David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez

Location: San Jose, CA

Biography

David, a seasoned executive coach and global talent management expert, has a strong track record in leadership development.

With extensive experience coaching executives worldwide, David is widely recognized as a leadership and organizational effectiveness expert. He honed his skills as a Senior Faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership, where he worked with numerous high-profile clients.

As a strategic leader, David excels in analyzing organizational data and context, including engagement, performance, and coachee feedback. He leverages his business and human capital expertise to deliver step-level gains for his clients and their teams. Trusted by senior executives, David serves as a valued thought partner.

Having held executive positions in Global Talent Management and Leadership/Organizational Effectiveness at Intuitive Surgical and Juniper Networks, David has spearheaded impactful global initiatives that integrate business, talent, and culture strategies. He achieves tangible results through senior leader coaching, innovative learning approaches, and effective leadership and organizational effectiveness strategies. David excels in rapidly building scalable people, performance, and cultural practices that drive competitive advantage. He fosters sustained organizational performance by focusing on onboarding, talent planning, performance management, employee engagement, succession planning, diversity, equity, and inclusion, change management, and developing leaders and executives.

With a talent for bridging boundaries and collaborating across functional organizations, David facilitates horizontal innovation and resolves complex alignment issues, ultimately enhancing overall company performance.

Prior to his career in coaching, David made a mark as an advertising executive, successfully managing major accounts such as Amoco, Bud Light, Coca-Cola, Pontiac, H&R Block, and Norwest Banks.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • C-Suite
  • Career Development
  • Change Management
  • HR Advisory
  • Leaders in Transition
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Executive Presence

Industry Experience

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive & Assembly
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Healthcare Systems & Services
  • High Tech
  • Manufacturing

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Education

  • Capella University - PhD, Performance Improvement
  • Buffalo State University - MS, Creativity & Change Leadership
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver - BS, Criminal Justice & Modern Languages

Certifications

  • Hogan
  • 360 Interview
  • FIRO-B
  • CPI 260
  • Voices 360
  • StrengthsFinder

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