Patrick Galvin

Patrick Galvin
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Patrick Galvin is an accomplished professional speaker, coach, and author as well as a TEDx presenter and past president of the Oregon Chapter of the National Speakers Association.

Patrick is the co-founder and chief galvanizer of The Galvanizing Group, a learning and development company in Portland, Oregon that helps high-performance companies and teams galvanize repeat and referred business through trust-based relationships.

Incorporating the principles of his popular books The Connector’s Way and The Trusted Way, Patrick’s programs emphasize the importance of earning trust and building strong and meaningful business connections. Patrick’s tailored presentations, extensive business experience, and engaging speaking style resonate with audiences and meeting planners across industries and geographies.

Offerings include:

  • Keynote Speeches
  • Interactive Workshops & Breakout Sessions
  • Moderated Panel Discussions
  • Virtual Presentations
  • Facilitated Retreats
  • Generous volume discounts on books and eLearning courses

You can expect Patrick to:

  • Learn the priorities of your organization and event
  • Interview a cross-section of attendees to assess their needs and include their stories
  • Deliver an engaging interactive presentation that provides lasting value
  • Motive attendees and give them practical strategies and tools to follow through
  • Interact with audience members after the presentation

An active member of Rotary, Patrick was a featured speaker at the 2015 Rotary International Convention in São Paulo, Brazil. Drawing on his experience as a Rotarian, he gave a 2020 TEDx Talk on the mental and physical benefits of serving others.

Speaking Topics

The Trusted Way: Creating the Foundation for Sustainable Growth

What constitutes ethical business behavior? What does it mean to do the right thing? In a world that regularly stretches the limits of truth and fairness, these questions hold the key to personal and professional success. Patrick draws on the lessons of his book The Trusted Way: A Story About Building a Life and Business of Character to illustrate how to earn trust and build strong and meaningful connections.

In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Evaluate the impact of your thoughts, words, and deeds toward others
  • Apply the Four-Way Test to your decision making
  • Develop and nurture strong relationships grounded in trust
  • Establish and maintain credibility as a trusted advisor
  • Make the workplace—and the world—a better place


The Connector’s Way: Building Your Business One Relationship at a Time

What if everyone in your audience, at your company, or on your team built better internal and external relationships? In this interactive and dynamic presentation, Patrick shares simple yet powerful rules for building relationships in the real world and online following the principles of his bestselling book, The Connector’s Way.

In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Nurture body and mind to create positive energy and enthusiasm that helps build strong relationships and attract new business
  • Seek out people who expose you to new ways of thinking
  • Be of service to your connections without consideration for how you will benefit
  • Show up, follow through, and exceed expectations
  • Ask for and receive reviews, recommendations, and referrals to grow your business
  • Cultivate an attitude of gratitude


The Virtual Connector’s Way: How to Build Business Relationships When You Can’t Meet Face to Face [ONLINE KEYNOTE]

The work world is changing. Do you have the relationship building skills you need for the future? Patrick leverages the timeless principles of The Connector’s Way to give audiences practical tools for connecting virtually with clients, prospects, and colleagues when geography, workplace structure or other circumstances make it difficult to meet face to face.

In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Build strategic relationships while working remotely
  • Leverage technology to generate positive energy and enthusiasm required for authentic connection
  • Master video conferencing to build meaningful relationships
  • Create opportunities to connect with others online
  • Ask for and receive reviews, recommendations, and referrals to grow your business
  • Use low and high-tech approaches to show gratitude and build goodwill


Strategic Relationship Building: How to Succeed with SMART Goals

Everything you want to achieve in business is connected to other people. Expert relationship builders—or connectors—know this. They start with the end in mind to align their relationship building activities with clear and specific goals that focus their efforts and increase their chances of success.

In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Use the S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Bound) criteria to set clear and specific business goals
  • Develop a strategic and intentional approach to relationship building
  • Identify and manage your connections to achieve your goals
  • Create a personal roadmap for relationship building success
  • Stay accountable to the goals that you set for yourself


Beyond Networking: Cultivating Your Real World and Online Connections

Networking is an important way to build relationships with customers, prospects, and professional connections, but many people find it awkward and self-promotional. Connecting, on the other hand, is about developing and cultivating long-term, meaningful relationships.

In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Find the best opportunities to make valuable connections
  • Maximize the value of member groups and organizations
  • Develop an actionable and measurable plan for creating connections in the real world and online
  • Build long-term trust to increase repeat and referred business
  • Leverage underutilized yet highly effective online strategies for relationship building