Gale Mote Associates: Training People, Inspiring Growth

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About Us

Gale Mote

At Gale Mote Associates, we take pride in our ability to customize our training classes for every client. It’s a priority and key to our success so we make the time to get to know you, your business, and your processes. Real-life examples and situations are used to discuss and practice techniques.
When people come to Gale’s presentations and workshops, they usually leave with one key question, “Where does she get that energy?” For 28 years, Gale has been designing and delivering motivational workshops and training classes for all types of industry 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 get results! Prior to starting her own company in 1990, Gale worked for various manufacturing enterprises including Del Monte, Square D Corporation, Quaker Oats,
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. Gale 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) and is also an ATD Master Performance Consultant™. In addition, 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 a Accredited Facilitator and Authorized Partner with Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ and is a Certified Facilitator Everything DiSC® Workplace® and Everything DiSC Authorized Partner. Everything DiSC is a transformational tool to help you understand yourself and others to have more effective relationships. She is a graduate of Coe College with multiple degrees in Business, Economics, and Education. Gale holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Iowa where she is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Tippie College of Business Professional MBA Program.

Testimonials For Gale Mote Associates

  • I would recommend Gale Mote to any company that wants to move ahead… Gale’s ability to teach to the learner is outstanding… Wonderful training… I appreciate how comfortable our team felt actively participating and being totally open in the sessions… All organizations who rely on people need this.

    Midwest Industries
  • The program makes me think about how a “team” affects our department and how to pull out each one of our strengths. We need to do more of this, it was awesome! This was a great, participatory and informative program, and provided a lot of useful tools.

    Employee, Rockwell Collins


  • Maximizing Team Performance

    Working collaboratively within and across groups requires discipline and commitment. Teamwork is an essential element of high performing work cultures. Gale helps organizations create effective team structures and provide skill building for members to communicate and perform at a high level within those structures.

  • Emotional Intelligence

    Emotional Intelligence is a set of emotional and social skills that influence how we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way. EQ is important because it can account for 25–30% of an individual’s success in any type of job.

    Gale is certified in EQ-i 2.0® – Multi-Health Systems (MHS) and Mastering Emotional Intelligence Levels 1 and 2 – Talentsmart, Inc.


  • Management Development

    Employee engagement is directly correlated with the relationship an employee has with his immediate supervisor. Gale works with front-line and middle managers to build core leadership skills which create a work environment where employees come to work, give their best effort and stay.