There is a saying that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.  I know that to be true as I share that changes are coming for Gale Mote Associates: I will be retiring my training, coaching and consulting practice on December 21, 2021.  I will continue to teach my MBA course, “Maximizing Team Performance” at the Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa. I will also continue to provide assessment resources as an Everything DiSC® and Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Authorized Partner with Wiley.

When I put my business on “pause” in March 2020, I had every intention of reengaging when it was safe to do so. The past sixteen months have given me much time for reflection on what matters most, where I want to be focusing my energy and how I want to contribute to this magnificent project we call life. Retirement is a decision that I have not made lightly.

I started Gale Mote Associates on November 1, 1990 with faith in my heart, a passion for teaching and the support of a loving husband, Clint. Now, 30 years later, I look back with such joy at the thousands of team members, managers and leaders I have had the privilege to know and learn with, both personally and professionally. With excitement, it is time for me to focus my attention on that still loving husband of now almost 40 years and to the next phase of our lives.

I know that no one achieves success alone.  I am so thankful for the many partners, colleagues and mentors I have had in my career. Working with you all has been so rewarding for me, and I hope for you as well. Thank you for your trust, confidence, friendship and support. If you have a need for training or organizational development consulting, I am happy to provide you with names of trusted colleagues whom I believe would be exceptional resources for you.  Visit my Trusted Colleagues page to learn more.

I wish you all the very best of happiness and success always.  Remember, success is getting what you want and happiness is liking what you get! 

With deepest gratitude,


One person can make a difference, and everyone should try. —John F. Kennedy