implement cutting edge strategies for performance management, talent identification and leadership development through Catalytic Coaching, Transformational Teambuilding and Retained Consulting.  We help them win by creating cultures where champions are inevitable, where employees are both energized and engaged at work.
Energage, Inc. founder and CEO, Gary Markle, knew something was wrong nearly 30 years ago.  After six hours of sweating it out in a small, unventilated Baton Rouge office where he had to deliver bad feedback to a good performer to justify management’s forced rankings, he realized there had to be a better way.  Gary left the organization and began working on an altogether different tool for employee development, which led him to write the book “Catalytic Coaching: The End of the Performance Review.”  He founded Energage in 1999 and built the team that now trains organizations to implement a more evolved approach to performance management.
While our offices are located in North Georgia just outside of Atlanta, our clients operate around the globe, stretching from coast to coast in the U.S. and Canada all the way to Asia and the U.K.