David Polmer | Gagen MacDonald

Who we are / Team

David Polmer

Director, Consulting

David’s focus is on helping leaders find and apply their authentic voice in how they lead, communicate, engage with others and make decisions, and shape communication strategies that drive employee engagement.

Whether working with the C-suite or emerging and ascending leaders, David, a member of the International Coaching Federation, supports clients in identifying opportunities for growth, unlocking new ways of thinking and unleashing new behavioral patterns that help bridge the gap between desired future outcomes and current-day challenges.

David’s clients have included Fortune 100 organizations like Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and Nike, as well as small and mid-sized organizations in fields spanning ed tech to management consulting to non-profit community services.

Prior to partnering with Gagen MacDonald in 2017, David served CEO Mary Dillon and Corporate Communications at US Cellular in speechwriting; positioning of organizational strategy, direction and values; and developing director-level learning and development forums.

David’s early career was in public relations, sports marketing and journalism. His writing has been featured in the Chicago Sun-Times, BET.com, The Sporting News, MSNBC.com, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA Today.

Born and raised in Washington D.C., David currently resides in Chicago with his wife and two daughters.

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Washington University in St. Louis
Coach U
Professional Coach Training Program (PCTP)
International Coaching Federation Member Badge License