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Hylton Gudmanz - Focused People Consulting. Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA

Hylton Gudmanz Hylton Gudmanz

Director | Focused People Consulting

Johannesburg, Gauteng, SOUTH AFRICA

Executive Coach, Leadership Facilitator, Team Engager



I help people operate more effectively, by ensuring that they are strategically competitive, relationally competent and reputationally intact in their work.

It is my delight to speak, consult and coach leaders, using 21st Century Leadership knowledge that is customised for each organisational context.

As an entrepreneur, activist and professional musician, I aim to create a results-orientated, creative and spirited atmosphere, and utilising our experienced network of associates.

I am grateful to form part of the faculty at the IDM Business School (, and to have previously worked at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (, particularly the Centre for Leadership and Dialogue.

My more than 12 years' experience in the field is available to empower leaders to become, or remain, impactful. I also love meeting people from diverse backgrounds and geographical locations, collaborating as we aim for sustained success.

Industry Expertise (3)

Management Consulting

Business Services


Areas of Expertise (7)

Leadership Development

Executive Coaching

Strategy Execution

Employee Engagement


Diversity Management

Resilience and Transition

Accomplishments (1)

Village Chief, International Youth Village, Japan (professional)


I was elected to represent South Africa on this prestigious cultural exchange programme. It entailed a month in Japan, interacting with delegates from 18 countries. I was elected National Representative by our new rainbow-nation team, and Village Chief by the other Reps, overseeing and speaking at a week-long conference and liaising with delegates, diplomats and royalty, in the form of Princess Sayako.

Education (3)

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University: Bachelor of Arts, African Languages, Communication 1994

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University: Post-graduate Diploma in Education , Education 1994

University of Johannesburg: M.Phil (PPL), Leadership 2015

My dissertation was on Courtship as a metaphor for work identification and employee engagement.

Affiliations (4)

  • Professional Speakers Association
  • GIBS Coaching Centre of Excellence
  • GIBS Centre for Leadership and Dialogue
  • IDM Business School (Faculty)

Event Appearances (6)

Essential Engagement

HR Masterclass  Midrand, Gauteng


Thriving, not Surviving

Monkeynastix Annual Conference  Johannesburg


Thriving in the Marketing Mix

Marketing Round-table  Johannesburg


Frontline Leadership

Sales Team Conference (in-house)  Broederstroom, North West


Motivating Self and Others

Management Committee Strategic Breakaway  Blue Moonlight Lodge, Limpopo


The War Within

Leadership Alignment (in-house)  Benvenuto, Randburg




  • Keynote
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training


1000 to 2500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee