Gert van der Walt
Gert is an experienced leader and team coach with a strong technical background. He has spent the last two years leading teams in the managed services industry through an Agile transformation programme. The result of which, improved the trust, moral and empowerment of the employees.
Gert finds his determination and motivation in the positive way people respond to Lean and Agile when they realise the benefits for themselves, the team and the organisation. The Lean and Agile philosophies provides many answers to the problems many companies face and he is passionate to help organisations build healthy teams at all levels to ultimately give them a competitive edge in the market.
Gert started his career as an IT technical engineer and learnt everything from user support to Infrastructure support, architecture design and projects. He grew as a leader and was promoted to team leader, later to operation manager and then directorship. He is an ambitious individual that has operated in many levels of business. Progression, initiative and determination is important to him and it is what brought him here. But understanding that people really matter, has made the journey so much more rewarding.
At home he spends time doing DIY projects and mountain biking in the surrounding Tygerberg mountains, is his idea of relaxation and adventure. But there is nothing like breaking away for a camping weekend with his family or discovering the streets of a new city in a new country.