Our Approach

If you’ve read Energage, Inc. founder and CEO Gary Markle’s book or heard him speak to a group of CEOs, you are probably familiar with us and that Energage is a management consulting firm uniquely dedicated to energizing and engaging the human spirit at work.

Gary 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 all together 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.

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 like school children 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, and invite you to join the performance management revolution.

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 with Catalytic Coaching and beyond.  We help them win by creating cultures where champions are inevitable, and where employees are both energized and engaged at work.