Who I Am
  • Innovative & Agile Program Manager
  • Leadership Coach
  • Facilitator & Trainer
  • Writer & Speaker
  • USCG Licensed Master Maritime Captain
Captain David Gallimore - Arms Outstretched

For 20+ years, I've been an innovative and agile Program Manager, Director of Technology, CTO, and most importantly, a leader-as-coach. By putting people first and lovin' 'em up, I've been blessed to lead eight high-performing business/tech teams across industries to deliver digital transformations and disruptive tech-driven products. Clients include BC Hydro, Boeing, Capgemini Consulting, Expedia Group, IBM, PG&E, Seattle Genetics, and T-Mobile. By working together with shared principles and a disciplined management system, my teams and I have been able to balance sustainability, agility, and innovation to generate over $6 billion in value...and counting...

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Since 2004, I've also been a leadership development coach, teacher, speaker, and writer. I love a challenge, especially helping Founders/CEO's of startups and mid-sized companies overcome theirs to disrupt their industries and grow sustainably. In 2005, I co-founded and taught the first seven years the first graduate Business and Law Clinic in the nation at Seattle University. Over the last 16 years, 300+ student "next gen" leaders have inspired, empowered, and improved the lives of 400+ small business owners, including a significant number of BIPOC entrepreneurs.

I'm passionate about living a life of adventure. After sailing over 57,000 nautical miles, including four Pacific Ocean crossings, I earned my Yachtmaster Ocean Certification and Master Maritime Captain's License in 2018. I'm an avid sailboat racer. I know what it takes to win races. Leadership - both on and off the water - is about inspiring teams and empowering them to navigate waters together, especially now, when the storms are raging around us.

Raced on Bravo Zulu (Beneteau 40).

CYC Seattle Boat of the Year
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In 2017, I was elected Rear Commodore of the storied, internationally known racing club, Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle. I helped sell the idea to the Commodore's and Board and then program managed the successful implementation of a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system called Wild Apricot. As a pro bono leadership coach, I introduced Stakeholder Centered Coaching and to the club, its members, and its community.

David’s MG100 mission: “working together, we can strengthen the fabric of goodwill and leadership that exists in the world.”

2018 was also the year I sharpened my leadership saw, becoming certified in Agile Product and Project Management as well as Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching (individuals and teams). Nominated by my mentor, Alan Mulally, I was selected by Marshall from 16,000+ applicants to join his 100 Coaches Initiative.

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