About Us

Focused People was born out of a passionate desire to stop poor business practices from persisting. What we noticed was:

  • Leadership behaviour that encouraged blind-spots more than engagement, mindfulness or world-class critical thinking

  • A general lack of meaning and purpose

  • High levels of anxiety and stress, as people were asked to "do more with less"

  • A short-term focus that excluded customers, communities and even employee input

  • A lack of innovation and inclusive creativity

  • A lack of skill in preparing the leadership "bench"

  • Workplace cultures that were devoid of "spirit" and the playful experimentation that drives innovation 

Our Values:

  • Never do a crap job (customer-centricity, excellence)

  • Make a difference (top-line, bottom-line, breakfast line)

  • Be adaptive and aware (context-customized)

  • Stay progressive (always learning, creating, testing)

Our Global Team is led by the entrepreneurial team of Hylton Gudmanz, Chris Dickie and Tom Macquet, who are always on the hunt for impactful, better ways of being.


Two of them are musicians and the other is a gaming guru. Our team consists of specialists in leadership, coaching, management consulting, supply chain logisitcs, project management, mentoring, workshop facilitation, research, brand management, event management, music creation, videography and game design. Our International Partners are currently found in Denmark, The Netherlands, England, the USA, Switzerland, Kenya, South Africa and Australia, but we look forward to adding others soon.

We are aware that our difference needs to be experienced to be understood, so we invite you to test us out. We'll gladly add value before we add an invoice ;-)

Contact Us

Want to stay informed? Please join our mailing list.
  • LinkedIn
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Black YouTube Icon

We are based in South Africa, but operate digitally and physically across the globe. Wherever people need performance to match potential, count on us to support the vision.

© 2020 Focused People Consulting (Pty) Ltd