Speaking & Training Programs
Working closely with companies, meeting and event planners, we deliver customized speaking and training programs that galvanize audiences across industries to build stronger, trust-based business relationships.
Interactive Workshops & Breakouts
About Patrick Galvin
A dynamic keynote presenter, TEDx speaker, and business relationship builder, The Galvanizing Group®’s Patrick Galvin presents to organizations across the globe. Incorporating the timeless relationship building principles of his popular books, The Connector’s Way and The Trusted Way, Patrick’s programs emphasize the importance of building strong, trust-based business connections and are a favorite with audiences and meeting planners alike.
Popular Presentation Topics
The Connector’s Way: A Purpose-Driven Approach to Building Your Business One Relationship at a Time
Strong connections make individuals healthier, happier, and more likely to perform at their peak to achieve greater success in business and life. Yet people don’t always know where to begin, or they convince themselves that they are not very good at relationship building. And while technology promises to connect people across time and space, isolation and loneliness are more pervasive than ever.
Fortunately, the power of purposeful relationship building is under your control. Drawing on his extensive business experience, combined with lessons from his book, The Connector’s Way, Patrick explores the transformative power of human connection in the real world and online. You will learn to grow your relationship-building mindset and skillset, helping you achieve your personal and professional goals.
The Trusted Way: Building a Life and Business of Character
Trust is an essential ingredient for personal and professional success. High-trust individuals build stronger relationships and enjoy greater opportunities for themselves and their organizations. But trust is not a given; it must be earned. And while you cannot make other people trust you, you can make it easier for them to measure your trustworthiness through your actions.
Leveraging the timeless lessons from his business parable, The Trusted Way, Patrick examines ethical behavior and what it means to do the right thing in a world that often challenges the concepts of truth and fairness. You will learn to look at situations through different lenses, and to consider not only your values but also the values of others to build meaningful connections and become a trusted advisor, coworker, and friend.
Harnessing the Human Advantage: How to Thrive in a Tech-Driven World
You do not need to be an extrovert to be a skilled communicator and an expert relationship builder. You do, however, need to channel what makes you human to navigate a business landscape in which artificial intelligence is evolving and hybrid and remote work are prevalent.
Delving into the dynamic interplay between technology and human connection, Patrick draws on timeless relationship-building principles to examine how individuals can leverage their unique human advantage to create impactful relationships. You will learn how to take control of digital tools to build trust with clients, colleagues, and prospects, and to communicate with empathy and respect to build genuine personal and professional connections.
The Power of Connection: Cultivating a Relationship-Building Coaching Culture
Extraordinary business results are never achieved alone. Rather, they are the product of a team of people working together toward a common goal. Yet high-performing companies and teams know that it is not enough to put a group of bright and talented people together and hope that their personalities and work styles align. Conditions need to be right for employees to develop genuine connections—the kind of connections that lead to greater productivity, increased engagement, and enhanced creativity.
This presentation will provide you with strategies to nurture work friendships and promote team bonding. You will learn how to create opportunities for people to develop authentic relationships and to foster a greater sense of connection among employees who may not be in the same physical space as their colleagues or clients. The result is a positive and supportive work culture that benefits everyone.
Planning your next conference, meeting, or virtual event? Let Patrick Galvin customize an interactive presentation that will educate, inspire, and engage your audience.
“Patrick stands out as a consummate professional who goes the extra mile. Our members enjoyed the opportunities built into his presentation to interact with one another and share their best practices. I recommend Patrick to anyone looking for an excellent speaker.”
Jim Perucca, Executive Vice President, Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Oregon (IIABO)
“Patrick presented on real world and online relationship building to our entire mortgage sales force. His presentation was engaging, interactive and powerful. How do I know? Within two weeks of the presentation, multiple loan officers had gained new contacts, joined networking groups and/or directly received referrals as a result of their actions.”
Rob Walworth, Director of Mortgage Sales, BECU
“Patrick has an engaging way to wake you up to new ideas and think about making connections in a more meaningful way.”
Stephen Smelley, Chief Operating Officer, PayneWest Insurance
“After seeing Patrick’s keynote at The CORE Training’s Summit in San Antonio and reading his book The Connector’s Way, I invited him to speak to my loan officers and their referral partners. His content and delivery were outstanding and I continue to get enthusiastic comments from attendees who appreciated that Patrick took the time to interview local loan officers and realtors and gave them the opportunity to share their success stories.”
Derrick Polder, Regional Vice President, Summit Funding
“As co-chair for the annual convention of the Washington Society of Association Executives, our goal was to draw the best national caliber speakers who could connect and motivate our members. Patrick’s relationship building message was clear and his speaking style engaging. He drew the audience in. If you can’t see Patrick speak, then pick up his book and get started with his teachings.”
Stan Bowman, Relationship Banker, JPMorgan Chase