• 1991-1993: After doing his MBA, turning 40 and joining Toastmasters, Gerrit Cloete – founder of Productivity Pit Stop – quits the corporate environment and begins his quest to increase his own productivity and also help other who have the same desire. His first company was Winning Perspectives, a distributor for leadership development programmes of Success Motivation International.
  • 1993 – 1999: After reading “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” , Gerrit joins the South African Licensee for the Covey Leadership Center (now the FranklinCovey Company). He facilitates all the “Covey” workshops: 7 Habits, First Things First, 4 Roles of Leadership, What Matters Most. Had the privilege of meeting Stephen R. Covey a few times. Became Director of the company before leaving in 1999.
  • 1999 – 2006: After the great time at Covey, it was time to explore again, and after reading “Paradoxical Thinking: How to Profit From Your Contradictions”, Gerrit worked with its author Jerry Fletcher till Jerry’s untimely death in 2006.
 
  • NOTE: Gerrit has not been trained by, nor is he or his business Productivity Pit Stop associated or affiliated with the David Allen Company (The Getting Things Done®  experts) or any of the other above-mentioned authors’ companies.  His current work and thinking reflects his experience with the GTD® material, and that of the other books mentioned.  Also note that Getting Things Done® and GTD® are registered trademarks of the David Allen Company and that neither Gerrit or Productivity Pit Stop is affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by the David Allen Company.