Petri Gilbert obtained his HDE (Goudstad Teacher’s Training College), BA (Adult Education and English) from RAU and thereafter completed his B.Ed (Honours degree in Training & Education Management) at RAU. After a 6 year period in teaching he left to join Old Mutual in Sales and as a Broker Consultant. He was promoted and transferred to Old Mutual, Cape Town where he was in charge of Broker Consultant Training nationally. He also got experience in training of Sales Staff and Office Staff. In 2000 he moved to the USA where he got involved in the hospitality industry ranging from Front-Office Manager to Assistant Hotel Manager. He returned to South Africa in 2003 and has been involved in training on various levels ranging from management development to soft skills to insurance and has been a freelance facilitator and assessor for the Insurance Industry and other companies.
He believes in development of people from the bottom of his heart and won't compromise standards while at the same time assisting companies to achieve their bottom-line. Petri's experience is vast, he has trained Wealth Management Qualifications Level 4 & 5 – Inseta, Generic Management Qualifications Level 4 & 5 - Service Seta, Financial Wellness after Retrenchment, Management Development, Social Style, Key Account Management & Sales Fundamentals, Relationship Marketing, Emotional Intelligence, Performance Management, Professional Selling Skills, Presentation Skills & Effective Facilitation Skills and he is an expert on Customer Service.
Petri has 23 years Training and Development experience in various industries and smaller companies, ranging from insurance companies, auditing firms, and short-term insurance companies to private owned companies. He has excellent communication skills and interpersonal abilities and can relate to and communicate on all levels.
His client-list includes Old Mutual, PSG Konsult, AVBOB, Metropolitan Life, Peer Group, KGA Life, Ratrace Media, Douglas-Jones Collection, Spectacle World and Network of Training to name a few.
Finally in the words of Petri himself: Training is my Passion! Excellence is the Measure!