Gary Clayton is an executive leadership coach who, for more than 20 years, has been helping staff, managers and executives build their leadership skills and business acumen. Additionally, Gary consults on business issues and speaks on the emerging science of leadership, leadership development and leadership in the current business and economic climate.
Gary is committed to empowering executives and their teams to create greater success through better decisions and better strategies that generate better results for their company. Gary helps his clients cultivate new ways of thinking, perceiving and acting that empower them to advance toward their goals. He maintains a personal focus on helping his clients identify necessary actions, organize to move forward while limiting risks, and execute strategies that advance their cause.
Gary Clayton draws upon over 25 years of practical business experience working with more than 70 companies in many industries including consumer goods, insurance, aerospace, architectural engineering, building products, services and banking. His clients have ranged from $1M to $10B in revenues.
Gary’s positions have included coaching a group of entrepreneurs for a CEO membership organization, director of the Americas’ consulting services for a Swedish-American supply chain software firm, VP of Technology for a business products manufacturer and direct marketer, senior manager at Andersen Consulting, and consulting engineer to the FAA and DoD.
Gary has always empowered his teams to be creative and synthesize innovative “out of the box” but practical solutions that deliver high value to his clients. His interest in innovation was fueled by the can-do attitude of his engineering college professors, most of whom worked in the Gemini and Appollo space programs. Gary has been using positive reinforcement techniques with regular performance evaluations for staff development ever since he switched from engineering to management consulting in the late 1970’s. His focus has evolved into a full-time interest in the practical application of science to the issues of leadership, teamwork, staff development and innovation.
Gary Clayton is founder and managing partner of Empowerment Partners LLC, based in the Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey area.
View Gary’s client industry experience.
- Leadership Development
- Quality Improvement
- Profit Improvement
- Executive Leadership Coaching
- Short-term business consulting
- Leadership in the current economy and business enviroment
- Pogram Management
- Project Management
- Performance Reviews
- Post-M&A IT realignment
- Masters - Organization Management and Development, Fielding Graduate University
- Bachelors - Electrical Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology
- Business Admin courses - Drexel University
- Certificate - Empowerment Coaching, iPEC Coaching