Mote, Gale

Gale Mote, MBA, CPLP


When people come to Gale’s presentations and workshops, they usually leave with one key question, “Where does she get that energy?” For over 25 years, Gale has been designing and delivering motivational workshops and training classes for all types of industries and organizations. Her firm, Gale Mote Associates, specializes in high performance work cultures, team development, emotional intelligence, front-line manager training, and organizational development consulting. Her sessions are creative, energizing, participant-centered, and they get results! Prior to starting her own company in 1990, Gale worked for various manufacturing enterprises including Del Monte Foods, Square D Corporation, Quaker Oats Company, and Norand Corporation.

In 2014, Gale received one of only four President and Provost Awards for Teaching Excellence from the University of Iowa. Gale has been twice honored by the YWCA Tribute to Women of Achievement. In 2005, she was awarded the Advanced Entrepreneur Award from Women Entrepreneurs in Cedar Rapids, IA. She is a four time award winner for the Best of Cedar Rapids Award in the Industrial & Labor Consulting Services category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

Gale is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP®) by the Association for Talent Development (ATD) where she is also a Master Performance Consultant™. Gale is a Certified Coach and Facilitator for EQ-I 2.0 ®, a psychometric assessment which measures emotional intelligence and how it can impact people and the workplace. Gale is also an authorized partner with Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ and is an Everthing DiSC® Authorized Partner. Everything DiSC is a transformational tool to help you understand yourself and others to have more effective relationships.

Gale is a graduate of Coe College with multiple degrees in Business, Economics, and Education. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Iowa where she is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Tippie College of Business MBA for Professionals and Managers program.